Unbearably HoT

Challenge Mode: Confronting Bullies and Users of Offensive Language in WoW

Posted by in Guide, Raiding, Rant, Social Justice

I want to take a step back from druids, crummy puns, and game mechanics and tell you fine folks a story. I imagine that many of you will be able to relate, though I wish that weren’t the case. I was bullied as a child. I’m not sure why it happened, though I suppose I was sort of a weirdo: I liked robots and books and leggings with stirrups. But I can’t claim it was because of my sexuality or my socio-economic status or the color of my skin. I…read more


Dear Journal: I think that Blizzard guy is totally checking us out!

Posted by in Raiding

Blizzard recently wrote a follow-up to the backlash they received from the Dungeon Journal. You can read the whole thing here, but I'd like to just highlight a few sentences. That said, we have been listening to feedback as well and have trimmed back a little of the information. We also may consider (for the future) not documenting specific abilities for very difficult bosses like Sinestra, or heroic modes on final bosses like Ragnaros, or even what exactly causes Onyxia to deep breathe.  Getting solid constructive feedback that we can…read more


Getting head.

Posted by in Raiding

Mortality: Hey, did you see this?  Me: What? Mortality: Exodus killed Yogg without any of the Watchers. That’s an RNG nightmare.  Me: Oh yeah?  Mortality: Yeah, apparently that gets you Mimiron’s Head.  Me: Let me see.      Mortality: I don’t know why you’d just ride that thing to go do Hodir dailies, though. Me: Well if you already killed Yogg with 0 watchers, what else is there to do? Mortality: Good point.   I’m still waiting for my character to copy to the PTR, as it’s been four days…read more


How to get what you want: clothes ON edition.

Posted by in Guide, Raiding

I write a lot about gear—what looks totally sweet, stuff that will probably improve your DPS, how to kill the boss to get the gear, and the next-best-thing if you can’t pick up what’s best-in-slot. What I don’t normally cover is the politicking about who gets what—normally I don’t care. If you show up all the time and play like a champion, chances are pretty decent you’ll pick up what you need. But let’s set the record straight: there is no perfect or fair loot distribution system. Finding a DKP…read more


Better performance? Check!

Posted by in Raiding

So I keep seeing people posting or linking to various strats that are already available from a million and twelve websites dedicated to that very thing. Instead of doing that, I’m going to give you a quick fix for many of your positioning woes, and I’ll provide step by step instructions on how to accomplish it.  Cut a hole in the box. Open your Video settings. Go to Effects. Check the box that says “Projected Textures.” Click “Okay.”   That’s it. As you can see, I normally play with all…read more