Unbearably HoT

Blizzcon 2011: no, I’m not there.

Posted by in Rant

Every year my husband and I discuss whether or not we want to attend Blizzcon. Our conversations usually follow as below. “Wow, look how insanely expensive the tickets are this year for a two-day convention that focuses on three games.” “You want to try and go to PAX instead?” “Yeah, let’s do that.” Then I remember that it’s less about the games and the not-usually-surprising announcements (which I’ll hear instantaneously on Twitter) and more about the community I’ve been a part of since 2006. Each year I read those Twitter…read more


Bonus! T13 Set Details Released

Posted by in Cat, Cataclysm, Patch Notes

You know Blizzard is overwhelmed when they decide to release 4.3 information in the wee hours of Sunday morning while many of us were eating pizza, getting drunk, and catching up on past episodes of True Blood. In the event that you were partying and didn’t have the opportunity to check your RSS or Twitter feed, here’s a quick recap. Feral, 2pc – While Berserk is active, Savage Defense absorbs are 100% larger, and your Blood in the Water talent now causes Ferocious Bite to refresh the duration of your…read more


Up Close and Personal: Addressing Melee Discrepancies in Raid Content

Posted by in Cat, Cataclysm, Patch Notes

If you’ve been reading through the 4.3 information dump, you’ve probably noticed that Ghostcrawler made an attempt to acknowledge the difficulties native to melee DPS. “It becomes a problem when it feels like consistently the same types of characters aren’t competing. We’ve seen a lot of concern about the melee classes just can’t compete with the ranged classes. Part of that is class mechanics; part of it is that we just have a lot of encounters that really favor ranged. So for the Deathwing tier, what we’re going to do…read more


Druid Class Feedback

Posted by in Cat, Cataclysm

Once I got back from the East Coast and recovered from a brutal cold, I decided to gather my thoughts regarding Blizzard's request for class feedback. When I tried to post in the thread, however, it was already at its post limit. So if any of you Blizzard types are out there, here's my two copper. What type of content do you focus on? PvE. I haven’t been even remotely interested in PvP since Resilience stopped being important for Bear tanks. If PvE, what type of PvE? Heroics and raids;…read more


Technical Difficulties

Posted by in Blog

If you follow my Twitter feed at all, you're probably aware that I've been without Internet access since moving into my new home. This has made it difficult to do a number of things, including banking, updating my address at various institutions, working from home, blogging, and perhaps most importantly to you, dear reader, raiding. Our entire experience with Comcast, the only ISP available to my area, was miserable: I have never before dealt with a more unprofessional corporation in my entire life. It's also pertinent to note that they…read more