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by Cuchulainn
Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Priest
Topic: Going holy! rate my spec pls
Replies: 6
Views: 1909

Well, you can check out my opinion on healing priest specs here: http://armory.worldofwarcraft.com/#character-sheet.xml?r=Vek%27nilash&n=Lugh Mostly I agree with the comments above. About the only thing I'd add is Mental Strength > Holy Concentration. Oh, and an unmentioned benefit of Wand Spec is t...
by Cuchulainn
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Yay for beta drivers!
Replies: 16
Views: 2890

Why the obsession with overpowered dual GPUs? No game or mobo currently in production can take full advantage of a setup like that. You'd be better spending the money on high-speed DRAM and a couple 10k RPM hard drives. Unless you are running the absolute highest-end CPU and memory, most games are l...
by Cuchulainn
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Yay for beta drivers!
Replies: 16
Views: 2890

Turning off "Level of detail" in Video Settings fixed my rendering problems, along with several others'. Might try that if you haven't already.

Also some other useful tips here:

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/threa ... 8586&sid=1
by Cuchulainn
Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Yay for beta drivers!
Replies: 16
Views: 2890

WoW doesn't need SLI, especially with the newer cards. My new rig is driving both a 24" and a 19" screen at full resolution, max settings with an average raid FPS of 75-80 and outdoor FPS of > 100 off one single 8800GTS card. WoW doesn't really stress current generation graphics cards at all. It *is...
by Cuchulainn
Tue May 01, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Warrior
Topic: Need more input
Replies: 48
Views: 5673

Your math was pretty much right on. With a well-equipped tank, the talent adds 3-4% extra mitigation per block, and with a block percentage of 25%, that means an overall mitigation of 0.75 to 1%. Not worth 3 talent points for most tanks, who can gain much more elsewhere for those same points. Likewi...
by Cuchulainn
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Warrior
Topic: Need more input
Replies: 48
Views: 5673

A boss tanking build without Anticipation, Shield Slam, or full points into Deflection?

Surely, you jest.

(Oh, and Focused Rage > Anger Management. Just sayin'.)
by Cuchulainn
Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Warrior
Topic: Need more input
Replies: 48
Views: 5673

[edited -- on second thought, they might have changed taunt mechanics...]

Does the threat from Taunt now stay permanent after the 3 seconds?
by Cuchulainn
Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Priest
Topic: Raid Healing Builds/Healing Techniques....
Replies: 16
Views: 4360

IMO The priest class is broke for healing right now. Instead of buffing us, they are nerfing pallys. Priests heal just fine. The key is that optimal level 70/post-2.0 healing is very different from what it was at level 60/pre-2.0. If you are still healing the way you were pre-expansion, yes, you ar...
by Cuchulainn
Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Warrior
Topic: Need more input
Replies: 48
Views: 5673

Frigga wrote:...while hitting each one with sunders and taunt.
Ummm...taunt?
by Cuchulainn
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Warrior
Topic: Need more input
Replies: 48
Views: 5673

Constantyn wrote:3 talent pts = 30% dmg reduction.
Thank you for playing our game. We have some lovely parting gifts for you...

That's 30% extra *shield block* mitigation, not 30% total mitigation.

Check your stats and see what percent of your overall mitigation is from blocking.
by Cuchulainn
Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Warrior
Topic: Need more input
Replies: 48
Views: 5673

Except that in TBC even a lot of boss fights aren't "run in, tank and spank one big, bad dude" any more (cf "Moroes" or "the entire Black Morass instance"). There are many, many fights where main tanks need to pick up multiple targets, acquire a target mid-fight, reacquire a target after an aggro du...
by Cuchulainn
Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Warrior
Topic: Need more input
Replies: 48
Views: 5673

Not a big fan of a couple things in Heart's build: - Shield Mastery and Imp Defensive Stance are fairly useless for mitigation. - Imp Taunt is a *must* for warrior tanking builds. - Imp Revenge and Imp Shield Bash are real nice for clearing trash, even though most bosses are immune. - Imp Heroic Str...
by Cuchulainn
Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Warcraft General
Topic: Things your Tanks want you to know
Replies: 30
Views: 3317

Hmm... I find that, when dealing with caster mobs, most of the tank's mitigation value is wasted since magical damage isn't affected by armor, block, parry, or dodge, and it can't crit so Defense is not an issue. The only advantage the tank has here is raw health, and he's probably getting hammered...
by Cuchulainn
Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Priest
Topic: would this spec be retarded?
Replies: 12
Views: 2295

It'll be interesting to see how viable Smite builds are after they finally fix the bug with Surge of Light next patch. Nice Smite combo, though. Nienna runs with a very similar build and kicks arena butt.
by Cuchulainn
Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Warcraft General
Topic: Things your Tanks want you to know
Replies: 30
Views: 3317

Arlee wrote: "if I wait to start dps you might pass me on the damage meters".
People who say the damage meter forces them do stupid things make the baby Jebus cry.