Onward to the Future!

It’s that time of year again, where the year closes to an end and reminiscing is rampant in the blogosphere. I started pulling together my thoughts on WAR over the past year by tracking the patch notes and different changes we’ve had, but that ended up being a little over 1000 words, and I had…

Inevitable T5, or not

Tier 5 It seems like an inevitability at this point. RR gain has been drastically increased, up to RR80 at least. Captains medallions (the blue ones with a big V on them) dropping off RR80+ players are a dead giveaway. The introduction of green gear for RR80+ as RvR drops, a little miffed there isn’t…

Weighing In : Melee Healers

Or as we’ve grown accustomed to, these classes have been dubbed the Group Healers instead. It’s a double entendre as well, see not only can they effectively heal a whole group, but that’s about the number of players they can ignore in combat as well. Pretty cool I think. At least, they can if they’re guarded and…

Taking Mythic Steps

Small, frequent, reversible changes. Each one of these things is really important. The WP/DoK change, regardless of negative sentiment is actually quite small, one ability nerfed, one slightly buffed. Sure it has a large effect in the scheme of things, but it never should have been at that point. Just like BW/Sorc has been nerfed…

Love/Hate: A letter from an Archmage

(this guest post brought to you by @AndyBursh) Dear Disciple of Khaine and Warrior Priest,  I hate you, I really do, but I love you too damned much to stay mad at you. First things first: I’ve got to ask you how a 1s group heal that can heal for more than a 2.5s single…

Only Want Purple Numbers

Last night I did a pretty hard fail run of Lost Vale. We spent forever trying to pick up three players and the second tank crashed just before the spider boss. We had a pretty decent RR70 Runepriest healing but he hadn’t run LV in nearly a year. There was also an Archmage healing and…

Gutter Running

I highly recommend going to the Youtube page and watching it there at a higher resolution! Okay, so I finally got around to firing up FRAPS and stretching my video making legs a bit. Of course as usual I realize well after it’s all cut together that I pretty much left out any context at…

Shattered Frames of Rose Colored Glasses

(for those interested, this post took me a full three days of spare time to write, fill with content, edit, and eventually decide to say fuck it, give up, and post anyway.) Big things coming along on Thursday. Somehow, through sheer poor luck and perhaps some subconscious refusal, I’ve managed to miss every single PTS…

Riding the Mythic Rollercoaster

(Yeah, I realize I should be saying BiowareMythic, but that’s dumb. They’re not the same thing.) Well, we’ve gone from getting covered in figurative vomit yesterday to seeing this pair of RvR Packs today. I have to say, it’s a fine distraction. I’m going to reflect on those for a moment.  What bothers me however,…