Monthly Archives: August 2012

Episode 10 – Mother Puggers

Join us with Special Guest WoWMartiean as we discuss many things including Pugs and Etiquette and also answer a record amount of emails!

Hend shows us the Ultimate Horderlies Transmog on his priest, Mend.

Joe also shares some of his works with us as well, so we’ll share them with you too!

Joe’s Stuff:
Twitter: @WoWMartiean
Youtube channel:
Streaming Channel:
And as discussed… The Eve of Destruction – Theramore Isle:


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Episode 9 – Preparation H

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to prepare for expansions and pre-expansion patches. Hear what other listeners are doing and a few tips and pieces of advice from the cast from class choices, habits, inventory, to gold making tips.

Also.. Find out the real reason Hend is remodeling his kitchen!

Preparation Stuff:
– Olivia Grace’s WoW Insider confirmed MoP Addon readiness list!
– Oh, and you might want to check out Blizzard’s own Survival Guide!


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Episode 8 – Pro Tips

That’s right, PRO(fession) TIPS and explanations.

We discuss the advantages of professions, why you should learn them and keep them leveled up, and we also explain the perks of every profession and how they’re used for making money or min/maxing.

For a quick reference to what professions will look like in Mists of Pandaria check out TheIncBear’s (Arielle/@riftmaker) blog post (Keep in mind the post is also suggesting professions to take based on being a Guardian Druid, but the numbers for what the professions provide is still accurate.)

Also one of the Profession sites we used to level up many professions fast and easily is TheNoobSchool.

Also, mentioned at the beginning were Hoofit’s Archaeology Addon preferences. If you, too, are into the pain, suffering and agony of Archaeology, here they are:
Archaeology Helper + Gathermate2 + Gathermate2 Data
Hoofit’s youtube video of using the Archaeology addons. (Sorry about the low resolution-it was one of my first captures, it makes it difficult to see the range zones and gathermate2 node points, but you’ll get the idea.)


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Learning Macro Syntax and Limitations

@dukeofearl1711: “@TrainingDummies how can I learn the syntax and what limitations there are on macros?”

While all you need to know is Copy & Paste to Use a macro, sometimes you want to know what it is you’re doing and how it works.  To learn how to write your own may take some time.

Everyone learns a little differently, and at different levels. This could be easier or harder for you to learn based on if you have ever had any kind of scripting or programming background.  However, learning the syntax is pretty easy though, especially if you’re good at solving a “puzzle” with the answers given to you.  I’ll explain that in a bit.

To get started, I’d say give this a light reading:
The beginning of this will go over some fundamentals.
If you’re already familiar with this, skip down to the “Macro options” section.
Next, you’ll want to review the “Syntax overview” section.

Now, about that “puzzle” mentioned earlier.  If this is too much to absorb (there are many generic examples, and a few actual working examples) there’s another way you can learn how to do this. has the ability to decipher any working macro for you.  If you’ve found a macro that does something you like, but you’re unsure of how or why it works, Copy and paste that macro into MacroExplain’s macro box and then click “Explain This Macro”.  What you’ll get is the logical step by step breakdown of what the macro is trying to do, and what it will do or continue trying to do until it meets a condition that passes.

MacroExplain is also a very easy way to begin writing your own macros. Once you’re familiar enough with the basics you can use MacroExplain to check your syntax and also see if your macro will work or if it will break.  If it will break, it also explains to you why it will break (because of a global cooldown, typo, rule or some other limiting factor).  In this way, MacroExplain can be your cipher to understanding while writing your own macros.

With Mists of Pandaria and the MoP prepatch right around the corner there may be some changes that alter how some commands work, but there are definitely some spell’s functions that will be changing for all classes.  I am not sure how MacroExplain keeps itself up to date, so if it does not update with MoP, it may no longer correctly explain macros beyond that time.  If it does stay up to date, then it can still be a usefull tool to decipher a macro or an assistant for writing your own macros.


Episode 7 – Gonna pop a recap in yo ‘cast!

No Hendlove this episode so Hoofit and Hotpox decide to answer a twitter question as well as look back on the last few episodes and try to correct or elaborate on a few things that we botched or flat out forgot to mention

  • Addons: Instructions for the inexperienced to how to actually get started on installing new, keeping updated, or removing unwanted addons via the Curse Client, or manually.
  • A revisit to the Paladin episode… forgot to mention one little thing.. OOPS!
  • Hoofit gets derailed by Hotpox and almost gets carried away talking about more macros.
  • We’re suckers for accents…. even if you’re a dude. So how about sharin’ some love, send us an MP3 with your shout-out or question, or even read your own 5 star review to us!
  • We’re suckers for 5 star reviews… even if you don’t have an accent!


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Episode 6 – Addons: UIs for your eyes!

User Interface modifications, also known as addons!
We polled twitter and asked for some of your favorites, and we also list some of our favorites. In addition we go over a few must have addons for Tanking Healing and DPS!

Keep in mind that everyone’s preferences are different. There’s no right answer, but if you’re unfamiliar with addons, hopefully this can help you get started on the journey and joy of addons.

Did we miss one of your favorites?
Comment here and spread the word of your own treasured addons! (Please give a brief description, too, of what it does, what role it’s for etc.)


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