Hold on to your spell books as the boys have a blast with WoW Insiders Kristin Marshall. Join in on this epic round table discussion as they dig into Death Knight tanking, epic pet battles and BLIZZ Y U NO 5 MAN?! Stay tuned at the end of the show for an extra special treat courtesy of Rewt from Hearthcast!
We have a treat for you tonight! Training Dummy meets Robot when Zoopercat from Ask Mr. Robot joins us to discuss some of the new features on their site as well as the ever popular Gear Optimizer. Strap yourself in and get ready for a doozy!
We had TWO voicemails today! TWO! Those led to discussing stuns and agro as well as Hunter macros for tricking those dirty, dirty melee. Then we get into everyone’s favourite (would I lie to you?) 5-man dungeon, the Shado-Pan Monastery.
After a short holiday break and some technical difficulties, we are back! During our break we received some questions about macro management, macro storage, and macro decisions! Does it get any better? I don’t think so!
Temple of the Jade Serpent filling you with doubt? We tackle this dungeon as well as some Holy Paladin Weak Auras, herb milling and using items in Macros, and standing together in a tight group.
This week we are joined by Rho from the Realm Maintenance and All Things Azeroth podcasts to talk about warlocks.
We cover everything from the Celestials (no August) to mouseover pet macros (of course) to when Rho sleeps (yes, that’s weird) and all points in between.
Wow, One listener’s plea for advice on how to begin tanking turns into quite the discussion! Join us as we discuss Basic, Intermediate and even a few advanced tanking behaviors and methods to help our listener, Seth, on his way to tanking greatness.
As always, comments are welcome and discussion about other great tips are encouraged. If we forgot to mention something, don’t leave poor Seth hanging, talk about it here! (P.S. Seth is a Protection Warrior specifically, though we try to discuss Tanking habits and methods that all tanks should practice)
Gearing up for Heroics & prepping for raiding, Reputations of Interest, Profession stuff and the recently unlocked from it’s faction restriction’s Justice Point gear.
This episode talks about various things you can do to begin maximizing your game play either at Lv. 90, or how to get started even before the level cap through the Tillers at Halfhill.
There’s a little something for everyone and a little something of a lot of everything else in this episode. We welcome all questions and comments; share what you’ve learned as well!
With emails O’plenty we had to dedicate an entire show to get through them all. You’ll have to listen closely to understand the show’s title… and don’t judge!
We give to you a bit of ourselves through our show, and we want to thank our community for giving back to us so that we could give back to you! We gave away two more prizes this week from Twitter and Facebook contests.
A review of some of the more popular sites for Sources and Optimization. We also answer some emails that start a decent discussion among us before we dig in to the main topic of Source websites.
Information Sources: Community Blogs, One stop shop sites, YouTube channels
Also, that crazy modifier “4 actions on 1 Macro” that was discussed (CTRL+Shift, CTRL, Shift, and normal):
/cast [@mouseover,help,mod:ctrlshift]Healing Surge;[@mouseover,help,mod:ctrl]Healing Wave;[@mouseover,help,mod:shift]Chain Heal;[@mouseover,help]Greater Healing Wave
/cast Greater Healing Wave
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.)
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.)
Pwepping for Hewoics and Waiding!
After you’re geared out, your work is not yet finished! We discuss about what to do after you get that gear to better yourself, your 5m, or your raids (even your PVP). How do you do Gem, Reforge or Enchant? Why are these so expensive, are there cheaper alternatives? There sure are, and we discuss it.
Special thanks to Alludra the mage for her Mannerly Mage segment that fit into this topic so well. Alludra is so Awesome!
Discussion links mentioned:
Wow-Gem.com – Gems: complete listing/sorting of any kind of gems
WowArmory.com – Enchanting: Linked directly to the enchant search listing.
Reforginator – Reforging: Addon / In game resource.
AskMrRobot.com – Reforging/Enchanting/Gems: (website) Dynamic gear optimizer based on your current gear levels.
Noxxic.com – Reforging/Enchanting/Gems: (website) one stop shop for guides on what to do, but suggestions may not match your current level/progression.
We dive into Macros. What are they? What they aren’t! How to get started.
We’ll discuss some easy all purpose macros, some role specific macros (Even class specific by request), and then dive a little into some more advanced uses, theory and general practices.
And a link to all of the macros we discussed:
The Training Dummies Episode 4 Macro Discussion
Deep discussion on the pros, cons and etiquette of using in game and post raid reporting tools!
Skada “vs” Recount:
- DPS/ Total Damage
- HPS/Overheals/Effective Heals
- Death Meters
World of Logs: (http://worldoflogs.com/)
- Guide: http://www.cannotbetamed.com/resources/evaluating-raiders-with-world-of-logs/
- Combat Log Saver (Addon for auto saving Combat logs for use with parsers)
We answer a listener email for help with a Retribution Paladin trying to get ready for the highest level 5 mans and Looking for Raid. We also discuss a few simple things in the Hour of Twilight 5 mans that some players seem to forget.
We talk about a lot of sites, addons or macros in this episode, here’s a brief recap:
Ask Mr. Robot (for optimizing your Gems, Enchants and Reforges)
A.M.R. Quickstart/Beginner’s Guide (Written by Hoofit, Approved by AMR!)
Noxxic (used for referencing Glyph and Talent possibilities and rotation priority suggestions)
Addons Mentioned: Power Auras (or default game Auras), Inline Auras, RedRange, Omni Cooldown Count, Tell Me When, Reforginator.
Macro Mentioned: (You can copy and paste the below in italics into your macro window)
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