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Its amazing that the resignation of one man can have such an effect.

Thank you BRK.

Now everyone reading this go to his blog and watch the tribute video made by Teremity Jane. Go now. Its amazing.

–Davlin

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That whole live thing we talked about in the podcast? Looks like its coming true. Stay tuned for show times and all the what-not. When we know, you know. Jaffa’s nervous, but I keep telling him, its just like the podcast, sit back there and look pretty and I promise no one will laugh at you (or know you are there).

I’m taking a picture of Eresin’s gift to me, CheekyBeasty, tonight and posting it just as soon.

Other than that, not too much happened last night in WoW. I ran a few lower levels (78) through Halls of Lightning. Yay! Things died because I shot them. That’s about it. Then, as a premptive strike (since I’m sure someone is going to suggest some sort of Huge BRK run) I went and made another Davlin on BRK’s server and started leveling him up. He’s a 4. I only played for about 20 minutes. I was tired.

That’s about it. Tonight, I think, is OS 10 man and Archavon 10 man. Rock on!

–Davlin

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Bye Bye BRK!

Hey all, BIGREDKITTY, aka Daniel Howell, it retiring from WoW for a while to work on his real life rep points.

First of all, you’ll be missed, sorely, everyday the first blog I check is BRK’s. You’re the reason I started my blog and podcast, and you’re the reason I know more than nothing (Which is ten times more then I knew pre-BRK) about my class and class mechanics. Most importantly though, I think that its a beautiful thing that you, as a leader of the WoW and blogging community, took this step and moment in time to point out the importance of real life and real life relationships and how life is more important than any game. You will be missed, but more than anything, you’re respected. Keep up the good work buddy.

Second of all, its gonna take a lot of hunter bloggers a lot of work to fill that void. Y’all, here’s your call out!

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Slow week

Its been a slow week for mine blogging. Not too much in the world has been going on. Tonight I’ve got my first OS run scheduled (yeah, its my first, I can’t seem to ever get anyone to go or I’m too busy). Other than that not too much else.

BRK went and showed a video expressing how the dual specs are currently looking in the PTR, I suggest all classes go and take a look. He also did a hunter training video, his first in a series, and it was really well done.

In Dav news, I’ve been helping a friend level her druid by playing an old Warlock alt named Davler. Its been kind of fun. I don’t mean it offensively when I say there are tons of parallels between hunter and warlock mechanics. I tried helping my friend with a warrior…its not for me… so I went back to my old warlock that I used to play (so much so that he was a whopping level 18 when I found him and needed to be respecced after the 3.0.2 talent wipe…lol). Its been fun. Of course when my friend (Hi Sondaris!) gets up near the late 30’s I’ll switch over to my priest (I like Lerytius a little more than this warlock), but until then its nice to run around and blast the heck out of stuff. I’d be remiss in saying that I didn’t like the whole RAIN OF FLAMING HELL I can drop on mine enemies. Plus I’ve been reading a lot of the Harry Dresden books lately and playing Davler satiates my need for wizardy magic.

Off of that topic, Davlin is totally stoked about OS. If guildies read this, me and Wandrit/Dezaras are going to pug that punk tonight, starting with guildies and then picking up whatever we need to fill the gaps. Dav wants OS like he wants epic flying (Still don’t have it…so sue me…).

Oh, and expect updates to my “Dav’s Approved Blogness” and maybe my banner, same concept, new design…we’ll see.

But if you’d like a link posted off to the side, I’ve got a few in mind already, then go ahead and drop a comment begging for my recognition of your awesomeness.

I’m easy. Just ask.

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Ok, BRK is in an uproar about the new changes mentioned on the PTR, and I normally like to avoid them, but I think these, plus his reaction, warrant a call out of mine own.

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Yay!

They did what they said they would. Marksman got a plus in mana regen. A very nice plus…a “make Davlin jealous” plus.

What’s with the 15% haste in auto shot for marksman? Is that where their throwing the ammo pouch haste bonus?

Survival is getting its explosive shot nerf. Just like they said. Why? Because Blizz believes that they are pulling too much damage. I hate nerfs as much as anyone, but hey, this one doesn’t sound too bad.

Gorilla pummel got nerfed. Why? Because hunters saw it and immediately screamed “PVP!” Could you imagine how insane it would be, trying to cast against a gorilladin hunter? Yeah, Blizz can, so they nerfed it. Why is BRK freaking out? I’m completely unsure. I mean, he doesn’t even like pvp.

Maybe he’s upset at the Explosive shot nerf, especially since, when I checked him out today, he was back into survival.

Personally, I am a little upset by stoneform nerf (no longer 8 second immunity to diseases and poisons and bleed effects after casting it) but I’ll deal, as long as it still cleans the stuff off of me.

Why aren’t I upset?

Because the specs are leveling out, all becoming beautifully viable options, no matter what you choose (and there were no destructive BM nerfs).

Sounds to me like Blizz is getting things right for 3.1.

Dav hopes so.

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Passing the talbuck…

Hey y’all, I see a bunch of people just found my little corner of the interweb thanks to the big man, BRK.

THANKS BRK!

In other news, I’m not one to sit idly by and let the big guys get all the sunshine. He’s gonna pass your glance my way, then I’m gonna pass your glance another way.

Check these out:

lvl80elite.wordpress.com A Blogger (80 Elite), highly elusive, I suggest you use phat lootz if you wanna lure this one.

casualwow.com Casual as well as Druidish.

ctrlalt1337.wordpress.com Is uberleetz.

holydiscipline.wordpress.com Be some Holy stuff right there.

indecisivepriest.com Claims Indecisiveness, yet I think I saw a decision or two.
misself.wordpress.com She watches forums, and is from Australia! I mean…how could you not wanna read this?
pixelatedexecutioner.blogspot.com I totally read that as “pickled executioner” the first time I saw it too, but no, its arms warriors and great raiding info.
sideshowandsyrana.com Entertaining doesn’t begin to describe it.
spiritbond.blogspot.com Has pet, will travel.
palordin.net I find that I accidently call Pally’s Palordins now…/sigh. Great reads though.
zaralin.wordpress.com Resto Druidishness in all its splendid glory.
GO FORTH AND READ!!! I have cast ye out into the interweb of doom. Learn what you will, and come back stronger, drunker, and stinkier.
So sayeth Davlin, so sayeth what is right.

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Ok all, I thought I’d try to do a helpful post about important numbers that we should all be trying to reach for. So here goes. I’ve got a bunch of “this and that” caps. The numbers you should reach in order to max yourself out and if you go over them, its completely uselessness of doom. Or maybe more like uselessnesss of mediocrity. I don’t know.

Anywho: numbers.

Hit Cap! Been there, done that, there was a big post about it. Here’s the numbers again. These numbers work for everyone!

At level 60, you have a 90 hit cap. At level 70 you have a 142 hit cap. and at level 80 you have a 294 hit cap.

As in most things though, these are the max useful ratings for hit. You don’t always need max. When it comes to hit, I’m content with anywhere between 240 and 290. At my current rating of 222, I’ve got a miss chance of 2.2%. Yup, every 50 swings, I miss once. Whoopty-freakin-do0. I’m content at my current hit rating, so now I pour my efforts into leveling other things.

Hey you tanker tanks, here’s some numbers for you. DEFENSE CAP. At 60 you need 440 (210 defensse rating), at 70 you need 490 (330 Defense rating) and at 80 you need a whopping 540 (687 defense rating)! Good luck all you tanking fools.

Ok, now for the one that took me, literally, hours to figure out (ask Blogger (80 Elite)). Spell hit cap.

It took me forever because I just don’t understand it. I’m a hunter. I’m hit rating and attack power mixed with agility and more attack power. So here goes a very lost and weary explanation, don’t hate me if  I mess it up, just explain it, or better yet, write a long, very drawn out explanation and email it to me at davlinrocks (at) yahoo (dot) com. I’d love to have a guest blogger who knows a ton about this subject.

Dav’s attempt at explaining hit cap.

For every 26.23 of spell hit that you get, it gives you 1% spell hit at 80. And you need 17% spell hit rating to get the spell hit cap. This means that you need 446 spell hit in order to reach the cap. But if you’re raiding, there are tons of raiding buffs that raise your personalspell hit, and therefore, having 446 is kind of a waste of points (because people are going to raise it up that high for you when it matters). Because of this, an acceptable and encouraged spell hit rating is 341, allowing for you to place more effort into other areas of your character, as well as allowing for raid wide buffs to do their job. Magic number= 341!

I hope that all made sense. If not, Yay Guest Bloggers. Its a win/win situation. The only ones I like.

In other news, the patch didn’t come out on Tuesday, but we did see some repairs to the game mechanics. I hear that the biggest one was to a warrior and Dk threat bug. Defensive stance and Frost Presence would lose threat generation ability when people died, but would stay active in the buff list for the character. So unless the person reset their buff, they’d have much weaker threat generation and not understand why. Good news though! As previously mentioned, its been fixed! Grats to all you DK’s and Prot Warriors.

What else? Oh me? What have I been up to? I’m so glad you asked.

Running butt loads of heroics when I get the time, that’s what. In real life I hold two jobs. So I don’t get a ton of time to play. Mostly in the evenings I’ve been trying to make up for this with tons of heroicy goodness. Its like chocolate, only it doesn’t make me feel as fat. Thanks to Emblems of Heroism that I’ve been getting, I’ve finally got my crypstalker gloves (check a few posts back) and am loving the extra dps, but I’m not as freaking out about gear as I was before I got them. Beforehand, I was all very excited and anxious, not knowing what to spend my emblems on. I really wanted the chest piece, but the gloves were cheaper. To throw another wrench in my awesome conundrum, I also really wanted the Mirror of Truth, which was even cheaper. Well, I solved said conundrum and can rest easy for now. I solved it by looking at my rep. I’ve been wearing the Argent Crusade tabard into the Heroics I’ve been running. This has led to an almost exalted status. Argent Crusade has this at exalted: Polished Regimental Hauberk. This awesome chest piece isn’t quite the Crypstalker Chestpiece, but it’s awesome enough, and easy enough to get at this point, that I was encouraged to buy the gauntlets and a Pristine Monarch Topaz. This choice was made easier by looking at my rep reward options (I suck at working on rep, the Championing of rep is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me, now I can work on rep without even noticing) and noting that no really good gloves would be available for anything I was even close to exalted with. So I chose to get my Cryptstalker Gauntlets, do a few more heroics, get my chest piece from rep in a day or two, and then when I have enough emblems I’ll get the new Crypstalker one. Or heck, I might just wait for a 25 man Naxx and get the better one. We’ll see.

That leads into qualms with Rating Buster. Rating buster is an addon that I use to determine how good a piece of armor or weaponry is by converting all those little numbers on there into something simpler for me to understand (I really hate numbers). It uses green and red to tell you at just a glance if something is better or worse. My qualm comes with (and I think BRK mentioned in a post that he was hoping they’d fix a problem similar to this) the fact that it doesn’t determine how high it raises your DPS, specifically,  in reference to Armor Penetration. I had Interwoven Scale Bracers, which were nice, very nice. But when I went to Maxdps.com I found that Giantmaim Bracers added more to my dps, even though they lowered my attack power and crit chance. So I went ahead and did my homework. As it turns out, the Giantmaim bracers do increase my DPS (Which is all I , as a hunter really care about, more DPS). They do this by adding 2.23% armor penetration to my stats. While the rest of my stats drop (by small increments, I think attack power dropped by 13, etc) the increase to my armor penetration threw my DPS sky higher.

Don’t get me wrong. I love rating buster. Fast, mid Raid determination of if something is better? Oh hellz yeah! This is more of just a warning, be sure to know what your goals are and to understand that most addons can’t read your mind and know exactly what you want from them. So….yay new bracers.

As for the rest of my Week in WoW, I’ve been doing a lot of reading up on patch notes and such, I’ve been listening to all the newer posted podcasts, and (tonight) I managed to level Jaffa up to 80. Watch out all, he’s got lightning breath and will kill you!

This is super long winded. So I’m going to sign off and go to bed.

Oh! And its my birthday. So for a present I want tons of reader comments and one or two awesome guest blogs to enter my email box.

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