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Posts Tagged ‘Philosophy’


Non-Critical Healing Noise in Mists of Pandaria

(Alternatively titled: Why we throughput classes maybe, kinda shouldn’t hate Disc Priests and Paladins all that much) It is a common occurrence on raid nights the world over—the healing team is assembled for the eveni...
by Vixsin


Playstyle Choices versus Game Constraints in Mists

Stick around the WoW community long enough, and you’ll see the same topics rear their head again and again–the recent fuss over LFR is certainly no exception. But whereas previously I shrugged off the ties of LFR to...
by Vixsin


Wherein I Make a Point About Delayed Raid Release

There is a common argument when it comes to raid nerfs, and it’s actually one that I agree with—the value of your kill, at whatever time you make it, shouldn’t be impacted by the people who come before or after you. This ...
by Vixsin



Failure: The Misunderstood F-Word

The pattern of events is easily recognizable in any raiding scene—a player dies, several more follow, a wipe occurs, and the fail shaming starts. Sometimes, (all too rarely), you are presented with an even-mannered assessment...
by Vixsin

Coat Hangers

End-Game Gearing, Part II – Devising a New Solution

Gearing, as one component of a PVE environment, has come a long way since WoW’s inception, tracing a path through different sizes of raid content, varying levels of difficulty, and a host of distinct distribution systems, fro...
by Vixsin



End-Game Gearing, Part I – An Evolution

Whenever I think about the process of gearing in WoW, I invariably picture MC Escher’s famous print, “Ascending and Descending”. Although more people might be familiar with the movie Inception’s depiction of the Penrose...
by Vixsin