Archive for June, 2010


Happy Birthday Celeglin!

Who is Celeglin?

A reader, whose birthday is on the 23rd. He wanted an awesome post for his birthday, unfortunately this is the best he will get.

Happy 2nd Blogday Gnomeaggedon!

I wanted an awesome post for my 2nd blogday, unfortunately this is the best I am going to get.

Celeglin inspires me

Nevertheless, an email from Celeglin has inspired this post, so here we go…

Just wondering how you’re enjoying the Fire Festival. Would love to hear of any crazy hijinks haha

Fire, ahhh Fire!

As I said to Gaz the other day on Twitter…

Fire is not a Spec, it’s a way of life!


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I have touched on Battleground (BG) communications before. I would suggest it is hard to find any blogger talking about any BG strat with out mentioning communications.

The same goes with raiding of course, which is the reason Vent is often required.

The same goes with Arenas, silence is deadly.

Even PuG 5 mans benefit from communication. Sure you don’t need it so much these days, but it never hurts.

In an ideal world when you enter a BG you are in a premade using vent. Maybe you have the WoW BG voice option on, so at least you can quickly hear, maybe even respond to peoples observations.

Most BGs aren’t ideal of course. More likely than not you are there solo, playing for the team, but without communication you probably feel like an island.

Who likes to chat?

It might surprise you to know I talk a lot. In RL, in blog posts, in guild chat, trade chat, Vent and even (most importantly for this post) in BGs.


I don’t think most people are like me. I’m not sure why, maybe they are afraid to stick their heads out. Maybe the don’t talk much in RL either.

In BGs I think they are less likely to talk, rather fume in silence at the lack of support, the lack of direction.

So today I’m going to share a proven winning strategy for BGs, one that works in any BG, for anyone, for everyone. It will help to turn a rout into a victory and a victory into domination.

The strategy is.. (more…)

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Txzvbfdt: want to buy good times? Shove it up your mates with your new mount? We’ve got what you need for only $10/5000g. Come to http://www.wefuckedyourmotheryoursisterandyourbrothertoo.com

I die a little inside every time I see something like that posted in /trade chat. I quickly put them (or maybe it’s me) out of their misery with a report spam.

I kinda hope that Blizzard responds to the spam alert and locks the account before any MORE damage is done.

Whatever happens, some damage is done.

It may only be to you, but most likely your guild will be effected as well.

You might miss out on a nights raiding, your guild might miss out on a raider (It could be that LK kill you have dreamed of) (more…)

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Demoralizing Shout

Apparently Warriors have a skill called Demoralizing Shout.

I’m not quite sure, because apart from playing a Warrior for maybe one level before realizing I didn’t like it, I’ve never looked very hard at the toolbar.

I don’t ever recall being demoralized by it, but it’s somewhere on their toolbar and I know they use it, I see it in raids just before they charge at a boss.

Mind you, I have never noticed bosses being particularly demoralized either, they just seem to get angry and hit everyone they can reach.

Over the weekend I got to experience what it is like to give a really demoralizing shout.

It quickly occurred to me that I have been on the receiving end of this “demoralizing shout” multiple times in Arenas.

I know how it feels, I practically walk away from the PC when I hear the roar. I have to retrieve my keyboard from the hole in the wall when I hear my mates of vent cry in anguish.. (more…)

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Wintergrasp on Aman’Thul has always been dominated by the Alliance.

Horde might win it in the early afternoon, when only the teenagers are online. They might even win it during prime raiding time when Alliance are occupied with the Lich King.

Generally it’s held by us. Which of course means easy access to the loot pinatas and Wintergrasp vendor items for us, not so much for them.

If we can’t have it, neither can you!

This seems to have led to a different strategy by the Horde. Sure we win it, but now they aim to deprive us of the benefits.

Wintergrasp may be ours, but VoA isn’t, without a fight (more…)

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Latency is no handicap

I remember ages ago Euripides was paying out on people that use lag as an excuse for standing in the fire.

I also remember being a bit offended at the time, because for me to start WoW I have to sign that I agree with:

Game Experience May Change During Online Play.

No I mean it.  I put in my username, password, authenticator code & then sign triplicate forms agreeing to play under changing conditions.

Less for some

I watch videos of the best laying low the 2nd best and marvel at their pinpoint accuracy, the way they launch their spells without fear of:

Target must be in front of you


Out of Range

Or even

Ability not ready

You see I live with a technical handicap. I know I have spoken about it before, but as with all handicaps, I am learning to live with it (more…)

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Simple Courtesy

Dinner Delimma

Let’s say you have arranged to meet a group of mates for dinner. Just for fun, your friends gave you the date & time in a different time zone… use for your amusement. They are a loyal bunch and unlikely to order before you arrive.

They are all modern, connected, tech savvy people, with multiple means of communication. Mobile phones, Twitter, facebook. You even have the phone number for the restuarant.

1/2 an hour before dinner you realise you aren’t going to make it on time, you might be 1/2 an hour late. You aren’t sure yet though.

What do you do?

The prearranged time for dinner has arrived and you realise you still haven’t made it out the door, you are going to be at least an hour late.

What do you do?


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That little distraction of a bar room brawl between the Hunters and the Good (capital G so you understand it’s about us Mages), has not distracted us from our common enemy.


… may think we have dropped the ball, turned our backs, forgiven them for past indiscretions.

Which is why, while I mourn the loss of a Great Mage blogger and rejoice at his tardy switch to fiction.

I mean, who can not love a category list like this:

I do not forget that which the Warlocks have forged.  In fact, inspired by Rip’s words such as:

Saresa. In honour of warlocks such as yourself, every six months I level one to twenty and then delete it whilst cackling.


Megan. I’d let you corpse camp me any day. If you know what I mean. And I mean SEX.

Hang on, that last one doesn’t quite fit what I am really trying to say… but I am inspired to queue on the corpse pile.

I second Rip’s thoughts on Jong as well… I mean any man with the audacity to tame BigBearButt for his alt Hunter is a god among gods. (and if you missed Jong’s temp post… well… maybe it’s time you subscribed to his secret feed)

Anyway.. back on topic, I to have been tardy in revealing the other entries in the Save a Soul Today competition I was running.

There is a kind of strange irony in these last two entries.. if you recall, I was calling upon Mages (primarily) to either CC and screenshot a Warlock, or describe a 10 step rehabilitation program for the poor lost souls (no not the stones, the evil keepers of the stones).

The irony is, that these two entries are from.. (more…)

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Certain Hunter’s, who shall remain nameless, (I can’t remember their names anyway) say there are no good Mage Bogs (or at least there is one good Mage blog & Me – being a Misleading Mage Blog… I’m telling you it’s ME!).

Certain Mage bloggers (like ALL of us) disagree (Well, OK, I am a Misleading Mage blog, but there are more than one good Mage Blog).

One of us is taking action to bring awareness to the great unwashed horde of Hunters, and more importantly the fledgling or expert Mages of our World of Warcraft.

No.. it is not me.  I will not risk losing my Misleading title!

Sensibly this isn’t an attempt to write every Mage guide every written, this is an attempt to build a page or resources to the many excellent, but maybe obscure references to Magedom spread around the Blogsphere.

This is where you come it.

Suggest it:

His list is just off the ground, it’s currently a short, but very sweet collection of resources.  I knew when I threw my eye over it, that there was much more out there – MUCH MORE!

The question is… where?

So if you:

  • Know of an active Mage Blog or resource
  • Know of excellent Mage posts

Drop GamerGaz a line and fill him in (more…)

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Oh Lordy, it looks like my attempt at being THE Misleading Mage is being misled by other Mages wanting to prove their power.

Of course those damn hunters may have been wrong… maybe there aren’t just 2 Mage blogs with one being misleading… maybe there are many more but lots of us are misleading.

No wonder I only rate 23rd on this months Misleading Mage charts!

So, rather than what was planned, I present to you the master of the misleading, Rivs of A High Latency Life, with:

Misleading Mage posts:

Importance of Looking Good.

I came to realize there are many challenges that face classes today, for example,  Hunters it’s figuring out how to name their pet. It has to be hard otherwise why would there be so many pets named “Spider” or “Cat”.  The Mage class is no different, and with so many new races able to become mages, I thought I would share. If your a newly minted mage, or an old timer who seen ICC more then the back of your mouse hand, we have one major obstacle, or challenge if you will.. We need to look good, and being a Mage of the Finest Caliber I am here to help with a few things you could do to help make yourself look good (more…)

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