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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Gamingdevil » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:29 pm

Zobel wrote:
Jasari wrote:I didn't know the last boss in FoS could be interrupted until reading the post above.

Here's the memo. :D


Obviously you need to nuke him within 12 seconds for that one :P
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby thegreatheed » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:30 pm

Jasari wrote:I didn't know the last boss in FoS could be interrupted until reading the post above.


you probably have some sort of custom cast bar mod.

cause if you just used the default cast bar, it shows a cast bar with a "shield" emblem around it when a cast is NOT interruptable. any other cast with just the normal bar is interruptable.
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Trase » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:09 pm

A good buddy of mine in guild recently discovered auto-run.
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Roots » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:13 pm

I thought Anub cleaved for a full two months after he was released. Only found out cause I mentioned it on a dps alt in a pug run... saved me a bit of embarrassment
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby djlar » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:14 pm

I just realized that I was casting low level holy wraths, exorcism, and other common spells in my holy set, thanks to a guy in the group that had an add-on that warned you.. although I don't use them much in holy spec was good to know I fail at refreshing my bars..
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Jasari » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:21 pm

djlar wrote:I just realized that I was casting low level holy wraths, exorcism, and other common spells in my holy set, thanks to a guy in the group that had an add-on that warned you.. although I don't use them much in holy spec was good to know I fail at refreshing my bars..


You can blame the "bug" with dual specs where it doesn't automatically update the spells on your offspec's bars when you train.
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby thegreatheed » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:22 pm

djlar wrote:I just realized that I was casting low level holy wraths, exorcism, and other common spells in my holy set, thanks to a guy in the group that had an add-on that warned you.. although I don't use them much in holy spec was good to know I fail at refreshing my bars..


Ya, i was using rank1 plague strike on my alt dk. (even pulling 6k dps with r1). then a random pug in a 5man had that rankwatch mod, and i felt DUMB :oops:
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Hokahey » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:49 pm

thegreatheed wrote:
djlar wrote:I just realized that I was casting low level holy wraths, exorcism, and other common spells in my holy set, thanks to a guy in the group that had an add-on that warned you.. although I don't use them much in holy spec was good to know I fail at refreshing my bars..


Ya, i was using rank1 plague strike on my alt dk. (even pulling 6k dps with r1). then a random pug in a 5man had that rankwatch mod, and i felt DUMB :oops:


Except that you pull that much DPS while doing so makes you even more awesome?
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Chicken » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:40 pm

Ljtibs wrote:
Hokahey wrote:
Arjuna wrote:we had a rogue in our guild once that noticed he could stealth...at lvl 64...


A stealthy stealth button? Or was it sneaky sneaky?


Don't you get a rogue quest when you get stealth to use it?
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Nope, it's actually an ability you can train for 10 copper at level 1. If you're using a custom bar mod and you have the standard "class buttons" (where auras, stances, forms etc. show up) disabled I can actually somewhat imagine missing it. Guess he figured it was a higher level ability.
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Ljtibs » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:18 pm

Chicken wrote:Nope, it's actually an ability you can train for 10 copper at level 1. If you're using a custom bar mod and you have the standard "class buttons" (where auras, stances, forms etc. show up) disabled I can actually somewhat imagine missing it. Guess he figured it was a higher level ability.


I thought most races had a quest given by your trainer to "go stealth and blah blah" to show people their new skill. Last time I played a rogue was about 3 years ago so I'm sure a lot has changed. (and it was only to the mid 20s)
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Pizbit » Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:38 pm

thegreatheed wrote:
djlar wrote:I just realized that I was casting low level holy wraths, exorcism, and other common spells in my holy set, thanks to a guy in the group that had an add-on that warned you.. although I don't use them much in holy spec was good to know I fail at refreshing my bars..


Ya, i was using rank1 plague strike on my alt dk. (even pulling 6k dps with r1). then a random pug in a 5man had that rankwatch mod, and i felt DUMB :oops:


You guys really have NO IDEA how common this is.
I run the mod, with it only announcing in whispers and some people have every single spell as the incorrect rank. The vast majority of player are using the correct ranks and the number of people with incorrect ranks seems to be decreasing in PuGs, probably due to this addon.
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Arjuna » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:19 pm

was healing with the wrong lvl of spells for ages on my priest...as I levled him as shadow I didn't know that the spells on my disc hotbars wouldn't update when I trained them as shadow... :P

Had 4 lvls lower greater and flash heal, 2 lvls lower shield...1 lvl lower prayer...I was soooo annoyed at my healing until I noticed!
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Pewsy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:47 am

One of my guildies found out was told yesterday that he needed Righteous Fury to tank with his altankadin, which he's been doing heroic for a couple months now. No wonder he used to suck :lol:
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby amh » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:17 am

I had to disable Rankwatch after being called an elitist jerk. Ignorance is bliss, eh? :)

Back in TBC we recruited this Danish holy paladin, who really wasn't all that good. Turns out the language barrier was the real killer for him, so there were a lot of aspects in the game he didn't understand. Was really cool when he admitted, after being level 70 for a few months, that he had not trained anything outside of the holy-category. He just assumed that it had nothing to do with him, since he was holy. I've often looked back and wondered how the hell he got to level 70.
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Kelaan » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:00 am

amh wrote:he had not trained anything outside of the holy-category. He just assumed that it had nothing to do with him, since he was holy. I've often looked back and wondered how the hell he got to level 70.

I don't understand this. Laziness compels me to spam the "train" button at the trainer until it is un-clickable.

Then again, when low level and broke I know there were some points (40?) where choosing riding training versus skillups was a balancing act, but ... thse days' gathering mats prices are so high, that should be rare.
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Ljtibs » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:09 am

Kelaan wrote:
amh wrote:he had not trained anything outside of the holy-category. He just assumed that it had nothing to do with him, since he was holy. I've often looked back and wondered how the hell he got to level 70.

I don't understand this. Laziness compels me to spam the "train" button at the trainer until it is un-clickable.

Then again, when low level and broke I know there were some points (40?) where choosing riding training versus skillups was a balancing act, but ... thse days' gathering mats prices are so high, that should be rare.


My huntard friend (RL Friend) got to 70 with a lot of help from me and my other RL friends.

We did a hShattered halls one day, our tank was an in game friend who used to play a hunter. We finish off Shattered halls, and had to run back out. He asked on vent "Hey Teq can you turn on pack"... My friend said "Sorry Mang, I never trained that spell"...

A few weeks later the huntard went on vacation and gave his info to one of my RL friends. He spent 2 mins spamming train at the hunter trainer.... I really wish he had frapsed this...

This is not an uncommon occurrence. There are a lot of players who are either new to MMO and don't know wtf they are doing, or not power players and think they should save the gold...
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Hokahey » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:12 am

Kelaan wrote:
amh wrote:he had not trained anything outside of the holy-category. He just assumed that it had nothing to do with him, since he was holy. I've often looked back and wondered how the hell he got to level 70.

I don't understand this. Laziness compels me to spam the "train" button at the trainer until it is un-clickable.

Then again, when low level and broke I know there were some points (40?) where choosing riding training versus skillups was a balancing act, but ... thse days' gathering mats prices are so high, that should be rare.


Both relevant to the thread and the statement, I didn't even *know* there was such a thing as an AH until I was past lvl 40 on my first character. I had LW and Enchanting as professions. I didn't get Riding until lvl 59... :oops:

Then again, I never missed training a spell, even if it meant going to grind mobs until I had the gold to train it, and coming back.
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Shathus » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:29 am

This was during 3.2 I believe, so we had been clearing at least ToC 10, and had gone back into Uld10 to do some hard modes. Had just gotten down Freya+3 and were moving on to Firefighter. After a wipe or two, we were going over the CD rotation for the plasma blasts. I told the MT (who has been MTing for the guild since Wrath came out, and really since later in BC as well) to just bubble through the first one. He responds with something along the lines of "but I'll drop aggro and we'll all die". I finally figure out what's going on, and start beating my head on the desk, that he's had a 50% dmg reduction cooldown for 3 tiers of content and didn't know about it.

We make the next pull with his comment of "we're still probably gonna die when I lose aggro", I bet him 500g we wouldn't (due to that), though he never accepted my wager :)
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Harlequina » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:48 pm

Awesome thread everyone, great read, though can't think of anything myself... Atleast not yet.
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby culhag » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:14 pm

I just told my worrior co-tank (who's been tanking since mid-BC) that taunts use the spell hit table. :roll:
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Pizbit » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:10 pm

amh wrote:I had to disable Rankwatch after being called an elitist jerk. Ignorance is bliss, eh? :)


Heh indeed, most people just stay quiet after it whispers them however good number say thanks too!
I disabled the 'explain' part of the mod since that was far too damned spammy and just manually say 'probably due to dual spec, compare action bars to spell book and trainer'.
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby d503 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:23 pm

I'm a guild leader, so I talk alot...therefore have more chances of making an ass out of myself than most people.

Anytime I "miss the memo," the first thing that's said is, "Did you know they added agility to Strength of Earth totem?!" in a really excited voice, dripping with sarcasm.

This is mostly because I said it pretty much exactly the same way nearly 3 months after that happened...

FML :)
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby Njall » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:30 pm

PsiVen wrote:So, I just realized today that patch 3.1 removed the innkeeper functionality from the quartermaster in Crusader's Pinnacle. That means I've been hearthing to a ghost inn every day for 10 months. And it's still the best bind point in the game, just outside the lag range of Dalaran which is 5 seconds of drop-in flight away.

We have a running joke around here about someone who just noticed a month ago that mounts were 1.5 second casts.

What have you guys missed the memo on?


Yeah, that annoyed me. I swapped the hearthstone for a bit and then couldn't switch it back. On the other hand, I can now ride my mount out of the Cave of Spirits in Thunderbluff. I am sure the mechanohog doesn't disturb those priests and 'locks and stuff in the least.
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby phaqueue » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:25 pm

The floor in VOA...

I had stopped raiding VOA for a while because I didn't need anything from there, so the other day I went to run the new boss, and went "holy shit - they changed the floor! this is awesome!"

most people weren't as amazed as I was... apparently it happened a while ago...
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Re: Missing the Memo

Postby rodos » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:46 pm

phaqueue wrote:The floor in VOA...

I had stopped raiding VOA for a while because I didn't need anything from there, so the other day I went to run the new boss, and went "holy shit - they changed the floor! this is awesome!"

most people weren't as amazed as I was... apparently it happened a while ago...

You mean on Koralon, how you can now actually see the flame patches? Awesome, isn't it?

Also, on the DS/DP (bubblewall) changes that came in with BC, I think Blizzard are largely to blame here. A lot of players don't read forums and blogs, and shouldn't need to do so in order to play at a decent level. The patch notes are often long, inaccurate, and very matter-of-fact. Better would be to have a "What's new" button, tailored to each class, available in game. Click this, and you get a short write-up of recent mechanic changes.

"Divine Protection is no longer a shorter duration version of Divine Shield. By reducing 50% of incoming damage without dropping any threat, this spell has become a powerful survival ability for Paladin tanks."

How hard would that be?
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