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  • RE: Warrior DPS Gear List

    The best warrior sheet can be found in the warrior discord. However we have a tool that will be coming out very soon that will solve issues like that for you. Stay tuned!

    posted in Warrior
  • RE: The Egregious Classic Resto Shaman Progressive BiS

    @Chain1 As options depending on your off pieces. Depending on what you have, you can plan out your T2 3pc. There is also cost-benefit in there for what you'd lose picking up others. Despite not really wanting the MP5 on bracers, it's a competitive off piece compared to the loss on other item and set combinations.

    posted in Shaman
  • Why you NEED the Enamored Water Spirit

    Introduction

    In this video, I go over why the level 50 Shaman class quest reward, the Enamored Water Spirit, is definitely worth getting and should be the only option you should consider getting as a Shaman, regardless of spec. Also, this video servers a guide to the quest chain itself. Enjoy!


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    About the Authors

    Defcamp and Melderon are two brothers that love Classic WoW and are dedicated to providing high quality guides, podcasts, and other content for the Classic WoW community.

    Defcamp & Melderon TV links:

    YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/defcamp&melderontv
    Defcamp on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/defcamp

    posted in Shaman
  • Moonkin Tanking Discussion

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    Yes, you heard that right! A Moonkin tanking discussion by Kargoz on his stream. Check it out!

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    About the Author:

    You can find Kargoz's YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxOd0DPfBmSpf70PQe5_MBw

    And his Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/kargozgaming

    posted in Druid
  • Is Classic Healthy?

    On Classic WoW Discussion #12, Defcamp and Melderon return to one of the video series that started the channel to talk about Classic WoW's health, longevity, and future. Also we give channel updates and our thoughts for the future of Defcamp and Melderon TV

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    https://soundcloud.com/def_meltv/classic-wow-discussion-12-is-classic-wow-healthy

    About the Authors

    Defcamp and Melderon are two brothers that love Classic WoW and are dedicated to providing high quality guides, podcasts, and other content for the Classic WoW community.

    Defcamp & Melderon TV links:

    YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/defcamp&melderontv
    Defcamp on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/defcamp

    posted in Shows
  • Good Morning Azeroth #38 Is Classic WoW Dying?

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    North, the Mage, joins the crew on GMA 38 to discuss the current state of Classic WoW. Is the game dead?


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    About the Author

    ClassicWoW.live is the definitive source for Classic WoW content, tools, and community!

    For more official CWL content, head on over to our YouTube Channel

    posted in Shows
  • Super Plate Brothers #3: Out of "Gnome" Where

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    On episode 3 of Super Plate Brother, Defcamp and Melderon meet a wee little gnome in Kharanos named Samwize and continue deeper into Dun Morogh! Let's Play!

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    About the Authors

    Defcamp and Melderon are two brothers that love Classic WoW and are dedicated to providing high quality guides, podcasts, and other content for the Classic WoW community.

    Defcamp & Melderon TV links:

    YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/defcamp&melderontv
    Defcamp on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/defcamp

    posted in Shows
  • RE: The Egregious Guide to Classic Resto Shaman

    @Rain-Himebauch said in The Egregious Guide to Classic Resto Shaman:

    @Egregious Is there a reason you don't use elixir of fortitude as well? buff cap or something?

    You can definitely use it. I worry about buff cap, yes. I don't use Rumsey Rum and other small buffs due to that consideration. I'm doing a bit of an overhaul on the guide soon to include my Classic experience.

    @TreKaufPL said in The Egregious Guide to Classic Resto Shaman:

    The removal of totems through your macro has stopped working since the new patch on 11th December. I'm guessing it has to do with the way it makes the totems a clickable buff in some way.

    I'm wondering if you know a way to make it work again or if something similar instead could replace your awesome macro?

    Thanks in advance!

    I don't believe there is any fix at this time.

    posted in Shaman
  • RE: The Egregious Classic Resto Shaman Progressive BiS

    @protean2213 said in The Egregious Classic Resto Shaman Progressive BiS:

    Given your lean towards raw healing power, does that impact your opinion on libram enchants (taking the 8 hSP vs 150 mana since we're relying on consumables and stacking healing power)? I also notice you suggest Eye of the Beast AND Second Wind alongside the Briarwood Reed for raiding gear. At first glance I'd assume you're using Eye whenever Second Wind is on CD (or perhaps just for trash in general) but even the base 22 healing of Second Wind would be comparable with the 2% Crit by the valuation meaning perhaps Crit is being valued a bit higher than 10 hSP - I would have thought if anything it would be valued a little less as it is 'unreliable' as well as prone to inadvertent overhealing. Maybe I'm missing the situations in which you'd favor Crit over the more consistent hSP at comparable value quantities. (Edit: likely for Ancestral Healing procs) Thanks so much in advance for humoring the detail/nitty gritty for these things.

    IMO the +150 mana is more impactful at this point in time. As far as Eye, it's a crap shoot for parses. I typically use straight +healing trinkets over anything else.

    @Chain1 said in The Egregious Classic Resto Shaman Progressive BiS:

    @Egregious I too am really curious about @Azak 's Question: how does t1 8/8 influence chain heal? I personally am doing raidhealing in my raid. not gonna lie, like 85% of all my heals across mc and ony are done by chain heal. wouldnt that make 8/8 t1 kinda useless on me as well?

    BTW, HUGE THANKS for all these guides, they are really helpful!

    If you are T1 8/8 you basically don't use CH anymore. Your HW ranks 8 and 9 (and later 10) become Chain Heal (Rank 3+). The only downside to T1 8/8 is fitting the front loaded Healing Wave into someone's health pool. The front end of the spell is so heavy it often causes overhealing. However, the set produces more HPS on paper and, if you can fit it into practice, will suit you just fine. It's a very competitive set.

    @Tsar said in The Egregious Classic Resto Shaman Progressive BiS:

    Hi, isnt Corehound Belt phase 3?

    Yes, it is. Does it say otherwise? I will check.

    @Sam-Clift said in The Egregious Classic Resto Shaman Progressive BiS:

    @Chain1 It doesn't. T1 8/8 may be good for some fights or when you are cleaving down bosses but most of the time it is just overhealing. Better to raid looking like a succulent than a volcano.

    Also, comment to author: I notice you have made Aurastone Hammer your P1 BIS +heal pick over the blue, is 60 mana over a regular fight in MC worth it over 8 healing?

    The difference is very insignificant. I prefer Aurastone for PvP.

    @Chain1 said in The Egregious Classic Resto Shaman Progressive BiS:

    @Sam-Clift So would you advise me to just skip on T1 until my tank-healing shamans got it, and then, once obtained, only equip it on fights like garr, where i do mostly healing wave? I would, ofc, equip my +healing gear for fights like majordomo, etc.

    Thanks in Advance.

    Yes, I definitely would.

    @Kenny said in The Egregious Classic Resto Shaman Progressive BiS:

    Is your < showing lei is better than dragonscale?

    It is for raw output purposes.

    Sorry all for the late responses. Not sure wtf was up with my notifications.

    posted in Shaman
  • Topic Tuesday - Missing the forest for the AV's

    PVP, What a Grind

    There's a sickness that has spread on the more competitive servers. The quest for honor and ranking has turned one of the best aspects of the game - PVP, into one of the worst. It's a simple problem. With how the system is structured, AV is the most efficient honor grind. And since all servers on each region share queues there can't be a serverwide decision to control how honor is ground out or to cap it. With that situation everyone is stuck firmly inside the prisoner's dilemma. The grind is horrible and I don't see it getting better unless Blizzard changes the structure of the system or the balance of honor gained.

    Unfortunately we are working against the player's modern outlook on the game - namely that everyone always will take the most efficient method to their goal, regardless of the fun factor. And the second modern outlook is the extreme quest for optimization, which I will go into here. Hopefully maybe I can try to convince some of you to relax, chill out a little and actually try to enjoy the game before you burn yourself out completely or have actual negative health effects because of how you did the honor grind.

    Extreme Server Competition

    Some servers, especially the more populated and competitive ones have extreme numbers involved in what is needed to push ranks. Obtaining rank 14 is an insane amount of work that seriously concerns me about what someone needs to do physically to make it happen (presuming they don't bot their way there). But setting 14 aside, ranks 13, 12, 11, or even 10 have crazy competition. It is way more than it ever was in Vanilla on any server. We are talking grinds 7 days a week for over half the day or even more. This isn't casual. It's not even hardcore. It's just nuts. Rank 10 isn't even that high but you still have to do that level of grind to get it? What???

    Competition even for Mid Ranks

    So let's talk about rank 10. The reason people go for it is because it unlocks the helm and shoulders for the blue pvp items. And well, some of those set bonuses are really good. Higher ranks unlocks different items which then gives more slot options for which pieces to use for optimizing sets. And it is especially true for warriors. Of course warriors are just sliiiightly competitive aren't they.

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    An optimized set will take advantage of the 2 piece bonus because that is a lot of AP to tap into. But all you need is 2 pieces. Do you really need rank 10 for the helm and shoulder options? For helm you are already going to be wearing Lionheart so rank 10 is only about the shoulders. Well let's compare.

    Looking at an example set with PVP or BWL gear specifically for the slots in question, here's a gear set that doesn't use the PVP shoulders.

    Up to Rank 8

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    And now lets see the set with shoulders that requires rank 10.

    Requires Rank 10

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    So effectively because of the shoulders we can now juggle the Drake Talon Pauldrons over to Chromatic Boots. Here's the breakdown for stat difference:

    Rank 8 --> Rank 10

    • 14 AP
    • 0.55% Crit
    • 1% Hit

    It's definitely an upgrade. How worth it is it to grind to get it? It's a personal question. But just keep in mind the crazy amount of time and mental energy you are going through for it. There's also a large opportunity cost too. You could be leveling alts which means more profession options. You could be grinding for gold for consumables. To me it's not worth it, but I don't do hardcore grinds like that for minimal return. For you it might be different. Don't get blinded by the absolute BIS of a situation and push yourself too far and hate the game and yourself by doing it. Just keep in mind the perspective of what you gain and how much effort it will take to get it. And don't ruin the game for yourself just to do it the absolutely most efficient way!

    posted in Shows