Archive for October, 2010

I have Moved….

Posted: 20/10/2010 in Just Stuff

So, WordPress doesn’t seem to do everything I’d like it to do (the blog roll here is pretty poor for example)

So i’ve exported the blog over to Blogger.com, for some reason the comments didnt export properly but there’s not that many of them so no big deal

The new link is: http://blowingstuffup-war.blogspot.com/

EDIT AGAIN: Stupid Google Docs playing silly buggers. Have uploaded both of the files to 4shared.com and they’re accessable via this link: http://www.4shared.com/dir/4RZObJMV/WAR.html, have changed the file names to make it obvious which is macro enabled and which isn’t

EDIT: The links are pretty difficult to spot on the posts using this theme I’ve found, so I’ve also added links to the two calculators to the ‘screenies and stuff’ page, the link to this is at the top of the bar

So I had a bit of time spare at the weekend and knocked this little excel sheet up so I could look at what kind of spec I could go for with the new renown abilities. For those of us who are security conscious (and why wouldn’t you be in this day and age) the sheet is macro enabled and has one button which is simply used to clear all of the checkboxes, I you really truly dont want to download something with a macro in, I created a version that is competely macro free (you’ll just have to manually uncheck things). You can download either or both of these versions from here. Once these changes have gone live and are confirmed I might do a nice swishy web-based version

So anyway, my thoughts on the changes (full details of the new realm abilities can be found here)…

Changes:

  • Wounds now worth taking as they increase at the same rate as the other stats (unlike previously)
  • No armour buff anymore (considering this was bugged and only rank I worked, not a major deal)
  • Criticals… 15 more points for 2% more crit than previously… Ouch
  • Resolute Defence, rank I now costs 10 points, this is painful

New Stuff

  • take less damage, deal less damage – hmm interesting, though for pvp I dont think its much use, might be good for tanks in pve though
  • +18% dodge/disrupt, thats pretty impressive, probably better things to take first though
  • +18% parry, pretty impressive also, could be useful for those classes with parry reactionals, especially with the likely nerf to undefendable talismans
  • Reduce chance to be crit by 24%, wait… what??? really??? almost cancels a bw/sorc’s full comb/DM
  • Reduce crit damage by 50%, cancels bw/sorc’s full comb/DM bonus
  • +AP pool… doubt anyone will spec this
  • +health regen… those tanks in full def sov might enjoy this
  • chance to boost movement speed… what is the point of this? odjira in boots proces enough and you’re losing 24 wounds for that, or you could spend 10 rps for a lower chance of a lower boost. Considering those 10 rps could be spent to give +38 wounds
  • improved flee… really? run out of ideas?
  • Cleansing wind… purge, nice. expensive though, and I think i prefer resolute defence
  • efficiency, not too fussed about this either
  • last stand.. interesting but probably not worth it

So, an epic night of SCs (100% win), dinged 67, wrote an addon (a toggler for dascore – seeings as I could only access it with the slash command or a macro since installing minmap) and boxed off my ui to what (I think) I’ll stick with for the forseeable future

Only thing you can’t see on the screenshot is the friendly target, but its just the same as the hostile one but on the left hand side

all bufs stack below the unit frame and debuffs are above

ripped a fait bit from yakui

Bye Bye WARDB

Posted: 14/10/2010 in General, WAR
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http://www.wardb.com/

you’ll be sorely missed!

Sure, a lot of it was out of date, but there really was no where else with the resources this had, especially spell details (http://war.allakhazam.com/ is probably the next best thing)

So, curse are working on a major new WAR project… could be interesting?

Anyone know anyone willing to write a career builder app? This was probably the thing I used most on wardb (second most would be the renown builder) and as far as I know, there isn’t another one out there. If someone can correct me that would be brilliant. Failing that… Anyone want to write one? 🙂

The WARdrobe

Posted: 13/10/2010 in General, WAR
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http://wardrobe.war4scrubs.com/

This is awesome, pure and simple saves faffing about with armour sets in game trying to figure out which set pieces work best

Just add talismans and its perfect

Oh i love scenarios, we had a great group lasyt night with some awesome fights

our group…

Squitch – Zeal
Hellmedic – Sham
Disarm – BlOrc
Finnark – Mara
Litless – dps DoK
Merilees – Sorc

we won most scenarios (which is always a bonus) and had some really nice fights – Kudos to facemelting’s & ishum’s groups – though when someone shouts ‘facemelting/ishum up’ and we all switch target to focus them down I kinda feel sorry for them, but thats the way of the game, and hey, if you’re getting focused it means you’re doing your job right

beginning a sc and seeing someone like ishum in there will always prompt the line ‘kill ishum first, he f***ing hurts’

clocked up around 50k renown last night so I’m only 30k away from 67 and warlord shoulders (yay!) which will no doubt prompt another re-working of equipment (need to get my grubby little paws on DP boots for more crit)

Old School Dungeons

Posted: 12/10/2010 in General, PvE, WAR
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We rocked through be/bb last night to try and gear up some of our lower rr players

I remember that we used to struggle with those dungeons, took probably around 45 minutes

dual sorc, BO, chos, zeal, sham

the other sorc got sent shoulders (i have no need for anything there so was just along to help) and the BO got sent chest, think there may have been a shammy drop as well

easy peasy 🙂

Going to rock some SCs tonight… lookin’ forward to it