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Ciderhelm
12-29-2009, 12:05 AM
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As of this morning, YouTube tallied us at just over 1,000,000 channel visits. Thanks everyone!

Spanish Translation Videos (Courtesy Guiaswow)
Belelros of Guiaswow.com (http://www.guiaswow.com/), an official World of Warcraft fansite, has coordinated Spanish translations of our TankSpot movies. These will be added to our YouTube channel as they are produced and we should see them created at a faster pace for the next round of movies.

Raptor
12-29-2009, 01:29 AM
Happy New year to everyone on Tankspot.


couple of ideas for your costume.. I am looking at things to go with your red hair.. least it looks red to me.

Anne Margret, Lucy Ball, or if you feel a bit on the silly side and want to do something off the wall, Jessica Rabbit.

Ciruss
12-29-2009, 02:00 AM
He doesn't like Dominosteine?!?! How does that even work? I think its great. I do the same things you do. We all get together watch movies, eat drink, then fireworks. I usually wake up with the spinz though.. You should go as Jessica Rabbit :P

Kirkus
12-29-2009, 07:18 AM
Ha! Dinner for One :) We get that every year in South Africa too but they don't seem to play it here in the UK. I miss it. "Same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?"

Valdimar
12-29-2009, 08:20 AM
I love the idea of you as Jessica Rabbit...'insert heart throb here'...
Now, I'd like to say thank you for all the wonderful advice and excellent videos.
Have a Happy New Year. Woot Woot

hellokitti
12-29-2009, 08:33 AM
Since you have the Elf ears...you could go as Arwen, from the Lord of the Rings...assuming you have yourself an Aragorn to escort. But, the Jessica Rabbit idea would be a good choice too! ;-)

Thank you for all the awesomeness in 2009. I look forward to your Shadow Priest guide since I have never run as one and would like to try sometime. Thanks!

redneck6979
12-29-2009, 12:20 PM
one thing that gets me is when I ask why i didn't get a bubble and the priest doesn't want to do it because it will rage starve me, lol.

Great videos and have a happy new year to all at TankSpot.

Sennionos
12-29-2009, 02:11 PM
As for learning how to heal as a new 80, one suggestion if you dont want to get abused by people you dont know for not having full 232 or 245 gear (it happens more often than id like even on my main which IS full 232) is to run random heroics with your guild.

Chances are by now you already have an 80 or are familiar with the people in your guild and so if your just learning how to heal or just out of practice having a geared tank and dps know what they are doing is a massive help.

That being said when i make a toon to either tank or heal and it hits 80 im EXTREMELY comfortable with my guildies. and once i start to get the hang of something i ask my higher dps people to pull threat or get themselves hit a couple times to make sure i can raid heal or taunt at the right times to get me ready for pugs.

That was my suggestion as for new 80s

as for Aliena's costume....

Selene from Underworld (if characters are ok)

ghiradelli
12-29-2009, 02:45 PM
There is nothing like a pretty girl calling someone you suck. LOL

The jessica rabbit thing is not a bad idea

Quti
12-29-2009, 03:22 PM
Go as Robin Scherbatsky.

PS: SUIT UP!

Karhazn
12-29-2009, 05:05 PM
Happy New Year to everyone on Tankspot! Great '09 and let '10 be just as great.


And Aliena, berliners look delicious.

Sukide
12-29-2009, 11:51 PM
Reminds me of a joke our prof told us in German 101. I don't remember the whole thing, but the gist of it was a politician making a fool of himself trying to speak German. the punchline was "I am a jelly donut" =oP

Motark
12-30-2009, 12:00 AM
Well, for Aliena's costume i had catwoman in my mind. (Look at those eyes! They are like diamonds)
Something different, yet nothing to worry about, as far as we can see you :)

Happy New Year to everyone!

Fyran
12-30-2009, 03:37 AM
Reminds me of a joke our prof told us in German 101. I don't remember the whole thing, but the gist of it was a politician making a fool of himself trying to speak German. the punchline was "I am a jelly donut" =oP

I don't get it, even though I'm German :|.

And Aliena, seems like someone needs practice lighting "Wunderkerzen". The tension was killing me. :D


Happy New Year to everyone, though!

Survivor
12-30-2009, 04:03 AM
I don't get it, even though I'm German :|.

I think I can explain the joke to you: He was refering to John F. Kennedy's speech in Berlin in which he said "Ich bin ein Berliner".
And because "Berliner" (the ones you can eat) could also be described as "jelly donut" he "translated" the phrase like that.

However:
Liked the show a lot! It's really interesting for me (as a German) to see how you combine American and German ways of spending the holidays.

If I recall correctly about a third of all Germans have potato salad and sausages for Christmas and New Year's Eve, so that's typical German I'd say.

Edit: Oh yeah, I don't like Dominosteine either. My girlfriend doesn't like the marzipan in those, for me it's the only thing I like with them. But somehow she refuses to share them by picking them apart...

Ciderhelm
12-30-2009, 04:40 AM
Dominosteine is nasty.

Radience
12-30-2009, 05:31 AM
Feel free to PW:S protection paladins, if they run out of mana then it's their performance issue. While it does reduce mana gained from spiritual attunement, Blessing of Sanctuary, proper use of Divine Plea and Judgment of Wisdom is more than enough for any 5 man instance even with no mana gained from healing. Only place where paladin tanks have mana issues is General Vezax and that's it for WotLK pve content.

Fyran
12-30-2009, 08:39 AM
I think I can explain the joke to you: He was refering to John F. Kennedy's speech in Berlin in which he said "Ich bin ein Berliner".
And because "Berliner" (the ones you can eat) could also be described as "jelly donut" he "translated" the phrase like that.


Wow, that's far fetched :D. I mean, donuts have holes, Berliners don't.

Anyway, this year's christmas eve was pretty far from being typical for me, as we had Sushi. Aaaaand for NYE it's gonna be raclette as every year. I love it, because it makes you keep a slow pace while eating and it frees some time for the most awesome conversations of all year.

Aliena
12-30-2009, 12:58 PM
Not all donuts have holes! The filled ones don't, typically. I miss Tim Hortons.

Dominosteine are not nasty, shush you! I do like the marzipan best in them though. I am slightly torn on the fruity jelly but you learn to accept it as part of proper Dominos.

Fuzzbox
12-30-2009, 01:02 PM
You must have some pretty spectacular air-con/central heating in your flat/house :eek:; sadly the old building I live in sits at around 12C most of the day and maybe gets up to 16C once the heating comes on.

Christmas for us was a bit of a strange one due to family circumstances earlier in the year, but we managed to get through it. Also got some Lego for the first time in ages, and of course a few nice single malts should help in the new year (and hopefully beyond :p)

Resolutions for 2010:

1) hopefully stop smoking completely: I cut down from a pack a day at the beginning of 2009 to maybe half a dozen now (like you say, it's remarkably difficult, not least because in Scotland there tends to be a rather large amount of drinking going on at Christmas/New Years - and congregations outside pub doors of large numbers means lots of social smoking). A wee break in Canada last summer where I was smoke-free for almost a month kinda started me on the route, so hopefully i'll continue - at least after January 5th :)

2) get into making more music: I treated myself to a new guitar for my birthday this year and have been fiddling around from time to time, but my dad picked up a ministudio-type-thing on the cheap so I might actually end up recording some stuff. Still not really sure if I want to make music my "thing" though.

3) least likely as far as I can see, is getting into a relationship: I've never been particularly successful with women, although recent moves around at work have introduced me to quite a few new people. I feel like I'm about 10 years behind everyone else whenever people get talking about their partners/husbands/wives/etc., and whenever there's an 18th or 21st birthday bash I always feel left out, and also really old. Maybe I'm just old-fashioned.

Blakkeyez
01-04-2010, 12:20 AM
Dinner for one... they showed that on New Years Eve in Sweden during my childhood but it was cancelled some 10 years ago. Can't say I have ever missed it since.

I didn't really get why higher geared prot paladins should be more affected by threat loss from bubbles? When it comes to mana/rage/rune regeneration not only doesn't the shield any longer affect it but any decent discipline priest should also be specced into rapture which increases said energies. You knew that already, but may as well point it out to those new priests that are going to take over in 2010.

Also, if you are to try out raid healing and are yet uncomfortable with your new shiny unit frames a tip is to do some battlegrounds to test it out. Sign up for Wintergrasp or even Alterac Valley (though the latter means waiting for 6 hours in queue on my battlegroup) and heal away! In the bigger size battlegrounds it doesn't hurt anyone else as much if you die alot or mess up and not many will even take notice so you don't have to stand there with your pants down.

I wish you a super awesome 2010

Krashtork
01-04-2010, 05:05 PM
If you suck at generating threat, it is actually because you suck at generating threat, not because your healer is bubbling you.

Love it! So damn true.

CatabriOnEarthen
01-06-2010, 02:14 AM
I didn't really get why higher geared prot paladins should be more affected by threat loss from bubbles? When it comes to mana/rage/rune regeneration not only doesn't the shield any longer affect it but any decent discipline priest should also be specced into rapture which increases said energies. You knew that already, but may as well point it out to those new priests that are going to take over in 2010.

Spiritual Attunement, is what gives us mana back as we receive healing. Unless they've decided that shield absorbs count as heals, then yeah, we get mana starved. But face it folks....most pally tanks have like 6k health. 4 seconds sitting gives us plenty of mana to build a full bar in the next pack of mobs. And honestly, mana starved = pull more mobs.

Bubbles don't hurt my threat. And druids hurt my mana return (for some reason) than any priest ever thought about. I can DP, manahammer, and go on.

Blakkeyez
01-07-2010, 10:05 AM
Actually glyphed (as it should be if geared towards PvE), yes it does heal it's target for 20% of the amount absorbed and that does affect Spiritual Attunement. It still doesn't answer why it would affect better geared tanks. Spiritual attunement depend on the effective heal, nothing else.

Akeber
01-08-2010, 11:45 PM
About prot paladins, heroics, and bubbles.....

I am a prot paladin in 245+ ilvl gear, and I have no problem with bubbles. My normal mana return from spiritual attunement in heroics is a paltry 10%. Even if that were compeltely eliminated by bubbles, I would still have more than enough mana through blessing of sanctuary and divine plea. A prot paladin should rely on proper divine plea management to maintain a good supply of mana, not SA.

Alaur
01-14-2010, 04:48 AM
Dominosteine < I had those also for xmas and they are YUMMY!!!

We also had Pfeffernüsse and Lebkuchen herzen :D