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  1. Thread: PST - Episode 128

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    If you recall Lore, during the legendary quest...

    If you recall Lore, during the legendary quest line when you are in the thunder forge, there is actually a mechanic so that healers and tanks can do the fight. The celestial defender that helps you...
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    Yeah, that's why I put it in quotes. My raiding...

    Yeah, that's why I put it in quotes. My raiding guild is casual in the sense that they do not expect players to run LFR (the raid leader doesn't) or max out everything. I just wanted to put in...
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    A full round of Isle of Thunder dailies awards 30...

    A full round of Isle of Thunder dailies awards 30 charms. Back when the requirement was 90 charms, this meant you only had to do dailies three days in the week to meet your mark. Now that it's down...
  4. Thread: PST - Episode 123

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    I tested this very early in MoP with a friend, so...

    I tested this very early in MoP with a friend, so I don't know if the system still works this way. If a PvE realm player Real ID/Battletag invites a PvP realm player into their group, you end up in...
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    I guess two thought experiments: 1) What if...

    I guess two thought experiments:

    1) What if tap to faction were removed (as well as the workaround to have someone in the original tap drop group and form another raid), but boss mechanics were...
  6. Thread: PST - Episode 115

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    With respect to the last question about bad...

    With respect to the last question about bad players gimping progression, I agree with Lore 100%. However, I believe the context of MrChumble is that support classes in the past were *less* than an...
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    Speaking from my own experience, raiders tend to...

    Speaking from my own experience, raiders tend to disappear after they complete their BiS sets. It feels terrible to be the last guy who needs an item off a boss, but raids are getting canceled...
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    You can't look at the valor changes in a vacuum. ...

    You can't look at the valor changes in a vacuum. Remember, they are increasing the drop rates in T14 LFR when 5.2 hits. This will drastically squish the bell curve in terms of the spread between...
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    I believe that Blizzard is migrating to the point...

    I believe that Blizzard is migrating to the point where justice points are eliminated from the game. I believe it simplifies the PvE side of things to only have one *compensation* currency. Follow...
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    My memory is really hazy, but don't they reset...

    My memory is really hazy, but don't they reset valor (convert to justice) when a new raid tier comes out and reset conquest (convert to honor) when a new PvP season starts? Therefore, there is no...
  11. Thread: PST - Episode 105

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    Lore, I think the community needs to be better...

    Lore, I think the community needs to be better educated in how to use scenarios. Consider the following:

    1) The first random scenario you run a day is worth double valor: 2 * 20 = 40 valor.
    2)...
  12. Thread: PST - Episode 102

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    I stand corrected. Not sure if it has changed...

    I stand corrected. Not sure if it has changed again, but according to my in-game calendar, my raid resets at 7:59 AM PST on Tuesday (PST server).

    -HP
  13. Thread: PST - Episode 102

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    How many 3AM guilds exist on a server? For...

    How many 3AM guilds exist on a server? For guilds that raid on Tuesday evening, do they require their raiders to log on an hour before the raid to knock out LFR?

    I don't understand why people...
  14. Thread: PST - Episode 102

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    LFR Reset Day -- If the goal is to have your...

    LFR Reset Day -- If the goal is to have your raiding team farm LFR prior to the progression raid night, why not move the progression raid night from Tuesday to Wednesday. To quote Lore, 'No one is...
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    Well done Weekly Marmot Lore; math is your friend...

    Well done Weekly Marmot Lore; math is your friend ^_^. With all of the burnout issues solved, your dislike for doing a handful of dailies remains. I believe that Blizzard's motivation for requiring...
  16. Thread: PST - Episode 98

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    With respect to the seventh question, "40:18 -...

    With respect to the seventh question, "40:18 - How do the random elements of some boss fights affect Challenge Mode times?":

    http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/5347864776#4

    There was a...
  17. Thread: PST - Episode 94

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    Just so that I'm not basing this on anecdotal...

    Just so that I'm not basing this on anecdotal evidence, time for some math.


    Wildhammer/Dragonmaw reputation:
    Neutral to Friendly = 3k
    Neutral to Honored = 3k + 6k = 9k
    Neutral to Revered = 3k...
  18. Thread: PST - Episode 94

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    You need to consider Blizzard's reputation grinds...

    You need to consider Blizzard's reputation grinds along a temporal axis. Head enchants were removed from reputation grinds because they were required across all tiers of raiding -- a fresh level 85...
  19. Thread: PST - Episode 93

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    You're looking at this from the perspective of a...

    You're looking at this from the perspective of a long time player. If you're a new player to the game, you're leveling a warrior and it's time to pick a profession at level 5 and think to yourself,...
  20. Thread: PST - Episode 93

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    I agree with the earlier poster that one of the...

    I agree with the earlier poster that one of the intents of the spirits of harmony is to get crafters out into the world. I posit that Blizzard most likely has metrics on the behavior of crafting...
  21. Thread: PST - Episode 91

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    Have you ever run a combat log for a...

    Have you ever run a combat log for a battleground? Check out how often and how many targets are *affected* by horde racials. Those are asymmetric abilities -- they are offensive and they affect...
  22. Thread: PST - Episode 91

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    I think you and Ed Park need to sit down and...

    I think you and Ed Park need to sit down and discuss the racials in World of Warcraft. The Horde racial abilities are far and away superior to the Alliance racial abilities.

    The only Horde racial...
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    I think that Lore's economic presentation is...

    I think that Lore's economic presentation is lacking. He discounts the fact that the BMAH does control the supply and minimum bid -- Blizzard can monitor and adjust both accordingly. If Blizzard...
  24. Thread: PST - Episode 83

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    I agree with MikeB -- the Black Market Auction...

    I agree with MikeB -- the Black Market Auction house is designed to suck gold from the WoW economy. I really think that if the BMAH is cross-server so that competition is among 10 million players...
  25. Thread: PST - Episode 79

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    A few thoughts on the Black Market AH. 1)...

    A few thoughts on the Black Market AH.

    1) Being able to obtain the original 10 man Amani War Bear via gold is not a big deal. On my server, we had raids selling the Amani War Bear for gold to...
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