While there hasn’t been much news on the class information front for Warlords of Draenor, I’ve been writing elsewhere about WoW.
Attn: Boosted Warlocks
You already know I wrote a series of warlock guides before leaving Blood Pact, but Wowhead came to me after the class column cuts and asked if I’d like to write a warlock guide for the freshly boosted 90s.
Wowhead has revealed its new class guides, and yep, I helped make the warlock one.
So go forth, use it, comment on it, etc.
Do keep in mind that it’s intended for the freshly made warlocks, and therefore it assumes one isn’t going to jump hardcore into the class on the first day. If you’re wondering why I forgot about min/maxing gear or a BiS list or why isn’t demo stance-dancing on there, it’s because new people just simply don’t need to be overwhelmed with that info. There are plenty of boosted 90s who are still trying to get the hang of which pet to use, nevermind spellplay tricks.
A guildmate boosted a warlock with the intent to raid immediately in heroic Siege with us. While he has the company of myself and two other guilded warlocks (plus a former warlock turned healer) to ask questions, other fresh warlocks might not. The biggest change he’s noticed that helped him a lot was some UI changes to help play affliction. Good thing I’ve written a warlock guide on those elements as well:
- How to arrange your unit frames as a DPS — particularly, boss & focus frames help for affliction multidot spamming.
- The differences between single target, multitarget, and AoE
- Tracking DoTs & cooldowns, featuring Weak Auras & TellMeWhen
- Keybinds, featuring my own layout of spells to keyboard & mouse
- Everyone raves about my green destro fire auras, but I have other warlock Weak Auras to share
- Macros for your warlock, featuring mine.
- An intro into boss mod arrangement as a DPS
Penultimately, if you are planning on jumping into Siege with your new warlock, I’ve already written the loot guide for that as well.
Finally, it is a PvE-focused guide with a few snippets of PvP information, but I’d like to help out on the introducing warlocks to PvP front as well. I need help on that, and unfortunately it’s hard to find PvP information that isn’t outdated by a couple of seasons or is just straight gearing advice. I’d like to help introduce warlocks to tips and tricks on how to PvP as a warlock, whether that’s the use of pets or various talent use or how specific arena compositions with warlocks work.
So if you’re a PvP warlock and you would like to help spread the PvP love, you can email me here at my blog with tips and tricks or links to your own guides, whether it’s a blog or a Youtube/Twitch channel. (I already subscribe to a few PvP warlocks on Youtube; Twitch depends because I can’t always catch the streams live.)
Quipping for FinalBoss
You should catch up on episodes of FinalBoss if you’re not already watching the show.
FinalBoss is a videocast about high-end raiding. They bring in the best of the best in the PvE world to come talk down to earth about their class and spec. If you can’t make it to the live Twitch stream every Sunday at 1pm Pacific (4pm Eastern, 10pm CET), the show uploads on Mondays to Youtube and Stitcher or iTunes for the audio-only version.
It really shows how well Bay organizes it all. The questions are direct and specific, the interviewees have answers prepared, but the show’s not so rigid it can’t have fun at the same time. I’m behind the scenes a little bit now, and I can see the level of work and organization that goes into making the show; these guys & gals work hard to make a quality show every week. It’s been a great crew to work with so far.
Previously, former Inconspicuous Bear Reesi was writing the intro blurbs for each episode. Now I’ve stepped into her shoes to quip and recap for the show before the episode uploads each Monday. From Episode #32 onward I’ve written the episode intro, and I’m quietly lurking in the chatroom each Sunday taking notes. Summarizing a 60-90 minute show in under 300 words is a little bit of a challenge for me as a writer, so I find the work entertaining.
Whenever you read an episode intro by me, I hope you like puns.
So come by and say hello, and stay a while to watch a pretty awesome online show about PvE in WoW.
My guild is recruiting!
We’ve got some spots opening up for the rest of Siege of Orgrimmar until Warlords of Draenor.
We’re specifically looking for:
a tank of any class
a paladin (or two) of any spec
Guild progression: We’re a 25-man guild on Alliance-side US-Elune (PvE). Our focus is to complete the content when it’s current and heroic modes are gravy to us. That said, we’re also 10/14 25H right now, and Thok is our current brick wall.
Atmosphere: We have a lot of written rules, but don’t let that bog you down. We run with EPGP as our loot system, and if we’re gearing you up, you’ll tank your PR plenty. We have lots of in-guild jokes you can pick up on during trash in raids. If you don’t see us in WoW, a good half of us are playing Diablo III in the UR clan.
Raid Hours: We raid Wed/Thurs/Sun, typically starting at 8pm Eastern/server and ending at 11pm, with one 10-15min break somewhere in the middle. We may or may not trim our raiding hours or days down as we go into summertime, so let us know if you’re interested even if the hours aren’t quite right!
Gear/Experience We’re Looking For: While we can bring applicants up to speed in experience and gear, we’d prefer an experience minimum of 14/14N Siege in either 10 or 25man. We’d love you more if you have heroic experience and gear.
Sounds great! How do I apply? Just make an account on our forums with your intended main’s name and put up an application for our officers and members to look at.
Yo, I got questions about your guild!
- Our coGMs: Mindalen + Ranico
- Our other officers: Lissanda + Trusker + Zweibella.
- If you want BattleTag contact: Lissanna#1777 or Mindalen#1769.
You can also talk to me on Elune at Ponerya or on BattleTag as Poneria#1125. Just give a friendly message about your class/spec LF guild in the BattleTag request so I know what’s going on with a random person on my Battletag requests.