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I always thought I would love a no-trash dungeon. I came up in raiding in the days of MC and BWL, raids that were absolutely chock full of trash. AQ40? Oh, so much trash. Trash to the point of absurdity. Going into the original Naxxramas meant dealing with a huge space absolutely stuffed full of ro...

January 26th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Here's some pretty awesome news from the maven of all things hunter pet-related, Mania: Chromaggus is tameable on the beta servers. Chromaggus is a boss in Blackwing Lair known for keeping healers on their toes with a variety of debilitating debuffs, for making magic users curse his name thanks to...

November 22nd 2010 at 8:25pm 0 Comments
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I hate Sindragosa. It's not the fight -- sure, the stacks of Permeating Chill are annoying as a mutilate rogue, but you can cloak them away. The Ice Tombs are even kind of fun, especially if you can /dance with her before getting frozen -- see what kind of crazy contortionist positions you can get...

March 22nd 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what the names and faces behind WoW do in their off time? In the recent interview 1up had with Shane Dabiri, Rob Pardo, Jeff Kaplan, and Tom Chilton, we get to find out a bit about that -- at least in regards to some of the games that they're playing right now. Two of them wer...

June 13th 2007 at 11:02am 0 Comments
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If you've been to a few raids, there's no question that you've heard some interesting theories about loot distribution. The drops are determined by the precise time (to the second!) that the first player zones into the instance. Or perhaps the drops are determined by the class of the group leader. O...

June 9th 2007 at 7:31pm 0 Comments
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Reader Rokhan of Earthen Ring (EU) sends in this shot taken while his guild was learning the Nefarian encounter in Blackwing Lair. In case you're curious, the Hunter should never find himself tanking. (Rokhan! Couldn't you find your Feign Death button?!)Do you have a unique shot of Azeroth or Outla...

June 9th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Raid, meet Vaelastrasz. Vaelastrasz, meet raid. And, yes, Vael only looks cute and cuddly from a distance -- once you get close you're likely to find he has a mean streak. Eleve of Kel'Thuzad sent in this shot -- allowing us to enjoy the sights of Blackwing Lair without all the dying involved in lea...

March 20th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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When the expansion came around, we did a lot of speculating about what would happen to the "old" raid instances, now that the items were so much better in Outland. So now that people are working through the level 70 instances (that guy to the right isn't just Murmur on fire), what has happened back...

March 8th 2007 at 3:29pm 0 Comments
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So the guild Obsolete on Azjol-Nerub decided to run Blackwing Lair one last time to get their shiny Tier 2 pieces. According to the warlock Evriya, everything worked okay up until Nefarian, who did three class calls in 15 seconds and then turned all the living casters and rogues into warriors. Yes...

February 2nd 2007 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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We're going to side with our mates at WoW Insider and enshrine Rapwing Lair as the best World of Warcraft-inspired meme yet. Leeroy, Dives, please move aside for lyricist Shaun Connery. Rapwing Lair is an extensive "rhythmic project," as described by Connery, to detail how one defeats every single...

January 16th 2007 at 4:51pm 0 Comments
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On this, the last day before Burning Crusade, I feel the need to share with you the best piece of WoW media I've ever seen. Better than Leeroy Jenkins, better than 50 DKP MINUS, better even than Subudai ... I present Rapwing Lair, done by Shaunconnery of Advent on the Tichondrius server. To listen...

January 15th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Readers, if you have not yet met Nefarian, well, above you see him, perched on his throne in the heights of Blackrock Spire, in a shot courtesy of reader Versus. The fiery crown is standard, but the tiny hippogryph flapping cheerfully around his feet is an addition since the last time. Apparently no...

December 15th 2006 at 10:00am 0 Comments