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Once upon a time, my guild was trying its hardest to down 25-man heroic mode Lich King. It was the very end of Wrath, and we were running out of time to put an end to the boss before the inevitable launch of Cataclysm. I had been playing an assassination spec since some point between Ulduar and...

February 27th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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When Blizzard introduced the dual spec system in patch 3.1, speculation almost immediately turned to the concept of the "triple spec." The idea seemed like an all-too-real possibility, gated behind the caveat of "We want to see how the system works first." Two years later, we have plenty of info...

March 2nd 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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We are quickly approaching the fifth anniversary of World of Warcraft's release (my calendar has it on the 23rd of November), and G4 has gotten a head start on celebrating -- they sent Morgan Webb over to Blizzard headquarters to talk to the team, including Tom Chilton, Alex Afrasiabi, and Jeff Kap...

November 1st 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Now, I was under the impression that Blizzard eventually wanted to combine the dual specs and equipment manager features -- they were taking their sweet time making sure it was exactly right, but eventually when you switched specs, you'd be able to switch into the gear you wanted at the same time....

May 21st 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Lotonero got his thread locked because he posted it in the wrong forum, but he makes an interesting point: rez sickness costs are higher than ever. Death costs are already pretty high -- when you're dressed in greens and blues it's not much of a problem, but get yourself down to red on some high-le...

May 15th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Now this is by no means the first time we've interviewed World of Warcraft's Lead Developer Tom Chilton (aka Kalgan) but we though with the recent release of Patch 3.1, this would be the perfect time to sit down with him and get the 411 on Blizzard's plans for their latest patch.WoW Insider: Blizzar...

May 5th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Welcome to Lichborne, your (usually) weekly (I swear) source for Death Knight news and tips.So now that Patch 3.1 is underway, the basic cookie cutter tank and DPS builds have begun emerging. The Patch 3.1 nerfs really haven't slowed us down in any major way, and with dual specs in, we're doing bet...

April 27th 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Sometimes the title of the post says it all. Is your raid leader requiring dual specs? If not, is he or she planning to?While I've retired from my raid leading responsibilities, back in the day I probably would have "asked nicely" a few people to pickup dual specs, even going as far to have the gui...

April 21st 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It's been a long old twenty four hours but the US servers have had Patch 3.1 running life for a little while now. I can just imagine the thousands of people swamping Ulduar, the Argent Tournament and every class trainer from Azuremyst to Thunderbluff will be stood on by thousands of toons trying to...

April 15th 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Here we are ladies and gentleman, the official patch notes for the live version of patch 3.1. Features of this patch include: Dual Specs Ulduar Argent Tournament Major Class Changes Swimming Mounts New Inscriptions A few reminders about these notes. First, they were obtain...

April 13th 2009 at 11:35pm 0 Comments