Archive for September, 2010

The Nuclear Clock Is At 11:59

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16, 2010 by firsthandtengen

Deathwing is coming. 4.01 is out on the PTR and Boubille over at MMO-Champion has suggested that Cataclysm will be out by the first week in November. The Icecrown Citadel buff is going away, Mankirk is about to embark on a mission of revenge for his wife, and Zul’Gurub will be reduced to ruins, sinking like atlantis along with the tiger mount I will now place next to the Amani Warbear on the shelf of things I wasn’t able to get before they were removed from the game (Tabard of the Protector and the black recolor of the Paladin tier-2 armor set are on that shelf as well).

A long time ago (about 10 months ago) I made a post which mentioned a list of goals I wanted to achieve. I don’t think I was specific about the timeframe in the post, but “before cataclysm” seems as good a cutoff as any. Now, with its release date around the corner, I decided to look back on my old list and see how I’ve done. Continue reading

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On the Future of Paladin Soloing

Posted in Uncategorized on September 15, 2010 by firsthandtengen

Everyone keeps ending up on this blog while googling for “Paladin solo Doomwalker.” I had no idea this was such a popular passtime. Is this some Paladin right-of-passage I don’t know about?

Well, I got myself copied over to the 4.01 PTR to learn the new paladin tanking mechanics and ability priority as well as test-drive the new talents so when Cataclysm comes out I can hit the ground running. Two things became immediately clear to me: 1) I had alot less buttons to push and this bothered me. 2) I am not nearly as immortal as I used to be and this bothered me.

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