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


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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