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A Change in Focus

October 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Earlier this week I realized that of the tanking blogs I’m subscribed to, the only ones that are still updating are 2 prot paladin blogs and a bear blog.

Upon googling for warrior tanking blogs, I found none on the first two pages that were still updating.

This will not stand.

Uncrittable was originally going to be a warrior blog, but I made it a class-agnostic venture because I didn’t think I could say anything that wasn’t already being said in the warrior tank community. This worked out fine when Cataclysm was in beta and I could give purely theoretical information, but between betas, theory and speculation really don’t cut it.

By declaring this an explicitly warrior-centric blog, I free myself of the obligation (but not the ability!) to discuss the other tanking classes; which reduces the amount of time I have to spend researching each post by well over 75%; which means more posts and less guilt.

So keep an eye on this space!

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I’m Not Dead Yet

January 6, 2011 Leave a comment

For anyone who may actually be checking this space, but doesn’t hang out in my guild IRC channel, know ye that I just spent the past little-over-a-week out of town, doing social things. Uncrittable isn’t shutting down for lack of content just yet – in fact, I have some neat numbers to show you in an easily digestible spreadsheet form once I put a few finishing touches on.

Anyway, I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season, and that you got gobs of presents or whatever goodies you fancy. I’m off to play some more Minecraft.

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A Little Link Love: Mo’ Content, Mo’ Problems

December 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Recently, my WoW time has been occupied with… actually playing WoW! So instead of writing a marginally insightful post cribbed from assorted influences, I’ll throw you the influences and let you sort it out.

First up we have an old old old favorite of mine by Reversion of Looking For More: Profiling Tanking and Healing: the ‘Shape’ of the Fight. I’ve been meaning to bring this excellent post up for ages, but Reversion covers it so well that I honestly don’t know what to say on the subject. It deals with the effect that kill orders, CC and doing a pull right has on multitarget fights, which makes it particularly apropos now that we’re in the expansion’s 5-man phase. Go read it! It has pretty graphs.

Speaking of the 5-mans, Pwnwear has two very useful compilations: first, how to find them, and then how to beat them. I personally am keeping to my “Go into every (normal mode) instance fresh and have fun wiping while learning the mechanics” method of instancing, but I know not everyone is crazy. By the way, Death Knights, if you’re not following Pwnwear you definitely should be.

Now, on to the theorycrafting! Rhidach has laid out his preferred (paladin) tanking enchants for the expansion at Righteous Defense. Because paladins can reasonably block cap his priorities and preferences are a little different from mine and many of yours, but nonetheless it’s a solid starting point for any tank. On the warrior side, Lujanera is working out which meta gem we should use – +armor, or +block value? The math is ongoing on this one, so if you’re a mathy kind of person, come weigh in.

Finally, while you wait for me to finally get my act together and post up my pre-raid BiS list, check out Rhidach’s pre-Heroics gear list.

Veneretio Retires

October 25, 2010 1 comment

Veneretio, warrior guru and my personal Word of God in tanking, is quitting WoW and retiring his blog. He picked a good breaking point, I suppose, but going into new content without his guiding hand seems… empty. Scary even, and from a personal standpoint, a little bit too much like a coming-of-age novel.

Goodbye, Vene, and thank you for all you’ve done for us.

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Bee Pit Bingo: Bad Tanks Edition

October 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Sorry for the long period without updates. I do have an article in the works, on Vengeance. Originally it was going to be a short article, so I said “Oh hey cool, I don’t need to get any pictures!” Then it got looooong, so now I need pictures; but I only raid on Thursdays and Fridays, and Vengeance only really comes into its own in raids. So look for the Vengeance article sometime this weekend.

In the meantime, from Murloc Parliament via Looking For More, Bee Pit Bingo!

The idea of Bee Pit Bingo is to come up with 24 people/archetypes that you personally have run into in-game, and which you would like to throw into a pit of bees. I obviously went with a bad tanks theme. I’ve run into every single one of these tanks, whether in raids or in heroics, and they all deserve to be thrown into pits of bees. OK, except for maybe Capping Hit and Expertise. That’s sort of understandable, if misguided.

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