New blog.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My new blog has been created.  It doesn't have a final title or layout yet but, it is there.

If you want to check it out it's at http://www.korzik.wordpress.com.  The new blog will be a general warcraft blog with plenty of rogue stuff mixed in.

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In hiding

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I haven't posted in a while because, well, I've barely been playing my rogue lately.  I'm not agreeing with some of my guilds decisions or the way they have been going about some other issues so I've been avoiding them for the time being and only logging in to raid a couple times a week.

I have an Alliance DK at level 80 now on my server.  It is interesting seeing things from a different side and the DK is fun to play. (not nearly as much as a rogue but, still fun.)

And with all that I've decided to close down this blog and possibly start up a more general WoWing blog.  There is a lot to talk about but, I feel it falls outside the scope of what I wanted this blog to be about.  If/when I do start that blog I'll be sure to post it here.  There will still be rogue discussion just with room for a lot of other issues also.

Thanks for the support and I hope to see ya around.

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Professor Putricide Says PvP is Good for Your Raid

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

PvP some people love it, others hate it.  Some raiders don't care one way or another but, feel that it isn't worth doing because it in no way will help them with their next boss.  To put it simply, those PvE heroes (I am a serious raider so I use that term in an affectionate way) are wrong.

There are many skills that PvP will help keep a lot sharper than Wrath's raiding content will. And unless you work at it, those skills will be rusty on the occasions where they are called upon in an encounter.  Let's take a look at a few:

  • Situational Awareness - This is likely the biggest one.  If you want to be successful in PvP you have to know where your enemies are and what they are doing.  Many people find it overwhelming to try to keep track of so much (how many are near you, how many friends are there, what class is everyone, who is moving towards an objective and, who are just there for killing, etc.)  But, if you can start to keep track of all of that information in a  battleground, a fight like Mimiron or Rotface will be a piece of cake.
  • Adaptation - Things rarely go as planed in any PvP encounter. You have to think on the fly and constantly adjust what you are doing depending on what cool downs you have and what ones they have. What spec they are and how they are playing it.  Not to mention terrain and other players joining the fight at any given time.  If you are used to thinking on your toes then it won't be such a shock if you have to do something out of the ordinary in a fight. (say kiting blood beasts or, taking over someone's role if they die mid fight)
  • Knowing your class - PvP requires you to know all of what your class is capable of and how to best use every ability in your spell book. There are very few combat abilities that do not have a use in PvP. In contrast there are several abilities that most think (think being the key word) aren't useful in PvE. And to be fair, for the most part they are right.  However, Blizzard knows you have them and may require you to use them in a fight. So you had best know how to.
Those are only three but, important reasons to try your hand at PvP. Even if you hate PvP I'm sure you know someone who enjoys it and can show you the ropes.  Do it for yourself.  Do it for your raid.

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Welcoming in 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Wow, it's has been busy, busy, busy for me lately.  The Christmas Holiday took up a lot of my time along with 3.3 and endless gearing for my alts.  (my resto shaman is ready for ICC and my prot warrior is almost there; both of whom have the perky pug)

Since my last post a lot has happened.  3.3 dropped, rogues where nerfed and, now just nerfed again. Two wings of ICC have been opened, the end of arena season 7 has been announced, Eviscerate X was released and, we all got to experience the game changer that is the Dungeon Finder tool.

With all of that I have realized that no matter how much I'd like to make this blog a regular thing.  It just won't happen.  I'll still be posting but, it won't be twice a week or even once a week.  When I have to something to say that I think would be something I'd read;  I'll post it.  I still have my video guide coming (just taking a little longer than I thought)

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So Plain!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

I seem to have lost my blog template.  Or more likely, the template I was using has had it's supporting images taken down.  I'm going to give it a little bit to come back up and if it doesn't I'll be on the hunt for a new one.

In other news.  I just got my 25,000 Honor Kills Achievement tonight.  Only 75,000 more until I can call myself Korzik of the Horde.

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Please help us, Akrios.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

We are slowing dying of suspense! 
Akrios from RogueRogue will be releasing his 10th non-arena video.  I for one can not wait!  I enjoy his videos and, have learned a good amount just from watching them.

And speaking of videos and soon, I have started to work on my guide to watching rogue PvP videos.  I have hopes that it will help out anyone that does not understand why these types of movies are so popular and how to get the most from watching them.

Yes, it was a short post but, it is 3:30am and I think it's time to call it.  Just wanted to update everyone and, to point out that another great movie is coming out soon.

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Facepalm: Check Your Poisons

Sunday, November 29, 2009

This isn't a post about letting your poisons run out mid fight.  Or even about forgetting to check that you have poisons applied before the pull.  This is a mistake I make far too often after Faction Champions in ToC.

Using the wrong poisons.   As Mutilate I run Instant in my main hand and Deadly in my off hand.  However for Faction Champions I switch to my PvP spec and use Dual Wound Poison.  The moronic part is I often forget about my poisons when I switch back to my PvE spec for Twins.  I'll run my normal pre-fight routine: check my flask, check my food, check my spec (via looking at my action bars), check my poison duration and, check what I'm wearing via clicking on my riad dps button Outfitter.  However, I tend to miss the fact that I have wound poison on my weapons after Faction Champions because, why would I ever have wound poison on in my PvE spec?

So a note to all the rogues at there who switch between specs for fights (and mainly to myself), whenever you switch specs; be sure to also check that you are using the correct poisons for that spec in addition to their durations.

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