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Nefarian Heroic World First Kill by Paragon
Paragon defeated Nefarian in Heroic mode a few hours ago and was the first guild in the world to achieve that! Congratulations to them for spending so much time and fur shampoo on that kill!



Addon Review - Archaeology Helper (by chaud)
Archaeology Helper is the perfect compliment to Archy. It enables nodes to be displayed on a HUD using GatherMate2. You need both addons enabled to fully utilize ARH.

After installing the addons, you will first notice the addon toolbar that appears in the center of your screen. Click and drag anywhere on it that is not a button to reposition it. Mousing over each button or area will tell you what it does. Using ARH is simple, just survey and select the color you got after aiming your character in the same direction as the telescope is pointing. You can either use the buttons on the included toolbar or bind keys in the settings. Making sure not to move until after marking is important to increase the accuracy of the overlay zones.

Generally the fastest way to clear a digsite is starting at a randomly selected node on the off chance that you actually pick the right one. The fragment is very rarely on the red line when surveying, so pick a side close to where the red area starts and check for that fragment. When looking at the HUD, the red circle surrounding your player arrow shows approximately how far out you can find an object, make sure to stand on the center of known nodes as they are not positioned perfectly.

Here is a database that is more complete than any other I have found that includes data from Archy, GatherMate2Data, other people, and my own digging, it is still missing a few nodes from higher level Archaeology, so don't be surprised when you find one that isn't included by default. If you are running Archy alongside ARH, make sure to submit your Archy.lua file from SavedVariables to the author's website (after he fixes it) to increase the nodes in the database!

Below you can see the HUD overlay during a normal survey and an example three red survey results that lead directly to your fragment.

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This article was originally published in forum thread: Nefarian World First Kill, Archaeology Helper, MMO Report, Comics started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Cactrot's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Posi View Post
    Can I point out to all of the whining QQers that the Druid class is the only class that can be tank, melee, range and heals? Thanks.
    Not really relevant to why there are so many.

    However, as someone already said "bring the player" has been explicitly stated by blizzard to not be true for bleeding edge content. They do crazy strats and will stack what they need to. The game is not balanced around world firsts, and the things I have to say about anyone who believes it should be would probably get me banned.

    Go paragon. Woo druids. Lets see if it leads to a change in how it works.
  1. Aonix's Avatar
    grats paragon , many druids there
  1. Tang's Avatar
    From what I understand, there's a glitchy interaction between the Stolen Power buff and Rip. Not sure if it's because you can keep refreshing it, or it's just specific to that ability in general, but apparently you can do a truckload of extra damage by stacking up the Stolen Power buff and then using Rip as your first attack (this used up the buff but massively buffs Rip).

    I haven't done the fight and certainly haven't seen this tactic in action, but this is how I understand it. So the "fix" is to change Rip or change the way the buff works.
  1. Acww52's Avatar
    Grats paragon, Cant wait for a video. If were getting one.
  1. Spazzer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Antuzin View Post
    Paragon needs more Druids
    I want to make it clear I am 99.9999% sure that they did not have that many druids if they do I take it back however I sniff Potion of Illusion.... Yummy.

    Potion of Illusion, More Bearz!

    ~Spazzer
  1. Zergal's Avatar
    moar druids
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    DLC is quite good. I really liked how the argument between the gnomes feels believable.
  1. Posi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cactrot View Post
    Not really relevant to why there are so many.
    Why isn't it relevant? My point is that Druids can replace any other class making the use of more of them not uncommon. You can have four druids in one raid focusing on four different types of gear because of this difference; it's the same as having a rogue, hunter, holy priest and prot paladin. They're different "classes" or "specs" depending on your opinion/views that bring different abilities to the raid.

    It's hardly the same as stacking say 10 mages or rogues.

    EDIT: I would also hope Blizzard sees it this way as well because that was their own design of the class and must have considered that possibility.
  1. Ohforfsake's Avatar
    @ people "bring the player qq" -- that -=NEVER=- worked for world's first. Blues themselves confirmed that, it's not their goal to balance the game around world's 1st. Remember warlocks stacking? World 1st is a phenomen, a cheat in some way or another, always. They will find a way and bring whatever gives any kind of awkward advantage, something that will never be available for a normal guild. This time it's druids, another kill it might be something else. For cho'gall for example they ditched out all the melee. See what i mean?

    I only want to know what exactly those druids were doing, out of curiosity.. Rooting, most likely.. Instacast roots work great on nef, i could tel that from my very own experience.. And even though im feral dps, popping for 1 second out of cat form to refresh a root doesnt affect my dps anyhow. Probably also offtanking.. And of course all of them could do tranquility, which is extremely potent even in case of feral.

    @ the guy "I would also hope Blizzard sees it this way as well because that was their own design of the class and must have considered that possibility." -- are you new to this game? All this "Hybrid" approach was nothing but excuse to keep the class gimp for many years. Druids were utter crap in vanilla and half-crap through burning crusade, for anything other than healing, thatnks to that "design" - i spit on it, thank all the gods it's gone. It doesnt work in world of warcraft. The only way to make a class powerful is to lead it on a way of specialisation. That's the only way. And no, having too many druids in one guild, even though different specced, would suck regardless. Class synergy is still very potent, not to mention gearing issues with a limited gear pool in any progression guild.
  1. Deathwing Aspect Of Death's Avatar
    now do you see why i had people rez my boy and my daughter
  1. Cyzen's Avatar
    I might be dumb, dunno, but here's my problem with the addons. Arch Helper is working great only problem is I can't get it to work with Archaeology/ Arch Helper. I installed the Database too. Any ideas?
  1. myrddinde's Avatar
    I suppose they used the Moonkins for a) multidotting Nefarian/Onyxia (tons of dps) b) Tranquility (it scales with spellpower not and is not better for resto) in phase 2 to outheal Lightning machine (AoE HEavy AoE, that happens each 10%) to reduced damage needed in p3 and c) yep maybe they got some form of roots for adds, too.

    On a sidenote Potion of Illusion works on any form the player is isn, Bear, Cat, Naga (!!!), ... etc.
  1. Rigrot's Avatar
    I still havent seen a kill with all of 1 class, IM WAITING!
  1. Nexus2089's Avatar
    Grats on single handedly nerfing druids.
  1. Vinniel's Avatar
    If I'm not mistaken one of the druids has a ravager pet? Even though there's probably some form of druidstacking I doubt the 11 are all really druids. It's an awesome killshot though with all the fur
  1. Demoncrash's Avatar
    Grats to Paragon on the kill. Do you have to kill all the end bosses to access Sinestra or just Cho'Gall?

    Also, DLC epic as always.
  1. meeq's Avatar
    getting trolled by screenshot ! wp
  1. erwil's Avatar
    getting trolled by screenshot ! wp
    Damn, don't ruin it. I was enjoying the QQ.
    Congrats Paragon!
  1. Heimia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cactrot View Post
    Not really relevant to why there are so many.

    However, as someone already said "bring the player" has been explicitly stated by blizzard to not be true for bleeding edge content. They do crazy strats and will stack what they need to. The game is not balanced around world firsts...
    Let me just stop you right there. What the hell is this game balanced around then?
    Everyone keep saying "The game is not balanced around this" when it's something out of the ordinary. What is the game balanced around then? As I see it this game isn't really balanced at all. Not balanced around heavy progressing PvE-guilds. Not around casual "twice-a-week" raiding guilds. Certainly not around PvP. Class imbalance is a fact.

    So what is this game really balanced around?
  1. Mourning's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vinniel View Post
    If I'm not mistaken one of the druids has a ravager pet? Even though there's probably some form of druidstacking I doubt the 11 are all really druids. It's an awesome killshot though with all the fur
    Shh, I wanna see if Potion of Illusion can get a class nerfed :P

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