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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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The MMO Report
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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. vtmoon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Melkandor View Post
    Wonder what benefit Druids have for that fight that they want to stack them.
    Nef gives a buff during the fight and I would imagine they cashed in on the bleeds feral druids get.
  1. kooz's Avatar
    Gathermate2 doesnt seem to be working with Arh atm and nodes are not showing, I don't know why it was posted on the front page here without due verification, there's tons of posts on curse addon site complaining about it.
  1. PanterA's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kooz View Post
    Gathermate2 doesnt seem to be working with Arh atm and nodes are not showing, I don't know why it was posted on the front page here without due verification, there's tons of posts on curse addon site complaining about it.
    Read up two posts on the previous page ..... or look at my post at the top of page 8.
    It does work exactly as shown in the YouTube video, so long as the files all go in the correct place.
    But yes, I do agree the instructions for the database file on the front page should be clearer.
  1. Stockli's Avatar
    Looool druid spam wish i was part of that raid
  1. Wowzzer's Avatar
    I am still a bit confused.

    There have been several times in past when a end boss hasn't been tested and bugs have gone live. I was under the impression that every attempt that is near a world first is watched by the GM's. So far the story goes that they watch but do not interject when they see a bug being abused but rather let it play out or hotfix it.

    People have compared this kill to that of Ensidia's where they found the bug with saronite bombs, no one said they couldn't, they stacked a profession to achieve a world first and used a bug I am sure they thought something dodgy about it. At the same time how can the idea that Rip has the damage buff per tick not be seen as a bit dodgy? Stacking profession and stacking a class for the use of a bug is somehow different?

    I will never be in a top guild, I am happy with my crew but what I find a bit off is the fact we cannot even look to these guilds for legitimate strategies because Blizz in their wisdom found that the strategies used were wrong. The Rip damage per tick was so wrong it was hotfixed ( so far as I can make out) Does this not count as an exploit to knowingly use something that gives an unfair advantage. There is nothing wrong in my view of stacking a class or profession, as long as there is skill or tactic behind it, the Rip damage buff was just blatantly overpowered and used to strong handedly trivialize an encounter.

    There were several druids in that raid that were no where near geared for even heroic dungeons let alone heroic mode raid, but their bugged damage was obviously more useful than bringing a geared and skilled player.
  1. sayednak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaoslux View Post
    Databases cant mess up with your latency, at best it might mess up with your FPS... but if your computer have FPS issues for using 1 database addon... you have bigger issues such as: Your computer sucks.
    Anyone can explain to me how you actually add a this addon's database in order for it to be active in-game?

    ---------- Post added 2011-01-26 at 01:16 PM ----------

    Would love to know how to add the database of the Archeaology Helper in order to have it working in-game.. Can anyone help me on that?
  1. Desire's Avatar
    It seems they will do anything for a kill and so be it if they want to be first.
  1. fuku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fews View Post
    Paragon 1: God, fuck Crackle.
    Paragon 2: I know man, but what are we supposed to do about it?
    Paragon 1: You know what? Druids.
    Paragon 2: What?
    Paragon 1: Druids, get all the fuckin druids in vent right now. Tranquility time.
    Paragon 2: Thats just crazy enough to work...

    WORLD FIRST

    pretty ingenious if you ask me

    and for the rest of you qqing about "bring the player not the blah blah" or whatever, thats for the rest of us, when we're epic'd out after a couple months of farming. world first is a race to see who can get it done fastest by whatever means necessary, for nef that means druid stacking. get over it, it isnt like you were thiiisss close to world first yourself.
    whatever means necessary? when did the United States Government get into wow politics?
  1. Goobal's Avatar
    good job fellas, keep it up
  1. Ekunyo's Avatar
    Gratz Paragon, and hilarious with 6 feral druids in the raid
  1. webdonkey's Avatar
    lmao... whooo paragon got worlds 1st...

    is that realy hard to get these days...

    as worlds first guild, you are sponsored, got good "gear" at home...

    all u need is dedication... and fuck all using exploits...

    whatever means necessary, i read somewhere... lawl , indeed, they do all to get a worlds first...

    but anyway /careface.

    was pro at tbc stage... it got old now... no one cares no more.

    goodie. you farmed your ass off.. prepared weeks in advance , and tested all on beta.

    and now ur happy ur worlds first...

    /facepalm!
  1. Kchekrik's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PanterA View Post
    That database needs to go in to your specific account folder, not the normal addons folder.
    ie. /WTF/Account/accntname/realm/character/SavedVariables

    They weren't showing up on mine until I put GatherMate2.lua file in that particular folder.

    And btw, if you have over-written the GatherMate2.lua file in the normal /Interface/AddOns/GatherMate2 folder, then re-install the addon so that it puts the original GatherMate2.lua back in there.

    Hope this helps.
    I've downloaded GatherMate2 and Archaeology Helper, then i've downloaded the datebase file linked in the article GatherMate2.zip, unzipped the file and put GatherMate2.lua in the folder /WTF/Account/accntname/realm/character/SavedVariables and im still not getting any nodes except from the ones i find myself. What am i doing wrong?

    ---------- Post added 2011-02-10 at 11:52 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Kchekrik View Post
    I've downloaded GatherMate2 and Archaeology Helper, then i've downloaded the datebase file linked in the article GatherMate2.zip, unzipped the file and put GatherMate2.lua in the folder /WTF/Account/accntname/realm/character/SavedVariables and im still not getting any nodes except from the ones i find myself. What am i doing wrong?
    Solved my own problem, i had wow installed on two different harddrives and i was fizzling with the wrong folder nubcake anyone?
  1. smallfish's Avatar
    Paragon needs more Druids
  1. Maddock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PanterA View Post
    That database needs to go in to your specific account folder, not the normal addons folder.
    ie. /WTF/Account/accntname/realm/character/SavedVariables

    They weren't showing up on mine until I put GatherMate2.lua file in that particular folder.

    And btw, if you have over-written the GatherMate2.lua file in the normal /Interface/AddOns/GatherMate2 folder, then re-install the addon so that it puts the original GatherMate2.lua back in there.

    Hope this helps.
    THANK YOU! I've been searching everywhere for this information.
  1. Nawon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Melkandor View Post
    Wonder what benefit Druids have for that fight that they want to stack them.
    I've seen some incorrect answers to this question. The fact that they chose to have so many druids was because a bug with the ability "Rip". If you google the video and watching it, you'll be watching it for a druids Point of View seeing some hits cause 800k damage. Even if you were a Balance druid.

    EDIT: I should learn to change page..
  1. Art3x's Avatar
    Holy necro!
  1. Unforgivenn's Avatar

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