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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
It's monday, and it's time for the first MMO Report of 2011!



Comics
Dark Legacy Comic #271 and Teh Gladiators #200 are out!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Nefarian World First Kill, Archaeology Helper, MMO Report, Comics started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 177 Comments
  1. Kyiran's Avatar
    So much for "bring the player"...
    "bring the player" has never been true for bleeding edge progression.
  1. meeq's Avatar
    Pretty useless addon, you will get the eye on teh artefacts, after you will dig 500+ of em, so you dont need any huds, and dbs that will mess up your latency
  1. Karot's Avatar
    Bah, world first schmorld first. DLC is far more entertaining!
  1. Orodoth's Avatar
    man thats a lot of druids! congrats Paragon.
  1. dark666105's Avatar
    Solar Beam + Glyph of Solar Beam + nowhere for the adds to run (the pillars in phase 2) = 15 second silence per boomkin every minute x 3 boomkin per pillar = neutering phase 2
  1. Chaoslux's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by meeq View Post
    Pretty useless addon, you will get the eye on teh artefacts, after you will dig 500+ of em, so you dont need any huds, and dbs that will mess up your latency
    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.
  1. Reemix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by wigg1es View Post
    So much for "bring the player"...
    Yeah, that disappeared when Cata hit.
  1. tricdru's Avatar
    Holy damn, that's a lotta Droods.
  1. Alianthos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dark666105 View Post
    Solar Beam + Glyph of Solar Beam + nowhere for the adds to run (the pillars in phase 2) = 15 second silence per boomkin every minute x 3 boomkin per pillar = neutering phase 2
    Could be, but interrupting is not hard at all (maybe different on HM ?)

    My guess ? Feral stacking while using the 30 min bleeding buff from BRC (30% chance to proc 7k damage on bleeds) = super high damage burst. Boomkin stacking for roots makes sense too, but some other class have very reliable CC too : priests, for instance, or survival hunters (sting). Why not stack those instead ?
  1. Sonrisa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dark666105 View Post
    Solar Beam + Glyph of Solar Beam + nowhere for the adds to run (the pillars in phase 2) = 15 second silence per boomkin every minute x 3 boomkin per pillar = neutering phase 2
    Yeah except they are inmune to silence.

    My take on 11 druids is either a typhoon rotation for phase 3 adds or they need the tranquilitys for phase 2. Or maybe both.
  1. bloodwine77'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.
    Back in WotLK I had gearscore addon installed, and after a couple weeks my WoW experience would bog down. It probably had more to do with addon chatter with other gearscore users, but if I would clear the database it'd speed back up for a little while. I then switched to GearScoreLite and had no adverse affects on my experience. Now that Blizzard added the character item level to the UI there is really no need for gearscore anymore. Now if Blizzard would only just add an, "Equipped Item Level" stat to the character pane.
  1. Cornstarched's Avatar
    I dont know how u got your gathermate 2 to do that, but iv never had a miniscreen over my character like u have. Iv spent 4 hours combing through all 3 of thoes addons including archy and i cant get it to do how you have in the vid. Explane b4 i explode
  1. Vongimi's Avatar
    Lol thats a pretty off the wall strat... but it works!
  1. Royalite's Avatar
    Kinda funny cause blizz was worried about druid stacking in raids...

    Although they felt the reason would be for innervates.

    They ended up still stacking druids but for another reason >.>
  1. TheKilzyk's Avatar
    Gratz Paragon !! druids rull the world !
  1. Mnementh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dark666105 View Post
    Solar Beam + Glyph of Solar Beam + nowhere for the adds to run (the pillars in phase 2) = 15 second silence per boomkin every minute x 3 boomkin per pillar = neutering phase 2
    That doesn't work. Solar Beam interrupts the cast that is going on at the time. It does not prevent the following casts as it's a silence not an interrupt. They, like most raid mobs, are immune to the silence effect.

    ---------- Post added 2011-01-10 at 03:33 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Alianthos View Post
    Could be, but interrupting is not hard at all (maybe different on HM ?)

    My guess ? Feral stacking while using the 30 min bleeding buff from BRC (30% chance to proc 7k damage on bleeds) = super high damage burst. Boomkin stacking for roots makes sense too, but some other class have very reliable CC too : priests, for instance, or survival hunters (sting). Why not stack those instead ?
    Ferals can root too... insta root glyph means you lose momentary dps instead of dedicated tanks or other people to kite CC. Roots last essentially the whole duration.
  1. Pnad's Avatar
    bring the player not the class

    unless they are druids!

    what a joke.
  1. rochedo's Avatar
    "bring the player" will work when 25 druids can kill deathwing until that we can't play all in our favourite class druid :P
  1. Theholypally's Avatar
    grats on stacking 11 druids.
  1. Posi's Avatar
    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.

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