Anaxie is passionate about this game. Sometimes it comes across as hostile/rude. He doesn't dance around subjects, he's blunt and to the point with his posts.
I was just reading this thread http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-5-4-Wait-what and noticed he was banned. After reading it I'm guessing thats why.
I'm not sure when WoL rankings became a standard for skill because most of the top 100 parses for any class typically involve a player ignoring fight mechanics in favor of personal dps. Also given how close the dps difference are in the top 200 it basically comes down to rng crits and kill times (if your raid has low dps you are pretty much screwed). This is fine for guilds that have everything on farm and meters are the only motivating thing left, but for players still progressing through content using the top of WoL as a benchmark is a bad idea. You should always be theorycrafting and min/maxing your class, but 99 times out of 100 if you are struggling on a boss it's because people are screwing up the mechanics not because of dps.
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I'd assume its a temp ban, because a full ban should only be for some crazy flaming or trolling on forums for no purpose.
On an off note, does ANYONE know why SoJ isn't working on the PTR? I've tried it several times on dummies and all I get after using a TV is the mastery side-damage. I've even looked at my skada meter and it shows nothing about this "extra damage" the seal is supposed to do. I'm assuming this is a bug, and that they will fix it soon.
Yes, it's bugged. I imagine (hope) it'll be fixed next build.
Also WoL is useless if you don't know what you're looking for, ranks come down to gear, how much you cheese and how your raid helps you to cheese. For instance you can tell your raid to not aoe at all on spirit kings maddning shout allowing you to solo aoe all the raid to "break" them.
You can tell your entire raid to not touch legs on Garalon leaving you with 100% uptime on them. Also you can make your raid kill a pack of adds on wind lord exactly when your CDs are back. The list goes on and on, point is that WoL top ranks are more about showing off how good a spec can do on any encounter if done the right way (a wierd and ignoring tactics way).
If you want a proper WoL parse look down couple ranks and see there or even better take the top parses, look back on their calendar and look for a fight they didn't "cheese". Trying to "reach" the top ranks without cheesing yourself isn't gonna happen unless another Ultraxion type fight comes along and even then you can time your raid to kill the boss exactly when your "cheeser" has done his last burst phase.
Don't use WoL wrong.
I generally only look at top guild first or second kill logs, they're usually the best. As for people talking about teachers....you realize people like anaxie don't have to be here to teach you...right? They take time out of their schedules to help you, if you don't want to respect that, then you don't deserve the help anyways.
It doesn't matter. Just the fact that he puts his stuff out there is more than enough reason to respect the guy.
Enough discussion on Anaxie and the ban. If you have an issue with the conduct of Moderators or with a ban, feel free to message Sunshine or a Super-Moderator (Blue Mod) on the forums to discuss it further.
Keep this great thread on topic, please!-Krekko
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Q: Today I had to bench myself as the raid leader on Sha of Fear 10m H progress because Ret DPS is terrible. Any buffs in sight?
A: I'm assuming you understand the problem where DPS is very hard to measure on that fight since everyone is so spread out
That made my day... sorreh
I'll probably get lyched for this, but here we go anyway.
It's not as bad fight as your first impression gives (at least my feelings were). P1 doesn't matter at all and for P2 you just have to go div. purpose + lights hammer + exo glyph to not feel completely useless in adds.
Defensively, for huddles especially we have alot of good stuff; Unbreakable spirit = -40% for self every huddle (or Purity, assuming it works, not tried) and selfless healer flash to save a low hp ally. bubble sac / loh / devo aura for those "3 healers in huddle" calls.
(can't post links) worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-juu6d5k2izxldeo9/analyze/dd/source/?target=111&s=2928&e=4161 Log for our last kill, 7/17 in adds and total damage done in P2 - sure it's not top but playing Ret can't expect to be #1 either, we just bring too much to raid.
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Didn't check rng of the fight tho, major part how many huddles you sit, of course.
light's hammer is kinda awful for p2 sha, adds being kitted in the most retarded spots means they aren't getting hit for long, ES is mostly fine, but it's also very strat dependent, i.e my guild doesn't have me or rvvo switch on adds till the much later waves when the boss is around 25% and our dmg on adds isn't terrible for the uptime we have on them. Ret's are great on 25 man sha btw fucking HA or DP fucking so stronk