Thursday, March 31, 2011

Threat While DC'ed

Tonight we did an awesome job take down a total of five bosses which included two new ones, Chiimaeron and Maloriak! The guild is really starting to come together and our wipes are not so much from total retard moves as they are from simple errors here and there. During the Maloriak fight I actually d/c'ed! The group maintained their cool though; the threat I had built up lasted until I was logged back in! Yeah you heard it right I maintained threat through a dc :) Thats what a death threat does to someone, even when they can't see you they know you are coming :P

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tidy Plates

Let me first start out by apologizing for the lack of post since beginning this blog. I have been sick for a while and just couldn't get to it.

In a game like WOW there is fine a line between having the right amount of add-ons and having too many IMHO. In my years of play I have used an entire gambit of add-ons. Many of these were useful while others made you wonder why they were ever written in the first place. I currently use the NUI bundle along with a few that I have added in like my Blood shield tracker, auctioneer and inventory management. I also have the normal DBM, recount and Omen, which in my opinion if you play WOW for anything more than it's social networking capability you should have. I was recently introduced to another little add-on by my GM which I am adding to my list of "you shouldn't attempt to play without it" Tidy Plates makes "Control V" look like the garbage it is. When Threat Plates is added to that it becomes a tanks dream come true in AOE pulls. Depending on how you set them up the bars start in one color(for me it is red) then turn green when the tank has them. They also get smaller the more "threatened" they become. From the DPS side this really helps to because at a glance one knows that the tank has all of the mobs.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


For some of you who happened to surf by, or that belong in some way to that big brother who is always watching us don't fear this blog is about a game....that game being World of Warcraft in its latest expansion Cataclysm. I am Convel, Death Knight of Vytis on the realm Darkspear. My primary spec is that of blood(offspeced frost currently) which means I make things hit me while the rest of the group gets the glory for massive damage caused, at least most of the group the healer gets as much glory as I do. I don't claim to be the best tank in the world, truthfully don't want that title I just enjoy being right in the middle of the fight. Most if not all of the post here will involve being that center bulwark; the subject of tanking as a Death Knight and generating threat. I didn't start out as a tank in fact my first toon was a clothie caster, then I went heals for a while. My first tank was actually supposed to be melee or pvp but because Pali's were so needed as tanks at the time I was conned into it, now I prefer tanking over everything else.