Tanking for Dummies


Trials of being a Part-Time Raider
May 11, 2009, 12:01 am
Filed under: Raiding | Tags: , , ,

As I have alluded to many times in this space I don’t get too much raiding action these days.  In fact, I get on WoW maybe once or twice a week.  Ironically, I probably spend more time writing for Tanking for Dummies in an average week than I do playing.

What can I say?  There is a lot of stuff going on in my head that I want to share.

Needless to say, Axiom is not a casual raiding guild.  So where does that leave me?  There are some unique challenges to being part time.

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…the 10-man loot too.
April 10, 2009, 12:01 am
Filed under: Gear, Raiding | Tags: , , , , ,

I think from the shorter list and the larger number of unknowns, it’s somewhat obvious the 10-man has had less testing than the 25-man.

Weapon Legacy of Thunder Thorim-10
Weapon Shiver Hodir-10-Hard
Weapon Stoneguard ?-10
Shield The Boreal Guard Hodir-10-Hard
Shield Shieldwall of the Breaker Auriaya-10
Hands Adamant Handguards Trash-10
Head Ironbark Faceguard Freya-10
Legs Gilded Steel Legplates Leviathan-10-Hard
Legs Archaedas’ Lost Legplates Auriaya-10
Shoulder Shoulderguards of the Solemn Watch ?-10
Waist Stormtempered Girdle Razorscale-10
Wrist Flamewatch Armguards Leviathan-10
Cloak Cloak of the Iron Council Iron Council-10
Cloak Saronite Animus Cloak Vezax-10
Ring Signet of Winter Hodir-10
Neck Fervor of the Protectorate Trash Mobs-10
Neck Mark of the Unyielding ?-10

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How to Raid Casually
February 23, 2009, 12:01 am
Filed under: Raiding, Stupid Tanking | Tags: , , ,

…or how to succeed at raiding without pissing off the people who matter.

My first raiding experience, for the better part of two years, was a casual one.  For better, or worse, I feel like I have a pretty good grip on what constitutes effective casual raiding and what causes casual raid groups to implode.

Most attempts to address this conflict, between playing “casually” and being a “raider” have focused on the leadership side of things.  But the bricks and mortar of a raid group are not the leadership, but the individual raid members.  So this is a bit of advice to the guild or group that is thinking of taking the leap.

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