"With about a week left to go in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, our favorite wiki WoWwiki gets with the Olympic spirit and holds the WoWlympics, a scavenger hunt-type contest over at their site. With the help of Blizzard, WoWWiki is giving away five Wrath of the Lich King US Beta keys and twenty Worldwide Invitational cards which contain the codes for EU Beta keys and the Tyrael vanity pet. Both US and EU Beta keys can be converted for use between regions as necessary. The WoWlympics kick off with Clopper Wizbang asking players to search the site for five missing items, each located on a WoWwiki page, providing clues along the way. Each item or wiki page is worth one entry to the WoWlympics sweepstakes, with a bonus three entries for finding all five -- a total of eight entries eligible for the grand draw. You've got until the 25th of August to find all five rings -- and if you're stumped, you might just need the help of a lore nerd. If you're a sucker for scavenger hunts, eager to get into Beta, or want a mini-avenging angel, head on over to WoWwiki's WoWlympics page and get started! Yeah I made that mistake and was like ""Well this is easy, I've already found quite a few RINGS. Then I read the contest information and realized my mistake."" The second clue sucks. I'm not a lore-nerd so I ended up just opening a TON of pages for about 20 minutes until I just by happenstance found the correct page. All the others I guessed on the first try. Heres hoping for the pet, it'd be a nice addition to my collection. The last one was REALLY annoying. As I was looking I actually dismissed the correct page thinking that, nah, it couldn't be it.
Then, very annoyed, I decided I would look at two final pages before giving up for a while and the first of the two was it. As a hint, I can assure you that you are overthinking it and the page in question is easier to stumble upon then you would think. Easier hunt when you realize that all the pages that have equiptment pieces link back to the WoWWiki Olympics contest page, and Wikimedia software will show you which pages link to a given page. " "Heals, Heals, Heals This is almost entirely a PvE concern. Druids on the forums have mentioned that they'll use lower ranked HoTs to top off raid members against situational damage. They're just handling incidental damage that comes up, that isn't really key to keeping the entire party alive. wow gold
In other words, not worth the mana for a full-blown high level spell. Mana is mana, and if you're trying to conserve against the cost of casting, then you're going to see an effect on your over-time longevity. Druids have the reputation for being pretty mana-efficient, however, so I'm not entirely convinced downranking is a huge deal here. Still, it's definitely a fair point to raise. Eggs which have not yet hatched! Cyclone has only a single rank in The Burning Crusade, and that holds true (so far) for Wrath of the Lich King. wow gold
With the downranking change, it may not even be necessarily for developers to put together an upgrade to this key Arena talent. Other spells -- Starfire, for example -- may still see some yet-unrealized benefit from downranking. As it stands now, I guess we'll never know. A final warning Two fair warnings come to mind as I'm wrapping up here. First and foremost, Wrath of the Lich King is still in beta. wow
Things can change, changes can be reverted, and we have no way to know (for sure) what's coming down the pipe.
So, while it may seem like doom and gloom for downranking right now, we don't know what the future brings. Second, and this is really the key: we lack context. We don't know everything about the game environment as it will be, in order to judge the new situation. wow gold
The downranking change sounds like it's gamebreaking, like it's totally going to wreck any number of our tactics. But the reality is that we can't gauge with 100% certainty how downranking is really going to play out. If our gear is tricked out so that we regenerate over 9000! mana a second -- casting the bigger rank spells won't make a difference to our pool. And, not to mention, they can still balance. mp3 player
""Base mana"" is what your mana pool would be completely naked, not wearing any gear. So while going by a percent of mana makes the casting cost sound like a big number, we don't know what it'll actually be relative to gear standards at level 80. Mana pools gained from gear's Intelligence isn't calculated when you consider ""base mana."" This wraps up this week's look at downranking and the furry set. wow gold
I really feel that the change affects us -- but it's not the end of the world. "