Where PvP Gear Often Helps

Yes­ter­day, I talked about How to Read PvP Gear for PvE, and short­cuts on how to eval­u­ate PvP gear when it comes to enhanc­ing your PvE set. The big take­away from the arti­cle was: use PvP gear to patch your PvE set, not for over­all gear­ing.

Today, I’ll list as many of the com­mon­ly-patched cas­es I can think of. If Bliz­zard’s going to keep pol­lut­ing sprin­kling in pvp items in your pve instances/raids, you might as well cher­ry-pick pieces from the pvp side that will actu­al­ly help you in PvE.

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How to Read PvP Gear for PvE

Con­tin­ued from yes­ter­day’s Intro to Using PvP Gear for PvE.

(I apol­o­gize in advance for the for­mat­ting, I don’t have the patience for prop­er html cod­ing.)

PvP gear is typ­i­cal­ly heavy on the fol­low­ing stats. I’ll explain how each mat­ters in PvE.

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Intro to Using PvP gear in PvE

Raids and instances are PvE. Bat­tle­grounds and Are­na are PvP. You get to play mul­ti­ple ways with the same toon, it’s real­ly fun! The cool thing about WoW is that even in PvP, with no group, you can get gear to help you in PvE.

This arti­cle is writ­ten for the PvE play­er look­ing to sup­ple­ment their gear with some PvP gear. I’m assum­ing you are a new­bie raider who has been to a cou­ple of instances and wants to take the jump to Kara, ZA, Gru­ul and so on and not suck at your role. To do this, you can def­i­nite­ly help your­self out with some well-cho­sen PvP gear.

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The Declarative Voice and Blogging

A friend and I recent­ly had a con­ver­sa­tion about blog­ging. We talked about how when you’re blog­ging and you have some­thing you want to say, you have to write in the declar­a­tive or else the text comes off wishy-washy. He knew it was right, but it was his biggest hur­dle to get over.

I agree that it’s strange to sound so author­i­ta­tive… I mean, I hard­ly ever speak like this in vocal con­ver­sa­tion, unless what I’m say­ing is irrefutable, like “My daugh­ter is awe­some.” or “Fire is hot.”

At first, it did feel weird to write these arti­cles where I’m stat­ing my opin­ion as if it’s empir­i­cal truth. I don’t say that it’s absolute truth, but I also don’t start every sen­tence with “In my opin­ion”. That phrase is one of many that acti­vates a hid­den voice in a read­er’s head that says, “Stop read­ing this.”

Writ­ing for a blog is just like writ­ing an edi­to­r­i­al for a news­pa­per.

Like edi­to­ri­als, it comes down to lean­ing on the read­er to under­stand that the blog’s author is just anoth­er per­son who feels com­pelled to write. Express your opin­ions, trust your readers–they can han­dle it.

Disconnectors: Internet Impaired or Pug Menace?

I went on my first pug raid in quite a while: a full Kara clear with my most­ly-bat­tle­ground hunter. It was decent­ly fun; Kara’s a good time although by now I’ve spent entire­ly too much time there. This being sum­mer and all, the raid chat­ter tend­ed to cen­ter around gen­i­talia and bod­i­ly func­tions.

Over the course of the 3.5 hour run, a total of five of the ten ini­tial raiders left dur­ing the raid, every one of them by dis­con­nect­ing with­out warn­ing.

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