Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Going To Carolina In My Mind

Yep, leaving tomorrow for North Caro-line-i-a as Stewie Griffin would say.

Have a wedding to attend, plan to be back Sundayish, it's a long drive.

I will have my Laptop, and I hope to blog, and maybe be on WoW a little in between golf and wedding preparations.

You've been Hathorned.

P.S. +5 Hathorn Pwn-Points (not affiliated with BRK Cool Points) if you can tell me the author of the song so subtly put in as my Title.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The New Fansite Kit

Is pretty darn cool.

The new Fansite Kit for Wrath of the Lich King released by Blizzard today here, is actually a barrel full of win.

It comes with a bunch of stuff including fact sheets, screenshots, and web building files.

Along with the new Fansite Kit, Blizzard has implemented a new feature that allows your to change your characters name, and more information can be found here.

You've been Hathorned.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Mod of the Week

This week's Mod is: Recount!

Recount is a damage meter that is designed with being a raid analysis tool and get better information on you can improve player’s performance. This is achieved via using graphs to better convey information than normal to show time based data or pie charts to get a better sense of proportions.

I use Recount myself as my primary raid tracking tool.

I highly recommend it to everyone.

You've been Hathorned.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pit Lord Destruction

Bigredkitty and I had a lot of fun in Hellfire Peninsula!

The stream doesn't do the movie enough justice, I suggest downloading it here:


You've been Hathorned.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Long Time No Post

Hey everyone,

I know it's been a long time since I last posted but I've been bogged down with family, work, and general stuff. Family came in from California on Tuesday, left today, really enjoyed seeing them.

I've been playing a lot of golf lately but that's beside the point, I have a question to answer.

"Dear Hathorn, I'm somewhat new to the Druid class. My friend had too much to do with work and school, and gave me his 70 Druid. He's currently in quest blues as well as some 5 man gear, and is specced Feral. This is my "first" 70 that I've gotten to play, and I wanted to try and start raiding with my guild and wanted to know some good base stats to have to start Kara, and be efficient at DPSing, and tanking.

P.S. Sorry for the anonymous, but I don't want to be caught by Blizzard for using someone else's account.

Thanks again!"

Well, thanks for the question Anonymous. Let's get to business.

Firstly, if you are looking for the type of gear you should use to tank, here is the perfect place.

All credit due to Emmerald for compiling such a great Feral Druid resource. As you see on the far left, the green numbers go in descending order of "effectiveness" the higher, the better. Of course, up at the top, you have specific slots, and Cat Burst DPS and Cat Sustained DPS.

Stat wise, what you're looking for tanking is:

19k armor (20k+ is recommended for post-Curator mobs.)
415 Defense if you have 3/3 SotF, if not, 490. (Get SotF.)
25-30% Dodge
13k HP
And some hit so you don't miss too many lacerates

For DPS:

~2k AP in Cat Form
~27% crit with LotP
~Attempt to be at the hit cap pre-Kara, if not ~90 or 100

You've been Hathorned.