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World of Warcraft Cheats, Tips, and Tricks. Play Like an Expert!

by admin on Feb.02, 2010, under Computer, Warcraft

There are a lot of raiding guides on the Internet and they all claim to provide the best, biggest and most thorough routes through the different aspects of end-game content. But, the truth is that many of them are incomplete, poorly written, or hard to understand for noobs. While I’m not exactly in that last category, I remember when I was and it was tough going. Finding someone who understand what a noob knows and doesn’t know and can write for them is tough.

So, when I found out about T Dub Sanders’ new PvE Bible, I was excited to see what he could do with all that bulky end-game content. After all, with dozens of different encounters, hundreds of different modes, and thousands of different group compositions, there are a lot of different little details you can get snagged on in a raid.
And T Dub is the guy who everyone knows can pull it all together. His PvP guide is still the biggest and best one on the Internet, months after its release. He has even further grown his profile with his monthly Warcraft Formula updates and now he has the PvE Bible which I think we all know will be a big success.

But, the real questions is whether or not the guide is going to be worth the purchase price. Is this thing as good as we are all assuming it should be?

The answer is a big resounding yes. T Dub Saunders is a big star in the WoW guide community and he’s gotten there by showing that he has an eye for detail and a skill for the game that is nearly unmatched by his peers. The result is the PvE Bible.

Just to give you a quick idea of everything he throws in, this thing is complete with every single encounter in WotLK content up through patch 3.2 and is currently being updated for the new Onyxia encounter and the upcoming Icecrown Citadel. The guide is massive too – over 300 pages of solid content, all of it written with the deft hand of someone who understands what it takes to truly get through a raid with a group in mind (not just a single role). If you need a raiding guide, don’t settle for the cruddy free stuff floating around out there. Check out what T Dub is offering with his PvE Bible – trust me, you won’t regret it.

When you start raiding for the first time, the biggest culture shock many players face is the fact that the character style they’re used to playing might not be good enough for the raid leader. There are players who, as Paladins, Druids, Warlocks, or Priests might be required to shift their talent specs, their style of play or their location in the raid according to who shows up on raid night and how many players are going into the raid. If you want to be drawn upon as much as possible and to prove that you are worth the efforts of your guild leaders, you need to be flexible and willing (plus able) to adapt quickly.

How Will You Adapt

To be fair, some classes don’t need to adapt all that much. Mages, Warlocks, and Warriors are not going to be asked to change what they do. They have roles in a raid that don’t change all that much. They might be asked to get a certain ability ready or to make certain items, but they’re not going to need to move. A Warrior with Protection spec is usually a tank, and Mages and Warlocks are always DPS (though Warlocks might on occasion prove useful as ranged OTs for short spurts).

However, those of you out there with hybrid classes such as the Paladin, Druid, Shaman, or Death Knight (and sometimes Priest), will find that your role in the fight becomes much more fluid. In some fights, a DK or Druid might prove to be a more effective tank for resistance reasons while Shamans might be great at support in one fight and work as off healers in another fight.

The long and short of it is that if you have abilities that work for tanking, dps and healing together on your character, you should be ready to use any of them at any time.

How Will I Know to Switch

In a raid, once the fight is started, you’ll almost always have a set position to work on. You’re not going to be tanking for one trash mob, then DPS for the next and then Healing on a boss. But, between bosses or instances as a whole, you might find that the needs of your raid party change and that is when you should be willing to switch.

Of course, you need to be honest. If you know nothing about DK tanking (it’s a tough role), you should say so upfront. Everyone in that raiding party is going to rely on the tank to keep them alive (by staying alive). If you fail to do that one thing repeatedly even when you claim to know what you are doing, your peers may not be pleased.


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