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Warsong Gulch Tips for Disc Priests – Part One

Warsong Gulch

This weekend Warsong Gulch is the Call to Arms Battleground, so it seems like a good time to go over some basics of what you should be doing in WSG if you are a Disc Priest.  For purposes of this discussion, I am going to assume that you are familiar with the basic strategy of the battleground. 

There are a number of ways to approach this, but I am going to try to do it chronologically, as a typical WSG might play out.  Part one of this series is going to look at the opening phase of the match, from accepting the invite to the first flag grab.

So let’s get to it shall we?

Queue pops!  CLICK muthafucka! Continue reading

The Death of Challenge in Warcraft

Back in the days of my youth, my brother and I used to play a game called Contra on the NES.  Contra was a 2 person side-scrolling shooter, which pitted two mercenaries against a horde of aliens that had come to earth for some nefarious purpose.

There were something like 8 levels, with end bosses, that you had to progress through to beat the game.  Unlike many of today’s games where your toons have health pools and defensive abilities, Contra was very unforgiving of player mistakes.  If Mad Dog or Scorpion (the nicknames for the two playable characters) got hit by a single bullet, bomb or laser, they died.  In addition to that, players only got 3 lives in the entire game: after 3 deaths, you started back at the beginning of level 1.

So what makes Contra stand out for me and my brother, as one of the greatest games of all time amidst the myriad other games that we have played?  Probably the fact that the two of us beat the game together, start to finish, in two player mode, without either of us losing a single life.

Two players, eight levels, and not one death in probably 30+ minutes of continuous gameplay.

For us, it was the challenge that made the game special, and the fact that we were able to overcome that challenge through hard work and dedication. Continue reading

Priest Talent Trees In Cataclysm

MMO Champion has posted the talent trees that have been data mined from the Friends and Family Alpha. 

The proposed Priest talent trees are here.

Enjoy.

Vess

***UPDATE – MMO Champion has taken down the Cata information at the request of Blizzard.  I will repost a link to the new trees as soon as I can find a good source.