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DoT & HoT Haste Calculation Made Easy

January 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Recently, Cynwise over at Cynwise’s Battlefield Manual posted a spreadsheet for calculating haste, which is an incredibly useful tool.   However, I found that it had one major downfall, it lacks the ability to have more than 4 DoTs/HoTs in the spreadsheet without a good bit of editing, and even if you do add more than 4, it would become somewhat ugly to look at if you decided to add all DoTs/HoTs for every class.

So, I have decided that, in order to make our lives easier as theorycrafters and players, I would write a small program that could handle the same basic information (in fact, using the same calculations), but allow the information to persist, and be easy to use. Read more…

Don’t be too Hastey

January 11, 2010 Leave a comment

When playing on my priest lately, I have noticed a significant increase in the number of whispers that I receive with regards to both “rotation” and gear for shadow priests.  Many of these whispers are from guild-mates who play a shadow priest as an alt or as their secondary talent specialization (or spec).  However, I have also begun receiving whispers from players that I see in PuG raids and even from random priest that I have never met before (but are likely told to ask me by guild-mates).  I am actually amazed by the number of whispers, but I am happy to help as much as I can.
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Calculating Pseudopower

August 20, 2009 Leave a comment

One of the many challenges for any class in World of Warcraft is determining whether an item is an upgrade when you are running an instance, many people affectionately call this the “Numbers Game”.  This is especially true when you get into higher end raiding, where the differences between items is not necessarily that significant.
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