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This is a blog by Binkenstein, primarily on Elemental Shaman & other mathy subjects.

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  1. Guild Looting: Personal vs Group

    With patch 6.0.2 the “Personal Loot” system was expanded to all dungeon and raid types. This meant that you could bypass any potential loot drama by letting the game decide who got the loot rather than any /roll or other system needing to do it. For semi or full pick up groups this is a good thing, but when it comes to organised groups or guild raids it may not be the greatest.

    Item Counts
    Personal Loot generally results in a higher item drop rate than Group, probably somewhere ...
  2. Pie In The Sky Shaman Changes

    Wherein Binks talks about changes he’d like to see for the Shaman class, although many of these will never ever happen (which is totally ok, btw).

    One of the core things behind the direction of any class is the theme/vision behind it. Recently we saw the addition of Molten Earth as a mastery for Elemental as there wasn’t too much in the way of “earthy” stuff for the spec, and Elemental is supposed to be the “Master of the Elements”. I think that this is a little confusing, as we’re ...
  3. The Mega Omni Uber Warlords Class Guide... Guide

    Because I'm a nosy bastard sometimes I like knowing what else is out there, but as a guide author I also know that not everyone sees my guide. In an effort for more visibility I figured having a "master" guide list would be handy.

    The submission link for guides can be found here
    The submission details can be found here

    I'll put together a "Guide of Guides" somewhere next week (maybe Wowhead, maybe somewhere else if I can get multiple updaters). ...

    Updated 10-11-2014 at 06:57 PM by Binkenstein

  4. Warlords of Draenor - The BradyGames Guide

    As you've seen on twitter, I was recently able to reveal that I'm behind the Shaman section of the upcoming BradyGames Warlords of Draenor guide. Firstly, some links/other class author types:

    World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Signature Series Strategy Guide - Amazon
    Death Knights: Magdalena
    Druids: Chase Hasbrouck
    Hunter: Bendak
    Mage: Vidyala
    Monk: Chaithi
    Paladin: Rhidach
    Priest: Matticus
    Rogue: Rfeann
    Shaman: Me. (if you really ...
  5. The Critically Striking Situation With Ascendance

    Yes, I like making puns in my blog titles. As you can probably guess, this is going to be looking at how Lava Burst doesn’t scale with Critical Strike chance, and how this affects our primary DPS cooldown.

    First off, lets take a look at the cooldowns from other caster specs:
    Affliction Warlock: Dark Soul: Misery
    Arcane Mage: Arcane Power
    Balance Druid: Celestial Alignment
    Demonology Warlock: Dark Soul: Knowledge
    Destruction Warlock: Dark Soul: Instability ...

    Updated 05-11-2014 at 10:27 PM by Binkenstein

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