Wednesday, December 2, 2009

3.3 is Next Week! (Also, Changes to the Blog and My Ego)

So MMO-Champion has estimated that next week will be when we get our new content patch. Seeing as they have a really good track record guessing release dates (read: Blizzard leak), it's a pretty safe bet that we'll be checking out the new bosses pretty soon.

3.3 is prompting me to get rid of my 'DPS Milestones' from the sidebar. I have a few reasons for this, but ultimately, it could turn into a giant ugly hassle when/if Gincan or I switch to Arms. I wanted to take the time and post them at the bottom of this post, for posterity, before doing away with them. But before I get to that, I wanted to say a few things about that part of the blog.

A ret pally once came along who was really butt-hurt about my (this was before Gincan joined WWOD) posted numbers, and went on a tirade about how I wasn't better than he was. I, of course, deleted the comment, because censorship is the only real way to affect one another on the internet (Thank you, Anonymity).

Why bring it up, you ask? Well, he said I had a big ego, and I wanted to put something to rest. Yes, I have confidence in what I do. I believe that, in any competitive environment, a high amount of confidence is necessary to succeed. But my kills aren't my e-peen. They don't define me, and they don't make me better than that paladin, or anybody else, for that matter.

The reason for those posted numbers, then, are two-fold: I require a means of recording and keeping track of my performance, in order to make tweaks and improve myself. The second reason is that, when I started writing about fury warriors, I wanted to help other fury warriors out, to help them step up their game. My WMO parses were my credentials: The equivalent of degree framed on a doctor's wall. Would you ask a plumber how to DPS? No. But I bet you would ask that warrior that lead a pug parse by a margin of 4k.

And let's face it, I haven't exactly been writing how-to's lately (been meaning to get back to that). Couple this with the fact that WMO has improved their software to allow me a better view at my DPS over the course of several fights, and the 'DPS Milestones' box has become obsolete.

So, without further ado, the DPS Milestones, from 3.1 to 3.3. And here's hoping Icecrown treats me better than Black Temple did.

Razorscale - 3898
Ignis - 5094
XT-002 Deconstructor - 7348
Iron Council - 4471
Kologarn - 7494
Auriaya - 6414
Hodir - 8663
Freya - 3305
Thorim - 4634
Mimiron - 3964
General Vezax - 4980

Trial of the Champion
Beasts of Northrend - 5611(Xi)
Lord Jaraxxus - 6980(Xi)
Faction Champions - 4665(Gincan)
Twin Val'kyr - 9486(Xi)
Anub'arak - 6835(Xi)

Onyxia's Lair
Onyxia - 5022(Xi)