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  1. Val'anyr - Hammer of the Ancient Kings

    Blizzard never implemented proper absorb tracking like GC said they would, as far as I've been able to tell. WoL still guesses.
  2. Val'anyr - Hammer of the Ancient Kings

    You can get the 30th fragment from any boss. Then you combine them and turn in the quest item at the archivum data console behind Iron Council. Then you go kill Yogg with 0-3 keepers in his room and collect your mace off his corpse.
  3. Val'anyr - Hammer of the Ancient Kings

    Yogg is guaranteed to drop a fragment if that is what you are asking.
  4. Ahh, my bad, I was downloading the resized version. Thanks! http://media.curse.com/CommunityServer.Components.UserFiles/00/00/31/02/80/grm_manual.JPG is the direct link.
  5. Yeah, I saw that. Look at it closer. The resolution is so tiny you can't actually see anything. I'm looking for something that I can actually read/see.
  6. Anyone happen to have some screenshots of GoldRaidManager in action they could send me in PM? I tried to take a screenshot of the bidding process after our raid yesterday and my game crashed without saving it.
  7. WotLK Healing Compendium v3.2: Same Old Thing

    GS must fall off without triggering to start the 60 second cooldown.
  8. WotLK Healing Discussion v3.2: Ulduar and Coliseum

    If Levitate is active when you get hit with a direct Fire Bomb from Gormok, Levitate will be removed but the fire patch won't spawn on the ground under you.
  9. Discipline Healing Compendium v3.1

    Scroll up the page a bit. http://elitistjerks.com/f77/t54629-discipline_healing_compendium_v3_1_a/p16/#post1374925
  10. WotLK Healing Discussion v3.2: Ulduar and Coliseum

    I will be pleasantly surprised if they leave the healing trinkets as-is. It just seems pretty broken that if you have both and cast a spell every 10 seconds you get an additional 318 spellpower and 272 mp5 forever. Consider that my current spellpower is ~2800 and unbuffed mana regen (I5SR) is 326. On the other hand, aren't the idols/totems/sigils really broken too? I seem to remember they have a very high uptime, so maybe all this stuff is broken for a reason.
  11. WotLK Healing Discussion v3.2: Ulduar and Coliseum

    If you read what you linked, you will see that it is indeed just guesswork, because they have no way to tell which shield absorbed the damage: Yes, I will acknowledge that WoL tracks that damage was absorbed, but that in and of itself is not worth much to me. Neither is pretending that they can properly attribute said absorbs to a certain individual. There are lots of things that absorb which you don't mention: Val'anyr, Frost Barrier, Mana Shield, Divine Sacrifice to name a few.
  12. WotLK Healing Discussion v3.2: Ulduar and Coliseum

    FYI: WoL absorb tracking is pure guesswork. It is not accurate by any stretch of the imagination. Here is an example of how broken it is: World of Logs - Real Time Raid Analysis There is currently no way to accurately track absorbs. Ghostcrawler said they were going to put in a way to track how much a shield had remaining on it before/after damage occurred but so far I've found nothing to suggest they actually implemented it.
  13. Val'anyr - Hammer of the Ancient Kings

    Yes, it is possible. Juggernaut brought someone along that also had the quest item and they both completed their mace in the same Yogg kill.
  14. Item Level Mechanics

    You should be able to put some logic in your updated ItemTips to make it not throw errors on heirloom items as a stop-gap measure. Field 3 of GetItemInfo() will return an integer for the item quality. 7 is for heirloom items.
  15. WotLK Healing Discussion v3.2: Ulduar and Coliseum

    I haven't tried Silent Resolve, but as you mention Fade does work to lose agro, at least temporarily. It seems like you are on the right track with Fade, Desperate Prayer and being Disc spec. Something else to consider is putting on your PVP gear as well as constantly staying mobile. It's very rare that I stand still for more than a couple seconds now and then to cast. PoM and CoH are always on cooldown and I try to get lots of Mass Dispels off as well (another reason that Disc is great for this fight.)