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      Beginning Thursday (Oct 1st), Elitist Jerks will under maintenance to upgrade to the new IPS 4.0 software. This upgrade will bring new features and better performance to the site all around.  We expect site to be down at least a few hours since EJ has a massively large database that needs updating and verification.-Complete After upgrade, some features will be missing or broken initially but will be quickly addressed throughout the coming days. Forums will work day one and it's little things like bookmarks and Pages modules that may need updating. -In Progress Update: Appears background cron processes hung up the site for about an hour on Tuesday, October 6th, while it was unmonitored. Site has been restored but may have to be briefly taken down again to see why they hung the servers to prevent it from happening again. Known Issues So Far: Recent Posts/Topics seems to be stuck on pretty much all non forum pages. This appears to be a bug in IPS with no known solution at the moment.White space is being wasted causing forums to be too slim. There are plans to address this.Guild Homepage is currently disabled because of bug number 1. It'll be restored if a way can be found to address bug 1, but that may involve opening a ticket with IPS and awaiting a fix, if a local fix cannot be found.Spoiler tags didn't import correctly in upgrade. They still work but aren't applied to post until you edit/save post at least once. Just hitting edit then save immediately will fix spoiler tags.-Fixedurl tags also imported strangely.Old wowhead "item" tags are depricated. They may be re-added to fix some issues with older guides, but for most part it's better to just use the modern wowhead.js which auto parses actual wowhead links automatically into tooltips/names. Just post wowhead links in guides and the js will do the rest. You don't need a special BB code for items.There is a weird broken image under everyones name in their posts.-FixedOld article links will be broken do to IPS 4 changing url path to remove some pointless "/_/" directory. The articles are still there and can be found in guides menu. You just may not be able to click links from any threads linking to them without editing out the "/_/" part of url. I'll fix most of this little by little when more important stuff is taken care of. External links/google search results may run into same problem. That will just rely on waiting for google to reindex new paths.DBM landing page Announcement/News feeds are borked. No better way to describe it then that. DBM news can still be read in the DBM News subforum without issue.-FixedWith 9 fixed, now DBM page also has the post/topic feed bug (bug number 1).After you login, you are thrown to an error page saying page cannot be found if you logged in from the forum index. Harmless though. Just click "forums" and you'll get forum index since redirect after login is busted.


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  • Birthday 11/01/72

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  1. Lopert added a post in a topic Frost DPS 5.4 - Howling Blargh   

    Greetings everyone,
    One quick question; Its been a couple of months since I ran a SIMC profile so I ran one today with the newest update and much to my surprise it weighs Haste very high.
    STR       5.59
    Crit         3.06
    HASTE   8.54
    MAST     3.23
    I am running DW and doing Mastersimple. My gear hasnt changed much in two months, I added a normal ring over a flex one is about it. (although I have the mastery sword equipped instead of my normal Skullcleaver both are same iLVL) Has something changed recently?
  2. Lopert added a post in a topic Death Knight: Simple Questions thread reboot -- new kinder gentler rule-7-free zone   

    Does anyone have a Weak Aura setup to watch for Death Shroud procs?
  3. Lopert added a post in a topic [WOTLK 4.0] Cats   

    While I havent capped either I am close, well at least in hit. But I find it hard to believe that you are competitive with hit being that low.
  4. Lopert added a post in a topic Paladin: Simple Questions/Simple Answers   

    I have trouble deciding between two Items [iTEM]40578[/iTEM] and [iTEM]45380[/iTEM].

    With the redemption I am way over hit cap and when I equip the Aegis it brings me back to 7.08% hit. I know this may seem obvious but with the way all the spreadsheets and pawn are modeled, It states the Redemption stuff is better.

    Am I wrong to equip the Aegis? Will is nurf my DPS/Damage?

    I want to trust my instincts and say that me being over hit cap nurfs me more than wearing the Aegis stuff. I guess I am just asking for confirmation. ;)
  5. Lopert added a post in a topic The Retribution Paladin Thread (Wrath/3.0)   

    Great I will give it a try this week. Update profile too. :)
  6. Lopert added a post in a topic The Retribution Paladin Thread (Wrath/3.0)   

    For those of you running with 4 piece T7 how are you guys attaining the hit cap? Are you and enchanting? (I suspect so) What gems and enchants are you using.

    I have 4pc T7 but have not been using it because of Hit.

    BTW I am not a warrior anymore. :P
  7. Lopert added a post in a topic Fury DPS Spreadsheet for 3.0   

    Maybe I am not understanding the mechanic but how is expertise rated so High? When expertise has no benefit over hit rating when you attack from behind, but gain nothing from a miss; so reducing misses is more valuable than reducing dodges, and both Hit Rating and Expertise rating decrease both at the same rating (16 hit rating = 1% hit, 16 expertise rating = -1% dodged/parried).

    Or am I just missing something? So why rate Expertise so high over STR/Haste/AP/Crit?
  8. Lopert added a post in a topic Future of a DPS Warrior   

    OK so throw the macro away and choose Bloodthirst over everything else, GOT IT.

    As for the rage dumping yes I am always threat capped when I have too much of it most of the time. I use subtlety to cloak and of course salve. Maybe I start off slower then go hard middle to end..........

    Thank you guys for the excellent advice I really do appreciate it. My main was a rogue Pre BC and DPS was easy on it :)
  9. Lopert added a post in a topic Future of a DPS Warrior   

    Sadly our latest TK WWS is borked.

    Anyways as for my rotation I am using a macro: /castsequence reset=18 Bloodthirst, Whirlwind, Bloodthirst, Whirlwind, Bloodthirst.

    Using cooldowns for HS, BS refresh, and Rampage.

    During execute phase I usually switch to 2 daggers for executes.

    I do have to comment is that during the middle of fights I find myself unable to dump rage fast enough. I hate to stance switch and lose rage that could be used for damage. Any pointers there?

    Oh and my +hit is 208 rating, and I don't gem for +hit (although I have 1).
  10. Lopert added a post in a topic Future of a DPS Warrior   

    I have been reading this post since its incarnation. Although I am not geared as well as some of you I dont think my gear is all that bad. I have been using the DPS SS religiously. I am group with a feral druid and sometimes an enh shammy.

    But I cannot figure out how to do 1k dps that some of you are obviously attaining. Is it me or is it my raid as a whole?

    I am 17/44 spec. And you can link to my gear to the left.

    Any pointers, help, boots in the @$$ would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Lopert added a post in a topic Future of a DPS Warrior   

    So since Blizz is fixing Defiance where Expertise works in all stances I have a question.

    Would the 6 in Expertise make up for the loss of Deep Wounds and Impale? Mind you I am neither Orc or human.

    Any theory crafting going on about this?
  12. Lopert added a post in a topic Future of a DPS Warrior   

    Put it in the Spreadsheet. Really I got this answer and it was the best advice ever. Take the time set it up and you will never look back on gear decisions ever again.

    Besides, what works for you may not work well for someone else and vise versa. :)
  13. Lopert added a post in a topic Future of a DPS Warrior   

    Just a quick question is the Talon of the Phoenix a viable Fury Warrior weapon?

    Does anyone have it and use it?
  14. Lopert added a post in a topic Future of a DPS Warrior   

    I want to ask for some advice. I have read this thread since page one and I am having trouble figuring out DPS as a 17/44 Fury warrior. I see others do well into 1K DPS on any given fight and the most I have been able to pull off was 550.

    I was a rogue pre BC and it was easy to attain and maintain top DPS but now I am relegated to the bottom of the top 10 list.

    What am I doing wrong. For the life of me I cannot figure it out. Any and all suggestions will be taken.

    is it my gear, weapons, or attack sequence?
  15. Lopert added a post in a topic Future of a DPS Warrior   

    Davia what is your normal attack sequence. That DPS is jaw dropping.

    Also what is the Best enchant for weapons for Dual wielders?