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      Welcome to the Elitist Jerks forums, a WoW discussion forum targeted towards topics regarding high-end raiding and analysis of game mechanics. We ask you to take a few minutes to read the following before making use of these forums.   First, a point of clarification. The name of these forums is not intended ironically; we have high standards for the discussion that occurs herein, and we're quite unapologetic about it. If you feel our rules are stupid or arbitrary, we don't really care. If you don't wish to follow them, you're welcome to return to the official Blizzard forums.   Following is a brief listing of our forum rules; note that it is by no means exhaustive, as in our experience people are quite innovative in finding new ways to be stupid. These are simply a set of guidelines to get you started in the right direction. If you follow them, you will generally do fine here; however, if you concoct some creative new form of stupidity, our moderators feel no need to restrain themselves in letting you know. All posters are to make an effort to communicate clearly. In particular, all posts should be made in a reasonable approximation of proper English. We realize that a significant number of you are not native speakers, and we do not expect perfection: merely effort. Please obey basic rules of capitalization and punctuation, avoid chatroom abbreviations ("lol", "imo", "u", and the like), and pay at least minimal attention to sentence and paragraph structure. This includes not starting a new paragraph for each sentence. All opinions should be stated as succinctly as possible. Do not make multiple consecutive posts; rather, multi-quote and include all your ideas in a single post. Do not quote huge blocks of text to add a short reply; instead, quote only what you need to to make your point. 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If the issue you wish to discuss is covered in an existing thread, use it rather than creating a new one. If you are asking a simple question that you expect to have a simple answer, ask it in one of the "Simple Questions/Simple Answers" threads. But if you feel there is a topic of discussion not well-covered by existing threads, feel free to start a new thread to discuss it. Some sub-forums restrict new members from creating new topics unless they've made at least 10 approved posts, to prevent spamming or bad posts. If you really think it deserves a new thread before you have 10 posts, contact a moderator with your post content. Do not post unless you have something new and worthwhile to say. Do not bump, quote for truth, cross-post, or post only to say thanks. We don't want to hear your funny story about something that happened in your raid last night, your baseless speculation is unproductive, and your idea for a new ability really isn't that interesting. We don't care what gear you are hoping to get or just received. If you have an idea you'd like to share with the community, support it with analysis, testing, or both that indicates you've put some thought into it. (Note: Posting of a new untested spec falls under this rule, unless you have done the grunt work and have information to support your amazing new spec don't even bother posting it here.) Do not beg for hand-holding. These are forums for discussion and analysis, not for answering any question that you might happen to dream up. Search and read before posting--do not post a question unless you are fairly confident that the answer isn't widely known or easily attainable. In particular, we do not want to take a look at your armory or WWS to tell you what you're doing wrong and we're not interested in making your tough gear or spec decisions for you. We expect you to use the search function and also to read the first post as well as the last 5 pages of the thread you are posting in. Chances are your question has already been answered. Additionally, do not post asking for confirmation of a simulation result. If you think there is a problem with the Sim you are welcome to PM the author. All accounts must have a valid WoW profile. If you no longer play and have deleted all characters you used to have, you may select the "No WoW Account" option; otherwise, this information must be filled out for your main character. If you fail to observe this rule you'll be permanently banned from our forums. We do not permit anonymous posting. Do not sign your posts. People can see who you are from the profile printed to the left of each post, so signing your posts is redundant and simply takes up space. Similarly, you do not need to link your armory in your post, as if people wish to see it they can get it from your profile. 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      Familiarize yourself with The Banhammer, an archive of all infractions given by the moderators here; it will give you some examples of what not to do. Also feel free to take a gander over The Dung Heap, which will give you a good idea of what these forums would look like if we weren't such jerks.   Thank you for joining the discussion!
    • Site Maintenance   10/01/15

      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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  1. timwoj added a post in a topic ShadowCraft for Warlords of Draenor   

    It looks like whatever issue you were having has resolved itself.  
    For future questions, Shadowcraft maintenance and support has moved over to Ravenholdt.  I just happened to check in on this thread today and noticed this was a recent post.  Check in with either me (Tamen) or FieryDemise if you're having other problems.
  2. timwoj added a post in a topic Rogue Simple Questions   

    Mace/axe/sword/fist are all combat-spec weapons due to the speed.  Combat wants slow, hard-hitting weapons at least in the main-hand.  Off-hand can be pretty much anything.  Assassination should go daggers only, due to Mutilate wanting two daggers.
  3. timwoj added a post in a topic ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria   

    I don't know git well (other repos, but not git), but can you tag releases in git?  So you could tag the 5.4 release with something, and whenever someone wants a "working" version they could refer to that?  Then you could continue doing whatever and people would be able to still get the working version.
  4. timwoj added a post in a topic ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria   

    Chalk that up to a noob question then, I was under the assumption that you could only get a single one of the sockets. I wonder if there's some built-in balance on weapons for toons that can DW vs toons that can't.
  5. timwoj added a post in a topic ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria   

    Which hand is best to put the extra gem slot on? I ask because Shadowcraft keeps wanting to add a gem to the my MH even though my off-hand already has the gem slot. Is there a way to keep it from doing that?
  6. timwoj added a post in a topic Mists of Pandaria 5.2.x Raid Mechanics   

    Redirect does work on the heads from Megaera, but not always. I've had occasions where I leave a head with 5 combo points and Redirect won't find those points on the next head.
  7. timwoj added a post in a topic ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria   

    How does that work for Alchemy, which simply makes your flasks 1320 agility instead of 1000?
  8. timwoj added a post in a topic ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria   

    It doesn't appear that the haste buff from Herbalism is taken into account when it's selected as one of your professions. According to the assassination guide, that buff is 489 EP. Not as good as other professions, but still not zero.

    Scratch that, herbalism seems to be working fine. On the subject of professions though, why do some professions cause a boost in your DPS (engineering, herbalism, ones with cooldowns), but others that have static bonuses don't seem to do anything (jewelcrafting, alchemy, etc)?
  9. timwoj added a post in a topic ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria   

    Expertise doesn't matter as much for Assassination rogues as it does for Combat. If you look at the EP ratings on the left side of the gear tab, you'll see that the MH and OH ratings are usually well below any of the other secondary stats.
  10. timwoj added a post in a topic ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria   

    Which trinkets should we still be wary of when using Shadowcraft? Just RoRO and Bad Juju, or are there others that still aren't quite right?
  11. timwoj added a post in a topic ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria   

    I still get a lot of errors from the reforger. It will occasionally just fail completely to do anything, then work after a couple presses of the button.
  12. timwoj added a post in a topic Mists of Pandaria 5.0.x Raid Mechanics   

    Shadowstepping back to Elegon from outside the ring seems to place you directly in the center of his hitbox, exposing you to his breath.
  13. timwoj added a post in a topic ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria   

    Is there any way you can make it so the Reforge window gets pinned to the top of the browser frame instead of the top of the page? It's annoying having to scroll up and down to do manual reforges.
  14. timwoj added a post in a topic Spreadsheets: Deep Space Nine   

    I think the last merge from Aldriana might have broken dazer's master. I'm getting this when trying to run:

    python mop_assassination_import.py realm:'Area 52' name:'Gizek' Loading Gizek of us-Area 52 Traceback (most recent call last): File "mop_assassination_import.py", line 81, in <module> test_stats = stats.Stats(test_mh, test_oh, test_procs, test_gear_buffs, **lst) TypeError: __init__() got multiple values for keyword argument 'int'

    I tried looking at it, but I'm still a python noob.
  15. timwoj added a post in a topic Spreadsheets: Deep Space Nine   

    Is there documentation somewhere that describes what wowapi returns when you call get_character() in import_character.py? Would it be easier for me to just print it out and look at it?