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  1. sean2358 added a post in a topic [Added] REQ: Interrupt warning Touch of Y'Shaarj   

    On 25 man, there are 4 Touch of Y'Sharrj put out each time, and there is a significant delay between casts, which appear to be on different individual timers. The only times there would be an abundance of spam from the ability is if it has been allowed to spread already.
  2. sean2358 added a topic in Discussion & Feature Requests   

    [Added] REQ: Interrupt warning Touch of Y'Shaarj
    Would love to see an interrupt warning for the spell cast by players affected by Touch of Y'Shaarj and Empowered Touch of Y'Shaarj.
    Spell ID is 145599 and registers as a SPELL_CAST_START event.
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  3. sean2358 added a post in a topic Hunters: Soloing old instances for fun and profit   

    @Hirgux: Assuming survival attempt for solo onyxia for the aoe for the whelps, if Misdirect alone fails to pick up the full whelp spawn, try pre-laying explosive on one whelp cave's mouth, snake on the other, MD before any eggs hatch, quickly Multishot each pack once to ensure both are safely serpent spread misdirecting to pet, then follow through by feigning death, any adds missed by the massive aoe misdirect tag should default to pet aggro solely based on it being the only viable target on the threat table for their proximity aggression. Also, times like these truly are a favorite for the Cardboard Assassin belt tinker or in theory a Target dummy type engineer gadget. If you're also a Leatherworker like myself, Caverns of Time honored reputation nets a pattern for still un-level capped Drums of Panic for a extremely short duration 5 target aoe fear similar to Psychic Scream, but 2 second duration and target limitation make this extremely situational at best, given that any engineer grenades (but not the cataclysm bolt gun) will also share its cooldown.

    And traditional: All else fails, kite!

    Hopefully not duplication: Use of camoflauge mechanic in the start of a semi-viable solo strategy to hunter farm chaos orb drops:

    Heroic Blackrock Caverns is "gated" only in the sense that there are obviously currently impassable masses of the evolved (read: shadowstrike using) adds. Why can a hunter bypass them easily? The logic is simple, but untested post-4.1... Camoflauge is an aggression-triggering radius reduction to effective zero rather than a true "Stealth" effect while moving, negating the benefit of these or many other (ancient core hounds confirmed also) "stealth sight" possessed npc's to fail to trigger, assuming you don't acutally step on the toes of one. For this example, while under camoflauge's effect, simply jump onto and run along both sections left-hand guardrails. In the poorly planned event of an unexpected add aggression, feign death, then simply wait for camoflauge to come off cooldown, and use the camo cast as your feign-breaking action. You can literally have an add standing on your character's feigning model reset and fail to re-triggger by doing this.

    Note: some, especially older or named, also rarely certain elite or higher npc's will not ever fail to resist feign death or reset. EVER. Kind of like the way you're still a viable caustic slime target for chimaeron while feigned, among other things like most targeted boss ablities.

    In the example at hand of Heroic Blackrock Caverns: since a minimum Karsh Steelbreaker kill is required to trigger the Raz event for the elites at the final boss, currently use this mostly for bad pugs who fail to chains or beam bosses and/or save time for guildmates, any player arriving in Karsh Steelbreaker's room will trigger the activation of the teleport to the entrance as if Corla had been defeated, and killing him while skipping Beauty has yet to fail the scripted clearing of the elites gating Ascendant Lord Obsidious
  4. sean2358 added a post in a topic Hunting High and Low: Encounter tips and tricks   

    My scrolling combat text in a similar situation recently on al'akir, was along the lines of:

    Immune (ice storm)
    Immune (ice storm)
    Immune (ice storm)
    Immune (ice storm)
    Immune (ice storm)
    Immune (ice storm)

    at the time was employing a heavy filter on Mik's Scrolling Battle Text (pre-4.1 is obvious) that only displayed odd interactions aside from relevant incoming data like damage and direct healing, elsewise it only let through absorbs, immunities, miss, dodge, parry, block and such so that no news is good news, logs are my meters for the majority of the time and by using this filtration let me know about any potential problems with what I'm doing while maintaining a non-number spam UI text stream. For Nezir's patches during conclave, in current guild strategy base, I'm not on that platform outside of final burn, Rohash > Nezir Ultimate > Anshaal > Nezir burn under lust is the general trend lately, given heavy favoring of ranged dps in raid combined with a traditional tank+healer team with melee on Anshaal for start, tank+healer team on Nezir, healer dedicated to Rohash largely to laugh at any who eat the one Wind Burst we see in the initial setup more than heal the ranged team which is semi-self sufficient with 2 shadowpriests for incidental raidhealing.
  5. sean2358 added a post in a topic Hunting High and Low: Encounter tips and tricks   

    Laugh if you wish, would like to add Al'akir in phase 3 (flying and layer placement of the storms) to the DISENGAGE IS CERTAIN DEATH list for raid content, it removes the flight debuff like the winds debuff for council is removed with it. In all honesty, no mention of this was on the thread or others in similar nature elsewhere, so please, learn from my laughable "downfall" (the other 9 raiders or however many still up still got that attempt's kill, and no one quite knew on vent where I'd gotten too, I was speechless with self-depreciating laughter at the mis-keyed bind, since I had learned that on council, lack of winds was =/= presence of grounded after a hotfix of some uncertain date.

    Master's call negates the damage portion of gravity wells in regular mode Twilight Council.

    Silencing shot on worshipping raid-members is a nice alternative due to very short raider downtime (two second silence) combined with full 40 yard range (correct if mistaken) range and the no damage combined with the cooldown short enough to innately be available for every normal mode worship makes marksman my guildies favorite spec for me, even before 4.1 multishot buff made me viable add aoe. The markman spec is my favored ideal for normal cho'gall for this and also the added benefit of the ranged interrupt for the tentacle "darkened creation" casts during phase 2.

    Be aware that Entrapment will trigger and root raidmembers during worship, and while you are channeling Worship, the adds will fail to trigger any traps in their path.

    Disengage is wonderful for midair corrections in Throne of the Four Winds especially when combined with the Flexweave Underlay tinker from engineering. On youTube is my highlight clip of a bad entry to the launcher resulting in an estimated landing somewhere between Anshaal and Rohash's platfroms (note: enter from the side never unless deliberately aiming at using a disengage course change mid-air to attempt Rohash-to- Anshaal switching, which is possible given appropriate timing and inital trajectory.) however, for this clip I disengage/parachute glide to Nezir instead with no comment on the potentially fatal flaw in tactics until I posted the clip's link on class forum of guild site.
  6. sean2358 added a post in a topic [Cataclysm] 4.3 Marksmanship Guide   

    Pre-4.1 a well known trick used when available was the fact that a hardcast Aimed shot (not talent proc for instant) that had a delayed "Fire!" proc mid-cast would not consume focus, but also not consume the proc. This is now fixed post 4.1, tanstaafl (there ain't no such thing as a free lunch for non-heinlein fans)

    edit: behavior is dating to older patch of long past, regarding greater than tooltip maximum SrS duration by means of non-clipping added to CS refreshing. Thanks Tobin for the correction.

    Likewise, gearing availabilty has shifted with the addition of crafted sockets in gear (waist in particular) as well as Al'akir's updated loot tables including random enchant neckpieces and cloaks, extending our potential pool in terms of stat balancing.

    Will edit mention of drops if I overlooked in the 4.1 guide updating, and request confirmation of "free" aimed behavior changed from pre-4.1, my server is not very theory or math oriented with notable exceptions.
  7. sean2358 added a post in a topic Hunting High and Low: Encounter tips and tricks   

    disregard. insufficient data for evidence at this time.