Learn to be this, and you can save yourself seven days of your life. Seven.
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Chris and Ryan discuss the most efficient and reliable way to shorten your queue time with this simple question?
What's better than one spec? Two.
The Five Most Important Words to You While Gearing up Your Dual Spec: Can I need for OS? (Feel free to cut & paste, and /p macro it.)
P.S. If you want to learn how to heal or tank or even dps, find someone you know is good at healing or tanking or dps and look at their armory. Then feel free to ask them about their character. I've used the forums at Elitist Jerks, and clicked on the character sheet of the people posting the most intelligent stuff; it takes you to their armory page.
Credits for this amazing 'buff map' must go to someone named heltonagusto, and a select group of people that have put together an accurate representation of all the buffs in the game. If only they had abilities like Bloodlust, Hysteria of Ancient Kings or Timewarp set up in the same kind of format?
Do you keep decursive and healbot up if you're dps? Find out which host does, and which host doesn't.
Can you kill a trade troll? Our hosts ponder that imponderable and the other mysterious, inscrutable wonders of Trade Chat.
Auction Profit Master is dead. TradeSkillMaster is King! LONG...LIVE...the KING!
Addon of the Week: Altaholic. This won't make you a better dps, tank or healer but it will make you a much better player.
Yay or Nays: God Bless premanufactured controversy.
Will you please tell a friend about us? Please. We're asking you now, personally. We want to keep doing this, and can step it up with blog posts and in the future downloadable economic spreadsheets like the one Ryan is using right now if and when the numbers bear it out. We can probably make meaningful spreadsheets on a continual basis because we're both finance majors capable of making some fairly advanced economic spreadsheets, and have a firm understanding of the market and economy in the World of Warcraft.
As steady as this has been, we need a push from you, our gracious listener. Feel free to link us on your guild forums, and think of it this way: If it makes people money, it will make your guild that much better. We've been seeing people making crazy money using the tips we're putting up here, and when people have extra money they can buy crafted epics, boEs, and get the premier gems, enchants and flasks. We're on totally unlimited bandwith, so any additional hits come out of Podbean's pockets, not ours. We'd love to reach more ears, and hopefully those ears get better with what they do, and the more people we can reach, the better the podcast and soon to be blog can be. That's win-win, imo.
Also, Chris and I have been getting bombarded with whispers this week from three camps of people: people who were already crafting and got better, people who were farming and converted to crafting (and believing after making more money crafting), and those who maintained despite evidence that farming was the better way.
I wish there was some way to preserve all those messages, but there isn't so I am asking all the crafters to please share them with the farmers now. Anyone who was crafting or started crafting, please post in the comments on what the last two weeks have been like for you if this podcast has helped in any way. We'd love to see what the hell worked and what didn't. Maybe if something didn't work out, we can help you work on an alternate solution (we're that confident.)
Seriosuly, feel free to turn this into the Donald Trump meets Scrooge McDuck gold-pile competition and share it with us here. Be specific with your numbers, because 'I made lots' sucks really badly as a post and should be mocked. Share with the community what worked so you can prove right the iconic words of Wall Street's Gordon Gekko when he said,"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures, the essence of the evolutionary spirit."
The rest of the server may not know it, but the glyphs, gems, armors, weapons and enchantments don't actually make themselves, and the server would have none whatsoever without the crafters; help us help you by letting us know what info helped, what sucked, and what else we could deliver.
Thanks, as always, for listening,
Ryan (Lohrdook/Stilleiro - Hydraxis, Dynam - Gilneas) & Chris (Drakkmur/Doobee - Hydraxis)
[Old Bean's Birthday Note: Seriously, Fogo De Chao is the best. If you think it's kosher to exchange fifty bucks for the privilege to be set loose like Mr. Burns's hounds upon thirteen different, uniquely amazing cuts of meat you're ever likely to devour, all-you-can eat in a high class setting, then you will like this place. Tips: The salad bar is a Sarlacc-pit for fools and girlfriends, but you do have to go up there to get a plate. Get up, get it, put nothing on it, and walk it back to the table like it's your freshly printed identity disc. They give you a coaster, and as long it's green side up, waiters keep showing up with these amazing cuts on skewers, and will literally chop them off for you at the table onto your plate, like some sort of crazy meat sculpture trick. Oh, and it never stops, and you can't understand a single word they say because they're mumbling and foreign, but what they're holding usually speaks for itself so it's never a problem. The Filet Mignon guy looks like he's holding a 3 pronged trident; flag him down every time. Once you decide the mountain in front of you is sufficient for this go-round, you flip it red side up. No mas, no mas . Please, sir, don't judge me too harshly for this, but if ffs could you please stop bombarding me with meat we'd get along a lot better. Also, I don't know how many Weight Watcher points this place is, but I'm guessing it's epic. I don't know the scale they use at all, but I'm going with 42.]
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