mmmm kill boss, receive bacon...Another great episode - especially feelin it for that poor soul that has a Guild whining about wanting to Raid and then don't show - you're not alone my friend, you're not alone :\"
heres a basic addon that enables/disables the combat log recording based on the instances you toggle on.. saves you from having to enable it everytime you raidhttp://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info9368-combatlogsaverclsaver.htmljust remember to upload/delete etc so the file doesn't become huge.. grows to like 100mb per 4 hour 10 man
Personally I have to disagree with Lore on the Spirit VS hit on gear, me been a moonkin I don’t want hit as I get more from Spirit imo ye my trents don’t get hit form Spirit but it lets me heal if the *^#$ hits the fan or if im needed to switch to healer spec.Other than that great show as normal.CWR
lolwhut ? that one guy's name was "bratwurst" XDthat's essentially the german name for "frying sausage"eat that, lore ;P
Personally I have to disagree with Lore on the Spirit VS hit on gear, me been a moonkin I don’t want hit as I get more from Spirit imo ye my trents don’t get hit form Spirit but it lets me heal if the *^#$ hits the fan or if im needed to switch to healer spec.Other than that great show as normal.CWRI thought similar as well when I heard this but I believe that Lore may have been generalising Caster DPS for the sake of limiting arguments from those Caster DPS who should be favouring Hit over Spirit.With Balance of Power 2/2, Spirit can be incredibly helpful for a Moonkin especially with such a higher level of Hit being needed to make that 17%. However, Lore also clarified the following:It should be preferential that when a Spirit item drops, it should go to a Healer as the primary person as Healers rely heavily on Spirit and gain nothing from Hit. They don't have an option of equiping a Hit item and gaining Spirit from it - it's not a two way street for them. Or, to think of it the old way, MP5 vs Hit - if you saw something with MP5, it'd scream healer - Spirit does too.He did also go on to say that *some* Caster DPS classes do gain a benefit from Spirit and of course, this should be managed accordingly. In this specific example, it was about Spirit laiden trinkets - think perhaps +301 Spirit - Equip Chance on Helpful spells to gain xxxxx - while, yes, a Moonkin would get benefit from the Spirit, will they get benefit from the Equip or Use? Also, as Lore mentioned, as a Raid, are you better off making sure that your Healers have appropriate gear first before the Caster DPS vultures swarm in?As a Moonkin myself, I frequently will pass on an item to allow my Guild Healers to have the appropriate gear. Sure, if it comes around again well, it's open season for Casters but I'd rather miss an item and stay alive than feel the in and out of game wrath of a Healer :P
Something I have noticed is a distinct lack of mail and leather gear with intellect and hit rating, see this for details, there is two pieces of crafted PVP gear with int and hit. I think this should be made aware to people giving loot, there is no raiding leather or mail with int and hit. Even tier 11 gear for boomkin and elemental shaman have spirit. The only relic that has int and hit is Manual of the Planes and that is only an entry level item during leveling.Where this is applicable is trinkets, rings, necks and weapons where there are options with int and hit, although the cloth wearing DPS could argue just as much that because boomkins and elemental shamans can use spirit gear.
I was in a 5 man pug the other day..NON HEROIC, on my shadow priest. One of the bosses dropped a blue caster neck piece that had spirit on it. It was a nice upgrade from my green neck so I rolled need. The pally healer rolled need and won, then proceeded to insult and berate me for "trying to ninja a healer piece of gear", calling me a noob for thinking I need spirit, etc. First of all....it was a non heroic blue loot..not a raiding epic. Second, according to my tooltips spirit increases MP5 on my shadow priest, and also the talent <a href="">twisted faith</a> increase spell hit based off spirit gained from gear and buffs.So a few things here.1) Know what you're talking about before you insult other players2) don't freak out and act like a @#$% over normal dungeon loot (especially after you've won it!)3) S Priests do find a use for spirit.
Something I have noticed is a distinct lack of mail and leather gear with intellect and hit rating, I have noticed similar even with just the gear available from Justice Points. I used to carry a full DPS set of gear and another Healing set and have now been able to cull the second as the DPS gear has Spirit on it.I can see what Blizzard have done here - some classes have a Spirit : Hit conversion, and the others that can use it gain a pure Spirit : Mana conversion so is there a need for Hit?I think perhaps this is one of the more crucial changes in Cata that people have failed to grasp because Blizzard tried the simpler 'Spirit is heals' argument. With exceptions, that this may not apply to Druids and Elemental Shamans, which they did clearly state would be expected to share gear. I'm not sure about other classes (don't play them myself).Unfortunately, it comes down to educating people. And while yes, I still do see Spirit as a predominantly healing stat, I cannot deny the need for some classes to have it (including myself, being Balance). I think it comes down to your individual circumstances at the time. (To Iceveiled - I would have given that Pally a serve and don't blame you for needing on it :)Edit - found this which is a copy of the Blizzard release and I would suggest it's really not that clear, especially for those people that have a tendancy to only read what concerns them:http://www.wowction.com/2010/07/14/cataclysm-stat-system-2/'Spirit – Come Cataclysm, this stat should only be found on healing gear. Non-healing casters will have other systems in place to regenerate mana, and we are designing special solutions for Elemental shaman and Balance druids who often share gear with healers (more on this below). Raid buffs that currently boost Spirit (such as Blessing of Kings) will only boost the primary stats of Stamina, Strength, Agility, and Intellect. We are also likely changing the five-second rule and other quirks of the current regen system.'However it then goes on to say:'If you are a Balance druid or Elemental shaman: * You will still share gear with Restoration druids and shaman. * Your gear will have Spirit on it. It won’t have Hit on it. * You will have a talent that converts Spirit to Hit. We will adjust talents accordingly so that you want about as much Spirit as, say, a warlock wants Hit. * Hit on rings and other such gear will still benefit you. * Raid buffs will no longer boost Spirit, so you shouldn’t find yourself unexpectedly over the Hit cap because of buffs.'For the Shadow Priest concerns:http://www.shadowpriest.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=29721