• The Raid Observer: Week 1, Weekend Update!

    Yet another Raid Observer update from the Guest Contributor, Ladan, on the raiding race. This time I'll give you an update on what (may not have) happened over the weekend: continued concern over the LFR situation and more guilds join the raiding fray!

    Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:48
    by Ladan
  • Dragon Soul Raiding Progress: Week 1, Day 4!

    Yet another Raid Observer update from the Guest Contributor, Ladan, on how the raiding race is (not) going so far! Life post-LFR, the emergence of trolls, and more...!

    And my usual disclaimer: I am not a member of DREAM Paragon, I have just been asked to provide a regular update on my observations of the raiding race for Patch 4.3 as it unfolds. All typos, misunderstandings, and opinions are my own (though my cat may cause the typos if she walks on my keyboard) and may or may not represent the views of Paragon and its actual members ...

    Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 12:05
    by Ladan
  • Dragon Soul Raiding Progress: Your Day 3 (-4) Update!

    Hello! Guest Contributor Ladan reporting in, giving you some of the highlights of Day 3. It's been a fairly dramatic week considering it's "just" Week 1. Curious? Read on!

    Note: The opinions and typos expressed in this and all of my Daily Updates are my own. I am not a member of DREAM Paragon, just an invited guest contributor to their site. If you're interested in learning more about my research and work into raiding and raiding culture, please check out my research blog, http://www.raidingresearch.co.uk.

    Friday, December 2, 2011 - 16:04
    by Ladan
  • Warrior Guide for 4.3 Normal Modes

    This is the 4.3 Warrior DPS guide for Dragon Soul normal modes. It's meant to give instruction, tips, and tricks on how to crit big as a Warrior in the latest patch. Warriors are overall very strong in Dragon Soul because they scale very well with the rising item levels. There is also a lot of random incoming damage to feed your rage bar and thus make your dps higher. Just don't stand in the "rage pools" too much and cause your healers heart attacks. Still, if you decide to stay in the fire, just hire a healer and you're good to go.

    Friday, December 2, 2011 - 15:10
    by wakoz
  • The Raid Observer: Day 2 (or Day -5) Update!

    Well, not much to report really, mostly just a bit of news on the overall attack of the normal modes by guilds everywhere and a bit of news on what's (not) happening with the elite race so far.

    The progress sites continue to be a bit wonky, which I realise will continue until the guild scans and whatnot are complete. Kruf explained this to me last night and while I tried to look (textually speaking) like I had a clue what he was talking about ...

    Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:59
    by Ladan
  • The Raid Observer: Dragon Soul Raiding Progress - Your Day 1 Update!

    So I'll be posting some basic observations on progress each day during the race itself. In fact Paragon asked me to not just provide updates to interested readers on their progress but also track the race in general. Since raiding began yesterday on the American servers, I'll start off with a short update today and then keep adding information, at least daily and sometimes even more as the race heats up. Yes, yes, I know the "real" race begins next week with the heroic modes, but I think how we're moving through the normal modes can be quite informative ...

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:45
    by Ladan
  • Warlock Guide for 4.3 Normal Modes

    This patch 4.3 Dragon Soul Warlock guide was written to offer you guidance through the first seven bosses in normal mode Dragon Soul and should contain relevant information for both raid sizes and all three specs. If you should find incorrect information or your questions unanswered just make a post and I'll try to look into it.

    Monday, November 28, 2011 - 15:46