TotemSpot



I’d like to let you in on a little project I’ve been working on lately: TotemSpot. TotemSpot is our new Shaman Community Site that’s been set up by a few shaman bloggers, and we’re currently in beta (everything is there, but there are a few layout issues and changes we are working on). There is a forum, a blog/news front page, and a Wiki as well. Pop on over and have a look.

As part of this, I’ll be posting pretty much all of my non-wow.com content on totemspot.com, so this wordpress site will fade into the background over time.

Lava Surge, Part Two


In the middle of the comments on a post of Lava Burst by Charles (aka Zamir) over at Planet of the Hats, there’s a little gem by Santux. It reads as follows:

What do you think about a Lock and Load type treatment with Lava Surge? *Flame shock ticks have a 30% chance to make your next Lava Burst not trigger its cooldown* Would definately solve the problem of the 8 second window having meaningless Surge procs.

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Operation TotemSpot: What’s in a name?


Hello fellow Shaman.

Today we have another poll on Operation TotemSpot. The question is fairly simple. Tell us what you think.

Other votes so far:

  • Totem Chucker
  • Totemly Awesome
  • Frost Shock!
  • Spirit Lodge
  • Astral Recall
  • Totemic Recall
  • World of Totems
  • Totemtastic
  • ShamWoW
  • Totem Master
  • Totem Lore
  • Totemic Awareness
  • Totemic Focus
  • Totemetrics
  • Totem Pole
  • Shamanistic Focus

Binks does Beta


Thanks to some kind individual in the WoW.com team who has the “leet hookups”, I now have access to the Cataclysm beta. Thusly, I shall be writing down bits & bobs about what I see in the beta. Some of this will be the 80+ stuff on my draenai shaman, but I’m also going to give the Goblin starting experience a go.

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A semi-regular update


Hello dear readers,

Obviously I’ve been a bit slack in posting stuff lately, but I have been doing stuff, honest ‘guv! So here’s a short summary of what I’ve been up to:

Operation TotemSpot

The site concept is progressing (there should be a little plug about it in the Totem Recall podcast). We’re still trying to think of a new name that doesn’t sound like we just ripped off TankSpot, while also being non-class specific. Pewter is playing with some website systems to see what does & doesn’t work, and we need to get that stuff sorted before we begin. For more information, read her post here.

We’ve already had expressions of interest from a few of the well known Enhancement & Restoration names out there, so it won’t just be an Elemental site. If you’re interested in participating in the running/maintenance/etc of the site (don’t be offended if your offer of help isn’t accepted, everyone can participate once the site goes “live”), or have a possible name for us to use, flick an email to totemspot at gmail dot com (I hate email crawling spam bots), with some references if you want to help out.

A Preliminary Post on Lava Surge


Been working a bit tonight on updating my Lava Surge spreadsheet that I posted on EJ a few weeks back.

I need to write up some stuff to do with it, but here’s a graph of the DPS gain. It’s important to know I made a few assumptions on the math, and they are listed in order of “priority”.

  1. If a surge proc occurs within a single LB casts time of the cooldown resetting anyway, it is “wasted”
  2. If a proc occurs you are able to take advantage of it straight away
  3. Procs will occur exactly 10%, 20%, and 30% of the time

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The (Elemental) Cataclysm and You! Part Two: Talent Builds


Expanding on my previous entry about talents, I’m now going to look at what we’ll do with them. I’ll look at a “standard” elemental build, a Dual Wield build, and a Searing Flames build.

Before I start I should point out that the Tier 2 Enhancement talents are due for a re-work. This has been confirmed by a few Blizzard poster comments about Enhancing Totems being turned into a self-buff when totems are out, and Ghost Wolf being usable indoors (whether this means it will be an instant cast by default or not remains to be seen).
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