<p>Concerning the Bloggers introduces you to the individuals behind WoW Insider. You will discover articles on more of our staffers in earlier About the Bloggers profiles.</p><br/><p>What do you do for WoW Insider?</p><br/><p>I used to be employed by WoW Insider in late 2008 to write down the weekly rogue column, Encrypted Text. I had really applied for the position a number of months earlier but wasn't originally selected, so I simply assassinated their first selection and left them with no choice but to sign me instead.</p><br/><p>When WI decided to expand its protection of hybrid classes, I put in my application for the holy paladin place. I currently maintain each Encrypted Text and The light and Learn how to Heal It portion of the paladin column on a weekly foundation. My secondary position is to get confused with Christian Belt and Chase Hasbrouck.</p><br/><p>What's your primary?</p><br/><p>My twin mains are my Goblin rogue, Madsushi, and my Blood Elf holy paladin, Cure. I have had a number of rogues before and since Madsushi, but I'm particularly connected to him. I inherited Cure from my brother within the Burning Crusade, and she's been the leader of my guild and its 10-man raiding crew. Madsushi tends to be my PVP character while Cure is my PVE character, although I cross those streams quite often (in spite of Egon's warning). I've tanked on Cure when my guild needed it and I have several alts that I play often, however nearly all of my enjoying time is spent getting bloody with Madsushi or healing with Cure.</p><br/><p>Horde or Alliance?</p><br/><p>After i first beginning enjoying WoW, I leveled an Alliance holy paladin on a PVE server. After realizing that I hated every little thing in regards to the association, I rerolled a Horde rogue on a PVP server, and that i've never appeared back. The Horde vs. Alliance facet of WoW is the most important a part of the sport to me. If Blizzard decided to end the warfare, I might cancel all of my subscriptions. While I do not play on an RP server, I nonetheless take the battle to heart. It is why I slay each Alliance participant that I see, it's why I gank mercilessly, and it's why every single member of my guild is aware of our official policy on cross-faction relations -- crimson is useless.</p><br/><p>Whereas I know plenty of softies that are upset about Thrall's appointment of Garrosh as Warchief, it was my favorite a part of Cataclysm. With regards to Horde vs. Alliance politics, I aim to be Garrosh's most loyal soldier. I battle the Alliance consistently in Azeroth, and we even take our quarrels to the realm forums usually. I is perhaps the WoW Insider writer with probably the most forum warnings/bans to his title.</p><br/><p>What's the best 5-man occasion in the sport? What's the best raid?</p><br/><p>Dire Maul North is my favorite 5-man occasion, and by a large margin. I ran it not less than 100 times whereas farming my guild a couple of Quel'Serrars. As a rogue, I may literally guide your complete expertise. My Saps and Distracts created our paths, my lockpicking and pickpocketing gained us access to barred doorways, and my Stealth and cunning allowed us to skip as many mobs as possible. Dire Maul North was the final word check of a rogue's talents, and that i enjoyed having full management over my group's success and failure.</p><br/><p>My favorite raid is Ulduar, simply because of its magnificence. The architecture and artistry have always awed me. Algalon was the perfect closing boss; we fought our means into the corruption, slime, and filth of the Old God, which was then starkly contrasted by unfeeling bleakness. Ulduar was also when my guild's raid crew lastly started to click on, and we were actually in a position to clear your entire place on heroic and receive our first raid meta-achievement.</p><br/><p>What's your favorite factor to do in Azeroth?</p><br/><p>World PVP is certainly my favorite activity on Madsushi. The release of patch 4.2 and the Molten Entrance was like an early Christmas for me. I racked up a whole bunch of kills over the next weeks. <a href="">all about minecraft servers and minecraft in general</a> I've spent more time in the Molten Front than you have, and I think I'm just barely completed with the first section of the every day quests. I could not care less about some terrible ilvl 365 gear -- I'm there to make enemies.</p><br/><p>When I'm enjoying Cure, I'm all about raiding. I like leading my guild by way of new encounters. We have been raiding together for years now, and so every raid evening is like meeting up with outdated pals. Blizzard's determination to keep up 10-man raiding as a viable development path is the best thing that's ever happened to our guild, as we can work as a small group to accomplish our targets.</p><br/><p>What's your favorite piece of loot?</p><br/><p>I am going to share my secret with you here, but only as a result of I do not want it now that I farmed up my Reins of Poseidus. My favorite merchandise is the Azure Silk Belt. Whereas it seems so easy, the 15% swim speed bonus has saved me so much swimming time over the past several years. A good friend of mine made me one, and I haven't been with out it since. I have evaded would-be gankers with its pace bonus, and that i've caught up to some of my prey that was attempting to flee. At first, they swim away, after which they cease as they realize they won't make it to the shore. There's nothing quite like watching someone notice that resistance is futile. The belt has saved my life greater than as soon as and gained me more than just a few honorable kills, and it never leaves my facet.</p><br/><p>What's your favourite mount?</p><br/><p>That would be my Blue Nether Ray. Just like how I worked the Molten Entrance, I farmed the Skettis space for Alliance players day by day throughout the Burning Campaign. While I was there, I might sometimes full a number of quests whereas waiting for fresh meat to fly in. Over the course of several months, I unintentionally reached exalted with the Sha'tari Skyguard without even discovering Ogri'la. Whereas the Nether Ray is awesome and I like how it matches the Nether Ray Fry pet, it is the fact that I paid for it in gallons of Alliance blood that makes it my chosen mount. <a href="">all about minecraft servers and minecraft in general</a> </p><br/><p>What's the #1 factor Blizzard has achieved great?</p><br/><p>Blizzard has allowed me to cease caring about my gear. I really do not care about gear in any respect. As a healer, I'm always passing tier items and ambiguous caster objects to my raid's DPS lessons. On my rogue, I just need to be stabbing individuals and never worrying about what ilvl my stuff is at. I raid usually on both characters, and I know that so long as I am placing in my time each week, I am going to get my gear ultimately. I take upgrades as they come, and that i spend my valor factors after they stack up. I don't need to spend my time farming for resistance gear or grinding some esoteric popularity, which lets me do more of what I really like.</p><br/><p>When I am not playing WoW, I'm ...</p><br/><p>I'm married and live in Santa Barbara, Calif., with my wife and our cat. I am a tech nerd at coronary heart, so I spend most of my time working with computers and watching StarCraft 2 matches. I have been spending my evenings building new PCs for a few of the players in my guild, selecting out one of the best elements and putting them all together. Throughout the day, I work full-time as an engineering guide for an IT outsourcing firm right here. If it's IT-related, I work with it in some way. In the past month, I've built new servers, installed a VoIP cellphone system, implemented virtualization, configured SANs, managed a company iPhone deployment project, solved networking issues, and even changed the ink cartridge in a printer. I inform folks that I like enjoying Minecraft, however I even have more fun managing my guild's Minecraft server than I do playing Minecraft itself.</p>

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