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Tuesday, 24 February, 2009


Filed under: MapStitcher,World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 12:58 pm

I’ve often read about how healers have their “pet” tanks, nurse though I’ve never really noticed it myself, cialis sale except for a bias towards druid tanks. Last night’s encounter with Gluth where I was single healing the Frost Fire Mage however was different.

I’d been chatting with the mage earlier on the run, pill maybe that had an influence, maybe not, but after we had successfully downed the ovesized mutt I had a quick burst of pure thrill and whispered “you’re mine” to them. What I meant was that they were now my PET mage to heal or let die as I so desired! Mwahaahaaaha!

Unfortunately I think it came across a bit too personal, as if the PLAYER was now mine! Huge OOPS!

Apologies incoming…

Thursday, 3 July, 2008

Thoughts on my second Kara raid

Filed under: MapStitcher,World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 4:17 pm

Yeah. I know the novelty will wear off, pill until then you’re just gonna have to suffer my self-congratulatory comments on how cool Maiden’s “Fluffy Slippers of Arse-Kicking” are.

My second ever time in Karazahn last night, steroids and once again it was quite enjoyable. Once again we downed the first four bosses. Once again I got some loot, glaucoma mail resto-shaman loot no less. Ho ho, there are definitely advantages to being the must under-geared player in the raid!

Important stuff first then:

I got some new gloves (Gloves of Centering) and a new belt (Belt of Gale Force). The belt is particularly cool for Flowersz because belt and boots are her worst items. Early Kara has some nice Resto-Shaman gear, which being mail means the priests and druids aren’t after it :-P, though the paladins might be interested, fortunately our holy pally and raid leader decided I needed it more. I turned down Signet of Unshakable Faith which went to the Priest for his off gear set.

The run didn’t start particularly well, we had several unnecessary wipes on trash before Attumen, after that though it picked up nicely.

Memorable Moments: probably my fastest ever instance death (15 seconds):

7/2 19:49:15.244  Changed Channel: [1. General - Karazhan]
7/2 19:49:24.870  [Raid] D: can someone open gate please
7/2 19:49:27.809  Your equipped items suffer a 10% durability loss.

and while Barnes is doing his “Welcome ladies and gentlemen” speech:

7/2 23:10:49.175  [Raid] V: *** takes out his winged piano and let s it drop from high altitude on the story teller

The Good and the Bad:

  • I was a little more conservative on my heals, I’m getting used to how the other healers are working and I’m not going as mad if the damage is coming in at the same rate as the others are healing. I’m assuming that what I’m seeing are the Heal over Time spells at work. This has meant I’m actually spending some time outside of the 5 second rule.
  • I’ve given up getting Healbot to do what I want and I’m now just using the default settings, it seems I just needed to practice with the middle mouse button.
  • I’m not getting Raid Warnings displayed. I’ve got to look into this.
  • My stopcasting, grounding shock macro does the job
  • I need use interrupts more often.
  • I only purged once, almost certainly not enough.
  • I forgot to pack Mana pots and had to scrounge some off a Rogue! As it happens I had exactly enough.
  • I’ve cranked my combat log settings up to maximum so the wow web stats should be more representative of the truth.


To all the raid members obviously, and particularly to the raid leader and the tank that had to stay up and talk quietly to help us with the Opera event.

Thursday, 2 November, 2006


Filed under: MapStitcher — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 1:42 pm

Made the tile on load options configurable under program prefs and set to false. Seems faster with these false!

Save as Jpeg now works – uses Suns internal jpeg encoder.

End of many of the saves now display how long they took. at least you know when they’ve finished!

Wednesday, 1 November, 2006


Filed under: MapStitcher — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 2:32 pm

Did some changes to eval_springs to (under certain cirumstances) let Placed (machine or human) points adjacent to the edge affect the position of the edge. It assumes horizontal/vertical alignment only at the moment and doesn’t take into account any tilt. It’s not quite right, ed points below do not affect the springing of points above, while points above DO affect the springing of points below, but still a good start.

Have set the “peak search radius” for the edge points to be the same as the end radius, instead of 10*current radius. Seems to improve the chances of placing the edge points. Noticed also that small end radiuses still place a lot of point if the map is good quality.

In general things are looking up.


Filed under: MapStitcher — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 1:20 pm


gc before file save

suggested filename to png and jpg

autplaceall now displays an info dialog when complete

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