Matticast Poll: Loot Systems

This week on The Matticast we are going to be covering the pros and cons of various loot systems, but we wanted to get reader feedback first. Which loot system has worked best for you? Have ones you just hate? Answer our poll and leave us your feedback in the comments.

Which Loot System Do you Prefer

  • Loot Council (24%, 63 Votes)
  • EPGP (24%, 62 Votes)
  • Need/Greed (23%, 61 Votes)
  • DKP (13%, 33 Votes)
  • Suicide Kings (10%, 26 Votes)
  • Other (Leave In Comments) (6%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 261

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Matticast Episode 16 – Adopting Change, Unnecessary Heroics, and Patch 4.1

On Episode 16 of The Matticast, BorskMattKatChase and Brian discuss:

- Adopting Change

- Are Heroics Necessary?

- Parting Ways

- 4.1 For Healers

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Matticast Episode 15 – Combat Logs, Healing Meters, and Throwing In The Towel

On Episode 15 of The Matticast, BorskMattKatChase and Brian discuss:

- Combat logs and setting up World of Logs

- How to read and interpret healing meters

- Listener Tweets and Emails discussing guild moral, calling it quits, and raid comps.

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Matticast Episode 14 – Add-ons, Guild Apps, and E-mails

Welcome to Episode 14 of The Matticast. This week BorskMattKatChase and Brian discuss:

- Healing Add-Ons

- What to look for in an guild application

- Listener Call/Email on multiple raid group concerns

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Matticast Episode 13 – Recruitment, Departures, and Raid Leading As A Healer

Welcome to Episode 13 of The Matticast. This week Borsk, Matt, Kat, Chase and Brian discuss:

- Options for Recruitment

- Dealing With Guild Departures

- Raid Leading As A Healer

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Matticast Episode 12 – Officers, Healing Assignments, and Multiple Guild Raid Groups

Welcome to Episode 12 of The Matticast. This week Borsk, Matt, Kat, and Brian, discuss:

- Officer Options and Hierarchy

- Healing Assignments

- Running both a 25 and 10 man raid within the same guild.

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Introducing Planar Tear

Hey team!

I know my blog has always been dedicated to WoW and I also know a portion of our readership (you guys!) is also testing the waters with Rift. Now I myself don’t have the time to pick up and give Rift a spin. Got the whole writing thing, the whole dragon killing thing and the whole guild running thing.

Anyway, instead of muddying things up around here with Rift content, I want to point you in the direction of our sister site dedicated solely to Rift. Planar Tear will feature the same great level of content you get at World of Matticus (sadly, it may not have my charm or sex appeal, but no doubt it’ll actually have content relevant to you). Also, the writers there are always looking for great guest posts or thinking about writing full-time. Interested? Drop them a line. We’re excited to add a new site to our little world, and look forward to building another awesome community.

UPDATE: The server has been taking a beating all day, we are currently in the midst of a server switch and should be back to 100% in the next few hours.

UPDATE2: Looks like things are finally settled on our new host. Might be a hiccup here or there while DNS entires update.

Lodur’s Epic Journey to PaxEast 2011

If you didn’t know, for the last several months I’ve been the third seat on the RaidWarning podcast. This comes after the BDTU podcast came to a close. Since then I’ve dove back into podcasting pretty hard as it’s something I really love. We were invited back this year to do a Live Podcast at PAX East 2011. I was excited because though I’ve attended Blizzcon and other conventions, this was the first time I would be attending a convention as both Media and as a Speaker. My excitement only escalated further when I saw this little snippet posted on their site;

TypeFrag Presents: Raid Warning Live!
Manticore Theatre
Sunday, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
It happened at PAX Prime and it’s happening here. Seven, David, and Joe, hosts of the ill-humored World of Warcraft podcast, Raid Warning, step out from behind their Brewfest steins for a live broadcast show. Expect the latest in WoW community news, prizes, and Cataclysm information while the hosts and their guests attempt to do what their fans have requested: be funny live. Guest Lineup: Dustin Blackwell (MMOMFG.com) and more! 

 

Panelists include: Seven DeBord [Host, Raid Warning], David Morrison [Co-Host, Raid Warning], Joe Perez [Co-Host, Raid Warning], Dustin Blackwell [guest, MMOMFG.com], Jeff Cannata [guest, Weekend Confirmed]

It’s pretty exciting even still, and now that I’m home from PAX I’m going to frame the page from the convention book. So, back to the epic journey story part right? right!

Well anyways, I begin to make my plans to get to Boston, MA in time for the con. I start looking at train tickets and plane tickets and then notice that it’s only a 7 hour drive from my hometown to Boston. I ask the significant other and we decide that we’ll make the drive. Preparations are made, and the day of the journey arrives. I leave work at 5pm EST and Tart and I begin our long drive to Boston. Everything is going great and I doze off in the passenger seat. I wake up a couple hours later and we stop for gas and some food. We pile back into the car and start on our way again. We make it a few miles down the road, and all of a sudden the RPM gauge drops to zero. The car is still running, but the lights are getting dimmer, the radio is freaking out a little bit, the speedometer stops tracking speed and the odometer stops tracking mileage.We pull off into the next rest stop, and turn the car off  as the lights are continuing to dim.

We get out check the engine and everything on the surface looks good, so we get back in and the car wont start up. We begin looking for a jump, thinking the battery may just be dead. We find a couple willing people, but when we remove the jumper cables, the car just dies out. We call Triple A and they give us a hard time about sending someone out. Over two hours later someone finally arrives, and starts by trying to give us a jump from the truck. The jump starts the car, but again once the power is removed the car dies out. So we get a tow to the nearest WalMart thinking we can just replace the battery. $200 tow later, we swap the battery out, start the car and head off into the night. We get about another 100 miles or so and the battery dies. Clearly at this point it’s the alternator, but it’s super late and there are no shops we can go to at this point to get it fixed. We wind up having to spend the night at the rest stop and waiting until morning. Let me tell you, sleeping in the car when it’s bloody cold is not fun.

Morning comes, we get a tow to a local shop. $374 and a new alternator later, we’re on the road again. We get to about 20 miles outside of Boston, and the car, yet again, dies. Same as before too. The RPM gauge drops to zero, followed by the speedometer and the odometer. We manage to get a tow into Watertown, and it turns out the alternator is dead again. That’s right the second one was bad as well. We get a cab and head to the hotel from the repair shop, and get ready to try and hit PAX. What should have been a 7 hour drive turned into a 25 hour excursion! Next time I go, I’m flying and being done with it!

While at PAX though, it was a truly great time. I got to hang out with the amazing people at Cryptozoic, the company that makes the WoW TCG, got to play Star Wars the Old Republic, Guild Wars 2 and Duke Nukem Forever (yes it exists and it is pretty damn sweet). I got to meet a lot of game developers and really get to know the people behind some of our favorite games.  It was quite an experience honestly, and one I really enjoyed. And on Sunday, despite all the hurdles we had getting there, the live show was a huge success. People had a good time, we handed out lots of loot and had some great conversations about WoW and the upcoming patch 4.1. We even got to drink some nice home-crafted beer while doing so. Most of all,  I really enjoyed meeting some of my readers and listeners face-to-face. Being able to shake hands with you guys and say hello was a great experience and one that I’m hoping I get to repeat often.

Matticast Episode 11: Tough Conversations: Kicking, Demoting, Replacing.

Welcome to Episode 11 of The Matticast. This week BorskMatt, Kat, and Brian, discuss:

- How To Have Tough Conversations

- Kicking Someone, Demoting Them, or Replacing Them In Raid

- Dealing with Couples and “Package Deals”

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Calling All Holy Paladins

Our goal with the new podcast is to constantly improve the show and tweak things based on listener feedback. The two most prominent suggestions we are receiving is for more 10 man content and more Holy Paladin content. So this is our attempt to deliver on that. Are you a Holy Paladin Blogger and/or a 10 Man Raid or Guild Leader? Then we may want you on the show.

Here is exactly what we are looking for:

  • An expert Holy Paladin
  • A 10 Man Raid/Guild Leader
  • A blogger looking to provide content for World Of Matticus
  • Someone interested in helping promote the show.

Meet all or most of these requirements? Shoot us an e-mail.