Weekend Reads

It’s Friday. There’s nothing like the feeling of sitting on a patio with a cold beer on a hot sunny day with a cool breeze. I’ll relive that feeling later after I finish my banana, cherry, coke flavoured Slurpee (I hate spoon straws).

This upcoming weekend, we’ll be engaging the boss that is Iron Council normal hard mode. Will see if I can create a movie of it. I’ve been able to record via Fraps before but I lack the know-how to resize the video entirely.

Speaking of news, I’m busy moving blogs this weekend. Plus Heal and No Stock UI will be moving servers in addition to this blog. By the way, not sure if anyone noticed, but I inserted a Google Reader widget for additional stuff to read. I’ll share stuff that I’ve written elsewhere in addition to cool stuff I come across in my Google reader.

So what’s new this week?

World of Warcraft

New blog: Defeat Dragons – This is a hybrid WoW and leadership blog. Reminds me of Chick GM when that was young.

Wordy Warrior’s back and is now self hosted. I was starting to wonder what had happened.

Lenelie’s Voice voices her WoW pet peeves. One of which includes countermanding raid leader instructions by a non-leader. It’s rather frustrating when I see it during various pickup raids. Let the leaders do their job. If you’re not satisfied with it, leave and form your own. The way I see it, when I join a pickup raid, I place myself at the mercy of their leaders and trust that they will do the right thing. Nothing’s going to stop me from leaving if I’m not satisfied with the way things are being handled.

Amber’s got a nifty Bubble flowchart.

Blogging and writing

Write to Done: Five Tips on Writing a Fantastic About Page – Solid post. I stumble across new blogs all the time. I’m loving what I’m reading. But I don’t know who is writing it. Doesn’t hurt to toss in your email or a contact page so readers can send in some fan mail to boot.


Psyblog: When Groups are Bad for Productivity – Social loafing. The idea that the more people there are involved in a group, the less effort being exerted by individuals within the group. Does it sound like your raid? Give it a read!

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About Matticus

Matticus is the founder of World of Matticus and Plus Heal. Read more of his columns at WoW Insider. League of Legends player. Caffeine enthusiast.


  1. Haha, you make me feel so guilty for my brief hiatus, Matt. 😛

    Thanks for the plug-in.. it means a lot. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the mention, Matt. Yours was the first Wow blog I read regularly, so it’s rather cool to see a mention here. I’ve always liked your stuff – your blog was the first link I added to my Wow links when I created DefeatDragons.

    Considering we live in the same town, I think we’re going to have to try to drag you out to one of our Friday night post-raid Dim Sum sessions. Usually myself and a couple of guildmates stuff ourselves and review the week. Expect an invite!

    Atriss last blog post..Recruiting for Success

  3. @Atris: No joke? You’re in the Vancouver area?

  4. Indeed I am. I saw your tweet last week about wanting a coffee and tea buddy, and I *thought* you were here, so today I remembered to check. 🙂

    Much as I love coffee though, post-raid Dim Sum rules!

    Atriss last blog post..Recruiting for Success

  5. <3

    Ambrosynes last blog post..OT: New Druid Cat Forms


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