The Dojo #12 : Feng The Accursed

This is from Convert to Raid #68, essentially marking the start of the second “season” of the segment as it changes focus to dealing with specific raid encounters.

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The Dojo #11 : The Stone Guard

This is from Convert to Raid #67, essentially marking the start of the second “season” of the segment as it changes focus to dealing with specific raid encounters.

I’m not sure just yet if there will be a new segment each and every week as I might try to pace the segment to come a week after CtR’s coverage of a boss encounter during their segment. We’ll see how it all goes.

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The Dojo #10 : Raid Preparation, Part 3

This is from Convert to Raid #65, concluding the 3 part series on Raid Preparation and bringing Season 1 of The Dojo to a close.

Don’t worry though, The Dojo won’t be gone for long. In just a couple of weeks the segment shifts gears as Season 2 discusses the differences between specific encounters on Raid Finder and Normal mode.

While I hadn’t mentioned the site when I originally recorded this segment, I also recommend going to pardeuxraids.com for raid strategy.

You can expect to hear The Dojo return with Convert to Raid 67 or 68.

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The Dojo #8: Raid Preparation, Part 1

This is from Convert to Raid #63, starting a 3 segment series on tips for preparing for Normal mode raiding in Mists of Pandaria. This was produced days before the launch of the expansion.

Breaking a bit from my usual routine, the following two parts will be posted here on Thursday and Friday.

The Dojo #7: Add-Ons

Sorry for the delay in posting this. Pandaria’s had me distracted just a bit!

This is from Convert to Raid #62 and briefly introduces new raiders to some of the more popular addons for raiding.

Dojo #8-10 is a three-part series covering the basic of preparing for raid encounters, and all three segments will be posted next week starting on Wednesday.

After that The Dojo will be on a short hiatus for a couple of weeks from Convert to Raid but will return in late October/early November as the segment shifts focus to describe the differences between LFR and Normal on specific raid encounters.

Enjoy!

The Dojo #6: Loot Systems

A special bit of thanks to Lissanna of restokin.com for giving permission to use her article on loot systems from a few years ago.

To be honest not much has changed since then when it comes to loot systems used in Normal and Heroic raids so give it a read if you want more information. I think the only regret I had on this Dojo segment is not mentioning Suicide Kings, as that system has become increasingly popular in 10-man groups from my observations.

Listen to the latest Convert to Raid for Dojo #7, which will be archived here in a few days.

In other segment news, the Achieveatron will be back with the next episode of Something Suggestive, which should be up in the next week!

The Dojo #4 : Raid Terminology (Part 3 of 3)

This is the final part of the three segment primer on raid abbreviations and other terms. Your feedback is always appreciated if you feel anything important was missed on this segment for Convert to Raid.

Some people may wonder about my raiding background. Well, I’m certainly no bleeding edge raider. In general I’ve usually found myself taking on final bosses and Heroic content about 2-3 months after they’ve been downed by the front of the pack. I’ve been a raid leader for a 10 man group in the past, and might consider doing so again if the stars align, though I’m perfectly happy right now with just relearning all things Warlock.

I had a humbling experience this past week when I found myself on the bottom of the meters on Heroic Madness. Mind you, this was my absolute first time on Heroic Madness, but still it’s never a great feeling when you see yourself doing damage below tanks and feel like you’re putting strain on the backs of your fellow raiders that are carrying you.

That said, even a teacher in The Dojo continues to learn lessons from raiding after having participated in it for years. I was too hard on myself this week, and even when it comes to raiding, this is still just a game. Everyone is going to have that bad night or “off” raid where nothing seems to work out right.

Accepting responsibility for poor performance is one thing. Placing the frustration aside, taking a breath, and making an effort to correct what went wrong is another.

You can expect these words in one form or another to be part of a future Dojo lesson.

Dojo #5 will be archived in just a couple of days. Thanks for listening!