Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ask Gauss

Sunday is upon us once again. A day of relaxing and the realization that tomorrow is Monday and we have plenty of things to not look forward to. Or plenty of things to look forward to depending on your outlook on those kinda things. Sunday in Gauss Land is pretty simple. I answer questions.I know very difficult. Although, the difficult part seems to be people understanding how to send them to me. Once again top right of the page or just email me at So with that out of the way once again let's get to this week's questions.

Before Cata, I had a great time, every time I joined your weekend For The Horde raids. I was wondering when you planned to resume it.

I have been asked this quite a few times so I will put it up here so we will have something concrete. For The Horde raids when I started them in Wrath were in the ToC days. Meaning we already outgeared the world leaders by a significant margin. Also there was the matter that the leaders were in unpopulated regions so if we had the element of surprise then you could be in and out without much issue with a massive amount of defence. Now, of course, with killing all 4 Alliance would catch on, but still you would be ready for that. So this means that I need to get a set group of organized group, which I have now, who are geared to a level where they can control the boss and that "the mob of Alliance" can be contained by the trade chat crowd. I am not saying it is going to be easy at all, because I don't think it will be, but I think we have it down. So look for the raids to be up and running as early as next weekend.

Do you think it is important for raiders to know how other classes work?

I believe it is. Now if you are a raid leader then you really need to understand what every class is capable of. What classes are best suited to tank such and such, what raid buffs each class/spec brings, which healers heal the raid, which healer tanks heals, what classes have very good AoE DPS, and so on and so forth. Now if you are just an everyday raider you don't need to know the ins and outs of every class, but you should know how particular classes complement you. Meaning the buffs they bring vs the ones you do, CC they have, movement capability, is there overlap? Understanding this will help you be the best possible raider you can be. Think of it this way, if you can help the other members of your raid be better then you are helping your raid as a whole, and that means success is coming your way, which is the point isn't it?

What do you consider an epic death moment?

One that years later everyone remembers and never lets you live down.

That is it for this week. Hope you all got the answers you were looking for. Next week's Reader Post I want to know about all your Epic Death Moments. I know you have them and I know everyone wants to hear about them. As always you have until Thursday Night to get them in so take your time, but don't waste time.

Enjoy what is left of your weekend.


  1. OMFG FOR THE HORDE FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. my deaths are always epic