Entering the random dungeon finder as a DPS usually means you’re going to have to wait a half hour or more before your dungeon is ready. Instead of waiting in Stormwind (or Orgrimmar) here are ten productive things you can do to pass the time while you’re waiting for your WoW dungeon group to fill up.
Blizzard recently announced that in the 4.1 patch, they will be attempting to reduce the dungeon finder queue time for DPS through the use of a new Call to Arms system. Tanks (and occasionally healers) will receive a bonus in the form of a prize bags containing gold, gems, pets, and on rare occasion a mount. As great as it sounds, Blizzard could reduce queue times even further by offering other solutions.
Using the WoW Dungeon Finder makes it easy to level up doing dungeons instead of questing or grinding. Here is a handy list of all the dungeons in WoW, and their corresponding minimum and maximum levels for the Dungeon Finder grouping tool.
Bad tanks are an endless source of aggravation in the Dungeon Finder. If you aspire to the tanking role, here are some faux pas to avoid when tanking your next dungeon:
Leveling a tank through dungeon finder is easy. Assuming you know how to tank properly, that is. One click, no waiting in the queue – life is good. As a DPS, it’s a bit tougher. 20 to 30 minute queue times are a pain, and when the tank drops group, waiting for another tank just adds to the frustration. What’s even more upsetting, though, is the drama over DPS that really needs to stop.
Since the time I started this blog, a lot has changed in the World of Warcraft. Gone are the days of spending an hour assembling a 5-man dungeon group. Instead, you can just click a button and queue up with people across many realms. This has definitely changed the way we experience 5-man dungeons. The following are a few ways to get the most out of Dungeon Finder, with respect to leveling, obtaining gear upgrades, and your overall game experience.
Here are three arguments against using a DPS meter while playing World of Warcraft:
My favorite part of leveling is doing dungeon runs, hands down. You get XP, some shiny blue items, and best of all – you get to develop your class/role expertise as part of a group. Whether you are a tank, healer, or DPS, dungeons are the best way to hone your skills; especially if you want to raid when you get to level 80! Here are a few tips to help you on your first dungeon run.
We’ve all had our share of pick up groups gone bad. Still, PUGs are an invaluable tool in WoW. Guildies aren’t always available to help every time, and PUGs are a great way to find people with common goals to work with. With the help of the Looking For Group feature and respective chat channel, you can be on your way to finding a PUG to help get you where you want to go. Here are some tips for having a happy PUG:
Have you just dinged 80 and think you’re ready to start raiding? Here’s a handy guide to prepare yourself, gear-wise. This assumes, of course, that you are already well-versed with your talent specializations and spell rotations.