Is it weird that even as a new player / gamer I never found these terms confusing?
Whoa... Recount isn't used by 0.1% Raiders (or at all?), any more...?Which of those others is closest in functionality for non-Raiding - or should I stick w/ Recount?
I would like to assume that anyone who visits wowhead (frequently or new visitor) for either WoW news, updates or strat guides is already familiar with these terms.
This might be better titled as a Glossary to Raiding Terms in WoW, not "Race to World First" specific. I get what you're doing, it's probably helpful to people who don't play the game, but as a raider (and not a world first raider) I expected to learn something here and I did not. Oh well.
If people don't know what Tanks/DPS/Healers are/do, would they really be on a site like Wowhead? What a strange addition to the article.
I'd guess that it's for people who are googling the terms, not people who visit Wowhead directly.
"As high end raiding guilds are predominantly of the Horde faction, you will generally hear it called Bloodlust or simply 'Lust'."This might be true now, but the real reason is historical.In vanilla, only the Horde had shamans, and that particular temporary buff was shaman-only. So only the Horde could "Lust".After BC, Draenei could be shamans, and they got Heroism. Because only the fierce blood-thirsty Horde could Bloodlust. The noble Alliance? Heroism.But the Horde was first, and the precedent was set. You'll occaisionally hear Alliance raids calling "Lust."
Bloodlust didn't exist in WoW until BC, when both factions had access to it. However, it is based off the Warcraft 2(Ogre Mage)/3(Shaman) spell of the same name, with the name Heroism being an ad hoc equivalent for Alliance.
I haven't watched any of the streams, but as it was used here, the term "mutli-dot" (also HoTs ans DoTs) could maybe use an explanation also.... I remember being quite lost before I started playing wow and it was all my coworker talked about every morning...on a side note:
Great summary and description of the terms, thanks for taking the time to write it up!