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Your Turn: Moving Desktop Wallpaper for Gamers

Introduction to Moving Wallpapers
Moving Wallpaper Pack #1: Warcraft and Skyrim
Moving Wallpaper Pack #2: Reader Requests, World of Warcraft

Moving Wallpaper Pack #3: Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft coming soon!
Moving Wallpaper Pack #4: City Collection, World of Warcraft coming soon!

We’ve been hard at work with our beta testers (special thanks to @Rezznul) to specialize the gamer animated desktop wallpapers for a wide variety of desktop computers.

While we’re working on perfecting the technical side of the experience, I thought it would be fun to open the process up to the community, getting your feedback for the next set of wallpapers.

Just email disciplinaryaction@yahoo.comwith a screenshot from World of Warcraft, Skyrim, or Star Wars: The Old Republic that you think would make a good moving desktop background. We’ll take a look at all the submissions at noon on Sunday, July 1, and turn one (or possibly several) into animated wallpapers.

Good luck!

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Brief News: Space Cadet Art Giveaway

We’re doing an art giveaway over on Space Cadets; head by if you’d like your SWTOR character immortalized in chibi form!

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New Disciplinary Action Comic: Space Cadets

Disciplinary Action is branching out! 

With the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR), DA will be starting a new, comic-only website for our serial Star Wars comic, Space Cadets.

Join us for the premiere episode December 20th at 10:30 CST. In the meantime, join up with @SpaceCadetComic on Twitter or visit the website at SpaceCadets.me.

And not to worry: Maps For Tanks and Disciplinary Action will continue to operate without interruption.

See you on December 20th!

Space Cadets: Coming December 20th!

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Maps For Tanks

We’re pleased to announce the creation of our sister site, Maps for Tanks!

Maps For Tanks offers a simple path, with reassuring arrows, drawn on top of the in-game map, plus quick boss tanking tips, resources for tanks, and high-threat cartoon guides.

Head on over to MapsForTanks.com to alleviate all instance incompetence, LFD lameness, and cartographic confusion!

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Disciplinary Action Does Star Wars: The Old Republic

Good news, everyone!

Starting soon, Disciplinary Action Adventures will continue to feature your favorite WoW characters, but will also feature new content starring the upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.

You’ll still be able to find your favorite World of Warcraft cartoon characters and info right here on Disciplinary Action (same priest time, same priest channel), but we’ll be mixing it up week to week depending on what strike as funny at the moment. The Orc Detective will, of course, continue to be updated (only four more episodes until the exciting conclusion!).

DA will also begin to include a plethora of Consular healing information, in addition to our Discipline Priest guides and tips.

Our first SWTOR comic is ready to go and is just waiting for the SWTOR official release date announcement. In the meantime, take a gander at this exclusive sneak preview of our sexy new Disciplinary Action logo.

Enjoy!

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4.2 Gear For Disc Priests: Firelands, The Regrowth & The Molten Front

Raiders and non-raiders alike have opportunities to snag some excellent iLevel 378 (and 391) gear in patch 4.2. If you’d like to gear up for raiding but don’t have a dedicated team, throw yourself into the new Mount Hyjal daily quest hub to cover yourself with epic purpz before trying out for a slot on a raiding team.

Disc priests have pretty terrible itemization on the Firelands raid drops, so gird your loins to beat the shit out of encroaching mages, spriests, and the like for your gear.

Please see also: Disc Priest Cataclysm Gear: The Beginning Raider

Temporary Note: Gear with locations of ‘Unknown’ will be filled in as more information becomes available and/or 4.2 goes live.

Gear by Slot . Gear by Drop Location

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Gear By Slot

Weapon . Wand . Off-Hand . Chest . Shoulders . Hands . Wrist . Back . Legs . Feet . Waist . Head . Neck . Rings . Trinkets

WEAPON

Item

iLevel

Stats

Location

Chelley’s Sterilized Scalpel 378 Dagger, One-Hand
289 – 539 Damage
Speed 1.50
(275.9 dps
+262 Stamina +175 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 118 (0.66% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2333.
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 113 (0.63 @ L85).
UNKNOWN
Chelley’s Sterilized Scalpel (Heroic) 391 Dagger, One-Hand
327 – 608 Damage
Speed 1.50(311.5 dps)
+296 Stamina +197 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 133 (0.74% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2636.
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 128 (0.71 @ L85).
Crystallized Firestone Vendor
Lightforged Elementium Hammer 365 BoE
Mace, Main Hand
Speed 1.90650 – 1208 Damage(488.9 dps)
+155 Intellect +103 Spirit +232 Stamina
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 103.
Equip: Increases spell power by 2066.
Crafted Items:
Blacksmith
Funeral Pyre 378 Staff, Two-Hand
Speed 2.401250 – 2321 Damage(744.0 dps)
+388 Intellect +611 Stamina
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 288.
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 225.
Equip: Increases spell power by 2334.
Firelands Raid:
Beth’tilac
Funeral Pyre (Heroic) 391 Staff, Two-Hand
597 – 897 Damage
Speed 2.40(311.5 dps)
+689 Stamina +440 Intellect
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 324 (1.81% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2633.
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 256 (1.43 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Beth’tilac
Ko’gun, Hammer of the Firelord 384 Mace, One-Hand
428 – 797 DamageSpeed 2.10(291.8 dps)
+277 Stamina +185 Intellect +134 Spirit
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 105 (0.82% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2467.
Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros
Ko’gun, Hammer of the Firelord (Heroic) 397 Mace, One-Hand
484 – 900 DamageSpeed 2.10(329.4 dps)
+312 Stamina +208 Intellect +151 Spirit
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 118 (0.92% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2783.
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros
Sho’ravon, Greatstaff of Annihilation 397 Staff, Two-Hand
764 – 1147 DamageSpeed 2.90(329.4 dps
+730 Stamina +466 Intellect
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 249 (1.39% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2786.
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 357 (1.99 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros
Smoldering Censer of Purity 378 Staff, Two-Hand
640 – 961 DamageSpeed 2.90(275.9 dps)
+611 Stamina +388 Intellect +310 Spirit
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 186 (1.45% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2334.
UNKNOWN
Smoldering Censer of Purity (Heroic) 391 Staff, Two-hand
722 – 1084 DamageSpeed 2.90(311.5 damage per second)
+689 Stamina +440 Intellect +349 Spirit
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 213 (1.66% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2633.
UNKNOWN

WAND

Scorchvine Wand 378 1324 – 2461 Shadow Damage
Speed 1.80(1051.4 dps)
+192 Stamina +128 Intellect +86 Spirit
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 83 (0.46 @ L85).
UNKNOWN
Scorchvine Wand (Heroic) 391 1495 – 2778 Shadow Damage
Speed 1.80(1186.8 dps)
+217 Stamina +145 Intellect +98 Spirit
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 94 (0.52 @ L85).
Crystallized Firestone Vendor
Stinger of the Flaming Scorpion 378 1251 – 2324 Fire DamageSpeed 1.70(1051.4 dps)+192 Stamina+128 IntellectEquip: Increases your critical strike rating by 90 (0.50% @ L85).Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 77 (0.43 @ L85). Firelands Raid:
Majordomo Staghelm
Stinger of the Flaming Scorpion (Heroic) 391 1412 – 2623 Fire Damage
Speed 1.70(1186.8 dps
+217 Stamina +145 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 102 (0.57% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 87 (0.49 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Majordomo Staghelm

OFF-HAND

Globe of Moonlight 365 +301 Stamina +201 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 134 (0.75% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 134 (0.75 @ L85).
UNKNOWN
Goblet of Anger 378 BoE
+341 Stamina +227 Intellect +137 Spirit
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 160 (1.25% @ L85).
Firelands Raid:
Shannox
Goblet of Anger (Heroic) 391 +384 Stamina +256 Intellect +154 Spirit
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 181 (1.41% @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Shannox
Molten Scream 378 +341 Stamina +227 Intellect
Equip: Increases your hit rating by 144 (1.20% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 156 (0.87% @ L85).
Firelands Raid:
Baleroc
Molten Scream (Heroic) 391 +384 Stamina +256 Intellect
Equip: Increases your hit rating by 162 (1.35% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 176 (0.98% @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Baleroc

CHEST

Robes of the Cleansing Flame 378 1391 Armor
+611 Stamina +368 Intellect +261 Spirit
Yellow Socket
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 243 (1.36 @ L85).
Tier 12
See below for set bonuses
Robes of the Cleansing Flame  (Heroic) 391 1491 Armor
+689 Stamina +420 Intellect +295 Spirit
Yellow Socket
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 277 (1.55 @ L85).
Heroic Tier 12
See below for set bonuses
Robes of Smoldering Devastation 378 1391 Armor
+368 Intellect +611 Stamina
Red Socket
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 280.
Equip: Improves haste rating by 218.
Firelands Raid:
Beth’tilac
Robes of Smoldering Devastation (Heroic) 391 1491 Armor
+689 Stamina +420 Intellect
Red Socket
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 251 (1.96% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 316 (1.76 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Beth’tilac

SHOULDERS

Mantle of Closed Doors 378 1043 Armor
+454 Stamina +282 Intellect
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 211 (1.18% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 167 (0.93 @ L85).
Firelands Raid:
Baleroc
Mantle of Closed Doors (Heroic) 391 1118 Armor
+513 Stamina +322 Intellect
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 238 (1.33% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 191 (1.07 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Baleroc
Mantle of the Cleansing Flame 378 1043 Armor
+454 Stamina +282 Intellect +201 Spirit
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 183 (1.43% @ L85).
Tier 12
See below for set bonuses
Mantle of the Cleansing Flame  (Heroic) 391 1118 Armor
+513 Stamina +322 Intellect +227 Spirit
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 209 (1.63% @ L85).
Heroic Tier 12
See below for set bonuses

HANDS

Fingers of Incineration 384 +480 Stamina +300 Intellect
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 215 (1.20% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 188 (1.47% @ L85).
Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros
Fingers of Incineration (Heroic) 397 961 Armor
+542 Stamina +341 Intellect
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 243 (1.36% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 214 (1.67% @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros
Grips of Altered Reality 378 869 Armor
+282 Intellect +454 Stamina +187 Spirit
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Improves haste rating by 197.
Crafted Item:
Tailoring
Handwraps of the Cleansing Flame 378 +454 Stamina +282 Intellect +206 Spirit
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 172 (1.34% @ L85).
Tier 12
See below for set bonuses
Handwraps of the Cleansing Flame (Heroic) 391 932 Armor
+513 Stamina +322 Intellect +233 Spirit
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 196 (1.53% @ L85).
Heroic Tier 12
See below for set bonuses

WRIST

Firesoul Wristguards 378 +341 Stamina +227 Intellect +158 Spirit
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 140 (1.09% @ L85).
UNKNOWN
Firesoul Wristguards (H) 391 652 Armor
+384 Stamina +256 Intellect +178 Spirit
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 158 (1.23% @ L85).
UNKNOWN
Wristwraps of Arrogant Doom 378 608 Armor
+341 Stamina +227 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 137 (0.76% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 160 (1.25% @ L85).
Firelands Raid:
Majordomo Staghelm
Wristwraps of Arrogant Doom (Heroic) 391 652 Armor
+384 Stamina +256 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 154 (0.86% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 181 (1.41% @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Majordomo Staghelm

BACK

Flowing Flamewrath Cape 378 695 Armor
+341 Stamina +227 Intellect +160 Spirit
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 137 (0.76 @ L85).
Avengers of Hyjal Rewards:
Friendly
Wings of Flame 378 695 Armor
+227 Intellect +341 Stamina
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 144.
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 156.
Firelands Raid:
Alysrazor
Wings of Flame (Heroic) 391 745 Armor
+384 Stamina +256 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 162 (0.90% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 176 (0.98 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Alysrazor

LEGS

Leggings of Billowing Fire 378 1217 Armor
+368 Intellect +611 Stamina
Yellow Socket
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Improves haste rating by 284.
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 212.
Firelands Raid:
Alysrazor
Leggings of Billowing Fire (Heroic) 391 1304 Armor
+689 Stamina +420 Intellect
Yellow Socket
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 244 (1.36% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 320 (2.50% @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Alysrazor
Legwraps of the Cleansing Flame 378 1217 Armor
+611 Stamina +368 Intellect +291 Spirit
Red Socket
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 198 (1.10% @ L85).
Tier 12
See below for set bonuses
Legwraps of the Cleansing Flame (Heroic) 391 1304 Armor
+689 Stamina +420 Intellect +329 Spirit
Red Socket
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 229 (1.28% @ L85).
Heroic Tier 12
See below for set bonuses

FEET

Coalwalker Sandals 378 BoE
956 Armor
+282 Intellect +454 Stamina
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Critical Strike Rating
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 208.
Equip: Improves haste rating by 172.
Firelands Raid:
Shannox
Coalwalker Sandals (Heroic) 391 1025 Armor
+513 Stamina +322 Intellect
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Critical Strike Rating
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 235 (1.31% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 197 (1.54% @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Shannox
Endless Dream Walkers 378 BoE
+282 Intellect +454 Stamina +197 Spirit
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Improves haste rating by 187.
Crafted Item:
Tailoring

WAIST

Embereye Belt 378 782 Armor
+454 Stamina +282 Intellect
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 208 (1.16% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 172 (1.34% @ L85).
Avengers of Hyjal Reward:
Honored
Majordomo’s Chain of Office 384 808 Armor
+480 Stamina +300 Intellect
Red SocketSocket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 214 (1.67% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 182 (1.02 @ L85).
Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros
Majordomo’s Chain of Office (Heroic) 397 865 Armor
+542 Stamina +341 Intellect
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 243 (1.90% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 206 (1.15 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros
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The Great Blog Noblegarden Egg Hunt II Redux

Kamlia (of Kamalia et Alia fame) and Angelya (of Revive and Rejuvenate fame) provided the energy behind this year’s Second Annual Great Blog Noblegarden Egg Hunt. Participants hid some variation of ‘egg’ (in word, thought, or deed) in their blogs, and the hunters were tasked with finding every instance of ovoidation. After reading over the list of hiding places, I can only stand in awe at the creativity employed by my fellow writers!

Kamalia, who is a wonderful artist of all things Azerothian, even gifted Disciplinary Action with a fabulous portrait of Kachunk and Liala as a thank-you gift for providing one of the prizes. She also immortalized Fyreuni’s characters for her work with the contest, and everyone looks their best in Noblegarden finery. Do check it out.

Congratulations to Rades for winning the contest and his record THIRD personalized Disciplinary Action (I think at this point he just needs his own series). Work has already begun on a work for his Death Knight of such surpassing beauty that I feel certain he’ll treasure it forever, or at least wait until his next hard drive cleanup to delete it.

Hider participants included: Azeroth AppleBag OverflowbubblespecCannot Be TamedChristine’s BlogCynwise’s Battlefield ManualGreen Tinted GogglesDaily QuestsDwarven Battle MedicElfi’s WorldFel ConcentrationFlavor TextFuzzy_Magicz Magical ParlourJaded AltKamalia et aliaManaliciousMuradin MusingsOddcraftOrcish Army KnifePerish TwiceRaid Traumared cow riseRevive and RejuvenateScribblings on the Asylum WallThe WOW DebutanteTop Rosters, and World of Saz

(Which comprises a great list, by the way, of WoW bloggers to check out!)

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The Making of Stained Class: The Druid

I always think it’s endlessly entertaining to watch how things are made: crayons, sweaters, laws, sausages- you name it, I want to see the process from start to finish. I particularly love to watch people painting or drawing. To me, it’s the best way to improve as an artist, whether on the computer or by hand.

I’ve tried to make the process of creating the Disciplinary Action comics as transparent as possible to encourage anyone who has a story to tell to consider this medium as a non-frightening palette for expression; you can watch many of the comics come together live or archived on the Disciplinary Action Livestream.

For quite a while I’ve wanted to record the creation of the Stained Class pieces and turn them into a fast-moving short. Unfortunately, technical difficulties prevented the live recording from working, but I did finally manage to get it all working together and went back to the original files and recorded a brief walk-through of the Druid (though it was already completed).

There have been a number of requests to see the process in action, and I’ll certainly be recording the creation of the next piece (vote to choose who gets the next Stained Class here) in higher resolution. For the curious, I’m recording using Fraps and putting it together in Windows Live Movie Maker (shameful, I know, but trying to figure out Adobe Premier Pro made me want to shank someone).

Enjoy!

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DA on DA

While waiting for my tablet to reinstall for the nth time, I’ve joined the unwashed artistic masses over at Deviant Art.

Disciplinary Action is now also available on Deviant Art under the ubiquitous DiscoPriest label. Check it out to quickly view comics, art, and a number of leftovers that never saw the light of day here at Disciplinary Action.

Enjoy!

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A Quick Update: Comics

Greetings, minions!

My sincere apologies for the continued absence of this week’s installment of The Orc Detective.

The comic consists of about 90% mouse-driven, Photoshop work and about 10% hand-drawn tablet work. My tablet has chosen to present me with a host of exciting alternatives to functioning, and I continue to wrassle with it.

Rest assured the hard part (the 90% Photoshop bit) is complete (for the next three episodes!), and as soon as the tablet is up and running it’ll only take an hour or so to complete and publish the strip. Next week’s installment will come out on Wednesday, as schedule., without the delay of this week’s strip affecting it.

In the meantime, do head over to Kamalia and Angelya’s 2011 Great Blog Noblegarden Egg Hunt; the winner will star in an episode of Disciplinary Action by yours truly, and all participants will be entered for a chance to win a black and white sketch of their character by Fyreuni.

If your love for the Orc Detective knows no bounds and requires expression on a coffee cup or dog t-shirt, do feel free to stop by the Disciplinary Action Shop to fill your soul with film noir orc while the technical problems reach resolution.

I’ll keep the updates coming on Twitter!

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