How to Livestream

Ok, a quick few words on Livestream.

This is where I live-broadcast my guild’s raids. I chose livestream because, unlike UStream, which I tried first, Livestream has a downloadable client called Procaster. For Video, Procaster will let you broadcast a webcam OR your Desktop OR an application. For Audio, you can tie it into a mic or, as I find more useful, into your desktop audio.

I use Desktop, because you can zoom in and only show part of your application … so I only broadcast part of my WoW client, all of my UI elements are pushed off to the sides or bottom, so in my newer videos you won’t see my UI.

Now, that’s just the live broadcasting. I also make extensive use of LiveStream’s “Studio”, where I can record anything I’m streaming for future broadcasts. Forget that old silly screenshot of your guild standing over Yogg’s dumb dead head, you can embed a video of your Yogg kill on your homepage.

Now, mind you, the recording can be a bit … flaky. I tend to restart procaster any time I want to start recording (it will start recording automatically upon a broadcast start).

I’m happy to take questions, but that’s my general thoughts on why I chose Livestream and how I use it.

I’ve been busy with lately. Hoping to get videos up of every boss my guild is currently killing. I’m enjoying broadcasting the live raids for those folks in the guild who get stuck on the bench. Post to follow on how to do that for your guild. Hint: It’s REALLY easy.

With 3.2 I’ve been trying to figure out how I want to rank my gear. I’ve been using a modified version of BobTurkey’s scale. Post on that to follow, with links to Bob’s original work.

I’ve also been working on my ShadowPriest DPS spec. My guild has another Disc priest now who’s VERY good, and I’m finding it very easy to raid with two disc priests in 25 man (hint: we split up the groups for who shields what). We’re even doing 5mans together a lot, though I go shadow for that (I”m shadow/disc and he’s holy/disc). Post on THAT to follow. Gear wise i’m using formulas from, links and post to follow.

In non-priestly news I’ve also been doing some work with my Resto/Balance dual specced Druid. Maybe posts on that later. Not sure.

Guild Music Video?

Yog-Saron Kill

Data is in WorldOfLogs.

Video is on my LiveStream station


Anki is now viewable on Livestream here

I’ve got 2 on-demand shows, some 5 mans I did today.  Sound was messed up, I set it to Mic instead of desktop sound.

Otherwise, I’m preferring this vastly to UStream.

Ulduar Logs

Made some adjustments to my UI.

Seeking inspiration on what to look at or post about.


Link your Logs?

I’ll show you mine if you show me yours

I STILL Want my Two Dollars!

I may have to mail something over to World of Logs to see if they are considering calculating Renewed Hope prevention, as I noted in my post here.

Note to self:

  1. When evaluating numbers from 6/09/09, manually add in Renewed Hope.
  2. Sigh, lamenting that it’s not done for me.
  3. Feel ego boost after looking at new numbers.
  4. Sprain arm when patting self on back.

World Of Logs logs from 06/09/09

From VoA -

From Ulduar -

I’m going to hold off on doing analysis on the data until tomorrow on one of my breaks or maybe lunch.

For now, I will simply bask in, what looks to me, like I was actually #1 on VoA.

Sure, people probably weren’t taking it seriously, it IS VoA … but I maintain a sense of pride, deserved or not. :)

My Vuh’Do

A quick closeup on my Vuh’Do setup.

I’ve just really started using it so suggestions welcome


Wait .. the tanks are alive?

Blue is “Magic Debuff, please dispel”

Red is “OMG death inc”

Disease is some other color.

Little >>>name<<< is aggro

B___0 who’s one right from the the bottom left has my PoM … gray box on the bottom.

Top right corner is PWShield (yellow square) and Weakened Soul … WITH COUNTDOWN.

Loving not needing to use Clique.

Also there’s everybody’s mana bars so I can feel good about being mr Mana Management.