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1-12-2012 @ 2:40PM
A couple questions. For Ben, if someone can maybe pass this along:Beyond challenging preconceptions and doing what others say you can't, what draw is there for playing a video game when you're blind? I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but as a gamer for my whole life it seems like video games would lose a lot of their appeal to me if I lost my eyesight. What keeps you doing it?Also, how does his UI function? I know Enhancement relies pretty heavily on procs and short CD's and his DPS is obviously pretty solid (surprisingly so), so what is he using to know what's going on? Maelstrom Weapon procs, for example . .
1-12-2012 @ 3:33PM
Enhancement actually has no procs other than Maelstrom Weapon, which could be easily handled through Power Auras that play a sound. In fact, his entire rotation could be turned into audible Power Auras. Every ability that comes off cooldown could play a sound, or even play sounds as they tick down. Power Auras is so incredibly robust that creating enough audible notifications to play almost any class passably (aside from healers, I suppose) wouldn't be terribly hard.
1-13-2012 @ 2:19AM
I'm just wondering how he would do quests and so on, unless he has some way for the computer to read the text on the screen. I know you can do that with internet, could you do it with WoW?
1-13-2012 @ 9:11AM
As a note, HearKitty is amazing for audio warnings for things like Maelstrom weapons as well as cat/rogue combo points and pallies' holy power.
1-13-2012 @ 6:29PM
Hey Owen here I can tell you that Ben uses MikScrollingBattleText because of its range of trigger sounds for procs and RangeFinder which plays different sounds depending on how far he is from the boss.Davidian
2-20-2012 @ 2:22PM
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