An alternative title for today's Queue would be "I Hate Heroic Hagara." Why? Because everyone standing in a cross pattern and being perfect at their positioning is damn hard. That, and I have to click off stamina buffs just to live through the Watery Enchantment, because 12k ticks of damage is a lot easier to live through than 20k ticks. For some reason, that just makes me rage.
Anyway, these are all first-world problems, and I really don't hate heroic Hagara. I love her.
I am wanting to use the new Real ID raiding feature to organize and lead old-school raids (Molton Core through Icecrown) but the issue is that I don't know where to find people who are willing to do this. Are there Real ID raiding communities springing up anywhere?
Mat wrote an article about this earlier in the month that I'd suggest you check out. I haven't had the opportunity to raid like this yet, but I know some people are really enjoying it. I really think there's a huge opportunity here for social raiding on a regional level. It could be even more interesting if it's ever able to go global.
Krsnik also commented on the issue, and I think it's worth repeating:
Just a heads-up, Reddit.com has started their own cross-realm raiding groups over on reddit. Alliance and Horde have both had great success in raiding content from BC, Wrath and beyond! We're all loving this feature; it feels like it's a fresh breath of air into this seven year-old game.
The Mighty Seven:
Creepyist race/class/spec combo: go!
Human male priest.
Does anyone think that flying mounts are getting a little bit too large?
I don't think that they're getting too large, but in some ways I do think that they're getting a little too artistic. There is beauty in simplicity, and I'd like to see some simpler flying mounts come out. For instance, I often find myself flying on the old original gryphons.
But that's just my taste.
Puntable also asked:
Since Wrath, leveling gear has had very bland models. Now that we have Transmog, do you think we will see any new interesting green and crafted armor "sets" like they made in Vanilla?
I don't think we'll see a revamp of leveling again any time soon, if ever, so I wouldn't expect that gear to change again. I do think we could see some awesome crafting gear though, especially stuff that's just made to look bad ass and be used for 85 to 90 leveling.
Some people asked on my last Queue:
What'd you do before WoW Insider, Adam?
I worked for the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, a great community/regional orchestra. I was the production and personnel manager, basically taking care of our musicians and putting on a bunch of big classical concerts. It was an amazing job for a 20-something-year-old, and I don't think I ever learned as much anywhere, including college. If you ever have the opportunity to work for a nonprofit, I suggest you do. You learn how to create amazing things with very few resources, and that makes a for-profit business all the easier.
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