In today's Queue we go over LFR trolling, professions, BlizzCon 2013, and cookies. Let's get started, lest we become unstuck in time.
Why does Blizz make trash pulls in LFR that are insanely trollable?
We had two druids healing last night with Nature's Vigil popped and they kept pulling Tortos over and over till they got caught and kicked.
(Nature's vigil BTW: While active, all single-target healing spells also damage a nearby enemy target for 25% of the healing done. The spell has a super long range. We had issues with it popping CC in WindyBlade Lord in HoF too. )
In some ways I think it's a design philosophy on Blizzard's part. Do they make encounters with the intention of creating cool things for good players/people to do, or do they design them with the asshats of the world in mind?
If I were in Blizzard's place, I'd put the trolls in the back of my mind and instead focus on the good players of the world instead. Give them, the ones that are not jerks, something to enjoy. I'd also give them a way to kick the bad players (which we've got in vote kick).
I'm sure that Blizzard has made some decisions with trolls in mind, but they don't base their core design decisions off griefing at all. Trolls will be trolls, just kick them and /ignore when needed.
Anyone else been having an issue where you try to look at a profession window, and it gets stuck on "Retrieving Information" until you either logout or /reload?
Yes, I've had this issue a bunch lately. It always seems to crop up on a Tuesday though (which is odd, but that's also the day I tend to play a lot at night). If logging out and back in doesn't work (or doing a reload), then the thing to do is to just wait it out -- the profession list eventually will populate itself.
Looking to BlizzCon later this year and all the theories out there, what feature do you doubt we'll see in the next expansion?
Don't pay attention to all the BlizzCon chatter out there. The fact is that there has been no significant leak of information and everything is pretty much wild speculation.
I'm not expecting to get a new class in the next expansion, although I wouldn't be surprised if we get another cross-faction race. I'm also not expecting anything mind shattering out of Blizzard either ... I have this feeling that they're going to slowly start to tone WoW down a bit and start to focus more on Titan.
More on why I think that later...
The Sha of Happiness asked:
What's your favourite cookie?
My favorite cookie are those ginger bread cookies with white frosting on top -- my god those are amazing.
But alas I'm not eating any right now. The only cookie I've had in the last three months was a low fat chocolate chip cookie that was 50 calories (it was very small). Weight loss is fun kids! And also I'm at 254 pounds now, down from 306. About 75 more to go... #TeamCarrots
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