Jul 11th 2007 5:44PM "But just because seemingly unrelated bugs are popping up doesn't mean they don't know what they're doing."
I beg to differ. These bugs should be caught in testing and fixed before the patch goes live, especially when the problems are as obvious as smaller shoulders or wolves using weapons. After all, MILLIONS of people are paying to play this game. Bugs are (most often) a bad thing which make paying customers upset.
While I'm not an expert programmer, I have done a bit of coding, and it truly boggles my mind to imagine what WoW's code must look like for some of these bugs to come up. Structured, organized code should go a long way to prevent such bugs, or at least make it much easier to track the source.
Jun 13th 2007 3:22PM @11 - Sure... but a thousand games?
"so you are required to play 1000 games to get 100% of your points"
Considering the average arena game, in my experience, takes about four minutes (1-2 minutes sitting in the queue, 1 minute warmup time, then 1-2 minutes for the game), that'd be more than sixty hours of arenas. So, maybe they could tweak the minimum games per week from 10, but 1000 is pretty ridiculous.
Also, a person does have to have a GOOD arena team to be effective at earning points. After this many months, the average team still isn't completely decked out in arena gear. Saying that a person can casually play arenas and not worry about winning or losing is somewhat true, but they'll likely end up with 2-3 peices of gear per season rather than 5+.
re: repair costs for arenas... Keep in mind that the charters cost 40G per person. If your raid is prone to wiping, that's maybe one night of raiding for someone in epic plate, but at least arenas do have a cost involved.
Battlegrounds... Having a system to vote people out of battlegrounds would be great. There could be a list of reasons why someone should be voted out, such as "Not participating", "Unruly", "Griefing", etc. There wouldn't have to be a deserter penalty, but if one person was kicked out of n games per week, there could be a more major penalty.
Jun 9th 2007 9:57PM I actually get pretty sick of hearing about them. It's like that kid down the street who has a big screen TV, a really expensive bicycle, his family drives a Mercedes, goes on exotic vacations several times a year, yada yada. It's just like... enough already! Let someone else bask in the glory for once.