Jan 5th 2011 9:59AM Have that score go to a file or table on your side that stores the people you've rated. When the LFD algorithm matches a group, it compares your rating of the other guy with their rating of you and returns the lowest score.
If people downrate you, they'll never group with you again, but countless others will. If countless others downrate you, you will have longer queue times.
Mar 31st 2010 11:11AM Precisely right... Blizzard, as far as I know, doesn't define a "main" character. That should be a big sign right there screaming "SCAM!".
Jan 8th 2010 3:42PM Another option they could consider is announcing a stop in item and character restoration with an urge to use an authenticator. That way, if you don't want to use an authenticator, you don't have to. If you choose not to and you get hacked, you're out of luck.
Sep 30th 2009 10:05PM These would be awesome to have, since my 2 year old insists on sitting in my lap, and the cord for my headphones always gets in the way.
Feb 13th 2009 1:50PM Wow, nice video card.
Nov 13th 2008 8:36AM Good luck to all!
Nov 13th 2008 8:35AM Good luck to all!
Nov 13th 2008 8:34AM Good luck to all who entered!
Jun 27th 2008 11:43AM I think Heroic Classes are only limited by the lore in the game... so its possible we'll see Heroic Classes that don't fit the current lore, but popup with the retcons and such that happen between now and whatever follows WotLK.
My thought has been to improve character specialization within the current classes, rather than add new classes. My favorite idea to this end is to add "Associations". An association works much like the current rep system, but with more involvement.
Imagine you roll a human rogue. You level from 1-60, and over the course, without knowing it, you complete some key quests that were requirements. One day, you login and find a mail from Mathias Shaw, who tells you that they've been watching you and would like for you to join SI:7. Attached is an item that begins a quest that has you "initiated" into SI:7. Once a member of an association (SI:7 being the example above), you have access to new quests (themed with the group), new items (purchased based on rep rewards and any special currency system setup, if existing), possibly new titles (although I am sure SI:7 wouldn't want to advertise its members, others like the Vindicators or the Farstriders might), and etc.
Apr 25th 2008 9:46PM So what about this... half of Gnomer (say from the entrance to the current "friendly" area) is "retaken", with NPCs, etc. At the edge of the living quarters area (isn't that the area that's currently friendly, with the mailboxen and such?) is an instance portal into a new, beefed up 40's lower 40's or lower 50's level instance with all the beefed up bells and whistles. Add in a faction, as has been recommended here, for some rep, some decent rep rewards for the level range, and viola, you have a shorter, somewhat tense, nice instance.
Heck, you could even tune it to be a 10 man raid, and make it a nice training-raid... since leveling is accelerated for new characters, shouldn't your training in your class's raid potential be accelerated as well?