Sep 9th 2009 1:28AM Me too! I stood in one of the corners and played the Worgen demo from start to finish. It was easier to do that than try Diablo III or SC II, both of which had a mob of people crowding the stations. I cannot believe how beautiful the expansion is looking. Also, walking out of a farm basement after an earthquake and seeing half of the land you were just questing on disappear was one of the most impressive feelings in the game.
Aug 22nd 2009 9:21PM Really? He said certain things during the whole of the evening that made me laugh, but a lot of times I had to cringe and look away. There were quite a few jokes that fell painfully flat.
Aug 21st 2009 4:53PM I was disappointed there wasn't an opening cinematic, but I think the cinematic team is working on SCII right now -- apparently there is over 45 minutes of in game cinematics so far in Starcraft II.
Jul 30th 2009 11:15PM Are you in Seattle, per chance?
Jun 30th 2009 2:54PM My friend and I have been doing all the fires of Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms with RaF. We have gone from level 43 to 50 so far. With the dailies and the rest of the fires, we are hoping to get a few more levels.
Jun 5th 2009 2:47PM @Kards - When the next patch comes out, Tauren will be able to change skin tone at the barbershop as well.
Also, dark blue NE hair, here I come!
May 28th 2009 5:38PM Yeah, but arena players (like me) would be forced to confront that they aren't God's gift to their class. As a rogue, I am average-below average in skill, but I still had a decent enough rating to get the furious weapons. It would be nice to be put into perspective that I am actually in the lower 33% of my class and, in reality, suck and could play a lot better. Instead I rode my OP priest/rogue comp to greatness and deluded myself into thinking that I magically developed skill overnight. Truth and perspective can be painful, but maybe the arena community needs more of it to mature.
Also, you could already game the system with alts as it is. Everyone could create a couple alt arena teams so that they are in a higher percentile. If you are in the top 5% when there are real 100 teams, you'd be in the top 1% if 400 alt teams signed up and quit at a low rating. I don't think this happens though because of the money and time involved.
May 28th 2009 5:26PM This would definitely balance out classes better. As for the comment about how "players who play an underrepresented class would then get the advantage under these circumstances," I bet this would balance out quickly. Arenas tends to shift players towards minute advantages. If there are not many shamans, top arena players will pick up shamans to fill the void for a better chance at titles and the mount. Look at what happened to engineering within just a season because of advantages it offered arena players. I'd estimate over 75% of top arena players became engineers by the end of season 5 (though I'd really like to add some numbers behind that guess).
May 23rd 2009 3:59PM I don't know why he was downrated (other than perhaps his semi-rude tone). What he says is right. An object that doesn't bind at all it not a Bind-on-Equip (BoE). It has an acronym of its own, SNOT (Soulbinding? Nope, it's Only Trash).
May 21st 2009 3:20AM Thanks for all this information and the cautionary advisory. It is good to know what is involved. I ended up trying the technique anyway. So far, it looks like it dropped my latency from 240 ms to 70 ms. This is such an exciting change for me. I haven't seen below 100ms in almost a year.