Oct 28th 2007 9:04PM You are a brave soul for attempting this column! I hope you have some thick skin or a flame retardant suit!
Hopefully people will become a bit more reasonable with their responses from now on. I don't think ANY author could possibly write a PvP column that everyone would be happy with. If you disagree with something that is said make a well thought out post and tell everyone why. None of this "stopped reading at x" or "lol nub" bullshit.
Anyways, I play both Mage and Warrior and I think you did pretty well with the chart overall. I'd just like to echo what some others have said about dropping Warrior vs Warlock to an E maybe. SL/SL tends to destroy me.
I agree that 1v1 strength/experience will always contribute to success/failure in group PvP. The Warlock and Rogue's strength in 1v1 carried over directly to 2v2 and 3v3 where as in 5v5 they are not highly valued.
Oct 22nd 2007 12:26AM I'll have to agree and disagree.
I played EQ for a maybe a year or so. It definitely is a lot more hardcore as far as the amount of time and patience required to do anything. Skill wise it's a little hard to compare (most say WoW requires more "twitch" skill to play well where as EQ is slower but strategic).
My point is, due to the effort and time investment required to reach the level cap in EQ most of the players that make it that far are probably planning to stick around for quite a bit. It's hard to play Everquest casually and succeed. WoW players on the other hand tend to come and go. Casual players can do pretty well. In this way the AVERAGE WoW player is not as attached to his fellow players as an EQ player might be.
I happened to get lucky I suppose because I landed myself in an awesome guild nearly from the get-go in WoW. For nearly 2 years I was a member and webmaster for the most dominant guild on my server. We kept the same core group of 25 or so members for nearly the whole time pre-TBC.
I made many very good friends during my time there. Although I lived across the country from most of them I now keep in touch with many of them regularly outside of game. Hell I even have a place to stay should I ever decide to visit Australia. Although the guild collapsed shortly before TBC we remained pretty closely knit.
You can have the same sort of lasting friendships in WoW as you can in EQ, it's just a bit less common due to the casual nature of the game.
Oct 8th 2007 6:09PM Thanks for the compliments guys.
For those interested, I'll likely be releasing a new version of the UI sometime this week. The last round of patches broke a few of the mods I use. I've also replaced several of the mods I used with better alternatives such as AGUF -> Pitbull.
I'll comment here when it is complete.
Sep 14th 2007 5:34PM Frost Mage
I thought I was safe
as you beat on my ice block
Damn you mass dispel
Sep 14th 2007 5:24PM i find them funny
these people writing haiku
not knowing the rules
Sep 4th 2007 11:35AM I could never pick just one thing that keeps me coming back. It always changes!
For my nearly my entire pre BC career it was hardcore raiding that kept me going. I enjoyed the competition of going for the first kills and showing off the gear.
Whenever I needed a break from the raiding schedule I developed a temporary case of altitis. Seeing the game from a different angle isn't only fun but it makes you a better player as well.
Nowadays it's arena. Nothing beats the satisfaction of tearing up the ladder with good friends. I arena regularly with 2 characters (Warrior and Mage) and several teams each. I shall have you one day armored netherdrake!!!
It's nice to see how many different perspectives there are on the game.
Aug 31st 2007 2:24PM Addie,
I meant the art is not original. It's not the same exact graphic but it might as well be.
DiscordMods members would recognize it immediatly. Flat, grass and flower print brushes with a gradient placed in the corners - it's been done dozens of times.
Again, like I said I apologize for sounding negative. I would easily say this is one of the best implementations of the style I have ever seen.
Aug 31st 2007 10:23AM Not to discredit the UI author - it's still a very good, sharp looking setup - but this "style" of UI has been around for more than a year over at DiscordMods. The community members there came up with a ton of UI's with the same art style.
I'd link you guys the original implementation but it seems DiscordMods is dead now :-(