May 2nd 2009 3:00PM I am pretty much exclusively a PvE'er, and I got this one done. I didn't think I would, and I didn't particularly like it, but it's definitely not impossible.
I would agree with the position that these achievements incentivize strategies that are both selfish and in conflict with the overall victory goals of the battlegrounds in question.
Mar 10th 2009 1:27PM The brilliance in Blizzard's strategy this time around is that by giving us an ez-mode tier of raiding, they assure that anyone who is interested in the end-game will be prepared for it when it drops with 3.1. Compare this to the release of Burning Crusade: there was a significant span of time that it would take a player to level from 60 to 70 and do the necessary regular instances (for the Kara key) and heroic instances (for raiding gear), and players moved through this progression at different rates. The result was that some groups had cruised through Kara by the time others were just ready to start, and for those who leveled slower, catching up could be a brutal task.
Many people cranked 70-80 very quickly and Naxx clears started coming shortly thereafter. By now, however, anyone who is remotely interested in raiding will have a shot at doing so in Ulduar without getting left behind. Having a level playing field at this point of the endgame is probably not a bad thing.
Nov 3rd 2007 10:14AM Oooh! Gimme gimme gimme!
Oct 30th 2007 1:13PM My hands-down favorite piece of music plays in Terrokar Forest. It is a slow series of chords rich in, but also very careful in its treatment of dissonance--it reminds me very much of the earlier organ works of Olivier Messiaen.
Then, a melodic line appears over a second statement of the chords, which seems to be a variation of the second theme from the title music (both original and BC).
Oct 7th 2007 1:42PM I wish I could hate this. I really really do.
But I don't. I think this is #$%^& great!
Jul 3rd 2007 1:30PM @6 Thanks for clarifying. The key to my misunderstanding was that the macro tests for conditionals [i]before[/i] running any of the processes.
It was pointed out that this particular macro is not a one-click macro that will bring you from any form to bear form. If one were to remove the [nostance] paramater, would a one-click process to shift from any form to bear form result?
/cast Dire Bear Form
Jul 3rd 2007 10:54AM Maybe a noob question, but I'm having trouble understanding how the first macro works.
/cast [nostance] Dire Bear Form
The first line will bring you back into Caster form. The second line checks to see whether you are in a stance, and if you are not, casts Dire Bear Form. Since the first line already brought you into Caster form, wouldn't nostance always equal true when the macro gets to the second line?
Also, how does this macro turn off Dire Bear Form and bring the druid back into caster form? Wouldn't the second line automatically bring the druid back into Dire Bear Form?