Aug 6th 2008 7:35PM I'm also not sure why they put the parry talent as the 2nd tier of ret. It's not too horrible to get but it doesn't make sense to me. Parry should be a tanking talent.
Aug 6th 2008 7:33PM I think the problem isn't so much about bloat but some odd pre-requisites they put on skills, at least in the protection tree for paladins. To get holy shield I need to get blessing of sanctuary which is a buff that almost never gets used, especially in higher content. Same thing applies to redoubt being linked to shield spec. As you start to fight through harder content redoubt is just not something you rely on but you have to have it to get the +30% block value. They really need to unlink these talents because they don't even make that much sense together.
Aug 5th 2008 4:36PM In the expansion they've changed the str:BV from 20:1 to 2:1 so the str does help protection paladins.
Jul 22nd 2008 9:34AM I think the problem is that outside of Wrath there really isn't much else going on in the game. The devs have shifted their focus to getting this thing ready to go.
Jul 12th 2008 5:12PM "The first normalization was the worst thing to happen to pets. I still see people with different pets. While some have the "best" stats the pet is also heavily dependent on your play style. Otherwise you wouldnt see people with dragonhawks and windserpents at all."
Actually there's a point, I think it's 33% crit, where windserpents/dragonhawks start to out DPS ravagers because of the way lightning breath works. So what you're seeing isn't people being unique, just a little more min/maxing. I really hope that all pets become equal and the talents are what makes them stronger. If I want a DPS crab then by golly I should have a DPS crab!
Jul 9th 2008 3:58PM I got mine yesterday and still haven't received a shipping notification e-mail :P
I got 2 of them and it came in just a padded envelope so it should fit in any mailbox.
Jun 28th 2008 12:43PM Hunter shot rotations are nothing like shield slam. With hunters you're talking about a series of skills that take 1.5 seconds to cast and there's fractions of a second in between, if you time it wrong you hurt your dps. it isn't just about juggling cooldowns and such. If you hit your next steady shot too quickly you lose an autoshot which accounts for a good portion of your damage, hit it too slowly and you loose damage too because of the lag time.
Jun 23rd 2008 1:17PM The div class used on that page is also called "icefield". I'd be willing to be money that it's Wrath related. Probably announcing the release date at the invitational this weekend or maybe they'll announce it a few days before and people at the invitational will be able to play the beta or something.
May 6th 2008 2:06PM It's gonna be hell trying to explain why your cursor keeps going to that guy's ass though.
Apr 17th 2008 12:02PM People need to get over this "gear reset" crap. Expansions come out, you move your character up and start the gear acquisition over again, it's the nature of the game. If you're raiding just so you can have the best gear there's bigger issues. Yes gear is certainly part of it but you shouldn't be upset because you get to move up to bigger and better gear. If people can't get used to this idea that gear will always be made obselete by something they need to stop playing MMOs.