Jan 3rd 2011 6:23PM Letsee, the hotfix, while just as well thought out as the battleground to begin with, had a desired effect of allowing the region to switch hands more often rather than one faction holding it for days at a time until the other faction was lucky enough to win at an odd hour in the morning.
But, apparently, the ends did not justify the means, at least in the devs eyes. For me, well, if they bothered to do it right the first time, then entire halves of a sever population would not have to suffer (in fact, I've noticed it's normally the larger 'half' as it was less likely that the top people from that side would get in to fight).
So, this hottest of hotfixes allowed the region to be open to either side for more than a reasonable amount of time, with the side effect of boosting willing participants into pvp asap (gear that will be useless next season and is just entry level this season, not game breaking). I feel like this justified an era where the rules of traditional pvp were loosely observed because adhering to the rules were clearly impractical to begin with.
Yes, I understand that the gain is still worth a lot, but I don't feel its of the magnitude that would trigger the other faction to not defend, thus creating the original scenario.
So, it's a case of blizzard taking the stance that having a broken system that hurt a lot was better than a broken system that helped everyone equally and to no disastrous degree. To which, I disagree.
Jan 3rd 2011 6:07PM Making those comments jumped the shark about 4 years ago. :P
The kind of comment I made jumped about 6 months later.
Nov 9th 2010 7:27PM Looking at things from a practical and number-crunching standpoint, Taurens have the worst racials in the game with respect to any class. I cant see any functional reason to pick tauren for anything, especially when making a druid, once cata comes out, trolls will be a -much- better option. Haste buff that can help with burst damage, threat or healing, and dps, getting extra damage on beasts(You would be surprised how well that goes down on beast boss fights), hell I would almost wager that weak regeneration racial would net more health for a character over time than having endurance (which is probably less than half a tick of a DoT's worth of health). Perhaps, in select situations, the stun can be a good cc, if only for 2 seconds, but it's hardly ground-breaking (pun intended) .
I guess, the only reason would ever genuinely select a tauren is because.... we are just that bad ass. 3:8) /moo
Sep 9th 2010 7:04PM Am I the only one who still thinks the announced troll druid forms look like place holders?
Blizzard can do better, A LOT better.
Jul 30th 2010 10:00PM I'm serious, Alex so very very very beautiful.
Jul 29th 2010 1:23PM Alex Ziebart is a beautifiul man.
Jul 5th 2010 10:27AM Great to see that some people are concerned about removing imaginary oil pollution as they are real oil pollution! :D
Jun 22nd 2010 8:38PM 1-Place face on keyboard
2-Rotate 90 degrees to the right
3-Rotate 180 to the left
4-Rotate 180 to the right
repeat 3 and 4 until loot drops.
May 20th 2010 8:21PM If this was a sci-fi MMO like Starcraft, then AVR functionality could probably built right into the default interface, it almost makes sense lorewise. :P
Oh well, I appreciate what the creator/s of the mod did, it was quite well done, maybe if it had not gotten raid boss functionality it would still be in use and a nice tool for theroycrafting and actively working on boss strats. It just went that one step too far. I've used it only a little, but there are points where it drastically reduced the amount of movement I had to move because I -knew- I was standing in a safespot by only strafing off to the side a little, which allowed for more effective dps.
May 13th 2010 5:07PM I like the features associated with Real ID, I really do. In fact it's exactly what I like about steam games, I can chat to friends in and out of game, from any other game, and even join in on their games, but the price of activation with this system is exposing the billing name and email* (on thier account which like any other is highly sought after by hackers). This is far far FAR too much. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever that this should be the case, as I said, I get all these benefits from Steam, through which I've played games with guildies I like, but none of them know my last name, none of them know my bnet email and 3 of them in the last month managed to get hacked. If I had a Steam friend, I would not need to worry about myself if somehow their account was compromised, but if I want the really useful features on bnet, for some reason I need to give up some control over my privacy and piece of mind associated with it.
I'd rather fork out for another micotransaction that enables this feature instead, almost any cost would be more reasonable, but for some reason the 25$ for a star pony got people more upset than this. It's sad that few seems to realise it.