Jun 18th 2009 5:26PM DK tanks never got nerfed to the ground? You can make a comment like that and say I don't know what I am talking about? In a singular patch, death knights lost 10% parry, a good chunk of armor, 5% of the base mitigation from frost presence, had all defensive cooldowns doubled, and in the case of unholy DK tanks like myself, had a 2% hp nerf (not worth QQing about, but it's there, and it happened). Some might call those nerfs fairly significant, friend.
Jun 18th 2009 5:13PM I assure you I know the class just fine. Maybe you are lucky enough to have DK's who can tank the hard mode encounters. But there is no ignoring the fact that the nerfs were extremely significant. Perhaps DK's were overpower for tanking before, but the nerfs went too far. As a paladin who dual specs holy, I can else tell you that death knights, aside of feral druids, are the hardest tanks to heal, with prot paladins being the easiest. Paladins and warriors simply as a general rule get it better. What makes no sense is feral druids having a ton more health and armor, with even more avoidance, yet they somehow take even more damage. They got hit even worse than DK's. But I can't ever recall a single patch where a TANK was nerfed so hard, so fast, for strictly PvE purposes, than what happened to death knights. It literally made me stop wanting to play the class. And I am not the only one who thinks this way because I have seen a drastic drop in the number of death knights trying to tank at 80. Even the lower levels are affected. Had a level 69 death knight tank pull the first 2 mobs in mana tombs just to drop faster than penance could get 3 ticks out. Something is wrong with that.
Jun 18th 2009 4:44PM And exactly how does a DK now chain defensive cooldowns since the cooldowns for all the tanking mitigation have been doubled? Ignorance like this is what makes me ignore idiots that call it QQ. When wrath hit, the first thing I did was level a death knight. Then I worked for months to achieve a full set of 25-man level tanking gear just to get nerfed to where there is no chance I can tank Ulduar. I had to reroll, level, and gear a paladin just to tank because of the nerfs. In a third of the time, I surpassed my death knights tanking stats, with gear that iLevel-wise is NOT as good, yet my paladin has more armor, more dodge, more parry, more health, AND can block, in addition to having almost exactly as much magical damage mitigation through talents, and even more physical mitigation. And it took me about a month to gear out completely. And I can heal, tank, or dps. Fair? No. Death knights were nerfed too hard in the tank department. It's pretty sad that a geared DK that used to be able to pull trash in OS25 and do well should go in after the nerfs and get 2 shotted. You call that acceptable? Please experience what you're talking about before you spout ignorance.
Feb 26th 2009 10:55PM @Daniel
Dude, first off, don't be a jerk on threads, it sets a bad example for everyone.
Second, it's so funny to find elitist jerks like you that just say "QQ moar noob". Dude, it's a game. And if it's not fun, it's not a game anymore, and becomes work. I don't pay my subscription fees to work. Everyone used abilities to port and ghetto hearth and battleground port because the system that was setup was NOT WORKING for most people. So it was changed. It's a matter of convenience, nothing more. You don't have to agree with this, but don't be a jerk about it to people who did care about this.
Jan 29th 2009 10:35PM ...Except that's not Carlton, that's his father, Phil.
Jan 17th 2009 4:54PM The problem with Oculus isn't just that it's long and boring (it is), but the fight mechanics involving the drakes pretty much negate whatever gear you do have. It doesn't matter at all for those fights. In fact, when I get on a drake, I do it in the nude. It makes no difference at all, and if I die I lose no durability.
This is a retarded mechanic imo, and the drakes should at least scale with your gear I think. The Oculus is by far my least liked heroic.
Jan 7th 2009 8:22PM The second I saw this post I ordered mine. As for everyone who is a naysayer about how not to get "hacked", remember, a computer is only as secure as the person using it. A lot of people have PC's that are shared between multiple people, and it's hard to control everything that goes on. And sometimes, worms can spread into your system with no action needed on your part. Devices like this are a great idea, and are becoming a necessity. It's much less for me to worry about when logging into the game. The price is a very small price to pay for the peace of mind it gives.
Oct 3rd 2008 3:55PM 15% is especially low in a 20 person raid that can only be done so often, with the other mages rolling against you for it. So I would say it was not simple to obtain.
Sep 28th 2008 12:43PM That's still basically exactly how the current LFG system works, except it doesn't require the NPC's and you can join a group from anywhere, not just a major town.
Sep 20th 2008 4:49AM I'm gonna go against my better instincts here, and I am gonna feed the troll(s)...
I've seen a lot of Mac vs. PC speculation in my days, debating over what's better and why. I've also had the pleasure of working with most versions of both operating systems, and several flavors of linux as well. I am now going to share what I learned.
1. Macs CAN be superior for some things. Gaming is not one of them. Graphic design is. But for gaming, windows is pretty much the only option, seeing as how most new games require it but don't support mac.
2. Both can be buggy, and will be buggy. The more popular an OS becomes, the more stupid people you get loading tons of crap, viruses, and spyware on the machines, and blaming the OS. Ignorance can break anything.
3. PC's are easily upgraded with a variety of available internal and external components, whereas with a Mac you have much greater limitations. Such is the joke: PC broke, replace the part, Mac broke, just buy a new Mac.
4. I will hand it to Macs for being the most innovative in interface design. Microsoft is beginning to catch on a bit more now, but a long way to go yet. Chalk one point up for Macs.
5. A PC is basically any computer based on x86 architecture. The choice of operating system is up to you. A Mac is... well, a Mac OS machine. Period.
In the end, pick what you damn well want. But whatever you do, stop whining about which is superior. It's like trying to argue over which girl is hotter, everyone has their own preference. Now gtfo plz kthx