Nov 8th 2008 10:59AM I'd have to agree with the above comments. The only reason I am here now is to see if there is any clarity as to why Mike was talking rubbish about WoW Radio. I mean, WoW Insider is generally a collection of intellectually bereft content mashed together with some humour and exclusives. The only writer I've placed any weight in is Matt Low and that is simply because I have worked with him previously.
As far as I am concerned, WoW Insider made a massive mistake moving away from WoW Radio, due to the added cost and competition. Previously, you had reduced costs and ZERO competition, meaning you could have the entirety of the WoW Radio community and WoW Insider community at your finger tips. Now, you have to compete with people who have a man with professional broadcasting experience at its head, whilst you have a guy who doesn't understand what he is saying 75% of the time leading you forward. I'd like to see some justification as to that decision, because whoever made it was on drugs at the time.
May 20th 2008 5:42AM I have NO idea what you are talking about here... I played through several stages of beta right up until launch and then through Early Access and the only conclusion I can come to from your comment is that you are just plain talking rubbish.
Firstly, this is widely (both critically and publically) regarded as one of the smoothest on-launch releases of any MMORPG to date, both graphically and connectivion wise.
Secondly, Classes are balanced for the end game levels (60-80) and unless you have played at that level extensively, which I doubt very much (and I'm not talking about having a level 80. I'm talking about extensive testing carried out over a lengthy period of time) you can't really comment on class balance ;-)
I am outraged at the arrogance and impatience of people who know little to nothing about MMO development and progression. If you don't like it, lump it. Funcom have obviously done something right as they have broken multiple records with this title ;-)
Feb 5th 2008 3:11PM Furthermore, no investigation has been done what-so-ever. Several of WoWHeads new features appeared AFTER they appeared to WoWDB closed beta and several of the features they are starting to discuss are being discussed after they appeared on the WoWDB closed beta. The source code is completely different as WoWHead is PhP and WoWDB is ASP. The layout, whilst similar in a few ways, is far more compact than WoWHeads.
Yes there are things there that WoWDB may have borrowed or been inspired by but at the end of the day, you are drawing your guns and shooting before you've even seen the target and in 12 months time, you could have egg on your face because you slandered it so quickly.
I think someone needs to do an accurate and total comparison of all the DB sites before posting contorted posts such as this.
Feb 5th 2008 3:07PM I personally think that Eliah and WoWInsider aren't in a position to throw any accusations around. You lack both the journalistic weight or the corporate identity to do so. Furthermore, this is a blatant attempt to fuel some kind of conflict between WoWHead and WoWDB. I thought your content sucked previous to this post. I now know without room for doubt :-)
Aug 22nd 2007 7:05AM Diablo 3 at Leipzig would be a brilliant thing to occur. Not only would it give a massive proportion of Blizzards fan base that were kicked in the teeth at BlizzCon something to cheer about but it would also give D2 fans faith that Blizzard aren't going to stick with WoW as their only staple RPG.
As far as I am concerned, it would be a disappointment and a possibly a mistake (corporate wise) for Blizzard not to reassure fans that Diablo 3 is on its way especially with the old D2 team working to take those fans from Blizzard.
Aug 7th 2007 6:20AM Zul'Aman is the last raiding dungeon to be added to The Burning Crusade imho and Blizzard have not even hinted at a raid dungeon after that. This is simpy because the original game has DS 1+2, 3 tiers and ZG. The current expansion has DS 3, 3 tiers and ZA. The logic behind another raid is flawed and doesn't follow the current pattern.
The content patch after 2.2 will most likely introduce a few new 5 mans, Guild Banks and other "gimmicks."
WotLK should be expected Q4 2007/Q1 2008 before Warhammer Online. Every other raid dungeon should be expected after the release of Wrath of the Lich King and I personally think we will see a release either christmas this year or January/february next year. This is because Blizzard will try and fatigue the market before the release of Warhammer Online (much like they did with Lotro).
Aug 6th 2007 6:11AM Thanks for answering so many of my questions guys :-) Hopefully one day I'll be corresponding on games (specifically Blizzard games) like you but until then I'll happily ask my questions ^^
Thanks again and thanks for the superb coverage :-D