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The OverAchiever: Glory of the Hero strikes back {WoW}

May 10th 2009 1:33AM I'm fairly sure, but not certain, that the raptors need to die within Dred's pen for them to count towards the achievement. So if you pull him outside of it and kill the raptors there, I don't think they will count towards it.

There could be up to a million Chinese gold farmers {WoW}

May 5th 2009 11:12PM "I have never had a keylogger, virus, or malicious software infect my pc, in my over decade in being online. Propaganda I say."

So if it's never happened to you, it's never happened to anyone, right? This is the dumbest logic I've ever seen.

Breakfast topic: When real life is greater than WoW {WoW}

Jan 20th 2009 1:25PM In political science, there is sometimes a strange idea that every opinion counts and has equal validity. This is not true. Opinions that are backed up by facts, statistics, non-partisan groups, and other reliable sources carry more weight than others.

That being said, a majority of the people here are probably just spouting whatever irrelevant thoughts enter their brains. It is kind of hard to provide ample evidence on an internet comments section.

I will only respond to one argument that has been made by several mindless, politically uninformed zombies, about Obama being only half-black. Ask yourselves this: In the 1950s-early 1960s, would Obama have only been segregated half the time? No? Yet he can't be called "African-American" because he is "only mixed?" Hypocrisy at its finest.

World of Warcraft's top five political contributions of 2008 {WoW}

Dec 29th 2008 3:41PM It'll work so much worse than what we have right now right? Hoping that the gold from the raiding guilds will "trickle down" to these players with fewer opportunities. Have you ever tried to live solely off of welfare? Do you honestly think these people are just sitting on their porches? Do you have anything to back up your unintelligible post?

Caption This! {WoW}

Sep 23rd 2008 9:25PM All these players in LFM and not one damn tank. No, we don't need another undead rogue, thank you.

Barrens Chat: All hands on deck {WoW}

Aug 29th 2008 10:28AM Wait, does this really affect you? Why do you care? Just go to another site...

Edboy, you don't have much going on, do you?

Barrens Chat: Revenge for all those missing hooves {WoW}

Aug 7th 2008 4:26PM Philo, you've commented before on your dislike of this comic. Why the hell do you keep reading it and posting? People have seen your negative criticism, it doesn't help, and you're as hypocritical as could be - you continue to view and comment on something you claim to hate... Why don't you just not read it?

Arcane Brilliance: How to fix Mages {WoW}

Jul 5th 2008 4:38PM He may be immature, but he's right about commenting on classes that you have never played before. I'm not going to judge your comments about warlocks, since you obviously play one - I will ask you though, what do you mean warlocks dont use DOTS? Honestly this is a serious question, I know nothing about warlocks in raids. Do you not use corruption/immolate?

Also, lifetap may lose you DPS, but so does evocation, and there is a cooldown on mana gems and potions. And mages blow through that mana much faster than the cooldown (though this can be somewhat alleviated through intelligent timing).

Pvp was brought up by numerous people, so it is a relevant topic.

Mages caused an AOE cap? All mages? It's all the mages' faults? This is a foolish generalization, you don't represent all warlocks, I don't represent all mages.

Also, mages may have good death cheats (on cooldowns btw), but over time, don't warlocks have better survivability? You can life drain, while all we can do is bandage. Though I don't know how viable life drain is in end game raids.

Arcane Brilliance: How to fix Mages {WoW}

Jul 5th 2008 3:45PM Be warned, this is a long post.

If you want people to take you half seriously or even consider what you are saying at all, use proper grammar and punctuation. A post wrought with spelling errors and grammatical mistakes is the post of an ignorant, misinformed twat.

Second, if you are not a mage, telling us to "QQ L2P" is absolutely idiotic. Don't judge classes that you have not even played before. It's ignorant, foolish, and lends you no credibility.

I am not going to argue here about Raid DPS, I don't raid very often anymore. However, I would like to address some points that people have made.

First, saying that mages have the best AOE. Frost AOE has always been my favorite aspect of my mage, it is truly unbeatable when you are solo-ing. Seed of Corruption may be better in instances or group situations, but a skilled frost mage, specced correctly, can be completely untouchable and, in theory, take down a huge number of any type of mob, as long as his/her mana bar remains unempty. This involves the use of improved blizzard, frost nova, and ice barrier (in theory, only these three spells are really necessary, but other spells such as cone of cold help as well). However, in terms of raiding, much of the encounters involve single target DPS, or at least the mobs have too much health to viably AOE down (in terms of mana consumption versus damage dealt). So, telling us to be happy with our AOE damage in raids is not valid.

Second, there are some morons who just bash the post without making any rebuttle. This is completely unhelpful. One person above said "this post is full of gross generalizations, you obviously know nothing about class mechanics, etc. etc." This does nothing for anyone - you are not helping to improve the thread whatsoever, just pissing people off and making yourself look like a tool.

Third, if you read the post, it starts with a basic assumption: mages should have the highest DPS potential, but should be the easiest class to kill. Some people are arguing whether or not this is presently the case, or even whether this assumption about the class is accurate. I have little PVE credibility, so I'm not going to address this premise. I am going to comment on something people have mentioned with regard to PVP though: that "good" frost mages are nearly untouchable by melee.

I think that saying this is making an assumption about the class in general, that "good" frost mages should always be able to avoid melee confrontations. Well, rogues have cloak of shadows, vanish, and many other escapes that they can use twice, if I remember correctly (isn't Preparation a talent?). I can't see how rogues have fewer escapes than frost mages. So couldn't we say that a skilled rogue could always catch up with a skilled mage? My conclusions could be shaky here, but my point is that you can't say that you see good frost mages always escaping melee combat situations (a generalization in my opinion) and therefore they are balanced and fine for arena. And I believe someone provided that statistic earlier that mages are sorely under represented in the arena, something like 8% out of 100%? So obviously there is a problem..

No one is saying that mages are more important than other classes, or that they should take precedence, just saying that they need work. Let me backtrack - perhaps they do need precedence, if they are more "broken" (i.e. need more work) than other classes.