Aug 7th 2010 11:09AM And now, she'll have three alts to level to 18 simultaneously. Best of luck :)
May 4th 2010 1:04PM What you are looking at in my opinion would perfectly fit Deathwing Phase 1. As the fight progresses, more of his armor/scales are knocked off, revealing the molten flesh beneath. By phase 3, he may more closely resemble the Nightmare from 'How To Train Your Dragon' when it sets itself aflame. ( I have a six-year old, besides, it was a good movie. )
His size isn't even what people should be worried about. As he loses armor, melee attackers will receive damage every time they strike the boss. OMG Rogues are going to be sat for the final boss in Cataclysm QQ!*
*All of the above statements are pure speculation and not based on any information from Blizzard whatsoever. OMG I QQed prematurely! /GFQuit
Apr 18th 2010 6:24PM As far as the Magatha Grimtotem storyline goes, I've always drawn the conclusion that perhaps Cairne, in his obviously great wisdom, is aware that the Tauren need to be stronger. I mean that, on one side, his big heart says that the Grimtotem can be good, perhaps if treated as part of the Tauren rather than outcast, and on the other side, that the Tauren as a whole can learn from what I expect to be the Grimtotems superior fighting techniques.
It seems logical to me, unless I'm missing something. (Which is very possible.) That is something that the Tauren and Orcs have in common. While some of the acts/opinions of Magatha and Garrosh are morally reprehensible, both races could stand a bit more of the 'necessary evils' of wartime. I'm not condoning the bad, I simply believe that both Thrall and Cairne are idealistic to a fault, and yet perhaps wise enough to realize that about themselves and thus give their respective races a second, more aggressive 'general' to prepare them for the horrors of true warfare.
Jan 19th 2010 9:51PM The article makes a good point, one that I hadn't particularly thought of. Personally, I think one thing that we can do as players, is be a bit more considerate of those on our server. Personally, whenever I prepare to queue up for a random dungeon, I'll do a quick "Anyone up for the daily random?" or something along those lines in trade first. This usually gathers at least one or two, especially if I am queueing on my tank or healer. It doesn't really take much of my time to hit up a few people for a group before I queue up, and they're usually very thankful at the quicker queue.
Don't hesitate to use the chat channels to recruit some people for dungeons just because it's not required anymore. The Dungeon Finder is an excellent tool, but there's nothing wrong with using all the available tools to build your group. (An added benefit of grouping with a few players from your own server is that you can group with the good ones again without praying to the RNG gods that you don't get stuck with Legolas the NE hunter from some random server as he tests his new hybrid throwing weapon spec.)
Jan 8th 2010 8:10PM In situations such as this, broad, sweeping generalizations do much more harm than good. You simply cannot state that every person that gets hacked deserves it for not protecting their account. Yes, it is quite stupid to walk into a serial killer's home and start shouting obscenities, or to leave their door wide open while away from the home, but just because you can draw parallels between those courses of action and getting hacked, does not mean that they are accurate.
I can just as easily say that getting conned into giving away your account information is the equivalent of being goaded into giving out your social security number or bank account information. It may make you feel more secure to say that the victim was an idiot and thus deserved to lose something that they didn't take the proper steps to protect, but there is legal precedence that proves that the majority of our society is of the belief that the victim of a malicious act is not at fault simply because they could have done something differently.
When a con artist bilks a gullible mark out of their hard earned dollars, it is a crime. The con artist is a criminal, and the victim, although maybe not the sharpest tool in the shed, deserves justice and, where possible, reparations from the criminal. It amazes me how such a simple concept can be turned on its head for the sole purpose of providing a security blanket to the uninformed. Put a little thought into what you are saying, if someone is raped, or murdered, no matter the extent of their own missteps, that still makes the aggressor a rapist or murderer.
When someone's account is hacked, they are still the victim of a crime, and the fact that Blizzard recognizes this and is making an attempt to justify a wrong that they are not necessarily guilty of committing, or allowing, is not representative of anything except intelligent business in regards to customer service. No, they don't have to offer anything to victims of hacking or account theft, but they do, because in the long run the beneficial effects of helping those who are screwed by the many scammers vastly outweigh the cost of the extra customer service.
In short, don't blame the victim, do feel free to educate them, and certainly don't fault Blizzard for taking the extra steps necessary to ensure the continued success of their product.
Jan 7th 2010 9:00AM If healers are the drummer of the group, then last night's PuG raid was my introduction to Spinal Tap.
Jun 27th 2009 4:54AM Please tell me you're not really that dense. Please. Here's a hint:
1.harsh or bitter derision or irony.
2.a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark
I wept a bit for humanity after reading those second two replies. Next week: Irony! I berate everyone for playing too many video games on a website dedicated to video games! (By the way, that was sarcask as well. Just thought I'd point that out for you.)
Jun 25th 2009 3:50PM Just unfair. I mean don't get me wrong, I have yet to clear Ulduar on ten man normal mode, but this is ridiculous. Way to cater to the casuals Blizz, now every noob in Dalaran is gonna be parked on their Uld drakes talking about how epic they are. Mimiron was a fair fight, and anyone who doesn't think so can take their pathetic, shriveled little E-peen and go play Hello Kitty. Me, I'm moving on after this latest nerf to a game that truly caters to the hardcore like myself. Wii Fit.
So long Warcraft, it was nice knowing you. (Sorry guys, it just didn't feel right without a little elitist whining from someone particularly unqualified to do it.)
May 14th 2009 8:28PM What I'm sure AyaJulia meant to say is; some of our favorite mana fiends have discovered the joy that is energy drinks in their attempts to escape their addiction.
Apr 6th 2009 12:43PM Except that in the time it took you to post this tremendous achievement, fate brought the woman of your dreams within feet of your home. And you missed her. You should travel the country speaking of your achievement, and perhaps one day someone else's grandchildren will celebrate the anniversary of your most spectacular moment.