Nov 20th 2008 10:31PM Some comments:
Saying these quests are adult is ridiculous. "Mature" comment is most frequently enjoyed by the immature. Things that are "Adult" are more often the realm of teenagers who want to feel grown up. Being grown up doesn't mean "having a better appreciation for mutilation" it means being able to deal with more complex moral issues, which a lot of people miss.
That being said, morally ambiguous quests, especially in Northrend are welcome to me. As others have said, if you don't like what you have to do, don't do it. In fact, I applaud you if you find something so distasteful that you willingly choose to ignore the EXP and rewards to not do it. That takes conviction (Note, the respect is lost if you complain about that choice existing however). You SHOULD feel slightly mortified to do some things. That shows you are morally mature.
THAT being said, it only really matters if you are a role player. If you don't care about RP...it's a game. It's a quest. Do it. You're silly if you don't.
Anyway, on my Death Knight, I'd imagine that while he doesn't ENJOY things like torture, he doesn't find it as morally ambiguous as others. He is a human DK and probably just considers it means to an end, that end being destroying Arthas for his arrogance and betrayal. If I cared enough to RP, it wouldn't really matter, he is a pragmatist. Do what you have to reach the right result. The process doesn't matter in the least.
My druid, again, if I cared about RPing, would skip quite a few of those quests. And all the DEHTA quests, except for maybe the murloc ones in northern Borean.
Sep 24th 2008 2:02AM I am not a big fan of multiboxing, but not it's more a "passive, gut feeling" not-fan, not an active rage. Because it is so irrational, I really don't see the point in harassing multiboxers. I just steer clear and choose not to multibox myself.
Either way, this is definitely very cool. Not many people can say they soloed kara. Infact, he is the only one in the world that can.
Mar 21st 2008 7:58AM Damn, it would be really nice to have a resto druid wallpaper, but I'll be damned if I turn my tree form into a 14 year old suburban goth.
Nov 18th 2007 5:10AM I started leveling ice, but now when my mage was 30, I went fire and I was golden. You see, I went with a fun but fairly unconventional build at low levels, focusing on +dmg. I wouldn't recommend it to newer players because it results in horrendous HP and a small mana pool, but the result ends up being that I can kill mobs before they reach me, and my crappy self-made water is slightly less infuriating.
As my mage climbs into the 40s, however, I may return to ice. Mob health scales faster than +dmg gear at this level, so it's probably best to go for a more traditional AoE build.
On another note, getting +dmg early is, obviously, a hell of a lot easier now with 2.3 Getting close to 180 +dmg in the 30s without loading up with too much fiery wrath schlock was very, very hard.
Sep 27th 2007 6:10AM Forsaken. I have terrible posture am rather skinny. Which sucks for me, because I can't stand forsaken...
Sep 27th 2007 5:14AM @7
That's...that's because combat doesn't NEED a buff. When combat rogues are the best DPS class in the game, and not by a little bit, but by an overwhelming margin, you don't have much room to complain.
The rogue tears of late are falling on deaf ears.
Sep 27th 2007 4:21AM I'm pretty sure the people laughing at the PvE rogues now are the ones who gankers, not the other way around O_o;
Ganking lowbies = Being an asshat
Repeatedly sapping = Being an asshat
Sep 21st 2007 7:25AM Wow...that was an amazing video. I truly loved it, and I dare say it is making me take a step back to look around and try and find what is important.
Sep 21st 2007 7:05AM Haha, I loved this idea so much, that I just spent the last hour writing up solo instances for balance, feral, and restoration druids at level 20, 40, and 60. Each one has a "theme" of some kind, such as agro control or multi-tank healing which binds it together.
They aren't very long instances however, the first two at 20 and 40 being usually a single trash pull and a boss mob, with the 60 one being 2 trash pulls, a "surprise" trash pull, and a boss. Usually you are solo in the 20, have a single NPC partner in the 40, and have 3 partners in the 60, simulating various aspects of a party that you need to base your own actions on, instead of having it "pure" solo. Though it is hard to make great AIs, most of the scenerios are very scripted with the NPCs, having them pull agro or break a CC to simulate a less than perfect party.
Overall, it is very fun to create this little vignettes. It wasn't too hard to come up with 9 semi-unique little mini-instances, but I can see how hard it would be for one every 10 levels, or even just trying to do ALL classes and specs. I chose druid, because I have some good experience with all 3 specs. I would post all 9 of them, but the formatting looks HIDEOUS in the comment box.
Sep 19th 2007 1:25AM That isn't pretty...damn, I had a huge long post that got completely cut off. Suffice to say, the horde have this overwhelming jingoistic hubris that is just suffocating after a time, the alliance is more layed back, and the horde seem to have a more concentrated age cross-section (Late teens - twenties) with the alliance being much more broad (Under 10 - Retired)