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Why raid the Crossroads? {WoW}

Jul 10th 2007 9:37AM Alliance raid The Crossroads for the same reason people from both sides twink out alts in lowbie battlegrounds - it's easy. I'd pretend the Horde is much more mature about this sort of thing, but the fact is we can't ride 30 seconds from one of our flight paths to a town with crappy guards and empty space in all directions.

Battleground rewards meant to be "a tier behind" arena, PvE gear {WoW}

Jun 13th 2007 4:52PM @ Hoss - I can think of one thing Blizzard could do to improve the "honor grind"... ban you from AV.

Pretty lame that people will wreck other people's fun sitting AFK'd in a game, and then blame the programmers for making the game boring.

As to the actual point of the thread, I think Blizzard's on target here. Granted I wish HKs were worth more, and I'd be all for the suggestion of honor based less on wins, more on damage/healing/interrupting flag caps... but as far as the gear rewards, I'm content.

Patch Notes: 2.1.1 {WoW}

Jun 5th 2007 10:37AM Hurray, the terrain flickering was Blizzard's fault and not my graphics card!

Now if only they'd fix the clipping problems mobs have been having since 2.1. Shadowstepping through the planet's surface and falling miles to your death is only funny the first few times :)

Graphics drivers updates for everyone {WoW}

Jun 4th 2007 1:57PM Ah, an 8600GT, clearly you are a man of wisdom and taste. Haha.. I bought an Asus card with that chipset recently for my new Vista PC, and I've been happy with it. Aside from some flickering scenery in the distance - which is annoying, to be sure - I'm zipping along with everything cranked up.

The June 1st 32-bit Vista drivers didn't fix this, the only bug I've noticed, but they didn't break anything either. Which is more than we can say for Blizzard patches sometimes!

Blue Notes: Devastate reverted, BG matching system in for 2.1 {WoW}

Apr 18th 2007 9:40AM /agree with Elbows. I worked my way to Exalted with AV on two characters, and it got real old (especially after they whacked the honor we get from HKs). I'd like some of the new PvP gear since I don't raid, but I'm not a masochist!

@Maedhras - I've pugged waaay too many BGs with my team in a mix of blues and purples and the other side wearing Tier X sets & running Vent. If you think that's fun, I think you're nuts :)

I hope the matching system works on gear AND the number joining as a group. Those of us who play primarily for PvP will be happier if there's more chance to avoid premade teams rolling pugs every night from 7-12 and around the clock on the weekends.

Starting from scratch with the same class {WoW}

Apr 11th 2007 3:14PM I've got a friend with something like 4 level 60+ warlocks, and I can't imagine doing that. Like Mike, though, my first 60 was an ally hunter (not an elf though - c'mon man! haha) and I miss tracking, trapping, and generally owning everything. I made a BE hunter but I dunno if he'll make it out of the low teens... even if I put no points in the filthy Beast Mastery tree I think I'd feel guilty being able to trap in combat :)

Breakfast Topic: Epic mounts {WoW}

Apr 5th 2007 8:36AM I hadn't heard about the quest-attainable nether drake, that is excellent! I hope they don't make it insanely hard to get. I'm looking forward to having 5,000 gold for the epic training, but not to spending 200 for an armored lion-bat, haha.

An Outland gear guide for feral druids {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2007 5:02PM @ Mike - Heh, what can I say, bored at work and still mourning my druid's less-awesome-ness :) Leveling annoys me and, yeah Freehugz, I went back to a 15 rogue that I'd nearly deleted when I realized the only thing I liked about my druid anymore was cat form. I don't have the time to raid but I love world PvP so I was edging by with decent blues and well-timed shifts into bear form for a lucky Mangle crit! Not so much anymore.

Glad to provoke some thought even if it's "I'm gonna get this guy good!" I can't decide if this is better than carefully wording a post and wondering if anyone's seen it. So, Mike, how do you balance the two? Haha...

An Outland gear guide for feral druids {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2007 4:52PM @ J-Bob - Shucks, guess I shouldn't have commented on a PvE focused thread. Honestly though, from a raiding perspective what incentive do groups have to include more than one feral druid? If we're not along for LotP, we're taking a spot that could be providing more DPS than a kitty is capable of.

And for PvP, the bear-damage nerfs take us back to the pre-BC days... you can -almost- kill something, and then you're pretty good at running away.

If you're working on epic feral drood gear, you are far more patient than I :)

An Outland gear guide for feral druids {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2007 3:14PM There are feral druids who didn't switch to an alt after the last patch? Instant cast flight form is the only reason to play a druid instead of a pally if you want to be part warrior/part healer, and it's the only reason to play a druid instead of a rogue if you want to DPS in cat form.