Jul 27th 2009 4:40PM Just remember: There's no such thing as a free lunch.
You do, after all, pay for the public library and that's "free."
Same goes with any other resource -- it's just a matter of who is doing the subsidizing.
If not you, then fine, the advertisers pick up the tab. But when the advertisers don't want to pay and you don't either .. guess what?
No more "free" resource because nothing is, in fact, "free."
Jul 7th 2009 8:21AM A bit overboard with arena? Gimme a break. Either Chilton is as clueless as his reputation says he is, or he's towing some company line with that one.
In BC, they made the best weapons in the game PvP only (until the release of Sunwell) and completely neglected Battleground development.
What did they *expect* people to do? Players follow the gear upgrades, and that's something anybody over level 40 knows. Why didn't Blizzard?
Jun 30th 2009 10:14AM I find the badge changes confusing.
Blizz made a mistake with heroics and progression. It was too easy to gear up in Naxx, giving players little reason to run heroics once they had mostly 7 and 7.5 level gear.
So on one hand I see this badge change as a way to bring Ulduar raiders back into heroics, or at least give them some motivation to run the daily.
On the other hand, I'm afraid this will hurt progression in other ways. Why run Naxx 10 or 25 when I can run the easier heroics once a day (and get anywhere from 10-25 badges in a few hours) and get Ulduar level gear? (There's more on sale than just the tier loot, after all.)
Is there a reason for players to progress from heroics to Naxx to Ulduar anymore? Or does the new badge system essentially junk an entire raid?
Jun 19th 2009 12:10AM "No longer will people berate low toons for entering battlegrounds."
You're overlooking something: According to the article, I can turn off BG XP gains at level 10 and go into "twink" matches.
Most people won't do that but I wouldn't be surprised to have a a few of lowbies running around twink games spamming chat with "LAWL 1SHOTTED AGAIN HAHA."
Jun 16th 2009 10:36PM Heh. Shamans underpresented. This is news?
They have been for years and Blizzard has shown little to no interest in changing the situation.
It's getting rather dull to hear them trot out the same old, same old in regard to "fixing" arenas, comps, and representation.
After hearing the same blather every season, I don't believe anything GC or any Blizzard dev says.
Feb 6th 2009 10:09AM Interesting that Guild Ox is the only one of the three that has listings for the newer PvE servers, like Winterhoof.
Feb 2nd 2009 10:03AM On every toon with a gathering prof, I turn in circles when hitting a node. Sort of scanning in every direction. I do this every time.
Mostly I do this to check if anyone is coming up behind me.
The odd thing is that I don't play on a PvP server.
Jan 28th 2009 4:03PM Brilliant.
They ignored player test data for a month and now after the changes have been live for one week they admit the mistake.
Nice job forcing raiding hunters into Survival, which is a bloated mess and STILL does not have a 41 point talent, months after the expansion went live.
Nov 14th 2008 6:10AM @2 - Psychic Scream could be preemptively avoided by several classes up until 3.02 or so. It still can by warriors. Never mind every class can trinket out of it and the priest is left with no spammable CC or snares for 30 seconds (less if they spec shadow).
Now compare that to the myriad of snares and CC available to a hunter, especially at low levels.
Nov 13th 2008 5:43AM Immensely moronic they allowed downloads but not activation without a physical copy of the game.
What is this? 1996?