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Cataclysm beta removes portals from Dalaran and Shattrath {WoW}

Sep 27th 2010 9:49AM I can't get over the problem some people must have with this?

Pre BC we had to walk in capital cities (no mounts allowed), only portals were from mages, and flight paths were not tuned correctly so some took forever.

Now we have
1) riding mounts at lvl 20
2) epic mounts at 40
3) flying mounts throughout the whole world at level 58!!!
4) INSTANT port into 5 man instances
5) portals from all cities to the Blasted Lands
6) other side of the Portal in Outlands, Stormwind and Orgrimmar portals.
7) Ungo'ro Crater portal back to Scholzar Basin in Northrend
8) Quel Isl port from Shattrath
9) portals from capitals to Tol Barad
10) CoT ports from both Shattrath and Dalaran

The list goes on... People are having a cry about this but I don't think they've stopped to really think about this.

Class trainers will now be in Shattrath and Dalaran to eliminate the need to leave these zones 100% of the time. When leveling from 70 to 77 in Northrend I perfectly played w/o the need of going to Dalaran with the exception of class training, even then I sometimes skipped a level or two.

I currently have my hearth set to Dal, and I gotta tell you, I never leave Dal ... only to do weekly raids do I leave Dalaran. I have Loremasters so I don't quest, all my rep are maxed so I don't do Hoddir. Sorry, but I think you guys don't realise that once you're 85 just how little traveling you'll be doing, and the traveling you will need there ARE going to be portals in place.

I'm sorry, but bitching about flying from Org to Thunderbluff at lvl 85 is the same about bitching all the time you have to travel to Gundrak from Dalaran? Do you really complain about that? "Oh damn Gundrak is so far....there should be portals to every Flight Path!"

Really? Really??? REALLY??? O.o

Me thinks this will be a bucket of qq that will be forgotten about once everyone starts playing it and getting used to the new model.

Now forget portals....let's train our mage's to sheep targets again.

Around Azeroth Beta Edition: Don't blame me, I voted for the lizard people {WoW}

Sep 19th 2010 10:06PM Yeah I'm with you on that one. The Worgan background looks horrid, rather they use the undead background as at least it'll look more like Gilneas.

They need to use this ...

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090822162760/wowwiki/images/4/4b/Worgen_screen.jpg

Breakfast Topic: Would you list WoW experience on your resume? {WoW}

Sep 14th 2010 11:13AM Exactly, experience ends up trumping experience throughout ones career.

My first resume after I finished school ... debate team captain, personal references, Independently traveled Europe for two years, held up a part time job to balance work / study commitments etc...

My current resume after university and several years of work ... key achievements of international projects, milestones and promotions, top client exec quotes about me, key clients I have experience with (retail, telco, industry, transport ...) and no more personal references, only project managers, data architects etc...

I might even go down soft and technical training and skills ie: consulting with emotional intelligence, BI software, Data warehousing, project financials, winning bids etc...


BUT...

If I saw WoW as a selling point on a CV, I'd seriously question if the person has done anything at all with their life in the last 5 to 10 years O.o

Breakfast Topic: Would you list WoW experience on your resume? {WoW}

Sep 14th 2010 10:51AM Oh here we go ... vote down the people who say intelligent things yet you so happen have to disagree with.

Personally, I wouldn't dream of mentioning WoW and I must be a little blunt here, I would be surprised if a lot of the people that would put WoW on their CV, are actually applying for unskilled labor occupations.

I'll even go so far to say be careful mentioning any gaming hobby, as dealing with people online and saying you have managing experience, just shows how little you value body language and face to face negotiations. Classic example, my brother, he's more rude, blunt, calls strangers tards .. and it's all normal for him, he runs a successful WoW guild that pushes server firsts, and he's harsh on his crew. But he, like many WoW players, may have dethatched that face to face communication and the human with his pixilated avatars across the interwebs.

Don't mention WoW, at least get a masters degree or post grad study first if you want to expand your knowledge, but for the love of god, non-WoW players don't see what we do within the game.

PS: I might get this marked down as it may come across anti-WoW in a wow forum...my how mature the player base truly is.

The Classifieds: Wisfest and lots of hiring {WoW}

Sep 2nd 2010 1:57AM Matt,

The truth sometimes hurts :P Despite how practical and rational one might be.

I admit, I should not have commented on the people if the people in question would actually see this site and get offended. Sorry

I only said, wow...a pic with lots of over weight people...what's with that? Would of been happy if everyone just marked me down and said "StoNe....you're mean!" But when people like Hiwa and jrockz try to justify it, it gets kinda sad and has now sparked my interest.

Go for it, mark this down...I'm only being honest and find people saying a normal body has obviously been a photoshop job, that pills made 7 out of 11 people in that pic overweight, and my favorite...My family history made me fat; to be kinda frustrating. It just shows how your standards have dropped. And whoever in this thread said Just because you're "overweight" doesn't make you less healthy than a person of "average" weight...clearly doesn't understand how the human heart works. :P

Before you rip me to shreds I just want one message to come out of this....Don't compare yourself to your neighbors, after all, that's why you think like this...compare yourself to you and your ideal body weight and waistline.

...and Leliana, when was the last time you went to a doctor to find out what your waist line should be? Define 'really badly'. You either are or aren't overweight. ;)

The Classifieds: Wisfest and lots of hiring {WoW}

Sep 1st 2010 11:46PM @Hiwa,

Oh come on! You honestly don't think in order to maintain a healthy body you need to have an eating disorder!

I'm starting to think in your part of the world, wherever that may be, you have grown lazy and have accepted that obesity and over weight is the new norm. And to not eat junk food and deep fried food is considered an eating disorder!

PS: no...no the average human being does not look like that. I commented on this pic because it has startled me, I've never seen a group of people look like that.

The Classifieds: Wisfest and lots of hiring {WoW}

Sep 1st 2010 10:48PM Hate to be the negative person...but why is everyone in that picture overweight?

I know we all sit in front of our computers for long periods of time, but surely a day job, vegtebles and walking to the train or taxi each day should prevent the average human turning out like that :(

Arcane Brilliance: Things I'm going to miss {WoW}

Aug 29th 2010 1:25AM Blizzard should just replace the fireball and frostbolt spells with frostfire once someone chooses the opposite spec.

It also makes sense from an RP perspective...chosing fire spec will convert your frostbolt to frostfire. Chooseing frost spec turns fireball to frostfire.

At least it'll give that spell more headway.

Breakfast Topic: The alt before the storm {WoW}

Aug 28th 2010 2:03PM @Matthew Rossi

Yes you may still need to visit a trainer to learn new abilities, but you won't have to keep switching specs to manually update frostbolt rank 9 with frostbolt rank 10 :P

Breakfast Topic: The alt before the storm {WoW}

Aug 28th 2010 1:07PM - First I'll level my main BE Pali to 85

- I'll create a warlock goblin and maybe get him to around lvl 10 or so and then just keep him rested.

- I'm going to delete my lvl40 Tauren Druid and create a Troll Druid in place.

- Hate to say it, I need my pali to hit 85 quick, but I'm actually more excited about leveling an alt through the new Azeroth.

Couple of things I'd like to point out.
1) glad they lowered the cost of dual spec to 100g as It'll encourage me more so to try out new classes and specs
2) glad they got rid of trainers and skill levels. - honestly, this was the sole thing stopping me from leveling alts as I wanted to dual spec them, but I hated the fact that I had to keep changing specs and fixing the hotbars.
3) Loremaster is brilliant!!! - Best thing I did was do this on my pali. I saw so many old quests I've never seen before by doing the Loremaster achieve. Thoroughly recommend it to anyone contemplating it