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Phat Loot Phriday: Fiery Warhorse's Reins {WoW}

Nov 6th 2011 7:25PM This... this right here is the best mount in the game.

To quote another forum goer I saw once, "it's a vampire horse... that's *on fire.* I don't care what kind of dragon or bear or skeletal mount you get. I have a vampire horse... THAT'S ON FIRE."

Star Wars: The Old Republic releases server details {Massively}

Nov 3rd 2011 8:13PM @(Unverified)

Ren54's still here. He's posting as Mtor now.

Now true, I have no PROOF these two trolls are the same person, except I saw Mtor trolling around before Ren54 showed up. Mtor vanished when he did though. And now that Ren54's vanished, Mtor's back.

Then there's the fact that they both complain about the *exact* same things, for the *exact* same reasons. I'm not exactly a writing expert but the "voice" is identical. I'm sure a script-kiddy could check find some way to trace back the IPs on their respective posts and clinch it. I'd be deeply amused if I'm right.

Breakfast Topic: What was your first armor set? {WoW}

Nov 2nd 2011 6:58PM My first Tier set, however, was Tier 9.

Despite being in the game since Launch, I didn't get into raiding until Wrath of the Lich King (i work late nights; so i can't join a real raiding guild, have to PUG). I got 2 Tier 7 pieces, but never completed the set. Tier 9 I got through Point Grinding, and a lucky drop. Tier 10 I actually got the old fashioned way. Haven't gotten a Tier set in Cataclysm yet. waiting for the Raid Finder.

Breakfast Topic: What was your first armor set? {WoW}

Nov 2nd 2011 6:55PM Dungeon Set 1 for Paladins.

I sold it halfway through Wrath to make more room in my bank.

I nearly cried when I saw they removed it from the game. Though data-mining has it, it's coming back as a costume piece in the new 4.3 Darkmoon Faire. *fingers crossed*

Backstabbing galore: Daniel Erickson talks about the Sith Inquisitor's story {Massively}

Nov 2nd 2011 12:59AM @Jwheeler

Mtor is Ren54 with a different name. Just ignore it.

The Light and How to Swing It: Dissecting the melee healer myth {WoW}

Oct 31st 2011 6:36PM @Jyotai & Erebos

Thanks for correcting the HL comment. I just did a run of Heroic Grim Batol (first time). Got to the last boss. Only reason we couldn't finish was the DPS was massively undergeared (rogue only doing 9K, mage only doing 11K). There were a couple DPS deaths, but i kept the tank and myself alive, with only one wipe prior to the final boss. So all in all, a good first time.

Mana Regen is still a pain, but I'm juggling Judgment a bit better, and actually remembering to blow my CDs during boss fights. I'm currently using Healbot, and it's pretty intuitive. My second biggest problem is watching both the bars and the battlefield. Stupid fire. :)

The Light and How to Swing It: Dissecting the melee healer myth {WoW}

Oct 30th 2011 10:07PM @Emophia

Eh, I try to avoid the "take PVP into PVE instances" thing. True, I'm Holy not Ret, so i'm not gimping my DPS, but still.

Know Your Lore: Lore and Story Q&A highlights {WoW}

Oct 30th 2011 7:05PM *dies laughing at the Choose Your Destiny scroll*

I somehow doubt that's going live, but I at least hope it stays through the Beta, so I can see it. Oh, man, that was win.

The Light and How to Swing It: Dissecting the melee healer myth {WoW}

Oct 30th 2011 6:57PM I've got a question. I've decided to try my hand at healing, and to be honest, I'm kinda clueless.

I'm a holy paladin with a Elitist Jerks healing spec. I'm spamming Holy Light to conserve mana, but the healing is neglible compared to the damage being dealt in Heroics. (I can run Normal dungeons and Old World Raids without a problem; been using that as a training ground of sorts.) Divine Light works better, but even with spamming Judgment, I'm low on mana at the end of every major pull. I use Holy Shock on every CD for Holy Power, and really depend on Word of Glory to top off the DPS.

I know Divine Plea is a mana regen tool, but it SERIOUSLY nerfs my healing rate, and so for most engagements, I just don't see the point of using it, except in rare occassions when boss damage output is at a low, and I can afford to take a 50% loss to my HPS. So ultimately, my question is, what am I doing wrong? My ilevel in Holy gear is 355 (not Firelands raid worthy, but better than a fresh 85). I'm an amateur at this, but I've tried to do my research. I feel like I must be missing something *really* obvious.

Breakfast Topic: "Blizzard's Horde bias" -- fact or delusion? {WoW}

Oct 26th 2011 10:51PM I saw this post in the original thread, and I agreed with it still.

I will admit, yes if you step back and look at the Warcraft Expanded Universe, the Alliance gets a pretty fair shake.

Our complaints come from the fact that in the game, the Alliance is a bunch of limp-wristed pansies who've been hit with a blitzkrieg and haven't made the slightest response. King Varian Wrynn is supposed to be a badass and a violent opponent to the Horde, and yet his response to the massacre of human lives in the northern lands is to do nothing. His allies, the Night Elves, are losing ground daily, and the Alliance as a whole... does nothing, except for one battle in one novel.

Zahrym's condescending replies have only exacerbated this problem. Why exactly does it take an attack on Theramore to get the Alliance to do something? And why should I have to wait till Patch 5.0 to get this response. I don't care if Theramore falls. My concern is that the Alliance response is going to be non-existent, in game, once again. I mean, we're already getting a Jaina Proudmore novel. Who wants to wager that the entirety of her response to the assault on the city she founded will be contained in its pages with no effort to include even a footnote to it in the patch that triggers it?

The last time Varian Wrynn stepped out of his throne room was in Wrathgate (And Icecrown Citadel if you cleared it as an Alliance player). Tyrande? Who's she? Last tie I saw her do anything other than jiggle was Warcraft III. Garrosh, Sylvanas, and Vol'jin are *far* more active than ANY Alliance leader. And as another person posted a few pages back, most of the best candidates for an Alliance Hero (Tirion, Malfurion, Brann Bronzebeard) have all gone Neutral. So far, all the Horde has lost to Neutrality has been Thrall, and he's getting promoted to Aspect of the Earth, so I imagine that's just balancing the scales for Bolvar becoming the Lich King.

All we want is to feel involved, and to feel proud of our faction. Right now, it just feels like being kicked in the jimmies, while going "please sir, may I have some more?"