Mar 13th 2012 4:42PM Came to warn about crazy-eyes ruining otherwise neat models.
(That being said, the silhouette looks reasonable, though given the... puffiness of male pandaren, I wouldn't mind a little extra fluff for the ladies, either. After all, fat-bottom girls make the rockin' world go round... (Though that would give them the excuse to continue the ridiculous trend of, shall we say, top-heaviness the female models have developed...Hmmm...))
Mar 13th 2012 4:35PM @Tanddori
It Shines so Brightly with Great Justice it looks like a sword. And causes Random Capitalization of various Letters.
No, no! Don't think about it! That'll ruin it. Just... accept the truthiness...
Mar 13th 2012 4:31PM @Draelan
...well, crap. You've just ruined monks for me forever. I'll NEVER be happy now until I get my Kung-Foo Fishman.
Mar 13th 2012 4:29PM @Killik
So THAT'S what I've been doing wrong...
Ok, so, I guess I need to go to the local DEA office instead. That'll work better, right?
Mar 13th 2012 4:26PM @SR
Of course there is. And if there isn't, simply realizing that something is an exception results in the elimination of it's exceptional status.
It's the basis of two of the rules of the Internet, Rules 34 and 35.
Or, as I like to think of them, The Vint Cerf Certainty Principles.
Mar 2nd 2012 3:38PM -Slim:
I've done that in the past, quite gleefully (and I did with that group as well), but it just seems like things have crossed a threshold in Cataclysm. Maybe it's just my Battlegroup, but I had problems in the Trollroics as well, when they were cutting edge. Nasty raiders there for their extra Valor points, sneering and insulting to anyone who's "being carried," or not meeting whatever bizarre criteria they have for being worthy to group with them.
My main was rarely the target, though I had a particularly joyful interaction on my paladin. He's not got the greatest gear, though he more than met the requirements for troll dungeons. The last dungeon I took HIM into was Z'A, (before the 4.3 trollroic changes) where the tank and the healer stopped the dungeon run because I had around 6K on trash, and they had a 14 hour cool down on their vote-kicking. (Which probably says something about them.) Nevermind I was fine on the bosses, comfortably 10K, they stopped everything because my AOE and target switching was a bit weak. They refused to quit the group, trying to bully me into quitting, because I was "a bad who wanted to be carried." I refused. I cannot and will not abide bullies, and they proceeded to try and get me killed to make me leave. They'd pull the boss then let it kill everyone else, all kinds of griefing goodness. Still I refused, and since they killed the other DPS, who dropped, I walked away from my computer without logging. The game may drop me, but I'll be DAMNED if I allow thugs to get their way.
While this was the worst behavior I'd encountered, it was not the worst by much.
I remember Wrath groups being a little rough, and the BC Heroics were stressful, but this HATEFULNESS that I've encountered this expansion, especially in the high end dungeons, (Cata heroics when they were new, Trollroics when they were new, and now the Dragon Soul 5 mans) is just beyond anything I can ever remember, and it doesn't seem to be getting better.
Mar 2nd 2012 12:25PM Comment system ate the rest of my comment, too tired to fill in, so this is the quick version of the rest:
My last experience in LFD was so toxic, I'm done. I'm done with random dungeons, I'm done with trade trolls, I'm done with the mess. I've not logged into WoW for 2 weeks.
I'm too old, and work too hard at my actual job, to tolerate abusive personalities, and *I* shouldn't have to take a 30 minute penalty because other people are jerks without consequence.
I don't put up with people who yell at me or insult me in real life, I'll be damned if I put up with it in a video game.
Mar 2nd 2012 12:14PM (...this started as a reply to Jamie because of his request for gear comment prior to restarting heroics, and it just turned into something a little different and exploded. I'm making it a separate post, because it got so sidelined by my own issues and concerns, and REALLY lost the point of his question, in favor of my rant. I aim to not be a thread-jacker.)
Re: Jamie - By gear level, you're good for most "normal" heroics. You've got some decent enchants on your higher level gear, which is good to.
But... Well, be aware of what you're setting yourself up to deal with.
(Begin Rant based on Personal Anecdotes)
Without a guild/friends, you'll be doing the LFD tool, I assume? I may be telling you something you already know, but, the GOGOGO mentality has hit hard, at least on my battle group (Ruin).
Additionally, the last time I went into an H, (granted, it was one of the 4.3 heroics) it was swarming with abusive, rude, arrogant, and elitist insults and bravado. DPS meters posted every couple of trash fights. No explanations, DPS pulling followed kick attempts left and right because "Tank sucks, too slow, " or "You suck, not even 15k," crap like that. Even though we got every boss on the first try, not even CLOSE to failing, it was just rife with abusive insults, all around. Only myself (the aforementioned "sucky" DPS) and the healer didn't get into it, until the last battle, when the healer let loose with the most unbelievable nerdrage, which was basically "I should barely have to heal in a dungeon" despite the fact that he obviously didn't have to work TOO hard as he had time to complain AND he was not even
Mar 2nd 2012 11:09AM Related Side Note: One of my proudest geek moments this year was at an afternoon meeting where there are usually refreshments. A few folks were commenting that the person who was supposed to provide snacks was not there, and he had claimed to be bringing a fantastic cake.
I couldn't help myself. Moments like this just don't happen.
I casually slid into the conversation, "So, the cake was a lie, huh?"
They frowned, but nodded, and one of them even said "Yeah, I guess the cake's a lie," without even a hint that they knew the meme.
I kept a straight face, but I was giggling like a fool internally for quite a while afterwards.
Feb 27th 2012 11:13AM This is one of many reasons I'm bummed they've chosen to not do the Hero Class treatment with Monks.
When DK's were fresh, coming out of the starting zone ready to plunge into Outland was almost a relief. You got to skip all the old-and-busted starting zone and lowbie stuff that you'd already done at least once, and, frankly, most of us have probably done a half dozen times at least.
I'm wondering if Blizzard decided that since the starting zones were made over and "brand new all over again" that folks won't mind leveling their new new non-pandaren monks the old fashioned way.
Well... I'm gonna mind. I've done both the lowbie Kalimdor and lowbie Eastern Kingdoms once each since Cataclysm, and, frankly, the replay value is just not there. It's the rail-roading. I find it ironic that Olivia can't tolerate the Draenai starting zones, since that's actually kind of my ideal set up. A very coherent "main thread" of quests, with lots of optional side quests. Now the modern design seems to be hubs focused around a mini-story that you finish in 5-10 quests, followed by "Congratulations champion! Your heroic deeds have made the difference! We've got it from here, but our friends down south sure could use a hand!" It's one thing when you've had a long story that ends like that, not every tale can last until level 60/70/80/N, but when that happens 4, 5, 6 times in a zone? It kind of sucks the epic out of epic quests.
I guess what I'm saying is (For the TL;DR crowd)... Yes, the Death Knight starting lines were epic, and I'm so incredibly unhappy that the Monk class is not getting similar treatment. I'm not really ready to level from L1 again.