Sep 26th 2008 10:51AM BG's are very popular for the reason you can log in and (on my server) wait no longer than 30 seconds and your in AV. No getting a group together, no spending hours in the LFG channel.
Making people do arena will create these problems. Imagine trying to get a 5v5 team together! Even 2v2 would see the trade channel spammed all day long. It totally defeats the point of BG's.
As for people complaining about PVP items. Why? What harm do these people do you?
If you don't PVP it has no effect on your play style.
Sep 17th 2008 10:50AM Looking at loads of these comments you would think that PVP'ers are a minority in WoW. In my experience it is the opposite!
I mainly PVE but also enjoy PVP. Some of the PVP gear is pretty awesome and mixes well with PVE gear.
One can spend hours trying to get a group together for an instance, often with no joy. But when I want to PVP my wait time for AV is less than 30 seconds and in 2v2 or 3v3 arena its pretty much instant!
This would imply that despite some of the above comments PVP is more popular than PVE.
I am not mad about arena but it's because I am not very good at it. Nobody likes being pwned in 30 seconds! Guess some people will never admit thats the real reason they hate it!
Sep 17th 2008 8:44AM Def a noob for being MM spec instead of BM :-))
Jun 20th 2008 8:38AM I remember going into AV at level 65. It was instantly apparent that every other person in the place was level 70 and I was going to be as much use as a chocolate teapot.
I decided the best thing to do would be to take the Snowfall GY and stay there. Anyway when I arrived the allies had been and gone so I claimed the GY and planted a freezing trap, fired of flares and waited.
After a while a 70 ally mage came along. I blew every trinket and BW etc and much to my surprise I was left standing and he died!
I bandaged myself and very shortly he re-appeared! Now I was in trouble as everything was on cd.
Anyway I set my pet on him but it was obvious I was a gonna so I feigned death as a last resort. For some reason he didn't realise that with my pet hammering him I must be FD'ing and started trying to kill the pet. Anyway after about 30 seconds when his health was low I popped up and killed him again!
Now I knew I was in trouble if he came back as had used up all my tricks!
Sure enough he turns up for the third time. Unfortunately for him at that moment the graveyard turned over to the horde and the guards instantly pwned him!
Still makes me smile to this day!
Jun 19th 2008 7:03AM This is part of an ongoing process to make the earlier part of WOW quicker. Blizzard is a commercial company. Once WOTLK comes out any new player will have an awful long journey to the endgame. This could put off potential buyers of the game and without new players the game will slowly die.
Expect far more in the way of making the 1-60 grind faster and easier. It will happen so no point in QQing about it.
Jun 18th 2008 12:32PM Depends on the PUG. I notice loads of people commenting have fellow guild members to call on to fill the gap or their version of a PUG is three guld members and 2 various. When you have waited an hour or more to get a group together and you are dps its amazing what you will put up with just to keep the group going.
To be honest most PUG's work out fine but their have been times when people disappear for 15 minutes to walk the dog or just do stupid things. Tanks and healers have a choice as getting a group is easy. DPS'ers don't have that luxury.
May 29th 2008 10:01AM Missed Plaguelands (don't even have FP). Straight through portal at 58. Did all quests in HFP and Zangarmarsh and dinged 70 halfway through Nagrand. Stll have not done one quest in Terrokar, SMV or BEM although I picked up flight paths as I headed to Netherstorm on my epic flyer ;-)
Just did loads of instances and the XP just seemed to mount up. Doing quests to get the Arcatraz key in Netherstorm at the moment and have to say the gold you get is awesome.
Apr 7th 2008 9:14AM I play on a PVP server so it is unusual to see people flagged. I did see a flagged Drenai priest at the weekend, she was about 3 levels below me and had just left BRD on her own. I was right behind her as we both made our way towards the stone. On the run back it crossed my mind just to take her out but I was feeling good as had just finished a load of quests there. When we got to the stone I waved at her, thinking if she didn't wave back I would attack, but she did so I went on my merry way. If she had been a Gnome I would have attacked the moment I saw her!
Apr 4th 2008 8:19AM I have always thought it would be good if engineers could make silencers for guns. Then if enchanters could enchant the silencer everyone would be happy!