May 19th 2010 2:52AM From what I can see it is very limiting. Most serious AH players are dependent on add ons to list hundreds of auctions. I don't see how one can apply such add ons to the app, unless the app replaces them with similar features. The app has a limit of how many auctions can be done daily, which will eventually increase to 200 auctions.
For those that decry foul practices or advantages, this application will have the same effect as any player with a laptop and an internet connection will have on their server auction house.
I'll test out the beta but I won't be purchasing this service as I really don't require it. Perhaps if I was doing a lot of traveling I would consider it. Then I again I prefer a mobile computer.
Feb 27th 2010 9:50PM I don't As stated if you break it down, the cost would be $14.99 for the plush and $10 for the in game pet. This is the same price that folks pay now for the other two pets.
Being a collector of Japanese plush (video game and comic characters) the price for plush of that size is about the same. I'm quite happy that it is not higher. ^_^
Feb 23rd 2010 3:05PM It comes down to not knowing completely what we will be permitted to do.
At the moment we are able to accept the quest to permit the "summon" at level 75 for most of the event bosses. If the LFD system will permit at minimum, a level 75 character to queue and that character has a group willing to run the encounter for them, then I don't see any issue. However this has not been stated nor confirmed. I doubt it has even been asked.
Personally I would like to see this permitted as it is nice to have friends help your character get gear that will benefit said character when it reaches max level. It seems we're going to be permitted to farm the holiday gear with no limitation so I don't see why a 75+ character would not be permitted to queue with a premade group.
Feb 23rd 2010 8:09AM The changes eliminate the issue of players abusing the trust of others with the "summon".
It also fixes the problem that BRD had where players of the appropriate level for the dungeon were attacked by the max level mobs that were near the entrance. This was a complaint many had during Brewfest and this is a good solution to the problem.
I do lament not being able to take in an alt of lower level for a chance at some of the gear but I can do without. This will save time in travel, and finding replacements if something happens to a party member (disconnection with no return when in route.)
Some have mentioned the Remote for BRD. It still has its uses!. I love using it to pick up Dire Brew from the Bar. It is also handy for the buff it provides cheering players by summoning the band.
Players that wish to provide Dark Iron Ale for others who lack the key to BRD, and/or don't wish to clear trash to the bar are facilitated by the remote.
Lastly for those working on Thorium Brotherhood turn ins the remote is helpful.
Jan 7th 2010 7:59PM Well I obtained my copy two days ago. The width of the magazine reminds me of a Newtype magazine but of course thinner and of smaller height. The paper stock is of good quality and the cover overlaps both the front and the back. They included a pull out folded poster inside the middle of the publication of the same art work.
The on line preview does give an general preview of what is in the magazine. You have several pages which cover changes that are occurring with Cataclysm. Interview with Mike Morhaime. Coverage of non combat pets in game. An interview with Brian Brolin "Breanni" as well as some input from other players interviewed about their pets. Discussion of Ice Crown Citadel as well as the Isle of Conquest, followed by articles of the trading card game competive play as well as Arena play. Heroic Prints got some attention with an article covering the posters they can produce for each individual character. As a fan of character goods I liked the insight the article gave on how these came about.
There is a guide to the Coliseum providing history and play strategies for both faction versions of Trial 5, 10 and 25 man. I am interested in the Healer UI article that follows, but have not read it as of yet. I thought it nice they included a UI article however.
The last few pages cover the 5th anniversary of WOW and as per the preview has a time line of events during those five years. Ony is covered as is a small segment on the foundation of the viral Ony video animation most of us have seen on the web.
There is a guide to Arathi Basin, an introduction to Scourgewar, the articles on Tanking, DPS, and Healing, which were seen in the preview (and yes I agree the rogue dps article sadly got outdated with the changes in the patch but not much you can do about it being printed material).
The Fan Art section was very good yet quite small. One of the reason I wanted this magazine was the "unique" art that was to be included. It is my hope that this will be expanded upon as the publication matures.
There are of course some things I skipped and I don't regret my subscription to this magazine. I like having a physical publication I can share with others and I do like the quality of the images. I found the articles to be more accurate then other printed coverage of the game. I recall this PC Gamer publication which was about $8 and much thinner with ads. It was a one shot and I had considered obtaining it however many of the articles were sorely out of date and inaccurate. An example of this was coverage of Warsong Gulch describing it as a 15man battleground. The print quality in this magazine is far superior and enjoyable.
Jan 2nd 2010 11:02PM mmmm foamy
Jan 2nd 2010 11:02PM ooo mousepad! GL all
Dec 28th 2009 5:58PM Wonder if Disco Stew would approve?