Feb 26th 2009 4:52PM I'm only a few away from my black one, I'm an officer and just told my guild... oh boy. Its nothing but achievements until 3.1 goes live. We did 3 drake and the 21 or less ones, we just need 6 minute maly and the immortal.
With regards to the "casual guilds" if you're in a casual guild you probably don't have the time to worry about achievements and you're probably not really all that close to it. No ego just honesty.
That said while I was breaking my face and my guild was spending 5k a night learning to do 3 drake why should you be able to go in 5 months or a year later and faceroll in your t9 gear? This has nothing to do with the harcore being thrown a bone, its that this is supposed to be CHALLENGING content, its like the Black War Bear, I did it at 70 with sunwell geared tanks and a 3 40 man raids, it was hard and they were getting slammed, now everyone goes in with a group of green machines and come out with the mounts. Am I butt hurt? Probably I ride my mechano hog now but it meant something to me.
Your first ever raid boss kill? It was special to you, that moment where for once you realized that you could stand on your own two feet and play this game, your class and do it well enough, if you were like me you were nervous and you might not have done well, but damn you did it. People complaining about the drake removal is like the equivalent of you working on content, tough content for your first time on say Reliquary of Souls, you learn the interupts the phases the tanking and then after the nerf someone who got in sheerly because the nerf happened and you saying "Yeah it was tough but we finally got the interupts down and I got my ring I wanted." and the nerfed content player saying "Lol what interupts? I was just trying to get my epix." Suddenly all of the work and time you put in feels kind of trivialized doesn't it?
Feb 13th 2009 11:55AM Most people who're interested in dual specs are going to be hybrids: Here's an example, a guy in my guild wanted to lvl a pally with the intention of healing at 80, the only way to lvl to 80 as holy is either to instance grind or get a lot of hard liquor maybe even some bleach. Most people will tell you to just go ahead and lvl to 80 as lolret then respec to holy and get to work.
Obviously you could make the excuse for respeccing holy for 5 man's along the way which may help a little bit but your spells will change greatly from say that one maradon run you did at 50 ish compared to the first time you step into heroic UK, also its arguable that questing beats out 5 mans anyway.
As far as the raid comment, I think thats a bit... elitist. I do know that my guild will be doing it for raids, like when you bring an extra tank for trash and him just sitting in the fight trying to dps as prot they're being told to respec to arms (I'm a rogue and I want the bleed increase :D) or for when we're a healer short we've had people respec to heal for us.
I imagine it could work the other way too, dks, wars, pallies etc who want to dps but would also like a shot at tanking can switch pretty quickly, I'm sure we've all sat there waiting for an hour for a tank.
Feb 5th 2009 10:55AM I try to be patient with my brother and sister rogues but are you really that retarded? Who cares about aoe TRASH pulls? You know what you do on the aoe trash pulls? FOK twice and wait for the real aoe classes to take care of it, then smile when the raid boss comes around and you're saving a few hundred energy on not having to blow hfb every 12 or 30 seconds or relaxing because the war is basically going to have deep wounds up almost 100% of the time.
I find it very funny that they're making a change that's going to save rogues energy and increase their dps by removing the game and people are complaining about its application of trash. I don't know if you guys ever played it but to me, keeping snd and hfb up is like playing root beer tap, instead of having glasses I have to unwieldy buffs I have to watch at my own risk and if they drop a curse a lot more.
Feb 2nd 2009 5:05PM I've been in I guess hardcore raiding guilds since I hit t5, so maybe I'm missing the point. In my current guild I'm an officer and we're best horde side (small server but I'm proud :D) but on our first ever archimonde downing, our resto shammy healed the entire fight in a tux (doing kind of the same thing but the fight started before he could switch back) and took 5th on heals. We were happy that we downed him and it made for a good story so nothing happened to him.
On the other hand in a case like your's, I'm usaully the officer that yells (I wouldn't but we've got good players and its depressing when they're not performing to the standard that you and your guild hold yourself and each other to) and in something like this I would've yelled at him too and I probably would've called him worse than just a dick. Not an all out verbal battery but probably tack an F in front of it and we'd be about right.
I think this is where my disconnect is that, he did something stupid that caused people to potentially die. You called him out for his behavior, was he really that butt hurt? I'd also like to assume he probably didn't apologize for those people dying, or not performing to the best of his abilities, or for not listening when he was redirected the first however many times.
Is that normal in your (anyones) raid setting? I'm not trying to bash your policies or anything. I'm just honestly interested. If he'd asked me for an apology for something he did wrong, I probably would've laughed but I'm also mean :( I mean isn't that the trick to raiding? Balancing fun with progression? You can laugh and talk all you want until we start wiping kind of mentality?
Jan 11th 2009 11:52AM So this isn't mine but its too good to pass up, my gm is a jewish guy from brooklyn so he has a bit of an accent, back when we were doing Al'ar he'd be tanking on the platforms and waiting for quills, it took him 2 months to realize it was quills and not... quails. So once a week he'd get on vent screaming "QUAILS QUAILS EVERYONE GET DOWN!!!!" We laugh about it to this day.
My personally most embarrassing moment? Before I knew how to play my rogue at all... I used King's Defender for an oh because it had more damage than the blue I was using >_
Nov 13th 2008 10:50PM Win!
Nov 13th 2008 9:13PM Currently on Cho'gall there's a 500+ queue with an hour long wait to get on and with a 4 to 1 horde to ally ratio, its a little crazy and this is a more than welcome xfer.
Nov 12th 2008 12:40PM FARVA'S NUMBER ONE
Nov 12th 2008 12:39PM this is craziness!
Nov 11th 2008 5:31PM neatness