Feb 1st 2011 9:59PM Pass. Turned off the trailer as soon as the terrible voice acting began.
Sep 1st 2009 7:44PM A small but important correction regarding Intellect vs. Spell Power:
They are not eliminating Spell Power. They are only removing the Spell Power stat from items. Spell Power will still be seen on your character's stats, complete with whatever bonus to Spell Power you might be receiving from Intellect.
Jun 22nd 2008 7:10PM Minor correction: In heroic, he can be summoned repeatedly by anyone who's completed the pre-requisites, but it does not complete the quest.
Jun 18th 2008 9:22AM That's hardly a cynical statement. It's really just stating fact. Like it or not, the player base has proven time and again that they're in it for the material rewards and not the challenge itself.
Besides, as the system is described here, you really could end up waiting for a very, very long time for a match to start if they were to make you wait for a full group to load. A particularly unlucky group, and you know it would happen to somebody, might have 15 Horde waiting to go, and 14 Alliance running their mounts into the gate in anticipation, while player after player is asked to join and chooses to decline or simply isn't around to click the button.
Also, an edit: In your fourth paragraph, "Because of this, Blizzard isn't convinced that simply suspending the game indefinitely until both sides have a full team." That's not a complete sentence. I believe you meant something like "...is not a good idea." at the end.
Feb 25th 2008 1:07AM I'm sorry.. I thought I was reading an article on a WoW-related news site. I apparently stumbled upon some whiney forum post.
Maybe you got disconnected because of the all the wasted bandwidth from posts like this that do nothing but encourage the vocal minority to raise up and beg Blizzard for free stuff just because they didn't get to play for a few hours.
Feb 8th 2008 6:31PM Wow... I never really cared much for warriors or melee in general, but I think you've sold me on the class. :) I'm going to go roll one tonight!
Feb 8th 2008 1:46PM How else would you propose that players get Blizzard's attention to an in-game problem? Should we send them flowers with a little note attached asking that they look into it? Perhaps we can all chip in to have a plane fly by their offices with a banner saying "Hey! Alterac Valley appears to have issues!"
The tone of your article makes it clear that you're a die-hard Horde player. Obviously, the Alliance is just "QQing" rather than addressing a serious concern.
Also, your statistics are faulty. WarcraftRealms is hardly the greatest source of information on the game. Its statistics are supplied by the tiny fraction of the population that runs its associated addon and then upload their data. I trust that Blizzard is making changes to Alterac Valley based on results they're seeing in their own, far more accurate, data and their own experiences when they play the game.
Nov 2nd 2007 11:30AM Smooth sailing since the patch for me. I'm on a low-end system, the 20" 2.0GHz 1GB RAM base model running Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). Before the patch, World of Warcraft froze if I ran it in full-screen mode and movie recording was disabled due to an incompatibility. With the release of the patch, WoW is running in full screen with no freezing, an improved framerate, and I was able to activate the built-in movie recording feature, which operates very smoothly as well.
It seems that the 24" iMacs and those running 10.5 are the ones still having troubles.
Nov 2nd 2007 10:27AM mmm yummy iPod :) I need one of those!