Sep 5th 2008 12:15PM Wooo! Who's that Elysia person? They look pretty leet.
Jun 13th 2008 1:12PM There won't be a new arena season before wrath. I'm pretty sure Blizzard has said as much either directly or indirectly. Even if thats not the case, what PvE content is left to scale the PvP gear with? They aren't coming out with anything new before Wrath. The chances of there being any kind of content patch before wrath is very small.
I expect arenas to return in WotlK, so perhaps S5 if thats what they call it will be tuned to T7. As for what I want to see, I don't really care, to be honest. I really like having the alternative gearing options that pvp gear supplies some classes with, but if they do like they are doing with S4/guardian gear, whats the point? I'm a PvE guy, I'll likely never see a 1600 rating, so chances are whatever they do to the PvP game will not effect me.
Jun 10th 2008 11:49AM Its an easy way to add more personality/customization to a character, so why not? This is something that Blizzard seems to want to do in wrath, and I say the more personal you can make your character without a large negative effect to your performance is great. I'm sure a lot of people regret their hair choices after playing for 3 years.
Also, most people I know keep their helmet off. I know personally I almost never have the helmet on.
Jun 9th 2008 7:12PM I'm not sure how someone can have trouble getting honored with a faction, even playing solo. The only ones I can see being problematic are lower city and keepers of time. Even then though, its not unfair in the least to expect someone to have done an instance on normal before they do it on heroic, like they did with Magisters' Terrace. In fact I'm of the belief that if you have not done the instance on normal first you SHOULDN'T have the right to do it on heroic.
I was personally pretty annoyed when the rep requirement was lowered, but I do have to admit that since then I have run a good few heroics I would have otherwise been unable to run, particularly on alts, and particularly because I changed mains after getting all the heroic keys on my Rogue. This is touching more on over-all attunement however, such as the discussion that attunements should be account wide, and I don't think thats the matter at hand.
Personally I liked the way it was done in Magisters' Terrace, and that is obviously the way Blizzard is looking to go with heroics. Not only is the attunement relevant to the instance, but it is rewarding in itself, and unlocks a dungeon which drops 5 epics. I don't particularly mind easier attunements, but if the reward is going to be greater, I think the barrier to entry needs to be if nothing else, more specific than it is now.
Jun 7th 2008 11:53AM I would say without a doubt I am more excited about wrath than I was about Burning Crusade. When BC launched I had only been level 60 for about 4.5 months. I was still fairly "new" to the endgame, and honestly I was not very well versed in strategy or theorycraft or class mechanics or much of anything really, and I didn't even really know or care about BC until I saw the new Rogue talents and trees on the official site.
Now I've had a level 70 for about a year and a half, not to mention the fact that I have 3 other level 70s, and 2 more in the 60s who will be 70 before WotlK no problem, and I have even switched my main. I know a whole lot more about the game and how everything works, and I'm just lapping up the information. I even have a placeholder character so nobody steals my DK's name, because I'm becoming more and more sure all the time that my DK will be my new main.
Jun 4th 2008 12:25PM I don't think this change means anything for the class in general, it just gives each tree a different perception to the reader. I'm sure the frost tree will still be the "tank" tree, but at the same time, if you've seen the current trees, frost seems like it can do some pretty killer damage with its "combos". Sure blood seems to be the best DPS tree, but it has a handfull of good tanking talents too. As for unholy its sort of the variety tree, like discipline. Its got some really neat things but probably won't perform at a particularly high level in pve (hence, pvp tree)
Jun 2nd 2008 1:16PM I've leveled a druid and a Paladin both to level 70 as their respective tank spec, and the druid was by far the easiest to level, although I enjoyed the Paladin much more. Albeit, that Paladin is also my main now =D I'm working on a warrior right now leveling fury, and hes at 66. I was prot for 63-65 and it takes far too long for my tastes, albeit its not really all that hard. Warrior leveling in general is very difficult though.
Personally I voted for druid. They are simply the easiest to level, the easiest to gear, and a close second easiest to tank with. They make a great tank alt because of the general ease, because they are the ultimate OT, and because they are just all around, very flexible, and are capable of tanking just about every encounter in the game just fine.
I love Paladin tanks of course, having one as my main, but they are a TON of work. Gearing up for heroics, let alone raids, takes very specific gear choices, and a very intimate knowledge of both the class and overall tanking mechanics. When I was doing it, I spent as much time on maintankadin.com reading up as I did in instances. Warriors are easier to gear up, but learning to tank on a warrior, I find, is very tricky. The button pushing aspect of playing a warrior is by far the hardest of all the tanks, even for someone who has played both other tanking classes at 70.
May 26th 2008 10:10AM It's not quite what you described, but I believe the addon TankAlert pops up a warning message whenever a mob aggroes a non-tank
May 26th 2008 10:03AM I don't know of any addons that would pop up a message, but I imagine you could certainly track your alts' crafting cooldowns via mods such as altaholic, it would just require physically opening the altaholic panel and searching for the desired cooldown.