Jan 31st 2008 7:58PM If you would laugh at "people on the street" for not knowing about patent law, then you are at least partially admitting that part of the appeal of asking a fresh 70 about raiding is to laugh at their answer. Who's the elitist?
Jan 31st 2008 7:50PM I'm not an elitist. I have no problem with wanting to hear from people who aren't the best players. I just don't see why we would want to hear from people who don't have the experience to be answering the question.
Is the goal to make other people laugh at them? I feel bad for the poor mage who is now being mocked. The poor guy shouldn't be expected to know how to answer these questions.
This is similar to comedy shows that interview people about current events, and then only show the clips from the people who have no idea what they are talking about. It is obviously only to get a laugh.
Jan 31st 2008 4:36PM Wow, picking random people who don't know anything about the game doesn't seem like a good way of figuring out class balance. Why even ask someone who just hit 70 and hasn't raided or PvPed what their opinion is? Why should they know?
For PvE, interview some raid leaders who have BT/Hyjal on farm. For PvP, interview people with high ranked arena teams.
Good idea, but what's the point?
Dec 13th 2007 4:44PM A simple bit of logic:
1. Left is the opposite of Right.
2. Right is the opposite of Wrong.
3. Therefore Left equals Wrong.
Dec 12th 2007 1:51PM Rankirny, it is okay that you suck at arena. Luckily for you there is still PvE. WoW has something for everyone.
Dec 10th 2007 3:31PM "When was the last time you heard of someone lying to their boss, supervisor, spouse, mom, etc., about what they were doing when they wanted to go fishing?"
One of my co-workers calls in sick to go fishing all the time (I've seen him hide stuff like that from his wife as well). I wouldn't say he is addicted to fishing though. He just prefers his hobby to work, and his morals are flexible enough to lie to get what he wants.
WoW is a hobby, but that doesn't mean that people can't be come addicted to it. I'd say if you have a compulsion to play that leads you to lie, cheat, and steal to do it then you are addicted (I don't use the word compulsion lightly either). If on the other hand, you never do any of that, and just find that you prefer playing to other hobbies, then there is nothing wrong with that. Just make sure to meet all of your non-WoW obligations, and get some regular exercise, and I don't see how it is anything but a positive part of your life.
Dec 10th 2007 12:57PM I think a lot of that ridiculousness stems from the fact that some officers have very little power in other aspects of their life, and are unaccustomed to the idea of leading people. They became an officer out of a selfish desire to have power instead of a selfless desire to help other people (which is why they think they deserve respect). I think that also is what leads to burn out in a lot of cases (burn out with respect to officer duties, not playing the game). Those who wanted to be an officer for the wrong reasons end up overwhelmed by the actual difficulty of the job (although some who did for the right reasons are overwhelmed as well).
Officers who actually get upset about "regular" members doing things without them should not be officers any more. They aren't the police, they aren't the authority, they are there to help guide a guild to success. That's it. Stomping on a "regular" member's efforts at success should be a valid reason for someone to lose their officer position.
The minute an officer corp starts thinking of themselves as better or different from "regular" members the guild is in trouble. If you are an officer, please do your part to remind your fellow officers that we are all just people, and we are all "playing" this game for fun and entertainment. It isn't a prison, and they aren't the guards.
Disclaimer: I'm an officer and a raid leader.
Dec 5th 2007 5:57PM It is a good thing RL doesn't work the same way as WoW. In WoW, after the feign it would have agroed right back to his sister.
Dec 4th 2007 6:34PM To all of the hunters out there wondering about how talents affect your DPS, you should really play around with Cheeky's spreadsheet: http://elitistjerks.com/f31/t9816-hunter_spreadsheets_--_development/
It will open your eyes to how to maximize your DPS instead of just guessing your way through it.
BM: Max DPS Spec
MM: PvP Spec with very good DPS
SV: Raid Utility Spec with good DPS
Dec 4th 2007 6:30PM Razhlok:
"I also have 5 points in Efficiency over Imp. Hunters Mark. That's just me be selfish and caring more about my damage than meleer's damage. Hey I don't top the DPS charts by giving out free AP."
I suppose that might make a little sense if you were having mana issues, but otherwise you are sacrificing your own DPS there buddy. I hate to break it to you, but as a BM hunter your pet does a lot of melee damage. It would do even more if you had Imp. Hunters Mark.