Dec 11th 2009 8:43PM I honestly don't mind new/casual/inexperienced players. I can be really patient with people and don't mind wiping if I can help someone learn an encounter. It's the people that should be better and aren't that drive me nuts. The tank in full T9 that can't hold aggro off of anyone. The healer in ToGC gear that can't keep the geared tank alive during trash pulls. The group were the only DPS above the tank is me, while I have the lowest GS in the group. How can you suck this bad and have this gear?
Oct 27th 2009 7:08PM Wouldn't it be better to be proficient with both keyboard and mouse? That way, depending on the circumstance, you could use either to move or cast effectivly.
May 1st 2009 4:45PM Don't know if I would have used it in a major instance. Seems like a good item to use for faction farming. Or farming mount drops.
Apr 22nd 2009 5:19PM I'm just waiting for someone to blame a healer for a wipe on Flame Leviathan... though it was awesome to see our top 2 healers as top 2 damage and dps for the raid /flex
On a side note, for guild that use Recount or other meters you should probably reset them after that first boss
Apr 9th 2009 2:56PM Best way I've ever seen to do Heigan was in a guild run that pugged me into one of the last slots. It was an achievement attempt for saftey dance and they made it very simple. They were going to try for the achievement 3 times. If anyone died the raid would intentionally wipe when Heigan was at 25%. The people that died waited outside the room while the remaining people tried again. Last attempt was successful with only 8 people. Took forever, but it worked.
Mar 10th 2009 4:51PM I've leveled 2 characters to 80 and had very different experiances with them. Both were 70 and had done the entry raids in BC. My hunter flew to level 80 mostly doing questing and solo content. No real challenge, nothing difficult, just quests and finding gear upgrades when I can. My other character is a holy pally and stayed holy all the way from 70 to 80. Quests and soloing were still possible, but generally were a waste of time. As a healer, I always had a spot in any instance run and the gear was better there anyway. 70-80 wasn't that big of a deal for either one of them. My biggest challenge in the game isn't end game, it's leveling alts. You can't find a group to do anything and some of the vanilla WoW content is still difficult, more so than anything in BC or WotLK is. I'd say the hardest part of the game for me right now is just leveling a character to 55.
As far as end game raiding goes I think Blizzard had the right idea with heroic modes, they just implemented it backwards. From my experiance 25 mans are easier than 10 mans. In a 25 man there is more slack for the group makeup and if 2-3 people die or don't know what they're doing, the raid doesn't necessarily need them to finish the fight and can move on. In a 10-man if 2-3 people screw up that generally means a wipe. It seems like it would fit the demographic better if the 25 mans were the entry raid and appealed more to the casual raider, while the 10-mans were the heroic version and required more skill/strat/effort and better gear to get through.
Jan 28th 2009 3:55PM Not sure when this actually broke as I don't play my pally that much, but ran into a problem with Blessing of Might being canceled by Heroic Shout. Every time I tried to recast it I got a message saying "A more powerful spell is already in effect" or something like that. After getting complaints from my group several times for not buffing them I figured out the cause, gave up and switched everyone to Kings.
Dec 13th 2008 4:32PM I think the comments on class diversity are absolutely right. My two mains are a hunter and a holy pally. Neither is 80 yet, but from what I've seen of Northrend so far is that DPS is pretty much meaningless in 5-mans. If the tank and healer know what they're doing and can work together, then the rest of the group doesn't really matter all that much. Any class can fill the DPS roll now depending on build. Rather than a hunter nerf, I'd like to see the other pure DPS classes (mages, rogues, and warlocks) get buffed. These classes are made for DPS and so should be topping the DPS meter. Otherwise, what are they for? If the DPS spec of another class can do just as much as they can, as well as buff, heal, or off tank, then why take a pure DPS class?
Dec 13th 2008 1:42PM The horde recipies are actually fairly easy to get. If you're in Northrend already you can just roll a horde DK, burn through all the quests and have a friend buy them off a goblin AH and give them to you. Depending on the server Savory Deviant Delight is usually a lot cheaper on the horde AH than it is on Alliance so if you don't have that yet then check for that too. Difference on my server (Alleria) when I looked Alliance AH = 1500GP Horde AH = 150GP
Oct 21st 2008 1:06PM Interesting concept. Hunt for Red October theme music was great though.