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The Light and How to Swing It: 3.2.2 means re-balancing... again {WoW}

Sep 29th 2009 9:07AM Im 76 and still leveling after getting back from hiaitus just before wrath hit. One of the more awesome things I noticed about the new SoC is that the two additional hits can set off your gear procs, which is especially fun with my Stormherald that I'm still using when I use Crusader Strike to stun three targets at the same time.

On age discrimination {WoW}

Jan 2nd 2008 3:02PM I am 23 and the GM of a small Alliance guild on Thorium Brotherhood, Viridian Sun. (It was bigger last summer, but had a collapse when around 70% of the command had to take some time away for RL issues, myself included, and most of the rest of the guild lost interest.)

I dont even ask for age. Instead I use a system where new recruits come in as a Neophyte (Initiate, what have you, pick your moniker) and have a set amount of time to prove their maturity. If they act mature, they become an official member, if not, they get kicked out. One of my best guys is only 13.

Is it unfair for a guild to have an age limit? I don't think so. Is it necessarily wise? Again, I don't think so.

If it's a maturity issue, there are other ways of assessing the issues. If it is an issue of obligations (causing AFKs) then you might as well ban single parents and/or parents with extremely young children, because they have just as many reasons to go AFK, even moreso than a Mature Youngster, who would be responsible enough to get their chores done before they even get on.

Enter to win a $5k Dell WoW Edition notebook {WoW}

Dec 19th 2007 5:21PM Alliance Please!

Forum Post of the Day: A casual's guide to winning BGs {WoW}

Dec 6th 2007 2:29PM @4 That is one of my frustrations with Alliance, at least in whatever battleground Thorium Brotherhood is in, nine times out of ten, the entire group scatters into the four winds, going in groups of three or four to try to capture all the points at once. Now, I don't try to be the commander of this rabble, but I ensure to point out that in my experience, 100% of the time, the team that takes and holds the blacksmith wins.

Blood Sport: How to beat a Warlock {WoW}

Dec 6th 2007 12:21PM @12

/e lets a tear roll down his face.

That is an awesome poem, if you wrote it yourself, keep it up. I especially liked the comment about being shackled to a priest.

Separating the players from their classes {WoW}

Dec 6th 2007 11:02AM My main is a 68 Ret pally. Yeah, there is alot of Ret Hate out there. Most of it seems to stem from a generally poor understanding of how to play with them leading to a good number of poor Ret pallies, and ultimately negative forum posts about them. Most that I have seen are in regard to people hating them because they dont heal as well as if they were Holy or tank as well as if they Prot... which is pretty much tantamount to hating a rogue for being a bad main healer.

Please.. for everyone reading this...
Don't tell a pally they should main heal if they're not Holy.
Don't tell a pally they should main tank if they're not Prot.

Im expecting some responses from pallies about how they can full a role outside of their spec with no problems. It's true, until you get around 40-50 (or 60+ if they're well geared for the role they're not specced for). At which point the pallies mindset should really be on their spec. A Ret pally who expects to Heal or Tank in the higher end instances is going to have to have alot more skill than someone specced for it who can just sit back and go on autopilot, and if they are brought up as a Healer or Tank, that's one more crappy Ret Paladin to hate on.

Although my bottom line is aside from the aforementioned, overall, I think there is too much of looking at classes as Tank, Heal, DPS, CC. There is a lot more to it than that. If you are subject to said mindset, do yourself a favor and break it.

WoW Moviewatch: HMS Theramore {WoW}

Dec 6th 2007 9:47AM @5 For the most part, what you are saying is true. But as with most rules, there lies an exception. That being the people who donated money to help them get the next film out. Alot of them donated with the expectation of being able to see the next one at some point before age steals their sight, making it too late. As soon as money becomes involved and you are essentailly being 'paid' (even in the case of donations), that's when obligation begins to come in. Although for most of us who didn't donate, myself included, they don't owe us jack.

Although I respect everyone's right to like it, I never much enjoyed Illegal Danish. I think the writing is more important than the quality in most cases. While both are essential to a machinima film being dubbed 'great', I gotta say writing comes first. That's why for me, new Baron Soosdon films don't really flare up on my radar. I give a solid 5 stars for his visuals, but beyond that, his films just seem empty to me. I think he should get in touch with someone else to write for him, or at least co-write. I did enjoy the 300 spoof in the beginning of Cure for a Hangover though.

My personal favorites? The Grind, Brothers Tauren, Snacky's Journal, and alas Dude Where's My Mount. Granted I dont get to watch as much as I would like and on occasion I come across something I really enjoy. Limited time to sneak in a movie or two at work and would rather be actually playing at home.

Later.

Retribution Paladins in patch 2.3: buffed or betrayed? {WoW}

Nov 13th 2007 2:31PM I see alot of argument about whether us Rets should be using Blessing of Salvation. I use it every time so I dont pull off the tank, I dont complain. The underlying issue is when Im still pulling aggro off a decent 70 tank while I am still at 65 and dont really have the most fantastic gear. Not only am I using Salvation instead of Might, I am also limiting myself in other ways, as in not always using my Judgment after Crusader is on the mob and Im wearing Command. The bottom line is that us Rets cause ALOT of threat, and the threat mitigation we are getting is heartily welcomed.

A new class, why not a new race? {WoW}

Nov 13th 2007 2:07PM While many of the Heroes in WC3 already have some sort of incarnation sans the title in WoW, there are a few other classes which may be viable for future hero classes. The Spell Breaker is a good example, while certain classes are arguable pretty good against casters, a specifically anti-magic class doesnt really exist. Something else I see alot is people drawing only from existing lore, treating WoW as though it was based off the Warcraft universe instead of being the latest chapter. Much of the existing lore has been covered in one way or another, a few more expansions may see a resolution to all the past lore. WC3 brought alot of added richness to the universe, and I have no doubt, WoW could do the same should more lore be written.