Nov 3rd 2011 1:31PM I loved the game and my guildies and was so addicted to raiding in BC and WotLK. One day I looked up and raiding had become so taxing and stressful and it was simply no longer fun. You weren't just on for raids but you needed to be on 3+ evenings to be *able* to raid. (repairs, pots, foods, etc.) Also Cataclysm had a lot of changes I wasn't happy with and the overall feeling of the game had changed so much since I had fallen in love. I decided it was time to quit and did so. It was a hard change and my guildies weren't happy but I made myself stick to it. I still keep my subscription though and log in from time to time on another server to pvp or just farm herbs or watch trade go by. (Trade: I hated it before now it's a comforting warm cookie when I'm missing home lol) It feels so different to be able to just log in whenever I feel like it, do whatever I want and stay for as long as I want. It was a nice change in most ways. Sure, It's hard not being a part of the 'in' crowd with all the best gear and running the top instances but I have come to prefer this way of wow much more. It's supposed to be a fun relaxing game, not a job. Casual is now my middle name and I'm not ashamed of it!
Apr 11th 2008 11:58AM Wonnder if he knows that most of the people who play are not teenagers? Most of the people it seems are in their late 20' and 30's and I know several in their 40's and 50's. They tend to be the most knowledgeable and reliable people. They know their classes well, are good players and have no problem affording the monthly fees. We have plenty of people around that can jump on top of mailboxes and make murloc jokes, thanks.
Jan 29th 2008 1:22PM I like the roll method. No method is perfect and there will always be some time in which you're going to want to smack yourself but it goes with the territory. The biggest issue is consistency imo. I have see tier pieces go to the one and only pug member on a guild run. Wasn't happy about it but they put in there part to get the boss down so what can ya do? Once in my guild two piece I needed dropped from Prince. Everyone was asked to choose only one to roll on as there were many casters. I chose and lost the roll and so lost both pieces. Not a huge deal, I regularly give up rolls to people who need the gear better than I do. But it was frustrating to see one bragging in guild chat two days later about replacing it already with a badge piece and also the next two times at Prince the same thing happened and the leadership didn't implement the one roll thing and so one person ended up with both pieces. I love my guild and for the most part everything runs as smoothly as possible. I'm not going to get my ass chapped over an occassional if-y situation. But plz, just be consistent is all I ask.
Jan 29th 2008 12:39PM Who cares who it is 'designed' for or who you think should use it or if you think it is an upgrade or not? Most people upgrade a little at a time however they choose. Maybe he doesn't want to pvp, maybe he's working on it now, maybe he is using his points for something else. Most of us don't step out of the box in uber gear, we earn it a little at a time. If he wanted it and could use it and if it was an upgrade for him he should have gotten it. Total asinine attitude of the lock. Something tells me if this happened to him 6 months ago when he had substandard gear he would have had a fit. People only think of themselves. It may be a game but it is a rl cross section of society imo.
Jan 25th 2008 11:13AM What I would like to see at the very least is to be able to mail soulbound items to your alts. Even if you can't use them if you could just get them out of your main bank it would helpful. I have pvp marks, hala tokens, other various rep items, old gear I can't bear to part with, etc. No way I'm going to ditch my current current gear I've worked so hard for and have been wearing for so long and I already don't have enough bank space. Larger bags even by just a couple of slots would be nice too. A third profession would be awesome especially if they continue to force us to take one in particular for good gear, ie Frozen Shadoweave Set.
Jan 22nd 2008 1:49PM The kid thing is not for no reason. We've all had people in the guild who spam 'Can some1 plz run me through VC? PLEASE!!!' or who incessantly calls everyone noob or wants everyone to haul ass to Darkshore because it's being attacked. These are the kiddies. It's obvious and they are an annoyance to everyone. We tolerate them to a point as long as they aren't too problematic which they usually aren't, like I said just a slight annoyance. I tend to think these are kid kids, like 10-14 ish. I really don't prefer babysitting myself but it's a part of the game you have to deal with just like Pugs and evades, lol. We do have a few of our raiding members in high school. Occassionally there is the 'Sorry guys, my dad is pissed. I gotta log.' But for the most part we do our part to weed out problems. We usually make it known that we expect you to be able to stay a certain length of time and if you cannot, let us know beforehand. Talk to your dad before the raid and find out if it's ok first type of thing. Some of our best players are college kids. It's all relative. Some older people act like asses but the kids, the kid kids, are unmistakable 90% of the time. It's not sterotyping it's a fact.
On the subject of helping guild members I am in the middle. If they've been in the guild for awhile and we are 'friends' then I would do what I can to help them out. Especially if they came to an officer on a personal level or seemed to genuinely want help. If they are not friends, or are acting out unreasonably and causing problems for others, then they have to go. Everyone is on the game for enjoyment and pays to do so. If I don't get rid of them, I will lose 5 other members from their antics. I would give them a warning first for sure. And if it in fact was a friend I might delve into the situation a little more in conversation. Feel them out for what's going on, see if they want to talk about it, etc. I am not a professional pshrink and I don't want to be, but if a friend needs an ear I'm all there, but I won't destroy the guild for their sake. We can be friends with them not in the guild.
Jan 15th 2008 3:43PM The idea is great but I have had a helluva time getting it to work correctly. The avatar and color settings do not hold for long. After multiple tries I finally got it to work then only to post something on the guild website the next day and the signature had reverted back to the given picture and colors, etc. Won't be using it until I get my setting to hold. The only thing worse than no signature is a junky, cheap looking one.
Nov 14th 2007 2:04PM I'm a shadowpriest and an Alchemist. I always bring minimum:
-at least 15 charges of both Sup. Wizard & Mana Oils
-a full stack of each Nightfin Soup, Blackened Sporefish & Blackened Basilisk (+Spell Dam & mp5 foods)
-a full stack of bandages
-20 of each of Healing/Mana Pots
-60 Sacred candles for buffing Fort
-1 Flask of Pure Death
-a full Stack of Major Defense Elixir
-as many Scrolls of Protection V as I can get my hands on, ideally 20 as during bosses I buff tanks/healers with it too
-100 Water just in case we have no mage
I also bring several Flask of Relentless Assault for the others as well as Elixir of Major Healing Power & Mageblood. Keeping them covered keeps my repair bill down and helps me get my loot and have a good night too. I would never use that many heal/mana pots (seldom have to use more than a couple) but there is always someone to share with and if I don't use them, they just go back in bank for next time. I keep a rolling stock in the bank of these items and don't wait until the 'day of' to go looking for them. For instance sometimes I haven't had time to fish or there aren't many scrolls on AH so I look everday and store excess on my alts. Fel Blossoms never hurt my feelings either, hehe. When the tank loses aggro and one bubble just isn't enough. Small, but has saved my bacon before because a second or two can make all the difference in the world.