Aug 22nd 2009 7:51AM That was sort of the point.
-Titles- that include leaks and spoilers. Half the time I didn't need to go passed the jump to understand the content.
But! No use crying over spilled milk.
Or, in this case, lava.
Aug 22nd 2009 7:22AM Why are all the forums and news sites so quick to demand apologies for nay-saying skepticism?
Perhaps readers and forum-goers wanted the anticipation of the news as direct from Blizzcon, and not an insider with a big mouth. If anything, he should be apologizing to Blizzard, and you should be apologizing to us for disseminating information which you credulously and halfheartedly attempted to cover as way to evade spoilers.
Jun 8th 2008 8:36AM Quite honestly, I never have.
I've found that I've developed better friendships with people both in and out of the game than I would have if I had tried to keep my playtime "under wraps." I have friends who both love and loathe the game, but they all understand that WoW is my hobby.
For the year that I was a closet recluse who dined on only Ramen and Cheez-Its, because I "didn't have the time to make dinner," I was very ashamed of the lack of self-control I was exhibiting by not cutting myself off. But, rearing in the tendencies to want to keep playing and focusing my energies back into real life was an easy transition for me. I've now found the perfect balance between work, WoW and friends. Furthermore, I truly believe that 20 or 30 years down the line, once I'm 52 and accosting children from my porch, WoW memories and WoW friends will be one of my favorite subjects to reminisce about. WoW is a ubiquitous entity, a small but encompassing club of people, who, irregardless of the fact they've never played together, can talk about the same raid, the same class or their most hated combat mechanic.
Let's be grateful the Great Nerds of the world never stopped pursuing their favorite hobbies because it wasn't "cool at the time." Without their devotion to what they loved the most, we'd never see PCs, D&D, Vnc's, etc.
If your friends make you feel ashamed for any of your hobbies, then maybe you should get better friends, rather than seemingly more conventional habits :D
May 21st 2008 9:53AM This may just be my undying hatred for Warlocks, but one thing I had a major qualm with was the new Warlock spell which promises to transform said Warlock into a demon and increase their armor up to 360%.
If you consider a Rogue to be the Warlock anti-class, then you have now eradicated all classes from being competitive against the Warlock.
By the time I hit the Wiki, the talent tree links were broken, so half of what you're discussing makes no sense to me, but I walked away from this wiki with the knowledge that I must do one of four things:
-Level a druid to 70
-Level a warlock to 70
-Learn to Death Knight
From what I've read, these hinted at spells and talents offer more of the same humdrum mechanics and weakened DPS that I could very easily surpass if I left my mage for greener pastures.
And, that honestly makes me sad to admit.
I have stuck by my mage through thick and thin and defended their viability and assets in all regions of the game, but denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
I'll keep searching for the talent trees in hope that it will lighten my mood.
Apr 17th 2008 12:27AM I wouldn't be surprised. I've been having many graphical errors since 2.4, including missing floors upon zoning into Shattrath.
Feb 4th 2008 2:45AM Elizabeth,
This is just the sort of thing brand new players need; very cute :D
I'd just like to mention that the Greater Magic Wand is available at level 13 and one of the best wands available for many, many levels. It's craftable by Enchanters at a low Prof skill and with easy mats. I'd highly recommend it.
Feb 2nd 2008 8:53AM Honestly!
People act like Mags is intensely difficult when it's more about communicating throughout the entire encounter and having people ready at a station.
Jan 28th 2008 2:37AM I have the Merc Zboard:
I highly recommend it for those that keybind; it's extremely helpful and cuts down on wrist pains.