Feb 25th 2011 11:16AM @jaybe
"If it's not their role than whose is it? Obviously the child's parents isn't going to catch wind of this."
It is the parents' role. When the janitor in your building doesn't do HIS job, do you start sweeping the floors and taking out the trash? I don't think so. If you can't raise your children (and they aren't capable of learning for themselves) then they SHOULD end up as heroin addicts on the corner of 5th and Main. Or, at best, the janitor in your building!
Society is made of all types. If your parents can't raise you properly, then you're one less person that I have to worry about competing against MY children for the upper-echelon of society.
"We all have a morale obligation to point out wrongs like this, especially with children. Letting it go isn't going to teach the kid anything."
You can point it out without moralizing on it if you really have to. You know how to correct improper behavior? Punish it! Report the scam to Blizzard and let them deal with it. Do you run over to every crack-addict you see and tell him WHY "Crack is Whack!" Do you pull over the 16 year-old driver in front of you who cut you off and explain to him why that's improper etiquette? Yeah, I thought not.
Jan 14th 2011 7:45AM I think that the author (and most of the crowd judging from the comments) seems to have completely missed the point. The reason you're not allowed to queue for the BRC and ToT as a level-capped player is NOT an issue with the loot that the bosses drop. The issue is that Blizzard wants the content (even on Normal) to be somewhat challenging to appropriately-leveled characters.
If they let level-capped players into these dungeons that were CLEARLY not designed for them, it would take away all of that "OMG, we might die!" feeling for the lower-level players because the higher-level characters had the abilities to make up for any mistakes made on the part of the lower-level characters.
The reason that higher-level characters are still queued up for 83-85 dungeons, despite the loot not helping them towards qualifying for heroics, is because it offers variety (as the author pointed out) AND those characters don't overgear the content to such an extent as to completely nullify the mistakes made by other members of the group.
As many have already pointed out, running a "random" dungeon is purely your choice. You can queue up in the LFD tool for SPECIFIC dungeons. You just miss out on 70 JP (if it's your first random) or about 30g for each run beyond that.
So, if you're wanting gear, pass on the 30g you'd have earned and go for the loot pinata dungeons. If you're just running for the experience of running the dungeon before you hit heroics, or want to maximize your gold income, or, of course, if you're not level-capped choose random.
Dec 8th 2010 6:09AM Mmmmm. Another chance at graphicy goodness!
Dec 7th 2010 4:14PM I'm shiverin' me timber off in the snow! Give me some swag to cover me booty!
Dec 7th 2010 4:13PM /me has none of the novels... but would love to get them! :)
Dec 7th 2010 4:12PM I'd really like the 580 better... but this would still be sweet!
Dec 7th 2010 4:11PM This is the one I REALLY want! :)
Sep 1st 2010 8:14AM It was kind of hard NOT to be exposed as a nerd when I was 9 I was placed into a "challenge" program. When you're taken out one day of every week and taught at the high school, the secret's out!
Of course, our county was so backwater they didn't realize they were just creating a loathing for HS in me because the program only lasted until 7th grade. So, a couple of years later when I was actually in HS, guess who was bored again? lol