Apr 16th 2008 12:33PM OK, let's cut the crap. What percentage of players would roll a fat, ugly toon that you had to play to lvl 70+? (Role players do not count.)
Blizzard isn't going to spend time creating character models that 1% of their player base wants to see and the rest don't care about. If you have a problem with prom girl body types, roll a gnome, dwarf, orc or tauren female. They are available. If you want a hot toon, roll one of the overendowed ones.
By the way, this is the way all areas of life work. On TV the HOT people get the most airtime. Same in magazines and other forms of media. Fantasy has been that way forever. You know why? Becuase it's fantasy.
Quit the emo bitching and get comfortable with your body. Or stop playing WoW and go work out.
Feb 25th 2008 9:43AM Wow. As someone who just got to 70, I must say some of you PvE-only guys come across as real dicks with your anti-PVP elitist attitudes. Way to keep driving new players away from your content and into the BGs and arenas... that will further your goals.
Feb 7th 2008 10:29AM Mike's right, you should stay out of the battlegrounds if you are low level. You may pay your $15 to play, but WoW is a community based game and by entering into a BG at a low level you are making it harder for your team/community to win, which can be frustrating for people who are trying to get honor. Make any excuse you like about how you have a valid right to be there, but you are hurting your team because you are selfishly putting your interests ahead of the group interest. You bring less heals, less damage and less spell penetration.
That said, as a lvl 69 ENH shammy in crap leather questing gear, I enjoyed killing lvl 63-67 allis 3 at time last night in AB.
Jan 17th 2008 11:49AM I had a radically different experience in AV than the author did. I recently played AV almost continuously for my PVP mount in the 51-60 bracket as horde. I lost the first 28 games, won the next 2, lost the next 10... and then stopped counting. I found that in my battlegroup, horde would usually win in the late afternoon and allis would dominate as it got later.
I disagree with your opinion that the alliance is screwed however. Most games I lost, allis go SF GY while the horde goes SH GY. SF is out of the way and not really defended, while all allis are walking right by SH. Thus, most of the time allis end up with SF way before horde gets SH. The allis then do a massive push to take IB GY and the game sucks for the horde after that. If allis can't take IB, then they wait for the horde to cap SH GY and then take IB GY. Once they have IB GY, they can burn down Galv, IB tower, and tower point very quickly. FW GY can be hard if there is a lot of D, or it can be quick if all the horde is on offense. Meanwhile, the horde is usually stuck between the choke point at IW tower and SP GY forever. It is also a lot quicker for allis to take the horde relief hut than it is for the horde to cross the bridge, kill the 10000 alli NPCs and take the aid station. The frostwolf towers are also right next to each other and the alliance can control entry into both of them very easily.
And let's not even get into how easy it is to ninja the horde towers, compared to the nightmare of soloing the alliance towers. Archers everywhere! Arrrgh.
Jan 15th 2008 2:30PM Man, what a crock of crap. She is doing a major disservice to her children by preventing social interaction at school, preventing them from keeping up with their peers and not limiting their playtime. Sure, school is rough but guess what... so is adult life without mommy paying for your WoW subscription. There's definitely time for video games in life, you but also need to learn a series of academic and life skills and that is hard to do without going to school.
I think that successful homeschooling is possible with a well-educated and committed parent, but I'm not sure that is the case here. I just hope her children are keeping up with their school-educated peers on the standardized tests. If they aren't, maybe it's time to get them back in class before they are totally screwed.
Jan 9th 2008 2:33PM The moral logic seems flawed. Healing toons in battlegrounds who are participating in combat so they can go out and kill more toons doesn't really seem like a solid moral ground for a pacifist. You may not be doing the actual killing, but you are definitely enabling it. The same goes for dropping bombs to stun and kill toons.
Maybe an interesting quirk on an RP server, but you'd drive me nuts on a PVP server.
Unless your toons are also vegetarians, I'd suggest modifying their moral principles so that they can kill non-humanoid creatures. Or maybe focus on attacking undead since it's not really possible to kill them twice.
Jan 2nd 2008 11:41AM I am so sick of getting hung up in a PUG instance for some kid who had to "Take out the trash" or had to log off because his mom started yelling at him. I wish that Blizzard would either make it possible to see someone's age range (e.g. above or below 21, 30, 40, etc), institute a rating system for toons, or make realms for adults-only.
I play WoW to relax after work, not to babysit your child.