Apr 4th 2012 4:57PM I am really starting to feel the glut of new power sets and options as well... Options are a good thing, to be sure. But spacing them out better is a good thing as well. My problem is that I do like a lot of these sets and costumes coming out, but I just don't have the time to be levelling up these characters before a new shiny comes out...
I've already started slipping behind, not picking up Titan Weapons and Beast Mastery because I just don't have time... I'm still working with Beam Weapons and Twilight Mastery... My street justice testing character is languishing at level 5 because I just don't have to time
Before the free to play conversion when we had months between new power sets or combinations you could take time... I got my dual blades character to the 30s before the new shiny distracted me.. Same with a lot of other things. All these new sets barely get played compared to the older content...
Apr 3rd 2012 2:05PM @Utakata Actually I don't think this would bother your average transsexual person that much. I mean, I'm male to female, my facebook profile and all of that is female... so that part doesn't bother me. Now someone who doesn't fit into that gender binary is left out in the cold... as usual. Male or Female, pick one only.. bleh.
I agree that I don't see the point of giving bonuses if your characters match your gender... Sure I do most of the time, but sometimes I play male characters. I like Ezreal in LoL, and Twisted Fate.
Mostly it's the inherent implied sexism in all of this that bothers me... Trying to get girls to play, then making sure everyone knows it's really a girl playing... No thank you. My gender has absolutely no bearing on my gaming abilities.
Mar 25th 2012 12:56PM I really don't see what the big deal is. Yes, it would require a little bit of work for the art department, but they already have the models to work from. Yes it would require some work for the coding and Q&A departments, but no more than any of the other minor changes, and less than a lot. There is no worry about balance or that, since it is just recoloring of the existing spells. So why dangle a line like 'we hope to do this'. No, you don't need to hope. Just do it, or don't do it and don't tease us with the chance. Of course they've been teasing us with this for several expansions now.
Really, this should have come out when Glyphs where introduced. Minor cosmetic glyphs are popular and really help add individuality to characters. So you can have your red or your green flames, or even change it as you like.
I'm not sure about making it a quest. I don't see it as a horrible thing, per se... Though you likely wouldn't be able to change back and forth the way you could with a glyph. But if you are going to do it.. make it a bloody early quest. Level 10 at the latest. I'm just imagining they are going to say "here's your green fire warlocks. Oh by the way, you have to get to level 90 before you can pick up the quest, LOL"
Jan 7th 2012 12:33PM Well, I am a female who given the choice plays female characters 99% of the time. Every time I try to play a male character it just feels wrong to me and I wind up deleting them quickly. Of all the games I play where you make up your own character, I have one male character... And he is a cross dressing gay man. So 75% of the time he looks like a woman anyway.
I have a lot of female friends who play, and a good number of them play male characters, some of them exclusively play males. Most of the other women I know largely play female characters, with maybe one or two male alts.
For the guys I know, it is much the same. There are some who only play guys, some who only play girls and some who play a mixture. I really don't see it as any comment on their gender or sexuality, unless they make it so (I only make girls because I don't want to stare at a guy's butt, etc...) After all we're making someone who (usually) is not like us. If you're already playing an orc shaman, why such a big deal what their gender is.. Mostly it seems to be a matter of aesthetics.
Nov 19th 2011 11:39AM I had a wonderful moment recently.. On the way up to High Hrothgar the first time I ran into this ice troll. He mauled me a few times, despite trying to use fire to beat him... I just couldn't seem to any damage that would stick more than half a second. Eventually I just gave up, used my Battle Cry (Go Nords!) and sprinted by him. Though for a fun moment... we were both running neck and neck, each of us running in fear to get away from the other... but going the same direction.
After learning DAH from Unrelenting Power, I came down the mountain to visit my friend Mister Troll again... This time shouting him right off the side of the tallest mountain in Skyrim. It was a happy making time. I just wish I knew where he landed so I could go do rude things to his body...
Oct 21st 2011 5:26PM Man... April first came awfully late this year. Or maybe really early for next year?
I can't see this making it into the game... I'd love it if it did, but I don't see it happening.
Oct 12th 2011 11:17AM Well, given that it is a setting of high magic, the excuse of "A wizard did it" is perfectly valid. Or a priest, witch doctor shaman or what have you. When it comes to death in game...it largely depends on my character and the setting. My shaman can return from death on her own by an in game ability. Sometimes not instantly, but getting the spirits/loa to bargain with you isn't always a quick process. My death knight literally cannot die. She thinks as long as a Lich King exists, her spirit is bound to him and any death is meaningless because his power will just draw her back, no matter how many times she tries to die.
With others, it can be dependent on the situation. Assaulting Icecrown? You have all those Argent Crusaders hanging in the background, some of them can raise the dead. They may not participate in the fights, but they can restore you to life should you die. If nothing else you can fall back on the mysterious spirit healers telling you it isn't your time. Perhaps some ancient mechanism of the Titans to keep important people from dying before their time.
When it comes to random dungeon groups, guild chat and things like that I rarely see or treat them as in character, other than in vague ways.
Oct 1st 2011 8:59AM Normally it isn't an issue with raids. We do a short 2 hour farming raid once a week which is no big deal. I mean, that's the length of a movie really... Our longer raid nights we do take mid-breaks so people can get up and take care of whatever business they have. And I know at least to go before we start.
I have more problems in pick up raid groups... sometimes you are just in queue for so long that you get halfway through and have to go NOW. Depending on how close we are to the end, I'll either just cross my legs and think of dry things, or beg off for a minute to dash to the bathroom.
Sep 26th 2011 10:34AM Well, my only in game character death so far has been my Forsaken priestess. She and her adventuring partner/boyfriend the warrior settled town in a small farm in Silverpine during the Burning Crusade, but stepped up against Arthas one last time. They died as they lived... Side by side, protecting their friends. (my friend permanently left WoW and retired his warrior, so I retired my priestess until such time as race changes became available.)
My death knight wanted to go out with her sword in Arthas' gut... watching the light fade from his eyes as her cursed unlife finally left her... Unfortunately she wasn't involved in the killing of Arthas, and now that he has died, she finds she _still_ can't stay dead for long. Something that frustrates her greatly.
When and if I finally decide that I have had enough of WoW for good, I will probably take my troll shaman, who has been my main though most of the expansions and take her on a tour of all the places I've been over the years. Then probably return her to the Echo Islands, find a nice hut looking over the water and sit down before logging off, letting her finally rest.
Sep 24th 2011 9:08AM Ah.. fond memories. My first raid was when my priest got pulled into an old level 60 40 man Molten Core raid. The group had wiped on Majordomo and some people had to leave, so people were yanking in friends and people they knew, and I got tapped. One warlock summons later, I'm staring the giant snake guy and his dance party in the face. Seeing some people still dead, I went about my priestly duty of rezzing them.... and promptly face pulled Majordomo, about 2 minutes into my first raid. :)
Thankfully they had a sense of humor about it. After a couple of attempts, we beat him down and they even gave me the Eye of Divinity from his chest...