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The Queue: That one drop {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 4:44PM Looks like i hit a nerve. Let me clarify a bit. I too do not want all my gear to drop on the first kill or the second or even the third. But I do want the gear to drop in a reasonable time frame. In general, the system works fairly well. But for those of us on the wrong side of the bell curve, the frustration is way beyond what a "fun" game should cause. For example, I killed Omnitron in BWD 20 times. My shoulders NEVER dropped. In 20 kills!! That's 5 months! Unacceptable if you ask me. It took 24 mechanar runs to get my leather boots back in BC. Ridiculous. Tier 6 legs took 13 kills.
My suggestion. Since Valor Points will be taken away, why not have Dungeon Points. You get 1 point per boss kill. Use those points for enchants, gear, gems etc. Make it expensive but at least it's an option.
If I want RNG, I'll go to Vegas.
(and yes, Vegas is fun, but you expect to lose there)

The Queue: That one drop {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 12:10PM "I love how the game plays with your mind like that."

Really? I know you are probably being sarcastic but I'm sure nobody loves the craptastic RNG loot system that we must currently endure.
This is an example of an absolutely terrible game design in an otherwise great game.
When is Blizzard going to get it??
RNG = NO FUN.
Death wing dropped 3 axes last night...... (true story)

Adam, please don't encourage this in any way. What you should do is write a story about how frustrating this is for players. Offer suggestions on how to change it. The new LFR loot system is a start, but it does not apply to normal/heroic dungeons :(

Take the "vegas" out of wow.

Totem Talk: Choosing to play an elemental shaman {WoW}

Sep 24th 2011 10:26PM I stopped playing my elemental shaman awhile ago. I just could never get my dps high enough for my satisfaction. It is also rare (at least in my experience) to see elemental shamans top the dps charts.
Maybe I'm missing something, but i tried everything I could to increase dps. Has anything changed recently regarding damage increases to the class?
Any tips would be appreciated.

GuildOx finds the world's most experienced raid boss killer {WoW}

Sep 11th 2011 2:01AM How exactly do you find this info. I was just on Guildox and could not find total boss kills for my toon

Tuesday Morning Post: One week more {WoW}

Jun 21st 2011 12:13PM bravo sir!

Les Mis rocks

Shifting Perspectives: Building a better balance druid rotation -- gaming Eclipse {WoW}

Jun 10th 2011 5:10PM lmao, you've got to be kidding.

Thanks very much for the article, I was wondering why my balance dps was so low. After reading this, I've decided to respec my secondary to feral. The balance rotation is ridiculously complicated.
I swear, blizzard has lost it. Who would want to, or have time to figure this out?
I play to have fun, not beat my head against the wall.

Officers' Quarters: Firelands will not save your guild {WoW}

May 23rd 2011 6:44PM I've been playing for 6 years. What has really bugged me all these years is the lazy RNG loot system. Now, after switching to a 10 man raid in Cata, I am having real trouble getting any drops. For example. I have killed Omnitron 15 times and have yet to see the shoulders drop. 15 TIMES!!!
I have not raided since.
If Firelands is "more of the same" my wow days will be over.

Breakfast Topic: Dealing with unpleasant players {WoW}

Jun 8th 2010 1:27PM I have not seen this mentioned yet, but I always jump on to the wow realm forum of the offending player/players to let the community know to watch out for the aholes in question.
If enough people do this it can have serious consequences for the offenders.

Recruit-a-Friend Rocket Mount delayed {WoW}

Apr 9th 2010 11:26AM My friend let his wow account lapse for about a year. If I get him to start playing again, will that count towards the recruit a friend?