Jun 28th 2008 6:54AM Agreed, in case Blizzard is listening. That's a brilliant idea; I might not get one simply because I'm not afraid of losing my account, but if I had one, I _would_ use one. And hey, if the price of Wrath is different, who would know? Ignorance is bliss. ;D
Apr 20th 2008 5:17PM I think these articles could've been better if they were co-written with another author who disagreed with your opinion.
In fact, I'm going to suggest that as a column - I think I'd enjoy seeing these sort of "debate" topics as long as both sides are argued. If you had, say, the author of the "Art of War(craft)" column (I forget his name, my apologies) argue the other side of the coin subsequent to the first article.. it would've been much better accepted.
Apr 20th 2008 5:00PM "Seriously, I get paid to play a computer game. This is a dream job for me, so I try to take advantage of it as much as I can. If I'm not playing, I'm either writing, working on my course work, or hanging out with the girlfriend and my cat."
Previously published material seems to suggest otherwise, Mr. Holisky, sir.
Apr 20th 2008 4:56PM I have to agree with Sherp. The last article showed no indication that this article was coming - this article seems to be just a quick band-aid to try and fix an already bad idea. Saying "I wrote this one before, I swear" doesn't have any merit when we, your readership, had no former knowledge.
Sherp is also completely correct, at least in my humble opinion, about the tone of these two articles. To me, as I said in my comment to the last article, these articles seem like little more than "professional" trolling - and if the comments section to the last article is any sort of a guage, it was an incredibly successful trolling attempt.
The only thing trolling tries to do is stir up the readers by posting something controversial and stubborn. "PvE is the only real game!" and "But don't worry, I still like PvP!" are both completely opinion-based biased topics, no matter what sort of reasoning you put behind them. In addition, they are CERTAINLY insulting to some readers. It's like saying "That's not a real shirt" to someone in a clothing store.
Again, excuse me for not enjoying having my playstyle be criticized by the "professional" writers whose work I usually enjoy reading. To me, this kind of personal-opinion work is more suited for a suitably personal blog, and not something conglomerate like WoWInsider. Personally speaking, I may become a less loyal reader if this is the kind of content WoWInsider begins to post.
Apr 19th 2008 9:51PM From someone who's read WoWInsider since he found out about it, oh, a year and a half, maybe two years ago now, this is a disappointment.
Editors, this piece represents the worst in attention-grabbing opinions WoWInsider has yet to post. Holisky, in general, seems to be a fairly unorthodox and, at least in THIS reader's opinion, a writer whose quality is not quite comparable to that of the other staple bloggers you've kept over the last long while.
To me, all this article does is scream "Comment! Please comment!" There might be more writing in it, but it doesn't do much more than the average troll or spammer you guys get in your comments section. Please, when you evaluate or grade your authors, remember this post and the negative comments it is receiving.
And if you're considering the traffic this post may receive an aspect of its success.. well, consider at least my small part of the readership a little less loyal.
Excuse me for not enjoying having my styles of play criticized by the "professional" writers whose works I usually enjoy reading.
Apr 3rd 2008 8:36PM Oh my GODS. If I had this little baby on my iTouch (my actual little baby) I would not be complainin'.
Hold-click for your character to walk in a direction, tap-click to attack/heal, three classes - tank (tap swings a weapon), ranged (tap shoots a shot at the location you tapped) and heals (tap sends a healing-bolt at the location you tapped.) Add in online or network-type play and friendly-fire for the heals/attacks and damn.
I'd buy it.
Nov 24th 2007 9:49PM Newclear.. you're a douche. Where's Canada and Mexico again? Check a map not made in the U.S. of A. and it might be correct - North America. Except for the legality of it (which I'm absolutely sure Blizzard can fight/fix if they wanted to) there's no reason for these sweepstakes not be released all over North America.
In other words, you make absolutely no sense and should try to understand the topic before you act like you know what you're talking about. ;D
Nov 24th 2007 9:23AM Aaand you need to be in the States.
Again/as per usual. I can't see why Blizzard of all companies can't get past that hurdle.
Nov 21st 2007 10:55AM "Hopefully no players were harmed in the making of today's Around Azeroth!"?!
I'm calling PETA.
Nov 8th 2007 8:08PM I've tried to do this, but I find I forget to add things to the lists or to even check the lists at all times.
It's hard to do things at maximum efficiency. Real hard. D;