Aug 4th 2009 5:18PM No more twinks in BG's is fantastic!
Seriously, those twinks that actually play for the challenge will love it. Those ITG's who just want to one shot the ungeared... well... they'll actually have to learn to play for real.
I love this! This is why i've been following the patches. I'm restarting my account and giving Bliz a month to see if the new bg's actually work now in the lower levels.
May 22nd 2009 5:27PM No can do. How many pug or guild runs care if you do or do not die? How many care what you DPS output is?
Especially spec'ed Enh, popping off a heal A) takes way too long and that is time that is NOT producing damage. B) Is completely mana inefficient. C) Return on mana investment is minimal at best. And most of all D) Means you're not doing any damage and therefore will be chastised about overall output when they run the stupid Recount.
Apr 21st 2009 1:59PM Not first...
I'll never understand why they don't over estimate maintenance and then SURPRISE us by being done early. Seems like a better business model.
Apr 16th 2009 6:42PM Twink post comments are fantastic.
A) Twink whiners who claim twinks can't play 80 bg's
B) Twinks who respond by waggling the wow-pen15 around spouting out they have X number of Y level toons
C) 1 in 20 interesting posts about twinking
I wish the BG's had been set up in a way to let twinks play twinks... should have been that way. It's not... get used to it.
Personally, i'm happy for a variety of reasons that my account ends in May. I've got X number of level 80's that have all the nifty toys... i don't want to twink... so they game becomes less of a game and more of a... hmm... time suckage.
For the record.. there's no way 90% of twinks don't know how to play or BG... it's just not possible to get that kind of gear and setup knowledge without knowing the game. Are they irritating for normal players if they go into BG... no. Unless they're the type of twink that get's mad that normal players show up.
I would twink now... but that sounds like "work" and not fun. I am finding it amazingly fun to go to Alliance lowbie land and kill all the NPC's. Keeps them from leveling and keeps me entertained.
Mar 25th 2009 2:47PM While I appreciate the info... Arena still is an evil bastard child invention of Bliz.
Mar 11th 2009 2:05PM True Hobbes... but it takes almost no time at all to get into a BG... especially if you're not picky about the BG.
Mar 11th 2009 1:11PM Arena gear needs to be Arena-Only.
PvP gear should be for battlegrounds, Arena, and PvE.
PvE gear should be for anything.
It's annoying that Bliz says "It's just a game" and then forces it to become work by requiring Arena points. Arena points require playing 10 times in areana and that requires finding someone to do arena with and that requires a heavy commitment from all involved to be available at certain times for a set time... that last part sounds like work... not a game.
Feb 10th 2009 7:52PM Tigris i don't think you read the article correctly (perhaps you were crying big DK tears).
The writer was explaining various types of healing DK's can spec for... not that a DK can spec out ALL those types of healing.
Let's switch spec for a minute. As a priest, i heal the tank for say 7500hp and utilizing my (ficticious) "FDK" spell it hits the nearest enemy DK for 5000 dmg (no GCD, no mana cost)... i think you'd find that a healing class shouldn't be able to do that. Same for DPS class, they shouldn't be able to toss off massive heals or damage mitigation WHILE cranking DPS
Jan 15th 2009 1:59AM e-sport...
that'll keep us all from getting e-fat because all we do is e-sit and don't go e-outside and e-play.
e-sport is a term designed for people who are a little embarassed that they play a videogame far too much. Man up and admit it's addictive fun.
That said... arena needs to be for arena. You get gear FOR the arena to use IN the arena.
Tulipblossom I owe you a beer for putting things far more eloquently than I.