Mar 21st 2012 10:48AM I might play it a little bit , but really not at all excited. I am only waiting for D3 , and then WoW will be no more for me anyway. D3 is superior for my taste and I can't get past feeling that MoP is a joke similar to hello kitty island adventures. I have never been less excited about a Blizzard release of any kind ever.
Feb 4th 2012 12:09PM The constant feeling of having to "keep up"
Jan 11th 2012 1:14PM Nice article and all but there is only one single reason for the disparity in the two communities.
It is the anonymity of toss away trash characters and characters in general beyond one. In Star Craft you are one person that is it. You are who you are. Get ostracized from the community and you need a new account. In wow everyone has 20 alts and leveling a new one is only a matter of a few weeks.
To reminisce about EQ we had a stellar community and people knew to watch there step and actions because they were accountable. If you had to re roll it was about a year before we seen you again at end game. We were heavily invested in our characters and classes. If you were a Rogue or a Druid for example , that is exactly what you were. You learned about the class you lived it and you shared camaraderie among others in the same boat.
With WoW Blizzard has created an entire culture of throw away classes and persona you can easily in a minute assume an entirely new identity and carry on your nefarious deeds and harsh actions within the community .
Jan 3rd 2012 10:17PM While you mentioned incapacitates and wrote a good article overall, I wish someone would write something or mention to new players about how to handle Mind Control.
This is the number one thing that I have yet to see an entire group know how to handle it.
I have seen the whole group kill the Tank , I have seen them all Kill the Healer. I have seen the Tank kill the Healer and seen an endless variety of insanity when someone gets mind controlled. Everyones eyes light up and they pounce. I wind up sounding like a lunatic trying to tell them what to do and not know ing who has what spell to CC or not etc. I usually lay into them pretty hard core especially when I am the healer and they all kill me. then I watch them wipe as I humiliate them in chat about what you gonna do now etc.
Anyway its a good point for a topic such as this.
Jul 15th 2011 10:58AM I find Ranged much much easier. However I would not say Priest or Warlock. Dots just stink, people want to mash buttons. Vote for Hunter or Mage, both very easy and even relaxing after you level one all the way.
Jun 11th 2011 10:16AM I have gone beyond just rolling alts to deleting all my characters and starting over completely. In between I tried changing servers and factions and specs and just starting on a new server fresh and deleting Heirlooms. I am just about at the end of the line however with WoW , each time I come back after a break it gets shorter and shorter before I leave again. It is a wonderful game but even beyond it's age being a big factor it is how drastic the changes to it have been. The game we now have is not even more than a tiny bit of the original. Many of the drastic changes have hurt the game for me and very few I find have worked for the better over time.
Jun 10th 2011 10:21AM Vanilla Druid.
Cata I have yet to find it but Mage is really fun so far.
May 25th 2011 8:48PM Once Again Blizzard strikes to Obsolete not only CURRENT content but to make everyone wear a sigh around their necks. The sign is to remind you that nothing you do or accomplishments you strive to gain for yourself mean anything at all.
Why people even continue to follow the PVE treadmill I find astounding. Beat your head against a wall and when you finish the rug will be pulled out from under you.
I think their model is wearing thin and the mousetrap will soon snap shut. The mice too learn eventually that it snaps shut on your neck if you continue to go for the cheese.
May 20th 2011 10:19AM Cannot stand the Druid or the Warrior.
The whole Stance restrictions and Form restrictions really just bug me as horrible.
May 9th 2011 6:10PM I have a love hate relationship with WOW. I will play for awhile and be really hardcore and get into everything really heavy.
I then get bored and burnt out , what seems to happen every 6 months or so. I will drop WOW like it doesn't even exist. Completely at random and zero warning. I just will stop logging in completely one day and never give it a second thought. This has caused a few problems with different people I meet in game , but they are usually still there when I come back and seem to understand.
After my Breaks I really can't put my finger on why I come back. I just get an itch all of the sudden and fire up the patcher. Then I am all new again and fumble around checking out what has changed and learning new rotations etc. Then the cycle repeats until Burnout and poof I am gone.
I have done this at least a half dozen times since launch. It would seem to me that it occurs after becoming what I envision as a master of all things WOW I get bored with it. The new all over again and feeling newbish when I come back is what seems to make me come back. Not sure how much sense that all makes.
To summarize I like to keep the game fresh and become bored once I figure it all out.