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The Lawbringer: The warlock green fire class action lawsuit {WoW}

Mar 30th 2012 12:41PM Warlocks NEED green fire ... it so epitomizes the jealousy in their souls (do warlocks even HAVE souls?) that they will NEVER be as AWESOME as any mage.

Dev Watercooler: Mists of Pandaria looting explained {WoW}

Mar 27th 2012 4:24PM And for those of us who don't raid, don't want to raid, have never done LFR and probably never will ... yet another kick in the teeth on top of the kick in the teeth that much of Cataclysm was.
I'm sorry, the majority of my time is PvP and it sure looks like I'm going to need to find a new time sink because it sure looks like they are going to break PvP and pretty much relegate non-Raiders to third-class citizens (from the current second-class).
Can anyone suggest a good MMO to move to?
Ghostcrawler, there are people who play to do other things than raid. If you keep trying to force us to raid, you WILL break the game. I belong to two guilds with over 100 accounts in each, both are lvl 25 and NEITHER ONE RAIDS (except SOME people doing LFR, and that's only SOME!). My kids have been playing since TBC and DON"T even have 85's (20+ alts, highest is 70's).

The Queue: Come to me, Pandaria {WoW}

Mar 26th 2012 11:53AM If you PvP-level (that is level only with PvP as much as possible) in current content you will know that this is true for EVERY SINGLE class/spec combination. We always hear about the places where this class is OP (rogues, anyone) but not about the places where they are not. And sometimes, it swaps when you change brackets or at a single new ability (backstab, anyone?).

Breakfast Topic: What's your one wish for Mists of Pandaria? {WoW}

Mar 16th 2012 11:32AM MORE focus on decent PvP (better equalized gear) and less focus on mindlessly killing AI mobs that cannot think and react to your strategies, or needing to know predictable "scripted" mechanics and more "think on your feet, use all your abilities" randomized encounters.
And oh, fix the geography of Alterac Valley for the Horde (I PvP max level toons on both factions) so that the current insurmountable advantage to the Allies is removed. This is probably the only truly "broken" BG.

And a way to PuG rated BGs would be nice, though honestly the current CP rewards from random BGs have just been awesome!

Breakfast Topic: What's your one wish for Mists of Pandaria? {WoW}

Mar 16th 2012 11:26AM I wish that ....
MoP DOESN'T release until AT LEAST November ....
I have just waaay too much stuff I want to do before the end of Cata, and I felt the same way at the end of Wrath.
I don't understand how anyone can be BORED with Cata, do you have (at a minimum) a tank, healer and DPS at max level and fully geared? Do you have one or more toons in the full Cata Gladiator set? You've been there, done that with everything? Levelled a Horde and an Alliance both through the new quest content?

The Queue: Never say no to panda {WoW}

Mar 15th 2012 3:59PM I just HAVE to comment. I'm a PvP'er, don't run instances much, but a guildie healer asked me to tank HoT so they could insta-q and I said yes, just remember to help me with the fights because I forget them after a couple of weeks.
So we queue, and we get boss fights in End Time that I've seen maybe once.. We wipe once because I don't know the fight, my buddy explains what I did wrong, and off we go.
No further problems, we run the next one (the Queen Azhara one) and that's a little rocky but we finish it and my friend has to leave.
DPS ret pally that was with us from the start says "Do everyone a favour and learn to tank, noob!"
TWO HoT's, about 17K DPS, ONE wipe between them and I was ONLY doing it as a favour for my friend anyway. No wonder there's a shortage of tanks.

Spiritual Guidance: Prayer of Healing and secondary stats for Mists of Pandaria healers {WoW}

Mar 13th 2012 10:10AM Hmmm. I play a disc priest in BGs on both the Horde and Alliance side. I don't use Binding Heal much, I have my macros and Healbot set up to make Shield (glyphed), Renew (glyphed and talented), and Penance instant cast. Maybe not the best setup, but it seems to have been effective so far. I have BH macro'd to my focus along with four other spells and I change focus a lot in some fights (FC in WSG or Twin Peaks or EotS, tank in AV or IoC) but I don't actually use BH very much. And not at all in instances (I don't raid and don't plan to). So I won't miss it much.
barely use Divine Hymn? I use it whenever it's off cooldown in BGs and for specific boss fights in instances - anytime there's big AoE burst coming. And for GY fights or zergs in AV it can be very effective or the last-ditch in front of the relic chamber in SotA.
Or maybe I just play a lot differently than everyone else?

How to fix professions for Mists of Pandaria: An open letter to Blizzard {WoW}

Mar 12th 2012 4:52PM You really think so? I DON'T RAID, and this focus Ghostcrawler has on getting me to raid is more likely going to get me to LEAVE. I get that they invest all that time and effort into raiding - and I like occasion ally running some of the old raids. I haven't done LFR yet and I will almost never have the time to do progression raiding.
I LIKE professions, a world should be balanced and have something for those who don't necessarily want to be anything more that the best tailor, blacksmith or whatever. Gate is with a daily, or quests, or ... but saying raiders get the best gear AND the best recipes AND the best mats AND ... you get my point. Don't raid? Leave Wow. If that's the message, please just say it outright.
Sorry for the rant, but this has really annoyed me no end.

The Queue: Let us cling together {WoW}

Mar 12th 2012 3:06PM I've heard this as well and would love to know the correct answer. I usually repair after every dungeon or BG so I have never noticed this, but levelling new alts lately I am chain-running Wrath instances because it is so hard to find a tank (since I have three tanks at 85 and three more scattered between 40 and 80 this is a new experience for me ...). If we find a tank we just queue until the tank won't do any more, and this has occasionally let to having my gear get rather beat up.