Nov 13th 2008 11:06PM Somehow, I'm not too surprised. I've been playing this game for almost 4 yrs(not counting the 8 month break I had) and I've seen this before. A few times, mostly around expansion time. I've seen it w/ EQ, DAoC, WoW and EQ2 when they have expansions. I can't tell you what Draenor's queue time is due to my lack of wanting to stress it. So, I'm inviting a friend over for a lil bit of Rock Band.
It'll calm down soon. Give it about a week or two. I know for some this will seem like forever, but it isn't so bad. I am getting all kinds of flashbacks to the Opening of AQ event though(more like the great AQ Server crash).
Nov 13th 2008 8:35AM My husband works the midnight shift, so he was able to swing by a Walmart at 3am(MDT) and grab the last copy of Wraith. I'm currently waiting for him to get home and I can start installing. It might take me a few days to get to Northrend, since he has a druid and I have a paladin we're trying to level to 60.
Nov 13th 2008 7:43AM I'd love to have a crack at this as well. Money is rather tight, so this is the early holiday present for the house.
Aug 14th 2008 3:32AM I don't think this is such a grey area:
A couple of months ago, I rejoined an old guild of mine.
Since I hadn't been apart of the guild in literally about 2 yrs, I app'd and was put on initiate status. There was another person, a priest(who was a terrible priest, but I digress) whom was also an initiate. She had been part of a Kara run that night before that wasn't finished. The following night, they we supposed to continue, but the raid leader couldn't log in due to RL stuff. This priest was so frustrated that she was going to sell the raid ID to a PUG. However, much to her dismay, she didn't see an officer's alt on and got booted the following day.
As a side note, I thought she was being melodramatic. Not like Kara was going away and we farm the place once a week, so it was pretty asinine.
Aug 10th 2008 9:49AM Netherstorm and Nagrand for me. I found Zang not worth it for my rogue, but it's really nice for my mage alch.
Aug 8th 2008 7:02PM I did 90% of all the pre BC instances at an appropriate level:
Skipped VC--Hate that place
Gnomer(I loved that place)
All of SM
Maradon(They need to continue the Titans story line)
Sunken Temple(I'm surprised that I've not seen more ppl talk about that one)
I did these places at max level:
I never got to see Naxx.
In Outland, I've done all the 5 man instances except for Crypts and Mana Tombs. I've also gone to SSC(killed up to Vashj), Mag, Gruul, and Mt. Hyjal(got the dagger from Rage).
Aug 4th 2008 6:18AM I'm very excited about the expansion. My only thought upon seeing the Death Knight quest chain(DO NOT WATCH IF YOU DON'T WANT XP SPO9LERS!) was that I won't take a post Wrath alt into EPL. I love the idea of the dance classes; I play a human and I cannot stand their female's "dance." I'm also excited about seeing the actual King Wyrnn for the first time.
That being said, however, I'm waiting the details of the rogue tree(a rogue over 3 yrs and counting), as well as the details of the new engineering specs. Overall, I'm going to take it as it comes and I'll end up downloading it.
Then not playing for a couple of weeks until the patches come out, the hotfixes for the patches and the patches for the hotfixes. :)
Jul 16th 2008 1:15PM I rolled alliance initially because my parents got my husband and myself into the game. The lore is okay, though as a human, I'm really not happy with the "leadership" in Stormwind. A 10 year old boy and a black dragon. Great.
The Alliance has a long history, which I enjoy reading about. Many of the stories were good. I personally enjoyed the questline in Duskwood, and the Princess of IF story as well. There have been better stories in BC(at least in my opinion) for the alliance and I really like the draeni's backstory. I am also fully aware of the events of WC3, and I am the first to say that Alliance are far from the "good" guys just as the Horde are far from the "evil" guys. Then again, I don't pvp so /shrug.
However, I enjoy Horde more. Thrall is one of my favorite leaders in the game, (Jania Proudmoore is up there too) and his story is really cool. I started taking screenshots like crazy in Old Hills. He does try his best to do right by his people. Horde keeps tempting me, because of my favorite leader in the game. Lady Sylvanas. Her fall along with the fall of(the vast majority) the High Elves is a powerful story to me. I do agree that there is an evil bent to most Forsaken, which turned me off the race. Granted, the cool MS effect and cannibalize was fun, but I couldn't get into them. Not to mention Lady Sylvanas has that demon with her. C'mon, demons help create the Lich King and the Plague in the first place. That was almost as silly to me as human leaving a kid and a dragon to rule their faction. Blood Elves, however, with their rise and fall, where far more interesting to me. Ghostlands is one of my favorite 10-20 zones in the game, mostly because it gets into the aftereffects of Arthas' jog into Quel'Thalis. It's a moving story to me and I love the Pendant quest. I actually got a bit of a thrill when my first BE got to go to Thrall and officially join the Horde. I also enjoyed the changes they made to the story in 2.4, with the BEs now seeing what Kael was really up to, and later, with the Sunwell, watching the beginning of their redemption.
When it comes down to it, there are bad and good guys on both sides. Unless something major happens, I will continue to play Alliance, because I do love gnomes(though lorewise they kinda got screwed in WoW), humans(they are a hardy bunch), and Night Elves(they are trying to open up. Damn Staghelm though). Dwarves...meh. They are pretty much the same in every rpg I've ever played. And I'm still ticked that the Uldaman quest line dead ends at Uldum.
Can't we all just get along?
Jul 13th 2008 9:14AM I've been a veteran D&D player, 20 yrs and counting. I guess I'm quite used to chainmail bikinis and the behavior of men in RPGs. For the most part, I've been treated with the outmost respect, reguardless of the mmo or RPG; in life and in a virtual world. Most players don't care if you're male, female, alien, whatever, as long as you do your best in your class and treat others with respect.
That's not to say that I haven't run into the prejudice before. My main is a rogue, and I'm still surprised at the number of "omg, u r a girl thats no healerz?" that I get. I haven't run into a "ur a girl that plays wow" so much as people seem surprised that I'm not some type of healing class. My own guild leader is a woman RL and is a great warlock.
I have also run into the, um, escort on Halloween look on both my rogue and my mage. However, for the most part, I think it's fun. If I feel like I'm getting too exposed for my own comfort, I throw on my tabard. It covers multiple amounts of flesh. I have also noticed(and perhaps this is just me personally) that the more endgame gear leaves a female character covered. My rogue is in full Kara gear and she is quite covered, even w/out the tabard. I relax and have fun and try not to let fantasy art get to me.
Jun 27th 2008 11:36AM I was reading around on Wowwiki and I ran across a race from the WOW RPG books. How about a gnome tinkerer? Like a gnome engineer crossed with a mage, but uses technology that looks like magic(a la the Naaru). Other than that, gimmie Demon Hunters!