Oct 29th 2011 3:06AM Unlike many people, I was and am an end-game raider, having cleared 8/13 Heroics pre-Firelands, and 4/7 Heroic Firelands pre-nerf.
One interesting thing is that it's clear that Cataclysm failed in SOME regards. I'm normally out of the loop, but I don't remember this kind of discussion about whether Wrath was a failure or not. The very fact that such discussions regarding Cataclysm are happening and so widespread should tell us that Cataclysm is different.
I only want to mention two things:
Heroics: They were too hard. Heroics should NOT be challenging content. They should be FUN content. Only elitists want to be challenged at every step. People have already gone over this at length, so there's no need to expand on that.
But the other thing:
WoW's engine age.
Cutscenes in Uldum really exposed the limits of WoW'S engine. The cutscenes exposed front and center just how limited WoW is in terms of VISUAL quality, both in terms of animation and modeling. The cutscenes were awkward and ugly. It'd be better for Blizzard to simply work comfortably within their constraints, like they did Wrath, rather than try and push them and simply reveal just how LITTLE can be achieved using WoW's aging engine.
Aug 28th 2011 6:25PM This is all true, but of course, you don't want your healers wasting mana either. =]
Aug 15th 2011 6:13PM Something you didn't mention: while it is true that more and more gold is being added to the Azerothian economy every day, gold is also being REMOVED from the economy every day. Repair bills are one way, but also massive expenditures like the Pyrium-Laced Crystalline Vial for the Sand Drake are also present. I don't think it actually totally offsets the amount of money flowing in, but such expenditures help slow down the inflow of money a bit.
Aug 11th 2011 5:32PM I don't know if this guy, even after a few years playing World of Warcraft, just doesn't "get it" or what, but he seems to be a bit, well, AMBITIOUS for a project that, while cool and admirable, is not as a big a deal as maybe he thinks it is. This is NEVER going to get official sanction from Blizzard, with their own cities, and I'm not sure it should. To actually ask or expect it shows a real lack of perspective.
Jun 17th 2011 10:54PM Q for the Queue:
What do you think about the Red Dragonflight committing genocide on the Black Dragonflight, down to the last dragon, drake, and whelp?
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