Sep 9th 2009 4:57PM Lemmons, you and the author of Encrypted text are great.
Im a rogue, and actually quit playing WOW and have since returned because of the improvements being made in PVP and the arena. Without Arena and PVP, WOW just doesnt do anything for me. Im the type of guy that would rather spend my time losing 50 arena matches rather then go into a raid.
So far in season 7, Im just happy to see more people playing, looking for teams, having discussions in trade chat.
Resilience appears to be back, which is huge. I run with a resto druid and I cannot tell you how much resilience (and imp. bark skin) have changed our arena lives. It lets the healers heal again. Its lets craftyness and improvization shine brighter. Mortal Strike matters again. I love it.
The rating system is so much better and applicable to the WOW way of how things work. Work and dedication will be progressively rewarded.
Aug 12th 2009 5:07PM I f'n love Encrypted Text. It has to be the best column on this site. He tells it like it is. Period.
Alot of people have unique specific experiences they use to blanket an entire topic. This man tells the whole story.
Next week, Id like to hear some stuff on "newer" PVP / Battleground specs out there. Im seeing more FON spamming, some Killing Sprees being done. I think Combat could be more viable in PVP if it was a little more survivable.
May 8th 2009 10:02AM First said...
Wow might have got an increase from Asian players but I bet there is a drop in US & Oceanic players.
What leads you to think that, if I may ask?
I have list of friends, using WOW's in game friend list, that has diminished GREATLY since WOTLK. My friends come from all over the world. And they arent playing WOW any more.
The hardocre have beaten the content. The wanna be hardcore are trecking through Ulduar. The serious players are dropping out becaus ethey game sucks now. Period. Every single thing about Wrath is worse then BC. Why am i going to continue playing a game that is progressively less apealing?
Keep paying for your subs, you mindless consumers. Keep defending Blizzard as if they give a flying Sht about you other than the money you send them on a monthly basis.
Activision was the worst thing that ever happend to Blizz and WOW. Period.
May 7th 2009 4:10PM cthulu, you are the 5% of the players remaining that are happy with things. u seem like a leet guy buy your comment about gear.
Blizzard is simply catering the leet right now. whether they are doing it on purpose or not IDK. But anyone that has a casual attitude toward the game is bored to death.
Wrath as a whole has been a disaster. As result I cancelled my account yesterday. Now, im on the boards trying to get others to do the same.
STOP being victims of a marketing program the Blizzard has set forth. Making users pay for content patches (Wrath) and paying monthly sub fees to play a game designed to keep you playing for hours and hours to make sure they max out the Subcription Revenue.
WoW gamers are now just drones following and enless trail of treats that blizzard drops to keep u playing. They make u just grind everythign out for extending Sub Revenue.
Im done folks. Life after wow is one of opportunity and wealth.
Apr 28th 2009 4:51PM Reading this makes me value Encrypted Text even more.
I was under the assumption that if you had a blog on WOW Insider, you were actually a WOW Insider.
Yes the elitistjerks of the world are no better since they are so hung up on themselves and the "numbers" that they miss the big picture.
But come on...this is like having a random player write an article after spending 2 hours reading board posts.
Lets go, step it up, chop chop!
Apr 23rd 2009 3:06PM World of Burscraft
World of Warpatch
World of Borecraft
I wish it was 2007
Apr 21st 2009 2:10PM This article brings a tear to my eye. As of this week, I simply do not have it in me to continue with this game.
I joined WoW for PVP. Bad move, I know. I mean, it was cool for the first 3.5 seasons. But Blizz has since destroyed PVP.
I am holding out for Season 6 as a last hope, but I do not have faith in a resurection.
If we do not speak again, god speed.
Apr 17th 2009 3:05PM I dont understand why the best gear in the game only drops in 25 man Raids.
Raids are cute and all, cause theres TWENTY FIVE of us in there. But that hardly warrents the claim of "hard".
Hard for the Raid leader that needs to tell all the idiots how to fight. Sure, he deserves a new drop every time. But for the AOE spamming, cast sequence macro pushing out there, 25 mans are hardly the hardest thing to do in the game.
Give me a hard 5 man any day. Way more statisfying IMO.
Hell, the most fun me and my friends have are runnign 5 mans with bad groups. So much fun knowing you are carrying the load.
In a 25 man, your often lost in the shuffle.
Mar 30th 2009 4:05PM "And what were the classes that won the tournament this year in asia? Oh yea....."
...it was a RMP team in 3s. What about 2s? Oh yea....you probably arent an avid arena player and dont know anything about balance.
...it was a RMP team in 3s...what about any other DPS combo? Oh yea...they all had DKs making your point prove my point even further.
next time, dont be a silly little boy with some one off stat you read and actually know what ur talking about before you post something. Oh yea....
Mar 30th 2009 1:04PM you mean they aren't gonna just delete this god forsaken class and be done with it?
Hero Class: Fail - do we even know what this is? Cant remember last time a DK was anyone's Hero. Unless you work for EA or Eidos.
Starting at level 50 instead of 1: Fail - Maybe instead of 25% of the active classes being pooled into the 1 OP DK Class we might have some variety instead of bunch of alt-aholics that suck, running around OP thinking they are good.
ANOTHER Mele DPS Class: Fail - "LFM Deeps Anything but a DK"
Completely unbalanced for PVP: Fail - If ur DPS and not a DK, you're wasting yout time.