Apr 29th 2008 3:20PM ^^^ I think that is a great idea.
I also wish they would add more super rare items. Signature things with 1% drop rates like the Ashes of Alar.
Ex. Felmysts Talon, or Gruul's Bane you know super cool rare items you really get a cool reward for that particular raid group that particular kill. Even bosses on farm would have something to wish for.
Apr 29th 2008 11:55AM Valid point and one thing that people don't understand is that yes there may be 10 million players in WoW, but of those maybe 30% have the talent to be good players (people who can have a toon exceed their gear potential through skilled play)
With that in mind as you stated we all need tanks and healers to be seriously on their game or we all die. What happens is you get to 25 mans and go oh crap we need some good healers and tanks. Of course your good players are the ones who are dedicated and will roll a tank or healer for the guild. Another no brainer, they are successful in leveling, gearing, and mastering their class only to become very successful healers or tanks.
Now they are there and we have great tanks and healers, but we still have players running the dps classes that are not talented and underperform drastically for the gear they have.
What do you do if you gear someone to the hilt and after months and months they do not perform. It is probably the single nicest guy in the guild and he is on the guild council so hes not going anywhere.
So we do ned more good healers and tanks, but we actually just need more good players in general. People are so caught up in I pay for it I can play it however I want (regardless of how horrible that might be) that they do not work to improve because they like exactly what they are doing. WoW needs people who learn from their mistakes and retain knowledge. Oh wait I think we have global shortage on those so this goes way further than WoW.
Apr 29th 2008 11:39AM @5 you are exactly right my friend when the paladin encounters the monster he is viewing as if he approached it in game and WoW says ohg that Zarakh a big scary spider not raze a friendly sidekick.
Useless post, but hey useless posts made the net what it is today.
Apr 29th 2008 11:33AM Amanda don't let them be to rough on you. You reported what would be cool information if in fact it were true. You should not have to go and confirm something you read clearly from Blizzards data-base that is created form in-game statistics taken straight from the realm. Now it does a good job of showing how arena is broken and why it is a bad thing. The community will get behind the cause of ending win trading and it will eventually be fixed. Keep up the great work WoW Insider team I need something to while im at work zzzzzzzzzz!
Apr 29th 2008 11:23AM Yeah Slayvore an alliance warrior on Mannoroth has the ashes of alar and he can be seen about five days a week just floating around shatt very similar to the video you linked. Who is the horde on the one that you linked in the video. I was under the impression these were only on a few servers and that there has never been two on the same server. Can anyone confirm any of this
Apr 29th 2008 10:46AM I face a similar problem to many here. I am one of the leaders of a guild that I would say is casual-moderate. We have half people who really want to max character potential, and the other half whether they don't have time or do wouldn't even know where to start if they did. Now some of these players I have leveled form the mid 20s all the way to 70. Got them geared and into Kara and after a full epic set and a gillion man hours of hey go get hat mace or lets get this quest item. Im still stuck with a jackass in all purple gear that is MT that goes whoa cool that raid boss just crushed me ahahaha what is going on again. Why do we put ourselves through this.
It is obvious to me now that without some kind of progression I will probably just stop playing. Does that mean that its time for me to look for a more hardcore guild so I can progress?
I switched to leveling alts and it has been fun, but being a Guild Leader you cannot just log onto an alt and do your own thing. The tells never end or you hear about so and so leaving the guild. My whole comp went down and had to write zeros to my HD (35 hours) and then re-install everything and spent 4 hours of in-game time working on my interface. I was close to quitting WoW as people did nothing but invite me or ask for help the whole time I was working on interface. Then have the gaul to berate me for not coming to help.
I helped EVERYONE! and now it gets me nowhere because all the people who "owe me one" left for progression guilds. My server Mannoroth has multiple guilds downing all Sunwell bosses, so it is one place where Hyjal/BT is on heavy farm. I just was whispered last night by a former guildy who "has lots of 70s on another server" (never confirmed) that I had leveled from 60 up and geared through kara gruuls etc. He was a young punk who would blow up at others who weren't doing what he thought they should be doing. He was a warrior who refused to tank for the guild when we had none and eventually was kicked from the guild for his attitude. Of course he whispers me to show of some his new T6 and to talk about how just downed ilidan. Im pretty sure I am teaching some noob how to d/l omen or some dumb shit.
How do I get skilled players on a server where anyone with skill who actually cares is in BT or is just like me stuck amongst noobs or extreme casuals. Wannabees they want all the loots, but do not want to do anything to get them? Do I have to abandon my guild? What could I offer you if you were in all T4 or better if my guild is only barely able to field a 25-man? Do I have to find 30 players who are partially Kara geared and gear all of them up and keep them all together and then make sure nobody outprogresses anyone so that the only thing left for them is to leave the guild?
Apr 29th 2008 9:50AM I am an altaholic. I actually started playing WoW from a fps background. Some friends of my gaming community started a guild and I was on Vent so I bought it electronically and said what do you Need (HEALERS!@!@!) ok so I level a priest. 70 levels of fun with cloth and then im a healer. And for all of you dps lover's who work weeks and weeks on those epic drops roll a hybrid and watch how fast you get all of your gear.
I rolled a tankadin who I love and also a warrior who is dual wield fury which I like as well. I envision a priest healer, a pally tank, and a fury warrior dps. Funny thing is it will probably end up Warrior Tank, Pally Healer, and Shadow Priest. So you can see it helps to have some options and a little bit of variety with your characters. I still think I should have been a druid and saved myself all of the trouble.
Having said that, what do you think about say all pally groups or an all druid guild etc. I think it is a really cool thing and the fact that if done properly it could be really successful is probably the most interesting part. You know you could have a 25 man druid raid and at least get somewhere.
Apr 28th 2008 11:05AM As a jewelcrafter who is stuck in early 25s and seems to have badges coming out my ears now a day this is quite good news.
Apr 28th 2008 10:07AM My comments tend to be lengthy, but I do appreciate in these types of articles especially as it pertains to personal preference that you give some of your personal favorites and WHY? (I like it better?, It doesn't look like my dwarf should?) We understand you pay for it and you do what you want wont be told what to do yada yada yada, but please post some helpful advice for those who are new to the Light.
Apr 28th 2008 10:02AM Still 5% of 500 spirit does sound tasty. If it weren't for the fact that all the other priests had it, I might've considered snapping it up as well. But I like standing out.
Oh great then you won't bother sitting out of the raid either sweet. (sry set yourself up for that)
After 2.4 if you are a healing priest who doesn't worry about spirit your sense of individuality is far more imporant to you than your character's performance. Not saying you can't do it, but I suggest you examine your tree and rethink some of your choices. As the patches come out and stats are tweaked many talent choices and their effects change.
I like recount (some people hate meters) because it shows you wcih spells are doing the most healing. This helps you find out your personal style. Based on this you will know for example I use lots of instant casts so Mental Agility is a must. Also I stack spirit on gear so I want anything spirit related including Imp DS, Meditation, Spiritual Guidance, and Spirit of Redemption.
Other personal favorites are imp Fort and PW:S. PW:S I only use for targets under 35% health for efficiency reasons, but in a raid where multiple healers are healing one tank the valuable time it allows for pending heals to hit is crazy. And of course fort I mean come one who doesn't want more health?
Mr. Low the article was well informed and gave some very valid input on our trees and some possible raid choices. You were right to consider the Pain Suppression spec for its obvious utility. I will tell you this does work if you have three priests in your raid. If you are a group tight enough to all spec around eachother you can have the Pain Suppressor Pickup Imp DS and Fort. This leaves your other priests free to neglect these and really go heavy holy or either get more disc like Mental Agility and Strength.