Sep 28th 2009 1:20AM Of course Blizzard isn't going to give out every plot point to the story, and I'm not blind to the fact that there's more story to be told in LK; but really, after all that's been established so far, what possible excuse could there be that Thrall would even consider handing the reins to Garrosh? Thrall's gone so far as to even mention how disappointed in Garrosh he is. Even if there ends up being no Saurfang, I'd expect a hell of a lot of trepidation before Thrall would begin to want to have Garrosh lead the Horde. If they stay true to the characters, Thrall would never willingly let Garrosh lead. Ever. Or of course, Garrosh could have another mood swing and be all over Thrall again and try to get back into his good graces- and honestly after how suddenly he went from being wuss, to awesome sauce, to fighting Thrall, it really would not surprise me if that were to happen.
Sep 28th 2009 12:52AM I like how the worgen starting area sounds; I like the sound of what the goblins will be doing to Azshara; it continues to annoy me, though, how badly plotted out some of these characters are. Seriously, there's no explanation for why Garrosh is doing what he does. Wasn't he a wimpy little crybaby back in BC? Then he goes to respecting Thrall and being all 'THRALL'S MY HEWO'. Then all of a sudden... 'lol i want fight thrall'? Now suddenly he's given the reigns to the Horde? WHAT? And if he supposedly ends up killing Cairne, what kind of sense does it make that he would warden off the center of Orgrimmar from everybody BUT the orcs and TAUREN? Where the hell is Vol'jin, or, oh I dunno, SAURFANG for that matter? It all just seems like Blizzard rushing to wanting it so that things go back to the Horde and Alliance hating each other and not caring about how things get from point A to point B. I'm really hoping there's more to it than that, but as of right now I'm dreading this expansion.
Aug 22nd 2009 9:20PM I'd rather keep getting the 'Additional instances cannot be launched' error than widen the range of potential jackasses one can get from LFG by making it cross server. Bad bad bad idea.
May 3rd 2009 5:49PM And to the genius who compared this to someone being given a loaded gun by accident, yeah, there's two big differences in that comparison. THAT HAS REAL LIFE CONSEQUENCES, USING MARTIN'S FURY IN A VIDEO GAME DOES NOT. Geez.
May 3rd 2009 5:46PM Fact of the matter is he didn't hack the game. We got people in the game who look for exploits, hack other people's accounts, gold farmers, gold sellers, spambots, and yet this guy gets flamed for an item he was GIVEN. I would've used that freaking thing to death if I ever got it straight from someone from Blizzard, and people complain that he didn't report it. God, get off your high horses. Blame the moron at Blizzard who gave him the item.
Apr 22nd 2008 11:43PM "Let's make this simple: The majority of players will be able to get decent pvp gear by doing what they always done, regardless of skill. To get the BEST pvp gear, you have to be at the top. I'm still at a loss why this is a bad thing, unless everyone that is qq'ing about it expects the best in life to be handed to them simply for being there."
Which is basically saying, it doesn't matter how skilled you are in playing in arenas. If you don't outgear your opponents, you DO NOT DESERVE A HIGH RATING. Is it seriously like, THAT tough to realize how much of a stupid thing that is to do, to make something the most accessible to the people who have simply been at it the longest, rather than, I dunno, making it most accessible to people with actual skill and talent? I see all this talk about welfare epix yet the people that get the good loot don't need the skill to get it because they had their 70s long enough to get an edge on doing more arenas and already outgear everyone in their battlegroup. That is why it is a bad thing.
And not for nothin', if arenas were all about simply getting the best rating by being dicks and going with the easiest PvP combo in the book, why even bother making arena gear for other classes? I don't think it's a coincidence that warriors appear to be the most common class in full S3 gear, all the while I've never run across a single clothie, or a shaman or hunter with a comparable set.
So, I apologize for feeling that for having a better idea at how to play than most teams me and my friend run into, I deserve more than getting stunlocked an entire fight with mace procs and having my gear absorb a smidgen of damage because of getting beat on by two people who decided they were bored and wanted to remake their 2000+ rated team and see how nice it would be to coast all the way back up. Because yeah, someone sure would have a chance in hell of beating a team like THAT.
Apr 22nd 2008 5:42PM My whole problem is with the fact that skill isn't even needed anymore to get good gear. If you outgear your opponents and play an MS warrior/resto druid combo, or any other indestructable PvP combo for that matter, more likely than not, you're going to win 9 out of every 10 of your matches. It really doesn't take much skill to get a mace stun proc on your opponent, or to run around in travel form and spam HoTs. Factor in gear, and if you have the experience of playing a season longer than the team you're up against, that's all she wrote. I can't count how many times I've been smoked by the same teams 2-3 times in a row because their S3 gear overwhelmed my crappy S1 stuff. I was GOING to save my points, until this article killed my plans. And I want to see this BS with buying high ratings be put to an end before someone tells me I shouldn't be allowed to save the points I worked just as hard to earn on high level PvP gear.
Apr 22nd 2008 4:33PM This really does aggravate me. I don't mind needing a rating requirement for certain stuff. I like how it was implemented in S3. This, however, is going way too far. Basically, what's going to happen is that everyone who started arenas from the beginning and saved up all their points and got all the top PvP gear first when S3 came around are merely going to smash through everybody yet again and just upgrade all their S3 stuff to S4, while all those guys in the middle (I play on a team that hovers around the 1600 mark) are going to get screwed over yet again because of getting horridly overgeared. I don't consider myself a bad player by any means; I think me and my friend are smarter than most teams we get paired off against, but gear can make any pair of morons indestructable- as will most likely be the case this new season.
And besides; with the new season, all those top ranked teams from this current season? Yeah, they'll be 1500 just like everyone else. Know what that means? More opportunities for the casual PvPers to get smashed so that all the S3 geared folk can pad their ratings yet again. BS.
Ah well. At least I can resume my raiding and get some sense of accomplishment that way now, and not get spam /rofl'd at by a mace specced MS warrior with the Vengeful Mace while doing it.