Mar 13th 2010 10:02PM Way to go WOW.com in presenting one side of the story, namely Tekkub's.
First off Jamie's guide at wow-pro was not illegally using Tourguide. Wow-pro had discussed things with Tekkub about using Tourguide as the basis of their guides and had permisson to use Tourguide.
Second, users are not pissed off with Tekkub over selling something that was legally his. They are pissed off with Tekkub for taking what was a popular and free mod, and placing in the hands of John Cook (aka Zygor) (who promptly took it offline I might add), without communicating with the community of users before hand. This was done so Zygor could one up Dugi and attempt to bully him out of the market.
Which brings me to Dugi. Dugi had permission from Tekkub to use Tourguide as the basis of his commercal guide. Problems arose however, due to to a little program known as WOWMatrix, which would automatically update Tourguide on Dugi's customers system and mess with his guide. Dugi made the mistake of renaming the version of Tourguide he released his guide with to prevent WOWmatrix from messing with his guide. Tekkub threw a hissy fit over Dugi doing this.
That's both sides of this story, next time why don't you interview all the parties involved and present a balanced article?
Oct 18th 2009 9:13PM I agree with Brigaren. There is a big difference with complaining for the sake of it (QQ) as opposed to expressing your dislike of the way certain things are being done. The bnet issue is one of those examples. Sure there's a lot of QQ about it, but there is also some genuine concerns none of which have been addressed by Blizzard.
Aug 8th 2009 7:02PM No they are not forcing you to the run this content. You can avoid it completely and run Heroic Dungeons and other raids and gear up via badges if you so choose. You could even choose to avoid gearing up via badges and only gear up using the gear that drops in the heroics and raids you run. No one is forcing you to do anything.
In contrast, take the Zombie event from last year. During that event a whole lot of people who don't like PvP and debilerately rolled a toon on an non-PvP server to avoid PvP were forced into PvP weither they liked it or not. For the whole of that event, those players who didn't like PvP had two choices, either play the game and run the risk of being turned into a ghoul and having their game time disrupted, or not play the game at all.
You see the difference between ToC and the zombie event? With ToC you have a number of choices, with the zombie event you either went with the event or didn't play at all whilst it was going on.
Aug 6th 2009 10:46PM Ok I'm one of those strange people who actually enjoys the jousting, so according to your article I should be looking in mirror for some self-reflection? Thanks but no thanks. Just because you don't like one aspect of the game doesn't mean you should go thowing stones at the developers and those of us who do like that aspect of the game. No one forces you to run that instance or joust, unlike PvP which has been forced upon the non-pvp player base at times.
Aug 4th 2009 6:16AM Being part of a guild that raids for the fun of it, I don't really have to worry about number crunching. I enjoy playing Unholy, I like the perma-pet, the diseases, and the shadow magic damage the unholy tree can dish out. So SS is getting a nerf, these things happen, but I'm not going to change my playstyle and buildstyle to a cookie cutter build simply because blizzard is nerfing skills. I have fun using SS so I'm going to stick with it. I'm not a fan of what blizzard is doing with the tree, but I hope that things will eventually balance themselves out.
Jun 26th 2009 9:02PM Personally I can't (and never really have) understood the rush to get to level 80. Part of the enjoyment of WOW has come from leveling up a character and learning how to play that character to the fullest. There's a whole pile of great content in the old world and outlands that people miss in their rush to get to eighty.
Apr 17th 2009 12:02AM Also what some people call ninja-looting is simply a mistake on behalf of the player involved. I remember one time as a rogue I rolled on leather armor, it was better then the armor I had and I was going to use it immediately on that character. Some druids in the group verbally abused me for ninja-looting because one of the three stats on the armor wasn't considered to be a rogue stat.
Despite my apologies, I was abused and harrased by these players via whispers in chat and eventually I put them on ignore and left the group. Did I set out to deliberately ninja the item, no. Would those players have marked me down as being a ninja looter if this site existed at the time, yes.
Everyone has to learn their class and everyone makes mistakes. No one should be punished for doing so.
Apr 14th 2009 10:23AM All of you moaning about Curse and WoWInterface do realise that WOWMatrix provides none of your addon's don't you? Without Curse/WoWInterface WOWMatrix would be dead in the water.
If you want to moan, how about complaining to WOWMatrix about not hosting the addon's on their own servers? Up until this point, both Curse and WOWInterface have had to pay for the bandwidth used for WOWMatrix whilst WOWMatrix has made profited from the advertising they include with their client. I also think you'll find that both Curse and WOWInterface tried to resolve this issue with WOWMatrix and found WOWMatrix's terms to be unacceptable.
In sort, it's not Curse or WOWInterface who is the villian here, it's WOW Matrix. You want to blame someone blame them!
Oct 24th 2008 3:52PM The problem is you have high lvl characters griefing low lvl characters on PvE servers. Now this may be fun for the Griefer but it's not fun if you're on the receiving end.
May 5th 2008 5:15PM Ok I was making this responce to Zach, but for some reason the reply function was missing. As you made the same comments I figured I'd respond to you.
Zach asked me what gear I was talking about. Yes I wear plate, but each plate item has some form of combination of +intellect, +healing and +mana regained and I'm doing pretty good with the healing.
Personally I agree with Zach's opinion on having seals that work with holy spells. It's the namby-pamby remark that I take a offence at. The idea that if you're Holy Spec you're limp wristed and (as someone else said) lazy as a healer. I get pretty annoyed at that because I work hard as a healer, not just with heals, but with keeping up blessings (it amazes me how many pally's I've come across who don't buff and maintain the group with blessings), cleasing, , etc, etc.
Anyway Zach is entitled to his opinion and as I said, I agree, mostly. I just wish he had worded this article differently.