Aug 23rd 2010 11:07AM Question for the Queue:
The guild I am in considers the content you have experience with for promotion to some of the lower ranks (for example, 'Champion of the Frozen Wastes'). They are considering switching to the 'Glory of the *various northrend* Raider'. So my question is, are the 'Glory of the *various northrend* Raider' achievements still attainable in the beta and has Blizzard said anything about them? While I am expecting that the related titles and mounts will be gone, perhaps as early as patch 4.0, I have no idea if those meta achievements will still be possible of if they are getting turned into feats of strength.
Aug 23rd 2010 10:53AM I suppose having a question mark somewhere in my question would be good. Curse you non-existent edit button!
Aug 23rd 2010 10:49AM Question for the Queue:
The guild I am in considers the content you have experience with for promotion to some of the lower ranks (for example, 'Champion of the Frozen Wastes'). They are considering switching to the 'Glory of the *various northrend* Raider'. So my question is, are the 'Glory of the *various northrend* Raider' achievements still attainable in the beta and has Blizzard said anything about them. While I am expecting that the related titles and mounts will be gone, perhaps as early as patch 4.0, I have no idea if those meta achievements will still be possible of if they are getting turned into feats of strength.
Aug 13th 2010 5:33PM No, it is not ok to assume that the world only consists of the US, that is not my attitude and that is not what I am trying to say. What I was trying to say, sarcastically, is that it should not be a surprise to you that given the name of the company that owns this blog, that they use a system that only allow submissions from within the US.
I understand that it is frustrating for those outside of the US, and I believe that it would be beneficial to see viewpoints from the other side of the pond. Members of the WoW.com staff have said this as well, unfortunately there is nothing they can do about it because WoW.com is *OWNED* by AOL and therefore required to use the systems AOL has in place, namely Seed.
And yes, the non US IP thing is weak. It is more likely that AOL doesn't want to deal with the legal and tax hassles associated with paying someone outside of the US, especially considering the relatively small amount of money that they pay for submissions.
Aug 13th 2010 5:05PM WoW.com did not "choose" to use a system that does not allow submissions from outside the US. WoW.com is owned by AOL who (I assume) requires all of their blogs and other sites to use AOL's submission site, Seed. Of course who could have imagined that a company named America Online would have a system that only allows submissions from withing the US.
Jul 19th 2010 5:02PM @Rakah - I agree, I frequently encounter this in the guild I am in. I am in the largest guild on my server (in terms of active 80s) and it is decidedly casual. I run the most consistently progressed ICC 10 in the guild getting to Sindy in a night then wiping (another team managed to down Sindy and has been extending its Arthas lock for the past month because, as the RL told me, they don't think they can get back to him... but somehow think they can down him /boggle) and as such I receive a lot tells from people who say they want to participate. When I tell them what is expected of them (x amount of dps, specific job on x boss) they often balk and then get all passive aggressive in guild chat saying things like "people won't let me raid", "Gearscore is oppressing me, did you see it oppressing me?". So I've started telling people to expect to be treated a certain way based on the content they say they want to run vs. your ability. If all you want to do is run your dailies and weekly, cool, have fun and I'll give you a "grats" when you get the achievement for the first wing of Ulduar when you do the Ignus weekly. When you have a 5.3k gs and I just watched you struggle to hit 3k dps on the patchwerk weekly and then you turn around and demand that I take you to ICC, I'm going to laugh at you, and possibly publicly humiliate you. If you have a 4.5k gs but you just did 6k dps in that same Naxx weekly, then get ready for some cheevo spam cause you are going 10/12 in ICC in a few hours.
Jul 18th 2010 10:17AM I use gearscore to weed out bad players in my PuGs. On the rare occasion that I put a PuG together I ask for "your stats and strat for xx boss that we will do". People who whisper me with something like their attack power or if they are hit capped and anything resembling a boss strat get invites, the ones who /w me with their GS and an achievement get ignored.
....need I say "it's super effective"?
Jul 6th 2010 10:13AM It appears that I will be making the unpopular comment here, but you should leave. First, you need to get rid of this "but we are friends" mentality. You are a group of people with supposedly similar goals, but it has become apparent to you that this isn't the case (if you did truly have similar goals the other members of your group would be putting out similar dps). There are plenty of hardcore guilds out there who have been bleeding members and would love to have a dedicated member who cares enough to put forth the minimal effort required to be a successful raider. I knew a guy recently who applied to a HC guild one morning, got accepted, server transferred and was raiding ICC hard modes that evening.
There is nothing wrong with setting your raiding goals and expecting to meet them. If your "friends" are unwilling to spend the five minutes that it takes to make sure they have the right spec and rotation to get their dps up to your level, there is nothing wrong with saying "I am going to leave and raid with people who put forth the same effort that I do." If these people are actually your "friends" they will support you and you will still get to spend time with them and run 5 mans together and do all that happy funtime stuff you always did... or you won't but at least then you would know how much they truly cared.
Jun 17th 2010 12:08PM Blizzard be damned! If you want to see LFG or Trade anywhere go to Curse and download LFG Forwarder and Trade Forwarder. As long as someone on your server/faction is in a city and running the addon it will broadcast LFG/Trade to anyone else running the addon trough a separate channel.
May 20th 2010 1:27PM In my experience the amount of vitriol being spewed about has drastically decreased over the past two months. I think that is due in part to most raiders having all the frost gear they want and not doing randoms as actively anymore. YMMV but generally *if* I see someone get chewed out its not about gear.
I generally don't care what kind of gear someone is wearing (tanks either as long as they are def. capped). I wouldn't fault a dps for dinging 80 and immediately queuing for a heroic. What I do expect is that a person who has hit level 80 understands the basics of group play and how to play their class. I expect a tank to be able to hold aggro on what he pulls. I expect a healer to be able to keep that tank up. I expect a dps to be able to do at least 1200 dps. Yes a dps doing less than 1.2k is a problem, I can do 1.2k with no gear on, I can do 1.2k while healing. I don't mind carrying someone through an instance, I do have a problem with dragging someone through.