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Trading card mounts no longer BoP {WoW}

Jul 27th 2009 10:41AM @ "50K is nothing is you know how to play the AH"

This is true, although there's a limited number of people on any given server who will be able to rake in huge amounts of cash at the same time. I used to spend an hour and a half a day working the inscription market and a few other production items and would pull in 12K - 15K per week. Similar stories are common at wow economy blogs like Greedy Goblin. Buying gold is for people aren't organized enough to play the AH mini-game.

Why leveling will always be important to WoW {WoW}

Jul 17th 2009 10:53AM I think you have a good point about learning for PvP and instance play while leveling, but this is something that Blizzard has some control over should they ever decide to put more emphasis on teaching these skills to those leveling. Questing seems to be the most efficient way of leveling right now, so most players stick to that. If the XP gain for instance play had a higher multiplier, more players might be willing to spend their time clearing dungeons instead of collecting X bear asses over and over again instead.

I'm thrilled that XP gain is coming from battlegrounds in the next patch, although I have no idea what the point gain is like for this activity compared to quest grinding. I'm casually leveling a toon at the moment and will probably spend a lot more time PVPing in the lower tiers now that twinks are mostly being removed from general population play and due to the possibility of gaining XP while playing.

Breakfast Topic: Shunning the Endgame? {WoW}

Jul 15th 2009 2:01PM @ Agerath: No aggression, I'm just offering an alternative point of view from someone who is already shunning the endgame and giving a reason for that decision. If my post makes you feel defensive, you may want to think more about why that's the case...maybe I struck a nerve?

@ Falcrist: I've done my bit as a hardcore raider on and off since launch and choose not to now for the reasons outlined in my post. I never said it precludes having a job or a life, but it does remove a lot of flexibility from your schedule. There are only so many hours in a day and the more of a life you want to have outside of game, the more difficult it can be to both raid with an end-game guild working on progression content AND still enjoy the other things life has to offer. If all you're going to do with the 20 hours or so it takes a week to do progression raiding is sit in front of the computer anyway, then it isn't really much of a loss (Estimated time based on my own experience. Your milage may vary, but the time cost of raiding isn't just the time actively spent fighting internet monsters...it includes time spent waiting around, doing the pre and post-raid chats on vent or on your guild forums, helping others with gear, keeping up with EJ discussions to continue being uber, making enough gold to cover your repairs, gems, enchants...etc).

Anyway, play the game the way you want to, what you do with your time is your own business. The point of my post was to present an opinion about why the endgame is worth shunning in the first place.

Breakfast Topic: Shunning the Endgame? {WoW}

Jul 15th 2009 12:53PM @ Agerath: No aggression, I'm just offering an alternative point of view from someone who is already shunning the endgame and giving a reason for that decision. If my post makes you feel defensive, you may want to think more about why that's the case...maybe I struck a nerve?

@ Falcrist: I've done my bit as a hardcore raider on and off since launch and choose not to now for the reasons outlined in my post. I never said it precludes having a job or a life, but it does remove a lot of flexibility from your schedule. There are only so many hours in a day and the more of a life you want to have outside of game, the more difficult it can be to both raid with an end-game guild working on progression content AND still enjoy the other things life has to offer. If all you're going to do with the 20 hours or so it takes a week to do progression raiding is sit in front of the computer anyway, then it isn't really much of a loss (Estimated time based on my own experience. Your milage may vary, but the time cost of raiding isn't just the time actively spent fighting internet monsters...it includes time spent waiting around, doing the pre and post-raid chats on vent or on your guild forums, helping others with gear, keeping up with EJ discussions to continue being uber, making enough gold to cover your repairs, gems, enchants...etc).

Breakfast Topic: Shunning the Endgame? {WoW}

Jul 15th 2009 10:48AM If I had to raid, I'd quit.

For me, being able to hop online for an hour or two when I feel like it for as long as I feel like it is what makes an enjoyable game.

I already schedule large blocks of time to be someplace specific where I'm expected to and get together to do things with other people. If I don't do what I'm supposed to while I'm there, I might get in trouble or at least not be able to partake in all the rewards associated with the experience....I call this thing "work."

PvP trinket is mandatory {WoW}

May 1st 2009 12:21PM There will always be massive QQ and uproar on the forums about something. If Blizzard made every design decision based on avoiding forum reaction then they would never be able to develop anything ever again.

PvP trinket is mandatory {WoW}

May 1st 2009 12:15PM You may not have a stun breaker outside of trinket, but you do have the most reliable and spam-able snare breaker in the game.

Eggcellent Guidance: 30 Noblegarden eggs in 15 minutes {WoW}

Apr 27th 2009 3:43PM These are people who are letting the game play them instead of the other way around. Good luck to everyone busily finding the most efficient way to stand in one place and do nothing while waiting for an egg to spawn.

Argent Tournament is for the casual player {WoW}

Apr 21st 2009 3:58PM If you need every item from every faction, you're not exactly casual...at best you're a hardcore completionist and at worse you've been skipping your OCD meds again.

Its more content that can be done at end level, just another choice for people who log on for an hour or two and feel life doing something different. Luckily, you can still run BGs, do other dailies, work on achievements, pug a heroic or two, go fishing, play on the AH, or dance naked on mailboxes for tips instead if this isn't your thing.

Not everything in the game needs to be over-developed. Wait six months and there will be another new brightly colored object in some corner of the world to keep people who care about that sort of thing going "oooh" and "aaah."

The Queue: Somebody has a case of the Mondays! {WoW}

Apr 6th 2009 3:08PM Calculated from [(Honorable Kills + Time Spent in Combat + Number of enemy players killed in their graveyard) * (Number of times shouting instructions in all caps + frequency of the word NOOB used in BG chat + seconds spent AFK while alt-tabbed) * (amount of time spent in proximity of 90% of the rest of your team + number of times ignoring objectives)] / (Combined number of DKs and Ret Pallies on your team)

Or maybe that's just the way it seems on my battlegroup.