May 11th 2011 1:35PM While the 4-piece bonus may make things more complex, it can also simplify them in other ways:
Right now, how often do you have to delay casting a Mind Blast because you have no orbs and your Empowered Shadows is about to run out? If you have to wait 6 secs until you can cast MB again, you may find yourself also waiting to cast DoTs, or casting them at reduced strength while you try to get a shadow orb. If that wait goes from 6 secs to 3, you don't fear casting that Mind Blast because you know that you will have one ready when the orb triggers, so that's one piece of complexity that may end up removed by this bonus.
I think we may end up with a rotation that alternates MB and MF while recasting DoTs in between whenever necessary.
Apr 12th 2011 2:28AM An aerial battle between a dragon who can control the wind, and one who can't? Is there even some discussion as to who would win? Altarius would keep the wind behind him, increasing his speed and impeding Eregos movement, his tornados would deal with any whelp Eregos would dare summon to his aid, and when he phase-shitfs he would just have to change the direction of the wind to move away fast before changing it again before re-engaging Eregos.
Apr 8th 2011 9:29AM Myself and other guild members have found ourselves at times without Vent when we were living at university dorms, and it's never been an issue for us or the guild. At most we've had to remember the raid leader to write tactics down instead of explaining on vent, but after a couple times it was automatic and everything went well.
It's mostly an issue of finding the right people, if they want you in the team, they will find a way to work around a lack of voice chat.
Mar 7th 2011 4:09PM I wouldn't have hesitated going over to a Game Master over offensive language and harassment. A ban, ideally for life, would have been a fitting end for these people.
Jan 6th 2011 4:25PM I'm not too sure about this, it has potential, but it can also turn very bad:
Priest: Heal 10.000.000 damage with Heal.
"tank: hey priest, I was at 20% and you were only casting Heal, where were your big spells?"
"priest: sorry lol, I was trying to get Heal chieve :P"
Unless the wording is very clear (like adding " to targets above 60% health" to the above example), it has the potential to be a disaster...
Nov 21st 2010 3:06PM It's not just the event though, it's a real holiday in the US, and developers may want to spend it with their families instead of dealing with all the unexpected happenings after the Shattering.
Nov 21st 2010 2:43PM I wouldn't hold my breath for the Shattering coming this week. With Pilgrim's Bounty in the way this week, I'll bet Blizzard will wait till the event is over.
Nov 18th 2010 1:47PM Question for the Queue: Will Archeology be available as soon as 4.0.3a and the Shattering of the world take place, or will we have to wait till the Cataclysm release for it?
Nov 11th 2010 4:28PM As long as they get rid of the mighty "you-won't-catch-me-dead-wearing-this" loincloths for leather wearing chars, I'll be happy :P