Aug 17th 2010 2:34PM As someone who lives in Phoenix and has driven several times to Vegas...you're both wrong! That drive there is most CERTAINLY Barrens.
Aug 13th 2010 1:29PM I want a pony. An MMO where crabs owns ponies and give them to people.
Aug 10th 2010 8:23PM Tailor an entire expansion specifically to them? Sounds unfeasible.
Aug 9th 2010 5:43PM Hands down, Gladiator achievement. I'm happy whenever I see a warrior in my BG in full wrathful gear, and I cringe when I see an enemy warrior with a wrathful weapon :( In both cases, the warriors just mow down everything in their path.
Aug 9th 2010 5:28PM My situation is similar to yours, though to a lesser degree. I recently got out of a 2 year relationship (no kids involved), and found myself tremendously depressed. I still kind of am. WoW has provided an EXCELLENT distraction for me. I knew I loved this game, but I uninstalled it back in January because it was affecting my performance in college. Its summer now so there's not a whole lot to do (making the whole ex-gf thing a lot worse) but playing WoW in the meantime has lessened the blow tremendously.
Aug 9th 2010 5:12PM My first character was a mage, and fire at that. Sure, not the optimal leveling spec, but I loved two or three shotting most mobs. Am I surrounded? Oops, frost nova, blink away. Deaths were few and far between except for in caves, where respawns were fast and furious, and mobs were packed so close together. Otherwise, making my own food and drink were absolutely ideal. I've leveled all other classes at least up to 20, and the only ones that came close is my rogue and warlock (both 80s). My warrior (80), priest (80), and hunter died soooo much...and the paladin and druid are just boring...press 2, wait for rage/CD, press 2 again. Lame. Mage 4 ever.
Aug 9th 2010 2:53PM I love to BG but I despise afkers, and even moreso botters. People profiting off my effort makes me pretty mad. So I've taken it upon myself to report each and every botter I see directly to a GM. After about 2-3 months (wait time for GM response), I get a reply saying sorry about the inconvenience, we're going to follow them around and take appropriate action but we won't tell you what. My hope is that the botters are getting permabanned, and the afkers temporarily banned, eventually permabanned. Does this really happen or am I wasting my time? Do GMs really take time out of their day to follow around suspected botters and subsequently ban them?
Aug 3rd 2010 4:04PM I have been running my healer through heroics for some time now. My first raid was ICC-10 just a couple of days ago. When I got picked up for the pug, a couple of people mentioned my 4600 GS. I just said I was experienced (on my mage, I forgot to mention to them!!), so I stayed. The rest of the raid was running at 5500+ GS. By the end of the run my new GS was 4900, and there were no wipes and only 2 or 3 deaths until the Bloodprince Council. Now, my experience on my Disc priest was centered around heroics, so most of my healing was flash heal, penance and renew. Bubbles were only occasional. I was most definitely nervous starting this raid, especially because we were only running 2 healers. However, the shadow priest was pulling 10-11k dps and made my job infinitely easier. I was critiqued a couple of times for not throwing up enough bubbles, but that changed quickly as well. How did I manage the anxiety? I just steeled myself! I trusted my own abilities, and the raid progressed very smoothly. I know dpsing consists of watching timers, CDs and the ground beneath your feet; tanking is largely situational awareness, and healing is a combination: situational awareness, timers, ground-beneath-your-feet, and of course, choosing the right button at the right time. It didn't help that my UI was set up for dpsing either. The frames were all in the wrong place, and moving your eyes towards the edge of the screen to watch health is deadly when you don't know what's going on with yourself.
It is definitely a learning process. Practice makes perfect!