Feb 8th 2012 4:25PM QuestHelper. Technically still around, but now badly broken garbage. Main attraction for me was the lovely, elegant quest tracker, and I've yet to find a comparable substitute.
Dec 4th 2011 7:32PM The old DF tickets and rep items (Glowing Scorpid Blood, Furry Paw et al) are still white-quality items. May we assume this is sloppy auditing and that they will have no further use in the game?
Nov 8th 2011 2:24AM My understanding is that, if someone decides they want the name of another player's long-inactive low-level character, Blizzard may indeed delete that character. If true, what are the exact criteria for this?
(I am taking an extended break from the game, and should I ever come back I would hope to find my small army of level 1-5 bank alts exactly as I left them)
Jul 19th 2011 12:13PM T'was the day when I could not imagine getting by without QuestHelper, not so much for the pointing tools (though they were handy enough) but for its lovely, elegant, perfectly wonderful quest tracker.
QH seems to have shit the bed with Cata, alas, and I can't deal with all the broken stuff just for the sake of the one bit that's still useful. No other trackers compare, unfortunately!
May 19th 2011 11:27PM Best news since stacking clams.
Jul 8th 2010 1:26PM Goblins originally hail from Jersey, so if they don't make with the pizza already I'm going to be very disappointed.
Other things I'd like to see:
– PewPew Lazor (req. Engineering 525): use: blinds all nearby enemies for 5-10 seconds, dealing 5-5000 damage. Also goes "pew-pew". Warning: use may result in a C&D from Lucasfilm Ltd.
– Ridable Battle-Mööse: because moose are badass. Would you fuck with a moose? I thought not.
– Gnomes on Pogo Sticks: Gnomes on pogo sticks.
And now if I may be *koff* serious for a moment, I've always wanted to see an alternative to the (annoying, ineffective) chat channels – some sort of in-game bulletin board or Craigslist-type dealie where you could place adverts of varying sorts, everything from buy/sell to LFG. I imagine such a thing would be unwieldy, ripe for abuse and a moderation nightmare, however, so I expect to see it around the same time as guild housing, i.e. never.
Other than that, they've been pretty good about adding cool shit to the game, so I dunno... barbershop equivalent for epic mount armor? Better enchant glows? Waitwait, I know, silly party hats for everyone!
Feb 23rd 2010 2:21PM I only have two, really:
– that I never found a guild which was both socially rewarding and progress-minded.
– that I waited a year too long to quit playing.
Dec 25th 2009 12:44PM I was worried I would be tempted to resume my cancelled account if this year's present was especially awesome. Glad to see that's not going to be a problem!
Nov 27th 2009 2:57PM Both of my accounts expire this coming Tuesday. Over the past week, I've only touched the game to clear out my mailboxes.
My interest in playing the game has vanished. You know what? It feels GOOD.
WoW is a great game, but the open-ended aspect of it made me uncomfortable from the start. There's always another carrot on a slightly longer stick, and god forbid you should slack off or fall behind, lest you find yourself in empty zones and empty queues wondering what the fuck happened to everyone.
The way the game makes you WANT new things constantly – not even real things, mind you – strikes me as insidious. I know that's how they keep people hooked, keep those subscription dollars rolling in, but I finally realized that I was never going to find a point where I could say "okay, I guess that's enough. I've beaten the game." Blizzard will never let me do that.
It was only going to stop if I MADE it stop. So I did. And it's a huge fucking relief.
I had a little motto before I started playing WoW: "games should be pastimes, not occupations." I broke that rule for two and a half years with WoW, but never again. Games should not eat up that much time. They shouldn't be full of elements that literally feel like work. They should be things you pick up, enjoy for a while, and then put down again. At least, for me.
I had an interesting time in WoW, at least for the first couple of years. It's a fantastic game in many ways, but also a profoundly broken one. And frankly, a lot of the people I encountered during those years were profoundly broken too.
So, thanks for the good times, Bliz. I wish you the best of luck in the future, but I will NEVER play another MMORPG again.
Done my time in Hell.