Apr 15th 2009 9:51AM -Got online, set my Pally up with her DS and went Holy Protadin. Bars with Dominoes worked exceedingly well so she's happy. Cleaned out her inventory and got all my flasks back up, cleared out her mailbox and waited.
-Got onto druid, had her Resto Boomkin DS set up. Again, Dominoes = win for updating early for 3.1. Same inventory clearance and in trying to rush a Vault PUG on her-we got locked out since the zone changed hands. Ended up PVPing for a bit to get it back to Horde side and got facerolled by lagfest and incorrect vehicle counters where Ally just overran our base with excess catapaults and we were sitting ducks.
NR Server crashed, oldworld was still up. Got on bank, sold a buncha fish and glyphs and made my 2K back in almost minutes. Went to bed after. Wasn't planning on sitting there to wait out the server crashes and instabilities. I'll give them a day or two to settle down, release instability quickfixes and whatnot then I'll get back on. That plus I cannot function without my addons too well. Code dumps and crashes filling my screen isn't a pleasant way to start a heal-a-thon in a raid.
I'll say this: I'm all schoolgirl-excited to play my Paladin again now that she's Holy Prot. I feel so complete again! That and my druid. Mmm. Delicious Boomkin form once again and I can keep my resto gear on too with minor swaps for hit/crit pieces!
Apr 7th 2009 8:52PM I really don't like this video-moreso because it falls into a serious repetition with her video clips and I thought that could've been a bit more well done, even by beginner standards. I feel like I'm watching tape on repeat. That plus this sort of issue is rather tacky on a whole to express.
First of all: being male and playing a female toon doesn't make you gay. No. You just prefer to behold a female form on your screen and there's nothing wrong with that. Knock off all this sexist crap of 'men must play male toons' and 'female must play female toons.' And those of us among the WoW population who ARE gay really don't like this argument pushed on us like it's our fault and tossing more unwanted people into the cliche. Please. WTB more waterproof argument.
Secondly: she's pushing this as an issue to ridicule guys who do this. If that's her argument then I should make fun of her too for owning/playing a male toon and probably insert some sexual slurs and start questioning her morals/call her rude names etc. Good for the goose, good for the gander right?
Thirdly: a womanizer is a man who treats women with little or no respect. Example? A man who uses women for his own gratification and ends with little or no concern or care as to their own well being, emotions etc.
To the above poster(s) who took it wrongly that calling a perfect stranger 'honey' or 'darling' or 'sweetheart' and are insulted by it: you're perfectly welcome to be but don't be such a stick-in-ass and uptight about it. The country I grew up in: it is perfectly normal to call a woman 'sweetheart' or 'darling' and it is meant in a very respectful term. Endearing yes, but still respectful and as a mere greeting. It tends to soothe the feeling of meeting a strange person, breaking the ice for conversation yet still be respectful enough to know that there is a line that must not be crossed. Then again: I live in another country. My custom =/= your customs. So I'm within my right to think that JDM and AyaJulia rather 'uptight' about the whole issue.
Bottom line: I don't like this song. It's a tacky topic and honestly - anyone who plays WoW has no right to make fun of anyone else. You're just as much a nerd as the rest of us. Pot quit calling kettle black. Let everyone play what sex/race toon they want and stop trying to make it an overinflated issue. This video = 2/5. She gets points for effort and trying. Poor issue, poor topic and I really don't find anything remotely amusing about this video nor her accusing lyrics.
Mar 5th 2009 8:26AM Why not just buy bigger bags and combine the 4 of em? Make it a whole lot easier to manage items. Then again: I've no need to hang onto a lot of a certain item. If it's gonna be used-it gets mailed to the needy alt to hold onto until the profession/skill reaches the necessary level to use it all. :)
Mar 5th 2009 8:23AM My bank toon's been on my account since I stated playing 4 years ago. Sadly, I choose the wrong class for him since I already have a Hunter. I've already said that when I'm ready to play a Shaman (since all my other character slots are full) - I'm going to name my Shaman after my bank toon-Evanguard. (Guards the loot and money.)
Every morning, clad very classy in his tuxedo and pimping shoes, grey loot rings and necklace, monocle at the ready, Baby Blizzard Bear and armed with his Skinning Knife and 10 Pound Mudfish to defend against any usurpers who would dare steal my cash; he trudges faithfully to the Org auction house to deal my auctions, retrieve sold/unsold items from the mail and do all my shopping for me without having to leave whatever area my 70's and 80's are busy questing/grinding/raiding. I practically never have reason to go back to Azeroth since he basically controls everything there for me.
He has his own guild which I formed with friends and we all have our own bank alts-each aptly named after our first WoW character with '-guard' after the name and 3 bank tabs for sharing items among one another. I've been working the market for about 3 years on my server and I'm on numerable F-lists because of the great deals and prices I offer for items. And because I'm a bit of a packrat - you name it; I probably have it to sell at a reasonable rate. And I stockpile as well so I can be the War Profiteer when the market goes all to hell on certain item. Can't login without someone whispering me begging that I have a stack of X-material cheaper than the AH. He has his own little reputation among my buyers with a macro to advertise anything I have for sale! Anonymous yet well known at the same time.
I keep him because it requires less muss and fuss to remember which toon has what item(s) and the need to logon to them and wait a bit longer. Reason? My player toons have a lot more addons to load than my banker so:
1) It takes longer to login to them. My bank takes seconds to login since he has default UI and simple banking-keeping addons. No having to load customized interface, quest addons, map addons etc.
2) Chances are my playable characters are in Lag-aran or some Northrend area where lag and slowdown is nearly manditory.
3) Org/Tb just loads fast. AH is at hand. Mailbox and gold at the ready. That plus all business goes on in Org really. There's RFC for a ghettohearth and always a mage on hand to port you wherever you need and nobody minds leaving Dalaran to come to Org to make a face-to-face pickup.
When I'm on my other toons? Mail everything in a fat package to my bank and forget about it until I logon to him to sort it all out and auction whatever-(which I love doing.
Mar 4th 2009 10:22AM I honestly never thought I'd see the day that Illy of all people in a PUG would get his face rubbed into the dirt. It's hilarious that my druid: who's seen probably 3 BC instances has all the BC raid achievements for SSC, TK, BT and SWP while my Pally and Warrior who I've probably worked the hardest to even get so much as freaking ZA gear never managed to even kill the trash in there. It's depressing really but I see so many "LFG PUG BT/ZA/SSC" etc in LFG now that it's mindboggling.
What IS good however is that some of the gear that you can pick up if you get into said PUG (and that selfish 80's don't take the gear away...), your alt at the 70-75 level will have some VERY awesome levelling gear, thus letting you trash almost every quest reward as you move through WoTLK questlines. My Balance druid picked up her helm and pants since 71 and I'm 79 right now and still wearing them. Some of the trinkets as well are pretty long lasting as well.
The main problem though is that when lower levels go through with 80's and depending on the group: you get some rather selfish minded people needing on gear which they clearly do NOT need all for the expressed purpose of keeping it in their banks. Sure it looks nice and you 'never got it when the raid was hard' and 'oh these noobs aren't worthy to wear this' and blah blah QQ etc but come on: what's that attitude about?
Now, not that I'm all for the whole 'give epix to the poor' sort of attitude but come on - if you're gonna do nothing but put it to rot in your banks: at least let someone roll on it so that they'll put it to use.
Mar 2nd 2009 9:52AM IMO the greatest ways to handle this whole rigmarole of shards:
- Equipment slot sort of like the keyring. Have a set stack size of shards (e.g 50-cmon if this Drain Soul change goes live, you SHOULDN'T need that many more. Right?) Slot is independent of bag slots and either, like the keyring, expands with level or holds the Soul Bag in a slot away from the backpack slots.
- If they refuse to give stacking as a do-away with Soul Bags on a whole: give Soul Bags some sort of benefit to keeping. Same way a hunter gains 15% AP speed, a little haste/spellpower bonus a bag would be at least some comfort to our warlock friends.
To all those warlocks who have thrown my character a summon in long instances just so I wouldn't have to walk and have had to leave an instance to farm more shards and even those of you who've sacrificed your last shard to SS me - I
Mar 2nd 2009 9:34AM Completed quest tracker please Bliz or at least an addon that tells me what I've already done.
Because tracking finished and cleared zones across multiple characters is near-insanity. Especially when I've finished some quests...what...2-3 years ago? I see alt-a-holics will have some problems here.
I think I'll give Carbonite a go. If this thing has some sort of tracker system, I'll give it a shot. Now granted I've been through certain zones and I know as a fact some of them are fully cleared BECAUSE I used them to level: finding those one or 2 drop-item quests will be the pain. *coughOOXchickenCOUGH* I know Outlands is notorious for this type of acquisition mechanic.
"Oh hey! Quest drop item!" *begin long chain quest which counts excessively towards Loremaster*
Mar 2nd 2009 9:05AM Hrm:
- Chasing a human paladin into Booty Bay after a X-roads raid since he was PVP flagged, only him to bubble while I got whomped by the guards. Found out why there's no fighting in goblin towns. :/
- Running around Durotar picking Silverleaf for about 3 hours and vendoring it all just to buy an 8 slot bag from a vendor. And we all know how much vendor gear costs! I was so thrilled when I finally got it and then when I went to Org: oh wait...there's...an auction house...Oh man. :(
-Wandering around Aszhara at level 45 on my Hunter, running into the Shade of Azuregos and going "O_O...Waaaaaoooww..." and have his aggro-able form completely roadstomp me from behind.
Feb 27th 2009 2:09PM What I think Bliz needs to take a look at concerning OF is the proc itself. I've gotten it to proc off some silly things at times, like even that quest is Skald where you dismember corpses for some reason.