Jul 22nd 2008 5:30PM Are there any leftover charters doing sunwell?
Jul 7th 2008 4:59PM I would say that if you are spending $15 dollars a month to only simply kill digital wolves then perhaps it is a poor investment, but if you are doing more than that maybe it isn't.
Jul 2nd 2008 6:43PM It would seem to me that having any 'meaningful' spec is contrary to your desire. If we simply eliminated having any specs and just made the useful talents into class abilities then the problem disappears. Everyone is the same and always optimized.
Alternatively, the talents can remain but be made less meaningful. Perhaps change the color or graphic of the spells you cast but no change to any other mechanic. Now you can spec one way and not suffer any sub-optimalities.
I'd like to be able to be optimal at PvE and PvP - having different talent specializations means I can't be optimal at both simultaneously - but I can be optimal for at least one at one time. If we put a cooldown on respecing and a prohibitive cost, it would mean that I'd have to choose a mediocre balanced spec and never be able to outshine pure specs. Or, I could choose a pure spec and then always get destroyed at a certain part of the game. Or finally, Blizzard can make it so the talents are very very similar in terms of game mechanics so no spec generally out-performs another. If the talents are so similar this way, then it almost negates the purpose of choosing them.
Jul 2nd 2008 2:12PM The reality is that if you want to be competitive in PvE and PvP you are forced to respec.
There are a lot of guilds out there who don't care what spec you are so there is plenty of opportunity to raid with a sub-optimal spec - just be prepared that when you do this, not everyone is doing the optimal thing to succeed and it will take longer and be more expensive to get things done.
Similarily with PvP, go ahead and stay whatever spec you want. You can still have success in Battlegrounds but you may find yourself frustrated in Arenas where other people are willing to optimize themselves towards their goal.
Jun 23rd 2008 2:04PM Send the melee on the little spawns, use ranged on the elite add.
Depending on your gear, your tank may be advised to just go in dps gear as the elite add only hit me (a cloth user) for about 1500 - 1800 damage as well as putting the dot up.
Finally, dodge the ice spikes by moving when you see the animation on the ground below your character.
The dropped gear is terrible but at least the enchant is useful.