Apr 1st 2009 2:14PM i put on my robe and wizard hat.
WTF I TOLD YOU NOT TO MESSAGE ME AGAIN!
i cast lvl twelve infinite lawls
also, the rp forums are way funnier than usual today for some reason...
Mar 30th 2009 11:48AM that doll is also featured in the tiny picture accompanying the "for the children" achievement:
Mar 28th 2009 6:45PM "In the Q&A thread, we were told that the developers were aware of our concerns and would consider upping the spirit-to-crit conversion rate if they felt it necessary. I remained positive, but wasn't exactly holding my breath."
you remained positive?
read your own articles. your constant mage QQ was tired. the class is great and well-balanced. here's to hoping you take the time not writing this column weekly to gain some perspective.
Mar 23rd 2009 9:08PM from what blizzard has given us regarding trolls, i don't foresee any new or interesting troll stuff.
it seems they are more inclined to drop troll dungeons on us, rife with parody, and leave a maze of loreless dead-ends.
we know more about yogg than we do hakkar...let that sink in for a hot minute.
would love to get a troll novel or even a quest zone aimed at tying up loose ends!
Mar 22nd 2009 1:13AM believe me, druidx...as a hunter since beta, it's a welcome change to hear from someone who has history with their class. as such, i like to think i appreciate player skill with a different palette, having understood firsthand how dps ratings can represent ability vs. class.
i didn't mean to sound obnoxious, because every player who has complaints (however valid) is guilty of the aforementioned 'QQ.' i was merely commenting on the fact that, as a class-specific entry for this particular blog, i have heard next to nothing positive about playing a mage...maybe when mirror image first got leaked and tested, but even then it was a cautious experience followed by massive groaning (examples of said whine are in this very article)
i play with mages. i am fascinated by the lore of mages. but i am simply beyond believing that something as slight as a minor talent tweak, regardless of nerf history, is worth this much fervent opposition. and considering the fact that this type of negativity has been repeatedly vomited from the 'arcane brilliance' articles leaves me with a bad taste.
i guess, for a change, i'd like to hear what mages love about playing their class.
Mar 21st 2009 8:24PM man, i am so confused.
i want to like mages, i really do, and have tried for a while now by reading 'arcane brilliance' and getting a better understanding of the class. but to be perfectly honest, especially as of late, it is all 'teh dreaded QQ.'
i just don't understand how any class could be as ungrateful about their standing in the world; how when other classes are staring down the barrel of the nerf-gun (dk), or have been teased with class-changing mechanics for way too long (hunter), that mages can be so miserable about a few apparently ignorable talent tweaks.
being on the receiving end of little to no major nerfs or buffs is an excellent, excellent thing. it hints at the fact that your class is in a comfortable, well established seat in relation to everyone else. mages even get some really helpful posts from ghostcrawler, where he DOES answer ALL of those questions well.
but i turn my head and all i read is 'betch betch betch!'
still can't remember the last time i heard a mage talk about something awesome they love about their class...the only difference is that i know there is plenty of awesome, and mages that write would clearly prefer whining.
Nov 23rd 2008 11:15PM forget dwarves!?
Oct 28th 2008 6:56PM honestly...decent microphones are cheap these days and would probably solve MOST of your audio issues.
also, the warrior trying not to sound like a dick?
Oct 4th 2008 3:22PM wow...really?
i generally enjoy reading wowinsider stuff, but that was just silly.
whining and begging to an imaginary blizzard employee?
then telling this make-believe developer 'what will happen' if they don't 'fix' a spell?
if it was an attempt at humor, it failed miserably...and if it was an honest write-up, then it was the whiniest thing i've read in recent memory.
you're complaining about an aspect of wow betas that has been well-documented and explained through blizzard actions for a long time...a spell/talent/spec is nerfed to increase testing in other areas.
this has seriously deflected my desire to read wowinsider stuff in the future, and i hope you replace it with an intelligent article soon.
to summarize: a long, tired wall of text, desperately crying about a non-issue in a beta build.
i would say QQ more, but i don't think i could take it.
Jul 13th 2008 10:54PM in roleplay, i can understand how these rules can be applied courteously to preserve the experience...but i get the sense you are attempting to guilt characters and the people behind them into behaving 'politely.'
everything CAN be funny; and in an open, free-speaking environment like WoW, those who abuse the power to speak freely WILL be ousted for acting like idiots [consult Penny Arcade's formula]
not really an issue, but i can see how it is an easy subject to write a quick post about.