Nov 26th 2008 1:19PM This is one of the most cogent paladin articles I've read. Please point out where he is misrepresenting paladins.
Nov 26th 2008 1:14PM As a holy pally now smashing faces as lolret, I like these changes. Just a quick note, as a holy paladin, my raid healing has been spectacular. Before the expansion, I was topping all raid healing meters as 56/5/0, and beating those pesky aoe healing shamans & priests with pure FoL & shock spamming and ye olde Bacon o' Light. For solo dps'sing, however, Holy was absolutely horrible. Mana to kill ratios were ridiculously high (oom after 3~4 kills), and I was doing about 400 dps in T5 gear. If I ever got to pull more than 2 or 3 mobs (very hard in expansion zones) I'd have to pop-up Concentration Aura and heal because I couldn't kill mobs fast enough. This compared to me as retribution in kara/heroics pounding out 1000 dps consistently and going oom maybe every 20 minutes, assuming I'm chain pulling. I'm hoping that the improvements to Judgement of the Pure will offset holy crappy dps. Here's hoping that maybe shockadins will be a viable build again.
Nov 26th 2008 12:17PM @D, get off your high horse. You may not measure success in a man by what car he drives or how many suits you have, but I guarantee that you do measure success. Flashy clothes and extravagant luxuries can be taken too far to the point of over-compensation, but let's be honest and stop kidding ourselves. If we have two guys with identical personality and appearance: Guy One lives with his parents, takes the bus to his job at a fastfood place, looks like he doesn't shave or bath regularly, and wears clothes with holes in them. Guy Two has his own house, drives a mid-sized sedan, holds a steady career job, smells nice, and wears non-flashy clothes from a department store. Which guy would you prefer? It's not a hard choice.
Like Palamer said, women are attracted to competence.
Nov 26th 2008 11:56AM It's not that hard to fathom, really. Women generally prefer men who aren't losers or assholes, whether it's in WoW, real life, or in a car. The occasional exceptions you see are probably because the woman in question has self-esteem issues. Like it not, you ignore it at your own peril, for you fight against millions of years of evolutionary selection.
Nov 17th 2008 6:37PM Good points, but I think the old adage of "Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD do something". Sure every DK spec *can* tank, but that doesn't mean they should. I, for one, am a little mystified at any Blood-spec that neglects talents like Dark Conviction, Bloody Vengeance, and Hysteria. To me, Blood is basically a Solo/utility-dps tree, similar to Fury Warriors or Ret Paladins. The tank builds that the author lists, with the exception of Frost, really seem schizophrenic to me. Why spec down a dps tree ignore core dps talents? I haven't found any lack of Deathknights specced, willing, and geared (or at least not wearing their dps stuff while tanking) to tank, myself. If you want to tank, spec and gear to tank. If you want to dps, spec and gear to dps. I really don't see the usefulness of doing both half-assed at the same time.
Nov 17th 2008 6:14PM @ginka. That used to be how taunts work, but it wasn't true as of a couple patches ago (don't remember which patch). Taunts now give you a permanent threat boost to whoever you taunted from if their threat was more than your's, and forces the mob to attack you for some duration. When that duration wears off however, the mob will be subject again to normal aggro rules. So, if you have 500 threat, and a dps suddenly pulls aggro with 700 threat, taunting will 1) give you a boost to 700 threat and 2) force the mob to attack you for N-seconds. Let's say during that time, you didn't attack or build up any threat, and your dps is still obliviously attacking the mob. He now has 900 threat, while you still have 700. He will pull aggro again. For further information, lookup "threat" in wowwiki.
Nov 17th 2008 1:12PM Wow, you mean it works like almost every other CC in the game? A spell isn't broken or useless just because it can't compensate for the stupidity in your group.
In other news: Dpsers might pull aggro if they attack stuff ur not attacking.
Nov 12th 2008 6:32PM I'm in complete agreement. This is bordering on outright idiocy.
I can't think of anyone who would want to watch this that would not be playing WoW anyway.
Nov 12th 2008 5:35PM I know you're all excited, but come on! If this isn't reinforcing the stereotypical image of a WoW playing as anti-social and unhealthy loners having no life outside of the game, I don't know what does.
I'm sure there *must* be other WoW players that aren't taking days off from work and family to play this game, aren't camping outside of a store until midnight just so they can get games they're already guaranteed to have a few hours ahead of their friends, and aren't going to binge on WoW like they've lost all common sense. It's just a game folks!