Apr 16th 2009 6:04AM Something will indeed always go wrong with a patch. I fully expect and accept this, but the amount of bugs seems overly high to me, especially with regard to issues that were already flagged on the PTR. I would maintain such a large content patch needed more testing before release.
Apr 16th 2009 3:05AM My feeling was that they released the patch too early and my experiences so far have not changed that feeling. Whilst I've not encountered it myself I've had guildmates reporting that the dual spec system is still behaving weirdly with regard to missing talents and talentpoints. Even with no mods running to screw things up, I personally can't see any of the events in the guild calendar (though annoyingly everybody else I've talked to doesn't seem to have this problem). I did OS last night and the lava walls kept disappearing and reappearing somewhere else. On top of all that it seems the in game GM support was disabled so you couldn't even send the GM a note about any of these issues. I can understand that the GMs will be swamped by messages at this time, but I don't think the correct answer is to disable in game support.
Apr 6th 2009 3:59AM Personally, I would agree with the above poster. I generally avoid PvP like the plague, but even I quite enjoy Wintergrasp. Even if I got no honour, shards or gold I probably would still go into WG in its current form. The freeform nature and ability to go in alone and avoid the lolboys, dickwads and egomaniancs is what makes it attractive to me.
Mar 27th 2009 6:41PM I currently play a 2h frost dps build and I often beat unholy, and almost always beat blood for dps given similar gear. Having said that, if the current PTR changes go through I will be going unholy when 3.1 drops because my PTR tests indicate (though admittedly they are not particularly exhaustive) that frost dps just isn't in the same league as unholy.
Mar 20th 2009 12:19PM I think Blizz said they would look at it 'sometime', but as far as I know the disease still doesn't stack for multiple unholy DKs. I wouldn't hold my breath for it either.
Mar 19th 2009 7:46PM Personally I find little difference to the quality of vent and the in-game voice chat. Also I don't know whether it is a server thing, but I would disagree with Bailus over the 'significant delay'. By mistake I have occasionally had vent and the in-game chat active at the same time. There is a slight 'echo' delay between the two systems but at the very most it is only about half a second.
Mar 19th 2009 1:27PM I would imagine they will keep it running as long as it is financially viable. I imagine it would be gradually run down over a period of time, with fewer and fewer servers as the number of subscriptions went down. It wouldn't make sense to just shut it down if they brought out a new MMO, as if the new MMO failed to attract people, or people quickly got sick of it they would be up effluent creek without a paddle.
Mar 17th 2009 1:11PM Personally, I would agree that it is largely irrelevant whether an item is BoE or BoP - if it is an upgrade for someone then I have no problem with them having it whatever it is. However, I have occasionally been in groups (thankfully rarely) where this is has been a contentious issue. Generally, if people are so obsessed with making money from selling the item rather than give it to someone who needs it, then I won't stop them rolling need, though I do feel a little sad inside that people have fallen to such a level of avarice.
Mar 14th 2009 12:24AM I still expect at least at month before we see the patch. Personally, if they're happy with the data they've got from Ulduar, I'd like to see them shut it down entirely so legacy content can be tested properly with the new stuff. The vast majority of people I see on the PTR go there exclusively just to get a look at Ulduar. There's a furrow a mile deep at the entrance to Ulduar from all the people trampling through its doors, but the rest of the world is coated in a film of dust.
Mar 11th 2009 10:02AM Yeh, I've now had a look around the net and there seems to be a lot of conflicting ideas on the matter. Some say that a SP sword gives considerably better TPS than a conventional tanking sword whilst others seem to think the threat increase is only marginal and not worth the loss in mitigation. To be honest I was just reacting to the quote: 'Guys, I hate Paladins, and know almost nothing about them, and even I know that's not a Pally tanking sword', as it didn't seem like a such a cut and dried issue to me. Overall, I would say the sword is more useful to a raid in the hands of a caster, but I personally wouldn't tar and feather a prot pally for wanting it.