Mar 30th 2012 11:14AM If we really want to "save" players from bad decisions, then why not go all the way and just have the AI play our toons for us? Just log in, select a zone or instance, and let the game play itself while you passively watch the action unfold on your screen. That way, no one can ever do it "wrong."
It's a brave new world.
Mar 22nd 2012 12:09PM So in other words, we go from Have Group Will Travel and Chug-A-Lug to Have Group Will Bandage and Trudge-N-Lug.
Mar 12th 2012 10:45PM Pristine hides are the WoW equivalent of sasquatch. Everyone knows someone who knows someone who saw one drop once, but no one has ever gotten one themselves.
I'm pretty sure I've skinned every skinnable mob in Tol Barad so many times I doubt their hides will *ever* regenerate, and I've gotten exactly ONE pristine hide. You have a better chance at the Baron's horse, seriously.
Either make the drop rate something a normal person might see in their lifetime, or eliminate them as drops entirely and make it purchased only. Or does some dev somewhere believe players find this "fun and interesting?"
Mar 12th 2012 10:10AM Been playing since the tag end of vanilla, have a dozen toons (5 at max level), and am the proud possessor of not 1 but 2! X chromosomes and I have never, ever played a healer nor have I had any interest in doing so. It's all pew-pew, all the time for me. In fact, my husband jokes that my priest has dual spec: shadow, and shadowier *lol* I am thinking about learning to tank on my DK though. I can see myself tanking, but healing? Not me!
Jan 29th 2012 9:03AM Apparently no one remembers the joy that was heroic Shadow Labs, back in the day. That place had more nasty trash than a New Jersey landfill. I spent a week there, one Saturday afternoon...
And still didn't get my fracking Sonic Spear to drop.
Just the mention of hSLabs can still make me cringe reflexively.
Aug 17th 2011 10:08PM So glad my warlock has kept her Soul Harvester all these years! It will go SO well with the Malefic Raiment wngs... *evil giggle*
Jul 26th 2011 10:15AM I think my favorite of the mega-chains was Fallen Hero of the Horde. World travel, demon hunting, some absolutely hilarious quest text... really, when anyone says "epic quest line" this is the first one that comes to mind for me.
Jul 2nd 2011 9:34AM My husband and I started playing at the tail end of vanillla, just a month before Burning Crusade came out. We'd recently learned that his dearest friend, someone he'd known since kindergarten, had cancer and the outlook was grim. Separated by 500+ miles and several states, visiting in person was impractical even when his friend had good days and felt strong enough for company. But his friend was an avid WoW player and playing was something he could do even on the bad days when pain and chemo kept him in bed. So we bought two copies and created a pair of nelfs - rogue for hubby, hunter for me - and planned to use it primarily as a way to spend some time with our friend before it was too late. He got such a kick out of playing "tour guide" for us and introducing us to the game.
All too soon, he was too weak even to play the game he loved and in the end, the Big C was the one raid boss he couldn't beat. He moved on to other games, but we stayed in Azeroth, as hooked as he had been. Thank you, Justin, for sharing your love of WoW with us. We miss you still.
Jun 3rd 2011 7:08PM Atually, this isn't a difficult issue at all and your analogy is completely offbase. Your car dealerships own the property they are selling. They therefore have the right to transfer that ownsership to anyone they please, for any amount they please. In the case of ingame currencies, items, etc., the only person who has rightful ownership of that "property" and therefore the right to transfer it, is the game maker. In this case, Blizzard - and they elect NOT to transfer ownership of their virtual currency. You do not "own" your toons, your gear, your vanity items, your gold, or any other part of the game. Blizzard grants you - and ONLY you - the right to use those items within the context of their game world. It's a $15/month lease, and the lease specifically prohibits you from subletting.
Capitalism is wonderful, but it only applies when we are talking about the transfer of property you actually own.