Oct 17th 2011 7:35PM Having been in a situation very similar to "John", the only thing I can say is this: Stop bitching about it, and step up to the plate. If no one else but this one guy would assume the role, then step up and help out in a meaningful way. I kept a guild alive for 1.5 years, in a role I was never keen about taking on. The problem was that no one else would do it. So in that situation, is it really the fault of the guy who did his best to keep things going, or is it the fault of other people around him, who could easily assist, but do not?
Needless to say, I don't even play WoW at all anymore, because I got tired of being second guessed by a bunch of people that would never step up to the plate and help out. Overall I found that being leading in WoW wasn't rewarding. When your raid goes well everyone celebrates "how great *WE* are", but when they go bad it's "hey this is *YOUR* problem". Now I just enjoy single player RPGs. LOL
Dec 22nd 2010 11:45PM Frankly I blame Blizz for making WotLK way too easy. It got a whole new player base of people that aren't in to putting in effort to do something.
Dec 5th 2010 12:49AM I regret letting myself lead a hardcore raiding guild until it burned me out on the game. From having trusted people backstab me, to drama over the Shadowmourne, it really took its toll.
Sep 10th 2010 2:39AM It's not that 250g is a lot of gold, it's just a hassle to have to go learn it. Why even bother with making it a trainable skill, when the cost is so ridiculously low that it stops no one from getting it, but makes it a hassle for everyone.
Jul 30th 2010 2:34PM ROFL Well played, Blizz! Well played indeed. This better make it to retail in some form! :D
Jun 24th 2010 9:41PM I hope getting rid of AVR was worth it for them...
Jun 21st 2010 12:41PM Having finished the What a Long Strange Trip It's Been meta-achievement over a year ago, I'm happy to say that I will completely ignore the fire festival, and will have nothing to do with it!
Jun 4th 2010 3:20AM I can see why they dumbed Naxx down. As you point out, it was the introductory raid.
I think the biggest raiding screw up on WotLK was ToC. They honestly should have just skipped it all together, and went from Uld to ICC. Someone asking for LESS content you ask? Yes!
I know many guilds that simply were not done with Ulduar hard modes when ToC came out, and in the name of phat loot, most just abandoned Uld. It's a shame too, because Ulduar was a better raid dungeon than ToC ever thought about being.
The thought of staring at that octagon for weeks on end makes me tired of it all over again. ToC was not fun. There was no sense of being involved in something epic. It was more like spending too much time at a renaissance fair...
May 7th 2010 4:24PM The leak wasn't intentional. Some of you don't seem to understand what has happened. This isn't simply about screenshots on a webpage, or videos on youtube. The actual client was leaked, complete with a server emulator. That's a bit more severe than screenshots and video.
On one of the prominent sites, mentioned here in this article, people are even sharing megaupload links to the alpha.
Feb 18th 2010 2:21PM Good! I used to buy my flasks, but when 1 flask started costing 60g, I went back to farming them myself. People selling them at such an inflated rate shot themselves on the foot with this.