May 30th 2011 2:47PM Your spelling and grammar makes my eyes hurt.
Jan 25th 2010 4:29PM ^^ This.
This is where I was trying to go, thanks heather.
Jan 25th 2010 4:21PM "What an amusing gesture from the rabble." -Scourgelord Tyrannus
No, I do not now, nor have I ever, had an interest in writing for wow.com... although I'm wondering now if you after reading a lot of your work on this and other threads.
Since you appear to be similar in charcter to a slashdot troll, I encourge you to RTFA... I did state that my argument about math and it's application was about right and wrong...and in the next sentence noted that the rest of my assumptions were opinion...so why you are hopping up and down in your nerd rage screaming "opinion!!!" is a bit confusing.
My overall OPINION (you get that CA?) remains unchanged:
What I have read from this writer smells of trolling... picking things that are pretty much gospel and turning them on their head as a means to get a discussion going. I have seen these same ideas, and other similar ones, come and go a few times in my life as a raider. The people who embraced them were not successful as priest healers.
Jan 25th 2010 9:12AM edit: the post above was supposed to be in reply to chris anthony's post above.
edit2: I see cthulu was thinking the exact same thing I was... just being deliberately contrary to pump up the discussion thread. It's just a tired old trade chat troll maneuver.
Jan 25th 2010 9:07AM Well, I disagree with you, and you are wrong.
There is no "matter of opinion" or "point of view" on mathematical equations. They are, thankfully, correct or incorrect. And this column's author was incorrect on most of her math regarding meta gems last week ... all of which was pointed out in great detail in last weeks column's comments.
As for my assumptions as to the writer's origins... they are mine own, and you can be offended if you like. Doesnt change my opinion though. This column used to have useful information from a raiding priest. What we get now is more like practice for creative writing class... lots of against the grain, 'i want to be different' stuff. It generates a lot of comments and discussion, but when the basics of the ideas themselves are not well thought out or even viable... it's just argument for publicity's sake.
I should also note that I find it interesting that you didnt attack those main points.
And I wasn't implying that she wasn't chosen on her ability to write for priests. I was stating that the reasoning and rationality behind her arguments and opinions clearly show that she couldn't have been chosen on her ability since it very clearly lacking.
My assuming that wow.com's editors chose her based on her priest knowledge that she has demonstrated to date would be offensive to wow.com's editors. I am giving them the benefit of the doubt that they made a mistake based on patronage.
Sometimes wrong is just wrong. Period.
Jan 25th 2010 7:39AM I have to agree with the previous posters about this columns quality since the new writer took over. The meta-gem article was horrible and flat out wrong, both in it's numbers and it's advice. The idea that healers (priests especially) should be passing on gear to dps just made my jaw drop. Since blizzard has pretty much dropped mp5 off cloth gear, there is no "healing gear" any more... yet there is "dps gear" ie anything with hit on it. So, dps already has a ton of gear I cant roll on, they compete with me for gear I can roll on (not to mention the druids that want to roll on cloth), and on top of that, now I should defer to them?
I'm actually starting to wonder if the writer of this column actually has a priest as a main, ot it's some other columnist or editor's girlfriend who has a priest alt and took the column for fun or on a lark.
Reading that you were raiding ICC with 6 ilvl 200 pieces of gear only reinforced that suspicion.
The writing style is a little entertaining, but anyone who has raided more than a few months is shaking their head and laughing at the content.
Sorry to be negative, but I calls em like I sees em.
Jan 23rd 2010 9:56PM Another side to this story... try being a disc priest in a pug raid and have people who dont move out of fire/poison/etc and keep wiping suddenly start linking the healing meter and complaining about healing numbers. Linking heal meters is bad enough, judging a disc priest byu them is just ignorant.
Thumbs up to an awesome article. Meter whores are awful.
Note: My main is a warlock. Why all that hate? Are you angry because mages are confined to that stuffy tower in Stormwind while all the cool warlocks get to train in the basement of the bar? Sorry, if I were having a party, I'd be inviting warlock chicks before mage chicks.
Jan 23rd 2010 1:57PM My bank alt is a mage named Sybiann.
Dec 31st 2009 8:30AM The easier they make the game, the lower the bar sinks. The lower the bar sinks, the more people we have with x-box live mentality. Driving subscriptions up and watering the game down is just pissing in the player gene pool.
And geez Adam, I expected better from you. 1500 dps in heroics? I would politely ask you to leave unless it was UK. If you declined, I'd try to votekick you. I'd like to see you try to heal HoR with three dps in the 2k range. Good luck with that.
Seems everyone is on the no-skill-required, everyone-is-equal, you-werent-the-loser-you-were-just-the-last-winner bandwagon. Sorry, I busted my ass running regular dungeons and buying crafted items to be able to do repectable dps in heroics. now, people ding 80 and present themselves in heroics in quest blues and greens and expect to be carried to t9. I call bullshit.
Dec 8th 2009 6:14PM once again, i am reminded of this: