Oct 16th 2008 4:18PM Hear hear! And people complain that there's nothing to do in WoW. I've been playing for years, I only have one 70, and I'm good with that. I spend so much of my /played time just...soaking up the lore, exploring nifty things. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who prefers aesthetics and lore to min/maxing. :)
Oct 16th 2008 11:22AM I'm a pure Survival hunter. My guild highly respects my skill, I am NOT a huntard, my survivability is way up there, I have high DPS, high crit rating, and very effective trapping. So, tell me again that nobody plays survival hunters? :P
Oct 14th 2008 2:44PM Hear hear! I've used all three of the main reviewees, and I am quite fond of TrinityBars! It lets me configure pretty much any way I'd like, and I can save the layouts for easy retrieval when switching characters or updating.
I agree it's not for the non-geeks amongst us, but once you've figured it out it's easy and streamlined. :)
Aug 31st 2008 3:00AM I think the AotV change is totally killer. I was so excited to get it originally, and then I noticed that while it worked, it didn't seem like much of a big deal. Then they buffed it, and it seemed like not much of a big deal, but you know, better. :P Then this? This sounds WICKED. I can't wait. I actually want to play my hunter again. :)
Aug 31st 2008 2:52AM I got the Simpsons references. Very old school. I was pleased. Although, I always thought it was "potassium benzoate". Normally I'd look it up, but I'm lazy today. :P
Aug 27th 2008 2:07AM Thank you for actually playing an Arcane Mage. People always look at me funny for mine. Then again, I don't tend to spec for particular situations. I spec for things that I enjoy. To me, a mage should be the ultimate controller of magic, hence arcane spec.
I have a ton of alts, and I spec however the hell I feel like it, instead of speccing for grinding, and again for raids, and again for PvP (I hate PvP anyways). And before anybody calls me a noob because I don't spend those five talent points in a more raid specific talent, I've been playing for years, know how to play my various roles, and regularly get compliments from people (in and out of PuGs) for actually knowing my role (this is most prominent when I play my main, my hunter, and the healers always /w me after the instance to thank me for actually paying attention to my trapping, and ALWAYS taking a bullet for them, instead of just trying to top the DPS charts).
Anyways, I ramble. I play arcane 'cos I like it, and I really like these changes.
I also really enjoy your article, and I make a point of reading it regularly, even though my mage is one of my lower levels (only my pally is lower). Ignore all the mage haters, and keep up the good work.
Jul 23rd 2008 5:36PM Nobody has yet mentioned SWG (and I don't blame them). SWG still has a Badge system, very similar to CoH/CoV, has since release as far as I know, and is older than any of these games. You'd get badges/achievements for exploring certain things, doing certain quest lines, mastering professions, and a whole whack of other things.
It's one of the things I always liked about SWG, and loved that CoH had it when I started playing that. So the fact that they're adding such things to WoW fills me with glee.
I do have one concern about the retroactivity tho'; What if I got a profession to 375, then removed it, and got a new one to 375. I'll get the badge for the profession I have now, because even though I didn't earn 375 after the system was implemented, I still have 375 while it's out. However, what about my previous profession? Am I going to have to level enchanting to max AGAIN?! I hope not, but still, that wouldn't be SO bad, 'cos still fun badges. :)