Mar 21st 2011 10:17AM I haven't played in about a month or so. It started out because I had real life issues going on, but now that those have subsided, I find I don't feel like logging on.
So I thought about why. The simple answer is, it is boring. I have nothing that needs doing in the game that I can actually do. I leveled all my alts. I have characters tied to family members who used to play but also quit (maybe they quit, they haven't said so but haven't been on either, thus the inability to move along).
My main isn't useful for anything because we want healers and tanks. That leaves pugs for me. I spent my time in EQ looking for groups for hours before I tossed that game, too. In wow the process is automated but you have the same result. When you finally do get in a group (if its a pug) you are assumed to be useless since you are a dime-a-dozen DPS or if you aren't putting out the damage of a top level guild raider they kick you. Good enough isn't good enough anymore.
I have been replaying old games I have to pass the time. I can do something at every turn in those games. I don't have to rely on the fickle public to enjoy them.
Jan 21st 2011 9:47AM My wife plays a healer normally and I have one as well. So I am not totally without sympathy. However, since you asked, I can think of only two, ok three.
1. Tunnel Vision. A healer gets assigned a particular target to heal and no matter the situation, they just will not help anyone else. Perhaps it is indoctrination that nobody but the tank needs healing because anyone else recieving damage is just doing it wrong and needs to die.
2. Having a pet tank (and I've done this even in cata dungeons more than once) either to keep adds busy or because something went horribly wrong (missed interrupt or fear) but at the same time not healing them. If you want me to tank a creature, it will likely require some healing. My own isn't always going to get the job done.
This isn't for cases where the pet isn't supposed to be tanking. This is cases where I am asked specifically to do it yet for some magical reason the player tank needs healing but someone thinks the weaker, less intelligent pet doesn't.
3. Assume all DPS are idiots and worthless. This one isn't directed at just healers, though. We are all part of a team. We succeed together or fail together. The tank didn't save the run, the healer didn't save the run, the dps didn't save the run. We all worked at it.
Nov 30th 2010 9:58AM Let us put it this way....
My wife logged on last night and saw them on the launcher screen.
"Aw, where do you get the moonkin pet?"
I think we all know where it goes from there.
Nov 29th 2010 9:16AM You are doing yourselves a disservice if you do not pay attention to the quest text and banter in the new eastern plaguelands (alliance side). It is my favorite series of quests so far. While it still consists of kill 10 these and collect 15 of those, you also become part of a group of some real characters' adventures. By the end, you hate to see them go. Rather, its you going but still.
Nov 12th 2010 10:35PM So I am not the only one who saw the connection to the TSA at the front gate to Stormwind.
Nov 11th 2010 10:03AM Still no edit feature....
This is the same reason I don't have a cell phone. Yea, we do exist. The micro-transactions are a tool of the devil.
Nov 11th 2010 10:01AM I played D&D Online for a while before it was free. It was ok and I liked a few of the features. Then they went free and suddenly I was inundated with "can't go here" messages. It was most annoying. So much so I don't even visit the game anymore. It feels kind of cheap now. Like the motivation behind the game isn't for the customer to have fun, but to see how much money they can get out of you. A bit like walking in some parts of San Francisco. How many homeless and street show people can you "donate" to before you're broke?
Nov 3rd 2010 8:24AM I, similarly, enjoyed the expansion events. When the dark portal was opening I went out each day and fought the hordes of demons coming through.
When the undead were invading, I did my part to quell the flow.
Now, I am running around rift hunting. Sure its drawn out and tedious at first (or by the end) but in retrospect its still more memorable than the 572nd run through ice crown (or wherever).
Oct 14th 2010 11:12AM Regarding fast mounts:
On the character I have Long Strange Trip on, I have the highest flying speed automatically. I imagine it should be the same for anyone else who has a mount that was 310% before the patch.
If not, you might want to take it up with Blizzard.
Oct 4th 2010 12:33PM Curious that we would both hit reply at the exact same time with the same quote.