Jan 10th 2011 5:02PM Blizzard did a phenomenal job revamping the old quests. I wonder though what's going to happen to the new people who are skimming through the new content, happy as a clam and then hit Outland ....ouch. That expansion feels so dated now, after you have experienced the new quests. Even Northrend is feeling a bit tired.
Jan 7th 2011 9:41AM What I really want to know about kitty kat people, is where are all the women??
Jan 7th 2011 9:35AM In a way Hidendragon, I can't really blame him. In WotLK he probably would have been kicked out had not being doing the max amount of DPS. People used to advertise their DPS when looking for groups/raids. That's pretty much all that mattered. That and achievements. That's a hard habit to break, especially if it's all you ever knew. It's going to take MONTHS and MONTHS for the majority of the wow population to get used to this "new" concept. I think people will have to be patient and be willing to put up with a little resistance from players.
Jan 6th 2011 5:05PM That's true, but in the words of Dr Phil, "how's that working for you?" Obviously there is a serious lack of class knowledge in the general population. But at the same time there is a total lack of tolerance for that lack as well. I'm all for educating people, but it seems like a pointless and endless effort when there is little chance that you are going to see that person again. LFD widened the pool of potential group members by a wide margin, but for this education effort to work, we would need a system we can group with the same people again (in the LFD)
Jan 6th 2011 4:55PM I really like this idea. This would be an excellent reward to motivate people
Jan 6th 2011 12:04PM This seems all rather complicated to measure in any meaningful way. One of the thing that the LFG system introduced is an ever greater lack of accountability, and at the same time a randomeness that makes teaching people a pretty pointless excercise.
How about a simple system of thumb up/thumb down. If you like a person in your group, you give him a thumbs up. If you don't like them you give them a thumb down. If you don't care either way, you do neither. When you queue for a LFG, the system will preferentially group you with people you have marked as a thumb up, (as long as they have not marked you as a thumbs down). This would reduce some of the randomness and lack of accountability the tool has introduced. Over time, you would start grouping with the same people, thus improving your own experience. As the same time, it would encourage jerks to behave, because if they get marked down by enough people, they will limit their chances for grouping. (Assuming they care).
I don't know if I would translate that into a sort of rating everyone can see, because of the potential for abuse. Also people are way too rating obsessed in this game. It would probably end up that unless you have xxx rating, you'll get voted kicked or something. But as a personal "bookmark" type of system it might work.
Jan 4th 2011 3:30PM I agree, you should do the first few quests, to at least get the water mount. I don't especially like water quests myself, because of the many limitations. Having to manage breath, being very slow, unable to drink/eat. None of those limitations are there in Vashij'ir. I think you actually walk/swim/ride faster there than you do on dry land. The mechanics of targeting are pretty much the same. They did a pretty good job with it. LOS and aggro range is almost the same. The mobs aggro range up and down seem to be fairly limited, so you don't have to worry about mobs way above you dropping on your head. Seriously, there was not one moment where I found the zone frustrating in any way. And I'm also a little iffy about having to move on the vertical, as well as the horizontal. I hate having to follow someone in the air for example and I would suck at any kind of air combat.
Sometimes I wished I was on dry land, but that's just part of the charm. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous and worth a visit. They really outdid themselves.
And you seem to be a druid. Glyphed water form rocks in that environment. You go as fast as the water mount. One really nice perk for druid, is that, unlike flight form, you can switch to swim form whether or not you are in combat.
Dec 3rd 2010 5:55PM Another option is to download the authenticator app. It exist for several mobile devices. It's usually free or else very cheap.
I'm in Canada and that's what I did.
Dec 3rd 2010 2:05PM I agree with Bat. This is bad advice. I'm an IT tech, and I'm familiar with Internet security. I use firefox, noscript, etc etc. I avoid dodgy websites. I can spot a phishing email, from a mile away. But that's no guaranty you will never get hacked. It just makes it less likely. An authenticator is still your best insurance.
Judging from the amount of phishing emails I get, that seems to be a very popular way to hack accounts. However they are the easiest to avoid. Rule number of Internet security is never EVER click on an email link that leads you to a site where you enter any kind of personal info such as a login. That goes for wow, banking sites, facebook, etc etc. Instead, type in the address manually in your browser. If you can't remember the URL, google it. If you do google it, pay attention that the site you select is the legit one.
But if you are curious wether that email you received is legitimate, Simply mouse over the URL the hackers have conveniently included for you. In your browser status bar you will see displayed the REAL URL the link is pointing to. Hackers get very creative trying to entrap you. They also will sometimes even include a legit URL in their email, along with the fake one.
Even if the email looks legit, do not use any of the links. Type the address manually in your browser.
Feb 15th 2010 5:27PM
Maybe they just need to integrate a spam filter in the game. The add-ons I use work very well and block 99% of all the spam. So I don't see why blizzard couldn't do something similar instead of piling more and more restrictions on demo accounts.