Mar 22nd 2010 1:27AM I myself play a minor level-40-ish Disc/Shadow priest, who is great fun. My wife has played a raid-healing Disc priest for most of Wrath, however, and she and I have a favourite question for people complaining about her 'healing':
"Are you using Recount or SKADA?"
Absorbs > healing, in my opinion.
We love the Disco. Priests.
Jul 29th 2009 4:20PM Now the appropriate voting down has occurred:
Love it. Robin, that is both an excellent specific view of spending time with your younger children in a computer game, and an awesome overview of how to let a young child play a video game - the how, the why, and what can go wrong.
Also I've always been a big opponent of the video-games-make-people-violent argument. Nice to see someone else thinks it's more to do with the parenting and environment than the games.
Jul 29th 2009 4:16PM Read the above article. I mean, read it and understand. Then think about posting again.
Jul 29th 2009 1:21PM I think what a lot of people are missing/will miss are two major points from your discussion:
- Just because hardly anyone uses a talent, doesn't mean it's useless. It may be unpopular, or poorly understood.
- Just because end-gamers don't use it in PvP or Raiding, doesn't mean it's a bad talent. As you've pointed out twice, some talents are excellent for levelling and poor for end game.
Jul 11th 2009 8:53PM Judgements of the Just limits movement speed. Limits. Not reduces, nor does it effect melee attack speed.
Jun 29th 2009 4:10PM Whoa. Just, well, whoa. If half of this pans out as it sounds it will, engineering just got a lot more intriguing.
WTB Jeeves, anyone?
May 2nd 2009 1:11PM Extremely well-phrased point.
I've posted quite a bit on this, and it's damned rare for me to complain about almost any changes made to WoW, but this one is a fubar.
I don't mind PvP achievements per se, but these ones encourage selfishness and -force- people to move out of their roles as part of a battlegroup to get the achievement.
A healer should be in the back, healing, and getting credit for doing his job. He shouldn't be racing the frackin' melee to click the damn flag.
If they wanted us to do more PvP with this achievement, it should have been made: "Win X battleground with your Orphan out." Or even better - just make it an honour-kill farming exercise.
May 1st 2009 5:18PM The G.N.E.R.D. rage could be chipped away at, bit by bit, every unlucky death still getting you a little closer to the achievement. These have none of that psychological aid, and no guarantee of completition.
Also, anyone who wanted to could and did turn into a bunny and click eggs. Not everyone can PvP.
May 1st 2009 5:12PM It is very rare when I can't see the justification or reasoning behind a decision the developers of this game make.
I assume the developers wanted to get people into doing PvP for this one. A fair enough idea, but as people above me have said - it's destroying the BGs. No-one is working towards the aim of the battleground. They're just being selfish and essentially destructive towards the event they're in.
I managed to pull off the WSG achievement section after a lot of frustration, and by sheer luck. And I was on a paladin, at the front line when the carrier died. I've never pulled that off before today, and I know a metric ton of people in my guild who will not be able nor willing to try to do this, since it'll be horribly difficult and reliant on luck for them. Luck with no drop rate, no diminishing returns to help them out.
The School of Hard Knocks should be taken out. People who've spent the best part of a year building up to the meta achievement should not be alienated by a frankly dumb set of PvP requirements which are not only hard for a lot of classes and playstyles, but practically impossible. Ask my wife.
She's a PvE mage.
Feb 24th 2009 8:48AM Not so sure Ret DPS is receiving a nerf overall, there - not when you take into account the addition of Exorcism to a Ret's standard rotation now.
Have to see on this one.