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The Care and Feeding of Warriors: A 2010 year in review {WoW}

Jan 2nd 2011 1:55AM Cynea85: We love you healers too :D

Blizzard finishes courtyard statue {WoW}

Feb 26th 2009 6:06PM Yeah, since when is Weta an Aussie company? heh

WoW botter tells all part 2 {WoW}

Feb 17th 2009 8:06PM I totally sympathize with the guy. Once you've leveled a toon to 80 you sure as hell don't want to do it again unless, like my girlfriend, quests are what you enjoy the most.

I'd love to experience another toon at 80, but I don't have the time to level one up. Botting would be a great way to do that. However, it's not worth being banned just for a bit of extra fun.

Disclaimer: I have never botted nor have any intention of doing so in the future.

Dual specs at low levels {WoW}

Feb 16th 2009 5:58PM Not only is your point absurd Miatela, but it is so absurd that I cannot fathom how you divined it.

Your rationale for denying dual-spec features to lower levels, where arguably the feature would grant the most benefit, is that respecs are cheap at lower levels.

Well, respecs are cheap at 80 too when compared to a character's gold-earning capacity.

Old-world dungeons are available to be run at every level from 1-60, and many people who would like to run them will not because of the difficulty of doing them while off-specced. No, it is not "difficult" in the hardcore sense, but quite frankly nobody cares about the hardcores. This feature would be of huge benefit to those first-time players who want to experience content (an example being my girlfriend) in an ENJOYABLE way.

The argument that it might confuse players is facile. Simply make an introductory quest chain which can be completed at level 20. What you forget is that first time players are USED to having to learn new things - they've been doing it since level 1. In the same way that they learned how to move their character, accept a quest and kill a mob, they will learn to use a dual-spec system.

One thing that is often overlooked is the fact that, at 80, most people significantly outgear the difficulty of solo content, rendering a dual-spec feature even LESS useful at 80 than at lower levels, where outgearing content is both pointless and difficult.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Dual spec madness {WoW}

Feb 13th 2009 5:11PM I have to side with matt on this one.

My server (Khaz'Goroth - A) is awash with tanks.

I always form my own groups, because it's a virtual certainty that any group in LFM already has one.

Healers, however, are amazingly thin on the ground on my server.

I'm not sure how bad it is on other servers, but I have heard of PUG Naxx-25 runs where healers have demanded that they get any drop they want, regardless of who else is there / what they need, and have got it just to get some healers into the raid. Seriously.

On topic: I will be speccing Prot/Fury. PvP used to hold interest for me in BC, but not these days. It's just... lackluster.

I don't imagine I'll be playing fury much, because I LOVE tanking, but I like the idea of dual-wielding two stonking great weapons :)

Dual spec Q&A with Ghostcrawler {WoW}

Feb 12th 2009 4:29PM Not allowed while leveling? That's insane!

This system has HUGE potential benefits for leveling characters.

When was the last time you were able to find a healer for UK or Nexus?

Oh, that's right, NEVER!

What possible reason could there be for making this max-level only?

The Queue: Engineering's BFG edition {WoW}

Feb 10th 2009 9:36PM "Why can't Paladin's tank?"

Why can't supposedly professional writers use apostrophes?

"... to have Priests respect to Leatherworking ..."

What is it that you're trying to say here?

"Respec" to Leatherworking? You hardly "Respecialize" to something that is not a specialization.

Perhaps you meant that it was dumb for Priests to have respect for Leatherworking.

Perhaps you meant that it is dumb to have Priests "with respect to" Leatherworking, thereby implying that Leatherworking somehow abrogates the need for Priests.

Seriously, take ten seconds to proof read your work before you publish it.

Forum post of the day: Raid timers (poll) {WoW}

Feb 7th 2009 10:37PM A popup is easily the best solution

SteelSeries WoW mouse dangerous in no uncertain Terms (of Use) {WoW}

Jan 24th 2009 9:53PM /sign

It would be nice to see a real follow-up to this, and I think that a former Blizzard employee would be well-placed to undertake this kind of role.

We live in a world of ever-lowering journalistic standards, and increasingly people are turning to the internet in general and blogs in particular to inform themselves.

It would be excellent to see a prominent WoW blog such as WoWInsider actually take the next step into proper investigative journalism when an interesting and relevant topic comes their way.

So, if there's a petition going for Michael Sacco to follow this one up, then consider my name signed.