Jan 12th 2011 11:15AM On my goblin hunter, I find that only exoskeletal creatures match well with the 'roughness' that is a Goblin.
I use a Spider, personally, but that's because my Goblin is devoted to Sylvanas and the Royal Apothecary Society.
Sep 12th 2010 5:00AM I have no problem with this. I like the idea of a creature needing me only insofar as it would starve without me. It means my creature doesn't act needy and stupid (like a dog). It means it will do perfectly fine in the house alone all day with just food, water, and a nice sunspot to lay in.
A dog on the other hand, is so dependent on your attention that he'll destroy the house, shit himself, piss on everything, turn his food and water over, and god knows what else, when you aren't there.
Yes training can fix that, but the dog is still so in love with me that he couldn't imagine me not being there. My cat tolerates me, and I like that. Cats are for cat people, and you're obviously not a cat person. Deal with it.
Sep 12th 2010 2:08AM Yeah I do like animals better than people. Because animals are helpless. Most of the time, a human can stand a chance against another human. The times that they can't, it's usually murder and that's dealt with if they're caught.
Animals are living breathing things with feelings and lives and memories and experiences. They aren't as smart as us but that doesn't make them unimportant or worthy of death, abuse, neglect, or whatever-the-fuck else the human race thinks up for them.
And that's another thing, most (I repeat, MOST) creatures are not capable of masochism (enjoying the pain of others) or hurting/destroying things for 'shits and giggles'. Dolphins and monkeys do, but most people don't keep them as pets, and the ones who do keep monkeys as pets aren't really thinking things through. In summation, humanity is twisted, people have the capacity for evil, animals have the capacity to kill (for food) to hurt (in protection) and to love (when cared for).
Most animals do not have the physical ability to be evil. That, to me, is the definition of 'innocence'.
Sep 12th 2010 1:50AM Unless he had said anything else that made him sound like an ass of some sort, you seriously overreacted.
For all you know he could have been burying the dog, or maybe the dog was at the vet and the vet told him he died? Or maybe the vet couldn't get back to him on time and so left a voice message saying his dog died and had already been cremated. Maybe he just took 15 minutes to cry!
And then you went and destroyed everything he had worked for, the day after his dog died. There's a nice big 'fuck you'.
Sep 11th 2010 11:15PM @Sean. Actually, I *do* care about all animals equally. I only eat food where the animal is treated fairly and compassionately beforehand. There are animal-lovers who eat meat you know. I don't have to be a vegetarian to love animals. Humans eat meat, it's part of what we do. We can choose to not eat the meat of abused creatures, thereby supporting an industry which allows this.
I will even go to the farm I buy from to see the animals, if possible. It is a shame that these kinds of steps have to be made just to eat pain-free food, but humans are cruel. I think you would do well to not throw around assumptions about everyone else, thanks.
Aug 24th 2010 6:52AM Wikipedia's definition of 'arcane' is not related to WoW in the slightest, first off.
Second, you have to understand that the gameplay makes broad generalizations. For example, Warlocks and Shadow Priests ng both use a school of magic called 'Shadow'. However, Warlocks use a tainted form of arcane energy powered by demonic power. Shadow Priests use a negatively-balanced arcane energy, literally 'the shadow cast by The Holy Light'.
So Arcane magic by Mages and 'Arcane' magic by Druids are very much different. The game simply classifies the school of Druidic magic that's not nature as 'Arcane'. That doesn't mean it's the same thing Mages use.
(A lesser example of this is the 'Holy' school of magic. Draenei/Blood Elf 'Holy' magic is fundamentally different from Dwarven/Human. As well, Tauren will be using a light-attuned Druidic magic school for their 'Holy' spells.)
Aug 24th 2010 6:47AM They're not exactly enemies. Think about it like this, say you're 50 years old now, 20 years ago your brother did something absolutely terrible in your eyes and you told him to get out and never come back. (The Night Elves banishing the Shen'dralar- their siblings and friends- some thousands of years ago.) Just yesterday he came back to your house and said to you 'Oh my god you would not believe the things that have happened to me, so many of my friends died, and I think something bad's going to happen to me soon.' (The Shen'dralar coming back to the Night Elves- again their friends and siblings- for help after a series of terrible events involving them) Do you tell him to piss off for associating himself with the guy who murdered most of his friends? Do you tell him you still haven't forgiven him? Or would you say 'It's been a long time, things can be reconsidered, mistakes were made'?
I'm betting it'd be the last one.
Aug 6th 2010 8:50AM I feel exactly the same way. I'll turn the music on every now and again in towns or bars, but I never use it when I'm questing, it ruins the atmosphere completely.
May 29th 2010 2:48PM Honestly I find it hard to believe Flaming Orb will ever be a useful spell. Imagine this: a spell that you can not control the range of, that continues to move AFTER doing damage to the target you intend to. This spell will never be useful once the tank has actually pulled, because you could just do an AoE, and not have to worry about Flaming Orb aggroing other enemies. If the tank hasn't pulled yet, then not only do you get the group you wanted, but every other group down the hallway. And they're all on you. All on the mage. This spell will never be good.