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Shifting Perspectives: A 3.1 miscellany {WoW}

Mar 31st 2009 9:58PM And so it was said by the furious crab...

"Druids had it good in PvP healing for 2 seasons. Now they are crap. This is unbalanced. To be truly balanced I must make them completely impotent.

Hmmm while I am at it lets make PVE crappier as well. Druids only think they are HOT healers. It is my decree they become pallidans in leather!!

We didn't spend that 5 minutes thinking up Nourish that you TRAIN (nb not spec into) for nothing. I thought it up. Goddam you druids will use it.

Okies Lifebloom....NERF IT TO THE GROUND BABY"

And so it was done.

In response to this nerf we got 3 fanbois liking it, 1 attempting (poorly) to justify it sort of, Lissandra I am looking at you, and a class that went fom healing with multiple hots reduced to somehow (if you are terribad) guessing 7-10 seconds in the future that a bloom is needed to warrant casting the spell. Now we will merely cast a few hots to benefit nourish.

Completely altered the playstyle overnight. O well what the crab wants he gets. PvP is dead for trees, completely impossible now. PVE lost its flavour.

We will survive and do ok but the "fun" is gone for me.

And don't get me started on bears.

Sigh....homogenisation/balance. I want to feel different not just look it.

Blizzard's new raid model and why it works {WoW}

Mar 17th 2009 8:22PM Hi Palatel,

Not claiming anything. You see the difference. I have not completed 25 man Naxx. Not done EoE. I don't claim to be the "best". I don't claim Naxx is easy. Don't need to be anything but a voice asking for proof.

I don't mock. I call liar and coward. I don't auto win at anything. Just a normal player here. Like most things on the web you would never say it in public for fear of retribution or shame like these twits.

Make outrageous claims and I say man up.

Me, I just trundle along doing what I do. No epeen here just having a good time at a game that has been made more open and fun.

Damn straight Blizzard should have "dumbed down" the content. Damn straight people should be able to participate in all the content.

Most of this is laughable anyway when there is a PTR anyway.

Ensidia (or w/e they are ) finishing all content in (what was it) 2 or 4 days. That is a lie. They spent months on the PTR working out leveling strategies, working out boss fights. Then claim they did it in a few days. Pffft. Wrong wrong wrong.

To come out and say it is too easy and "we cleared it in days" after months of practice is a joke.

Do what others have suggested. Don't start on "easy mode" start at the hard stuff and see how you go. Don't practice. Don't read the guides on Tankspot, Bosskillers et al.

And rubbish I have no reason to assume they are lying. They are and you know it. You admit it yourself.

Grab a raid of green and blue geared people. Throw crappy pre wrath enchants on. Gem rubbish. Go and clear Naxx. Do Globb geared like that with one healer...whatever claim you like.

It won't happen. It can't happen. The fights are not tuned like that. Maths gets in the road.

They say they can do stuff and have with their pixels, I say they can't. Screenshot or it didn't happen time. Me, again in case you missed it, claim nothing but gg Blizzard. Zero epeen here. Could not give a flying about it.

I need to prove nothing because I claim nothing but being an average subscriber to a game happy with the majority of it.

I am not what I am insulting. I just hate my intelligence insulted.

Blizzard's new raid model and why it works {WoW}

Mar 17th 2009 5:45PM So many liars in such a small space.

People like sarahthegnome and others claiming auto Naxx wins on the first run in greens should post the name of their toons in the posts. Armory and achievements are a wonderful way of checking the validity of some of these claims.

The game is fine.

All I read here is teenagers lying for self gratification and doing it behind the anonimity of the web. You prove nothing. Post your characters and realms. Lets see what happened. Until then shhhh.

You are merely liars and cowards. I can nearly guarantee that all these twits are crappy DPS carried through by skilled tanks and healers. Right click charge FTW while watching TV? And you call us scrubs?

Plenty of people play this game for more than the "phat lootz" and the availability of it. One day, many years from now when you have pubic hair, you will realise that the social aspect of the game and doing things with friends old and new is fun.

Ghostcrawler: "We still are not convinced that Warrior tanks are operating at some huge deficit" {WoW}

Feb 17th 2009 6:11PM Yet again Matt Rossi QQ's about nothing except to cause an internetz fight.

Warriors don't have it bad, no tanking class has it bad.

You show yourself to be a poor player Matt, it is a shame really. Your points are merely regurgitated crap from your BC whines. I have a warrior tank and my main is a tree. Warriors are fine at all facets of tanking. Your skill is not and your integrity in writing this stuff has to be questioned. Why complain about that is not true?
Same old argument comes to mind....Matt Rossi sucks at warrior tanking, his firends that palli/druid/DK tank don't suck as much. For equal levels of personal suck they should all perform (suck) equally. Hence the class is at fault.
/sigh...l2play comes to mind although I hate using that expression it does seem apt here.
It is the player not the class.

Shifting Perspectives: So. Um, do bears suck? {WoW}

Dec 16th 2008 10:00PM Sorry but you are not a very good player or your group is VERY bad. Tanked all heroics in Wrath easily as a bear. My main spec is resto and my main group I run with has a bear for tank. ZERO, nil, nada, zilch issues in healing him. And no we are in ordinary gear nothing crazy, geared up levelling to 80.

I am afraid to say that this type of article is inflammatory and basically gives bad players an excuse to blame something other than themselves.

The problem is you are asking the wrong questions. The question (yes there is only one that needs to be asked) you need to ask is this, Is it the class or me? The true answer in this case is YOU. It is not the class

Now don't get me wrong, I am not lol'ing at my l33tness over you or any teenage crap like that but seriously you have to spec right for a tank, get appropriate gear (which by the way dungeon blues and the lvl 78 crafted stuff suffices to start with) enchant it right and then read the tooltips on a few abilities and get your group to act as a team.

The few dungeons you desribed are tricky like the trash in Nerub but really the tank doesn't have to tank the lot. You have DPS for a reason and I am hoping your healer can heal more than 1 target. Holding AOE aggro as a bear is insanely easy and the threat/damage they put out is crazy. Use the tools at your diposal and YOU will be fine. READ THE TOOLTIPS.

Even with the nerfs bear tanking has never had it better and from a very experenced resto's point of view I will heal a bear any day of the week and twice on Sundays. The bears are hard to heal comment is WRONG, so wrong you should hang your head in shame.

Posts like this are dangerous FUD for people not fully experienced in the game. You as a writer should show more sense and restraint than to merely say "wow i had trouble tanking so the class sux". To semi quote a quality wow site you really cannot sit there and say my palli friend sux at wow but he can tank great, I suck at wow but can't as a bear, this is unbalanced - for equal levels of personal suck we should perform equally.

It doesn't work like that. And you know it or should. If you don't you have no right in writing articles about class mechanics or perceived issues.

For all aspiring bears out there this article is wrong. Bear tanks are as good as any 5 man tank in the game. Go play your fuzzy with pride. Any healer with half a brain will be happy to stand behing that big butt with the knowlede that everything will be OK.

EA: You don't need $1 billion to compete with WoW {WoW}

Aug 31st 2008 8:01PM Australasian servers for WAR.

Nuff said. If you cannot play the game to it's potential because of lag why play it? Hate getting killed in BG's or Arena's by a melee class that appears to be 40 yards away or "chasing" a player and appearing in range to hit him/her when actually you are a mile away. Dying to PvE opponents the same way is so frustrating. Starting a heal and.........waiting for it to land........sorry tank dead. Ugghhhh. That sucks.

Local severs will win it for me as long as the game is half decent.