Aug 13th 2009 7:02AM And some opinions are so stupid and held by so few people that they can be discounted by reasonable folk.
Aug 13th 2009 6:51AM Then don't raid with jerks.
And also don't stand in fire.
Dec 16th 2008 1:25AM You're ridiculous. The buyer obviously looked up the mace on Wowhead or another database, because not being a BS, that's the only way you can even find out about its existence, let alone the required mats.
At that point, he neglected to notice it was BoP.
Then he scrounged up two crystallized fire (big whoop) and 20 bars of saronite (hardly the Hope Diamond here either). He contacted a BS and asked if it could be crafted. The BS looked in his skill book, saw the mace there, and linked it, obviously assuming that he was being contacted for a BoP item.
Again, the buyer neglected to notice it was BoP.
The blacksmith blows his hearth by porting to Org, meets the buyer, and gets traded the materials. He then clicks the "have materials" box, and hits "Create".
Then they both find out it's BoP. Up to this point, the blacksmith has done nothing wrong. It is NOT his responsibility to carefully peruse the item tooltip, but the buyer's.
The buyer then (rightly) insists on paying the BS for his time, because as a trainer-taught recipe, this is all that the Blacksmith was getting paid for - the time and expenses taken to level a tradeskill up, and then clicking two buttons.
Chuckling at someone who doesn't check if an item is BoP or not is not morally reprehensible. "Hey, cool, I made 38g for nothing" is not the gloating of an unethical bastard.
And to the OP - mind your own damn business. The buyer insisted on tipping, and your moral outrage at someone being a gigantic goody-two-shoes is nothing short of ridiculous.
If you like real world analogies, you can't beat a car analogy. The guy took his car to a gas station, pointed at the diesel, and then his gasoline engine stalled. He would still have to pay the gas station for the fuel, and it would not be morally wrong for the clerk to later laugh at the idiot who doesn't know what kind of fuel his car takes.
Dec 9th 2008 8:31AM If $15 or €13 a month is too much for you, and you think people who can afford it are "rich", then you need to stop playing video games and a get a frickin' job.
Nov 25th 2008 12:08PM Heilig, calm the hell down. He didn't say he doesn't understand what the stats are, he said it's unimportant until he hits level 80 and starts doing heroics and raids. And he's completely right.
Nov 17th 2008 2:00AM You don't need a healer for TBC instances (non-heroic). Just 2 or more Blood Death Knights. On trash, all casters are tanked by offtank DKs, and on bosses, chaining Marks of Blood and Death Striking enough keep the MT topped off.
Nov 14th 2008 10:57AM I think you mean Nexus. Unless you're some crazy fast leveler, Nax is a bit high for you still :)
Nov 12th 2008 9:39AM "So you encouraged everyone possible to go buy cheap PvP gear? Thus there's more people they have to remove them from, thus making them take LONGER to get through this maintenance?"
Because to remove this gear, Blizzard has to scan through printed lists of gear purchases, highlight the culprits, and manually log on to every one of their accounts, open their bags, drag the items out and type "DELETE" to confirm it. It will take 11 weeks to do this, and they will be forced to employ child labor to do it. Some of the children may well be orphans. With AIDS.
Or, you know, they could run a script on all realms that removes any of the items in question purchased after yesterday's maintenance. A handy time to do this would be during the downtime needed to fix the vendors themselves.
Oct 24th 2008 9:29AM You whiny crybabies.
I'm so dreadfully sorry you can't powerlevel using some step-by-step 1-70 guide, and are forced to do a different quest if you happen on a questgiver during the few minutes between zombie explosion and respawn.
May I suggest a single-player game?
Oct 22nd 2008 9:09AM Stiksy, you're wrong. The TG penalty only ever applied to specials. White damage was and is affected by the dual-wield penalty, which for a boss is still 28%.
5% is awesome. I feel like somewhat of a fool for even bothering to get soft capped for 12% on live but ah well.
Now, locks need some serious help. Destro DPS is pretty abysmal at 70 and the rotation is just ridiculously overcomplicated compared to every other class.