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No vanilla WoW realms. Really. {WoW}

Mar 13th 2009 1:49PM Classic WoW is dead and gone. Though I didn't play classic, I know all about the grinding, which is why I never did. I had a coworker nearly wash out of grad school because of it! Three words about what was wrong with BC, LF Pally tank. The CC was fun occasionally, but I want to take the player not the class.

As for the PvP focus, you are free to ignore pvp if you like. I do WG and BGs in my raid/heroic gear and I do fine, so don't tell me you need full deadly to enjoy pvp.

I still love the old content though. Being in a large guild with a fair few mains in the 60s and 70s, it gives me a chance to play with a lot of people. Fights like C'Thun, Twin Emps, and Vaelastrasz will still challenge you today.

Breakfast Topic: The noob old days {WoW}

Mar 1st 2009 2:18PM My wife had just switched her level 17 druid to jewelcrafting. She found this place called the "Deadmines." I was down there helping her grind copper on my warrior (level 18) ore one evening when we stumbled on this weird shimmering door. Needless to say we went in.

I equipped my shield, and off the two of us went. We wiped repeatedly, but still downed Rhak'Zor after an epic 15 minute slugfest. Needless to say, we were hooked!

On Blizzard and caving {WoW}

Mar 1st 2009 10:57AM Getting rid of the hearthstone cooldown and eliminating ghetto hearthing get people off of the instance servers. Anything that eliminates unnecessary traffic on the instance servers is a good thing.

Breakfast Topic: No ifs or bots. {WoW}

Feb 18th 2009 8:58AM Botting takes server resources and bandwidth from people who are actually playing the game. Therefore Blizz, sue and ban to your heart's content.

BTW...I have no fishing on any of my toons and I've never felt the loss.

The Art of War(craft): Kalgan speaks on Blizzard's PvP philosophy {WoW}

Oct 6th 2008 9:47AM Can someone help explain to a PVE scrub like me why a team with a 1500 arena rating would lose personal rating by losing to a team with a full loadout of S3 gear and 1850 personal ratings?

I thought the system was based on chess where if some noob loses to a grand master, their ranking is unaffected?

Ghostcrawler reveals warrior DPS changes {WoW}

Sep 30th 2008 1:11PM As a tanking warrior, I've never had a problem with dps warrior dps in my 5 mans. The problem I have with them is the utter lack of CC. If I outgear the instance, I don't generate enough rage to hold aggro on multiple mobs. If I undergear a heroic, running with 1 less CC just isn't an option. I honestly feel bad turning away dps warriors, because I know they have the dps to contribute. I see the new aoe tanking abilities as giving me tremendous flexibility in my groups.

On my paladin, I would have absolutely no problem with a fury warrior dancing around in my consecrate spamming whirlwind and sweeping strikes! I'll run an instance with a shadowpriest, a boomkin, and a fury warrior any day.

That being said, any dps warrior worth his/her salt in a 5 man should bring a one hander and shield. Stance-dance, taunt, sunder, and lead that errant mob back to your tank. There's no reason to ignore the functionality of your class!

Officers' Quarters: Tanks for nothing {WoW}

Sep 15th 2008 11:36AM I'd come up with specific examples before gkicking the guy. See if he can act on those, if he can then he might work out all right.

If this dude is good in 5 mans, then it might be a case of burnout. I'll describe my mild case below. I'm getting so sick of specs that can't CC worth a damn. Watching my DPS friends outgear me through arenas and battlegrounds makes me want to tear my hair out. Finally, getting the blame for every wipe is no fun either. The other day I got to the point where on a Steamvaults badge run I instituded a "you draw aggro, you die" policy.

I've avoided serious tanking since then. Hopefully a week off from WoW and a new guild will fix it. Maybe have the guy re-spec fury/ret/balance for a week or two?