Jan 20th 2009 11:34AM nice tr0ll, you're suggesting (at least in boss fights) that warlocks should spend more time in meta than out of?
Jan 11th 2009 10:44AM The only annoying thing about having a Paladin tank taking the slimes is currently we don't have a single target taunt - you taunt the slime and you are likely to have an angry Grobulus turn around and start beating on you if the Grobulus tank isn't quick to taunt back.
Dec 9th 2008 12:08PM I haven't played Holy in Wrath but certainly in TBC you spent a lot of time chain casting Flash of Light to keep the tank/party topped up (at least til you hit T5/T6 where you switched to Holy Light or slightly varied tactics).
As a result you spend very little time not casting which favours mp5 over spirit.
Dec 9th 2008 7:01AM Saw all of TBC as Holy and Prot Paladin and now I am Prot full time.
Very pleased with the class and looking forward to the upcoming changes (single target taunt and mana fix).
The only thing I could really ask for is any small boost in dealing with casters, be it a glyph to replace daze with silence for avenger's shield or shield of the righteous to interrupt casting.
Oh and a nice sound effect for shield of righteous would be nice (ala shield bash). Someone did bring up a good point I hadn't thought about though, an upgraded visual for consecrate would be nice considering how pretty DK AoE looks.
Dec 9th 2008 6:39AM You already have better mitigation and I think you'll find Paladin's are melee too :P
Nov 27th 2008 5:47AM No Osi, maybe you should know what you are talking about before posting and not dismiss valid points you don't like.
Nov 20th 2008 12:21PM That is completely ignorant and the knee-jerk "anyone who does anything better than me or plays more hours than me is a no lifer nerd who lives in his mums basement". Open your eyes, yeah 25th November (Nihilum+SK) who got the world first probably sat down and played non stop but what about everyone else. If you follow WoW news, and since you are posting on WowInsider I assume you somewhat do it is not just those guys who are doing it.
Your comment is completely immature. I am well into my 20's, work in a high profile and high-tech job (free overtime is expected, 45hr weeks are pretty standard), have a healthy social life and apart from a bit of stress or burnout with my job in general am far from the peeople you describe. Even then, I can breeze though the game in the few hours I find on weeknights and the time I spent playing last weekend (in which I was out Sat+Sun evenings) and walk in to this content, clear it and have no PvE raid content left til Blizzard provide the next set in a patch.
I have an awesome life, little time and do enjoy playing this game in some of that spare time, don't be an idiot and label me with things like you did.
Nov 20th 2008 11:27AM Sorry but.. what? I picked up WoW long after Burning Crusade came out (a month or two before 2.3 came out), I level'ed my Paladin and walked into Outland at 58. The last classic instance I played was Sunken Temple and hadn't picked up much gear in the 50's. I tanked and healed Ramps in gear I picked up around lv50 or from the first couple of quests in Hellfire and while the first time I tried the last boss he was fairly difficult it certainly wasn't a difficult instance and tuned for classic raiders. If you had a party of lv63's and found ramps hard in outland gear that's down to your lack of skill and not tuning. Screwing over those who didn't raid at 60? Please, stop making excuses, they didn't screw anyone.
As my own little anecdote, while I started a while after guilds were farming Black Temple and by the time I hit Karazhan people were walking into Sunwell Plateau I in no way fealt held back. I have a full time job and can only play a couple of hours a night at most so I don't consider myself hardcore but I still managed to see everything except Sunwell before the 3.0.2 patch.
So to anyone who says casuals were being screwed over, coming from a casual who managed to see a majority of the TBC endgame, you're talking a load of rubbish and if you put in a little bit of effort then you wouldn't have to sit here complaining how you were left out. What I am annoyed about is now you don't even need to put in effort, as a casual or a hardcore player and are literally just handed all the content on a plate.
Personally what I hope they do is hold 3.1 back til the new year sometime, release Ulduar and have it significantly harder. Ideally you should be wearing full raid-drops gear.
What this means is casual players will have been given plenty of chance to stroll into naxx every week and pick up their epics and hardcore players will be held at that same spot (hopefully without quitting the game due to boredom) and when 3.1 is released everyone who's bothered to go to Naxx et al will have equal gear capable of handling Ulduar. Those with time and skill can then power through the remainder of the Wrath raids that come and casuals will still get a totally fair opportunity. If you have the skill, you can do it. Those with more time or more skill will just do it faster.
Nov 20th 2008 7:36AM "Sunwell Plateau, admittedly the hardest raid in all of WoW before Wrath's release was opened three months after Burning Crusade's launch."
Burning Crusade: January 16, 2007
Patch 2.4.0: 25 March, 2008
You mean a year and three months... right?