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Around Azeroth: Let's twist again {WoW}

Jul 4th 2010 1:55PM Yes, because I can't use the little cursor and get straight to the bottom to put in my comment. I know there's another picture that apparently involves moose and now rule #1, so I can paint a vague picture, but I could be completely wrong.

Whatever the case, thanks for those who helped me find a way to bypass the images, and thanks for those who called me a complete idiot, your assumptions made me laugh.

Around Azeroth: Let's twist again {WoW}

Jul 4th 2010 11:35AM Class mechanics, guild talents, new battlegrounds, new classes, profession updates, ui updates, etc. I'm interested in all of this, hence the reason I come here. However, no matter what the topic if it says spoiler ahead I stop reading.
Pictures are just a different kind of spoiler. I understand stuff will be in the official trailers and on Warcraft's official pic of the day, and I'm fine with that, as they won't spoil the big stuff. However I believe for an article like this people will send in pics of the most outrageous stuff. The stuff that is jaw-dropping, the stuff everyone wants to see. I just don't want to see that stuff yet.

For example, if it was a comic book(it would get to graphic if I continued your porno refrence), I wouldn't mind seeing a few bits and pieces of the story(Warcraft's official pic of the day) but I wouldn't want to see the pic were the goblin kills Gwen Stacy or where Spider-Man kills the Goblin in Revenge. Those were the best and most talked about parts and I'm afraid those will be exposed here. I understand why they would be and why people want to see them, but it's still a spoiler in a way.

I may have to cut my losses and stop coming here until Cataclysm drops or figure out a way to view the page with no pics.

Around Azeroth: Let's twist again {WoW}

Jul 4th 2010 11:34AM Whoops, I fail at replying.

Around Azeroth: Let's twist again {WoW}

Jul 4th 2010 11:32AM Class mechanics, guild talents, new battlegrounds, new classes, profession updates, ui updates, etc. I'm interested in all of this, hence the reason I come here. However, no matter what the topic if it says spoiler ahead I stop reading.
Pictures are just a different kind of spoiler. I understand stuff will be in the official trailers and on Warcraft's official pic of the day, and I'm fine with that, as they won't spoil the big stuff. However I believe for an article like this people will send in pics of the most outrageous stuff. The stuff that is jaw-dropping, the stuff everyone wants to see. I just don't want to see that stuff yet.

For example, if it was a comic book(it would get to graphic if I continued your porno refrence), I wouldn't mind seeing a few bits and pieces of the story(Warcraft's official pic of the day) but I wouldn't want to see the pic were the goblin kills Gwen Stacy or where Spider-Man kills the Goblin in Revenge. Those were the best and most talked about parts and I'm afraid those will be exposed here. I understand why they would be and why people want to see them, but it's still a spoiler in a way.

I may have to cut my losses and stop coming here until Cataclysm drops or figure out a way to view the page with no pics.

Around Azeroth: Let's twist again {WoW}

Jul 4th 2010 10:51AM As a person who doesn't like spoilers, be it plot or image, is there a way to not see the around Azeroth pic when I come here daily? Half the fun of a new zone/expansion for me is the discovery. I remember seeing the hives in Silithus, the manaforges in Netherstorm, and Thunderfall in Storm Peaks and countless others for the first time and being awe-struck. Stumbling over a random hill or through a valley and coming upon something spectacular is one of the reasons I like these huge games.

I also remember seeing countless images of Howling Fjord before WotLK came out. While the zone is one of the best looking I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I had seen it all already. I didn't get the awe-inspiring feeling when I road the boat in the first time because I had already seen the wreaks in the mountains and Utguarde. To this day it's my least favorite zone in WotLK and the fact that I didn't "discover" it I believe plays a big part in that.

Breakfast Topic: What I won't miss {WoW}

Jun 28th 2010 11:25AM Though I believe they said they weren't going to do this anymore, I'd love to see some long and epic class quests. Something akin to the hunter/priest weapon quests or the pali/warlock mount chains. Throw 1 or 2 parts of the chain in a dungeon with a special boss much like Aznu.

Suddenly everyone has an epic quest chain that could also teach you how to handle your class(If you saw a priest with Benediction you knew he understood his class). It also creates a reason to run dungeons besides badges cause if you get in generic 85 heroic with a DK suddenly you have a special boss that can drop a pet or mount.

If they can even it out so every class has a boss in a different dungeon and each drops something equal, not Warlock boss drops happy fun rock & mage boss drops elemental mount, this would make a great addition.

Breakfast Topic: Your first WoW memory {WoW}

Jun 27th 2010 8:08PM My roomate who was playing WoW came out the the living room, I asked if she was done playing and she said no, her toon was just resting at an inn. I gave her endless amounts of crap for playing a game where your character has to take naps in a lodge while you play.

Once the got me to start playing my first memory is in Northshire Abbey where both my friends kept dying as I survived, only to eventually have them tell me to take my damn imp off aggressive. The imp was shooting every npc in sight and they where getting killed repeatedly trying to handle them all as I would randomly throw out a shadowbolt or 2 wondering why they are having such a hard time.

The Queue: The Queue needs you! {WoW}

Jun 22nd 2010 3:12PM Has there been any word about Blizzard's top list? (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/toplist/). Did they scrape the idea or has it just been down recently due to a bug?

Gameplanet interviews Cory Stockton and Greg Street {WoW}

Jun 17th 2010 6:17PM I'm wary about a change to Scholo. That is still my favorite dungeon, they got the feel to it perfectly. I understand it's outdated but a revamp could ruin one of the best 5-mans they've ever done.

Wrath of the Lich King Retrospective: Naxxramas {WoW}

Jun 4th 2010 4:46AM While it was an introductory raid, and for many people it was their first raiding expierience, it did have a few flaws.

An introductory raid is supposed to teach people the basics of raiding and give them a little ley-way to screw-up. Naxx could have been this, each fight was different, new raiders could have learned something from each fight that they would then master as they farmed gear so as to be better prepared for the harder tiers to come. The problem was, and Blizzard has stated this, was that it was under-tuned.

Let's take the spider wing for example. The first boss is a very simple target switch for dps which was accomplished, range check for the raid, which was accomplished, and kiting positioning check for the tank. How many tanks actually learned any-thing from this fight other than to stay in the damage and hope your healers and cool-downs can help you? That's not exactly the right introduction for raiding. Had the damage been harsher so as the tank would have to kite the boss like intended then some people would have complained, but it would be teaching all those new tanks a valuable lesson in positioning and kiting.

The second boss remained nothing about what it was supposed to teach people other than to get out of the rain of fire, and even that's debatable. The fight should of taught raids alot, general positioning as the poison only hit the closest people, but more over it would have taught specific target switching and burst/cooldown priorities. However it became a kill the boss then aoe the adds fight. It retained nothing that it could have taught people.

This was the biggest problem with Naxx, so many fight mechanics that could have taught new raiders could easily be bypassed with dungeon blues and epics. Once this was realized it became virtually impossible to find a group that would do fights as they were intended as you could just cheese it and get your loot. That's not how your supposed to be introduced to raiding.

(There were still fights that taught things but even then you could screw up horribly and still get the boss down)