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Patch 3.3 PTR: New and updated achievements on the PTR {WoW}

Oct 24th 2009 9:33AM Wait, Walrus-people have a fishing contest?

Where have I been?

Patch 3.3 PTR: New and updated achievements on the PTR {WoW}

Oct 24th 2009 9:31AM I don't. I like seeing everyone with different titles. I use them as a way to show off my characters' personalities. There are still rare and difficult titles for those who like to show off, after all. F'rinstance, on the rare occasion that I see a "Salty", I know I've met somebody with an insane dedication to fishing. :)

Breakfast Topic: Freestyle specs {WoW}

Oct 22nd 2009 8:43AM My rogue was combat/sub with prep back when everyone else was combat/assass. Two adrenaline rushes in a row was so tasty! Unfortunately, the theorycrafters discovered the build and everyone switched to it, so it got nerfed. :(

Breakfast Topic: How to be realm-famous {WoW}

Oct 8th 2009 12:49PM Back in the day, Earthen Ring had quite the circle of server celebrities, from forum doofuses to the PvP infamous to the Stormwind RP folks to the famous rivalry between the two top raid guilds which culminated in some notorious AQ gong-ringing drama. It hasn't been quite the same since the BC launch... cross-server BGs, less RP, and an increasing number of raid groups made it harder for specific individuals to become server celebrities.

Two Bosses Enter: Grand Magus Telestra vs. Herald Volazj {WoW}

Sep 25th 2009 8:49AM You just convinced me to vote for Volazj. Excellent job!

Breakfast Topic: Feats of Fail {WoW}

Sep 17th 2009 9:32AM Bloodfail Admiral: Kill named NPCs in Booty Bay repeatedly.

Beatlemania: Die from inattention because you were rocking out to a good tune.

And one that I would have if it existed:

"It worked in World War II!"
Wipe because somebody forgot to turn off their parachute cloak, jumped and floated into the boss, and locked the healer out of the fight.

The Queue: Questions, comments, complaints... {WoW}

Sep 16th 2009 12:49PM I don't think the problem with this encounter is that it's "like PvP", but that it's rather like playing a PvP match against a bunch of cheaters. Player CC abilities don't last nearly as long as they do even in PvP, and the enemy's heals are very overpowered. Because of these things, player ingenuity and creativity is limited and classes with interrupts/dispels are favoured over classes with various CC abilities.

It's frustrating to the extreme as a player to miss a *single* interrupt because you just got charged by the warrior and see your target heal itself to full from near-dead. Or to have to spam a CC ability every 2 seconds because it doesn't hold any longer than that, thus being unable to do anything else when your raid really needs your help burning down the cheaty hax healers.

My raid (10 person) has found decent strategies that work for this fight, but it's annoying that half of our class abilities don't work as they should. The MrT "PvP" fight didn't work like this... you could CC the enemies in that fight for a decent amount of time (if you kept them from breaking each other out, anyway), and thus you were more flexible in the class composition you faced them with.

Breakfast Topic: I love {WoW}

Sep 14th 2009 12:54PM I love...

Gnomes with three pigtails.
King Ping, the rare elite penguin that attacks by thumping you with his little thumpy feet!
Reminiscing in guild about the fun and funny stuff you've experienced together over the years.
The silky-smooth sound of Moroes' voice.
Getting achievements like Going Down? and Ultimate Triage by accident.
Toshley's Station.
The hawtness of the Avatar of Freya in Sholazar Basin.
Duoing quests with my spouse, especially when we both play our rogues.
Our raid's mage in Vent when he's been drinking.
Coming up with a name for a new character.
Pulling an entire instance with a misplaced Starfall.
Just about everything about being a combat rogue.
The waterfall in Mauradon.
Night elf flipping into the saddle of my flying mount.
Finding a new book in the Steamy Romance Novel series while picking pockets.
Discovering obscure quests that most people don't know about.
Being /saluted by other Bloodsail Admirals.
Doing unusual things like successfully trioing Ramparts with an on-level DK, pally, and shammy.
Lunarsphere. Seriously, that addon is *awesome*.
The fact that I'm super excited about Cataclysm even after playing this game since launch.

Officers' Quarters: Cataclysm's guild revamp -- guild achievements {WoW}

Sep 14th 2009 12:28PM See, I prefer the Blizzard achievements listed to many of the ones suggested here, merely because they don't require that everyone in the guild raid together, and don't require a guild-only raid. As one of the many WoW players who raids with a stable group of people from various guilds, I resent the fact that we're considered a PUG by Blizzard's system, and don't have access to raid-related guild achievements/talent points.