May 19th 2009 8:24PM I'm not liking my odds here very much, but what the hell.
May 15th 2009 5:55AM Ok...I've read the original post, and the recap, and it sounds like the issue is a simple one of differing desires from the guild.
The issues as I see them boil down to this: The original poster was looking more for a leveling and social guild. He wound up joining a guild more dedicated to raiding than he was comfortable with.
Issue 1 - not getting congratulated; that's purely a social convenience. And, yeah, it does do the ego some good when people notice something you did and congratulate you for it. At the very least it's a reminder that people know you're still out there.
Issue 2 - not trusting people: He was burned, probably in trading, by his guildmates. If you can't trust the people in your guild, you are in the wrong guild. I think he's overreacting by not joining any guild, but, hey, there you go.
Issue 3 - not being invited to raids: I will presume that this is a guild meant for exploiting high-end content, and the OP is not a highest level player. It is the classic problem of "How do you gear your lesser guild members if you never raid with them? How do you get a feel for their capabilities, if you never run instances with them?" And that's what it sounds like is happening here.
Issue 4 - not using Vent *or* the guild website: Well, I can kinda understand not wanting to check yet *another* site when online, but a guild website, with a large enough guild that raids, certainly has its uses. But it sounds like the OP would be ok with using the in-game voice chat - which I've used, and while pathetic, still does work.
The overboard part of the OP is saying "I didn't get what I wanted out of this guild, so I'm never joining a guild again." But the reasons given for gquitting are all valid - it's the sign of a guild that doesn't meet your needs, and you should never be in a guild like that.
Apr 29th 2009 7:32PM All enemies in a 30 yard radius? Be thankful he didn't go to AV, or Wintergrasp, or even to an Arena. It could have been used for a lot more evil than it was.
Apr 23rd 2009 8:35PM It could be argued that this is the first sign that they already have.
Apr 16th 2009 5:29PM Is Dreamstate mandatory now? Useful? Is it a benefit versus taking Celestial Focus? Can we get some theorycrafting on this topic from someone - especially for those folks who might still be leveling?
Apr 1st 2009 8:45AM Whoa. What mod do you use to get your screen to look like that?
Apr 1st 2009 2:04AM The change to Thorns may not be doing much for your tank, but as a solo'ing Balance Druid, it makes me happy. Any increase in SP scaling helps.
How does the hit in mp5 affect balance druids?
Mar 24th 2009 6:32PM Spoken like someone who's never been in the computer software industry.
The quote goes: "You can't make something completely foolproof, because fools are so ingenius." It goes well alongside "You can make it foolproof, but you can't make it damn-foolproof."
Blizzard's real testers are doing and have done their job - even if they miss in a few places. The point of PTR testing is to get some idea if people will *like* the changes, and how they play out after people *use* the changes. It's also a chance to see how the plan goes after first engagement with the enemy.
I will also add that the kind of people who want pre-mades are not really the kind of people they want testing. They want people who've *played* the game up to 80, and especially people who may not have fully optimized equipment yet.
Nice troll - you've managed to get me all rightously indignified. I will stop now for everyone's benefit, including mine.
Mar 24th 2009 5:35PM Perhaps they should disable Ulduar (and instance) testing until enough people have tested the Tournament and BGs.
Of course, I'm not doing the PTR, so I can say this with impunity...
Mar 24th 2009 5:32PM It's been a while since you've talked about leveling - the Priest forum sticky on the Blizzard forums only seems to agree that "your first 3 points go into Spirit Tap", but beyond that, it gets confusing.
I would welcome a discussion on this topic...