Mar 20th 2009 8:43PM I like how some people are saying that addons really belong to Blizz because they run in Blizz's game. Thats not how it works.
The code written by addon makers are theirs, not blizzards. World of Warcraft isn't a microsoft product just because it runs on windows. It's also not an autodesk software because the models were made in 3D Studio Max, or a Adobe product because some of the image work was done in Photoshop.
However, blizz do have the right to say what can be run and what can not be run in their game, but not because they have any right to the code (it's not even a blizzard made scripting language, it's LUA) but because they have controll over the game.
To me, this is stupid, especially the asking for donations part, but also the paid addons part. If I released any of my addons, I would probably charge for them. Why? Because people demand updates, fixes, new features etc.
I could release an addon as is, but the day someone put demands on me, i'd say "sure, if you pay for it".
If you don't pay for it, you have no rights to make demands, remember that.
Feb 18th 2009 1:14PM In my opinion, the most important thing to remember is that noone else MUST help you.
We are using our time to help you and you need to know that not everyone is willing to do that.
For myself, I always try to help people asking me questions, under a few conditions:
1. I'm not busy. If i'm in an instance, don't whisper me for help. I got more important things to do, like tanking or healing.
2. Write properly. I don't mind if english aint your first language, you don't have to spell 100% correct, but do try. "Plz" is instant ignore.
3. Ask politely. A whisper like: "where do I do this (...)!?!" is not polite. "Hey man, do you know where I can do (...)?" feel much better. I do not like beeing ordered around.
Feb 2nd 2009 5:13PM Officers should never call people out in front of the guild in my opinion. Your job is to handle the situation, not the shame the member.
In this situation I would probably have been even harsher then you and kicked him our of raid, cause thats what the offence warrants. All discussion would have been handled in private though.
Build up trust from your guild. In my guild our members know that we act in their intrest. Anyone getting punishment rank? Anyone beeing gkicked? We had our reasons. If they want to know they can ask the member that was diciplined. It's his choice.
If someone messes up in a raid (we've had some epiced out hunters that couldn't press more then 1100 dps) I might kick them, or just talk with them. It is however up to the member if he want everyone else to know what have been said.
And in the end, always be polite, even towards assholes. If you are not, you have just sunk to their level, or mostly even lower as you are the one in power.
Jan 31st 2009 4:54PM I took "resonable challanging content" to mean new content that you do not already have of farm. I mean, for non professional guilds, Malygos have to be considered challanging content, even in 10 man.
Jan 31st 2009 4:15PM I can't really say that I like the idea of replenishment beeing mandatory. In a 25man, sure, but in a 10man it's not at all far fetched that you don't have replenishment, especially considering that 2 of the classes that can give replenishment also can heal, somehting that there's overall much more need for.
There's 5 dps spots in a 10 man, and these can be filled by 22 different speccs. Only 3 of those can give replenishment.
Fortunally replenishment isn't needed in Naxx (although it do help ALLOT) but if thats the philosphy they are taking for upcomming content...
Jan 15th 2009 10:11AM The thing I want to see most right now is Prayer of Healing to be a smart multi group heal.
It would help out a bit on HPriests now very nerfed abilities to aoe heal, which could be needed. It would also help Disc infinatly as they right now are the worst AOE healers, and still not the best single target healers.
I think they could just make the change right of the bat, no buffs or nerfs to the spell itself. It heals for a reasonable amount to a reasonable cost.
Jan 11th 2009 3:13PM Saying "Hunters doesn't need salv" and then grabbing aggro right after. This was in Kara a long time ago, but I still hear it every now and then.
I'm pretty sure the other hunter in group MD's me without me noticing, and i'm pretty sure that atleast the raidleader knows about it, but they have never admited to it. Still made me look like a fool :(
Jan 5th 2009 11:15PM I think my guild have a pretty good way with raids.
We have 2 teams (or more if needed, but always 2). 1 progression team where members are hand picked by the raid leader. This is basicly the best players we can put out there, counting both gear and skill.
This team is picked from week to week, so noone's secure in that they always have a spot (although, it doesn't change that much). Even the raid leader can be replaced on officers discression if he's deemed not to have the gear or skill to be on the team, although thats even rarer.
Apart from this we have 1 or more teams where anyone matching the minimum gear requierments can join (in Naxx this is only "Be level 80" pretty much :P). We always try to make sure that everyone who want to raid gets to, pugging as needed, although if we have a total of 21 signups it can be hard to get a 3rd group.
Right now all our best players are still in progression team for Naxx (everyone still need gear), but once one is done with naxx, they will instead head to one of the other teams and help them out, filling our progression raid with the top players that still needs gear.
Also, officers and even guild leader have no special right to be in the progression team. For this week guild leader will not be picked (he's a tank), cause he aint got the gear for it. There always have to be a raid leader in each team, but apart from that, everyone fights over the same spots.
Jan 2nd 2009 8:59PM Will you ever stop calling the Blind video a Machinima? It'snot a machinima, it's an animated short video using the textures (and possibly models) from WoW.
Why does this matter? Cause people keep saying that "it's the best machinima ever" or that other machinimas is bad in compariation. Machinima means that you make a video using a game engine. The wow game engine haven't been used here.
It's not fair to people that make machinimas to be compared to animation projects, cause it's just not possible to do the same kinds of things.
Or would you say that Batman: The Dark Knight was the best cartoon last year? It did include quite a bit of CGI afterall...
Nov 24th 2008 10:39PM We have a system in our guild to reward players that help guildies out, as well as help us out with events and similar.
It's kinda like DKP, but it doesn't come from raids, and it's not used for loot.
Every player have their own share of Guild Points (what we call them). This they can then transfer themselfs to other players, making it a currency. Exactly how much GP one player charges to boost someone or similar are up to the players themselfs, but we have recommended values based on time it takes.
You can also gain GP by participating in guild events, raiding (each raid gets a certain number of GP, which is to give people a reason to go on learning rounds when we have a zero-sum DKP system) and by being rewarded by an officer for doing work for the guild.
The GP is then spent on things from the guild bank.
The spending got a bit low in the end of BC, as there wasn't much people needed, but we have real high hopes for this system in Wrath when all bosses also drops BoE items. It will make another way for active, but non raiding, players to gain some gear.