Aug 10th 2010 4:46PM "Are you seriously bragging about beating an elemental shaman? They shoudlnt even come close to your damage output. "
Are you seriously stating that this whole thing is a reply to my comment when only the quoted part was? I am in no part joining in the thoughts you express after that and I CLEARLY state that I was not bragging i was merely proud of my accomplishments AND so far my brother in law was the top DPS in the guild, THAT is what i meant.
Of all that I wrote it seems tragic that was the only thing you cared to comment about, my goal was to state a positive outlook on DK changes and maybe get a bit more tolerance and constructive comments around here.
Just because you MIGHT communicate tinged with braggadocio and prejudice does not mean all of us do.
Aug 10th 2010 2:30PM I have for a long time been an odd bird when it came to DKs, I had always liked the archetype even before WoW and i jumped at the chance at playing one in Wrath.
it might have ended being a bit masochistic to choose one of the most disliked races on Alliance (Draenei) and made it the most disliked class but I play for myself an no others and I believe that my quality as a player is through my actions and not my preferences.
So I tried blood and it was cool with the health regen but didn't click, i tried unholy and it seemed very interesting with the shadow damage and DOT's galore but it didn't fit either, then i tried frost and i finally found the spec that truly fit me and loved it.
I was severely distraught when the frost changes made it so they were not competitive anymore a few years back in the early 3. patches I was competing with warlocks and then I fell flat, for a while i chose unholy because ti was the "Only" choice if i wanted to raid or even do heroics as a DPS. I sucked hard. I could not get a rhythm going and was quite miserable.
Soon after 3.3 when they added ToT I was overjoyed to find that not only did frost become viable again but it had a dual wield focus built in. I studied hard, made calculations (I am by no means a theorycrafter or even good at math but I was determined) practiced with dummies and out on the field and some regulars and scoured the web for a general idea.
After all this I was ready with my own personal spec and went out and felt like home again, everything was second nature and I enjoyed playing my DK again.
Now I raid with my friends and family and do top DPS( I am not much of a bragger but i am proud of my acomplishments) beating out a fellow friend Blood and Unholy dual Specced DK and my brother in Law's Ele Shammy. We have an awesome time and I do well because I play what feels right to me and i take what i learned and help anyone who needs it and it feels great.
Far be it for me to accommodate anyone's Logophobia but if there were a TL/DR version it would be this: Min/maxing is good and for the hardcore professionals i tip my hat to their perseverance, but if you are out for fun and to truly let yourself enjoy playing whether it is with a bit of competition or just running with friends you should choose what speaks to you personally. If someone tells you that isn't the "right" spec investigate and practice, you might make an "Unviable" spec into a competitive one by using your smarts and dedication.
I am looking forward to these DK changes and whether or not they are considered the best i embrace the frost changes because they are my spec and making it work for me is half the fun ;)
Thanks for reading guys!
Jul 27th 2010 12:35PM Comment posted, fingers crossed! :DX
Jul 27th 2010 12:27PM Comment posted, fingers crossed! :DX
Jul 20th 2010 11:09AM Admittedly, I have fallen out of RP since I first started Roleplaying Games and then landed on WoW for some time. Mainly because of the aforementioned tropes, things somehow turning into ERP, some actually forcing you into their RP when all you did was wander near a vendor to sell a few grays. I understand many reasons why many would be turned off, I do RP from time to time when it seems like a good imagination fueled opportunity but as I have observed imagination has turned into a childish and antisocial practice according to the social majority (if you can call that behaviour social).
What strikes me is the severely illogical practice of degrading and downright attacking someone who (unintrusively) decides to spend their time doing something that this other persons don't like doing themselves.
It is even done within RP servers, most of the time in the highest concentration and I liken it to someone buying a car just to drive by people on the highway yelling "Cars suck! L2Drive a bike on this road, loser!", the fact that most suspend their awareness over their own actions being more pathetic than the "LOLRP" they claim is worthless.
Do they do this for the good of all?, are they unwilling to roll another server when they realized they rolled the wrong one? Did they get bitten by an RPer as a child? More often than not it seems like they see the practice as a social waste, a lie, someone being "fake" for no personal gain ( RP for free amongst friends is pathetic, RP for strangers in exchange for money is being an actor.).
Most just seem so saturated by pop culture and the generally uninspired, then attributing the same qualities to anything similar. Taking the much overstated Worgen and Twilight comparisons, whatever your views on the films/books or the Worgen as a race, it has been generally viewed as the Worgen being a product of this franchise and most seem content in ignoring the folklore or even pop culture material regarding lycanthropes and werewolves before the Stephanie Meyer books. Most if this is encouraged because it fits within the hostile nature of those who oppose RP and use it as fuel to ridicule anyone who would choose to ever play that race and subsequently degrade the experience they were hoping to have based on misinformed prejudice.
I thank the reader for taking the time to read this far and for you not being allergic to the written word, I support no one's Logophobia on a format based on reading and writing. It just seems easier to hate what we don't understand or ridicule people for what they do with their lives but we should stop to think how much of our own time we waste putting our energy into negative actions and how much better life would be if we spent a little bit of that energy into mutual respect.
Apr 22nd 2010 1:28AM Not to get off the topic of accents, but I did notice that Alex had a pretty strong idea of what the worgen mount is according to the concept sketch. It is from what I see, a riding battle boar with a skull on it's head. I for one wouldn't mind them having horses but since they did isolate themselves and the conditions within gilneas are seemingly cold and harsh a sturdier animal makes sense for the rocky/mossy terrain.
They might have been native to that specific area ,domesticated and thus make for their unique mount. It is a very rough sketch so i understand how that could be seen as more of a demon thing but I am looking forward to a boar, I actually always wondered why orcs never had this kind of mount since an orc on an armored boar would rock so hard :)
Feb 22nd 2010 1:36PM "I'm not sure if there's a term for that or not. You know, inserting new details around the old ones without actually changing them, causing things to take on an entirely new light."
I believe the word for that is Retcon, Suzaku. Pretty much what you have detailed there is a perfect example of how retcons are properly used, you can be mad that things are "changing" but it is all in what you think you know.
To put it in perspective, if someone has an absentee father (heaven forbid) and they were not told much detail other than a few bits, they might grow up to resent them and believe them to be a poor parent model. But what if all those years the father was working as an undercover agent in defense of his country and all the while attempting to escape capture to return to his family? Upon finding this the idea his child had would be "retconned" into applying to everyhting he knew thus making him see the past in a different light.
This principle can be applied to WoW, there are many things we REALLY don't know happened and just assume did and things that change because of the times, the story has morphed many times but future generations will be able to enjoy a smoother richer story and we can remember how much work went into forging it this way.
Nov 24th 2009 4:33PM Well all I have is conjecture and observation but, it seems to be some sort of statue or action figure. judging from the other pic circling around seems to be sculpted objects, and seeing the fire patter on one and the green gem and leather wrapped wood of the other I would venture a guess as them being a worgen and goblin statue/action figure release. Not very sure but it seems the most plausible judging from the materials.
Nov 22nd 2009 6:54PM @ Johan: Just because you are (as per evidence of the completely wrong statement) not observative enough to notice the difference between these four races simply on the superficial similarities, does not really call for you to be calling Blizz cheap when there are so many more blatant instances of that other than poor observation skills.
Not meant as insulting, just a suggestion.
Sep 12th 2009 10:26AM Thank you very much this is great news, I aprreciate you taking the time to address my issue :)