Jul 6th 2010 12:59PM Personally, I'm gung ho about this change.
You don't want to risk things, don't post.
I would rather see most of the WoW population quit posting on the forums than to have them as they are now (who are we kidding? At the moment, they're not worth reading)
In all seriousness, how many posts on the WoW forums are at least halfway viable? There are websites everywhere, so not much need to ask class questions (they've already been asked). The only place I could remotely see some need for is support and Realm forums for trades.
As for all the tears over privacy and blahblahblah. It's not that hard to change your privacy settings on Facebook and stuff to "Friends only". Those "Security Settings" yeah, those are actually used for something. The only people who get stalked via those sites are the people who are silly enough to add the stalker to a friends list or dumb enough to leave their security slim to none.
In other words, this is only going to harm trolls and people ignorant of proper security in the first place. I have no qualms divulging my real name. It's not like they're posting my location, phone number, favorite foods, etc. People need to get a grip.
Jul 6th 2010 12:46PM And elitists are undeservedly egotistical. What's your point?
Gothia is the type of player that makes me relish the thought of WoW shutting its servers down one day. If for nothing else than to see all the hopeless "leets" try to figure out where their life went.
I'll take real life achievements over virtual ones any day.
Jul 6th 2010 10:46AM I've been in a similar boat. The raid team I was on was pretty much whoever was left after the guild officers had chosen stacked their teams.
I was constantly on the top of the meters but I didn't ever consider leaving my crew. We went from being the team that wasn't expected to get very far to becoming the team that everyone was envious of. We were a legitimate team, not just a bunch of selfish players thrown together. We farmed mats for each other, we downed Freya for Flasks, and kept our frustrations in check with each other. Shoot, just yesterday our team was mentioned as being a prime example of how a guild should run.
tl;dr: It doesn't sound like you're committed to being part of a team. It sounds like you're out for yourself. So you may as well leave and look out for yourself. As for me, I'll stick to being in a team.
Jul 3rd 2010 1:02PM That's not very reassuring...
I did the whole head start thing when it came out and they ended up having to condense servers in what? About a month or two?
I've been debating checking it out again though to see if anythings improved. The fact everyone clumped in the RvR and the fact the PvE sucked kind of drove me away. (By clumped, I mean that T3 would be extremely active but T1/2/4 wouldn't be. Then T4 would be extremely active and T1/2/3 wouldn't be).
Either way, I'm sure I'll re-sub for a month while waiting for Cataclysm. There were a lot of good things I enjoyed about the game as well.
Jun 30th 2010 10:49AM My apologizes if that sounded a bit harsh earlier. Actually, I'm a bit surprised they no longer have the EU Maint. article. If I recall they had one running for a few month.
All the maintenance has left me jaded lately =)
Jun 30th 2010 10:17AM If I remember right from the US issues it was B.Net Real ID that was causing trouble. Or at least that's what I had been hearing in Vent (while waiting for an ICC25 run that would never come to pass =( ).
Do you all already have the Real ID or is that this patch for you all? We had a pre-patch patch last week that added it, wasn't sure if you all had or not.
(If you're getting it, you're gonna love it).
Jun 30th 2010 10:07AM No offense, but I don't sympathize with random extended maintenance. We went through that crap last week on US servers (and many times before). So if anything, welcome to the club.
Long story short, we get content first, but we're also the guinea pigs and get the joys of an extra hour or two of maintenance here and there. Though last week was an oddity and quite atrocious.
May 27th 2010 12:34PM Male Troll Stealth Animation
I absolutely despised it at first, but then after they changed the animation so that you're feet actually moved in speed with your character, I loved it.
Anyone else remember when stealth just had your character take one slow step but by the time that next foot was moving you were already 10 yards down the road?
May 26th 2010 5:14PM Zorcon, in Cataclysm they're giving us more "up front" survivability and everyone in general larger health pools. Blizz already has said that they hate how the rogue is "All or Nothing". Either we kill our opponent before the stun's up, or we die a few seconds later.
Either way, we're still going to be hated in Cataclysm even with that excuse of "stunlocks" being removed.
Personally, I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I was suddenly liked. After 5 years, I'm used to the fact that people judge me based on my class ("Huntards" and "Ret-tards" know what I mean). Just goes to show stereotypes are alive and well.
Seriously, both of our tanks in my ICC10 crew (as well as most of the rest of the team) despise rogues and it took 'em a while to warm up to me. They still hate the rogue part, but like me as a person. Needless to say, I get ribbed a lot.
May 26th 2010 5:06PM The mindset of most rogues isn't any different than players of any other classes.
If you're going to get into a fight, make sure you're in the position to win it.
My main is a rogue and I can't count how many times a Paladin has swooped down on me when I'm working on something and ganks me. When you're in PvE gear at the time, you don't tend to survive too long.
Long story short, pvp is pvp. Players only take advantage of a situation that they feel they have the upper hand. Anyone who says any different is telling you lies.