May 26th 2009 1:14PM They do, but the achievement doesn't really give you anything by itself. There is only incentive to do it once, mostly if you are going for the mount. I agree with having recipes and other useful things drop. I also think it could be helpful to have epic gems drop, like in BC. If they made heroic dungeons the only source of epic gems, other than fishing, they would be packed. Or they could make it so that doing a 5-man boss in hard mode give a 10% chance to drop a higher level badge or something.
May 26th 2009 1:06PM I would be a fan of hard mode bosses in each heroic 5-man or even a few 5-mans that are tougher and geared to people who have 10 or 25 man gear.
The bosses wouldn't even have to drop better items. I think that higher level badges or even epic gems would make it worth while.
May 13th 2009 5:04PM woot!
Apr 30th 2009 7:16PM Well, the fact that he had the shirt at all shows that Blizzard screwed up somehow. I am more inclined to think that they accidentally mailed it to him than to think that it dropped off a mob or he hacked it somehow...
Apr 30th 2009 7:14PM I think this is along the lines of suddenly finding that you have $1000000 in your bank account. If you just assume that, "since the bank gave it to me, I can spend it," you are either horribly naive or lying to yourself because you simply want to spend it. At the same time, if you do spend it, you don't automatically go to jail for theft either. If/when they finally catch you, you just have to pay it back.
It was Blizzard's mistake, but these guys should have known better than to use the item. Just like receiving $1000000 in the bank, my first reaction would be to call those who gave it to me and ask, "Is this a mistake or am I just this lucky?"
I think I would slightly wonder too, if I received an item like that with charges. But I would still contact a GM... while I was running through Naxx25 with some buddies. ;) I think I would feel a little too bad about blasting my way through Ulduar... but everyone has a different opinion I'm sure.
I don't think he deserved a permanent ban. I think that a 48 hour ban and stern warning would suffice, along with removal of the achievements.
Also, I had a similar thing happen to me one time. I put in a GM ticket because I fell through the ground in Stranglethorn when I got off the zeppelin. When I logged back on later, I was unstuck and I found a message in my inbox that said, "thank you for purchasing the WoW collector's edition..." Basically, I got one of the collectors edition pets. I chose a Zergling. At first I thought it might have been a gift, but I eventually decided it was probably a mistake. Either way, I still have the little guy. I don't consider myself a bad person for not reporting it.
Apr 30th 2009 4:46PM I had suggested something like this before to friends at work and got laughed at. I wasn't suggesting that EVERY class should be a hybrid though. I play a warlock, and I suggested that a the highest demonology talent, metamorphosis, should be a permanent transformation like a shapeshift or something. And I thought that it should be beefy enough to off tank if needed.
Apr 30th 2009 8:20AM I have always wondered why they can't simply not save you until YOU kill a boss.
Apr 24th 2009 11:57AM @AShadowPriest
"you'd be insane to graduate from... heroics directly to 25 man raids"
I have to disagree here. Heroics drop epic gear that has the same item level as 10 man gear. I ran heroics until I got the best I could get from them. I also had quite a few badges to turn in for more ilvl200 gear. I went straight to Naxx25 and had no problems.
Mar 6th 2009 12:36PM Something seems a little odd to me... I'm assuming that Ulduar10 gear will be the same item level as Naxx25 gear. So I see why it seems like a good idea to reuse the badges of valor. But this will introduce some problems... Are they going to allow 10-man T8 gear to be purchased with valor? If that's the case, many people will simply PUG Naxx25 to get it instead of progressing. Also, if 25-man T7 gear and 10-man T8 gear are the same level, how different will they be? I mean, they're each designed to fit well with the class they're made for... will they have the same stats?
Feb 16th 2009 1:40PM I didn't have too big of problem with this achievement. I got everything except the black dress, but I stopped trying once I have the title... screw the black dress. Here are my experiences though:
Even dealing with the RNG, this took me less time than traveling for the elders, and it was much less tedious.
It took me 3 packs of candy to get all of them. I did get a 4th after I had completed the achievement though.
I bought 10 rockets from someone and got the achievement on my first try. I just bound the rockets to a hotkey, went to a deserted part of Orgrammar with no lag, and went nuts.
I didn't have to use my HS cooldown to get the gifts every hour. I just joined a BG with a short wait in Dal, ported to Org, got the gift, joined the BG when it popped, and then left it which put me back in Dal.
My main grinding was on Saturday... I spent ~4 hours going to Org, TB, and finally UC and getting 2 gifts at each. I stayed around the main areas and waited for the hearts to re spawn on NPCs instead of running all around town. I watched for people to get broken hearts. Once someone asked for mending, everyone was there. The trick was to click on people as they approached the main area of town. Often they were coming in for a mend, and I was able to mend them before they even asked.
A lot of people are complaining about the RNG, but isn't most of WoW based on a RNG anyway? Why should achievements be any easier to get than a piece of gear?