May 19th 2009 7:40PM And one minute after I posted that, it's working fine. Weird. They must have been resetting the login server I use, since I wasn't even able to get to the "Authenticating" screen.
May 19th 2009 7:38PM It just says login server down for me, and I don't have Battle.net or an authenticator. What a pain.
May 13th 2009 11:47PM It's really difficult to make up my mind! I have to say that I love getting confused looks from people who aren't familiar with engineering when I pull out my Zapthrottle Mote Extractor. Seeing people run by, stop, look, and go "bwha?" is always fun.
I would absolutely love a phoenix mount. The symbolism is fantastic. Unfortunately the chance of me getting one is 0 since I don't run that instance.
My first epic flight mount was magical. After spending hours impatiently guiding my mounts sloooooowly about, I felt like I was moving so fast! Of course, then Wrath came out and it took even longer to get anywhere, even with cold weather flying, since Northrend is so big!
May 5th 2009 9:34AM Maine-iac, haven't you ever had the pleasure of riding on a misshapen rocking animal at the playground as a child? They were usually on some type of giant spring that required far more force to move than any child would have. The ones I remember were in the sandbox areas, thus, Sandbox Tiger. The one in WoW is far more fun and cool looking than the ugly rusting things from my childhood.
Apr 27th 2009 10:20AM Yikes. I hope you reported them, that's just despicable.
My server had a mix of campers/runners. I camped a few spawn points since running around in circles even on the computer tends to make me sick, but I kept my cursing and annoyance when I'd miss one (or several) to myself. The eggs weren't mine just because I was standing there.
I hope you give it another shot; one a****** shouldn't ruin it for you. It's actually a pretty fun and easy event, and doing the achievements with friends is a blast! Where else can I see my GM turn into a rabbit and lay an egg?
Apr 27th 2009 10:08AM Yes, there is an achievement to get the suit from eggs; the fancy dress also. Fortunately for those trying to get the Noble Gardener achievement for the seasonal event meta achievement, neither of those achievements count towards the meta. They're just there in case you get them. Fun, but not likely to make the servers go kaboom.
I for one got three pairs of pants but no dress and no shirt. I also got two rabbits. I'm not sure what to do about the second other than delete it, as it's soulbound.
Apr 10th 2009 12:28AM Oh my, I'm 25. I'm now officially older! ;) Older than the high school students, I suppose.
Mike, a little lesson on talking about ages, especially in reference to women: "Older" is never a good term. Also not old, ancient, decrepit, wrinkled, or any variation of those.
Apr 10th 2009 12:25AM "This survey does indicate that females are a large part of the gaming market, [but?] they are by no means the largest group yet."
The survey doesn't say that there are more women than men on WoW or in most games; it says that there are far more women playing WoW than is stereotypically accepted. It is also saying that of those women, more are in the 25-55 age bracket.
This isn't surprising; anecdotally, there are plenty of women playing WoW. That should be obvious from conversations in game, from posts on WoWInsider, and from general common sense.
It also isn't surprising that there are more players in the 25-55 age bracket than any other; that's probably the largest age bracket given that the 55-older group includes a lot of people who probably don't have much experience with video games.
Apr 10th 2009 12:13AM Les, I know what you mean on the one hand, but a lot of hardcore players do know that sort of stuff off the top of their heads. I, on the other hand, can never remember what the hit cap is; I know I'm not at it, though.
It changed with Wrath; it's simply a number in your character description labeled Hit, and after a certain point (the cap) you won't miss your shots. I've probably seen it listed by BRK before numerous times but I don't feel like rummaging through his archives looking for it.
Anyone willing to tell us what the cap is at at the moment?
As for haste, I believe you are correct. I remember reading somewhere that Haste doesn't do much at the moment because our shots are on the GCD. I could be wrong, though.
I can't remember anymore which stats transfer to the pet and which don't; I feel like it changes every patch!