Feb 12th 2010 1:35PM Two words: dual spec.
On my mage and priest, I have one spec for soloing, and one spec for group play - and gear to go along with it. My solo spec and gear are set up for the way I like to play, while my group spec is a more-or-less cookie cutter EJ recommended spec and the gear is all gemmed, enchanted, and chosen so that I be a good group member and just crank out the damage/healing.
Now, PvE group play is my #2 concern... I've also got sets of PvP gear, but no talent spec to go along with that, because it's not as important to me. Maybe you have a similar problem in this case, players who have a refined PvP spec and who are trying to use their other spec to satisfy both raiding and soloing requirements.
Or - worth checking here - do they even *have* dual specs? You may want to suggest that to them, and if they balk at the cost, contribute towards getting them set up with it. Maybe even think about offering to put together some heroic runs to help them gather emblems and pick up some gear that can be gemmed/enchanted specifically for their new spec.
Feb 9th 2010 6:27PM A wonderful excuse to learn some Lua :-) Count me in!
May 19th 2009 9:18AM Go go gadget G.R.E.N.A.D.E.!
May 18th 2009 9:57AM The "Ooh, shiny!" reaction has everything to do with being a miner. My wife will watch me play sometimes, and boggles at how I can veer off from whatever objective I'm after to slaughter random mobs around a mining node.
May 15th 2009 2:04PM "So long as that tedium is presented in a reasonably interesting and entertaining way it's not always bad thing."
So... let me get this straight, Raze: as long as your tedium isn't... tedious... then it... isn't... tedious?
Help me out here. I think I understand what you're *trying* to say, but what came out was "Boring is boring. Unless it isn't."
May 14th 2009 2:48PM I'm in a similar situation... not deaf, but while my connection (IDSL) is fine for WoW, it can't handle both WoW *and* vent at the same time without me getting kicked off into the twisting nether.
So, I have to raid without vent.
Fortunately, I'm part of a guild that's understanding, and we have raid leaders who take the few moments needed on new encounters to make sure that I understand what I need to do. With that, plus keeping a browser open to do a quick refresher on particular boss strategies, I don't just manage, I do well.
Nov 13th 2008 9:01AM Count me in!
Nov 13th 2008 8:58AM I vow that if I win this card, I will save it until my guild takes down Arthas... and then post a video of the "Oh, YEAH!" dance party that results :-)
Nov 7th 2008 12:46PM Count me in again...
Nov 7th 2008 9:24AM You kids these day with your "authenticators". Whey, when I was a kid, we had to use a flimsy cardboard wheel thingy that never worked quite right to look up the 73rd letter on the 6th page with a picture of an ardvark in the user manual (which was incomprehensible anyways, because it had been written in English, but translated to Japanese, and then back to English, because that was the style in those days.) And then we couldn't just enter it in a fancy-shmancy dialog box, oh, no! We had to use a magnetized pin to write the word we found on a cassette tape, in binary, backwards.., and that was just to get the game to boot! And we LIKED it!
'Course, in those days, we had to start off by actually typing in all the source code ourselves, so some of the namby-pamby so-called "gamers" just left out the authentication bits. Us REAL GAMERS, though - we typed it all in, from scratch every time, and sometimes we would reboot the machine in the middle of a game just so we could do it all over again, until our fingers ached from the typing and our eyes started to bleed from looking at a third generation mimeographed copy of a dot-matrix source code listing.
And we LIKED it!
(But we didn't, you know, *love* it. So an authenticator would be cool.)