Jul 17th 2009 12:31PM I may have missed this in an earlier article but for those of us not on the PTR, what is the cost to purchase each heirloom chest so far?
Jun 17th 2009 9:13AM I think this falls in line with having a level 80 run you through all the instances to level. We are seeing a dramatic uprise in people who reach level 80 without knowing their class and want people to take THEIR time to teach them what they should have learned while leveling.
I can see the good side: people who DID take he time can level alts, new players can catch up with the older players, etc.
But I think on a whole that Blizzard is making the leveling process too easy. I've heard more peoplecrying than normal on the forums and in general/trade about how the Ulduar raids are SO hard and, coincidentaly, these people are the same who "power-leveled" their toons using the new system of RAF and cheaper/sooner mount trainings. If these people had leveled and done the instances as the class quests told them then they would see that Ulduar is really not that hard.
While I see both sides I believe Blizzard is making the game easier, possibly because by the time their new MMO comes out they want to wrap up wow and be done with it.
May 19th 2009 3:37PM I created a battle.net account after being told that Blizzard was using it as a fool-proof security system that will not experience the authentication problems of normal wow accounts...and now Blizzard is having nothing BUT problems with Battle.net and does not provide a way to unlink accounts or to change them back to pre battle.net accounts.
I love WoW but I've spent 20 years in the IT industry and this is piss-poor planning on their part, not to mention a move that if they had been any other company except THE Blizzard Entertainment they would be in a heap of trouble. No wonder they got a bad service report.
May 7th 2009 8:10AM Figuring Blizzard meant what they said about 10 and 25 raids being on different progression tiers my guild has gone through 10-man Naxx and has raided a lot into 25 through PuGs...and even in 1/2 25-gear we are having IMMENSE trouble in Ulduar 10.
So yeah, we're stuck in ulduar 10 even though according to Blizz we SHOULD be able to get through okay in 10-man naxx gear.
Apr 15th 2009 6:08PM I'm surprised nobody's posted a story here about the Northrend server crashing and still, after an hour, not being back up. At least on Azuremyst this is the case. I got logged out while doing the fishing daily in WG and according to the world map WG has no structures and no timer now, lol.
Apr 15th 2009 5:33PM Basically my point is this: having a good class isn't the problem. Having a "hero" class is the problem. Starting a class at a higher level is all fine and well but making it more powerful than most every other class in the game (and equal to those it isn't more powerful than), plus giving it abilities that add to that power and only nerfing it a tad here and there (yet still keeping it OP) to keep people quiet...that's bad.
Anyone remember Starwars Galaxies?
"Oh, It's so hard to get a Jedi!" -Jedi is now unlockable immediately
"Oh, Jedi's die too often" -Jedi are given XP loss instead of permanent death
"Oh, Jedi's aren't as powerful" -Jedi's buffed and never nerfed
Same as with DK's:
"Starting at level 1 sucks" -DK's start at 55
"DK's silence and stun" -DK's get a mini nerf to armor so that people will STFU about the problem
Blizz is just keeping people quiet by providing small nerfs when their Hero class is really, contrary to their original Press Release, more powerful. I for one hope that Blizz is nerfing the hell out of Clothies because in 6 months a Clothy hero class is coming out that is a Super Mage/Warlock/Better healer than everyone.
Apr 15th 2009 5:23PM Blizzard actually said when releasing DK's that they were not supposed to be more powerful than the other classes, that hero classes' only difference was a higher starting level. And yet they are continually going against what they said.
Apr 15th 2009 5:16PM It's funny that even yesterday DK's STILL completely decimate Warlocks and Mage's in BG's and yet Blizz is still NERFING Warlocks instead of evening everything else. I remember when Blizzard said heroic classes would not be superior to regular classes...and yet their beloved hero class is more powerful than half the classes in the game right now.
Apr 14th 2009 11:59PM I don't think they've enabled transfers from Azuremyst. All of my characters should be eligible...and yet none are listed. Only one on another server is listed :(