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Totem Talk: Restoration's pre-BlizzCon special {WoW}

Oct 18th 2011 6:12PM Well since I can't find an edit button.

I feel like they nerfed the healing of CH a bit too much. I understand the reasoning behind the change, in Wrath we could basically spam it to the exclusion of most anything else. But the current incarnation is too weak. Further, as I mentioned earlier, the most common minimum distance between players for an encounter is in the 6-10 yd range. This puts players too far apart to allow for CH to jump. If they extended it's range a couple of yards, it would alleviate some of the problem by itself. CH is the shaman's signature heal, having it useless during a good portion of a fight would be like a pally unable to use Beacon if his target is too far away or a druid's Tranquility having a 6-10 yd range.

The only other solution that comes to mind is adding an extra charge to the Tidal Wave buff. This way, you would get a third decreased cast time GHW or HW; proper management would allow for 75% or better uptime on the TW buff.

Totem Talk: Restoration's pre-BlizzCon special {WoW}

Oct 18th 2011 3:07PM Personally, my big question would be something along the lines of, "When are you going to fix my healing?".

I raid with a holy pally and a resto druid. I know for a fact that I work about twice as hard as the both of them on most fights, just to keep up; I have had to switch to a pure throughput build just to compete as it is. Even so, I usually lose to the pally on single target heals and the druid beats me in raid heals. I understand that we are supposed to be a utility class, but things have gotten ridiculous. When the raid spreads out as they have to on most fights, my Chain Heal is all but useless as typical minimum range is just a bit to far to allow for jumps. Single target I can't keep up with the big, fast heals that the pally is pumping out, let alone the extra free heals from Beacon.

I just feel that in the rush to bring the healers in line with one another, they hit shamans (and from what I hear, priests are in a similar boat) a bit too hard with the nerf hammer. It is very discouraging to have to work so hard to heal based on the model put forth at the beginning of the expansion just to have other classes beat me while eating a sandwich with the other hand.

The warlock study guide for Cataclysm, Part 2 {WoW}

Nov 16th 2010 7:37PM That would be the villain No Heart from the Care Bears cartoons of the 80s. I must go now, for I have frightened myself by the fact that I knew that at a glance.

24 hour maintenance for select servers on Tuesday {WoW}

Jul 20th 2010 4:22PM Exactly. I should go put an app in at Blizz. Must be a very stress free environment if they don't hold their people to any kind of hard deadline. It's up to a 13 hour maintenance so far. Interesting that no one at WoW.com sees fit to post anything about it.

WoW Insider Show Episode 124 feat. Daryl Brewer and Fatty {WoW}

Jan 11th 2010 5:33PM Find me a "Talent Meter" and I will eat my words. Other than that, I don't see a rebuttal to anything I said, so I guess the matter is closed. You can take your toys and go home now.

Also, last I checked it was a few overly sensitive individuals who got all butthurt about someone not seeing things the same way they do; "half the internet" is a bit of a hyperbole.

WoW Insider Show Episode 124 feat. Daryl Brewer and Fatty {WoW}

Jan 11th 2010 4:50PM Wow, big man. The crutch of all internet critiques, I have XX experience. If it is pitch neutral, fine; however, her pitch was all over the place. That is the definition of off tune.

Subjective is a term for something that cannot be quantified by any scientific method. So yes, talent is the epitome of subjective. If it were truly quantifiable, there would be no possibility of disagreement. But watch an episode of such reality shows as American Idol. There is no meter to check for talent, one judge might like a performance and another thinks it is horrible.

My opinion was very well informed. I stated my personal opinion and that is as informed as I could be about my likes and dislikes. I explicitly stated that I had not heard her music outside of the show, even going so far as to say it was an assumption based off her performance on the show. I do not see any reason to subject myself to further pain just to be satisfy someone else. My statement was an opinion, not a fact.

As I stated earlier, nothing I said had anything to do with her gender, please don't read your own insecurities or bias into my statements.

So I was mistaken about whom you are, but I don't frequent the site enough to know you don't use your real username for whatever reason. I still fail to see what your opinion of my username has to do with anything except a baseless attack.

Oh and I am so hurt that you feel the need to attack me on twitter. Personal attacks don't make you right, it just shows you can't form a realistic argument or rebuttal to what I say.

WoW Insider Show Episode 124 feat. Daryl Brewer and Fatty {WoW}

Jan 11th 2010 3:38PM Wow, amazing how many people decide to personally attack someone because of their opinion. I merely expressed my opinion the way I see it and most feel they need to attack me because of which, while at the same time defending their own as correct. That having been said, I'll address others suggestions/insults:

EID:

Yes, there is a stop button but I was enjoying the rest of the show so why would I stop just to not hear her. If I was interested in undiscovered rappers, I bet there is a podcast for that. I listen for the WoW info.

Talent is a subjective, even for "professionals" in the entertainment industry. Everyone has artists/genres they think are bad or overrated. Saying I am wrong as if it were fact not opinion is pretentious.

While I do agree it takes guts to perform in relative public as she did, plenty of truly talented artists can and do carry music with their voice alone. The statement that other professionals only badly lip-sync in public is for the most part correct, which is illustrative of what I said in my original post. Most mainstream talent has their performance digitally cleaned up in studios using multi-million dollar equipment. This is why they must lip-sync these prerecorded tracks as they cannot reproduce it live.

BotalTicscuit:

It is quite possible to be out of tune while singing acapella. As a matter of fact, it is more common than not. If it were impossible to be out of tune, everyone would be a professional singer. If you think I am wrong, ask a stranger to sing the star spangled banner sometime and chances are it will be out of tune. Singing without accompaniment is much more difficult than with it, which is why it is a very good indication of talent when someone is capable. Rapping is a form of singing, but using spoken word. The truly talented rappers have a cadence and melody to their words. Yes, I do listen to rap.

At no point in my earlier post did I portray my opinion as fact. If I did, I would have used such phrases as, "Everyone knows". I merely stated my opinion.

Making fun of my username? Yeah, this coming from someone too unoriginal to come up with their own, instead using another persons' with a slight change.

Kar On E:

I agree that coming up with a rap off the cuff is difficult, but I get the feeling she was using lines from a previous performance. If I am wrong, then I am wrong and she has some talent in that area. However, this does not change my earlier opinion of her singing talent.

I never suggested that my opinion was any more valid or valuable than anyone else's, but if I want my opinion known, I must voice it in hopes that others agree and we can affect change. If no one says anything then nothing would be done regardless.

Dave Miller:

Accusing me of being sexist? Where in my post did I suggest her gender had anything to do with her talent?

In your first few sentences you suggest that I should not express my own opinion because it differs from yours. This in itself is an opinion, a rather presumptuous one to be sure, but an opinion. You then proceed to correctly state that opinions can be wrong (using a double negative I might add). Which is it?

If everyone who downranked me and posted their own attack followed your steps, there wouldn't be much of a thread here. Maybe practice what you preach then?

WoW Insider Show Episode 124 feat. Daryl Brewer and Fatty {WoW}

Jan 11th 2010 9:27AM Well I guess it was inevitable, Mike and Turp leave and the show goes downhill fast.

Having said that; please please please, never have that woman on the show ever again. Never once did I hear anything remotely intelligent come out of her lips. When she began to rap, it was a race between whether my ears were going to bleed before my headphones shorted out. Having never heard the song that won her the WoW Idol competition, I can only assume it was studio enhanced like so many singers nowadays. Her impromptu attempt was so off-tune, it reminded me of the time my cat was in heat.

The show was ok, if a bit directionless at times.

WoW Patch 3.2.2 PTR is up for the EU {WoW}

Aug 14th 2009 5:16AM Just tried it for the US. Test realms are up and can be copied to as well. Two servers, Anasterian (PVP) and Broxigar (PVE).

WoW Insider Show's 100th episode live tomorrow with BigBearButt {WoW}

Jul 25th 2009 3:55PM Commenting while listening. Love the Blizzcon swag whoring.