May 9th 2011 11:12AM Funny you should ask that - we've seen them all in-game since Cata!
Neptulon = Water
Therazane = Earth
Al'Akir = Air
Raggy = Fire
What's odd is that all these names I knew before Cata.... except Al'Akir. For some reason I thought the Air Lord was Thunderaan or something like that.
May 9th 2011 10:53AM Smells like PallyNerf fever, imo.
At least, that's what happened with my main alt (Main alt...? srsly? Who does that!?) Pally tank. They changed just enough that I struggled for weeks trying to re-learn my abilities with all these missing abilities and longer CDs. Finally got so fed up I didn't touch her for months, though I've finally gotten the hang of playing her again, I still feel like the cooldowns make playing her rather awkward.
May 4th 2011 11:27AM Oh, Azuregos...
May 4th 2011 11:23AM @Fletcher
You make some pretty solid points, and while in some ways I think you're reading into things too much (Blizz has to give us some kind of excuse for slaughtering mobs, insanity is as good as any!), I agree with the overuse of NPC's that started off as nods. I also loved Harrison Jones in Wrath, I made sure I did his quests on every alt I leveled. But half or more of the quests in Uldum are chasing him around... I feel like a whole new race was essentially glossed over. Maybe I would be less frustrated with it if the cutscenes didn't bug out when I did them. Or maybe they just made him too much of a focal point.
Budd... I wanted to like him. But they should have kept him and his party in one place, they are definitely overusing him. He was great in BC, amusing in Wrath, but has gotten a bit tiresome in Cata.
I definitely agree with you on one point in particular - I want more development of staple characters. I liked Cairne Bloodhoof, but I recall very little interaction with him - Shattering finally gave him some cameo time, but it was shortlived. Garrosh is at least getting some interaction with players, turning my Utter Disdain and Abject Hatred for him into Grudging Respect and Moderate Dislike. But ever since BC, I believe we all have been wondering "Who's this Lor'themar guy?"
May 3rd 2011 11:16AM Sightseeing in Northrend was how I spent probably half the expansion. Took me 3 months to hit 80 because I was so busy looking at teh Pretties, reading quest text, and exploring places that a lone 72 clothie has absolutely no business being. =D
Mar 26th 2011 3:09PM I think you are forgetting something - he didn't say he was trying to get raid level gear, he basically said "I want heroic gear without doing group stuff" Group stuff meaning 5-man stuff. He essentially is asking "how can I get better gear without having to be in a group?" And Mike answers his question: the only way is rep stuff and the AH. If you want better gear than is available to you through those outlets, you're SOL, unless you join a group.
And he was absolutely correct, if you are only doing solo content, what do you need higher level PvE gear for? At i307, you are plenty geared for any non-group content.
Nov 25th 2008 9:12PM As an addendum:
Obsessive gaming is a problem some people face. If you can't log off, even when you really NEED to, if you can't go outside for a few hours without the game being on your mind, if when out with friends the only thing you want to do is go home and log in, if you are physically neglecting yourself or neglecting loved ones, you DO have a problem.
If you play too much, and you want to do something about it, there are things you can do. Parents should have their children's account information, and should activate the parental controls. You can even do it to your own account, if you have enough self-control to not go switching it around whenever you please. Not to encourage sharing account information, but giving the parental controls to a truly trustworthy person (i.e. a parent or spouse) can go a long way in controlling your gametime.
Also, at least once a week, schedule something fun outside the house with friends or loved ones. Go the the beach, the mall, the library, whatever. Give your mind something else to focus on.
Nov 25th 2008 8:55PM Thank god for studies like this.
The term 'Addiction' is thrown around nowadays, like children's diagnoses of ADD and the like.
I play WoW an average of 40 hours a week. It's not because I phyically require it to function anymore (read: addicted), but rather that I can have a social life with others who have similar interests and personalities to my own.
I find WoWing a much more pleasant way of interacting with my family and friends overseas than phone calls or email. What better way to end a boring topic of conversation than to say "Pulling!" and getting their attention back onto the game, and off whatever ridiculous gossip they want to share?
Even better, if you're done dealing with people, it takes no time at all to say "All right, gtg, see you folks tomorrow" and log off.
Yay for convienience in social interaction with online and RL friends alike!
Nov 25th 2008 3:48PM Queen Latifah in the conservatory with an Orc Rogue.
Nov 24th 2008 10:07PM Ensidia = Erectile dysfunction medication. And yes, it works. Raid pwnage is THAT hot.
On a less retarded note, I actually don't think it sounds like a medication; my first impression went:
Ensidia = Insidia =
1. beguiling but harmful; "insidious pleasures"
2. intended to entrap
Syn: Crafty, Trecherous, Deceptive.
Sidenote: Yes, some of us are interested in the happenings of the world's best (or fastest, if you prefer) raiders.