Dec 24th 2009 4:53PM The shaman changes in 3.2 brought me back to my old main, which i hadn't touched since the launch of Wrath. The totem interface was the single biggest thing that made me pick up my shaman again, and the changes to improved water shield and general increase in awesomeness of resto kept me playing him. i havent touched any of my other characters since 3.2. Resto shamans are just in such a lovely place after 2009, i have no desire to play anything else. thanks blizz!
Dec 8th 2009 12:31AM i completely agree about baldurs gate 2. that game was incredible
Nov 24th 2009 9:10PM "But we're not talking about Mr. Better-Than-Everyone-At-Everything Commenter, even though he and Scrubby are best friends."
Nov 18th 2009 2:44PM i really think this does blend the best of both worlds.
With the T9 model, it often led to hoarding of badges, as people were reluctant to spend badges on a "of Conquest" piece if they thought they might win a trophy soon, thus having to farm more badges again to replace the piece they bought.
With this system, it encourages everyone to go ahead and buy their tier pieces, safe in the knowledge that they wont need to burn any more badges to upgrade.
The other nice feature is the reintroduction of class-specific tokens. TotGC had the right idea, i think. class-specific but not slot-specific. The people who qualify for the drop are much more likely to be able to use it than if it were slot-specific, but at the same time they won't have to worry about competing with an entire 25-man raid for a token.
Nov 9th 2009 2:18PM man this looks awesome. easily my favourite of the T10 gear, and really suits the class well. can't wait to trade in my fugly T9 stuff.
Nov 4th 2009 4:12PM someone on the forums mentioned exactly what you said. people argue that it's the same thing to buy a pet from blizzard directly as it is to have the card, but surely they would have a problem if blizzard was selling the spectral tiger for $200 or whatever it goes for
Nov 4th 2009 4:06PM the thing is though saintstryfe, i understand what you're saying with the slippery slope fallacy and all, but this is just the newest in a series of real-money transactions in wow, and the first for an actual in-game item. that in and of itself makes this a step in a new, uncomfortable direction. In a few months, we've gone from no paid services whatsoever outside of realm changes, to numerous paid character customizations, and now paid vanity items. Is blizzard moving into selling gold really that outlandish of a claim? after all, if the market exists...