Oct 4th 2011 2:05PM Part of the issue between Diablo and WoW is the way both games are balanced. The game experience from day one is designed with one v one combat as a base. If a single mob is too powerful for you to solo, you bring friends. WoW also tries to balance pve and pvp. Diablo on the other hand was designed with you versus all the legions of the Hell. The developers of Diablo 3 also stated they are not going to balance pvp.
This gives classes different things they can do in Diablo than WoW. Control is important because it's not you against one-five mobs (which can result in death to pull that many) it's you against a steady stream of enemies aiming to tear you apart. They're not waiting for you to pull them, they're hunting you down. That requires different types of control and damage with little to no downtime.
Sep 30th 2011 12:16PM The key to farming is trying to do something else in game while farming. I got the Time Lost Prot Drake while doing Frostborn and Bruunhild dailies. Just a little bit a day helps keep you sane. :)
Sep 29th 2011 2:01PM Part of the issue Blizz has is that they already let the genie out of the bottle. Epics got to be a tad too easy to get, and now everybody wants one. To be honest, playing the Cata endgame, it's boring to be decked out in blues, run a launch heroic, and get only more blues. Though it cheats the "epicness" of purples, people are expecting to be decked out in purples if they spend a certain amount of time at max level.
Epic rewards give many player a sense of accomplishment for your time, and I'm of the opinion that the last bosses of the Cata launch heroics should have dropped Zul quality epic gear, and the raids could have maintained their ilevel entry requirements.
Sep 29th 2011 1:52PM That's an amazing afk story. Thank you!
On the otherside of that coin, have you ever had to go afk due to an emergency situation at the worst possible moment in an encounter? What was the encounter?
Sep 28th 2011 12:05PM A Harvest Festival that actually has us doing something other than eating with ghosts and completing one quest.
Sep 28th 2011 12:03PM What is your most annoying experience with a player randomly going afk during an encounter, and what was that player's excuse?
Sep 28th 2011 11:53AM Thank you god! I know people complained about the ease of Wrath dungeons, but I loved that I could just burn threw them quickly and help prep my characcter for raiding if I didn't have much time in the day.
Sep 27th 2011 7:51PM I was just thinking to myself that other than tier 6, preist tiers have been rather boring compared to warlock and mage tiers. I'm happy to see something that really pops for preists.
Sep 23rd 2011 2:40PM I will point out that beer in Azeroth does, in fact, have a price. . . .unless you have a Brewfest stein or a seat next to one of the brewfest sampler tables.