May 21st 2011 3:12PM Just from past experience, I have bought every blizzcon ticket and I am positive being close to Blizzard helps.
I refresh the page at exactly 9:59:59AM got the "purchase ticket" button. Clicked it and was in queue under 1000. I've done this every year now, and have never been above 1000.
I live in socal. My guild mate in another state, said he did the exact same thing. He was about 7K deep in line.
We have the same internet speed, about 5mbps.
May 9th 2011 5:30PM Thanks for the article, I just started a Warlock yesterday, and it's at lvl 10 because I cant decide on a spec lol.
May 9th 2011 2:30PM WoW has the refinement and polish that brings me back.
I've played every MMO out there, I always jump on Beta and played MMOs months into official release. But WoW is the only MMO and game I consistently return to.
Jan 30th 2011 5:46PM I'd say knowledge of class capabilities and recognizing where things go wrong during fights. The second people feel you are not as knowledgeable they lose respect, and you start losing their attention.
One of the best raid leaders i've ever had (he's since moved on from WoW), knew each class so well he can see when you did things wrong, and spoke with you to correct it. This lead to very fast understanding of new fights and less wipes. He easily the the best of his class on the server.
The second thing was being able to spread out your role as raid leader and guild leader. He did a great job of finding co-leaders that can pick up if he's not there, so we always had a rotation of raid leaders of about 2-3. He would go on vacation, come back and everything is fine, and not worry. This also allow the guild to survive so long, since the goal was to always have multiple leaders so when one steps out or down, another can take his place.
Jan 25th 2011 1:05PM Tried RIFT, have been playing for a bit now, I hate their beta schedule, they need to keep it open longer. Overall it seems eehhhh, wasnt as exciting as I thought. Just like other games (LOTR, WAR, Guild Wars, etc) I'll buy it and play to max level, but RIFT seems like another one of those where I will return to WoW. Well from what I can see so far.
Jun 22nd 2010 12:39PM @banshee287 You think the iPad is bad, try owning a Kindle DX. You pretty much just read books. Period. I got it as a gift, and serioiusly it's awful. All my books are PDF from technical books to reading books, and the Kindle handles PDFs like BP handles the oil spill.
Did I mention there is no light, so I cant read in the dark?
Jun 8th 2010 6:29PM good ole days when rogues ruled the world with an iron fist. Ganking was beyond redunkulous....ah good times, good times.
Jun 2nd 2010 10:12PM I forgot to add the blizzard ticket confirmation email was flagged by gmail as spam, with the big red banner too. So look at your junk folders if you did not get one yet.
Jun 2nd 2010 10:07PM Hilarious, i got in right when they open. Instantly had #15 and was in less than 10 seconds.
Checked out and confirmed my order, whole process was less than 1 minute. Went back to blizzard store just for fun. The line was 22K !!!!!
Oct 26th 2009 6:00PM not sure if this has happened to people but, i took a break from WoW. A friend of mine who I would have never thought would play wow, approaches me and tells me if i still play wow and how is the game?
I always tell them to NOT play it, since it is such a time sink. A couple months pass and I get word that the friend i told NOT to play wow, is playing wow. I speak to this friend and he's a hardcore raider, who's guild just did OS+3 drakes (this is way way before Ulduar coming out). He has a full top tier set, and three level 80 characters.
This scenario has happened to me multiple times with different friends.
Point is the hype is at such a point where, people who would not normally play games are playing games, specifically WoW. One friend told me he played WoW because he had seen it from so many places, both on line and from TV.