Dec 13th 2011 5:36PM I'm an altoholic, and leveling in Cata feels like Blizz was so busy paying attention to cap that very little thought was given to leveling progression for some classes. I've noticed that about a few classes I've leveled before and after the revamp, but it's especially bad with locks. Lock #2, started after the revamp, is stuck in Nagrand at 66 because I just can't. :\
Dec 13th 2011 5:33PM Setting aside that any spec can get to 85 without much effort nowadays, I'm not really sure why you're so dismissive of Affliction leveling in Cata. Even with the revamp of the old world, the vast majority of quests in the game are still of the "kill x of these mobs" or "bring me twenty bear asses" varieties. Running around like a maniac dotting everything in sight is still the most efficient way to take care of those quests as a lock, and Affliction still does that better than the other two specs. Glyph of Soul Swap makes it even better. Demo can do it also, but falls off a bit in this regard once you hit Outland and mobs start having more HP (AoEing down a group to finish it off is always an option though).
"but what about dungeons" isn't even a legit argument, tbh, not now that dual spec is so cheap and accessible. I use Affliction to plow through quests and then switch to Demo when my random pops. Problem solved. (I know Destro is technically better but my main's a Fire Mage, I don't need a low rent version when I have the real thing. :P)
I do have to say that I miss Felguard/Siphon Life leveling like you would not believe. I did that with my first lock in Wrath and it was so much more fun to me compared to leveling a lock now.
Dec 13th 2011 5:14PM It's not just rumors, Asira's Knives of STFU can most definitely be blocked by melee taking the hit for a caster. Whenever I run this with guildies, we always have caster DPS and healers stand behind the tank. Melee can do it also (and I try to be mindful of this when DPSing on my DK and Pally in pugs) but we find it's just easier to do it that way.
So, tanks, please think of your healers and caster DPS and stop running around like crackheads during this fight unless you have to drag her out of the smoke bombs. Having people zig zag around for no reason is extremely frustrating. :\
Dec 12th 2011 12:18PM @anti: Tossing around the term "human filth" every other sentence isn't exactly disproving his point.
@Edy: I promise, the majority of raiding guilds really aren't like that. My guild takes progression seriously but we also have a lot of fun during raids and we have a solid group of social members too. Guilds full of jerks tend to be the squeaky wheel, sadly.
Dec 11th 2011 6:38PM As much as I absolutely loathed the story behind it, MgT gets my vote as well.
Dec 11th 2011 6:36PM I thought of the Player Haters Ball from Chappelle's Show.
Dec 7th 2011 6:32PM I'm still not thrilled with that silly Polymorph tier, but I'm very heartened by the changes made to the Mage talents. It looks a lot more interesting now.
Dec 7th 2011 6:28PM Mages got some very interesting changes. Apparently Blizzard finally listened to all our hollering on the forums about how terrible our level 90 tier was and actually gave us new spells instead of that recycled stuff. Living Bomb isn't going to be baseline, it's going to be a choice of interesting Arcane and Frost flavors of it at level 90. Cauterize also got a weird mix of nerf/buff. The recycled nonsense that was mark 1 of our level 90 talent tier is learned with specs now.
Also, it looks like Fingers of Frost is a learned Frost passive. It was missing from the previous calculator.
Dec 7th 2011 5:56PM @jealouspirate: If your basic assumption is that every single person upset by this bug falls into the latter category, rather than the more reasonable mix of both, perhaps you do need to unclench and get some more fiber into your diet. I'm sure an eloquent fellow like yourself is familiar with that old saw about making assumptions.
Dec 7th 2011 5:51PM The in-game filter does it too. Trust me on this one.