Apr 9th 2010 8:37AM Comatose: The friendly target becomes comatosed, protecting them from all physical attacks and spells and healing them for ... amount for ... seconds, but during that time they cannot attack, move or cast spells. Also causes Near-death Experience, preventing them from entering another coma for ... minutes.
Obviously stolen from the mage's Ice Block spell, but I still think something like this could be fun! Especially when the healer in question decides to piss off the rogue and keep him from DPS'ing for the duration of the spell xD
Dec 4th 2009 9:02AM I'm lazy, so I keep a stack of both meats for the cooking daily in my inventory. When either stack starts running out, I get some new meat from AH.
Don't buy the meat on the day it's needed for the cooking daily, as (at least on my server) that means prices will be considerably higher. Buying the meat on a day it's not needed is really cheap however :)
I did nearly all quests in Northrend and got every faction to exalted (save 2), so I'm only going to Northrend for fishing, cooking and Argent Tournament, and can't be bothered to go farm the meat myself. Besides, having done all the cooking achievements, when the daily fishing drops a Waterlogged Recipe or Sealed Poison Vial, I can just sell that on AH which more than makes up for buying the meat.
Nov 24th 2009 9:44AM ^^ over here! :)
Nov 4th 2009 3:26AM Great news of course!
But was this worth its own article? All the author did was pull a quote from the latest PTR Patch notes (that already got posted on WoW.com 15 minutes prior to his post) and then added some filler text around it.
Comes across as though the author is trying to get his post count up or something.
Jun 10th 2009 6:06AM Imit, assuming the drop rates you mention are true, 1/25 * 1/85 would still equal a drop rate of 1 in 2125, and that's over twice as good as the Hyacinth Macaw at its estimated 1 in 5000 chance to drop.
I believe that pets like the Disgusting Oozeling and Mr. Pinchy, where you need to farm for a certain item to have a shot at getting the pet, is only more difficult to farm in our mind. Getting the item that may contain the pet feels like being really close, and if you don't get the pet you feel cheated out of it. At least that's my theory.
Jun 9th 2009 8:42PM Mr. Pinchy can at least be farmed. You may get lucky or get stuck with multiple catches of the box not giving you the pet, but still. Complaining about how hard it is to get him is like complaining about not winning the lottery.
I got 81 pets on a single character at the moment, so yeah I know how hard it can be to farm for a pet. Don't even get me started on the estimated 1/5000 chance to get a Hyacinth Macaw to drop. But this pet too can be farmed for at any time you choose.
Now the 3 crocs from the Outland daily fishing however, are a different story. Because that's 3 pets, and your only shot at maybe getting one is when you hand in the Crocolisks in the City daily. Not to mention the fact that you might end up with one of the crocs you already have. If anything is to be changed about ways of acquiring pets, I'd say those 3 should be on top of the list.
May 24th 2009 5:44AM @karoneya:
The source is Blizz. They have stated a couple of times after BC that they felt too many hours of development went into end-game content when offset against the number of players that was actually able to experience said content.
Personally I enjoy being able to have access to different levels of difficulty to choose from when it comes to dungeons and raids. Having said that, I don't believe there is much sense in trying to convince each other that WotLK is or is not an improvement over BC / Vanilla WoW. It feels like telling someone who doesn't like the taste of bananas that they actually should like bananas because I think they do taste good.
Those who feel raiding has been 'nerfed' or 'broken', I just hope you find new ways to keep enjoying the game :).
Apr 30th 2009 5:41AM Blizzard has put the Armory online. I can understand they are unhappy about someone coding a different front-end and then charging money for that.
Regardless of the hours of coding that have undoubtedly been put into the Armory apps for the iPhone, those that charge money are basically charging money for relaying a service to the end-user - a service that is hosted and paid for by Blizzard in the first place.
As far as the C&D to free apps are concerned, I'm guessing they either got caught in the cross-fire, or Blizz is taking this approach for legal reasons. For example, from what I understand is that if people (ab)use something that is copyrighted by you, you have to act on it, otherwise you are implying to be ok with it. Which might give you lots of trouble in future disputes. I'm not a lawyer, but perhaps there is some legal reason more or less similar to this that makes them send notices to the free apps as well.
Mar 14th 2009 10:14AM True as that may be, I still find it a lot more convenient to have the patch downloading together with all my other p2p-downloads. This allows me to properly prioritize downloads and throttle total bandwidth usage.
I guess it's just a matter of personal preference.
Mar 14th 2009 9:26AM Don't know if there is any difference between US / EU. I live in the EU and I found the .torrent-file in [WoW-folder]\Cache\BackgroundDownload.torrent
After getting terrible download speeds in Blizz's downloader (even after disabling bandwidth throtteling not getting above 20kbps), I loaded the .torrent into uTorrent which is downloading at 350kbps at the moment.
I don't know how Blizz managed to screw up their downloader so badly, but it's been like this everytime a .torrent was present in the WoW-folder. Crap performance from their downloader, very fast on at least BitComet and uTorrent.