Jul 31st 2009 7:55AM "I'd hate to break it to you...but American media censors a lot of nudity and smut on televisions that would be deemed normal in some European places."
That is just not true. No European countries think nudity is appropriate for children. We don't think it'll make them burn in hell, but we don't think it's fine, either.
Jul 31st 2009 7:53AM Here's the difference between censorship and cultural mores.
If a Chinese MMO contained eating of dog meat, they would remove it from the game before launching it in the US and EU because people there would universally find it repulsive and would not play it. The governments in those countries would not legally ban the game for this reason.
If a western MMO contained images of skeletons and skulls, they would remove it from the game before launching it in China if people there would universally find it repulsive. Except this isn't true. Taiwanese WoW has bony undead, and skeletons, and people play en masse. The government of mainland China is legislating mores that don't even exist.
Those drawing parallels to nipplegate are being disingenuous - Europe does not magically approve of nudity in entertainment seen by children. We don't think it's the end of the world if a kid sees a titty, but we're not permissive of porn in all walks of life, either.
Jun 28th 2009 1:49PM " Is the design team really stretched so thin that they can't focus both on making Warlocks and Hunters more viable and doing the same thing for Fire Mages?"
Because Fire Mages are a class unto themselves, and not a spec, right.
I hear Demonology locks and non-Surv hunters have massive arena representation. No, wait, they don't.
Jun 28th 2009 1:44PM Boilerplate mage insult is an appropriate response to boilerplate mage QQ, is it not?
Honestly, don't post crap like this. If I want to hear childish, unsubstantiated crying about how much class X sucks, I'll go to their class forums.
Jun 28th 2009 1:41PM Also, it's rich to have Belt complain about Evocate.
Try some Life Tapping on heavy AoE or no-healing fights.
I don't know who you're raiding with, but our mages don't go OOM.
Jun 28th 2009 1:38PM The irony is strong in you, my child.
The original post by a WoW.com editor was nothing but QQ and whining, that offered no constructive criticism at all.
Newsflash, mages are one third of the strongest Arena comp there is. The mage is the DPS backbone of RMP.
Your PvE DPS is in line with that of Warlocks, losing some, beating some. You are #1 DPS on three Ulduar encounters. Mages are fine, if boring, but they've always been boring.
Jun 28th 2009 1:31PM I guess we found out how you mages make your water.
Jun 27th 2009 12:46PM Yes, because you're obviously not a smart kid if you don't subscribe to Harebrained Neckbeard Idea #48.
Jun 26th 2009 7:34PM A few notes about Razorscale:
You forgot to mention the frontal cone fire breath she does right before going up in the air, the ranged DPS activating the turrets should be a mage or a hunter so they can blink/disengage a bit off to the side at some point, without losing too much dps time. Hunter is pretty much the best choice for that.
Also, you do not need to get her grounded in two landings. She will only enrage if she goes up a third time, not if she comes down a third time. You just have to get her to 50% before the end of the third ground burn, so if you're hitting the 85% mark you're fine.
Djinn: If you think Ignis and Razorscale are melee fights you're doing it wrong. If you're not in the add team you never move as ranged DPS on Ignis (if your tank can position him correctly, melee doesn't move much either.
Razorscale is incredibly caster-friendly, if your tanks properly herd the mobs into AoE pits, you never have to move except to avoid fire patches. Unlike melee, you an also DPS the Sentinels.
XT is kinda melee-friendly, unless you get gravity bomb, in which case you're not doing anything. Casters assigned to AoE never have to move.
Jun 25th 2009 10:46AM The warlock needs to learn to not stand in fire, and not have such a fragile ego that he has to get the RL to reprimand someone for making fun of him.
Kudos to him for not kowtowing to humorless blowhards just so he can get some purple pixels at their mercy.