Feb 25th 2012 12:47PM I really hate to disagree, and genuinely do hope I'm wrong, but my faith is a little shaken here. Seeing what they've done with talents for the upcoming xpac (less choices in the name of "more choice, less cookie cutter"? What?) is cementing the idea, for me, that the current dev team is fine with leaving the bar at the lowest rung. It was an idea toyed with in Wrath, there was an outcry from the hardcore, they tried to make things interesting at the start of Cataclysm and now we're right back to facerolling.
It isn't just tanks either, it's just more noticeable for us because it's what was once the hardest job reduced to nothing. I dunno. Here's hoping the devs prove me dead wrong, because more than anything I love my characters in this game, but right now I'm just bored and don't see it improving.
Feb 25th 2012 8:47AM I couldn't agree more. I understand that the post was about fight mechanics, not threat, but I'd like to tack on that while mechanics are getting dumber, they've also made threat a non-issue. I'm a warrior, my job used to be kinda hard sometimes. These days if my opening attacks don't miss, I'm fine tanking with Thunderfury. That isn't an exaggeration: I've been tanking with Thunderfury again for ages now because tornadoes are just the best. Sitting there nearly bored, watching omen and being downright shocked at how it doesn't really matter.
At least I have the tornadoes to make me smile.
Lame mechanics? Threat reduced to a joke? I know they wanted more tanks on the job but did they really have to lower the bar that much?
Dec 25th 2010 11:15AM That enhance shaman sounds like a smart, attractive, well endowed young man.
I don't know how many of the "Too Hard!" folks have tried any of the new raids yet but it's fair to mention that these are not Naxx. The people saying "It's good that they're hard, they'll make you a better player" probably have the same mindset as the Devs on this one. Baddies won't be getting free epics, at least not just yet, so the new heroics are just one '80s song away from being their training montage.
Dec 8th 2010 11:03AM Pretty please?
Nov 23rd 2009 9:16AM OH SNAP
Mar 1st 2009 12:28PM Another thing to keep in mind about this whole connection is Frostmourne Cavern. Remember Frostmourne wasn't corrupt by the Lich King's influence, it just was what it was and used in Ner'zhul's plot to make Arthas completely evil. But if you look at the cave it was pulled out of, the place is absolutely DRIPPING with saronite. You also mentioned that the Lich King has built a house out of saronite over Yogg's crib.
While we might not be looking at a puppet master/puppet relationship, there's a lot of reason to believe that Yoggy is in Arthas' head. Perhaps the Scourge v Old God war we're seeing is an effort to get rid of him before that seed reaches full term.
What's up there is theory but this here is just rambling - MMO posted a lot of pics of Ulduar from a private server and the place looks smaller than it should. There are pics labeled "The Prison of Yogg Saron" but having been in the instance on the PTR I can tell you that that is VERY early in the instance - before even Hodir. We probably will fight him there but, assuming MMO posted pics of each area, I just don't see where he fits.
Dec 28th 2008 3:33AM Are you serious? I don't mean to be catty here but while your figures are right, your logic is pretty lacking.
Sunders reduce the effectiveness of armor pen, true, but the fact is that without the sunders, you'd be doing less damage. It's not as if sunders only increase the warrior's dps, it's raid wide. As long as you're doing physical damage, you benefit.
In your own example, using a mob with 13k base armor, the warrior's sunders reduce the effectiveness of your armor pen, yes, but without them you'd be hitting a mob with, as you said, 11.7k. Along with the sunders and your (yes, reduced) armor pen, you're hitting a mob with 8,168.
I figure that you understand this. You wrote it yourself. Maybe a joke is flying over my head but I don't get the sunder hate in the article. Seems more like your beef is with Blizz and when armor pen is calculated. I'm not even a warrior - just a physical dps class. I don't care if it makes my gear work a little less well if it's an overall dps increase. I want those sunders up there.