Jan 13th 2010 11:38AM And that would completely negate the "rarity" of certain items. As an example, I have Midnight (Horseman's Mount from Karazahn). If all people had to do was run that instance 50 times to get enough of a stack of "luck" that the RNG effectively gives them the horse then the rarity of particular mounts would be non-existant.
No, I prefer the extreme rarity of 1% flat. I may never get the mount out of Strath, but I sure enjoy trying.
Jan 8th 2010 10:56PM To all the "Blizzard needs to secure my account" people.
That's not their job. Your account resides on YOUR computer, not theirs. It is now and always has been your responsibility to secure your own PC and not the manufacturer of some software package you are running. (Unless that package is specifically designed to secure said PC)
So get an authenticator, stop going to sites that have malware and get over yourself or quit. I don't think the majority of players care what you do either way because WoW will continue on without you just fine..
The fact that you're QQ'ing over a few dollars means you are looking for an excuse to bitch.
Dec 23rd 2009 10:24AM "tanked all the new icecrown 5mans last night, +defence is currently 528, still 12 shy of the cap.. so no, you don't. "
To be honest, no, you don't have to be capped. If you have a competent healer you can likely get through it but you are forcing them to work harder than they should have to because you are crit'able. So do you job, get your def capped. It's not the healers responsibility to make up for your shortcomings.
Dec 23rd 2009 10:19AM Gearscore = the single most misused mod in WoW history. I have tanked for players that have full T9 sets (probably badge farmed) and can't put out more than 1500 dps and I've run with people with blues and a few heroic purples putting out 2500+. Gear =/= knowing how to play your toon. I'd gladly take a sub 4300 gearscored player who knows how to play their toon and has situational awareness over a highly geared moron who stands in the flames, can't pull off a coherent rotation and blames everyone else for their mistakes.
Gearscore is a joke and to a lesser degree so are dps meters.
"While I don't agree with the "The Few, The Proud, The Tanks" attitude at the same time I see most DPS (not all, not you =) working against the tank. While watching DPS charts is worthless e-peening, watching threat levels is key to a groups success. "
Amen brother. If the tank marks a target with a friggin skull, dps should NOT be targetting someone else. If you do, and you die, don't blame the tank or the healer. It's not our fault you're a moron.
Jun 18th 2009 5:42PM Wow, the hits to DK unholy tanking are significant to say the least.
Unholy blight was nice because it didn't use a rune, didn't have a cooldown and was capable of generating just enough agro on adds to catch their attention while you got D&D on the ground or a blood boil off. Losing this impairs our ability as AOE tanks.
Desecration was a nice threat booster so losing that will hurt.
Increasing the cooldown of fortitude will hurt in fights like Vezax where the 1 minute cooldown is critical to surviving his surge of darkness. And taking down the stamina bonuses will hurt as well in survivability.
Seems like we're getting the short end of the nerf bat while Warriors/Pali tanks are getting uber buffage through block improvements and other talent changes.
Jun 8th 2009 6:15PM Oh, so much QQ from ret pali's. It makes this warlocks eyes gleam with joy.
Welcome to our world ladies.....we've been hit by this bat for years and years. It's nice to see your QQ about us has come full circle. Karma's a bitch.
Dec 30th 2008 9:51AM My single biggest problem with DK's is the myth that blizzard started by accident and has been propagated repeatedly that DK's can tank in any spec and be effective. The comment made by GC was something to the effect of "we want Dk's capable of tanking in every talent tree". People interpreted that to mean that they could roll a DPS blood DK and tank with it simply by turning on frost aura.
I rolled a DK, I tank with a DK at 80 (540 def cap sucks to get by the way) but I have a hard time getting groups because the perception of DK tanks has been spoiled by a plethora of crappy crappy tanks who tried to tank in DPS spec.
DK's CANNOT tank in any talent tree without taking the mitigation talents instead of the DPS talents. This is no different than a dps warrior throwing on a shield and trying to tank Gruul back in the day. It's absurd.
I really wish this myth would end so that those of us who put a lot of time and effort into becoming a true DK tank don't have our reputations spoiled by crappy players with no understanding of their class.
Dec 29th 2008 5:06PM Ok, I have a problem with the comments on the DK tanking. There is a mistaken assumption that all DK have to do is switch to frost aura and throw on +def gear and they can tank just fine. That's like saying a dps warrior/paladin can simply throw on gear and go tank fine. Yes, at 80 a DK can tank a lvl 72 instance but this myth needs to die that DK's just switch to frost to tank. It's making for some VERY bad tanks out there and ruining the populations perception of DK tanks for those of us with DK's that are really tanks and spec'd and geared for it.