Sep 25th 2010 10:34AM You don't need more than 10 in Black Temple now, nevermind 85 ;)
Sep 9th 2010 3:21AM "Hell, old-world transmutes don't even benefit from transmuting mastery,"
Transmute: Arcanite benefits - my Tranmute Mastery alchemist has been cranking out Arcanite bars recently - incoming Thunderfury for my wife =) - and I've had multiple procs, including my one-and-only x5 result to date. And I am very glad that this one doesn't share the 20-hour cooldown.
Aug 12th 2010 7:12PM My last coin for the achievement was Chromie's - one of my favourite NPCs from Wrath. I still carry that one in my bags alongside the Titanium Seal, and it did feel sort of appropriate that the one coin that took so much *time* to obtain, was the time-hopping dragon's.
Aug 10th 2010 1:53PM Didax - that's been fixed for a while now, although the PuG I learned that in kited Saurfang around the engine block of Orgrim's Hammer, rather than behind the mages. We had a feral merrily going over the top and back with his jetpack, causing Saurfang to run around it (he's clearly not mad enough to cleave through the ship's engine)... and my alt walked out with an achievement my main didn't have at that point :/
Aug 7th 2010 7:30PM WoW as rehab, WoW as adjustment? Oh yes.
I was - very unexpectedly - diagnosed with cancer last summer. Ocular melanoma - a tumor inside my right eyeball. Long story short: tumor's gone because they removed the eye.
I was off work for a month recovering from the surgery (and the "you have a potentially terminal disease" diagnosis in general). I did quite a lot of levelling. Between the physical stress of fairly significant surgery, and the mental stress of it all, I was physically exhausted. Casually levelling a couple of alts I'd had sitting on the shelf for a while kept me occupied without being physically tiring, and it was a great way to socialise. I had to wait almost two months for the eye socket to heal up enough to be fitted for my first prosthetic eye, so I was rather self-concious about actually going out and interacting with people. I *did* make a guild meet-up a week after the operation, but to be fair I was probably more self-concious about the "hole in my face" than they were. I was also absolutely shattered afterwards, and all I'd done was get driven to the pub, walked in, sat down and talked to people for an hour and a half. WoW helped me get through a month of mostly wanting to stay indoors by letting me sit there and talk to my guild and my raid alliance. I got to know a couple of people in my raiding alliance -and respect them greatly - who'd I'd not really spoken to much before. Just because they were the sort of people who cared enough to talk to a semi-stranger and say "how's it going? If you need someone to talk to, or scream at... I'm here".
While I have no scientific evidence to back up the next bit: I also credit playing WoW with my adjusting to a lack of binocular vision. I was warned that I'd take time to adjust to only seeing the world through one eye. I had much less trouble than I was expecting, and I've always believed that part of that was down to my brain being used to looking at a flat picture on a screen and intepreting that as a 3D image.
And then my wife went and broke her ankle at Christmas. She was climbing the wall until we worked out how to settle her in front of her PC comfortable (more or less...). At that point, the rogue she'd made purely to place-hold a name for Cataclysm started looking attractive and went from "never actually logged in" to 80 and raid-ready ;)
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Jul 23rd 2010 3:28AM I'll throw in for another post as the "doing Heroic-10 without a holydin" crew. I'm a disc priest, and we run with either 2x restoshaman, or restoshaman/druid (with one of them swapping to DPS on 2-healer sections - the druid's OS-healer as is, normally Balance). That said, we're not 10man strict, we have a multi-guild alliance for 25s and I won't deny the 264 gear's made things a little easier.
As the disc priest, I WAS a "stubborn tank healer" for a long time (I blame the lack of holy paladins. WE don't have many in my 25 raids, either). Then we got to Saurfang and I really discovered the power of bubbles *grin*
Jan 10th 2010 8:49AM Personally? My main is my main - I've only changed once, and that was when I quit my original server for a fresh start in TBC (new character with new faction/race/class). I'm not an altaholic, I don't have a pile of spare 80s I can go "hmm, maybe I'll try this one now". I spend a lot of my WoW-time improving my main (gear, achievements), and that would make it very hard to give that up. They'd need to really, really seriously burn Disc priests TO THE GROUND then start excavating, I think.