May 19th 2011 6:26PM @Loopy
While it's certainly nice that they're incorporating all these things they seem to come at the cost of more useful additions such as Guild banks and the like.
May 6th 2011 12:26AM Stop being such a fanboi ken. I've played Rift since one of the earlier betas and continued doing so until my subscription expires the first of next month. It's a good game but there's nothing really original there and it's unfortunately not yet well developed or mature enough of a product to hold our attention any longer. Of everyone I know who began playing pre-launch only 2 are still playing and the rest have returned to WoW or other MMORPGs.
May 5th 2011 11:58PM Great patch. I wasn't having any of the issues regarding zone changes prior to today but now everyone in my party DCs when going to Northrend. And the ongoing issues related to battlegrounds continues unaddressed. :(
Apr 26th 2011 4:34PM Looks like I picked an awesome time to make the shift back from Rift and come 'home'. I could use a new input device to pair with my trusty Logitech G15 keyboard and celebrate my homecoming. :D
Nov 23rd 2010 12:37PM re: portals, etc.
What many don't seem to know or realize is that in Cataclysm, in order to even queue for many of the new dungeons & raids you first have to discover them, which means exploration. You can't just sit around and queue for everything automatically, you have to roam about and discover it first. Not that doing so is difficult, however with all the QQ about portals and with the rest of it all being so dumbed down it is a bit of a stretch to expect players to get off their arses and find it so I expect that will be dropped soon after launch.
Oct 29th 2010 1:14PM @ feniks9174
"if you're just getting into Northrend, will be closer to your level upon taming. "
Huh? Pets tame up to 3 levels below the player now. It was 5 levels as of LK but was changed recently to 3, so makes no difference. I just tamed a level 61 ravager from HFP that tamed/leveled up to 77 immediately.
Jun 2nd 2010 11:44AM "To ignore someone who won't talk all you have to do is type /ignore DouchebagX-server name."
The only problem is when the dbag has those annoying high-ASCII characters in their name. Solution is to copy their name from your combat log (assuming they actually did anything) into your ignore window.
I'm pretty patient but even with having re-enabled the mature language filter I'm catching an awful lot of abuse and not just from tanks or healers with a God complex. I have 6 level 80 toons, the lowest gs among them is 4600ish, and have been playing for a little over 4 years and I can honestly say that the wrath babies and other immature brats have made PUGs the most unpleasant part of my day at times. So much so that my guildies and I take turns queuing 3 or 4 together with our tanks and dps so that we only have to put up with 1 or 2 potential brats at a time. It also gives us control over kicks.
May 18th 2010 8:56AM @ nadra
The only people who use terms like 'terribad' and refer to players with 'only 4kgs' as scrubs are themselves terribads and huntards and make everyone miserable in a party with their/your childish epeen stroking. I guarantee if I'm healing, tanking or on my hunter and you start ninja MDing because things aren't progressing as fast as you'd like I will sit down until you either leave or the kick timeout has expired then AMF to you and into my ignore list.
Mar 5th 2010 4:16PM @Sleutel
"Sorry to hear you gave up tanking. (Guess you might want to rethink that username, eh? :D)"
Nope, I'm still at heart a Tankadin and always will be even with my toon semi-retired.
"One of the great things about being a tank in the current LFG 5-man paradigm is that we're the bottleneck."
That's highly dependant on the day, time, battlegroup or realm. In many instances the bottleneck isn't tanks, it's heals. I also have 2 geared healers that I play so have no problem finding groups. The entire point was that I used to enjoy tanking and hope to do so again someday.
"This means that the DPS are much more inclined to fall in line with what the tank wants.
I tend to move pretty quickly, so it's not often that I have DPS running ahead to pull, but..."
LOL. I move quickly, and deliberately, too but there's no comfortable middle ground with jerks. Either you're moving too fast or too slow and if you think you're capable of having a PUG do what you want you're sadly mistaken. Most don't care if they need you or not and will gladly wait in queue for 15 minutes to run HHoL in under 20 minutes or some magical number they have in their heads.
"Of course, that doesn't help with PUG raids, but if someone is that big of a moron, you don't want to be stuck in a 10- or 25-man with them, anyway."
I was a Raid tank in a raiding guild before LK pretty much blew a lot of guilds up, including my own. You demonstrate a fine grasp of restating the obvious many times over.
Mar 4th 2010 4:45PM The ones that drive me nuts are the people who suddenly wake up and decide "I iz a tank" without any grasp of tanking or threat mechanics or even the proper gear stats then get all snarky when things go wrong and they're questioned about their stats.
I was a TBC raid tank and worked hard but I, along with many of my fellow tanks from that era, have retired from tanking completely and hardly ever log in my tank at all. Too many bad PUGs with nasty people, healers going AFK during or just after a pull, DPS who decided things weren't going fast enough to suit them so they start pulling mobs then cop an attitude asking WTF?? WHY AM I DEAD?????! Uhm, cuz you pulled a mob - you pull them, you tank them. Then there was the 'joy' of seeing DPS ninja tank drops in heroics or with the collusion of various raid leaders so they could gear up their underperforming toons and become underperforming tanks who were essentially dragged through content that I had to work for. I wouldn't change having to work for everything I got as it gave me a sense of accomplishment and pride but as for the rest of it, screw that.