May 19th 2010 10:01AM It looked to me like you could sell things from your bags, mailbox and bank
May 15th 2010 7:52PM I agree that there should be some hardmodes but that all bosses don't NEED a hard mode. (or heroic mode). Gunship is the perfect example. Really what we should do is run out to the ship and open the chest and receive our loot. There is never any question of if you will kill the ship or not and it's just a silly fight.
We killed LK a while ago and we are now doing hardmodes. PP is hard Sindy is hard. BQL is a joke. I'm bored. IDK if it's just the usual end of expansion boredom or the fact that I'm not sure I can stand gearing up while farming content that is the same as the content that I am gearing up for.
In my mind it's wrath of the Lich King. I killed Lich King I'm done.
wait now I have to kill him again...but on heroic...
May 14th 2010 3:52PM Look how many people afk or just leave in LFD. Then you have to replace one person.
In a raid that you are locked to for the week how would you feel if you kill marrogar in your random raid finder and then the MT and OT on a different server say kai by guise.
You are locked for a week and have no opportunity to come back in later. People will roll on every piece of gear they can roll on. They will be rude, ignorant, etc. All the problems of the LFD system but multiplied by 4. Also how do you make sure that you have the proper amount of casters/melee. You need 5 heals on some fights, 4 on others 6 on others.
It would be a nightmare.
May 14th 2010 3:48PM Know fights does not necessary mean completed fights.
Are you joining a pug for the first 4 bosses of ICC? Tab out and spend 15 mins on youtube watching a few video's.
Make sure you use DBM or a similar addon as well as debuff timers.
Basically anything that will help you react quickly to things that you know will happen from a reading up on the fight standpoint but have never personally experienced.
The reason people want experienced people in their pugs is that as a RL in a pug you have to deal with not knowing everyone, half the dps is wispering you that they want to roll tank or heals for main spec. Their bff or bf or sister's dog needs into the raid, they need to go afk for this or that reason. Explaining the fights in depth becomes an extra hassle that you can easily get rid of. Regardless of how many people have done the fight I do a quick overview of how WE are going to do it so if you've watched a video and you listen there you should be fine.
TL:DR Take responsibility for your own raid knowledge even if you havn't experienced it before.
May 14th 2010 10:15AM We were stuck on LK for a few weeks. In fact we were having the exact same stun/defile issues that it seems you are having. Then people stopped showing up on Sunday. We still raided. We finally got it down. I think on our kill we had about 10 of us alive at the end.
It was worth it for me. I had got frustrated earlier and apped to other guilds and got in but I decided I wanted to stick with my guild and work at it. The kill is all that much more meaningful to me because we all stuck together and did it. Yes a couple of people quit game, transferred servers, etc. But I didn't join another group and give up on mine.
Just stick with it and hope your guildies do the same. Oh and plan your defiles. Practice it before engaging the boss. Our RL would have us all stacked up and then pop an icon on someones head and they had "defile" and we'd practice until we didn't mess it up.
May 14th 2010 10:09AM Wow, are you in my guild?
May 14th 2010 9:52AM Does your wife have any hobbies of her own? If you spend some time with her while you are at home and explain to her that wow is your hobby and you would like her to respect that just as you respect her hobbies perhaps she would see it in a different light. Your marriage should come first. If it doesn't then your wife is 100% correct to not like you playing wow. If it does then hopefully you can come to a compromise. Find out what it is she doesn't like and then address that specific problem.
May 4th 2010 12:55AM I am in favor of running only 10 or 25 man per week I think it's a great idea. However I don't think you should be able to change the size of the lockout halfway through. Say you have 18-22 good players and the rest are not spectacular. On particularly dificult fights it might be beneficial to have a 10 man of good players and have the not spectacular players sit. But then what about the other 8-12 people. They have to sit. This would lead to the chosen 10 players getting geared much faster and therefore always being chosen for the 10 player portion of the raid.