Apr 1st 2009 10:35AM This is yet another case of casual players qq'ing because they don't get the same gear rewards as hardcore players. You know what.. YOU SHOULDN'T. You put less into the game. You get less out. How is that unfair? The whole "this is too hard to organize/do so give me the gear anyway" attitude is nauseating. 25 mans are harder than 10 mans (with the exception of 3 drake which was an ACCIDENT). If blizzard started mailing you epics every day, I bet the casual crowd would start complaining that the mail box is too far away and it took to much of their time to walk to it. If you want the best loot. Do the work, make the friends, join a guild etc. Like everyone else in game has done since it launched and stop spamming forums to get blizz to dumb down the game anymore.
Mar 27th 2009 12:01PM maybe I missed it, but I can't believe there isn't more
I BURN YA NOW!!!!
(from Jan'alai in ZA)
that has to be one of the most imitated boss quotes I've heard
Mar 16th 2009 11:29AM I'm an officer in a pretty successful guild. I'm sort of the "morale" officer which is the one who handles most of the drama, explains why we made decisions we did, and hears complaints. A few suggestions for non-officers who have disagreements or ideas they want heard are these.
A) Don't use gchat to qq- Complaining in gchat brings out all the whiney players like nothing else will. No officer wants people ganging up on him and some players just resent the fact they aren't in leadership positions and will do that every chance they get. Bring it to me in a tell or a mail.
B) Have a solution- Don't have a 10 page qq session. You're going to be taken much more seriously if you have an answer to your problem. Think it through and make sure it's something that's fair for everyone. If it's only going to benefit you or one or two people, it's a sure bet it won't happen. Think about what you would do if you were in the position of the officer faced with the same choice.
C) Don't be a hypocrite- If you miss every raid, always dc during progression wipes, never run a heroic to help undergeared players out and never put a single thing in the gbank, then you don't care about the guild. Officers aren't going to spend energy worrying about what you think. Do your part first then people will take you seriously.
D) Be reasonable- If you don't get your way, don't throw a huge fit. As long as everything was explained to you and there's solid reasoning behind it, move on. Giving an ultimatum will almost assure that you will be guildless in the next few minutes. Odds are if you came to the officer in a fair and intelligent way he's going to listen to you more closely on other issues. Especially if you show yourself to be a reasonable person who's got the guilds best interest at heart.
Obviously these will only work in a guild with good officers. If you are in a situation with a bunch of leaders who horde loot and talk down to people, move on to a guild that's going to go somewhere.
Mar 9th 2009 2:22PM Nick,
Nice article and nice concept here. I think you hit the nail on the head with the fg/emberstorm spec. I run with it because it consistently does solid damage in a variety of situations. It has nothing to do with ease of play or frustration. I think I speak for many locks when I say I'd rather be affliction and have all the wonderful toys that locks are famous for. Doing slow, evil, twisted face-melting damage is why I rolled a lock in the first place! Currently affliction is just too inconsistent Imho.
Mar 3rd 2009 2:16AM Ok.. i have to take exception to the locks with fg doing abysmal dps. I run 41/30. 4.6 dkps on patchwerk in 25 mans. As far as affliction locks sucking on trash you can take that even further. They suck on every boss that isn't a straight tank and spank. Which pretty much leaves patch the only boss they don't suck on and that's when there's no lag (Tuesday??) Contrary to popular belief trash does count. Do raids wipe on trash? Yes. Does trash drop loot? Yes. Trash counts. Not to mention that fact that as a lock I abhor the idea of a mage doing anything for me. I'll aoe my own trash thanks.
Feb 24th 2009 2:35AM Nick,
Great article! Don't listen to the nay-sayers here. We locks are already feeling neglected by blizz and appreciate wowinsider giving us a great lock writer. Keep posting your articles and we'll keep coming back to read them!
Feb 22nd 2009 11:43AM what's with all the hate for the "elitist" raiders. Right now, casual players have tons to do. They can collect pets, get a haircut, raid naxx etc. Right now, the game is geared for those people. So naturally the hardcore people are bored and are complaining.. which is our right. If the game was totally geared toward hardcore content all the casual players would complain. The thing blizzard needs to realize is that when enough players are in "bored" column they are going to find other things to do.. including new mmo's that will challenge them
Feb 17th 2009 12:59PM well.. as a warlock dps.. sometimes i pull aggro.. especially on aoe trash pulls when rain of fire crits early on and i start seeing a bunch of 4500 numbers popping up on the screen... then i see a bunch of "targeting you" over the mobs. at that point.. i know beyond a shadow of a doubt.. i'm going to need heals and probably a bop. healers may not know that i just pulled aggro.. and yes, I know about soul shatter but it has a lengthy cool down. That's when I start asking for heals and for the most part I get them and the guilds healers don't seem to mind or even appreciate that. They seem to take it personal when someone dies in the raid