Sep 1st 2009 5:54AM Something I'd like to see for shadow priests is a damage version of the Divine Hymn, or a way (through a talent) to change it into a massive AoE nuke. Even if it was a seperate talented spell, I'd still be happy. Since the addition of DH and HoH it's always kinda nagged me on my priest that nothing like that existed. Anyway, new no cd nuke sounds like awesomesauce. Here's hoping its not something too useless to waste a gcd on =/
Aug 6th 2009 8:38AM Had this exact same thing happen to a group of mine. (Though it was the alliance guy.) He has strollin around with 1 hp, would get on a mount, then proceed to trample the healer constantly and attack him.
Aug 5th 2009 9:20AM First off, as someone already said above, most of these "big content" patches are just unlocking things that came in the xpac. Where that is not true though is in all the other goodies that come along in these major patches. New Ravasaur mount, new dino pets, new childrens week stuff, the new totem system, revised talents/spells, class tweaks, 3 seperate trap cds, inherited pet resil/hit/expertise, profession changes, mount changes, new heirlooms, ect ect ect. (Anyone remember Mudsprocket being added?) I sincerely doubt these things were already in the game waiting to be unlocked by patches lol. While new progression raids and their ilk may not be anything more than unlocked stuff, Blizz does a great job imo of (eventually) listening to community feedback and tossing in some new stuff. If you re-read the patch notes (and not everything is even in them, take the new ability to see WG timers from your bg tab for example) and disregard the new "unlocked" tourney stuff its still cram packed with shiny newness. So, instead of asserting how retarded the op is, Im gonna say yes. I think as time goes on we will be seeing more and more content added that was not originally just locked files on the xpac we bought and could be construed as "mini-xpacs". Blizz (as evidenced by their shitload of cashflow) are not stupid. They know very well that content = money. As for will we ever see an actuall "expansion" download.....who knows? If they really want to keep jaded longtime players around though it seems like the natural eveolution eventually. Will there still be a bigger xpac following? Of course lol, but that doesnt mean patches have to be relegated to the realm of "filler".
Aug 4th 2009 5:35PM I think it had less to do with prot per se and more with holy. Judgement, Holy Shock and instant cast Exorcism may have been alittle more bursty than they wanted from a healing spec. Call me a noob but I've toyed with a shockadin since BC launched. A little bit ago when they let us exorcism anything (Including players, and it was instant) I was popping trink+wings and doing some rather absurd burst damage for a 51 heal specd anything. (I was also stunning my target in melee range and droppin a concecrate + shield smack)
Aug 4th 2009 4:01PM Lol. What this seems to really be saying is "I totally loved how bullshit op my dk was. Now that it's somewhat more in line with the other classes in the game I'm like totally pissed off." People that are not retarded (hell even blizz for once) can agree that damn near all of these changes were 100% warranted.
Aug 4th 2009 3:44PM Retribution didn't get near the nerfs that holy has taken pve-wise. In fact, with the change to Sacred Shield (coupled with art of war and sheath of light) I'm curious about how much healing (even if its now just self heals with the new rotations) a -DPS- spec pally is gonna be churning out now. PvP wise this seems like a major buff to me. Guess I'm crazy.
Aug 1st 2009 12:38PM Nice. Stereotype much? I could respond to this by saying you sound like someones unwatched 10yr old but something actually dealing with the topic might be better.
I play WoW as you may have guessed lol. My sister (who is in her mid 20s) has two children who share an account. She herself has no clue about the game or its content, though I've tried to explain the realities of what takes place. She flat does not care, WoW to her is an easy way to get peace and quiet out of two young children (6 and 9). The younger girl has lost much of her interest in the game but the older boy is as addicted as anyone I've ever seen. He routinely will be up until 2-3am clacking away completely unsupervised doing god knows what. This is something that is far more common than most would believe. I'm no Jack Thompson, and I know the game (and games in general) are not the anti-christ seeking to destroy the moral fabric of americas youth. The fact remains though this game is FULL of adults. The idea that it is somehow wrong to supervise your young child while they interact with a theoretically unlimitied number of people is just plain dumb. Racial slurs, curse words, sexist remarks, these are just a small sample of the fun things tossed around online with absolutely no regard for who hears them. It is NOT good for a young child to be bombarded with them, and it is NOT good for them to confront them without an adult (Who is geniunely concerned with the childs welfare) there to guide them. I can respect that some young people are more mature than others. But, the simple fact is that kids are kids. They can be the best behaved, most mature little one you've ever met. They are still kids. You wouldn't let them sit and watch Watchmen (At least I hope not), why would you let them explore the seedy underbelly of online MMOs without a parental figure?
Jul 29th 2009 5:04PM I've never understood why people want their class to be like another class. Why not just reroll that class? Would the game really be better with just melee guy and caster dood as the only class choices? Im hoping im not in the minority here but the LAST thing I want is a deathknight with warrior ability animations.
Jul 29th 2009 4:30PM They don't. They have a hard-on for gettin noobs to pay $15 a month so they took the easiest to deal with of the tanks (Palladin) and noobed it up enough so anyone can use it. I'm leaving out DK cause it was built from the ground up with this sensibility. If it makes you feel better at all (it won't) I have a shitload of respect for good warriors, especially tanks. Blizz painted themselves into a corner. They can't massively overhaul warriors without the longtime core players of the class echoing a resounding chorus of OMG WTF and they cant implement any small time changes that will make up for what they've done with the faceroll classes.