Jan 21st 2010 6:16AM Apoligies for the possible attack I am about to make.
WoW.com does alot of good stuff, and I appreciate that a website such as this takes alot of effort to run and organise. The phyiscal threats that you mentioned towards WoW.com staff were indeed to far although I don't know if you recieved these by e-mail or the comments were deleted on the old thread. Im not saying "SS or it didnt happen" but I guess your word is good enough for this front.
Now I've done sucking up about time I got to the meat. Dropping the drama section is a bad dacision. Period. You might say that a few vocal people aren't a majority but you know as well as the rest of us that the internet is full of silents that will never or very rarely post an opinion are make them known past the "whos logged on" box. For me it comes down to a simple argument. If people don't like the drama that was in this section, then don't read it. The sections are clearly set out in big bold lettering so getting past it only requires a couple of mouse scrolls. Possibly a bad example, but do you read the horoscopes in your daily paper? I'm yet to met someone that doesn't just skip past it. But I bet the paper keeps it in anyway because a small majority like it. You say people can go to other places to get a drama fix, seems rather silly to be taking away something that gives wow.com it's varaity. So yeah, sorry lisa, but like the class specific threats Im just gonna skip past this article, and I urge everyone else to do the same from now on if you want drama back.
Please don't patronise us with statistics we are not aloud to see or know. It only frustrates us more. It feels like you know what's better for us and your protecting us somehow. Unless these statistics are a fabrication, which I severely doubt. Although if they are you are just digging yourself a bigger hole. If people just skip past this article that just want drama, then maybe these statistics will shed a much clearler light on the drama/dramaless argument.
I was going to mention something as the real reason I thought a week ago you started halting the drama. I'll not post it in fear of causing a flame war, but was something a about the political correctness brigigade gaining yet more stupid ground but i'll leave my thoughts on that depending on a reply to this, if I even get a reply.
Jan 19th 2010 1:01PM View of a Death Knight that has been tanking since WOTLK came out. I was a rogue dps in BC but I never had issues with threat because I actually learned to work Fient into my rotation if the tank needed it. If that wasn't enough I took some time auto attacking before I started in my yellows and just took my time untill everything was dead, I could only ever kill things as fast as the tank tanked them, which is how it should be.
Yet now I found myself thinking something I never thought I would after yet another warrior dps who wouldn't stop stunning things before mobs got to me and then bladestorming before I have even thrown my 2nd attack. I'm actually looking foreward to the times I get people that are gearing for HCs. Why? Is it because I can't handle some peoples dps? Is it because im not "l33t"? No it's because I no longer enjoy tanking for these idiots who seem obsessed with dps meters. The people that are still learning or gearing up just aren't capable of pulling aggro off me. Whereas the ones that even have a slightest chance of doing so, will, without hesitation, because the are too busy watching recount. I know my class backwards, I know what it can and can't do because the game is designed to have restrictions that require more than one or two person(s) in the group to be alert (i.e the tank and healer) whereas the dps just spams the same aggroing rotation all bloody day long. And no im not badly geared or anything, I'm GM of my guild and i've MT'd all our recent successful ICC runs with no threat issues. Some in the raids are guildies that fall into the annoying dps category asewll.
People enjoy dpsing alot more it seems, I have atleast since I started playing my BC rogue again that I mentioned earlier. I >>DO NOT
Apr 29th 2009 10:10AM Seems like you have to state your raid style before you are allowed to have an opinion here....it's casual btw.
Who remembers TBC well? I do, very well indeed. I remember watching the Nihilum BT videos in awe. I remember the pandemic in trade chat when the world first of Kil'jeaden was confirmed. I also remember only ever seeing these raids through the videos of these top guilds. Sure they're were 2 or 3 guilds on my server that could do these kind of raids, but they would rather not go if they didn't have enough than do a server wide PUG.
The point Im trying to make here is that I payed for WoW and I pay my monthly server fees. But can you imagine going out and buying a game and not being able to finish it because of circumstances you can't control (talking real life here). The entire reason Blizzards profits are through the freaking roof is because raids are now much more accessible, and players like myself who cant dedicate to a "hardcore" guild still get to see these bosses and experience the fight. Yes more scrubs do get through the cracks but sometimes thats part of the fun, and Failbot can be very helpful for these.
These nerfs will help my guild these bosses and see more of Ulduar, and I would rather that than watching Ensidia or whoever play more of a game than me. And as stated before by others, go do the Hard Modes if you want a challenge, but I doubt you will seeing as many of you are fixated with making Ulduar or any new instance your exclusive little club.
A battle of wills between Blizz developers and the "hardcore", and the hardcore lot seem to complain really loud.
Feb 10th 2009 10:52AM This kind off story always makes me think back to when I first dinged 80.
One of our resto shamans was farming HC Nexus for the mace and she hadnt been there that day. Seeing as i was planning to tank and had dinged 80 i got taken to HC Nexus as the tank within about 2 hours of dinging 80. I was in mostly green and some quest blues (basically massively undergeared) but i still managed it. That was my first time tanking a HC (i was a rogue in TBC) and I had to learn on the hop pretty damm fast and use "skill" to finally clear it. Sure I mucked up along the way once or twice but it was no wipe feast.
Now when I go in my near full epic T7 gear its a piss take to tank. But that same healer still says she'd rather have someone she knows has "skills" even if it was from being a rogue than taking some PUG that was well geared but she'd no idea of how they played.