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Rumored "mass layoffs" at Blizzard never happened {WoW}

Nov 8th 2011 7:03PM "This is where Cat failed exceptionally. It was never fun. Running heroics was like queuing up to get kicked in the nuts. It was more often than not a miserable experience and still is for the most part. And yes, we know all you elite bad asses can run them blindfolded but that was never the point. The point is this - it ain't fun. Being able to do something and wanting to do something are two different things. "

Welcome to the Facebook generation. Entitlement issues everywhere.

Heroics were never, NEVER, hard, and I'm not this fabled "elite bad-ass", either.

People ignored the fact that they needed, NEEDED, better gear, and cheated the gearcheck system with honor gear or borrowed, unequipped items to get into Heroic queues, and blamed the game when they were unable to complete it. Might as well have equipped ICC gear and tried to run through.

Heroics were for people who had ran Normal dungeons several times, gotten all or most of the gear they could get from that, and were therefore familiar with the mechanics and the encounters, and had gear appropriate to the required level. You could also have gotten good gear from high-end quests and crafting, to pad out the missing spots you might not have had good gear.

Normals also helped you to learn what your class was capable of and required to do at the top levels of PvE play. If you did not know how to play your class, you had no place in Heroics, plain and simple; no, Normals were not perfect for teaching you, (teaching players how to play their class is a major point of grief I have with Blizzard), but they were quite useful. Besides that, there are twelve million other people you could have asked for help, as well as a world wide web of helpful pages. Expecting to be able to perform at a high-level with inadequate knowledge of how to play is just silly.

With adequate equipment and ability, and knowledge of the basic encounters, Heroics were not this impossible beast comparable to pre-patch C'thun; yes, if you were doing randoms, you'd likely have to deal with folks who didn't follow this path, and thus likely wiped plenty, at which point I would recommend finding friends or a guild on your server, someone(s) reliable.

Basically, you wouldn't start a game of Mass Effect and, halfway through the game, try to beat the final boss. No, WoW is not quite so linear, but progression is. 3 does not come before 1, F does not come before D.

I will admit, some Heroics had mis-tuned mechanics, and Blizz could have done a better job preparing people so used to Wrath's five-ten minute EZmode dungeons, but the problems were (are) greatly exaggerated. A lot of this could have been fixed by communicating these ideas to the players.

The Queue: Country charm {WoW}

Mar 28th 2011 6:42AM In response to the clothie comment:

BURN THE SACCO!

Insider Trader: Selling arrows in singles for the price of a stack scam {WoW}

May 17th 2010 3:55PM Generally, productive people don't spend time arguing over the internet about videogames either.

And with that, I am off to work.

Insider Trader: Selling arrows in singles for the price of a stack scam {WoW}

May 17th 2010 3:52PM Once again, with the baseless insults. We're debating over a videogame, and you paint me as such a terrible character from a few paragraphs. I am deeply offended.

The only way I put myself forward as superior is that I wouldn't fall for such a trick anymore, and that's partly on the fact that I have fallen for such a trick before.

And seriously, you're so viciously up in arms over something that is so questionably immoral, when people commit so many worse infractions against each other in this game?

I understand exactly why this upsets people, but you're blowing it so far out of proportion you'd think this was something a presidential candidate had done in his teens. Somehow I don't believe you're amused.

Insider Trader: Selling arrows in singles for the price of a stack scam {WoW}

May 17th 2010 3:47PM Ooh, I've gained a fan.

"what makes them different from us is they are intentionally going out and manipulating a profit off the misfortune and flaws of others."

Let me know when the whole Proper Brigade thing turns out for you. Maybe they'll start awarding epics for being nice.


"I do not do that, because it is against the morals we as a social animal have evolved. "

Are you implying we've all instinctively grown into a distinctly proper way to act, and we know deep down doing anything else is just being bad? Because that's not evolution, that's conditioning.

Insider Trader: Selling arrows in singles for the price of a stack scam {WoW}

May 17th 2010 3:39PM So you call me stupid, inhuman, obtuse, and a sleazebag.

Stupid, because I treat it as a game? I don't pour hours and hours of my life into achieving bits of data? Not that's there's anything wrong with that, but, evidently your fanboy is showing.

Inhuman? I understand well enough. I am quite capable of sympathy, just not when it's undeserved. And I've had such things happen to me before. I know how crappy it feels.

Obtuse? I'm perceptive enough not to buy a single arrow for the cost of a stack.

Sleazebag? I never once even insinuated I committed anything like this "scam".


"lost because of someone maliciously and intentionally hoping they would mess up."

Hoping is immoral? What?


"it's disgusting and designed to prey on the fallible human mind. "

Disgusting is a mighty strong word for this. Then again, it means a lot more to you than it does to me.

And of course it's designed that way. It's for use against other people. Any planning ahead, use of tactics, strategy, is immoral to you?

"I suppose we all enjoy a little mental masturbation"

Some more than others, apparently. Looking for some vile, evil creature to lash out at because you feel "oh no this is so unjust and wrong they all must pay dearly", and you rip into someone anonymously on the internet?

U mad?

Insider Trader: Selling arrows in singles for the price of a stack scam {WoW}

May 17th 2010 3:35PM Ooh, you poor excuse for a comment machine! This was aimed at ElrithCC.

Insider Trader: Selling arrows in singles for the price of a stack scam {WoW}

May 17th 2010 3:30PM So you call me stupid, inhuman, obtuse, and a sleazebag.

Stupid, because I treat it as a game? I don't pour hours and hours of my life into achieving bits of data? Not that's there's anything wrong with that, but, evidently your fanboy is showing.

Inhuman? I understand well enough. I am quite capable of sympathy, just not when it's undeserved. And I've had such things happen to me before. I know how crappy it feels.

Obtuse? I'm perceptive enough not to buy a single arrow for the cost of a stack.

Sleazebag? I never once even insinuated I committed anything like this "scam".


"lost because of someone maliciously and intentionally hoping they would mess up."

Hoping is immoral? What?


"it's disgusting and designed to prey on the fallible human mind. "

Disgusting is a mighty strong word for this. Then again, it means a lot more to you than it does to me.

And of course it's designed that way. It's for use against other people. Any planning ahead, use of tactics, strategy, is immoral to you?

"I suppose we all enjoy a little mental masturbation"

Some more than others, apparently. Looking for some vile, evil creature to lash out at because you feel "oh no this is so unjust and wrong they all must pay dearly", and you rip into someone anonymously on the internet?

U mad?