May 5th 2009 12:02AM Have been discovering the side effects of children's week overlapping with Noblegarden.
Innocent little orphan child + a raid group accompanied by a number of bored spring rabbits = sudden embarrassing need to have that Birds and Bees talk.
"Well Dornaa, when a mummy bunny loves a daddy bunny and his four best friends very much..."
Apr 30th 2009 6:43PM Yes, gnomes are comical.
Yes, gnomes are kind of creepy. (Combovers should never be a hairstyle choice for any race in any known universe, and seeing a person that resembles a child doing sexy dances bothers me a lot.)
All the same I think gnomes give good cinema. You only have to think of the high visibility of gnomes in machinima to realise that.
Leaving gnomes out is much like trying to make the Lord of The Rings without hobbits.
(Plus the sight of a gnome tanking Kologarn may be absurd as all hell but it never fails to impress me.)
As for trolls...well, trolls just rock on every level as far as I'm concerned.
Apr 28th 2009 12:37AM I felt terrible and called myself all kinds of ninja the first time I grabbed an egg and realised that the little pink bunny there waiting for it was actually another player waiting for it (I have name plates turned off).
Once I got over that, I started to quite enjoy it. Especially when I realised that running around the town looking for them gets more eggs than sitting camping on one spot for ages.
I've already collected a lot of the things I need and I have a number of friends who got the title not long after it started. I expected to see more obnoxious behaviour but surprisingly I haven't seen much.
Having eggs more widely scattered, and some in more obscure hiding spots, would be even more fun.
Apr 26th 2009 4:38PM It would be really fun, and less aggravating, if the egg spawns were more random and scattered over a wider area. It would be more like an actual egg hunt then, instead of a "look for four people standing on one spot ready to unleash verbal abuse on each other".
There'd still be opportunity for people to snatch eggs from each other, for the griefers who enjoy that kind of thing, but it would be more interesting than standing on one spot.
Apr 23rd 2009 9:30PM Shaman. Most especially a draenei shaman, because they are a bit more outside the pale in terms of where they fit with their own culture. Trolls, orcs and taurens have a already a strong shaman culture, even if the legion has threatened it. Draenei who become shamans are a little more unorthodox and unusual, which is something that appeals to me.
I'd be resto, because I'm a big girl's blouse when it comes to conflict, but I'd still find the idea of thunderbolting or stormstriking someone - or at least knowing that I could - pretty appealing.
Ideologically, I like the shaman's approach to nature, in that they believe that nature is full of huge destructive forces that might be used, and are definitely respected, but never really controlled or romanticised in a tree-huggy fluffy bunny kind of way.
I like my druid well enough, but druids come across to me as elitist, new agey, and "we're nature only better", especially the night elves. (I mean the class, not the people who play it of course). Also, shamans in the game, and often in real human cultures too, represent more of an individual, organic belief structure than a set practice or dogma. Sure they've got the Earthen Ring but they don't have a deity or an organised school. Not to compare to the Cenarion Circle is a lot more of an orthodox, established political/religious group.
The jack of all trades playstyle of the shaman fits pretty well with how I am in RL too. Plus I get all excited by storms and have a liking for small earthquakes. :)
Apr 21st 2009 12:52AM That is awesome. That one was already taken on my server when I tried for it a while back. Probably just as well, because if it hadn't been, I would have been sorely tempted to play a hunter just to have the name.
Apr 21st 2009 12:42AM It's almost worth rolling a gnome just for that.
Apr 15th 2009 8:05PM It went pretty smoothly for me. Realm was up and pretty stable by the time I got home from work (went down once, for a minute or so). Logged the main on, got my dual specs and sorted the gear/glyphs, then amused myself in OL forest with some alts until raid time.
Only sad thing is that we were just ready to start Ulduar when the server restart was announced. We did get about 20 minutes playtime, all of it pretty smooth running.
Mar 29th 2009 4:09PM Hide quests are the only drop quests I have much time for, specially yeti ones. They really stretch the logic of drop rates. Nearly all my toons skin, so as well as getting quest item hides as a drop I also get them from skinning, sometimes (illogically) off the same beast.
Every time I do one of these quests I've noticed the drop rate for hides skinned off the mobs is always noticeably higher than those that are just collected as drops. If I'm dualboxing or with a friend, the one who's skinning and not looting will always complete way ahead of the other.
However that Yeti Horn quest is still annoying, did it again yesterday (but nothing as bad as the first time I did it, which was before the drop rate was improved)
Mar 26th 2009 10:00PM If I want to be a bit different with a hunter I don't go after the commonly used rares or spawns (unless I really want them) but try to get hold of something that's a bit out of the ordinary for my race and level, eg. my troll's first pet was a white bear, my draenei's first was an orange tiger.
It's not a big deal, and it's not going to look out of the ordinary by the time you're in your 30s, but it's kind of nice to feel you've put in the effort.
Or if you really want to stand out, get a hyena. In one and a half years playing I think I've only seen maybe three toons (other than mine) with one of them.