Mar 26th 2012 2:45PM I'll be honest, I will be SHOCKED if we don't see new models for the older races except for Goblins and Worgen. They will look SILLY in MoP compared to Pandaren if they don't. Blizz, if you're cooking it up right now, BRAVO. BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO. It'll be nice not to look at stiff characters!
Feb 29th 2012 5:16PM Sometimes, the game can get to your head and you can want to be #5 so badly, but you can't. If anything, by doing that you further divide the team, making it easier for the opposition to win. If anything, I remember some sage advice at that moment:
"Everyone is a n00b once."
Yes, having less able players on your team can be frustrating, but often I see many PvPers seemingly go on autopilot and forget that they have a brain. The example Suna presented of players baiting you is perfectly accurate; if it seems too perfect, chances are it probably is. Rogues may know what I talk about, such as baiting mages into panicking and blowing cooldowns.
Admittedly, having a good awareness of the PvP game helps tremendously, but losing your cool helps nobody. Sometimes you have to know when to fight and when not to, and sometimes you have to know when to take a risk.
I also remember a moment I myself made a clutch play in WSG, the Alliance were up 2-0, and it was looking grim. I happen to be standing in the Silverwing Flag room. Realizing we probably had nothing to lose and waiting would do nothing, I decided to take the risk and run for it.... I not only managed to get the flag to Horde territory, I intercepted and picked off the EFC, returned the flag, and ran their flag in for the cap; the momentum created by this resulted in a tieup and eventually Horde winning with a close 3rd cap.
Feb 24th 2012 10:25PM To be honest, as long as I meet the requirements and do my job adequately or beyond, it's honestly NONE of my employer's business what I do on my off-time unless I'm somehow trying to subvert the company or break national law such as HIPPAA (anyone who works in Healthcare knows what that is).
Dec 19th 2011 5:31PM I know I'm gonna get flak for this, but I think the level 60 PvP gear restriction is actually very fair now that the titles are actually back in the game. They actually MEAN SOMETHING again. Why should you get the raiment and attention for free if you didn't earn it?
That being said, I do find some of the restrictions on Transmog a bit bizarre... although I can understand not wanting a warrior running around in robes or a mage in plate; it creates that much more potential for drama and could potentially confuse new players who don't know what mogging is.
Dec 13th 2011 12:27AM Annnnd no hunter disengage fix. Ah well.
Nov 30th 2011 11:32PM It's like a festering wound coming to boil...
Or at this point, an overfermented keg; this war is about to burst. The Horde are ready once again to sweep over the land like locusts, taking any life they come across.
The Alliance will finally be forced to overlook their petty internal conflicts and finally unite..
Woe to anyone caught inbetween these juggernauts, for Azeroth shall see a war full of carnage the likes of which has not been seen in roughly 30 years in lore.
And so, both sides ride off to cries of "LOK'TAR OGAR" and "GRAB YOUR SWORD AND FIGHT THE HORDE".
The Fourth War begins.
Nov 26th 2011 2:56PM My warrior is a simple man. He fights for one thing: the safety of the Alliance.
Why does he fight? Because when he was young he listened to his father recount the orcs razing Stormwind to the ground, because in his youth he and his family lived in mortal fear of orcs.
Now, although the Horde itself is a different entity altogether, some of its members and leaders are the same orcs that tried destroying part of the place he calls home. He will not tolerate an aggressive Horde threatening, if not already making war on the Alliance; if Garrosh and his allies want war, they'll find it as he wades into battle, mutilating and slashing any Horde foolish enough to get in his way.
If they want Stormwind to fall again, it will be over his dead body... if they can.
But he wasn't always a violent man... while his father pursued military life well into old age, he took up the other life his father left behind; the life of the woodsman. He hunted, fished, tanned and cut lumber for his coin. He wasn't a violent man, and wasn't so quick as to write of an orc because of his race, although a degree of caution was still there.
In fact, in the days before the Wrathgate, he was cheerful.
Then the letter came in; his father, killed by the same people that Thrall claimed to have control over. And then, news of the BRoken Front.
Mom couldn't take it...
He had enough. When what was left of his father's arms returned home, he took up his blade, sold the unessential parts of his parent's estate and bought himself some armor. He was fed up of doing nothing as the horde continued to escalate the conflict, threatening to bring it to his very doorstep in the hills of Elwynn Forest.
Now, he is a changed man. A trained soldier, a commanding officer of the Alliance armies, and a frightening force to face in combat... if you live to avoid a swing of his greatsword.
He is Harthlock Ravencroft, member of the Alliance armed forces and Commander of the Dog Teeth Brigade. And though he was a peaceful man before, war changed him.
Oct 31st 2011 10:32AM Forget simply asking the drama mamas (no offense Robin and Lisa, although your column is indeed awesome), get the police involved! This situation is like leaving a powder keg next to a fire if unaddressed.
I personally cannot, as a man of conscience, stand men that push around or abuse women. It makes my blood run hot with rage, it always has.
This ex-husband sounds like a bum and a scumbag. Now, I won't comment any further since I don't know the nuances of what's going on, but it sounds like something must be done before somebody gets hurt... or worse.
Oct 17th 2011 7:19AM Well considering who his father was, I hope you weren't expecting Garrosh to offer the nigh elves tea and crumpets.
I hear you though, part of his character just doesn't feel.... fleshed out enough; all we do know is that he's essentially his father all over again, just young, naive and inexperienced.
Sep 29th 2011 2:33PM The hunter set looks like somebody trying to cosplay Atramedes. -.-
Although I should note that the model version of it has glowing red eyes; you can't see this in the screenshot, it just looks like somebody ripped off his face and gave him a helmet to put on backwards. That being said though, the model version looks much better then this screenie. This doesn't do it justice.