Dec 8th 2009 2:55PM I agree, give prot paladins more threat, but for the love of god reduce their damage, I should not get three shot with 600 resil and 30k life from a prot paladin, it simply shouldn't happen! 8k Judgments, 12k+ Shield throws? I'd love to know on what planet this is fair. Yeah there's videos of prot warriors running around hitting those huge 20k+ shield slams, but those are against 0 resil cloth/leather targets, with gear setups devoted entirely to that, blowing one of the 'big three' cooldowns and doing it in melee range, doesn't work on mail/plate nearly so well, and there's room for the resil that the PvP trinket gives, and that's about it. Not so with paladins wearing 1k+ worth of resil and still hitting that hard.
In all honesty we can fix the problem of prot paladin damage quite easily, make it physical, and let righteous fury apply to them specifically. Take a look at things like (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=12677) to show that it could be possible to do such.
Oct 10th 2009 6:30PM Finishing my pally to 80 (retheals build) and then starting work on my sham in between PUG'ing out for gear for my tank and above pally.
Oct 7th 2009 6:27PM I'd love to listen to "Indigo Children" by Puscifier through these puppies!
Man, I've wanted a pair of Wireless Headphones for a long time, but couldn't justify springing for them!
Sep 22nd 2009 6:40AM Inferring that bots are as dumb as you're saying they are is horrid. Botting is a far more advanced science, and yes, I mean science, computer science. The bots you describe are idiotic and written by some 14 year old kid sitting in the basement. Good bots are out there, and they're actual a bit impressive. They can, by reading WoW's memory space, check for other players nearby and stealth if they're a stealth class, or simple stop or go to another given waypoint. They can look at the ground in a mathematical way and pick out a path to a location in much the same way as we do. They can, with the right logic use all of their spells with the same or better results than people.
A lot of current bots update what they know at the same speed as your frame rate (Tech: They hook the EndScene() Function.) Meaning even on a low-end machine that's lagging they're getting 15 chances -per second- to make choices, far faster than any human really does. If they know what to do, they can and usually will, do it. I've seen them work, I've seen warlocks that can run a perfect DoT rotation on 10 mobs and through drain life and drain soul end the fight sitting at, or near, 100% health mana. Then they just move on to the next cluster, mass-killing like a player would.
The point I'm making is that a bot isn't a rigid, static, immovable block. They're quite capable of playing the game as well as you and I are. It won't surprise me if pretty soon they start using Genetic Algorithms to learn to PvP and fight better.
As far as talking to them; this isn't a good method of detection either, as a lot of them institute auto-reply features, that use artificial intelligence similar to A.L.I.C.E. (google it). Yeah, it may be broken and jerky english, but so is that guy from France, the one from Italy, and a whole host of non-native English speakers, that makes it a horrid indication of botting.
In the end, we have to rely on Blizzards internal scanners (watching WoW's memory space for intrusion, though even that system is easily circumvented), blizzards lawyers, and the idiots who make the bad bots to all do what they do.
May 6th 2009 7:12PM I find that using LootFilter is really quite handy with it's ability to tie in and pull auctioneers prices, you can simply have it dump trash that isn't worth your time, saving you bag space, also handy when you're having an alt run repeatedly.... nobody want all that silk you're getting from SM Cath....
Apr 14th 2009 6:07PM I've leveled a lock, a druid, and now a warrior. Leveled the lock ass affliction of course, I leveled the druid as resto, with recruit a friend (prot warrior friend? Good players? Can you say two manning instances all day!) and now I've leveled my warrior, as prot, since that first talent point, and it's blatantly obvious to me why you can't find healers and tanks to save your life, it's a PAIN to level as those specs, and a lot of people follow the 'level what you want to play at endgame' idea. I know, in all reality it's stupid, but a lot of people do it. Regardless of leveling as a bad leveling spec, the DPS specs level faster, this gives a feeling of success, people like success, and thusly play these classes that give them that feeling.