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WoW Moviewatch: Cataclysm Heroics Are Hard {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2011 2:49PM Let's remember that ultimately, every design decision that Blizzard makes is intended to keep as many people subscribed on as consistent a basis as possible.

So where do very hard heroics (for uncoordinated pugs, which is probably 90%) and ridiculously long queue times (for dps'ers anyway) fit into this scheme?

They are accomplishing various combinations of the following:

1. Making people spend months waiting "for things to get better". Most people probably assume that these "problems" will be addressed and that the glory days of WotLK heroics will return. (and who know, maybe they will) Result: subscription maintenance.

2. Frustrated DPS folks may just re-roll a tank or healer and go through the long, arduous process of leveling another toon to 85 based on the allure of much shorter (or instant) queue times. Result: subscription maintenance.

3. Frustrated players of all roles may just level anything else based on the allure of actually being able to accomplish something with their WoW playtime. Result: subscription maintenance.

The Queue: Soon {WoW}

Dec 6th 2010 11:56AM I see the answer above my post...sorry for the duplication.

The Queue: Soon {WoW}

Dec 6th 2010 11:55AM Excuse my ignorance, but what/where is the "breadcrumb quest"?


Countdown to Cataclysm: Why go worgen? {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2010 7:38AM What reason is there to not race change my human mage to a worgen? I can still look the same when not in combat, and I get a 1% increased crit chance. Sounds like a win/win to me.

Breakfast Topic: I just bought a $25 imaginary horse {WoW}

Apr 19th 2010 10:33AM $25 is chump change for something you will use on pretty much every toon (except maybe the Warlock or DK). Seriously...if people would just compare that cost to what they spend on all kinds of crap over the course of a single week (e.g. fast food).

I'm leveling my 4th toon to 80 right now and having a blast flying around Northrend on my epic-speed sparkle pony. :)

Cataclysm Class Changes: Mage Analysis {WoW}

Apr 12th 2010 9:24AM The biggest question on my mind is....will we get a free respec? :)

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm press beta invites going out {WoW}

Apr 7th 2010 4:45PM At this rate we'll have the final product in our hands by September.

Seems like Blizzard is moving a LOT faster than they used to...probably a result of influence from their Activision overlords.

Arcane Brilliance: Why I hate DPS meters {WoW}

Jan 24th 2010 11:36AM Meters are important in raids. Look at an encounter like Saurfang. In a 10-man, I think you really need 4 or 5 dps'ers to be around 5K to make sure the marks won't get the better of the group. If there are only 1 or 2 people pulling that kind of damage, that fact absolutely needs to be pointed out to the other damage dealers so they know where the problem lies.

I've been in groups where my mage is outclassed in gear score by another mage, and they wind up doing 1K dps less than me over the course of the raid...that's annoying, especially when I feel it has contributed to a wipe (you know, the 1% kind). I'll usually try to start up a conversation with them to find out about their rotation, macros, etc because obviously they're doing it wrong. Some people get offended, but most are thankful for the constructive advice.

In defense of care packages and mandatory authenticators {WoW}

Jan 11th 2010 1:49PM The point here is: Anyone who values the time they've invested in WoW owes it to themselves to get an authenticator. I consider my PC to be very secure, and I'm smart about what sites I visit (and anything potentially suspect I run through a snapshotted VM), but I got an authenticator the moment one became available.

Account Administration encouraged not to restore hacked characters {WoW}

Jan 8th 2010 1:50PM I thought the care package might also include the "World's Smallest Violin", delivered right to the player's in-game mailbox.