Apr 27th 2010 10:31AM You are feeling nostalgia for a game that was new and fresh, but isn't for you now. You are a "seasoned pro" now- the combat systems aren't new- you aren't in a group with everyone figuring out stuff all new- everyone knows most of what is going to happen- don't stand here- dps like mad - you have mods to tell you everything you need- in the core you had vent and that was about it- I just think its that the game is old- and you lose that epic feeling because of it, the game is much better than it ever was- and new players are saying they had that epic feeling at different times- this isn't because one was more "epic" its because it was new to them at that time- all about nostalgia....
Jan 30th 2010 5:44PM Great Read!
I think this article is interesting on many fronts. In our age of technology it can be harder for an older generation to connect with a younger one. I'm 24 and kids are learning technology faster then I ever did and yet I have to teach my parents basic stuff about computers all the time. I find it touching that a family can have this connection and I felt like I understood all of your thoughts. My parents never understood video games. This created a gap. Yes video games has caused me to get behind in school multiple times but it isn't the games fault. I've always taken responsibility for my actions but I never really learned proper time management skills. It was either play video games or not, never really regimented. I think playing with your child can have huge benefits because you can understand if someone wants to join a 5 man- that can range in time from 20 minutes to over an hour. You can coach and teach your child after the fact about this and guide them correctly to the right area.
I also agree with your assessment of "cool." It is all a matter of perspective. I am very nerdy- but my whole life (until recently) I was a jock- I competed at a Division 1 University with scholarship, so I was able to see things from a different perspective. The main thing though really should be- if you like something, and it isn't detrimental to your or others health, then you should have no qualms doing this. I was able to say to people who made fun of video games that I had a life in that I had friends, was very successful in sports so it was easier, but that isn't the point, you can still have a life and do other things while loving a nerdy game. It's a matter of pride and confidence- if you don't have these things you wont be happy! I think people who went to drinking parties in HS were lame and fake, but I didn't belittle them because of this- different perspectives.
Dec 11th 2009 11:11AM It matters because que up times could be drastically different between battlegroups and factions. At least to me it matters.
Dec 10th 2009 7:55PM With the new cross-server LFG tool (and this might have been addressed with bg/arena cross-server) it seems there might be certain battlegroups that have many more active level players (lvl 80 moreso) and/or active from one faction over the other. Has anyone looked into the stats of how even each battlegroup is in terms of active players per faction? Does blizzard have a certain way of tracking this and making changes?
Nov 24th 2009 12:26PM Moar buttnz please ;)
Nov 23rd 2009 9:59AM Wants
Oct 29th 2009 1:18PM http://www.wowprogress.com/realms/rank/us
I guess that is something- I didn't know it before though- and don't know how legit that site is for rankings.
Oct 28th 2009 6:02PM Woohoo
Oct 21st 2009 11:22PM Woot