Jul 22nd 2011 9:27AM Lately Reagent Restocker has been failing for me, at least on some toons. Haven't figured out what the problem is yet, but if I don't figure it out soon, I'm going to have to go with something else. :-(
Jul 22nd 2011 9:26AM This may not suit you, but I use adibags, a "one bag" addon. It automatically assigns things to categories, and groups them for display purposes. So all my quest items are in one spot, labelled "quest", consumables in another, and so on. Works with outfitter, so items from whatever outfits I'm not wearing are grouped as well. I just use the addon straight outta the box, so I haven't experimented with any settings it may have.
Jul 22nd 2011 8:42AM "the surmounting Horde odds"? "surmounting", really? Come on, Matthew, don't just stick words in at random. Use words that make sense in context. "Overwhelming", maybe, or "devastating". "Surmounting"? Sheesh.
Jul 15th 2011 10:23AM That should be "time sink", not "time synch". Sheesh.
Jul 15th 2011 10:21AM I think this is an interesting topic. Reading about how people came to play their favorite classes, and what they think about how a new player should choose one, struck a chord.
My first main was a hunter. He still languishes at 70 on a PvP server I haven't been on in quite a while. My second main - well, sort of - was a Warrior. Never got him past level 26, I think it is. See, I've been chasing some RL friends around Azeroth since Vanilla. They've always managed to keep well ahead of me (one has about half a dozen alts on our current server, all 85 — I have one at 85, next highest at 71 or 72). So they would "try something new" and I would follow, trying to catch up. Right now, on my main server, I have 9 toons, one of each class except warrior and paladin, plus an exta druid. The "extra" druid is the only alliance, and I'm probably going to get rid of him to make room. Their levels range from 85 to 1 (bank alt, the horde druid). I think my #3 toon in terms of levels is my 44 mage. I enjoy playing them all, but I seem to have the most fun with hybrid classes (shaman, druid, pally).
As for advising new players, I would try to give a capsule impression of what it's like to play each class, and what the roles (tank, healer, dps) are, tell them that certain dps specs are usually easiest to level, and let them pick. I'd also tell them not to have qualms about abandoning a toon if they aren't haven't fun with it, at least until they get up into high levels. But most of my group of RL friends who don't play WoW are resistant to it - "don't have time for computer games", "don't want to get sucked into the time synch", like that. I guess it's all about what you want to do with your free time. (Keep in mind that I, nor my friends, didn't grow up with computer games - I bought my first home computer, a "black apple" specifically to play Wizardry, in 1981, when I was 34. Tried Flight Simulator, too. Never could land the damn plane. :-)
Jul 8th 2011 8:30PM The claim that the US is "one of the most violent and dangerous countries in the world" is bull.
I will grant you that our various "wars" on this and that are ill-advised. In some cases I would even say unConstitutional (OTOH, I'm not an expert on Constitutional law, I just read the words).
Jul 6th 2011 8:28AM I have a lot of toons, on a bunch of servers. I play almost exclusively on Perenolde-US, though, where I have nine toons, missing a warrior and a paladin, but two druids, one of whom is alliance. All the other toons are horde. I don't like pvp much, mostly because I suck at it. I like to raid, but I frequently feel I'm behind the eight ball (lots of raid content I never got to see when it was "the" content — for example, killed Arthas for the first time last week). I like the social aspect of the game - friends are what got me here in the first place. I suppose that makes me a casual social wannabe hardcore raiding altoholic. Who likes leveling alts. If you gotta pigeonhole me, anway. :-)
Jul 1st 2011 8:09AM I have some male and some female. I don't know how even the split is, I'd have to think about it.
If WoW were truly a role playing game, where like an actor we should expect to immerse ourselves in our characters, it might make more of a difference, but WoW is not truly a role playing game, at least for most folks. So I don't think it really should matter whether your toon is the same gender as you.
Jul 1st 2011 8:00AM I'm really of two minds about this. On the one hand, the ability to do "old" content more easily is a plus. On the other, it exacerbates the old feeling that "ooh, new content, I have to drop everything I was trying to accomplish and go do the new stuff". If, like me, you're not hard core enough to make sure you get all your old "to do" lists completed before a new patch comes out, you feel like you're continually behind the eight ball and trying to catch up, which is not a feeling I like to have.
Mar 6th 2011 6:02PM I don't think "anachronism" means what you think it means.