Dec 23rd 2009 6:01PM Possibly the best article title this year - thanks for the giggle :D
Nov 4th 2009 3:28PM You should really mention the fact that addons which install via a .exe, rather than a zip file, are a good way to install keyloggers and other nastiness on your machine, if you aren't 100% confident in the source of the file.
I know people "should" have authenticators, but plenty of folks don't, and we are talking about rookies here, so it's best not to assume that they know how to protect themselves.
Oct 12th 2009 11:50AM @RedMosquito - did you click/mouseover the "Mr. Belt" link? I'm not sure how well that particular insult carries over to the US, but as a Brit, I laughed out loud :)
Aug 7th 2009 8:24PM @usagizero
Yes, you're missing the fact that most of this article appears to be whining about the fact that Blizzard might occasionally cater to people who don't choose to play the game the same way the writer does.
Anyone who thinks "casuals" are going to be feverishly running Heroics every day to get new gear is an idiot. Most likely, it's because they can't actually understand that some people think there are more worthwhile things to get out of WoW than shiny epix, so they assume that anyone who isn't in a hardcore raiding guild must secretly want to be, but their gear or skill level is stopping them from playing WoW "properly"...
Just read the last paragraph of the article, the writer's opinions are pretty clear.
Jul 25th 2009 3:25PM @Shoryu
Ah, ok, sorry about that then! If rage doesn't drop, I'm not sure how warrior DPS are at much more of a disadvantage than other melee DPS on movement fights? I guess rogues and feral druids get to regen their energy bar, but other than that, if you can't hit it, you can't hit it, so why is this a bigger issue for warriors?
Regardless, changing the mechanic of the stance to one that increases rage (similar to another poster's talent-based suggestion) might do the trick?
Jul 25th 2009 2:58PM I've not played a warrior, so this may be a silly idea. But if one of the problems is losing rage due to movement in boss fights, maybe a new stance might help? Something that warriors could switch into when forced to run around, that keeps your rage from dropping while you get out of the fire, but lowers your DPS while in that stance?
It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to justify that in game terms. It could be called "Vengeful Stance" or something like that, in which the warrior focusses his thoughts on his anger, refusing to let the passage of time dilute his feelings of rage towards his enemies.
Obviously this doesn't address the gear-level issues, and I've no real clue if it would actually help or not on movement-based fights - any DPS warriors care to comment?
Jun 4th 2009 7:59PM I'm pretty surprised by the generally positive responses, but hey, everyone has their opinion and I guess mine is in the minority. Personally, I think the models themselves are alright, but too bulky for my tastes - would prefer something leaner and meaner, and more fierce-looking.
But seriously - what the heck were they thinking with that necklace? It just seems so obtrusive, and out of place, like the designers just didn't know when to leave well enough alone. I'm guessing if you zoom in on the necklace, it says "Hi, my name is Cuddles! If found, please call Ghostcrawler on 555-NERDRAGE".
I wonder if they'll add a nice little jangling noise when we're in stealth, from that necklace scraping along the ground while we try to creep up on things :(
Apr 17th 2009 3:58PM There was a bug post-patch where some Druids had 72 talent points, so maybe they picked up a lot of their stats before that was fixed?