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Blizzard giving StarCraft 2 players 30 days of WoW {WoW}

Apr 22nd 2011 7:18PM I currently don't have an active script to WoW atm, because I'm bored with it. I can't raid anything more than the occasional Baradin Hold because of time constraints and a constantly shifting work schedule with different start times and different days off practically every week. And I don't do arenas or rated BG's because I *despise* pvp. As a result, I've progressed my main toon as far as I can get them without raiding, aaaaaand... Im done until 4.1, possibly even 4.2. I think a lot of people are experiencing this as well, since raids are absolutely not puggable with any degree or reasonable chance of success, people are grinding out their reps, getting some decent gear, some purples from rep and then... quitting... because theres nothing else to do.

15 Minutes of Fame: Air Superiority Squadron's Tenj takes ganking to the skies {WoW}

Apr 21st 2011 3:05PM @ Caz Part of the reason for playing a druid in pvp is the fact that you have lots of escapes!

Drama Mamas: Sexist jerk or personality conflict? {WoW}

Apr 19th 2011 6:19AM TLDR: Start shopping for a new guild.

Bashiok comments on WoW's difficulty, accessibility {WoW}

Apr 12th 2011 7:41AM The current tier of content isn't quite as accessible as it was at the end of wotlk, but we do have to think about some of the changes that were made to the game.
If you were in a guild that could only field a 10 man raid in wrath, you could pug a 25 man and get gear a half tier higher and outgear the content for your role. EVERYONE did this unless they were in a strict "10 man only group" where they weren't allowed to use gear from outside the current difficulty level.
I admit that even I did that for every tier of raiding in wrath because my guild at the time couldn't field a 25 man roster but had more than enough people for a 10 man.
I quit that guild after wotlk since it kinda went BOOM with drama and such about a guildy ninjaing a raid lockout and getting a kingslayer with group of people from a more hardcore guild. I server transferred and joined a huge social guild (Taint) which has been a much better and fun experience for me, plus there are actually people online when I play, which is late at night, because of my work schedule.
Anyways, this served to make 10 mans much easier than they were supposed to be.
Imagine doing ICC 10 in ONLY gear that you could get from icc 10, with no 30% buffs, it would probably be decently difficult.
NOW - you cant pug a 25 man to get gear to help with making a 10 man easier, because you only have one raid ID for an instance per week and they both drop the same item level so it doesn't matter anyways.
Once we get the 4.1 heroics that allow those of us who are somewhat behind the curve to get better equipped we will likely see some pugs for the cata 4.0 raids (even if its only a few bosses in each one)

Patch 4.1: Blizzard unveils dungeon finder Call to Arms {WoW}

Apr 7th 2011 5:37AM The reason why everyone has a horror story about bad DPS in pugs is because, by and large the good players are in decent guilds where they do the content together (as full or nearly full groups) and the baddies are guildless or are in bad guilds.

Arcane Brilliance: The new and improved arcane tree in patch 4.1 {WoW}

Mar 13th 2011 11:19AM Im pretty sure Arcane is doing *ok* right now when played properly.
I enjoy managing my mana return cooldowns and such to maximize my damage output, and in my last BH 25 man (it's the only raid I do because I have to pug due to my work schedule) I was 4th or 5th dps at 15.6K behind 2 hunters and another mage.
In heroics, Im always top at around 13 - 14k. I think its ok. Could it be better? Probably, But im not progressing 25 Man Hard Modes, so I'm having fun.

Patch 4.1 PTR patch notes update for March 9 {WoW}

Mar 10th 2011 1:30PM Except that as a holy priest if you were not using chakra in your normal healing routine, you were intentionally gimping yourself, since the way I understand it from reading about the QQ that lead to these changes was that in order to be *equal* to the other classes in throughput you needed near 100% uptime on chakra.

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: Genesis of the Infinite Dragonflight {WoW}

Mar 7th 2011 10:50AM Jaina Proudmoore is in charge of everything.
Alexstrasza is in charge of everything and really wants to rule azeroth *muwahahaha*

The Queue: Voynich bin ein Berliner {WoW}

Feb 13th 2011 2:08AM Kalec is a dragon, not an elf, therefore, he can use any human form he wants.

The Queue: Dances with cats {WoW}

Jan 10th 2011 6:53AM It was done for the purpose of the game mechanics, because in WC3, IIRC, the Sunwell was much closer to silvermoon city proper, but was in fact on an island off the coast from the city in a place known as the Sunwell Grove.