Apr 23rd 2010 3:35PM I apologize for using the term 'fan boy addicts' in my last comment. It was inappropriate and rude. I know how vehemently the vast majority of WoW.com readers defend Blizzard no matter what they do. Guess I was just pre-emptively being defensive.
As the end of the expansion draws near Blizzard is coming up with any gimmick they can think of to keep people 'pony'ing (get it, ha) their $15 monthly subscription fees to play the same old content we have ALL run again and again (ad nauseum). My opinion is that rather than finding slightly altered ways to play the same old content over and over we would be better served doing something else instead.
Apr 23rd 2010 2:37PM Why else do people run the heroics everyday? For their badges, which is something they feel they need to do to get shiny new gear. Hardly anyone is actually 'enjoying' the daily heroic grind at this point. C'mon seriously... Once you've killed the same bosses for the millionth time the allure kind of fades. Which is what this article is about. Finding a new way to make the same old repetitive content somehow different and challenging so it isn't so boring. My opinion is that people should probably take a break from the game instead of chasing that same old boring carrot day in and day out. That's all. Wouldn't expect a bunch of fan boy addicts to understand.
Apr 23rd 2010 1:06PM Go ahead and downrate all you want but I am of the opinion that if the heroics are so mind-numbingly boring at this point that I need to come up with new ways to run thru the content in order not to tear my eyes out then I'd really rather log off the game and go do something constructive instead. Yk'now, like fly a kite.
Apr 16th 2010 3:49PM I just wish Blizzard would spend more time trying to fix obvious problems in this sorely out-of-date busted ass game like say, Dalaran lag , or the horribly outdated player/environment skins, or glitched bosses/abilities/quests/etc. than on selling frivolous items to line their already overstuffed jewel encrusted pockets with even more money. Anyone who believes Blizzard has the player bases 'best interests' at heart or that they are a more 'ethical' company than any other video game developer is a fool. More power to them I guess. Who am I to say they shouldn't make as big a profit as they can. God bless Capitalism and all that crap. But personally? I think that carrot on the end of the stick is gettin awfully moldy and it don't look anywhere near as good as it used to. Thanks Blizzard for helping me to decide NOT to continue my subscription after the new expansion comes out.
Creating a product specifically to cater to human beings addictive predispositions, charging them a monthly fee to use this product they have already purchased and now adding a separate charge for 'instant gratification' (essentially useless) items on top of all that? Like Marlboro charging me for the tar left in my lungs and then adding a buck a pack extra for the cigarette filters cause 'they're sparkly'.
Thanks but no thanks.
(Now give me my godamn pony, I needs mah FIX!!!)
Mar 8th 2010 1:47PM Actually, because of Spiritual Attunement I usually don't bubble pally tanks, even when healing heroics as Disc. Most of the time a renew and well-timed penance is enough to keep them topped off anyways...
Feb 19th 2010 5:41PM Culling of Stratholme
◦Players may now skip the initial introduction dialog to this dungeon once they have completed it at least once.
Thank Freaking GOD!
Feb 11th 2010 5:27PM I'm sure it will never happen, but I think it would be absolutely incredible to have a PVP style war engaged for large portions of the world environment. Depending on what server you are on the Undercity might be left in the hands of the undead or taken back by humans. Similar to WG only with real and lasting impact. A once every three month battle waged perhaps? Just a thought.
And on that note... POWER TO THE FORSAKEN!
Feb 3rd 2010 5:38PM Couple questions unrelated tot he article, but one I haven't been able to find a definitive answer to elsewhere. On my combat rogue at what point should I switch my gems to Armor Pen? Cap is 1400 if I'm not mistaken, and I know it scales better the more you have, but as a very general rule of thumb how much should I have through gear alone before I switch out gems to stack it? Also, which is better to stack, attack power or agility? Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Jan 8th 2010 1:43PM Blizzard's customer service is hands down one of the best of any company I've ever dealt with. While I believe they could perhaps do more to come up with better ways to secure their servers, it is in NO WAY their fault that I had my account hacked. Of course they would like to shorten their queue times and pay less employees to deal with these issues! They are a business who's number one priority is to make a profit. Offering a cheap solution (in the form of purchasing an authenticator) to secure my account is more than most companies would do. Will I take the buy out? No of course not. I am just happy and quite frankly surprised they don't charge some kind of 'service fee' to restore my stolen items.
Jan 8th 2010 11:47AM I guess my point is that the article's stance on the issue plays the fine edge of a very slippery slope. Saying it's ok to need the item when you don't actually NEED it because it's extremely rare and worth a LOT of money? How rare does the item have to be? How much money does it have to be worth?
I realize I am taking the moral highground and were the occasion to arise where I had to make the real life choice to roll need or not in the same circumstance I'm not sure what my decision would be honestly. But the article is written (or so I thought) as a moral compass by which we as players should act when dealing with social interactions while playing WoW. As such, it should hold itself accountable to a higher ethical code.