Aug 25th 2009 9:32PM Without getting into a debate over the legality of private servers, I'd have to say that the experience on those servers is nowhere near the quality on the official Blizzard servers. For example, most of the mobs you fight on a private server are unable to cast spells.
Sure, it might be fun to get to 80 quickly and see what you look like with all the top tier gear, but while leveling, expect any caster mob you face to simply come up and whack you with their staff.
Also, there usually are quite a few spells and talents that simply do not work. The reason they have portals instead of taking boats and zeppelins is because that mode of transportation is extremely buggy and rarely works. The interviewee may make it sound like portals are a wonderful thing, but they are simply a workaround for not having the technology to make the game work as intended.
The only purpose I could see for rolling on a private server would be to check out what a class is like at max level before investing time into leveling a character on the official live realms. With a number of spells not working, this would be only an approximation of what it is like to play that class.
When it comes down to it, there is no sufficient substitute for playing on the official realms. Not only does the technology work as intended, but there is also a large community of other players to get involved with. Private servers may be fun to mess around with, but there is no way to match playing a game that 11 million other people subscribe to. The truth of it is that WoW alone is a mediocre game, but sharing that experience with a large community of gamers is what makes it one of the best games ever made.
Aug 15th 2009 4:32AM Probably misinformation. After the previous leaks, Blizzard is playing with us.
Datamined? Weren't Dwarf Mages in the Beta?
Aug 13th 2009 12:50PM @ Knyle2
Sounds like you should be writing your own blog instead of holding two pages of comments hostage in someone elses.
You could call it "Saddest Thing Ever."
Aug 4th 2009 7:28AM I just finished installing the update.
3.2 is out.
Aug 4th 2009 7:26AM Just finished installing the update.
3.2 is out.
Aug 2nd 2009 8:10AM Gnomish children at 11:30?
Probably amateur RPers.
Kids today are probably better typists at age 9 than half the adults complaining about them.
I've seen a few good examples already in this thread.
Jul 26th 2009 12:56PM I want Arthas to be freed and come back to kick Varian Wrynn's ass, becoming the king of Stormwind.
In my book, Varian just does not fit in as an Alliance leader.
We have Death Knights as a playable race now, which says that they are not a lost cause.
What better way to end the Wrath of the Lich King?
Jul 23rd 2009 8:01PM If you are affliction, shouldn't you be drain tanking with the Succy out?
It has been a while since I leveled my lock.
Jul 10th 2009 4:07AM I haven't used it since I switched out of BM, but it worked a few months ago.
It just doesn't work as an auto cast, so turn that off and do it manually.