May 25th 2011 3:59PM Guilty! I'm a definite closet RPer. My characters have background stories and personalities and I even write fanfic or journal entries about them. It's a lot of fun, even if I'm horribly shy about actually roleplaying in the game.
Apr 19th 2011 8:17AM My main account has never been hacked. I put an Authenticator on it anyway, just in case. I was an officer at the time and my GM insisted all officers have one after one of us was hacked and the gbank was pretty much wiped.
However, I had a second account that I toyed around with for a few months and then decided I didn't want to keep using. I shut it down last September. This was a changeover period for me. Not only was I shutting the account down but I was preparing to switch computers to the one I'm using now. Apparently I got some kind of virus on the old computer shortly before switching and they managed to get into my second account.
Not sure how this happened, since both accounts were connected to the authenticator (or so I thought). But they got into the second account and... found nothing they could use. I had deleted everything but a lvl 39 undead warrior who had all of 5 copper on her and no gear to speak of. So they created lvl 1s to use for trade chat gold selling spam, which got the account frozen eventually. I didn't even realize it till much later when checking alts on the new armory and realized I had this lvl 1 gnome rogue with a weird name on my account.
Somehow I couldn't help but laugh at the irony of breaking into an account that you can't pillage whatsoever.
Apr 4th 2011 4:29PM A little AH savvy and some copper pinching and making over 100k gold is fairly easy. I'm the glyph nut Basil mentions, willing to buy out his sale (usually with some exasperation) at his ridiculously low price and then turn a profit reselling that glyph.
Apr 4th 2011 10:36AM Agreed on the deep undercutting. On items that don't sell that quickly, deep undercutting is kinda silly. Someone has it at 120, why bother dropping it to 60g?
Also, AH campers aren't always sitting there on the edge of their seat, constantly scanning to see if they're undercut. I know when I'm doing my deep AHing, I spend maybe 5 minutes per hour actually at my seat for more than a few seconds. I'm reading a book, up moving laundry through the washer and dryer, fixing lunch or dinner, walking the dog, etc. Just because my toon is sitting there doesn't mean I'm actually at the keys 100% of the time.
Feb 17th 2011 5:01PM The LFD tool is just that, a tool, and Blizz is just trying to figure out a way to handle the more interesting exploits that are being abused. But what people are forgetting is that the tool isn't a right, it's a privilege. You do not have to use it to find a group and enter a dungeon, it's simply easier to use it. You can just as easily gather up a group of people off your own server, hand picked carefully and interviewed and inspected as if they were a potential raid or guild member, if you have lofty standards.
It'd just take longer, possibly longer than 45 minutes.
Jan 21st 2011 10:07AM Here's some additional pet peeves:
1. When the mobs are dead and you are standing there with 60% health (or whatever) and the healer is at 5% mana and sits down to drink, you sit down and eat. If there is a mage in the party who is kind enough to put a table down, that's when you grab a stack or two. Do not expect the healer to drink, top you off, then sit down to drink again. Unless, of course, you think you're entitled to slowing the group down further. (Hint: You're not.)
2. Another point about not being lazy. Don't sit there after a wipe and expect the healer (or other party member with a res spell) to resurrect you. Run in with the rest of the group. And when you do get inside again, see Rule #1.
3. Assume that the healer is obviously at fault and rage at him/her for a wipe or death. Or ragekick said healer from the group. Instead, take two breaths, calm down and then actually look to see why you or the group died. Learn from it, have some patience and keep plugging away.
Jan 3rd 2011 4:40PM Some other advice to DPS:
1. Bring health pots and bandages, and also put self healing abilities (if you have them) on your hotbar or somewhere you have access to them in an emergency. If you see the tank taking massive damage spikes and you're also being damaged at the same time, do something to help the healer by using one of the above mentioned items/abilities. If you are lucky enough to get a healthstone from a warlock, use it when you need to. If you still have the same healthstone when the dungeon is finished and you took massive damage spikes at some point that the healer had to heal you through, shame on you.
2. If you die or the group wipes, keep the sarcastic comments about the healer and/or tank to yourself. Analyze why you died and if it's something that you could have avoided, learn from it. If it is the fault of the healer or tank, be polite in telling them and offer advice, don't scream at them and call them names. If they won't listen to you or get abusive because you pointed out what they did wrong, that's on them. (And please, don't put up with abusive tanks-- or healers!-- because queue times are long. If they're being jerks, votekick them.)
As a healer, I know I was getting so exasperated because every time I'd get into something (Archaeology, working on crafting stuff, doing dailies) someone would toss me a ninja invite to a group or demand I heal for them. And I did it because I was one of only 3 healers at level 85 for about week. Healers. Tanks. If you are tired /don't give in/ like I did. It's a game, you deserve time off to do other things, too.
Jan 3rd 2011 8:14AM I've been a paladin since release and have gone from being a buffbot (PALADINS REBUFF!) in Molten Core to a flash of light nut in BC to a Holy Light spammer in WotLK and now this.
At first, yeah, I hated it. I'd already spent years playing a pally, adjusted to every nerf, buff, nerf, buff they applied to us and then they totally threw everything out the window and gave us this...
But you know what? I'm kinda liking it as I get used to it. That's the key though, taking the time to get used to it, practice with it, adjust to it. And I realize that for some people, it's just not going to be their cup of tea anymore. Better to move on to another class, one that seems more exciting or is more your style of play.
So not all holy paladins are upset with the changes. Some of us have found that after some initial chafing the itch has gone away and we're more comfortable wearing this strange new burlap sack. After all, Blizz has made healing more difficult across the board. We're not the only ones suffering.
Jan 2nd 2011 8:42PM Commenting for great justice!