Aug 29th 2009 8:43PM Hurray! Free WoW.com loot (maybe)!
any chance I can get to totally disturb the masses... :p
Aug 22nd 2009 1:05PM People bug me.
I love the thought of this new expansion. This is very much game changing, and for that reason, it's going to give me a very good reason to keep playing. currently, I have multiple 80s that have done basically all the content at 80 (and am now going back with a buddy to 2-man some level 60 stuff like MC and AQ20), and I'm starting to get... well, bored. It's a huge game, and I won't for a moment say that I have done everything. at all. I really haven't ever leveled alliance, for instance.
I'm also tied down to my current guild as their leader; it's really sort of a family guild, which I'm not sure I could bring myself to leave for a raiding guild; I myself am geared from ulduar, and could easily get into a raiding guild on my server... but I don't want to leave my guild behind.
Lately, I've been looking around at other games like Everquest, guild wars... all inferior games, honestly, and all games I don't think I would like as much as wow. I'm really looking for something new, different, and exciting.
Well, Blizzard just gave me a new and exciting game, and I already own it.
I LOVE this. changes to classes, changes to zones, changes to, well, bloody everything, and they all sound great. At this point, there isn't a single damn thing I disagree with or dislike, and it's going to give me a new start. I'm going to roll worgens and goblins to experience the zones, level my current 80s to 85, and bask in the newness of it all (maybe even roll a holy cow). The quests, the zones, the rewards, the professions... EVERYTHING is going to change, and I love it. I was debating whether or not to continue playing after my next game card died... well, this just solved my problem.
And on a serious note, to all of those bastards who think 'it's just azeroth, it's not worth paying for again'... go do something else with your life then troll. With all the awesome stuff going on, it's just not cool to have so many people sitting on their heels, bringing the atmosphere down... I swear, one more 'gg blizz' and I'm gonna punch someone.
Aug 17th 2009 7:51PM I'm a druid, and a while ago I was duel specced Feral DPS and resto. However, after having this conversation on multiple occasions:
'Hey, can you tank?'
'No, I'm resto and DPS though... need a healer?'
'Nah, we're full, just needed a tank, sorry.'
I decided to respec feral dps/feral tank. As a healer, I was bewildered... I was a DPS/Healer, and I wasn't being asked to heal, but rather to tank? I thought healers were rare...? but apparently not.
Aug 15th 2009 1:14PM I'm thinking Sindragosa will not be her own fight.
I also think that Arthas will likely not be sitting on his throne just waiting for us.
My thought is that we will be forced to decend to the throne, only to find an illusion of some kind. After it's dead, my thought is that we will go to the roof, or outside, or to a tower.... something of that nature, and fight a multi-phase fight, beginning with Arthas RIDING IN ON Sindragosa. They'll have an aerial phase, then perhaps arthas will get bucked and they'll begin fighting separately, but at the same time. After we kill Sindragosa (all the while, Arthas being a pain in the ass and likely mind controlling people and such), I think Arthas himself will be a few phases in length, perhaps something akin to KT, where when he gets low, he'll summon, say, his captains to deal with us while he recovers. When they're down, he'll come back with more health and bigger, badder abilities... possibly while IC is crumbling to the ground all around us, putting a timer on the encounter; not an enrage (he's already pissed at this point) but rather a timer for when we'll be crushed by rubble.
Aug 11th 2009 9:14PM I think with all the feedback being pretty much the same on both the forums and here, I think blizzard might have realized they made a bit of an error here.
I don't know about you folks, but I smell a 10-25 version of this boss coming down in Icecrown.
yeah, redoing an idea... whatever. They're going to have a minimum of 31 bosses... they'll need something to do ;)
Aug 7th 2009 8:23PM 'Item level 219 puts it right in line with regular Ulduar'
false, it's Ilevel 213. in line with 25 naxx or a KT drop... it's an interesting comparison between this one and the staff of the plaguehound for which is better for a hunter or a feral, for that matter... anyone have some insight?
Aug 1st 2009 12:32PM I think I might be a little bit outside of the age level you're referencing with this article, but I'm a guild master and a raid leader, and have been ever since wrath started. We're a raiding guild at this point, and we've covered naxx and ulduar (to a small extent, anyhow). I'm 17, and I lead all sorts from the age of 36, to mid 20s, to 14 and 13. I think that it's a little silly to limit people because of their age, simply because some younger kids are actually literate, and good at what they do. The ones who aren't, however, will give themselves away immediately.
For instance; a 5 year old isn't going to have a level 80. He going to be doing just what a previous poster said; running around and trying jump over walls... when he finds the duel button, he'll make judicious use of it, and when he learns the concept of trading, he'll bug people for money. He won't be in your raid group.
From an end-game perspective, it really isn't an issue, and more importantly, if you stay primarily in a place such as Dalaran, you aren't going to have those problems either. Does it affect low levels? Sure it does. Can it be fixed with an ignore button? Sure it can.
Unlike previous posters, I'm in a younger age bracket, and I take no offense to any articles that talk about how to deal with kids in game, or anything else. I've been in many guilds that supposedly had an age limit of 18+; in fact, a guild we're currently teaming up for naxx 25s with has the same limit. It's all in how you come off. If you're literate and make a solid impression in terms of maturity, they won't even ask your age. However, if u takl lik this, you won't make the same impression, and you'll likely be out of a guild. Literacy provides a stunning insight into who you're dealing with, and in many cases, it can determine exactly how you approach this situation of age.
Jul 30th 2009 6:44PM I'm the GM of my guild, and we are a casual raiding guild; we waited a long time to level people up (we didn't recruit 80s, we recruited lower leveled competent players, who grew into awesome people), and with several fresh 80s, we were looking to raid. We had had an unsuccessful pug OS a week previous, and we decided that we should just do it ourselves, seeing how it probably wasn't that hard.
The day came, and at the time we were supposed to go, there were only 8 of us online. I waited a little, looked through my pug options but then decided to just go for it... sarth no drakes isn't bad.
We killed each boss, slowly but surely. At this point there was worried chat occuring in /o, and we were all a little freaked because of how low the dps was (only 4 dps, and not ones in stellar gear). But, we got them all down and prepared for sarth.
We ran up, initiated the pull, and started just fine... until I hear one of our healers swearing in vent, followed by a DPS. I turn around, and I die. There was one trash group (group of 4: 2 blaze mistresses and 2 others) that we had left, thinking we didn't need to grab it, and it ran down and wiped us from behind. So, that in mind, we went around to where they were, buffed up, and wiped on them again... no sarth this time, just the trash. we repeated this about 4 times, and by the 5th time, nobody could keep a straight face. in vent, we were all crying with laughter; it's just silly at this point. we finally got them, and proceeded to take sarth on the first (real) try.
It's my favorite simply because even though we wiped repeatedly, even though if I was at all concerned with repair costs I would be fuming, I don't think I've laughed that hard in a long while, and it was with some of my closest guildies, who now form our raiding team. We make jokes in reference to that one trash pull that wouldn't die, occasionally.
Jul 30th 2009 6:31PM +1
I despise the drop rate on that mount.
Jul 29th 2009 7:51PM I think, Allison, that you started with a strong opening point, and I was excited to hear what you had to say, but then you veered off on what seemed to be a minor sub-point to the real issue:
Why do some people suck?
You're right; spirit is sort of a red flag, but I think it's only one of many, and certainly not the most glaring. While spirit is theoretically and mathematically much worse than other stats, there IS justification for it. If you have crappy regen, then you can gem for spirit, and while that probably isn't optimal, you have your reasoning. However, what about other signs?
I was in a pug naxx the other day with a DK. As a frequent raid leader, I have a habit of checking gear out on pugs, but since I wasn't leading or anything, I just quickly moused over things to see how many read 'hateful' or 'titan-forged', and if they were all purple, not really looking at the stats. This DK seemed competent enough; all named epics, no PvP stuff, all epics. After Anub'rekhan was down, however, it became apparent that 900 dps didn't match what his gear originally said to me. On closer inspection, he had geared, enchanted and gemmed for spellpower and intel.
Now, tell me, what raid leader would allow that? Better, who the hell told him to do that? Whatever the case may be, spirit is certainly a red flag, but I think that there are others that are bigger ones.
On a side note, I would also LOVE to read an article from you or one of the other bloggers about why people suck, and how they got that way. This article was almost there, but missed it by a bit.
Great reading nonetheless though :)