May 21st 2011 12:07AM Lord have mercy! Maybe you should just do away with Druids. Just reading this mess makes me dizzy and they expect us to play and put up with this goofy system? Give me a break! Whoever it is at blizzard who's making up this crap needs to have his head set straight, who's he trying to impress?
May 15th 2011 2:52AM I'm what most of you would refer to as a "senior player". I have never belonged to a guild until recently. I read Wow Insider all the time, I expecially enjoy "Know Your Lore" with Anne Stickney and Matthew Rossi, and of course the "Drama Mama's" . I'm not the best player in the world, mainly because my reaction time is a bit slow, but I've leveled up (not all the way up) several toons. My guild is the Insiders. I'm very happy there because no one pressures me to raid or do things that would show how truly inept I am as a player. I love the professions, I love to do the dailies and quests. I'm not sure I'll every be able to do or see a lot of the end game, but I do have fun. I love to watch the chat and congratulate the players when they get achievements or level. It's amazing that they are all such fine players and I take great joy in their achievements.
It would be nice if players showed a little more courtesy towards each other. Even little things like not standing on top of the quest giver with your drake, or running around killing all the quest trophies so that other players have to wait for them to re-spawn, but those are little things. I think being verbally abused by players I don't even know is totally out of line. I make it a point never to interfere with anyones game play or to slow them down by getting in their way. (I used to play a lot of golf, and you always let the faster golfers "play through".) I think the worst experience I've had is in the battlegrounds. After being called the "n" word, and other expletives for not being properly geared, and being lectured in an unconscionable manner I actually lost my temper. I suggested that the young man who couldn't write or spell, take his KKK tier gear, and go give his advice to someone who cared. I was upset that I actually allowed this person to anger me, and it took some time before I returned to the game. This game should be fun, I pay my $15. a month like everyone else, and I certainly didn't deserve to be treated this way. I actually didn't do anything wrong, he just didn't like the way I was geared. Seems like we all have to start somewhere, you can't earn that gear overnight. If he didn't want me to play in his group because of my gear, he could have asked nicely and I would have understood. However, it seems like a good leader could figure out how I might fit in, as opposed to humiliating me so that I would leave.
But now, I'm a member of the "Insiders". I feel like I'm part of a nice family of great players who treat me very well. I don't think there is anyone in this guild who wouldn't help me if I asked, that my friends, makes this game worth playing.
Dec 27th 2010 3:53PM Merry Christmas!
Oct 13th 2010 1:25AM I noticed the balance tree you're using isn't the one in the 4.01
I've got 26 points to spend any rec's
Mar 16th 2010 11:24PM This is so great! I'm over 60 and have been playing wow for a while. I've solo'd (no guild) to level 49 (almost 50). I have had some help from my son who also plays wow. I'm so happy to see that I'm not drowning in a sea of 14 year olds LOL.
I thought about letting Johnny know that I could post this article to AARP and we'd probably get a lot of new players!!!! (giggle)
Mar 10th 2010 2:31PM Wouldn't it be cool if we could give kudos that would count. Perhaps a little box pops up before you leave that allows you to rate your fellow players. I think it would be great to be able to reward these players.
Nov 16th 2009 12:05AM I knew I shouldn't have commented, because I knew this is the answer I would get..........I hope someday you'll realize just how many people play this game solo.
I think you would be surprised. It's isn't that I don't want to be sociable, but I don't consider myself that good as a player, and would be terribly worried about letting team mates down. If I took your advice I guess I would just quit, but I enjoy this game, and I pay my fees just like you,so I think I'll stay.
Nov 15th 2009 10:16PM Here's something that could be addressed. In Warhammer I have yet to run into a quest line I can't finish because I'm a solo player. I have never run into a quest line I can't complete because I'm solo. Instead they have public quests.
I'd be happy if Wow would just make a few adjustments for the solo player. If a quest line requires a group to complete they should tell you in the beginning. It's really irritating to do several quests in a line only to find out you can't get to the end. That really sucks!
I know it would be asking too much, but it would really be great if they could adjust the instances or quests for the number of players.........that would be so very cool.
Or, if you're solo, maybe they could lend you some NPC's!!! LOL, might as well wish for the moon!
Nov 12th 2009 1:06AM Well, hope this works!!!
Oct 15th 2009 2:16AM What was the name of your guild? Just want to make sure I have you on the proper list. I really hate it when someone gloats about how good they are at the expense of another player. You could have just said something to him personally, you didn't have to put it up on the blog. I think perhaps you should step back until you get your ego under control.