Jul 7th 2009 3:53PM Lame.
Better getting no new posts than repeats/summary or shoe-related ones. Are you guys running out of ideas?
Here is a list for you:
- A 3.2 guide to spell rotation for hunter for 5 man and raid (with specific idea on certain bosses)
- Best money-making dailies
- Weekly prep for raiding (scrolls, flask, feast) and the price tag.
- Spirit and Mp5 for resto druid in the wake of an innervate modif.
- Lore listing. Who have we seen so far in WoW and who haves still to show up.
- How to get the best dps out of your class, from basics to tailored-dps. Aoe vs single target dps.
... to name a few.
Jun 18th 2009 11:28PM " people that put in time and effort into the game are unhappy that their time has been wasted. People "who" do nothing are happy that they will be "given" rewards they have not earned. "
This is wrong for so many reasons. Stating that people who do not raid 25 man do nothing and that hardcore raiders put time and effort "into the game" doesn't even make sense. There is no grand goal in wow that raiders make us all get closer to.... its just people playing, everybody its own way... Enjoy your way of playing, if it is hardcore raiding good for you, but dont try to impose your way of thinking or playing to other people.
How come doing 5 man to get rewards is synonym of being "given" rewards? Why do you think 1 hour spent in H HoS is less valuable than 1 h spend in Uldar. Every player has his own system of values and not sharing it doesn't give you the right to impose yours. Such intolerance is sad in the RL, keep it out of wow.
If you think your time is wasted playing wow because some non-raider players get some high level gear as well, that is really sad. I never realized how much some raiders are whiners and QQers. If raiders want to be seen as the "real wow players" they better get a more noble attitude and lead by example. My respect for hardcore raiders dropped quite a bit just reading that post.
I cant wait to start getting some new upgrades in Uldar and in 5 man.... so happy.
Jun 18th 2009 8:24PM Why would your raiding experience be affected with other people having the same shoulder than you without having done the same raid? I would think you love raiding for the fun of raiding not for having exclusive tier gears. I respect your point of you but also feel having the mass enjoy all aspect of the game shouldn't make hard core raiders feel frustrated, but rather happy that more people can have good time and good gear.
"Do they not realise they are playing russian roulette with this game. The day guilds like mine start to exodus, WoW is over."
I would be curious to know what is the % of hard core raiders in WoW... I bet WoW will survive that exodus... bad content and other good MMOs will be the end of WoW. Too bad tho, I like checking you guys' gear when u are in Dal, not jealous, just curious.
Jun 18th 2009 8:02PM You are so right.
If u raid just to show up the gear that no one else has that sounds very sad. Its a game, not a fashion show. Define who you are and how good of a player you are by acting nicely and being helpful with other players not by comparing ur ilevel set to others.
Hard core raiders will still have the non-tiered gear from raids to distinguish themselves if they really want, so chill and be happy for the people that will wear nice looking tier shoulders while not having to buy into the large raiding guild format.
I love nice gear but I would trade all my epic gear for having more often some good fun playing wow with friends.
Jun 18th 2009 7:45PM Excellent news, I just posted a reply earlier today on another post asking exactly for that...
This will create a great incentive for doing instances with guildies daily, which will be more fun than daily quests and will make people feel less burned out from playing WoW.
This will also make raid progression more streamlined, not having to do 20 times the same raids to get all the gear u need but 10-14 time instead, which is plenty.
Also, farming emblems with the aim of getting some really good gear is fun, less of a committment (25 man PUG are so often boring and simply aimed at loot), while 5 man guild run with vent can be fun and entertaining.
Thanks Blizz, great move.
Jun 18th 2009 3:20PM Bear went from being a competitive tank pre-3.1 to be marginally effective post-3.1. This block buff will clearly put bears as the last choice for tank selection. Lucky healing is still fun.
Jun 18th 2009 1:11PM Blizzard will have to do something drastic soon if it wants to keep the number of subscribers as high as today. The number of players feeling burned out is increasing a lot (just talk to your guildies and you will realized it a popular feeling).
The pleasure of playing wow has naturally decreased, as anything you do over and over, but the excitement is regularly renewed for 1-3 months after an extension and for a week or two after a good patch. This leaves a lot of time for people to go back to a cruising mode when regular raiding bring some fun but never the real excitement of discovering and playing well developed new content.
I don't see how blizzard can fix that easily since they can’t produce new content often enough to keep people excited all the time. They will have to decide 1) to leave the game slowly decline with average investment to have a healthy cash flow for the next 2-3 years, or 2) change the game enough to create some long lasting new challenges and experience (e.g. new classes, old world content reshaped and updated, monthly patches with new content, completely revamped graphics/textures, etc).
Something else that could help is to create 5 man instances that are truly exciting and worse the time invested by adding good end-game loots that may need more time to get than 25 man. I love to play with guildies, but weekly raiding doesn’t fix that need, especially for a small guild where often 2-6 people are online during the week. I have no problem seeing hard core raiders getting the best gear quickly, but I would be excited to be able to get that kind of loot by running heroic 5 man instance often. If the H daily had the highest badge type accessible you would see more people playing WoW regularly.
I read that WoW2 is not planned by Blizzard but at this stage they should not play safe but invest in such a project. Most WoW players would transfer to a WoW2, not all will stay for a WoW1 v.4.0. WoW is for the 1st time at risk of seeing a decline of the number of subscriber (if not already) which will increase with new games like Diablo3 and potentially some good new MMO (Swtor?). The mystery new blizzard MMO in the pipeline could also challenge WoW popularity.
Leaving wow for good won't be easy, especially the good friends made there, but when you (the player) have to make real efforts to find reasons to play it shows a real problem, which won’t be solved by episodic leaves or rerolling new toons. I am tired of logging and running around Dal while waiting for some motivation to appear, dragging me to a PUG H VoA, an H OS or random dailies. I end up now often logging off after 10 minutes. I am sure playing feral with new forms will be fun for a couple of days, and the new battleground and instance will be fun for a week or two, but it all feels like small bandages on an overall declining experience. I can predict a lot of players will quite soon, only to come back to WoW when new expansions are out and stay for 3-4 months before leaving again which this will be the end of many guilds.
Jun 5th 2009 12:41PM The fur/air color associated with bear/cat combo colors might be ok but I suspect this is going to create an homogenization of druids rather than create more diversity as intended by blizzard by adding new feral textures.
I bet we will have 80 % of tauren having a black fur and 80% of Nelf having blue hair... So now instead of having all tauren bears and cats and Nelf bears and cats looking the same, we will have most Tauren with black fur, black bear/cat and most Nelf with blue hair and black bear/cat....
Time will tell.
I love my fur color atm and I would hate to see all Tauren looking like me just because blizzard badly design the new feral color selection process.
I hope I am wrong.
BTW, complaining is every body's right and does make the world better if done in a constructive and non malicious way.
Jun 4th 2009 2:59PM Nice new cat forms fellow NE druids. Congratulation.
The disparity between cat/bear tauren and NE forms is gone for the better and, as a tauren druid, I am please with all the new forms.
To comment specifically with the cat forms (tauren and NE) I would agree with a lot of comments regarding the ankle straps that are not that great. The claws are also not very cat-like and need to be either extended or have a concave base to look more aggressive... Check RL cat claws and you will see the problem there.
Overall the comments over the last 2 weeks on the 4 new forms are positive, which, I hope, will push blizz to invest even more resources to other new designs (lock pets, tree, moonkin, ...). There was more buzz about the new feral forms than I have seen for a while in the wow community. Such cosmetic character updates are easy and are refreshing while waiting for more substantial new content.
Thanks designers, I cant wait to try new forms...