Mar 28th 2012 11:44AM Regarding Wheel of Time, the first four books are great, then you slog through about 5000 pages of nothing happening until it finally starts to get a little interesting again.
However, if you're mainly looking for a vast number of words to read, this is perfect.
Mar 27th 2012 2:46PM Your complaint has absolutely nothing to do with the looting changes or this article.
The problem you state can occur now on live and these changes do nothing to address that. Obviously in your scenario if the group wipes on the boss the afk-ers can then be voted out and replaced, that dosn't change.
If you see an issue with a particular player's bad behaviour, put in a GM ticket with all relevant information. You will not be informed if any action is taken by the GM, but it's a necessary step if you believe action should be taken.
Mar 27th 2012 2:33PM The valor change dosn't seem like a good idea to me either. It's great for raiders who have no need to buy any gear from the vendor. For them being able to power up their already powerful gear is perfect. Maxing your valor every week will definitely be a requirement for heroic raiders.
It's not a great change for non-raiders and alts. The valor vendor used to be how you got your toons raid ready or even heroic instance ready. It's much less exciting to get a small stat boost on weak gear.
Mar 25th 2012 12:13AM I think it was more an issue of Wintergrasp and Tol Barad being extremely hard to balance properly. They either have to allow everyone in like Wintergrasp which creates huge imbalance for the more populated side, or restrict it like Tol Barad, which leave most people on the more populated side unable to play. Last option is to rig the victory conditions so the attacking team usually wins, which is less than ideal also.
I think their plan is to have a capturable world hub similar to Halaa in Nagrand. That fits more into their open world pvp plan.
Mar 24th 2012 11:42PM Is a knockdown still a stun that can't be broken with a pvp trinket?
Mar 21st 2012 12:19PM After the sacking of Theramore, Jaina asks for the fleet that she so desparately opposed before. Varian leads this fleet to the gates of Orgimmar to finally end the orcish threat once and for all. Garrosh chugs a mug of demon blood, turning red, and charging out to HULK SMASH the alliance fleet. Unfortunately it works a little too well, and heroes of both sides have to take him down.
Feb 29th 2012 1:21PM You sound like a prime candidate for the Loremaster title. Just go to each zone in the game and do all the quests there. If you're already max level this should take you less than a hundred hours. There are even addons available if you get stuck trying to find the last couple quests in a zone. It's a lot easier now than it used to be tracking those down.
Plus it's a lot more intertaining than the hundred hours you'd spend grinding up the fishing title.
Feb 28th 2012 1:17AM Whenever I see 50+ stacks of ore on the AH posted at a low price in the morning, I just assume someone left their gathering bot program running overnight. However, on a low pop server there are a lot fewer people buying the gold that these botters sell, so you'd expect there to be less gathering bots running. I will accept that it's possible that it was done manually but it seems unlikely. When I do my own gathering I average maybe 12 stacks an hour, and I get bored long before a couple hours pass.
As a crafter, a large part of my profits rely on access to large volumes of gathered materials at low cost. This means the more botters on my server working the better it is for me and my customers. High pop servers mean more people buying gold, which means more rich customers, which leads to more botters selling them gold, which means more raw material supplies for crafters. It's a win-win system.
Feb 27th 2012 1:58PM I remember that. They want you combat spec for heroic Halfus since it does crazy high damage on that fight. Then they want you sub spec for heroic V&T, since it makes that fight a lot easier. If you normally play assassination, you're kind of stuck. Luckily heroic Halfus was easy enough that a special spec wasn't absolutely required.
Feb 27th 2012 1:36PM At least that way you won't have to worry about being sat the next week. You can't smoke a quitter.