Mar 7th 2012 10:06AM No, no, no...
It was always Sheep the Star...
IE: Kill Skull, X is next, Sheep the Star, Sleep the Moon (moon being identified with druids, eg: Hibernate), Trap the Square (Blue = Ice = Ice trap), Fear the Diamond (Purple = Warlock), Hex the Green (Green = Frog) and Sap the Orange (Orange = Juice = Sap...sorta :P )
Can't remember what we used for Repentence? Oh wait...we didnt have Ret pallies in Raids in those days :P
Feb 23rd 2012 12:51PM My most memorable was at the end of TBC, when the Paladin Ret spec got Seal of the Martyr, and was basically unstoppable. Someone on the server managed to get 30-40 pala's together and we spent nearly a whole day in the battlegrounds together. We werent all Retribution, but had a good mix of all 3 specs. The WSG run was my favourite of the day - 8 ret palas and 2 holy running around with the flag in the middle (cardinal sin in WSG i know), for nearly an hour lol. The 15man zerg of Drek in AV was also a shock to the Hordies too:P
The following day saw someone get a 40man pala raid together and basically demolish Org and TB.
They were fun times.
Think we played a small part in the Nerfbat being weilded at the end, at least thats my claim to fame anyway :)
Feb 21st 2012 9:51AM Here's my tuppence worth:
Paladin - Human and Blood Elf - Both Races have an Esprit de Corps, which is fundamental in the ideology of the races. Strong, Committed, Assertive Protectors and Defenders of their worlds. They possess leadership skills, along with a degree of empathy and chivalry, traits other races seem to lack.
Hunter - Dwarf and Troll - These races have an affinity with there natural surroundings, with instinctive curiosity and a connection to the beasts that roam the lands.
Druid - Tauren and Night Elf - An obvious choice really. Their connection to the land, sea and air, as well as all living things that occupy those domains, make these races the natural choice for this class.
Warrior - Worgen and Orc - Both these races scream Warrior to me everytime I look at them. Rampaging, Axe wielding vanguards, that can and will demolish everything in their path without the slightest remorse or regret. Basically do what a warrior is supposed to do. They are not the leaders of a fighting force, but the Fist that smashes, when pointed in the right direction.
Mage - Blood Elf and Gnome - These would be my choice for this class, altho you can argue that Human should be in there too. The Gnome race are pesky, and have a trouble making, -"Lets see what happens when we blow this up?" - kind of attitude, which is well suited to Mages in my eyes. Blood Elves do seem to have an affinity with the Mystic and also have a mischievous edge to their mentality.
Warlock - Undead and Human - Undead seems an obvious choice, with there deep dark desire to corrupt all before them. Human also, are prone to a bit of corruption themselves...
Rogue - Undead and Nightelf - The 'Sneakyness' of these races lends itself well to the Rogue class (or the Rouge class as most like to call it). Keeping in the Shadows and striking when you least expect it, is within the makeup of these races.
Shaman - Troll and Dwarf - Again, as I said above, the affinity these races have with their surrounding makes for the Ideal Shaman.
Priest - Night Elf and Undead - I chose these because they seem to be the Ying and Yang of the Priest class. The 'bringers' of life (Holy Night Elf) and the 'takers' of life (Shadow Undead). The Black and White of Life and Death as we know it. No other classes would suit these roles more.
Deathknight - Human and Orc - The lore of the Deathknight really lends itself to these races. They are the 'Fallen', the Soldiers that have succumbed or sacrificed themselves, in order to become more powerful than the other. The ultimate conflict that has driven life on Azeroth, has always been between Human and Orc, and both races will do anything to try and best the other - even selling their soul for ultimate power.
And finally, you will have noticed that I have left out Dranei and Goblin. Well, the only thing I would use a Dranny for is my Sexy Female Scantily Clad Jaw Droppingly Gorgeous Bank Alt, or the Green Slimy Money Grabbing Con-Artist Bank Alt :P
Feb 4th 2012 1:16PM Gratz to Owen and Ben, a truly amazing feat.
It just goes to show that a simple thing as beleif in your abilities, means you can achieve the most improbable things.
/salute to Owen. I have a great deal of respect for anyone that is willing to help without question or complaint. You Sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
/bow to Ben. My thoughts are with you mate (from one squaddie to another). The one true constant I have experienced in my life, is that irrespective of where they are from, or where they serve, you can never underestimate a Soldier. The determination, enthusiasm and drive they have is simply second to none. I spent 25 yrs in the British army, the last 2 years with the use of just one arm, having been injured in Afghan. I thought I would never play wow again (a game i loved for the last 6yrs), but with a bit of grit and will power, i am able to overcome some of the things i thought would be impossible.
My difficulties seem nothing compared to what Owen and Ben have to face, and I hope that both of them enjoy many years of WoW. Finally, it would be nice to see Blizzard implement something in-game to recognize these two awesome individuals.
Feb 4th 2012 10:23AM The biggest Chore for me is Dailies for Reputation. I have done all the stuff to get me the exalted title (currently sitting at 48/50 atm), but through all the grinding, the ones i hated the most were the Daily Rep grinds. I don't mind doing dailies to unlock further quests, or doing dailies for an item/mount, but when its just doing dailies for rep, and all you see is "You have earned 42 reputation points for Faction X"...its really soul destroying when you know you have tens of thousands to go till you hit the top.
I think my least favorite from recent times was the Tol Barad grind. Before that, probably Argent tournament and before that, Netherwing.
It would be nice to see a change to the Reputation gain system, perhaps making quests the only way to gain rep. It would put a bit more interest and fun into gaining rep, and also would increase the number of people doing quests, and hopefully learning more about the Game, their Character and the Zones.
Jan 3rd 2012 10:56AM My main is my Paladin, Triarius. He's the first character I started with on wow, back in the last quarter of Vanilla. Not having done much RPG or any MMORPG before WoW, the Paladin seemed an obvious choice for me as a RL Soldier. He's the character that has all the achievements, mounts, pets gear, gold etc, and is the character I level 1st through expansions/patches. Having said that, over the last 6 yrs i have enjoyed all other Characters, and now have 85s' in Druid, hunter, lock, shaman, Dk, Mage, Warrior and priest (can't seem to get the hang of Rogues). I also have a duplicate Horde paladin on another server, and another low level Alliance pala somewhere else with heirlooms, that i tend to use when i want a break from the "Trade Trolls" on my current server :P
May 16th 2011 10:40AM In Wrath, I liked the idea of completing a Quest line in order to get a truly unique Item, such as the Battered Hilt gave us. It allowed any player casual or otherwise, the chance to gain a very good item, for a degree of time spent, which is after all what Blizz are after. Incorporating a new 'Epic' quest line would be something I would welcome. This could then lend itself to upgrading it through a final legenday quest line (for those that raid), and produce a Legendary version of the original epic item.
This would allow all players a chance to achieve something, no matter what their playstyle or commitment.
The current Legendary Quest line for Dragonwrath (implementation not withstanding) really only allows those people in good raid guilds to get anywhere near obtaining the item.
In a way, it is forcing people to spend even more time in game, and perhaps neglecting other areas of their lives. Blizzard even encourages players to take the game in moderation, through their load screen hints etc. Placing a Legendary Questline in the game, and only allowing the spoils to those 'Hardcore' raiders seems a bit hypocritical.
Blizzard has encouraged the 'new' casual way of playing, ever since the end of TBC really, and it still continues today. So lets have a questline thats open to all, with the choice of being able to take it as far as your playstyle/time commitment allows.
May 9th 2011 9:29AM For me, its about longevity. From the dawn of DOOM and the windows/pc revolution, I have been a gamer. There isnt much PC based RTS, FPS, RPGs that I havent played. From the shoot-em-ups of Doom and Duke nukem, to the Stealths of Thief(1,2,3), Strats of Total War, City Builders, and the inevitable RPGs of Morrowind, Neverwinter Nights, Fable etc. A friend of Mine introduced WoW to me about 6 motnhs before the release of Burning Crusade, and my first thoughts were "Ugh, too cartoony"..
I loved the FX of other games, but the one thing that let them down was longevity. So after much deliberation I downloaded the Trial about 3 months before TBC and immediately fell in love with it. It was a world that never ended, a game that had no bounds. Something I was not used too.
Over the years I have had success and failure with WoW, and have many times thought of leaving it, but I have never stepped away really. There have been times of absence, 4,5,6,7,8 weeks at a time, through work or whatever, but each time, I have either read, or watched something that has brought me back with re-energized enthusiasm.
To me, WoW is like a good book, the one that you just cant put down for any long period of time, with the bonus of never reaching the end. Yes there is the End-Game content as we class it, with raids etc, but there will always be something that still needs to be done: Faction Rep, Tradeskills, Gold generation, Achievements, Mounts and on and on.
There are many who slate WoW, and for them the love of the game is gone. Maybe they have moved to something better, but I can guarantee, 95% of them will still be thinking about something in WoW. The character they never finished, the new talent their Priest got and they never tried etc, etc.
So I guess I'll never leave it persay, just take the odd vacation everynow and again :)
May 3rd 2011 9:36AM I would be a Paladin NPC, giving out quests in the DK or Dranei starting areas. My first quest would be the "The Long Stand". I would send our would-be *cough* heroes out to the farthest reaches of Azeroth to speak to a Gnome, who would then tell them to "Wait here!, whilst I retreive what you seek!".......Hopefully their account would have run out by the time they had realised what was up..:P
Apr 26th 2011 11:31AM I was once in a raid guild a couple of years ago, and our guild leader was a young lass from france. Everybody had become used to her voice (altho the lads did create there own ladswholovethegmsvoice /channel). I do remember disticntly tho, that during one of our Hyjal raids, I was put in charge of something(HolyPala), and had to explain it over vent. All was going fine, however once i had finished speaking, She(the GM), chirped up and said "Merci , but could you say it once again please, I know the fight but I love the sound of your voice...mon cheri"....
The awkward silence that followed stays with me to this day lol.