Oct 15th 2011 8:16AM Kind of reminds me of Shadowrun from back in the day. A beefed up version of D&D, but set in modern times.
Feb 12th 2010 1:22PM Yes I have to agree, very good advice. I have a few 80's but I currently play my DK as my main. I always played Blood kicking out some good DPS in 245 gear and higher. As my guild got into ICC and we started getting even better gear we saw some issues with some of our dps. I took it upon myself to do some research on how to better my DPS output so I respec'ed as Unholy and do alot better kicking out 6.9k-8k DPS with the amount of gear I have along with the two set bonus with the T10 gear I have. The guild officers in my guild are very proactive when it comes not only to playing there own toons but giving sound advice to other guild mates. I received a number of pointers that made me a better player with my DK due to that advice. I have seen other players refuse the advice and normal get taken off the raiding roster then after a while leave the guild. As players I feel it is important for us to try out best to maximize our class potential even if it means respecing our talents to best help the team in ICC progression.
Jan 20th 2010 2:04PM Honestly I never really understood Resilience. I mean I have over 1000+ Resilience but take so much player damage from Paladins and casters to me I might as well just wear my PVE gear when going up against them. I am intersted to see what these changes will bring. I don't PvP that often but I have taken time out to get the best stuff Blizzard has to offer as far as PvP gear goes. Never really so a difference though when going head to head with a Pally, mages and warlocks though. I really don't care to much for PvP in WoW, but I won't down it. I try my hand at it and have good days and some bad. Can't wait to see what the new Arena Seasons brings and really can't wait for the new Expansion.
Jan 13th 2010 10:54AM Eleph-
This is very sad you will have to run into players that are rude and so full of themselves. Since i play a DK and since DK's get a bad rap these are some of the comments I may get until the person sees that I know how to play the class both as a Tank and DPS. Eleph you and your lady keep doing what you are doing. Ignore the jerks and if you are the tank ignore the players that tell you to "gogogo". When I tank I feel I am the one who sets the pace not the healer or the DPS. I have only ran into 1 bad group of player using the LFG tool where I dropped out of the group. Other than that alot of the players I have PuGed with using the tool have been a bunch of good players even the ones less geared than others.
Jan 13th 2010 10:12AM I play a DK and have pretty good gear for both my DPS spec and Tank spec, i245 and higher. When I use the Dungeon Finder I mostly go in as DPS and wait the 15-20 mins. There has only been one time in a group that the "Tank" was in all DPS gear. So when I noticed this I told the group I would Tank and set the pace for the group. If I don't feel like waiting in queue I choose both Tank and DPS as my role, get a group, and 99% of the time I am tank which I have no problem doing. If I am DPS I have a rule I use for myself as a DK....I don't use Death Grip, I don't use Army of the Dead, and I don't use Death and Decay. I for one know my role as a DPS and let the tank handle the aggro buisness. If there are times where the Tank has died I through on the Frost presence summon the Army to handle things for the group and let the healer know I am taking over aggro heal the hell out of me because I know even though I maybe in frost presence I am still in DPS gear and will take large amount of damage. But if there is a druid in the group Battle rez works wonders and I can still in my role without jacking anything up for the group.
Nov 26th 2009 5:42PM Since the quest line is open for any player class type to do Blizzard made it where the finally reward will not just be the Sword.
[Quel'Delar, Might of the Faithful]
[Quel'Delar, Ferocity of the Scorned]
[Quel'Delar, Cunning of the Shadows]
[Quel'Delar, Lens of the Mind]
Those are 4 rewards to choose from after you completed the quest line.
Oct 2nd 2009 2:44PM Garrosh reminds me of a Leader that thinks Military might alone will win the day. Blind to the fact that even though strength and a Warrior spirit are good he needs to have a clear stategy on how to beat Arthas. I play Horde and enjoy doing so. Thrall is a strong leader and to me thinks very clearly on what needs to be done to defeat the Lich King. Even seems he is willing to form a temporary alliance with the Alliance to get things done. But Garrosh on the other hand seems like a young hot headed Leader that feels his people don't need anybody. How can a leader get bored with details on how to feed your Soldiers and supply them with the tools they need to win? Overlord Saurfand tried to point some important stuff out to this young Orc fool when the Horde Army first pushed up to Northrend but what did Garrosh do? He dismissed the Overlords advice stating when don't need any supplies our Warrior Spirit alone will when the day! To me that is the type of Leader I wouldn't follow! He doesn't care anything about his Soldiers well being. Only thing he seems to care about is defeating the Alliance. Yeah he is in Northrend to Command the Army to defeat the Lich King but I think he cares more for fighting the Alliance than anything else. Some Horde members may like Garrosh's style of Leadership but I for one don't care for it and would go my own way before following this dick head to my doom. Unless Blizzard does plan on making a personality change to Garrosh I would forever look down on him being considered the new Warchief come the new expansion. Sure some people in the Alliance have a closed mind too as well or are dealing with infighting that things can't really get done on their end either but at least there are some clearing thing Horde and Alliance members out there that know for a fact their organization alone can't win the day! Give me a Leader that puts differences aside and knows what needs to be done to defeat the likes of the Death god and the Lich King. Only time will tell how the world will be when Deathwing pops back on scene.
Oct 2nd 2009 2:05PM bigjonno thanks for your comment. i can totally relate to what you are saying. i am glad i found a guild where i am no longer the one leading raids/checking gear/or being spammed to death by members needing gear to move on to bigger and better raids. now I have a task and a role in my guild without being stressed out.
Oct 2nd 2009 11:04AM This is so interesting this article. Recently in the last few days I transferred to a different server and changed over to the Horde side due to problems in my old guild with Raid times and none progression. I was burned completely out after helping guild mates gear up, invested in Vent and a Guild website I just couldn't take the failures after 9 months of being patient. Listening to guild mates complaints that they wanted to do 10 man ToC or 10 man Uld when the fact of the matter was they couldn't even learn how to get pass 10/25 man Naxx or do any 10/25 man OS with drakes up was making this worse for me I was getting sick of WoW because it was like a full time job. Finally I talked with my buddy that plays on Spinebreaker who plays Horde and he gave me some sound advice. Come over his way and I will be more happy plus I will enjoy playing WoW again. So with that advice I made the change and that first night downed 25 man Ony and 10 man ToC with my new guild which my buddy is one of the Officers. Even got some nice up grades in Loot. So I got my brother to make the change the other day with me and now we are both enjoying our time on a new server playing Horde for the first time and around older mature players our age. So to wrap this up: Drama Mamas you made some sound advice. I did it days before this article even hit. Even though I left behind some good friends the stress is gone off my shoulders and I am once again having a good time playing the game and ganking Alliance on this PvP server I am on!
Jul 12th 2009 2:39AM So after reading all the comments and learning about Battle.net for months now I decided not to merge my WoW account with Battle.net. I feel no need to do so, only game I play from Blizzard is WoW. For those of you who play other games blizzard has made it seems like a good idea for you to merge your accounts with Battle.net. It seems from some to the post most of the bugs have been worked out so you shouldn't have a issue. If you are like me and only play WoW I say why bother getting a Battle.net account. I maybe wrong in my thought process but hey it's a choose. Anyway, thanks Alex for the info and keeping us up to date.