Nov 26th 2010 6:45AM Probably summat to do with the fact scribes wandering Outland and such are in no way inclined to pick herbs in Tirisfal, just to make more Moonglow Ink for vellums. They used to make level-appropriate ones out of the common herbs they were picking, but this is no longer the case. I have to rely on lowbie alts to mail herbs to my bank alt scribe in order to make vellums these days; this simply sounds convenient.
Feb 11th 2010 5:21PM *Thank you*. You did far better than I when the following slapped me in the face.. and that is why I read your work. ;P
"Ah, noobs these days. You don't need items, you just need to get to level 80 A.S.A.P. Then you get items."
"I haven't bought anything almost this whole time. Just grab stuff from dungeon drops and push to 80. Save as much gold as you can."
Thanks, peers: you rendered my purchase of The Burning Crusade almost worthless. And yet it's turned out so pretty.
My chief gripe is something most commenters seem to have ignored here. So what if there's an "established" PvP scene or "worthy" raids at 80? We're encouraged to ignore all this content we've paid for from levels 1 to 79, only to find that the endgame is populated by quite arrogant elitists. Just you try to last in a pick-up raid post-Wintergrasp, or even a heroic random dungeon, if you haven't taken the time to work your character's spell rotation out, find out which statistics they need to socket for, and how to play effectively with other character classes. In my case, I questioned all the rather too hurried levelling I'd been through until this point. I daren't imagine how much a waste it'd be if I'd *paid* for the character.
I feel like an idiot for having been so gullible of course, but nevertheless I felt burned. Glorious satires eases the pain. As does rolling seven alts, all of whom take their time over enjoying the content.
Jan 31st 2010 10:57AM I don't want to appear rude by butting in to the thread, but have you mentioned that to Enemy Unknown, the developers? They keep a feedback link for good reason - speak up and it's likely this very common feature will be looked at. Like Tateru says, it affects Facebook, Twitter and the like just as often, and in 'Avatars United''s case I can see just why they allow multiple registered names - both my SL and Eve Online avatars are called "Sinnyo Wirefly". Am I expected to change either one to adhere to a restrictive naming policy?
Jan 29th 2010 10:19AM I suppose I quite like the format, but the new content's the exciting part of course. Looks like a good venture!
Speaking as a British reader/viewer, though.. I can't really get past the fact "MMO Report"'s jingle is actually taken from ITN News, right down to the classic "News at Ten" Big Ben chimes. That was a little distracting. I wonder why they chose to do that...
Jan 28th 2010 9:24AM Cannot unsee!
Aug 11th 2009 10:00AM It surprises me greatly to see raid/instance groups manage to tolerate having to *heal themselves*. Surely you cannot expect a melee fighter to break from stabbing just to do the priest's job for themselves?
I invested in a Lightwell while thinking like a warlock, brandishing a Soulwell. In the rare instance where an enemy causes damage to the entire party and we have a moment to lick our wounds between pulls, I might consider dropping one like I would a Soulwell. Under no circumstances would I expect the party to find and use the device mid-battle, but as a source of health for times when the fighters might also consider eating or bandaging up, the Lightwell seems a very good choice. Mid-battle I'd always use Circle or Prayers of Healing. To ask otherwise seems.. risky.
Jul 25th 2009 9:51AM Actually, I disagree on a few points here. Whilst it's hard to deny that "Second Life" is the inspiration here, Linden Lab cannot hope to copyright or trademark the concept of a 'second life'. That seems to be what the singer's referring to, and what I and many others have referred to just as easily as they might a 'first life'. I say that I 'live a second life'. I do not say that I 'use "Second Life"' in general conversation, which is a direct reference to the software worthy of a trademark notice. I guess Linden Lab were always going to run into that annoyingly acute distinction.
As for the visuals.. a rock band going nuts in the psychiatric ward while they sing about escapism and abandonment of reality? Sounds like a pretty neat, if humourous mix to me. :)
Not that I mean to be pedantic to a mean degree!