Aug 13th 2010 11:37AM @Shy: Role Play!
The role: raid leader.
In other words, approach your first raid and the second, third, and ever after, prob. during Cataclysm if you are starting WoW now, as if you were going to lead it. Once you know what the various jobs are and how you'd task DPS, Healers, and Tanks for the fight (including required realtime communications) - you'll be well prepared to learn from the experience - versus being overwhelmed.
Here is the twist: come GoGoGo time, focus on just your job.
Aug 13th 2010 11:12AM I'd love the "Salty" title, but I'll never work on it as I know the time requirements. "Chef," on the other hand, I enjoyed. Ditto with Loremaster and Explorer (no way on Loremaster and why not on Explorer).
I mostly just raid, and I'm very happy having earned the "Kingslayer" title - just recently.
It was playing Civ IV on my own far too many hours each week that I came to a *personal* conclusion that, while there is fun to be had with such endeavors, I need to stay aware of my options for how to spend my time.
Regardless of one's situation, its a healthy practice to re-evaluate your chosen goals periodically and make sure you are getting the most pay-off for your time.
tl;dr: be super greedy with your own time!
Aug 2nd 2010 1:34PM When I had my own guild I used to be beligerent when a lowbie alt was brought in (my alt, not someone elses)- not awful, just pesky ala "ok, lvl 11 now, who's running me through DM?" and asking for guild bank access.
I was always kicked by an officer not in the know, lol. That was just for giggles.
Very creepy Guild Leader there - nausiating self-righteousness is accurate. I'd add out-of-touch with reality.
Jul 28th 2010 11:19AM What a wonderful demonstration of how you cannot set the price that customers will pay, even as a monopoly. Its a total myth that monopolies get to charge whatever price they want if left alone.
In TBC I played the shard market (whatever the lvl 70 dream shard equiv. is/was). There was, probably still is, one major player. I played at least a little every night, and would look for blues selling below shard market price to DE once to three times an evening, plus farm heroics. Then I would always undercut by 1g so long as I made at least 1g per. If I couldn't do that, I'd just wait a night or two. Anyhow, usually I sold 2-4 to a random player, and the rest would be bought out by the major player. Now for the point: the only way I figure that could work out for him is that *most* of the time, he was the sole AH seller, so even though he sold some of his inventory at a slim margin (the stuff he bought up from myself and others like me), he was always making gold - and surely he was often able to sell from his high margin stock (his own farmed heroics).
One more observation of this major player: He would be in trade channel from time to time offering to buy shards. I figure there was enough folks with excess shards that couldn't be bothered playing the AH that it payed to spend some time seeking them out in trade channel.
Jul 23rd 2010 11:07AM Is 310% mount speed available for us scrubs from a trainer?
Dec 21st 2009 11:27AM I'm no math expert, but since no ever actually rolls the average (that pesky 0.2 - this would hold even if the average landed on a whole number) shouldn't you use the mode?
Then the question makes sense...
Nov 30th 2009 6:07PM I've learnt that if its plugged by wow.com and its music or video, it most likely sucks.
Nov 19th 2009 3:18PM The emblem system with heroics accomplishes what it is supposed to. Leave that unchanged.
What could be changed is to improve the rewards from the lower tier raids. Uld and Naxx will be upgraded to Triumph, yes, but its not commesurate with heroics being upgraded to triumph.
Most raiders won't need any triumph badges except to trade down and buy epic gems. However, atleast the lower tier raids wouldn't be skipped on account of being inefficient (if the rewards were to be properly tuned to be on par with heroics).
No harm can come from upping the rewards from lower tier raids when a new tier comes out as the rewards are already available by running heroics.
Nov 2nd 2009 3:46PM I don't think its clear that using one's own loot privillages to get loot for another is "stealing loot." At best its breaking a raid rule, if such a rule was laid down (usually is). But stealing? If you earned the chance for loot, then exercising it is by no means "stealing loot."
The fundamental here is that someone gets upgraded.
Oct 30th 2009 11:28AM How did the Drama Mammas come to know what happens when you are on someone's ignore list?
Just saying, a lot of people wouldn't know.
As for advice, /ignore /ignore /ignore, and when other people whisper you on his behalf, give them this advice as well (don't ignore them, suggest they ignore him).