Nov 1st 2011 10:48PM Edit, and yes, this is how I like to play. I love rushing to max level in the fastest way possible.
Nov 1st 2011 10:47PM So, I will probably be getting my spriest to 90 first. But then I have an evil plan. I will buy another wow account + wrath (boxes only not DL). And sit on it until 1 month before the MoP release, at that point I will level 2 pallys to 80 (quick and easy). On release day, take hour to get to level 10 (probably less, I have the annual pass and will get in beta, I will have that starting area mapped out). Then grant my new monk 70 level, be at level 80. I can provably burn through the cata content (questing only, done it 7 times now) in around 14 hours.
So that is like 3 days after launch (figuring on a marathon session to get my priest to 90) I should have a level 85 Pandaren Monk. Add another 2 days of leveling him from 85-90 (I will need to sleep somewhere in this process). Bam 5 days after launch I should have a max level monk (that I have no idea how to play) right around the point the rest of my raid team is hitting max level.
Starting at level 1 is no problem is you know how to use recruit-a-friend to help yourself, and I don't imagine I will be the only one doing it, unless Blizz disallows it.
Oct 10th 2011 8:41PM As a hard core player (40-50 hours a week, 2 raid teams, 22 hours a week in raiding . . . yes I run H-FL on one toon, then dive back in on another to run it all again on regular on my other) I feel that if you say you are casual you are casual.
It's all about mindset, I go from hard core to casual at the drop of a hat, and it's really not about play times at all, but instead how you play the game, and how you view that play. I tend to call my between relationship periods as hardcore (ie, I tend to play a lot of wow with my buddies) then as I start feeling more social again head back into the fray and watch my wow habit move down to 12 hours a week. My view of the game changes from those two extremes, right now I am min/maxing, tweaking, and just doing whatever I can for that H-Rag kill. When I get bored with the game (again) I will grab something from my stable of alts and go full on casual, pvp for fun (I know, oxymoron), collect pets, and def drop at least 1 raid team.
tl;dr you are what you say you are, I know casuals who play way more than I do
Jul 23rd 2011 4:24PM The really funny part of this, is that my Shadow Priest has a pet frame and all the trimmings for his Shadowfiend, who is up less than the Fire Elemental.
Makes absolutely no sense to me
May 18th 2011 3:11PM Hmmm, so, they are nerfing those of us who managed to keybind . . . and keeping the DPS the same for the clickers . . . So what blizz appears to be saying is that due to the fact I can maintain DoT's on 2 or more targets I should be nerfed because I actually know how to play my chosen spec.
This wil be awesome, hmm wonder if I can get the staff on my mage?
May 13th 2011 9:42PM I disagree with the addons. My gorgeous art panels lovingly crafted (after hours and hours in photoshop) and placed add a certain ambiance to my UI.
My bar mod moves simplifies my buttons and makes keybinding a breeze.
My unit frames are simple and concise.
Cluttered UI's I agree are horrible (looking at you xperl) but a well crafted minimalist UI enhances play, aesthetics, and makes raiding both more visually stimulating and easier (know your keybinds people).
May 13th 2011 7:07PM I agree, what no cheese . . . no bacon . . . no heavy creme.
I know the perfect scrambled eggs, and these are not it, they looked no where near fluffy enough (creamy is not a trait I desire in scrambled eggs).
May 10th 2011 6:36PM About to level 66 or so, once you hit those later dungeons the DK's either know better, or are tanking their own groups.