Nov 11th 2008 11:22PM TSDC
Nov 11th 2008 10:33PM Okay, well. My little rant is not about Blizzard and their issues (we all know about how that goes, and how far it gets us). My rant is not to say go out and do something with your life, either. In fact, my rant is aimed to the people who find the need to call others lifeless (my words, not theirs) and tell them to "watch some t.v.", "go outside", or "see their family".
As I see it, not everyone has the lovely lax life that you guys must. Some of us work more than enough hours of the day to earn our fair share of enjoyment. You pay for your television, we pay for WoW.
"Watch some t.v.?" If I wanted to watch television, I would pay for cable. As it stands, I choose to pay for WoW instead. If you really feel the need to tell people to go and watch television, why are you here posting about what WE should be doing?
"Go outside?" Uhm... it's cold. And on top of that, by the time I get off work to do anything in the light, it's a weekend. Not all of us live in sunny CA.
"See my family?" I'm a grown man, so my only family here is my fiance who's pretty pissed that WoW is down at the moment as well. This is what WE do. We play WoW -- YOU watch the telly.
All-in-all, I guess my point is that people should stop belittling those of us who love playing WoW. After all, you do too, otherwise you wouldn't be here checking on the status of a server maintenance issue that's been going for hours and hours.
Nov 22nd 2006 10:36AM Mining and Disenchanting are the key to my Dwarf Hunter's heart.
Taking DE on a leveling toon will give you a lot of enchanting materials from quest BoPs. These are good because the AH treats enchanting materials as valueless (meaning it has no deposit to post), so 24 hour posts for a bit higher profit are easy.
Also, while I firmly stand behind not taking a tracking profession with a Hunter, I have found that my Mining has actually been quite beneficial. I never noticed it in the past, but now I see that while my tracking professions have always kept me moving without the feeling of farming, they've also gotten me into more trouble than they are worth. I seem to be able to focus much better on the task at hand when my Hunter needs his other tracking skills. When I'm not trying too hard to focus, I can make quite a good amount of coin from my Mining spoils.
Well, that's just my 2¢.
Nov 21st 2006 9:39AM I'm not certain if I feel that this is the "best" change, but it the first thing that comes to mind (even over the aforementioned introduction of the battlegrounds). The constant addition of grave yards and flight paths has probably helped the convenience aspect of the game to no end. For people new to the game, they are commonplace and not quite noticed. For the rest of us however, these new points-of-interest are quite a blessing.
Nov 13th 2006 10:25AM Proudmoore has had queues in the past of 100 to 150, but the past two weekends, I've gone to log in at peak to find a 250 to 400 queue. I honestly would say that this is caused by an influx of new players due to the price drop. The reason this comes to mind so quickly is simple. I am quite an alt-oholic, and while leveling up new toons, I've seen more actual "newbs" over the past few weeks than ever before. Typically, in the youngin' areas, there are tons of toons, but just about all of them are 60's alts, mules, twinks, etc... but these are genuine "What's a flight path?"-type newbs.
My vote? I say make transfers off of over-populated servers free. Allow the people to choose any server that's not over-populated to go to (for possible toon consolidation). Still allow transfers in, but you'll obviously have less coming in than going out if it costs coin one way and not the other.
Nov 8th 2006 10:59AM I thought about doing a WoW webstrat (as I have always been a fan of them, and am a coder by trade), but I would have to be concerned about the legal ramifications of such an IP exploit. I would assume that Vivendi will take this down almost as fast as the BC alchemy leak site. My option (if ever implemented) would be a boredom webstrat for my guild (Proudmoore/Alliance: Easy Company) only via our guild site.
Nov 3rd 2006 9:41AM Thanks Therizo. I was next in line to make that point. UPS development for me, and I can honestly say that the juiceman's obviously never dealt with a company of Vivendi's/UPS's/Microsoft's/Google's (hell, any Fortune 500's) caliber. Miscommunication only grows with the money, as more people come on the payroll, your points-of-failure increase. Now how, exactly, would you throw money at that, juicyfruit? Something here certainly does seem simple, but I'm not even going to take this post there. Easy solution? Stop attacking Blizzard as though you have some rights to do so. So you pay a subscription fee. That's the end of your concern. Taking into consideration that a company is a multi-billion dollar entity is none of your concern. I would say that for your $15/mo., you're getting what you're paying for. If I am wrong, then please cancel that subscription. It's not like you require this service or anything; it is, after all, only a game.
Oct 13th 2006 1:57PM Not that I see any creative commenting on this post to begin with, but I still feel that it is my duty to respond.
In my opinion, the selling of keys is more the issue than the buying, just as it is with the commerce of gold. To sell a key that Blizzard has given you in order to help them test their product, lends to the idea that there is no particular difference between nooblet-griefer-duelshire-gamer-guy or über-naxx-raid-leader-gamer-guy's abilities to accurately test the game's new content and features. I feel that this is sorely mistaken, and that Blizzard has made better choices on whom should test their wares than someone's pocketbook (or lack thereof) ever could.
Buying the key? Now that's a horse of a different color. To buy a key for an astronomical price (in most people's eyes) after the key is already on the market, is completely at the discretion of the individual, and that discretion should come without persecution. Like #9 stated; it is, after all, their money to spend.
Oct 13th 2006 9:51AM Sassy? I hope those little twits sass my Alliance-Shammy-To-Be (Alli-Shammy ftw!). Then I could take note of what an anorexic death-pose looks like in WoW. ;)
Oct 12th 2006 2:22PM @#4: I concur.
To the people still posting on and on about it; what more is there to say? It's a fake.
Sorry Elizabeth. Not a scoop, just a bust.