Feb 24th 2012 9:28PM I'm not really sure why this got downvoted so much, as it is a valid concern. I had the same thought when I saw the title of this post. That being said, I felt after reading that the comparison was handled fairly, and without belittling the prejudice experienced by members of the LGBTQ community.
Feb 21st 2012 10:42AM Once you go troll, you never re-roll.
Feb 17th 2012 10:14PM Someone makes this complaint every week, but if you're paying attention you would know that header images for this column are selected weekly, so you see each one a total of 7 times.
Feb 15th 2012 12:02PM Yes and no. The size of, say, a proto-drake mount is annoying at times, as I feel the need to zoom out when I mount up, and back in when I dismount (they're just so big and flappy). That being said, many races -- especially tauren, male dranaei, and even trolls -- just look weird on smaller mounts. A tauren on a hippogryph looks comically too large for his mount, since the 'gryph does scale up enough to look much bigger than his rider. So yes, some mounts are annoyingly big, but at the same time, smaller mounts do not scale up enough for larger character models.
Feb 15th 2012 11:26AM That is a very pretty dragon.
Feb 4th 2012 1:20PM You know, I could have sworn that pandas weren't technically bears, but when I went to look it up on wikipedia to correct you, I found that they were.
Anyway, WoW is at its best when it has its tongue firmly in cheek. It does the whole dark-evil-death-torture-curse-brooding-melodrama thing pretty well, and that appeals to some people, but its real strength is a combination of silly and serious.
Feb 2nd 2012 12:21PM The problem with things like this is that as soon as it became available, it would become required. GP cost of reforging aside, this could lead to people being brought to raids just because the group wouldn't have a Jeeves (or whatever) without them, and that is something Blizzard has talk a lot about wanting to avoid. More importantly, though, imagine how much time it would add if the whole raid had to reforge before each pull. That would not be a quality of life improvement.
Feb 2nd 2012 12:15PM Fun fact: the pentagon experimented with several working prototypes of actual jetpacks in the late 20th century, but they proved so difficult to fly that it was too dangerous for even the most experienced test pilots.
Jan 29th 2012 1:02PM And here I thought that both DPS specs used Unleash Elements whenever they refresh flame shock, but maybe that is just enhancement; I haven't played a lot of ele since ICC.
Speaking of, is there an addon that does a good job of alerting you about Lava Surge procs? When I have played ele, I find it very easy to miss Lava Surge in the amount of combat text that scrolls by in a raid, and I'm looking forward to possibly going back to ele in Mists if the new talent system increases survivability, as I suspect it will. Right now I just can't live without Shamanistic Rage.
Jan 26th 2012 4:44PM That's interesting. I think WSG is the best BG Blizzard has put out, with Twin Peaks being a close second. To me, they are the best because there is not part of a correct strategy that encourages just sitting somewhere waiting for a fight that may or may not come to you (all the take-and-hold objectives have this problem), and they also lack the major PvE elements of AV and IoC. I have won AV before without getting a single HK, and that's not what a PvP battleground should be about, in my opinion.
The other advantage of a capture the flag game is that everyone instantly has a basic grasp on how you win. Compare this to the constant confusion in EotS about the relative value of capturing the flag versus controlling towers. The simplicity of capture the flag (and the fact that it hearkens to elementary-school field games) means that more than other BGs, it comes down to which team works together best, and to raw PvP prowess.