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Cataclysm Beta: Login screen music {WoW}

Aug 14th 2010 12:03AM I LOVE the new intro music. I can't wait for Blizzard to release the music CD.

Official forum changes, real life names to be displayed {WoW}

Jul 6th 2010 12:58PM This change makes me happy that I'm getting married soon, and opting to change my last name to my husband's. At least his last name is super common, wheras my current last name is really unique, and combined with my first name, there's only one other person in the entire United States with the same name as me (and I'm the more active one online -__-). I really don't want random people I don't know being able to look up my facebook page, find photos of me online, figure out where I live, what I do for a living... I don't care if my friends or coworkers find out that I play World of Warcraft (because I've never been really secretive about that) While I'm not super anal about protecting my full name online, I like to be selective of where and to whom my full name is known, and the online forums of World of Warcraft is not one of them.

In order to stop trolling, I would support only having your main toon be visable- that way you couldn't make a bunch of level 1 alts to hide behind, so the reputation of your main is at stake.

Cataclysm: Reaching uncrittable {WoW}

Jul 2nd 2010 11:07AM ... except that any mob 4 levels higher then you can deal crushing blows.

Cataclysm Spoiler: Sylvanas' plans no one saw coming {WoW}

Jul 1st 2010 1:29AM I wonder if this means that somewhere down the line in some future expansion, we'll have a new leader of the forsaken, since it's looking like Sylvanas is on her way to becoming a villain in a future expansion. What an interesting turn of events.

More so, I'm shocked that Garrosh actually said something intelligent that I agree with. WTF?

Although it would probably never happen, I think it would be really interesting to have a schism within the Horde, since ideologically the various races of the Horde are becoming further divided. It's always seemed to me that the forsaken's alliance with the rest of the Horde has been purely out of convience, and now that the Lich King is out of the picture, Sylvanas really doesn't have much need for the rest of the Horde; they would just get in her way. It seems that the blood elves and the forsaken would still stay allies (being that Sylvanas was a high elf and the Windrunner family is pretty well respected in high elf/blood elf society), whereas the trolls/tauren and orcs would be a group (even if the poor trolls are at the bottom rung of society). And the goblins would go where the money was.

Breakfast Topic: When your alt becomes your main {WoW}

Jun 19th 2010 10:21PM Every subsequent toon I've leveled has become my main:

I first leveled a hunter, and had lots of fun iceing mobs and kiting Drak in UBRS (oh Vanilla WoW, how I miss thee) but not too much after I hit 60, I started working on a priest, and discovered that I loved healing, and with that, the hunter started collecting dust. Burning Crusade came out, and I leveled a paladin, and became the main pally tank for my guild. WotLK I decided to play Alliance, and leveled a shaman, and am loving playing a healer again (chain heals ftw). Now I'm currently working on a druid. Been having lots of fun bear tanking the lowbie dungeons. I'm wondering if that will be my next main...

In defense of ignorance {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2009 1:47PM I know a better system then GS: actually armoring or inspecting their gear! GS tells you nothing nothing about a player other then they have high iLevel gear: they could be a DK in spellpower plate, but GS will never tell you that. I find looking at a player's gems and enchants to be a far better indicator if he or she knows how to play his or her class. If you have a tank with +str gems or a mage with Mp5 gems, you might want to find someone else.

The other big problem with GS is that too often the GS "bar" is set insanely high for content that really doesn't need it. Requiring 4k GS for frinkin heroics or Onyxia! Give me a break! It's also important to remember that an "undergeared" toon might be someone's alt who knows what they are doing. A couple of weeks ago my fiance got invited to a pug ToC-10. They still needed a healer, so he got my resto shammy an invite, but as soon as I was invited I got booted from group because I didn't have a 4k GS. It wasn't like I was walking into ToC in blues and greens: I was wearing a mix of Naxx10, Uld10 and some badge gear, including two pieces of T9! I even told the RL that I had healed ToC 10 dozens of times on my disc priest (from another sever) , but it wasn't until my fiance had nagged him and threatened to leave group did I get another invite. We pretty much one-shot every boss, and I topped the healing charts and had lowest overheal.

GS really needs to die. I pug alot, and even though most of my toons are suficiently geared for ICC, any pug RL that advertises "must have XXXX+ GS" I avoid like the plague. I'm tired of elitist asshattery.

The Queue: I demand a recount {WoW}

Nov 6th 2009 11:38AM Yes please! I second this idea!

I always thought some of the events in The War of the Ancients trilogy would make for great CoT dungeons. Plus, would be fun to run around with Rhonan, Krasus and Brox, especially now that casual players should be familiar with the first two, considering they made an appearance in WotLK.

Patch 3.3 PTR: Valithria Dreamwalker impressions {WoW}

Oct 31st 2009 2:10AM This fight sounds really interesting, though with it being based on HPS, will not be favorable for a discipline priest who is more about mitigation rather then healing. Really don't want to have to spec holy =(

Ghostcrawler and the "hybrid tax" {WoW}

Oct 27th 2009 6:17PM Re: Tenko

Back in Vanilla WoW, shadow was primarly a leveling and pvp spec. There were virtuarly no raiding shadow priests back then, except for the few "special snowflakes." If you look in the original handbook (at least the one I got with my CDs four years ago- don't know if they've changed it) it notes a priest's strong healing abilities- not their ability to "melt faces." Same with warriors: if you wanted to tank, you played a warrior, since bears were pretty much only useful for tanking 5 mans in a pinch, and paladins from what I hear were a joke as tanks (can't speak from experience, since I play horde)

Paladins, Shamans and Druids perform well as healers because of deep investment in their respective talent tree, not from baseline abilities. If you were to take a Priest, Paladin, Shaman and Druid, put them in equal gear with no talents, no glyphs, I suspect the Priest would probably be the best healer in most situations. Look at the healing arsenal a priest has available to them without talents: (Lesser Heal), (Heal), Renew, Greater Heal, Flash Heal, Prayer of Healing, Prayer of Mending, Binding Heal.

Even though shadow priests have certainly been buffed, they are still miles behind most other hybrids and pure classes in terms of dps, and now that replenish has been granted to a number of other classes, their unique utility is gone as well.

Overall, priests abilites in both dps and healing is very lackluster in comparision to other classes. They are medicore healers and medicore dps, and now that we aren't even really needed for our buffs anymore, why would anyone want to bring one to a raid?

Ghostcrawler and the "hybrid tax" {WoW}

Oct 27th 2009 4:54PM Does this mean that priests will (again) be the best healing class, and warriors will (again) be the best tanking class? I'm tired of my priest being a "mediocre" healer. Regardless of whether I'm discipline or holy, there's always a (hybrid) to out out heal me, either single target (pally) or aoe (shammy).