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Breakfast Topic: Have you ever lost your nerve? {WoW}

Apr 12th 2011 10:02AM Why would you "lose your nerve" performing role x in a pug group? It is likely the pug is composed of players from other realms and the chances of ever encountering them again are practically zero. If s**t hits the fan and you are the cause of it, so what! Man up and apologise for your mistake, and if you get grief, drop group (after ninja pulling ofc)!

Its a game. Its not like you are having to deal with "real" people on a personal basis.

TBH, grouping with fellow guild members is what should be making you "loose your nerve" when running a heroic (if you are undergeared or an asshat player that is). After all, its those players that "know you" and have the opportunity to ridicule you for evermore! Pug players don't get this opportunity, and even if they do, /ignore is your friend :)

Heroics are starting to become face role again like they were mid WOTLK (albeit for a few trash packs and bosses). Give it another tier and we'll be back to the "go go go go" face roll most WOW players are used to and prefer. No doubt you'll get your nerve back then because screw ups won't = wipes.

If running a heroic in whatever role is not fun and is making you anxious (which is effectively what "losing your nerve" boils down to), maybe its time you considered quiting the game. Is WOW really worth getting stressed over?

Breakfast Topic: What feature does WoW need most? {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2010 11:44AM A gym/training room/area, where you could perform tasks to improve your main stats such as Strength, Agility, Stamina, Intellect and Spirit - maybe even Hit, Expertise and run speed.

Training would have to be performed regularly (maybe once every two or three days) to prevent the extra stats from depleting over time - just like in real life where if you don't go to the gym you lose tone, strength, stamina, etc.

Breakfast Topic: Elementals vs. Zombies -- which event was better? {WoW}

Dec 6th 2010 11:02AM Both events were lame.

Blizzard could have done so much better. For instance...

The pre-Cataclysm event should have involved Deathwing actually attacking the major cities three times a day (morning, afternoon and evening) at a predetermined time for a few days.

Players could then login, form raids and try to hold off Deathwing for n amount of time. The longer a city managed to hold off Deathwing, the more portals to pre-event bosses would open, culminating in a "super" pre-event boss if the city held out for the duration of the event.

Players could have been assisted by Jaina, King Wrynn, etc and maybe given a buff (much like the final Wrathgate quest in Undercity) so defenders would not be one shot by the level 88 Deathwing boss.

I've always wanted to experience a boss attacking a city (whether it be a kited boss or an event boss (like Lord Kazzak)). I think it would be far more epic and exciting, and much less annoying than stemming the flow of Zombies or Elementals.

The OverAchiever: Pimp thy ride, part 2 {WoW}

Sep 3rd 2010 5:00AM Any chance of a "Dummies Guide" plz?

The OverAchiever: Pimp thy ride, part 2 {WoW}

Sep 3rd 2010 4:50AM Zalvi24, I hope you experience a lonely, slow and painful death. You insensitive prick.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Arms 101, Page 2 {WoW}

Feb 15th 2010 5:29AM Rossi, the amount of misinformation you posted in your article (highlighted in other comments), has caused me to lose all faith in anything you have to say.

I was going to try Fury based on the advice you gave in a previous article. I will now look elsewhere for this advice.

Go wash your hands, because you pulled this article out of your ass.

The new Guest Writer program {WoW}

Feb 3rd 2010 11:10AM Might be worth mentioning that only residents of the USA can sign-up for a Seed account.

Shame. I had a nice article on the pros and cons of using damage meters.

Enter to win a Razer Naga and Megasoma mouse mat {WoW}

Oct 9th 2009 4:59AM I would bind "Number 5 is alive!" emote to it.

Breakfast Topic: The Moment {WoW}

Sep 16th 2009 12:09PM I remember back in Vanilla while playing my first ever toon (a human Warrior) I grouped with 4 others to take on the Deadmines (my first ever instance).

After completion, one of the party asked if we wanted to run to Booty Bay. "Booty Bay? Where on Earth is that?", I thought to myself. To that point my whole WOW experience had been Elwynn Forest and Westfall and I had no concept of the vast lands that lay ahead of me.

After climbing the mountains in Westfall and jumping into the river, I had arrived in Stranglethorn! To cut a long and epic journey short, my band of fellow adventurers were joined by a level 60 and we all treked for what seemed like forever down the long road to Booty Bay. Everything within a five mile radius seemed to aggro us, but our escort level 60 kept us safe.

I was amazed by the scenery, the creatures and the vastness of Stranglethorn, and it was only then that I realised I had entered an epic and rich gaming world like no other.

That's my "moment".

Dual specs and loot priority {WoW}

Aug 25th 2009 7:56AM There is a simple solution to this debate when pugging...

ONLY role on gear that is itemized for the role you are fulfilling in that pug. If you need tank gear, be the tank. If you need healing gear, be the healer. If you need DPS gear, be the DPS.

If, for example, you come to a pug as a healer, and need on tank gear and the tank needs that gear, you are an extremely selfish, immature, and likely dim individual.

Remember, if you are one of these sad people, it is likely you will plod through life with very few true friends, a whole lot of enemies, and hopefully a large number of black eyes.

Courtesy... Look it up in a dictionary. It hurts a whole lot less.