Apr 2nd 2012 11:20AM I really didn't find this raid "epic" or even "interesting" at all. There are some "Damn!" fights in here, there are some snore-fests in here, there is even one or two fun fights in here (Zon'ozz, old buddy!).
However, as a story, it just felt a little "clunky". Almost like Blizzard wasn't sure which way to take this raid - Was it Deathwing's raid or was it an Old God raid? If DW it feels like it should have a LOT more dragons (since that's been his plan almost every time we've seen him). If it's an Old God raid, it needs fewer dragons and more faceless ones.
As for the final two fights, they were repetitious crap....
"You'll get to fight on the back of DW" - No we didn't. We fought in a room shaped like the back of DW. I was thinking we'd be in a ship with the ability to go back and forth, or have people on a ship do something to help those on DW's back. But no....
"How do we do Spine? I've never been here before"
"Damage big guy, kill little guys, kill big guy, kill add"
"Ok, so what next"
"No, no. There's no 'next', there's only 'repeat'"
And then Madness? It's ALMOST worse. Yes, there's the unique idea that each platform you go to next changes the encounter, and therefore you can change the encounter in a number of ways to make it more or less difficult. But, after you get the fight down, it's really just 15 mins for a loot pinata. And a repetitive 15 mins at that. There's nothing to the fight that interests me. There are no "cool" mechanics in it which you can see as fun. It's just a 15 minute repetitive fight which gives you weapons of a slightly higher ilvl and a token for a better chance at an epic gem.
Really - this raid felt small in comparison to tiers 11 and 12 (especially 12). It feels simple compared to other raids. No, not "easy", but there's nothing about it that screams "This will be fun and challenging for a while to come". Sorry, but I'll be glad when this tier is over.
Mar 28th 2012 3:02PM For you Alliance, Varian vs Garrosh would be nice.
For we Horde... THRALL vs GARROSH! Finally get to finish what the Lich King interrupted all those years ago!
Mar 28th 2012 10:50AM @Eternauta - Get rid of Sylvannas!? MORE LIKE, MAKE HER THE LEADER OF THE HORDE! Ok, so not really, but still..... She was the FIRST to break from the Lich King, she has a strength of will that no other Scourge possessed or possesses now. For that reason alone, Thrall should invite an emissary to stand in Org with him.
Now, Thrall coming back? I love Thrall! PERIOD. But, I don't want Thrall back. I want something new to happen to my beloved Horde, and I'm not sure Thrall can put his time as Earth Shaman Leader Guy to rest. I don't mind that he sought more peaceful ways of dealing with problems than Garrosh, but I don't want to have to beg his permission every time we need to kick some Alliance butt. In the past, that was his MO, try to find a peaceful way of getting what we need, regardless of how desperate we are to have it. I don't care for that, and that's what I'm afraid of.
Mar 27th 2012 1:56PM 1) I win or don't win loot based off a system completely devoid of greedy morons
2) I can "game" the system by using a Charm that I farm through dailies
3) My "gaming" the system in no way affects anyone else in the group
4) Loot cannot be traded
5) AOE looting
MY GOD! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I'VE WANTED! THANK YOU!
Mar 22nd 2012 11:38AM "Have group will travel" travel time - 0 seconds (well, 10 if you count casting time).
"Faster flight paths" travel time - GREATER THAN 0 SECONDS.
Sounds like an INCREASE to me....
Mar 21st 2012 2:41PM And this article sums up why i HATE playing Combat!
I don't care that I could get an extra 7-10% DPS over my Mut rogue! I want to do more than SS spam, SnD, SS spam, Evisc, with a RS in the mix at 4 CPs and Rupture if we have a feral/sub for the bleed debuff.
I don't want to feel like I'm playing an Arcane Mage, and that's what Combat feels like to me.
Oh, and it's fun when you fight Ultraxion as Mut and do as much damage as your combat partner because our poisons hit like a truck on crack!
Mar 20th 2012 3:08PM I don't know who'd win or why, I'm voting for Sylvannas because, well.... I'm a guy.....
Mar 16th 2012 2:31PM "Participating in two hours of trade chat without the word anal appearing once."
NEVER. GOING. TO. HAPPEN.
Unless.... the servers go down for 2 hours+1 second
Mar 15th 2012 3:25PM Last night I was restocking my glyphs and I had a thought..... I have a gaming keyboard, complete with a macro ability!
Fired the configuration up, created a macro.... Simply Left Click-Wait 3 seconds.
Bound it to a key combination, told my keyboard software to repeat that macro 40 times, went to the WoW client, used Panda.... AUTO-MILL!
Yes, a bit of a round-about way of doing it, but damn it, it was nice to be able to make a sandwich, roast a duck and repave the neighborhood street all while I was milling herbs (bad thing, I finished all that and still had to wait for the last few herbs to be completed!)
Mar 14th 2012 11:24AM Sir (or ma'am.... sorry), I vote for you to be president of all things Blizzard related!
Best thing I've seen is Panda's (http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/panda) Mass Mill function (which has to be clicked for each mill), which will mill everything in your bag. It starts with the lowest level herb and moves up to the Cata herbs. It's not great, but it's better than what we have now.
Unfortunately, there's no "Mass Prospect" function....