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Guest Post: Three fresh ideas for world PvP events {WoW}

Jul 24th 2010 5:42PM Large scale world PvP will remain unfortunately dead until Blizz stops catering solely to arena players for PvP. Offering Arena points for BGs is a nice head start, but it still doesn't give adequate rewards.

Halaa was probably the pinnacle of the world PvP, aside from OOOOLD SS/TM wars. But people stopped doing that when "fun" wasn't enough of a reward anymore. I wouldn't mind seeing WG become permanently contested once Cata hits. Where as soon as a faction takes over the fortress, a 5 minute timer starts, after which the walls rebuild under the winners control. Only now that VoA wont be quite as relevant, the next battle would start immediately, essentially keeping the fight going forever.

Since people wont likely be worried about running VoA for upgrades after the expansion, not being able to hold it long enough for a full clear wont be an issue. Heck, holding it long enough to get a single boss down should be fine.

I really WOULD like to see something along the lines of Halaa in the new expansion though. Something that could be raided and taken at any moment, but still gave out rewards that at least made it worth doing. Heck, you could keep gear out of it entirely, and reward with things like vanity pets, mounts, titles, anything that wouldn't be replaced after a couple days. People would be MUCH more enthusiastic about about doing it if the rewards were more permanent.

Breakfast Topic: Why don't you RP? {WoW}

Jul 22nd 2010 12:11AM Yeah, i rolled on an RP/PVP server, because i had initially wanted to (world)PvP, the thought of large groups of people attacking each others cities sounded fantastic to me, and i had wanted to RP my Warrior as an aspiring "Worlds Greatest Blacksmith" and basically be the go-to guy on my server for rare and awesome grafted goods.

Unfortunately that was a month or so before BC launched making Arena the "only" form of PvP, aside from lowbie ganking, and also not having a firm understanding of the WoW crafting system having only played FFXI and EQ:OAF, both which allowed a mit more flexibility in their crafting.

For instance in EQ you could make ANY generic level 15 weapon magical, in several different ways, directly through Blacksmithing, instead of having to have an already crafted weapon enchanted, and with limited options.

Though, to this day, i still seek out every available Blacksmithing plan, hoping to eventually learn them all before the world explodes all over itself.

The Classifieds: She'll be coming 'round the mountain {WoW}

Jul 21st 2010 6:08PM 11/10 for MH opening theme.

Addons 101: The other essentials {WoW}

Jul 19th 2010 10:45PM Okay, i can agree that some addons are a bit more useful than others. Hell, even i dont run 100% addon free, i just dont like how some people are completely unable to play the game at all should their addons not work, even on fights they've done dozens of times.

@dcuss NO not using addons is NOT like driving without AC. See people who start driving dont require AC to be on to not crash and kill 10 people. If anything It would be more akin to driving without the "check oil" lights or "Service engine soon" light. Thngs telling you something is about to go horribly wrong because you couldnt be bothered to see what that loud clunking noise was, or fill your gas tank without being told to every couple hundred miles.

Driving without AC is like DPSing without Recount. It's only function is to make you more comfortable with where youre at. And running without Omen is like doing 55 in a residential area wihtout a radar detector telling you you've just screwed up royally because you had to do it as fast and hard as possible consequences be damned.

Addons 101: The other essentials {WoW}

Jul 14th 2010 9:41PM Ugh, when will people learn that addons are NOT essential. They're a luxury. If you need an addon to tell you you're too high or low on threat, youre doing it wrong.

If the big yellow "Onyxia takes a deep breath" across the middle of the screen isnt enough to get you to pay attention, you SHOULD NOT BE THERE.

Addons should be supplemental at BEST.

Breakfast Topic: Which in-game art would you update? {WoW}

Jul 13th 2010 5:21PM A little more distinction in the vanilla mounts. For instance, all the Skeletal War Horses look almost exactly the same, except the Ochre one.

Choose My Adventure: Polls and pre-polls {WoW}

Jul 9th 2010 11:16PM Worg Pup for N.C.P.

And jump off the waterfall at Skettis....you may need a RAF mount or summons to get there though.

Mike Morhaime: Real names will not be required on official Blizzard forums {WoW}

Jul 9th 2010 1:52PM I'm with Kabshiel on this one. I'd have loved to see what direction the forums took (lack of level 1 flame alts, personal accountability on stupid crap) if you had to worry about your personal reputation.

The whole "ZOMG they gunna steel mah identiteez" just reeks of conspiracy theory paranoid BS. People so worried about stalkers and whatnot dont come off as any more intelligent than Rusty Shackelford.

I CAN see the unwanted attention towards the female players being an issue, but then, you would not be able to hide behind an anonymous profile in order to do it either.

Breakfast Topic: An earnest letter {WoW}

Jun 29th 2010 7:52PM Okay 219 instead of 232, but either way i ran Normal HoR often enough to have gotten it.