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Of monks, mains, and the ability to change {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 4:14PM I'm very much in the same boat. I switched mains during TBC. I had raided on my mage throughout vanilla and leveled him to 70 before even thinking about doing anything else. I rolled a BE Paladin just to see what it would be like and she ended up being my main- she's the one who raided Serpentshrine. She's the one who farmed Karazhan. She's the one who I first got up to 80 in WotLK and 85 in Cata.

I always held a special place for my mage. Interestingly, because i didn't really love the life of a PUG tank in early heroics, my mage ended up becoming my main again in the middle of Cataclysm.

It's a weird feeling. I almost feel like I'm cheating on one with the other... Very odd.

Mists of Pandaria Beta: Temple of the Jade Serpent overview {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 3:33PM The Anger/Strife boss needs some serious tuning of its mechanics. It seems like they want you to balance your attacks on each of the mobs, while never letting each on reach its ultimate power.

What actually ends up happening, though, is you focus fire one down while the other just sits there. The one you're focusing on goes immune for a few seconds, so you just sit there and continue to ignore the other one. Once the first one is down, you do the same to other one, pausing every 8 seconds as he goes immune.

The Queue: That one drop {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 1:22PM I honestly don't understand this line of thinking. Anticipation is part of what makes this game fun. Looking at loot tables and picking out the best items and then hoping that they drop is what keeps me going. Frustration is a side-effect of this, but the amount of frustration is more than offset by the feeling of actually getting the item when it drops.

Thinking back, my "one item" was the Azursong Mageblade off Golemagg. The only time it ever dropped for my guild was on the one week that we ran two groups (yes, that's 80 people) and I was in the other group. Never did I get so frustrated with the game that I wanted to quit. Instead, it just made me angry at Golemagg for being so stingy.

After running MC for months, the AQ patch dropped. I farmed up my rep with the CC, collected all the junk from AQ20 and crafted the odd-looking sword that was almost a carbon copy of the Mageblade (except it swapped crit for hit). All of a sudden, I had something that was about as close as you could get in stats, but that sword never quite filled the Mageblade-shaped hole in my heart because I never really felt like I earned it.

I dunno. I'm not saying you are "wrong" I just find myself entirely unable to understand the "i'd rather grind" line of thinking.

The Queue: That one drop {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 12:53PM I also vehemently disagree. RNG is what allows the game to remain fun for someone 7 years in. If every item was available from some sort of vendor and all you had to do was do X activity Y times to get an item then everything would turn into a grind. Guaranteeing the gear you want sounds like a good idea, but when you can reduce everything you do in game into some bar you're filling up, the fun can get sucked out very quickly.

Where RNG is bad is when there are no alternatives to it. This happens when you really, really want an upgrade for one slot (say, shoulders) and literally the only upgrade available to you is one drop. This happened alot in 4.2, but 4.3 has done a good job of addressing that. There's 378 shoulders from the new 5-mans and a piece of DS in addition to your shoulder token. All of them are RNG, but taken together it amounts to a far more palatable situation.

The Queue: That one drop {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 12:46PM Create an alt, pick a new reward and send it to your main. I'm almost positive that all the rewards are BOA.

The Queue: That one drop {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 12:41PM I'm still contemplating if I want to spend the $25 to transfer my rogue to my main account. Do I really want to spend $25 on a class that I completely blow at?

The Queue: That one drop {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 11:35AM Oh, you mean like the time I saw Geddon's binding two weeks in a row on my mage, but still haven't seen it on my Paladin?

The Queue: That one drop {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 11:14AM It's important to note that s/he could also cast the Scroll on himself/herself. You don't even need to involve a third party at all.

The Queue: That one drop {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 11:13AM 300,000 invites and they're all standing on the Edict of Temperance.

The Queue: Suffer for fashion {WoW}

Mar 31st 2012 12:49PM You definitely want your authenticator each time. There's a lot of private information behind that wall.