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Encrypted Text: The Shock and Awe build {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 12:21PM @Othragon,

Yes, mid-expansion, as in competitive PvP is still happening. You can take those daggers into arenas.

I don't agree with any legendaries in PvP. But you are delusional if you think Taregosa had anything on these daggers. It's not even close. These are like giving sub rogues an "I win" button.

I've been pvping since the olden days. The only thing that's ever come close to this level of imbalance was ret 3.0, and at least that was only for a few weeks between expansions, so competitive PvP wasn't effected.

Encrypted Text: The Shock and Awe build {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 10:18AM @Snappel,

I think you just illustrated his point perfectly. Just know that you aren't winning because you are good. You are winning because Blizzard decided to make your spec idiot proof.

And keep in mind that when this happens to specs, they subsequently get nerfed for a good long time afterwards. C.f. Ret 4.0.

Encrypted Text: The Shock and Awe build {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 10:14AM You know a class is OP when even their own forum is laughing aout how stupid PvP is for them right now. Sub Rogues right now are probably the most lopsided spec the game has seen mid-expansion. Sub rogues with the legendaries are ridiculous.

I'm not going to criticize the players for wanting to go out and have fun. But Blizzard should recognize that what is happening now with rogues is distinctly *unfun* for every other class. A competent rogue with the legendaries can gank any other spec in the space of a stunlock. And on the off chance you can escape (I did once by blowing my bubble, trinket and all other CDs), they can just reset the fight and come at you again now that you are defenseless. Long story short, if you see the rogues coming with the legendaries, you may as well sit down and accept the ganking.

And yes, I know legendaries are always unbalanced in PvP. But any experienced pvper will tell you that we've never seen anything like this.

Apparently Blizzard felt they owed rogues something, and this is their way of settling the debt. I'm not sure what Blizzard was thinking with regards tothe rest of the player base.

Why is Blizzard still OK with gender inequality in World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 11:11PM Not to mention the fact that, outside of the fantasy genre, male blood elves would have ridiculously masculine physiques. They are well-muscled with broad shoulders, 6-packs, and exaggerated jaw structure. Only in a world where Varian Wrynn is considered normal rather than a roided-out freak (let alone Garrosh) could male blood elves be considered feminine.

Why is Blizzard still OK with gender inequality in World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 11:05PM The upvoting of some of these posts is evidence in itself that sexism is alive and well in the WoW community. Depressing.

Why is Blizzard still OK with gender inequality in World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 10:52PM @Mir,

That may be true in your job and area; it certainly is not true in all jobs, and all parts of the world. Are you honestly asserting that women in general have as much money as men do? Do you think it is a problem that only a minuscule fraction of top leadership positions are held by women? How about corporate CEOs, for example?

And speaking of a misuse of statistics, your point about physical violence is certainly a candidate. First off, let's just assume we are only talking about the developed world, since we can probably agree that there are many parts of the world where spousal violence towards women remains not just commonplace but acceptable. Secondly, including all levels of "violence" as equal is bizarre, to say the least. Is a glass of wine in the face pleasant? No. Is it the same as being beaten? Obviously not. Spousal violence requiring medical treatment is overwhelmingly male on female. Sexual assaults are overwhelmingly male on female. Spousal murders are overwhelmingly male on female.

I'm sure you know these things, so why would you make a post suggesting that female violence towards men is somehow on par with the male violence towards women? What's your point? That the fact that men are far more likely to seriously injure or kill women is somehow counterbalanced by glasses of wine to the face?

And again, this is all pretending that we can ignore the many regions of the world where the oppression of women is gross and overt.

WoW Moviewatch: Aquaman's Lament {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 10:35PM By Hera I must have that Wonder Woman outfit!

Why is Blizzard still OK with gender inequality in World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 7:37PM @Aitrean,

To your first point: easy enough. The current tier set for paladins is a full chest plate for male toons and a bikini on females. That "current advancement" enough for ya?

Your second point, about sexism directed at men, is a red herring. Of course sexism directed towards men exists, but you are being absurd if you think that it is anything like sexism that has been, and still is in many parts of the world, directed at one. In our own culture, women have been permitted to vote for less than a century, and we are considerably more equitable than many parts of the world. Women still average significantly lower pay for the same jobs as men. They still represent a fraction of leadership positions ranging from corporations through politics. Women still control far less of the world's wealth than men do. They can't serve in some capacities in the military, they are restricted entirely from key roles in many religions, and they are sexually assaulted at far, far higher rates than men. Those are facts.

I'm all for total equality, but trying to pretend that because there is sexism against men in divorce courts (and I agree, there is) men are somehow as persecuted as women in today's world is patently absurd.

Mists of Pandaria Beta: Beware of Darkmoon Rabbits {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 9:28PM This is awesome, but they need to tweak the ability so he kills pets if they are tanking him and latches onto ranged as well. No one should be able to solo a world boss at level.

Know Your Lore: The curious dissonance of Alliance leveling {WoW}

Apr 1st 2012 6:51PM I'm going to suggest that something changed from the beta and early days of Cataclysm, when you were "really pleased" by both the Alliance and Horde questlines. Namely, the meme that the Allance is getting completely shafted has been repeated ad nauseum.

Although I have max level toons on both factions, and spent most of vanilla as Alliance, I now play Horde primarily. And I find myself losing patience with the constant QQ. Yes, Sylvanas is on a rampage; Blizzard clearly has plans for the character, and given that the Forsaken questing experience was pretty much nonexistent going all the way back to vanilla, they needed to shift contested zones to Forsaken so they could have a cohesive experience like the other original races got.

But as for the rest of Azeroth, it looks pretty even. From a Horde point of view, the parts of Ashenvale that were once under control are swarming with Alliance. Swamp of sorrows is firmly under Allance control now; that used to be pretty much Horde. Half the Barrens are now contested.

Hell, the Alliance are even at the gates of Orgrimmar and besieging Mulgore.

I get that, in revamping the 1-60 experience, some zones had to go to the Horde so that there would be enough to create cohesive leveling paths. Prior to Cataclysm we had nothing like Elwynn/Westfall/Redridge/Duskwood. And I get that it sucks to be on the losing end, especially in Lordaeron. But at the same time, I think the complaining has become ridiculous. In the next expansion the Alliance get to invade Orgrimmar and take out the leader of the entire Horde. And folks are still complaining.

I think that most players who only play Alliance have no idea how much better the Allance leveling experience was prior to Cataclysm.