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

Apr 2nd 2012 4:16PM I can't really say I switch my main all the time...I like to think of it more like having more than one. Right now I would say I have four main characters, and I say that because all four of them are within 1 or 2 points of each other in AGS (Average Gear Score). The reason I don't play just one character as my "main" is mostly due to the fact that I would get bored playing just one all the time. Also I like having variation in the roles when I do instances and raid. Sometimes I feel like healing, sometimes I feel like dps'ing, and sometimes when I'm feeling really masochistic I'll even tank. Really depends on the mood I'm in, and I just like knowing that I'm not stuck with only one option when it comes to what I am able to do.
I'm currently leveling a Shaman and a Hunter that I fully intend to have relatively well geared by the time MoP releases, and I'll probably play those just as much as any of my other characters. I also fully intend to level a monk to max level. I don't know, I'm just not the kind of person that can stick to just one character...I just don't get that emotionally attached to a single one. Not that I find anything wrong with people that do, it's just not for me.

3 things to remember when you encounter a new roleplayer {WoW}

Mar 25th 2012 7:45PM It should also be noted that any kind of "nobility status" you have was given to you by yourself or someone else you roleplay with and thus does not have to be acknowledged or respected by said roleplayer and as such should not be berated or frowned upon by the aforementioned "nobility". Otherwise, you're ultimately just a godmodder and any new roleplayer should just avoid you like the plague if they know whats good for them anyway.

I know meeting someone of "noble" status and even politely being told that I NEED to treat them with the respect that I have no way of knowing whether or not they actually "deserve" would leave an equally sour taste in my mouth as if they just told me to screw off to begin with.

But, that's just me.

Blood Pact: Soul sticks and soul carrots {WoW}

Mar 12th 2012 1:16PM "Sometimes the stick is too long for us to care about the crunchy, delicious carrot at the end. Sometimes the carrot isn't big enough for the properly balanced stick. Whatever the problem is, our soul carrots don't match our soul sticks."

Pure awesome. Seriously. Thoroughly enjoyed this post.

Blood Pact: MoP talent calculator spells out more changes for warlocks {WoW}

Mar 5th 2012 8:06PM Well, besides the obvious illegitimate down voting that's going to happen to this comment as it did with the others that got down voted for absolutely no good reason which is akin to almost every comment that gets down voted on this site anyway due to people being ridiculous at the best of times, I'm going to have to agree that the article was a little bit hard to read.
Admittedly, it was her first article and I wouldn't expect everything to be perfect or even completely worked out as far as "style" is concerned, but I also felt that it lacked flavor. It was a lot like reading patch notes. It was a lot of information, albeit thoroughly explained and easy to understand, but it wasn't much more.
Before people go on the defensive about that, think about how all the other writers present their posts, they always have a lot of humor and flavor and aren't just 1500 words of pure information.
I think she's off to a good start, and I'm not at all trying to say that it was a "bad" post by any means. I guess what really annoyed me is no one on this site is allowed to have an opinion about something unless it directly aligns with the majorities' opinion. Something that has always annoyed me, and probably always will, because people will never change.

Cross-realm raiding resource guide {WoW}

Feb 20th 2012 9:54PM ^^^ This. As soon as I got my Authenticator I also went and made an email specifically for my WoW account and haven't had a problem since. The email even has WoW in the name. Totally worth the tiny little bit of trouble it was to make the email. I wouldn't recommend doing any of this without an authenticator, but really, unless you're worried about the email account itself (which can be solved with previously stated solution) theres really no way anyone can hack your account with an authenticator. Before I got mine I got hacked all the time, especially when I stopped playing for more than a couple of weeks. I've had it for almost a year now and haven't had a problem at all even during the time I didn't play for almost 2 months. Just saying, it makes things pretty secure. Or at least seems to. It would be pretty hard to guess a number with millions of possible combinations.

Also, I joined LFRaid recently and haven't had a problem yet. Not that I can say I won't, but it seems pretty legit so far.

Spiritual Guidance: Priests, shields and AoE healing in Mists of Pandaria {WoW}

Feb 20th 2012 9:32PM I only have a 71 Disc Priest, so my opinion on healing overall as a priest is probably not a valid one. But I noticed someone said something about other classes sharing more spells among all specs. The reason I think they do that with the other classes (pure dps especially) is because they all perform one role. It's easier to balance a class where all three specs essentially do the same thing. Whereas the priest has 2 healing specs and one dps spec. In the name of balance, if they allow the dps spec the ability to heal even nearly as well as the healing spec anytime it wants, then it would be much harder to balance the damage in raids. For example, if you a shadow priest can dps until there is a need to heal, pop out of heal and get the job done and then continue to dps, a raid could just stack a couple of extra shadow priests and one less healer and have that much more damage. So they would either have to tune the amount of hp raid bosses have based on having the extra dps of a class that can both dps and heal effectively, or take away the healing component of a damage spec and only have to tune based on one or the other. I hope that made sense. The reason they are basically taking healing away from shadow priests is so that Disc and Holy can heal and shadow can DPS and they don't have to account for shadow being able to do both. Pretty good idea, if you think about it. Especially from a programming stand point. Plus, if you're a shadow priest and you really want to be able to heal, all you have to do is off spec one of the other specs and you can. Not really losing anything. Like I said, I may be way off base cuz I don't play a priest, but this is just common sense when you think about it in general.

Breakfast Topic: What makes players pick their class? {WoW}

Feb 19th 2012 3:57PM I really enjoy playing Arcane *Shrug*. My Arcane mage is easily my second best geared character and even though everyone says "Go Fire, you'll do more damage" I don't have any trouble keeping up with any of the other fire mages I end up grouping with in LFR or Dungeons.

Anyway, my main is a Tauren Warrior and the reason I picked him I think originally was his ability to tank. I tanked from level 14 through 70, and then all the way through Wrath once that hit, and then for cata I decided to try something different and went DPS (Tried both Arms and Fury, currently Arms).

I picked Mage because I liked the lore surrounding mages, and I also like how the class played from watching other mages in dungeons and such, and also talking to other mages about what they thought of it.

I started a DK because they could start at 55. *shrug*

I made my paladin because I wanted to be able to heal with a dps off spec.

And I made my rogue because I wanted a character to devote specifically to pvp.

Weird, now that I think about it, most of my character choices had very little to do with the lore surrounding them.

Heart of the Aspects video and giveaway {WoW}

Feb 15th 2012 10:49AM Thats easily the best looking of the store mounts. I'm down.

The Queue: I've gone viral {WoW}

Feb 14th 2012 6:21AM What happened to "The Daily Quest"? I miss it.

What makes a bad word bad? {WoW}

Feb 1st 2012 7:41PM @Ayane

Clearly, he could have said "You evil, evil, undead creature but definitely NOT derogatory term for a female...thing". See? Incredibly masculine and "verbose", right Noyou? Sounds just like something I always pictured someone like Garrosh (or anyone, for that matter) saying when he's irate. The funny thing about Noyou's argument is they've gone on and on about what he shouldn't have said, but have yet to give a single example of what he could have said instead. I've gone over it and over it, and short of making it sound like something you'd hear on a G rated cartoon, I can't really come up with anything. So please, Noyou, enlighten me with your "much more verbose" ways?