Dec 4th 2008 8:10AM Yep. Massive troll. There may be some points to be made, but making them in this fashion is unprofessional and annoying.
It is obvious that the post is a major rant meant to stir controversy and nothing more. Have you, the writer, even cleared all of the 25 man raid content yet?
If not, then you are ill-informed to be remarking on this topic, and are probably grossly overstating how easy the content is.
I've come to expect better from WoWInsider.
Nov 17th 2008 3:04PM People always say that Thrall was losing, but he's a frickin' Shaman! He coulda whipped out one of those instant cast healing waves and been back in business.
The scourge interrupted, sure, but I think Thrall was on the verge of a massive comeback. The spirit wolves hadn't even come out yet.
Oct 16th 2008 9:56PM I personally would go for a spec a little more like this:
Let Holy or Ret pick up Kings. Let's get in the good stuff. HoJ isn't a waste because it now also spell-interrupts things that it can't stun.
Also, we wanna pick up 1 point in Judgement for the best tanking rotation.
To each his own I guess.
Jul 11th 2008 8:32AM I have a very loose theme. All of my girls are females and my only rule is that their name has to have a y in it.
Dec 28th 2007 8:15AM I consider myself a casual player, and I'm a member of what I consider a casual guild. All on Eredar, which is an East Coast PVP Server.
World PVP is more of a nuisance than anything as you level, but I would hardly say it's really that much harder than PVE. I could probably count the number of times my leveling has been seriously impacted on two hands.
An occasional corpse run isn't *that* bad though you do occasionally run into the real buttheads who like to camp you and ruin your day. Thankfully, I find that to be pretty rare.
Once you get to the end game, you have the fights at the meeting stones and what-not that can seriously impact raiding. There have been times when our raiding was delayed an hour or more because of it. That's when I actually loathe being on a PVP server.
But what I truly enjoy about it is the sense of camaraderie that it creates. I've played on both PVE and PVP servers, and I find PVP servers to have a stronger knit group. The other Horde have my back, and we have a common enemy. That's fun stuff.
Although I'd undoubtedly get more done on a PVE server with how little I play, I don't find it nearly as fulfilling as I do when I accomplish things on a PVP server.
Also, I find that PVP servers have more of a competitive edge, which helps motivate me to make the best use of my time. It's important for me to get the best gear, because the consequences are more dire than if I have mediocre gear on a PVE server.
Dec 4th 2007 8:22AM I think it the short-term nothing will change. One year from now it will be hard to isolate and describe what has changed.
But over time, quality will go down. Blizzard will lose autonomy. They will become part of a machine.
Their games won't suck. Their games will still be some of the best in the industry. But they won't be the groundbreaking, life-altering, games of the past.
It is the beginning of the end, but it won't happen with a bang. It will happen slowly over time, with a whimper.
Nov 14th 2007 9:39AM I usually play female characters. So what I do is start with a female name and then see if I can stick a 'y' in it. That's my system. If no 'y' makes sense, the name is discarded.
Then I have my 70 warrior who is named after a Star Trek bit character:
My male character name is one I've used through many games and websites, including my current blog.
'Lykaon' was a greek character who served human flesh to Zeus and was subsequently turned into a wolf. It's also the root of the word lycanthropy. It's an especially good druid name, which is where I use it. Though I never play my poor druid.
Nov 5th 2007 9:09AM I'll be reclaiming the sullied name of the forlorn Retribution Paladin, happy that all of that gear that I've gathered up won't be vain.
Then I will commence begging people to give me a shot because I promise promise promise Ret Pallies are better now.