Sep 23rd 2010 3:44PM Let me start of by saying what a way to paint casuals with such broad strokes. Before I point out the flaws in you post, I am a casual gamer.
1) I have read up, watched videos, and have spoken to the "hardcore" about various boss fights. I know I'll never face The Lich King, but if need be I do know how the encounter goes. I handled the same way I did with my class and role. I knew what I was getting into long before I got into it.
2) You're right. I don't care if I wipe. I'm that laid back. However, I'm the first to say it's my fault even if it's not. Why? It keeps the party going, and if someone is quick to point out it truly wasn't, I'm prepared for answer as to why it was. It's a game. I don't see the point of laying into someone to make a point. Last I checked, and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong but: Gamers are human beings. Human being by design, make mistakes. This means gamers make mistakes. So relax. Not everyone has played the fight through more times than they can count.
3) Far as gear, it's nice. But I don't need it. I'm the first to pass if someone with a lower gearscore can use it. I don't I'll be in full frost gear or gear from iCC and it doesn't bother me. Why? I'm a casual. It's gamers like you as to why WoW is dreadful. You may measure your time in this game in years, but I don't. I haven't even renewed my playing time yet for the first time. Probably that's irony of the title . I guarantee those who to noobs, newbd, and any other name you want to use are far and few between. Your gear maybe epic, but how you deal with others is fail. Oh! I'm sorry. It's epic fail as it's called. Noob mistake.
Sep 13th 2010 8:42AM It's not the point of reforging. It's not the point that other classes use spirit. Nope, not at all. I can't speak for every Holy Paladin since the introduction of dual spec, but I leveled Holy. Not once, and I repeat not once, did I ever roll on anything with spirit, and heaven forbid if I did. The "Learn to play your class noob" and everything else I endured was enough to tell me not to even think about it. If spirit is what we need now, we have now become like every other healing class in WoW. Just minus their mana regen abilities (we are now the only healing class that must engage at close range of the boss; I guess that's why we are wearing plate), and minus their healing abilities (you can't honestly say that we will heal just as efficient as other classes with skill and gear being equal). Then again, at the same time, it sounds like healing will be what it was prior to Burning Crusade (aka prior to getting into Outlands): the constant fight with my mana bar, and having to learn how to maximize my healing---even if that means letting one of my party members die because I just can't keep everyone up. Thank goodness leveling Holy gave me a thick skin. Feel sorry for those who fell into being a Holy Paladin (dualed it).
Sep 13th 2010 1:17AM The play style of the spec has changed. Fine, the change will cool. Spirit is now our stat. Fine. Wait. Really? Anyone not notice Holy Paladin gear has NO spirit on it? Not on any tier set. Shoot, there's not one piece of gear currently that has spirit is considered for Holy Paladins. I suddenly feel I got the raw end of the deal here. Royally. Adding insult to injury, I don't have another character. I really hope we get good news, and enough to keep me thinking this is where my time ends.
Sep 6th 2010 5:19PM When a expansion comes out and you're not thrilled with the changes. Alright. It's still in beta, but so far I'm not liking the changes to Holy Paladins. I've been one since BC, and liked it so much I leveled Holy. I played several of the classes when BC dropped (it was my first time in WoW) and none of the others suited me (I respecced the others so many times my trained knew my name I think). I'll give it try once Cata comes out, but if I'm not feeling it after my subscription is up (I renew it at the end of November), I'll probably will let it end, and come back to in the summer. By then any changes that will be made usually are, and if I don't like them, my time in Azeroth will end. I may or may not get into Star Wars: The Old Republic. Seeing how a class can change so dramaticly it's what's the point of putting all this energy and time only for it to change? Some may like that, I don't. But that's just me and how I feel. I am after all one many millions playing.
Sep 6th 2010 2:12AM I'm starting to feel being a Holy Paladin is akin to being the red headed step child. As a Blood Elf Holy Paladin (who leveled Holy), you fought against the fact that plate was lacking with healer stats. I kept being told to run in cloth. Really? If I wanted to roll in cloth I'd be a priest. Finally at 65 I entered into Outlands (the price of leveling Holy is you grinded out as many as levels as you could because solo questing can take a really long time; like you may be a senior citizen before you cleared the zone). I loved Outlands!! Plate had *gasp* healer stats on it. Then Wrath came. Suddenly I wasn't fitting my mana bar and/or the lack of quality gear equipped. For the first time I felt like I wasn't fighting a up hill battle.
Now we are approaching Cata. It sounds crazy to completely change the class. No offense, but if I wanted to melée, I'd roll a Ret. The benefit (and some times the only one) of being a healer is you're safe (for the most part) from the action so your repair bill is small. If I wanted to be face to face with a boss (just pick any of them), I'd roll Ret or Prot.
I'll wait and see how the changes are. However, just in case I need to go grind out a Ret set. And no, I have not, will not dual spec. And so far, if Holy requires me to suddenly engage the enemy, there's no point in half doing it. Might as well go all in (spec Ret).
Oh! Almost forgot. This toe to toe to get mana---can't wait to see how Holy PvP paladins abandon the spec like rats on a shinking ship. Who wants to try to engage someone in a BG when you know every lock will just spam fear and add on a priests mana drain = I will see you kicking it with the Spirit Chick (in case you got lost, don't worry as you're dead).
Sep 3rd 2010 10:35PM What no DI? I feel heart broken. Like Blizzard just drop kicked my dog 100+ yards. The greatest use for DI isn't saving yourself a repair bill due to dungeon or raid wipe. Not even close. The best use in Warsong Glutch, in the other factions flag room, with the victim near the flag. Reading and hearing the comments afterwards is why I wish this never had a cool down. Why? The ability isn't used in PvP and those players never have figured out you can click it off (dismiss it) and it's why it's on cool down I wait to que for my next battleground.
Jan 20th 2010 10:57AM while the Spider-Man movies were fun, i didn't care for them. the Spider-Man i knew had a comment for everything. aside from Deadpool, he is the most mouthiest super hero/super villian in Marvel. yet, Spidey was silent. i always felt robbed and short changed. there was no one liners or anything. how you can have Spider-Man and him not have a mouth, i honestly don't know. no matter how many times they redo him in movies, if his mouth isn't running, you won't have my money at the theatre, and i may or may not rent it.
that aside back to the topic....
i am curious about a warcraft movie. how it fits in with all the games and comics, i haven't heard yet. i have read some of the books, but not all. it does make me nervous, as of today, there hasn't been a movie based on a game that has done well. maybe the new Prince of Persia changes that, but it has yet to be seen. i just hope if it flops, WoW doesn't follow suit as the Mortal Combat games fell apart after the movies tanked.
Jan 13th 2010 3:31PM Frizzle made a valid point, and got down rated. What's with that? He pointed out no where in the article has the deffendant been found guilty. It hasn't even gone to trial. Yes, it says he is imprisoned. However, being imprisoned because you can't afford to pay a $20,000 bond is different from being imprisoned as a result of being found guilty and sentenced. I am not defending this chucklehead, just pointing out just because you are charged with something doesn't make you guilty.
Jan 2nd 2010 11:52AM For me personally I knew WoW had become way too much when I faction changed to the Alliance to speed up my rep grind in WSG. On my server, Horde win almost 25% of the time, so I did a /faction change to Alliance and /race change to Human. And it was done in 2 days. My character now sits needing a little over 300 rep in Arathi Basin to be exalted with all 3, and I have yet to log back on, or transfer back to the Horde. The "morning after" I realized I was taking this way too seriously, and needed a break. A long break. It's pissed off my guild as they figured I would be back on the Horde side to raid. But I think it's much needed.
Jan 2nd 2010 11:39AM totally forgot about this yesterday. so im sneaking in at the last minute.