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Breakfast Topic: What's your naming methodology? {WoW}

Jan 9th 2012 11:20AM I'm very similar. As a South African, all of my toons have a name from the local language, Zulu. Listening to the Americans trying to pronounce Nkalakata or Mkhonto is quite hilarious

Enhancement shaman itemization and the end boss effect {WoW}

Jun 10th 2011 3:19AM I was wondering the same thing, Elam! Just sidetrack him with a question of who is the better expansion boss - Deathwing or the Lich King. Twitter gave me an awesome read on that debate this morning, courtesy of Rossi and Whitcomb

The Queue: Hey Minnesota Twins, let's chat for a second {WoW}

Jun 2nd 2011 11:18AM The moment they add epic gems, they're going to have to update the profession bonuses. The blacksmith bonus (2 extra gem sockets) will be overpowered in comparison to the other professions (which are generally +80 of a desirable stat), while the JC profession bonus will be UNDERpowered since the chimeric eye won't be as powerful compared to an epic gem.

I don't see any of this coming through the PTR at the moment, and there'd be a heck of a dance to get all that right. In fact, the whole mess may even point towards no epic gems at all this expansion, as unpalatable as that may sound.

Reader UI of the Week: Naina's UI and comfortable clutter {WoW}

May 31st 2011 11:08AM Gotta second this opinion!
Having the default floating combat text is like drowning in numbers. You'll feel better - and stand in a whole lot less bad stuff - with the numbers off or a decent addon to handle it

The Queue: How I do {WoW}

May 30th 2011 3:14AM @Matthew - we have blood elves. Same thing really, only we get Hannah Montanah AND Justin Bieber in the same racial package.

Ol' Grumpy's guide to outdated content and you {WoW}

May 26th 2011 2:49AM Well, it was gated for a month, so you have to give them at least that long!

Ask the Devs Round 8 answers your Firelands questions {WoW}

May 26th 2011 2:46AM The opening cutscene of Uldum has me lose control of my toon when I'm ambushed and taken prisoner. How do they take you prisoner? By this point, you've slain untold evil minions, and in all probability, slain the Lich King himself, but hey, the story demands you get ambushed and kidnapped. That's what they're talking about

Breakfast Topic: What's the one class you just can't stand? {WoW}

May 20th 2011 9:33AM Shaman have the most interesting toolkit in the game. In any situation, a good shaman will be able to adapt and pull something out of the bag for the good of the group. They do respectable damage and they have the best interrupt in the whole game.
They have an incredibly complex and interesting priority system that requires a good deal of concentration to maximise. Enhance, for example, were second only to feral druids in complexity during Wrath. And at the end of Wrath, when Ghostcrawler said that they wanted to move away from single-spell healing spam, resto shaman were left scratching their heads wondering what on earth he was on about. We like to mix it up with the heals!
Finally, the truly good shaman will be able to see something go wrong, and step in to save the group. An enhance shaman can heal passably well with maelstrom weapon; a stone elemental can hold up for the few seconds required to b-rez the tank (b-rez is the DKs job though); an earthbind totem in the right place makes kiting easy...

Shaman are awesome!

Breakfast Topic: What's the one class you just can't stand? {WoW}

May 20th 2011 9:15AM To be fair to warriors, they are a class that really sucks while levelling. At max level, once they start gearing up, they get a hell of a lot more fun. But until they get there, I hear you, they're just plain dull.

Breakfast Topic: What's the one class you just can't stand? {WoW}

May 20th 2011 9:01AM Paladin!
Never managed to get one past 19, and it never helped that until the sundering they were all blood elves on the horde side; a confluence of hate for me.
I believe they're more complicated now, but they always seemed to be a 1-1-2 class that was a complete snorefest. The healers spam Flash of Light, the tanks consecrate and ... um, actually they just consecrate. (Only recently did their main cooldown, Ardent Defender, even require a buttonpress)
I've also heard that some paladins are "ret" and can dps, but I don't think they show up much on recount. Maybe below the tank?

More reasons to dislike Paladins:
- They're pink on the minimap. Pink!!
- For some reason, the loot tables are all chock-full of intellect plate (WTB plate spell dps class).
- In the pre-cataclysm quest to rescue his son, Tirion Fordring refuses to resurrect Taelan Fordring when he is killed. I can only conclude he didn't do his quest to get Redemption back when he was level 12
- Not even Arthas could stand being a paladin.
-In early Wrath, they were so overpowered in PVP that they could essentially 2-shot any class
- You have to kill them twice in PVP

Don't like 'em. Can't play 'em. Can't stand them!