Aug 30th 2010 6:49PM I'm not going to give my own opinion on the subject because I honestly believe that no good can come of this. This is not about having a discussion but more about "proving" how wrong the other side is. I will say this though:
Drthweatt you have every right to say what you believe. No one here is telling you you *can't* say it. But then everyone else has the right to disagree with you and express that disagreement (by down voting). You are not being persecuted drthweatt: people tend to believe that the first amendment guarantees you the right to not only say what you want but then shield you from criticism. But just as you can say what you want so can everyone else. The other posters do not agree with you and are stating THEIR opinion.
But at the end of the day this has just become a shouting match.
Aug 3rd 2010 1:35PM @ straw: I couldn't have said it better myself. So I'm a girl and I like my characters to match: that may be "girly" but I know there are a lot of guys who feel the same way. If that wasn't the case seeing new raid armor sets wouldn't be the big deal they are today. Also I've NEVER come close to crying but then crying has never been *my* thing.
Two tips for beginning tanks that helped me A LOT:
1) Watch other tanks.
When I realized I wanted to tank I started watching how others tanked and asked questions. On my lock I noticed most of the time tanks would put down their aoe and THEN pull. I observed how tanks handled casters, runaways, and packs that were far apart. I learned all of this *before* i stepped foot in an instance.
2) My first 1/2 dozen runs or so were with friends/guildies.
Until I got my confidence I tried to stick with mostly guildies that wouldn't yell at me and actually give me advice. I found that having even just 2 or 3 guildies in a random to be a big relief. Then once you see that you can tank without making many mistakes you can strike out on your own.
By doing those two things I cut down a lot of the anxiety and have never really had any of those horrible tanking experiences. Even if I was yelled at in the beginning I always had friends there to back me up. I'm not saying tanking in the beginning wasn't stressful but at least with guildies you can laugh it off.
Aug 1st 2010 1:08PM It was not the request itself that got downrated but the way in which she said it. You will notice YOU were not downrated even though you have the same opinion because you are being courteous, reasonable, and non-argumentative. Puting things like "Argh", sentences in ALL CAPS to show irritation, and an impatience (should i say even entitled) attitude is what got the it downvoted. She used a very negative tone and so she got very negative votes.
Jun 30th 2010 8:07PM Yay! Now that the NDA has been lifted I can finally come out and say it:
REJOICE WARLOCKS AND MAGES ALIKE for Blizzard, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to make the Warlock/Mage rivalry CANON!!!
For behold, the mage and warlock trainers in the goblin starting area have been seen locked in fierce battle. Not even the eruption of the volcano that signaled the destruction of their society, or their seemingly inability to cast anything but one spell, can stop their single minded determination to destroy their opponent with frost bolts/shadow bolts. Bless you Blizzard, for you have heard our heartfelt pleas. Now if only all the other warlock and mage trainers would pick up the banner of war.
Jun 28th 2010 9:28PM So you wish for the hunters to go through the same pain that we warlocks had to? It was a sad day for the warlock community when our voidwalkers got nerfed and I do not wish such a thing on our pet tanking brethren. I just hope that this opens blizzard's eyes about how fun and cool pet tanking is and no matter how hard they try we will always find a way to do it. Maybe, just maybe, our voidwalkers will return to their former glory.
On another note that video was crazy! I am sooooo going to send this to the hunter in my ICC10 man raid so we can try this!
Jun 11th 2010 2:27PM What I liked most about the Ulduar was how CRAZY the fights were compared to what we had been put up against before then. Anyone remember the furnace fight? It personally blow me away. What with raid wide silences, smart adds that you had to kill in *just* the right way or they would overrun the raid, random raid members being snatched, and everything else made one crazy, hectic fight. It pushed healers, tanks and dps to the edge and in the beginning any one mistake would wipe the raid. Might I remind you that this was the 2nd/3rd boss of the instance.
It was the clever and varied fights that I remember the most. It was the many game mechanics going on all at the same time that made each boss hard to master and not boring to down week after week.
Jun 3rd 2010 12:57AM This is the only chance to get this pet.
May 23rd 2010 4:31PM Honestly beta testing doesn't appeal much to me either. Leveling isn't one of my favorite parts of the game and the thought of leveling characters up to max just to loose them AND have to do it all over again makes me shutter. Cataclysm beta is different for one reason: exploration.
As we know Cataclysm is changing old world forever and it would be nice to fly over a zone to then hope over to the lives servers and *really* see what's different. It would make comparing and contrasting easy letting you know what you should savor these last few blissful months.
May 17th 2010 11:14AM But blizzard promised me a Kael'thas dance off with a soul train mount and everything!
Give me a dance crew or give me DEATH!!!!
Apr 15th 2010 8:59PM Now they just have to release the starry pet dragon to go with that mount.