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2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass coming soon {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 4:41PM Thanks Greg.

I'm enjoying arena - I'm just not particularly good at it :) I have a great partner (meaning: very very patient with me) and we're hovering around 1300-1400... depends on who we face as to how well we do :)

The Queue: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 2:41PM Q4tQ: How do I delete a WoW Trial Account? It's showing up on my account screen, and the drop down box when I log into WoW. I've never used it, just clicked the "play for free" button on one of Blizz's pages, and it created it too quickly! :)

Q4tQ#2: Why is my Horde flag yellow when I arena? Don't tell me "because Blizz wants it that way". I want a lore-alicious reason. Maybe it is a battle-tattered, sunlight-faded Horde red? And the Alliance master dyers can't make a blue that doesn't fade to green under those same conditions?

2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass coming soon {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 2:21PM Wait.... since they're opening up another realm with level 90 stuff after you buy the MoP upgrade, does that mean that this arena pass will still be active when MoP is released? O.o

2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass coming soon {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 1:47PM Does anyone here have experience with the Arena Pass in past years?

I'm a fairly new arena-goer, and I'm wondering if I'll have any chance at all to just to try my hand if I join in. Or will I get a 2.0-second smack down that completely demoralizes me, every single time I queue?

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

Apr 2nd 2012 4:14PM I feel your pain. I only have 2 toons at max level - my first, a hunter, and my second, who's a resto shaman. The entire time I've leveled my shaman I've felt slightly guilty about ignoring my 'real' main. But the opportunity to try my hand at healing, coupled with a new found love of PvP healing, has cushioned that guilt a bit, and my hunter's been gathering dust for 6 months or so.

A panda/monk is appealing to me, but how do I abandon my two "main" characterss? I have limited playtime, and know that I can't keep multiple characters geared for end-game stuff. I have a feeling that I'll be goofing around on a new pandaren or a monk, but I think I'll end up coming back to my toons i already have so much invested in.

The Queue: I need to read more {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 11:41AM My reading recommendations:

Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling (series)- sets up a scenario about what might happen if all internal combustion suddenly stopped working. No cars, no electricity, etc - how people react and reorganize society. A really great read.

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card - probably cliche, but one of the first sci-fi books I ever read, and made me a fan :)

The Walking Drum - Louis L' Amore - historical fiction set in 12th century Middle East/Europe. Completely different tone from L'Amore's westerns.

Outlander - Diana Gabaldon. This one is more 'girly'. It's a historical fiction/romance with a bit of a fantasy/time travel twist. Strong female lead, and just a good story.

Game of Thrones - George RR Martin - this recommendation is definitely becoming cliche since the HBO series came out, but still such a good read!

Wheel of Time series - Robert Jordan - again, a staple of the fantasy genre, but just in case someone out there hasn't read them!


The Queue: Ask the beta testers {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2012 12:09PM Probably like that inebriated guy on the dance floor right before the bar closes: Embarrassingly uncoordinated, but having fun and getting down.

One gear set for PvE and PvP in Mists of Pandaria? {WoW}

Mar 7th 2012 4:36PM @ Pirate

It IS inherently enjoyable to me. That's why I play WoW at all. But it's a bit disingenuous to suggest that we don't also enjoy the rewards that come along with the gameplay.

Why did I strive to get PacMan to eat the fruit? Why did I bash Mario's head against every coin block I could? Why do I do achievements, collect pets, or run old instances to get 'mogging gear? Because I'm after some reward that is in addition to the pure enjoyment of playing the game for the stated 'goal'.

Do I like killing Alliance, or keeping them from killing me? Absolutely! But I also enjoy pondering how to spend my current stash of Conquest points to get better gear. It's all part of the experience for me.

One gear set for PvE and PvP in Mists of Pandaria? {WoW}

Mar 7th 2012 3:59PM Pirate,

Not sure this works. Doesn't it take away some of the reasons for PvPing?

Look at it from a PvE perspective first: when you beat a boss in PvE, half the fun (agony?) is seeing what loot drops. If your gear is equalized upon entering an area, what would be the fun of loot?

Now apply it to PvP: I've recently started really worshipping the PvP Gods, and chasing that elusive 'perfect' PvP set. I'm enjoying accomplishing my personal goals as I slowly upgrade my gear from Vicious (crafted) to Ruthless (honor) and then to Cataclysmic (Conquest) gear. I'm having fun honing my skill in arenas and BGs, but the lure of ever better gear is part of the fun too. Take that away, and you take away a lot of the feeling of tangible reward that comes from playing PvP. (I'm pretending my pretty pixels are tangible.)

I'm definitely a PvP newcomer, and I don't have a solution to the gear/cross-contamination issue, but just stripping any gear quality issues from PvP doesn't' seem to be the solution.


Breakfast Topic: What class will you never play? {WoW}

Mar 7th 2012 11:18AM Mine's Druids, but for the opposite reason. When I'm playing a toon, I tend to focus on my role: Am I healing, or am I DPSing? (I don't tank). But when I play a druid, I feel like I'm leaving a lot on the table and not really using all their abilities.

My brain doesn't switch from heals to damage to tank that quickly. I'm a bad druid, and I know it. So I have abandoned all 3 I've started before they even hit level 30.

I also avoid anything melee in general. I don't like being in the mosh pit when the fighting's happening. I want to see who's wandering up behind me.