Oct 11th 2011 10:51AM I played a big, strong, and dumb guy in DAOC for a while. Something like the ogres in WoW. The funniest part was the reaction of the other players.
Sep 9th 2011 8:16AM The first time I entered Ironforge with my gnome.
I like dwarves, I like mountains, IF doors are featured in the trailer... it was just awesome.
A similar experience was with the old Onyxia quest chain. Walking into the city with all the guards bowing before you... amazing.
Jun 8th 2010 7:53AM The problem is not the gameplay.
I appreciate the exclusive in-game cosmetic items obtained with other purchases - collector's editions, blizzcon tickets, cards, plushes, refer-a-friend, you name it. It makes you special, because you own something that not everybody can obtain easily (or without a good amount of money, at least).
But what's the meaning of exclusive items... which aren't exclusive at all? To get them, all you have to do is take a little more money out of your pockets. In my guild, some of the guys who bought the celestial steed now regret it: they wasted money on something that isn't even "cool", as a lot of people got it.
And anyway, this AH thing is actually a change in the gameplay - the AH _is_ part of the game. A game in the game.
Of course Blizzard is free to sell wathever they want, and people is free to use their money as they like. But - excuse the words - I feel pissed off; when I subscribed to this game, I expected to have everything that everybody else could (and I'm sure it was written somewhere). Now, we have this pay-more-to-get-more. I simply hate it, it's like a break in the rules. In a free-to-play game with purchasable extra content, the rules are clear... and I used to hate them! Suddenly, I like them.
For me, it looks like the time to quit playing is getting close. Gone is the epic feeling of raids. Gone is the pleasure of levelling and discovering the world (well, I guess it only happens once anyway - or twice, if you grow up on two factions). Gone are the fair rules of payment. Eck, even my old guild friends are gone and I fail to get in touch with the new ones - they're all looking only at the latest gear(score) and raids. The time of spam and bots has come.
Jun 8th 2010 3:54AM I don't like this wave of paid services and items. I am already paying a damn subscription for this game! I understand services like character move, faction and name change, because these are actions that can disrupt the game flow (to avoid people moving between servers and factions following PvP fortunes, etc), but what's the reason of pets, mounts, and this?
I'm not going to pay for any of this. Instead, I'm gonna play LOTRO as soon as it gets free-to-play, at least I know I have to pay for extras.
Jun 1st 2010 10:45AM Don't mind about the achievements, you can do them both with a friend, or a second account.
May 20th 2010 11:09AM I started with a friend's account, which I paid for, from June 2006 to February 2007 - just the time to grow my gnome lock to 60, my friend never got over lvl 20 -, when I finally created my own account for TBC. And levelled another gnome lock :-)
Playing since then. Also owned a second account for 6 months. A lot of characters, but only one 80.
To take a "break", I deleted almost every alt and kept only my favorite, a tauren hunter, which is now 70 and growing.
Apr 27th 2010 5:01AM What about all those gold-making and levelling guides for sale out there? They are using very specific material from the game - recipe names, characters names, location names, game mechanics, quest details, often artwork.
Mar 6th 2010 5:10PM My tip to level up fishing / earn fishing achievements is to watch a movie while fishing. Turn off WoW music and ambient sound, find a spot without other people fishing, and raise up your volume to hear the splash of the bobber.
You'll grind the achievements without noticing.
Feb 17th 2010 10:29AM I had the quests for the Black Temple attunement when they were no longer required, and I kept them in the hope to get the Hand of A'dal title. But I didn't have it yet when WLK came out; I kept them even if they were supposed to no longer give any title.
Imagine my surprise when I finally completed the chain, almost one year after WLK was out, and I was rewarded the title!
Nov 21st 2009 9:09AM I play WoW on both Mac and Windows, but mostly on Windows.
My favorite OS is undoubtly Mac OS X, and to always have it with me I bought a MacBook with a GF9400 video card, which allows me to play WoW nicely on its 13" 1280x800 when I'm not at home.
But at home I built a gaming PC (Q9650, 8GB, 9800GT) to play WoW at 23" 1920x1080 with almost full details, the poor MacBook jut can't compete with it :)
However the MacBook comes handy also at home when I have to exchange objects between my two accounts.