May 24th 2011 3:02PM I really don't think fear of diminishing paid server transfers has anything to do with why they they are thinking of making this a premium service. I imagine the vast majority of people who pay to transfer do so to actually join a guild or raid team, not to run a daily heroic here and there.
Why charge then? Because they can, and people will pay it. It targets people who want to play with a buddy occasionally, but don't want to leave their actual guild or raid team.
It's selling to multiple segments of the market, just like Upper Deck did by selling real cards as well as knock-offs. Although with that example it wasn't exactly legal. :)
May 22nd 2011 12:29PM Honestly I don't understand why they don't just let our magma totem AOE like it used to. All these changes seem to be adding unnecessary complexities just to do a bit of unsatisfactory AOE damage. I can't imagine the conversation that went on behind the scenes when it was decided to make it a 5-step process that takes around 12 seconds to get going.
It's really ridiculous when you compare to other classes who pretty much just have to press one button.
May 14th 2011 10:21PM Exactly.. It would be impossible for Blizz to create trees that avoid the whole spec-this-way-or-you-suck mentality just because mathematically one spec will always be more DPS, HPS or mitigation. The new trees simply make it easier to decipher between stuff like PVP and PVE builds rather than trying to figure out if 3% static bonus damage overall or 15% chance to crit on one of your nukes will be more overall DPS.
That said, I am also a little disappointed that by streamlining the talents so much, the choices are pretty much a foregone conclusion. I have no idea how you could fix that though. :)
May 14th 2011 3:18PM "I pay my monthly fee to play the game how I want to play it"
And you can play the game solo if you want. If you're a liability to your raid group, I don't think that paying your monthly fee is an excuse to not be at, or at least near your best.
I know that's not necessarily what you meant, and I'm not saying that you personally are a problem to your guild, but the whole "I pay my fee, so I can do whatever I want" thing I see people throw out after doing 8k dps doesn't really hold water when you consider the other people in the raid who also pay a monthly fee and rely on you to contribute.
May 4th 2011 7:59PM Love how none of this is explained at all.
Apr 27th 2011 3:47PM I keep expecting someone on the show to mention it or do something about it.
Apr 24th 2011 4:16PM Irritating how they post pics like this but never answer the obvious questions that they know everyone will immediately ask.
Apr 12th 2011 10:47AM If you get the idea in your head that keeping the entire party at 100% all of the time isn't the goal (or even expected) anymore, you'll get your nerve back.
That, and who cares what the rogue from another server who can't move out of the AoE who you'll never see again thinks about you? :)