Feb 11th 2011 8:48AM I'm now a DK tank, and a competent one (so save your jokes!), but I didn't dare try to tank on my first heroic run. I queued for dps and got Blackrock Caverns. Well it turns out that we had a tank who played like he had been running Blackrock Caverns for 6 months, so it was a pretty uneventful night. I think we wiped once on Beauty (who doesn't?), but we also got the achievement for "Too Hot to Handle" without even trying. I've since just come to understand that as a determined, patient tank, I'm going to need an average of 5-8 dps and 2-3 healers on any given heroic PUG. People are going to bail after a wipe, that just what they do.
The worst run I ever had was my first attempt at h-Vortex Pin. We never even wiped, but I got kicked before the last boss for no reason cause there were three morons in the group who were all in the same guild, and they just kicked me to be mean. I also think they wanted to bring in a buddy so he could get some quick n'easy valor points. Oh well, sh*t happens.
Dec 28th 2010 9:42AM The Notched Jawbone is an inscription item, not jewelcrafting. Just a head's up.
Dec 28th 2010 9:27AM WoW takes a step back for me during the NFL season, and if the Bears are playing? Fuggedaboutit.
Dec 3rd 2010 10:18AM Question for the queue here!
My question is, if Deathwing landed on Stormwind's front door, as he apparently did in the trailer and the loading screen, why is Stormwind, you know, still standing? Considering everything else that happened in Azeroth, how could his appearance in the Alliance capital NOT cause more devastation than claw marks in the ramparts? Did someone show up to drive him off?
Suspected answer: Deathwing ain't all that.
Nov 16th 2010 2:18PM Scoundrel class, with talents spent in lovin' the ladies RIGHT.
Lvl 80 Lando: "That blast came from Deathwing! That thing's operational!!! Home-1 this is Gold leader..."
Level 85 Lando: "Yes I said move closer! Move as close as you can, and engage Deathwing at point-blank range!"
Oct 11th 2010 2:14PM "Shocker #1: WoW aint reality." Do we really need to keep reestablishish that point? If this were anything other than a silly message board about a videogame, I'd be offended.
Just because WoW is fantasy doesn't mean it can't be based in reality. Our characters drive motorcycles, for cryin' out loud. Maybe Blizzard should take falling damage out of the game as well, since it too closely mirrors what would happen to me if I jumped off a bridge/mountain/dragon in real life.
And to "shocker #2:" All worgen will be able to walk around in human form when not in combat, if the player should choose. So if you wanted to RP as a female, then by all means go for it. I was just trying to present a fairly simple, constructive solution for Bliz, as opposed to, "these models are terribad and so are Blizzard's artists!!!"
Oct 11th 2010 1:29PM I just wish Blizzard would take a look at real-life dogs. Most people can't tell the difference in male and female dogs without lifting the tail. Unlike humans, the physical differences that separate male and female canines are just not that extreme.
Makes me wonder if Bliz is too caught up in what seems to be a trend of modern game designers, who are ruled by business model of "OK BOYS PLAY OUR GAMEZ AND BOYS LIKE BOOBS SO OUR GAMES SHOULD HAVE BOOBS." It gets kinda old. Thus, I think they should save themselves some work and make worgen females look more or less like males. Slightly smaller, slightly more slender, maybe but every bit as scary.
Final points: Werewolf lovers should go watch the movie "Dog Soldiers." A low-budget, but well made horror film from Scotland made a few years ago. A woman in that movie becomes a werewolf, and you sure couldn't tell the difference in her or her male counterparts. Making her look "feminine" or "sexy" would've ruined the whole movie.
Sep 20th 2010 9:55AM I just entered all this on Newegg and my total came to $1759.46.
That included tax, shipping, and a $25 dvd burner.
Well done, sir.
Jul 22nd 2010 8:49AM I couldn't believe this story when I read it, cause I'm going through the exact same scenario. My warlock is also geared to the teeth, and I have a spot locked (no pun intended) down in one of my guild's ICC 10 groups where we're working on the lich king. But there's a couple other locks who show up one 25 man night and simply put me to shame in dps, and I can't figure out why.
My favorite "do everything, go everywhere" toon is my DK and though he actually has pretty competitive gear thanks to some lucky ICC25 drops, there are no less than 6 DKs in my guild who try to raid ICC during the week. And I know it's not the best attitude, but I don't even bother trying to get my DK into a PUG. For all the haters out there, the Death Knight is an incredibly popular class.
My solution is to be patient and wait for Cataclysm. My plan is for my DK to be one of the first 80s in my guild, and to deck out his tank set with blacksmithing along the way. Our guild is huge and since 25 man raiding will all but fade away in Cata, I expect to have no trouble finding a 10 man group for him to run in.
Jul 9th 2010 10:29AM I thought Josh expressed a perfectly valid, if dissenting opinion. It's a shame readers can't disagree with the masses here and not get their comment blacked-out to the point of illegibility.
I'm know I'm asking a lot, but it's time for WoW.com to come up with a new system for their forums. The spectrum of public opinion may have opposing sides, but one side should be no less visible than the other. Perhaps instead of voting down posts to black, they should become red, or green. Any other combination of legible text would suffice, as long as we can still read it. I just like to know what others are thinking, and would like to have an easier time reading their thoughts. Let the forum moderators deal with deleting posts of offensive nature; it's their domain, and they reserve the right to make that call.
Imagine where America would be if all dissenting voices were "blacked out" to the point where they could be no longer heard? The thing that makes us great is that while we let the majority rule, we can simultaneously protect minorities.