May 29th 2010 10:29AM It makes me laugh when I read posts from people who feel the need to be offended because someone didn't cater to their every desire in life then feel the need to demand that everyone conform to what they desire. I laugh even harder when they can't spell.
Banarax, "pic" is spelled with a "k" at the end in the English language. You destroy your own self-righteous tone when you come across as an illiterate.
Either way, Allison's article fits in perfectly on this type of website. It doesn't always have to be about what is up and coming and what is the ideal strategy. It is a blog about a game that we enjoy. This article makes fun of the game and we who play it.
In my opinion, a fantastic read.
Mar 25th 2010 10:20AM I too have completed the Loremaster of the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor.
My greatest motivator to complete this long haul was Cataclysm. I want to see all of the world before it gets altered.
There are some really annoying quests in Vanilla WoW, but there are also some awesome story lines there. I was quite partial to Tirion's quest chain and the quest where you defend Darrowshire. There were others I enjoyed, but those 2 stand out for me.
Mar 2nd 2010 11:37AM There is a flaw in the door holding argument.
Men are far more competitive with other men. Men have a genetic disposition to compete with other men (residual animal programming from times long past) and it is reinforced in early childhood to this day. I am not saying it is right, it is just the way it is.
Men will hold a door less for another man because our basest response is to force the other man to fend for himself. While there are certainly areas where we are competitive with women, our natural response is not to be competitive with them unless there is a gain to be had (i.e. competing in a game, jobs applications, the last donut in the lunchroom etc...). I believe that that is even more true in situations as mundane as holding a door where there is less conscious decision making and more of a programmed response.
Men are not compelled at an instinctual level to compete with women, and that leads us to being content to hold a door longer for a female (with the added bonus of trying to impress her, another instinctual response). I would argue that a woman being upset about a man holding the door for you is a very gender-centric view of what is happening, as it may have less to do with you being a woman, and more to do with men unconsciously being more competitive with other men.
Men and women should be equal, in pay and rights and every single other area. Perhaps in an ideal world men would be just as innately competitive with women as men. However at the root of it we as humans are just more developed animals, complete with residual animal instincts. And you can't completely remove an instinctive response no matter how developed we as humans become.
Jan 29th 2010 3:43PM While I feel that a quarantine should have been the first step, in history the quarantine of people with the Black Death in the middle ages did little to stop its spread. (Mostly due to the fact that people didn't primarily spread the disease, the fleas on rats did).
However, given that Stratholme was not threatened by the the airborne plague of the cauldrons, but by grain contamination, running in and killing everyone is definitely morally wrong. They had no way of knowing how much (if any) of the contaminated grain had been consumed. In the face of a lack of definitive knowledge, choosing to kill someone is and always will be wrong. If they had investigated and found that all but a small minority of the townsfolk had eaten the plague grain, then an argument could be made for the culling. We however have no indication that at the time of Arthas' decision that he could be certain that people had eaten the grain. He just knew it had been delivered to the city. By not trying to gain that information, he did in fact make a morally deplorable decision.
Jan 8th 2010 4:43PM For a company pulling in the amount of coin that Blizzard is from WoW, I would think offering 3 versions of Cataclysm would be easy.
1. Collectors edition (funky stuff, game and authenticator)
2. Xpac with an authenticator (with an additional $6 pricetag)
3. Just the Xpac, no authenticator
The company would not lose any revenue as they have to ship the boxes anyways. They could even price the Cataclysm with the authenticator $10 more, I would pay it to save the shipping costs.
Just my 2 cents.
Dec 23rd 2009 4:50PM While I certainly can understand that situation being frustrating, it is possible that they don't have the experience with that class, which is why they are in the dungeon to begin with.
I have 3 80's, a Prot Pally, a Fire-speced mage and a enh/resto shaman. Playing all 3 in dungeons is vastly different than leveling. Plus you mentioned all the raid zones that many players never go into. Players new to the game are not privy to the experience of going into those encounters and therefore have a much more difficult time trying to anticipate the mechanics involved. Someone has to help them learn. By refusing to even give them basic advice, you are ensuring that they never learn and continue to be a problem for more advanced players.
Added to that, leveling an alt has become much faster and easier, therefore reducing the amount of time they actually have played that class.
I am sure the first time you went into a dungeon or raid, you made mistakes too. Everyone has. I think it becomes to easy for us veteran players to assume that everyone else is as well versed in their character as we are. This is simply not the case.
If people aren't willing to run with players with lower skill levels, this problem will continue indefinitely. If we all took 1 min to help those that are in the steep part of their learning curve, most of the negative experiences shared in this thread would go away over time.
Dec 23rd 2009 10:28AM I completely agree with the "get a pair".
I had our healer drop from a Blood Furnace run last night right before the last boss. We had more than a couple of deaths, but I figured we were there, we should finish.
Unfortunately having a healer is key to finishing every instance and there aren't a lot of people looking for outland heroics on my battlegroup.
Dec 15th 2009 1:47PM Agreed you have the ability to complain about how "stupid" you may feel Blizzard is by making a change to their game (and lets not get confused, it IS Blizzard's game, not the players game). Blizzard just reserves the right to prevent you from making less than intelligent and belligerent remarks on the forums that they own.
If the forum trolls want to vent about how "pathetic" they think Blizzard is doing their job, there are lots of free forums and blog sites on the internet where they can spout their fountain of endless tripe about Blizzard. They do not have to allow these comments in a forum designed to discuss the game.
Blizzard forums are there for intelligent and meaningful discussion about the game. Not so some lonely person with a superiority complex feels good about themselves by bashing someone else.
Nov 25th 2009 2:22PM I am in for contest. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!