Apr 7th 2011 10:26AM Stella Khatibi is SPOT ON.
Bribing tanks isn't the right thing.
Making tanking fun is.
But it's the player base who've made tanking simultaneously the hardest job in the game and the least rewarded and the most complained over. It's an extraordinarily bad, unfriendly feeling to even attempt to tank and it takes a cigar-smoking monomaniac masochist to deal with it well.
Mar 2nd 2011 9:37AM The ilevel of items received in Hyja/Vashj'ir should've been at most equivalent to Icecrown gear. At most - I'll argue it should've been worse. The gear-flation is getting really gross; the way that blues have posted in the past leads me to believe they don't even consider it an issue.
Raid-geared mains shouldn't be turning in items for green quest rewards till near the end of the next expansion's leveling content. The time and effort spent to get those items shouldn't feel like time wasted in the excitement of new flashy gear with a gazillion stamina and three trillion agility.
I've been a great fan of RPG games in past, but something about how a higher level character can experience power-increases that mean they can thoughtlessly blow away armies-worth of lower level characters has always rubbed me wrong.
Dec 23rd 2010 1:21PM Oh, and for fishing to be a Tetris/Robotron/Angry Birds style mini game.
Dec 23rd 2010 1:19PM What I'd like to see is a few built in, custumizable UI themes.
Basic, minimalist, HuD, Raid, etc.
Nov 14th 2010 4:54PM My first character was a tauren druid - and I think I was cemented by the flight from moonglade back to Thunder Bluff. It was like ten minutes of awesome tour.
Nov 4th 2010 7:38PM Amoral? Please.
What could have gone entirely into their pockets, they're giving half away to a really awesome charity. There's no way in which it works out that they end up keeping more money than if they didn't donate.
People will always find a way to question the way others use their money - specially if there's jealousy in the air. "Oh, that guy's a millionaire, it doesn't hurt HIM to donate fifty thou to cancer research, so it's not real altruism.".. give me a break. It's a donation and it's well meant.
Jul 23rd 2010 3:55PM Oh, man. Duoing with a friend of mine and skirting the edges of pyrewood village late at night and having to run like hell when a lot of the tight-packed elites aggroed us was a lot of fun. I kinda do wish the run-of-the-mill creatures would be harder to kill.
Jul 15th 2010 12:28PM What we see in a lot of the complaints about the new trees is that we're forced to take 'useless' talents in order to progress.
We're currently living in a world where arcane mages don't take Slow because they don't have the single solitary point for it. Aff warlocks don't take DP. Whoever heard of an arcane mage without Slow or an aff warlock without dark pact? It simply doesn't make sense - and we as players have lost the sense of .. fun. We can't take fun talents. We can't take quirky talents. We need that 1% whatchamacallit because without it we suck.
Personally, I'd compare it to Stockholm syndrome to object to having the option of using fun or quirky non-dps talents. So many builds nowadays have wiggle room for a few percent hit talents, a free point or two if you're lucky, and that's that. Everything is about red-hot max-out optimization and the mentality rebels against actually needing - actually being required! to do something fun and only occasionally useful with your talent build.
I don't think the talent trees as they exist currently are perfect - they could certainly use more breadth. But to use an example.. I found myself having to decide between instant invisibility, lower mana cost, pushback reduction, or exploding mage armor as an arcane mage fiddling with the trees.. and y'know what? Gosh, I love that choice. Here's to more of it!
Jul 10th 2010 9:57AM If Blizzard wants to stop trolling without revealing real names, the vote up/vote down comment system is a start. If you wanna take it to an extreme.. make there be an account vote down count, and if you hit the max allowed - you're unable to post till the rating decays.
Jul 9th 2010 11:14PM Athinah is right in a sense.
We all pay for a service - and as long as we like the service? Hurray! No trust necessary.
Vigilance is always necessary. Know what you're signing on for - and don't hesitate to cancel your end of the bargain if they try to 'change the deal'.