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Drama Mamas: The love triangle strikes again {WoW}

Mar 21st 2012 2:38AM @Jatt and@Martin

and just because its a real world scenario doesnt mean you can't respond in a alternative fashion when someone asks for advice on a video game website.

and @the "other woman" move on from that deadbeat, im a guy and guys who do that are worthless and will never change.

Why Dragon Soul nerfs are good for everyone, especially hardcore guilds {WoW}

Feb 23rd 2012 3:58PM well said, also the article says it best. the troll that posted after you needs to cop on to the fact that teir 11 was probably the hardest first Teir in a expansion since pre nerf Grull and co and it resulted in one of the the largest drop in subscriber numbers because there was nothing to do.

There could have been a similar drop in the burning crusade but we dont know as numbers were not released quaterly then( blizzard was a privately owned company i believe and didnt have to post public accounts).

Also this ridiculous idea that this nerf is " catering to the bads and casuals" is nonsensical, just because you dont have the time to commit to a hardcore raiding team raiding 3-5 nights a week doesnt mean your a bad player. It means your a Adult with responsibilities. Your argument forgets the simple facts that in TBC :

1. wow was a newer game, TBC was the first expansion and it was all very very new and much more accessible than Vanilla was. Everything was easier to obtain( money and everything) and there were flying mounts

2. the player base was much younger and thus had less responsibilites( children, Wives/husbands rather than girlfriends/boyfriends, more involved job than part time in a bar etc, owning a house) and more time for gaming.

3. Raiding in TBC was actually easier than in vanilla in some respects with the existence of Kara and original ZA. I will agree that TBC was probably the most hardcore raiding period of wow but Kara made it reasonably accessible and there was some massively difficult dungeons too

4. There wasnt a expectation of being able to experience this content, there was no dungeon finder and forming a group was a absolute pain in the ***. they made dungeon finder to fix this as it was obviously wrong that only people in good guilds who were friends with a tank and a healer could really form a group.

5. there was absolutely no real competition in the MMO space to speak of. A couple of game companies tried but failed.

TLDR:
the casual = bad statement is moronic

Should Blizzard leave heroic encounter difficulty alone? {WoW}

Feb 22nd 2012 1:32AM If i remember correctly in teir 11 they didnt nerf the heroics and only nerfed the normals and this is precisely what happened. groups could clear the normals and then ran into a brick wall because the heroics were pegged at above normal mode +20% . I would imagine that that coupled with the fact that for a introductory teir broke many guilds and resulted in a loss of subscribers from the game due to lack of playable content.

There is no point in having tonnes of content in the game if the players cant defeat it. And not everyone enjoys wiping on bosses for weeks all night every night. after about 1.5 - 2.5 months the content is no longer relevant and in the case of dragon soul you can turn the nerf off if you want so i dont get what the issue is

Breakfast Topic: How did you get started? {WoW}

Feb 3rd 2012 6:36PM my brothers used to play aswell so it made it easier to get going ( particularily as vanilla wow was not a easy leveling experience) . It was also very good for staying in contact with them:) and like the article authot we always played games together too and i was the logic puzzles guy in the family, my reaction speeds were never up to FPS levels.

I also have loved reading these stories in the comments today!

Breakfast Topic: How did you get started? {WoW}

Feb 3rd 2012 6:33PM I originally started to help giving up alcohol addiction...... needed something to fill in all the hours the booze used to take up. havent drank in 6 years.... still addicted to wow though:)

although it is definatly easier on the liver

Ol' Grumpy and the Dragon Soul nerf {WoW}

Jan 19th 2012 4:45PM excellent article that needed to be said

It isnt elitism that causes people to not understand why raids need to be nerfed after a certain time. Its a lack of perspective on what most players play the game to do

If your in a guild that blows through normals and ends up on heroics after 1 or 2 weeks you are playing with similarily minded players that want a challenge and a challenging raid environment. However as you only play with similarily minded players it can be easy to miss that about 90% of the playerbase doesnt actually play the game like that.

you can only respond based on the information you have at hand and if all that information is from other like minded players you are going to get inaccurate results

I used to be in a hardcore raiding guild and only noticed this truth after i no longer had the time to raid and do all the stuff i used to do and left that community for the dreaded casuals. And to be honest im having more fun per hour than ever before

Know Your Lore: Where is WoW's story headed in the distant future? {WoW}

Jan 19th 2012 11:59AM Oh i agree that referencing a thing and agreeing with it are two different things

However there is a difference between referencing something and saying a faction you support needs to do the same thing.

to continue my above example

1)"alliance need to pull a dresden"

is different from

2)Dresden was bombed during world war 2

1 implies approval, this is very different from the meaning of 2, which is a plain reference, you can disagree with that if you like but doesnt change the facts that they are different.

Know Your Lore: Where is WoW's story headed in the distant future? {WoW}

Jan 19th 2012 5:53AM Im leaving all that out as this is a comment board on a warcraft forum not a historical debating society, my point was confined to dresden as your commend was confined to dresden. not a single person was convicted for dresden or hamburg because the allies won the war not the germans. Victors write the history

my only point was that nobody should adovcate the bombing of civilian targets or " pull a dresden" as you so charming put it, accidents do happen in war but you should try to avoid them. The fact that you are saying this needs to be done in a game that people come here to enjoy and forget about all the nonsense that happens in real war is annoying. I like relaxing in warcraft, not wrestling with deep moral issues, i get enough of that outside the game.

and you dont debate you get the last word there is a difference

Know Your Lore: Where is WoW's story headed in the distant future? {WoW}

Jan 19th 2012 5:50AM Im leaving all that out as this is a comment board on a warcraft forum not a historical debating society, my point was confined to dresden as your commend was confined to dresden. not a single person was convicted for dresden or hamburg because the allies won the war not the germans. Victors write the history

my only point was that nobody should adovcate the bombing of civilian targets or " pull a dresden" as you so charming put it, accidents do happen in war but you should try to avoid them. The fact that you are saying this needs to be done in a game that people come here to enjoy and forget about all the nonsense that happens in real war is annoying. I like relaxing in warcraft, not wrestling with deep moral issues, i get enough of that outside the game.

and you dont debate you get the last word there is a difference

Know Your Lore: Where is WoW's story headed in the distant future? {WoW}

Jan 19th 2012 5:23AM damn thing went in the wrong location... man this place needs a new comment system


You didnt just note that something happened , you advocating that the "alliance need to pull a dresden" which is exactly the same as applauding what was done in dresden as you obviously consider it to be a good thing.

The firebombing of Dresden bypassed most of the military targets ( the military base wasnt bombed and still exists and is still used, the autobahn network wasnt touched and they hit only one quarter of the factory output in the city). It is true that the germans and the crazy holocaust deniers inflate the casulty figures but Dresden was packed with civilians and refugees and in one night the approximately the same number of people died as died during the entire length of the London blitz. Comparing the scale of the bombing done in dresden to what the luftwaffe did in london is like comparing apples to oranges. Also a couple of weeks later twice that number died in the firebombing of hamburg. at this stage the war was essentially won and there are many historians that consider these to be war crimes

The Luftwaffe were not a bunch of medieval heroes by any stretch of the imagination but to say ( like you did on the wow insider show) that the allies actions during the war were entirely justified and none of them were war crimes is wrong. bombing cities full of civilians is a war crime unless there is sufficient military justification. In Dresden there were military targets to bomb but most of them weren't targeted instead phosphorous bombs were dropped on the city creating a firestorm that literally sucked the air out of peoples lungs. While the most henious actions during the war were carried out by the Germans, the noteriety of these actions was affected by who wrote the history, there were a number of Allied warcrimes. For example

Major-General Raymond Hufft (U.S. Army) gave instructions to his troops not to take prisoners when they crossed the Rhine in 1945. "After the war, when he reflected on the war crimes he authorized, he admitted, 'if the Germans had won, I would have been on trial at Nuremberg instead of them.'"

The second world war was a war that needed to be done as hitler and co were totally mental but neither side came out of it clean

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_dresden

and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_war_crimes_during_World_War_II

and to even it out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_crimes_and_Germany

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