Jul 20th 2010 10:39AM I'd love to be an evil Shaman! But more importantly, I'd want to be able to communicate with my enemy. esPECially if I was an evil Shaman. And that's the main reason I don't RP in WoW, but have in other MMO's. The battle of wits is reduced to /rude, /mock and /laugh.
Jul 1st 2010 9:38AM Yes. Goblins are the ever-so-popular black Jewish mafia.
May 26th 2010 6:42PM I completely agree, and I think Sub is easily the most fun. I think it's so fun that I'm considering going back to my warm and cozy home of Shadowstepping (for PVP only, of course). I don't care if I lose more fights or don't do as well in the Arenas. Fun is fun.
May 19th 2010 5:10PM That old girlfriend wasn't MY old girlfriend. And, although she may be sloppy seconds (or thirds or ninths), she's more experienced now and fun in different ways.
May 19th 2010 2:21PM Edit: meant "through 10"
Also, it's all out-of-game references. Just makes it easier to talk about different sets of gear.
May 19th 2010 2:18PM Wowwiki said it better than I can:
"All classes in the World of Warcraft have unique armor sets designed specifically for their own usage. Armor sets obtained through raiding are designated by tier."
Here are how they break down, by expansion:
Vanilla - Tiers 1through 3
TBC - Tiers 4 through 6
WotLK - Tiers 7 through 11
Wowwiki also has more information about what Tiers go with what Raids.
May 19th 2010 11:20AM I can't speak for you, but for a casual player like me, it will allow me to make better use of my time in the evenings. During my downtime at work, I can see if an item is cheaper to buy, or if the mats are cheaper, or if the mats of the mats are cheaper, etc. I would also use this data-gathering to assist my AH gold-making strategies. For me, it would probably play out a little more like checking stock market prices.
May 19th 2010 11:00AM @Pete
"Sparkle pony was a one-time doesn't provide special advantage item"
Sparkle pony was $25 for (120g x # of characters that get to at least 70 and would typically buy a mount for each riding skill). It is Blizz selling gold. If you leveled 10 toons to 70 with the sparkle pony, you could save over 1000g. It's not comparable to the deals you get at gold selling sites, but it's Blizz-sanctioned gold selling. Advantage: Blizz.
"[WoW Remote] arguably does provide special advantage and it's a recurring cost."
The advantage still goes to the person at the computer, in my opinion. I think the AH will be more competitive with WoW Remote, but I think the sheer numbers of players that don't have to leave their computers will still come out on top. Advantage: Mom's Basement.
"You are pushing your players to rethink their commitment to you with each move farther down the nickel-and-dime path you take. We're going to start comparing you to an airline soon."
They are obviously pushing you (and quite possibly many others) to rethink commitment, but plenty of us had/have been wanting greater accessibility (along with server moves, race changes, faction changes, etc.) for years. And until Blizz starts charging for something that has always been a part of the game, the airline comparison is pretty far off. Advantage: The obviously-large population of people that let Blizz know they wanted these changes, and showed it by purchasing the options.
May 19th 2010 10:20AM @ Josh
"Anyone notice this is Blizzards way of selling gold?"
I don't think is nearly as flat-out "selling gold" as the mount purchases are. That mount is worth approximately 120g for every toon (that doesn't get free mounts because of class or whatever) that gets to lvl 70. The more toons, the better the value. But, at the very least, it could be looked at as $25 for 120g.
That being said, I'm fine with the mount purchases and I'm looking forward to WoW Remote, subscription and all.