Jan 13th 2011 9:17PM "The videos say "we're not in Azeroth anymore," and then show me a giant dragon fighting a band of adventurers. That sounds an awful lot like Azeroth to me."
Whilst I usually have nothing but praise for you Sacco, that was indeed a glib and "throwaway" jab at Rift. Its a fantasy RPG mate, Dragons and a fighting band of adventurers are a given.
I think equating dragons and adventurers to Azeroth is a bit ignorant and very, very fanboyish.
That said, i see where you were going with it, just kinda lame statement
Nov 14th 2010 4:51PM As far as gameplay goes, For me too, it took a serious burn by some guys I was running Zul Farrak with to really get me into how i played my mage. These guys ripped me to shreds for taking too much aggro, not sheeping properly (when that used to matter) and for pulling mobs by being a douche in general. I never knew I could take it so personally, but I really did - it made me feel terrible. And so, I manned up and started to read about builds and what a "good" build was, what kind of gear I really needed and the rotations that would be most effective. Now im am borderline obsessed with the mechanics of the mage class and pulling the highest dps while adding to raid utility too.
With the regards to story I have been hooked since WC3, and also thought how cool it would be to play one of the heroes in an rpg. Dota was kind of a bridge.
So yes, after an introduction to MMO's with good old Runescape, WOW blew my mind and now, 4 years later I still obsessively keep upto date with whats happening, even when I take off my subscription to get work done.
I love mage.
Oct 30th 2010 6:40PM Wicked column as always Archmage Pants, however out of curiosity - for the arcane-oriented mage with Mana Adept - does it not make more sense to stack crit over haste? I say this as we get a bigger damage buff when we have more mana; our crits refund mana, and do bigger damage, however haste makes us burn through that mana more quickly, meaning the buffed period is smaller the more haste you have - kind of. I understand what you're saying about mastery becoming WAY more important at 85, but right now - in ICC ive been seeing much bigger DPS stacking crit than I did when I was stacking haste pre 4.0.1, just the trick of staying at high mana for as much of the time as possible.
Then again, this might be a dated idea already - i read about it a few weeks ago. It makes intuitive sense that haste has dropped in priority big time, however I'll wait for consensus from said Evil Geniuses before making any grandiose statements.
Thanks for your words of wisdom.
I love you.
Oct 6th 2010 12:25AM I think i just had a cataclysm in my pants
Aug 1st 2010 8:00PM its batman, the lost pharoah!
Jan 5th 2010 10:01PM Truly Horrifying.
'Been reading wow.com for a long time now and this, this is the first thing that i've ever felt the need to comment on. The way his belly rests on face, the ginga goatee, fanny pack - the pink shirt is the only humorous part of this scenario.