Mar 12th 2012 9:37AM I play dedicated DPS. Always have, always will. My main is a shaman and I've never had a main-spec healing role. For about a week I had heals as my off-spec. Tried it once, hated it and went back to DPS and never looked back.
For the record, my husband has been a main-spec healer for years and heals on all of his characters.
My female friends and I (all of whom are either DPS or DPS/Tank) like to joke, "Healin' is men's work!"
Oct 15th 2010 1:41PM That warlock vest was obviously designed by Mondo from this season's PR.
Jul 14th 2010 4:34PM @Ullaana -- I think of Wrynn as a whiny hot-head rather than sinister.
Jul 14th 2010 3:44PM Not bad but I was hoping he'd have a sterner-sounding voice, with a bit of violence and bitterness thrown in for good measure. Alliance need a dark, unhinged sort of faction leader (hey Horde have Sylvanas!) to balance out the goody-goodies....
Jul 11th 2010 7:19AM @Hawkeye "Or a race pushed to the brink of extinction by it's foes trying to find a place in a world they don't seem to fit into now" -- Oh you mean the Draenei?
Jul 9th 2010 5:35PM @Phil -- Because it's fun. Isn't that why anyone plays a game? The idea that "girls don't play video games lol" is outdated. I've read studies that state that 40% of gamers are female.
I play WoW because I'm a gamer. I raid, I PVP, I do achievements and hard modes. I do those things b/c I find them fun. The fact that I'm female has no bearing on that.
The question is -- why wouldn't female gamers be drawn to WoW?
As to why I picked WoW specifically to play -- it's because I love the gameplay, the classes and the lore. I've tried Warhammer and LotRO and of them all, I preferred WoW. WoW is the first MMO I've been dedicated to but I also plan to try SW:TOTOR as well.
In any case:
May 23rd 2010 7:32AM It has been mere days since my comrades and I have killed the Lich King. My wounds have not healed and yet, have already left their scars. I feel as though I will never be warm again, so long have I battled in the frozen North.
All around me, I see the faces of my friends and they are filled with both weariness and relief. Relief that this menace has finally been defeated and we can return to the safety of our homes and loved ones. But the faces of my littlest friends, the Gnomes are not relieved. Their brows are creased with worry. I ask what is troubling them, so soon since our victory over the Lich King and they show me letter from their own loved one -- letters that say they are not safe -- that another war is brewing beneath the shattered remains of their home.
"Will you help?" they ask me. I look at them, so small and yet so brave. My friends, I cannot refuse. I turn towards the horizon, weary, scarred but glad I am still alive to help these people. This is not my world, nor my home but I will fight to the death to protect it.
Apr 24th 2010 8:11AM Vrykul! I never play a human but the Vrykul models for both sexes are amazing.
Apr 11th 2010 12:56AM I agree. "Death to the Scourge and to the living" pretty much sums it up for me. I've never seen the Horde faction as the "bad guys" but the Forsaken and Sylvanas are as close to evil as we get to play in the game.
I think a lot of players tend to brush over that b/c they think Sylvanas is hot. /rolls eyes
In my opinion, Sylvanas is almost a mirror of Arthas. She is so single-minded in her hatred and rage and lust for domination over her enemies that she casts aside the well-being of her people. She basically became the very thing she hated. She is a leader who put her own thirst for revenge first to the exclusion of everything else, which in my mind, makes her a terrible leader and a terrible representative for her people.
Until BLizz officially comes out and says "Putress acted alone in developing and releasing the plague at the Wrathgate" I'll continue to point to the evidence that says Sylvanas was the one in charge and simply got duped in regards to the timing. Putress jumped the gun and release it too early. But there's no doubt in my mind that Sylvanas knew what was going on and took an active hand in creating the plague to wipe out the Scourge and all living creatures -- as evidenced by quests as well as the novel "Arthas" which is considered canon.
The fact that as far as we know, Thrall did little else but replace some of her guards in Undercity made me lose a lot of respect for him as a character. But I do believe this is part of the way Blizz is setting up his fall as someone else will use that weakness to oust him as Warchief.