Apr 16th 2007 10:47AM Totally agree w/#1. Cutting down the mp/5 is really going to squeeze the healers, right when they don't need it any more.
Apr 9th 2007 2:09PM My main is a Disc/Holy priest. I wouldn't mind the lack of soloing capability if, when specked for it, I could easily be the top healer. As it stands now, we have a few "You've got to be joking!" talents, lightwell, circle of healing, and pain suppression. I wonder if there is a way to see what % of all priests took any of these poorly thought out talents.
Some talents that show up in Disc, seem to belong in holy and vice-versa. Shadow seems to be more or less OK. The CMs have posted that they are "looking at" circle of healing. I haven't heard anything about a change to lolwell, the biggest joke in the holy tree by far.
Anyway, priest holy tree needs a huge re-work imho. I know many former holy priests have rolled pallies and others specked shadow to complement holy pallies better. What a waste of a class!
Apr 4th 2007 1:10PM The whole click versus key-binding is a somewhat false dichotomy, as I do a combination of both. On all my toons my main combat skills are bound to 1-10 and situational skills/pots are scattered along my action bars.
For instance on my priest I have 3 ranks each of renew, flash heal, and greater heal along 1-10 and max rank spells along the action bars. Usually I am "typing" my skills, but occasionally use clicks for special situations.
I find it hard to believe that most caster classes have ALL their abilities bound to keys. If they do, than /clap, they have more brain cells to waste than I do.
Apr 2nd 2007 12:31PM Anyone on my server, Malfurion, probably knows about the famous "stain" accounts.
He started as "winestain," was banned, created a "blackstain" account, was banned, and now is "magestain."
This guy was, and still is, the biggest spammer of the trade channel (and the lfg channel when it was around). He is constantly looking for attention by saying the most random and idiodic things ever.
I enjoy watching people feed this troll on a daily basis. I reported him back in his winestain days, but now he is much more careful about what he says. I guess for him, all the trolling is worth buying more copies of WoW each time he is banned.
Mar 30th 2007 12:32PM From reading this thread and the original in the forum, I see far too many snap judgements.
The situation is proabably not as simple as, "parent's fault," "predator's fault," "girl's" fault.
IMO, the situation mostly likely arose out of a combination of quite common factors. Anyone who has dealt with teenagers knows that hormones acting on the brain during puberty turn normally good kids into criminally insane ones. Perhaps the mother of the girl was otherwise a good mother, but a single mother. Lack of a father figure could have driven certain thought processes in the girl to seek an older man's acceptance. Perhaps the girl was just lonely and the man gave her what she desperately needed, attention. Perhaps the man was lonely and had his own rejection issues when younger, causing him to seek someone like a 15 yr old, anyone who watches "To catch a predator" knows there are plenty of those out there.
Anyway, the story is never as simple as it seems on the surface and you cannot point at one thing as the cause or solution.
Mar 28th 2007 1:12PM @#9
"9. I think you guys need to lighten up *just* a tad.
Regarding the PPM quote, we get what he is trying to say. The longer something doesn't proc. the better the chances it will. Whether its based on the per minute scale (which I agree doesn't exist when taken literally), the point is taken."
Wrong! Although it is unlikely to flip a coin 10 times in a row and get heads each time, the chance the 11 time will also be heads is exactly 50%, totally unaffected by previous flips.
Mar 26th 2007 8:25AM I think these results bear out much of what I've been reading about cultural anthropology and how men and women's brains really are wired differently.
Chiefly, there is a part of women's brains that allow them to effectively multi-task, other things being equal, better than men. It could be that women's brains are wired for the whack-a-mole job of raid healing a bit better than men, whearas men's brains are better for focusing on a single target, much as DPS classes do.
Remember, we aren't that much more than hairless chimps, who spent hundreds of thousands of years as hunter/gatherers.
Of course, all stereotypes are false, I am a man and I love the thrill of raid healing!
Mar 14th 2007 3:28PM Jumper cables make engineering somewhat worthwhile. Nothing like having that hunter come out of a FD to make a wipe into a non-wipe.
Mar 9th 2007 11:20AM @12
The reason the druid's durability is going down relatively faster than a warriors is because you are actually being hit more. Druids don't parry as much and cannot block at all, so they are actually being hit more often, even tho the end result in damage mitigation is about the same due to the increased armor points you have compared to a warrior.
Druids bite more of the bullet, warriors block and parry more.
Mar 9th 2007 10:26AM I agree w/#2.
If protection pallies and feral druids are meant to be equal to warriors for tanking, then why waste a raid slot on a warrior at all???
The other's buffs alone make them a better choice if the tanking is equal.
I think it would be best to leave warriors the best overall tanks with pallies and druids tanking certain situations and bosses that call for it.