Apr 23rd 2011 4:48AM @niccolo So you know, from the Horde side of things, I'll fill in some of the blanks and help you know what happened from our end. As far as Taurajo goes, innocent folks did die, a fact you find out when you do the quest to give them their last rites. One had a skinning knife and was ran through. Another who was an unarmed female Tauren was working on getting children/babies to safety. The Wind Rider himself was killed when making sure folks could escape, holding off the attackers so they could. Trying to recall the fourth. So in short, for all of Hawthorne's "honor", folks still died a dirty death, and folks are still dying because they were forced into the corrupted areas that've grown monstrous thanks to the Wailing Caverns... and then there's the Quillboar too. One quest even has you killing hyenas that are eating the bodies of the dead, making it so one of the Tauren from the makeshift camp can actually give them THEIR last rites.
As for Stonetalon, and I hate giving up spoilers for folks who haven't done this, but what happened was Overlord Krom'gar got too ambitious and was corrupt. In the process, a Tauren village, Cliffwalker village, is destroyed and the only survivor is their High Chieftan. His wife and tribe is killed when Krom'gar feels they've committed treason when they(and you, the player) kill a corrupt General who apparently murdered their son Orthan in Thal'darah Grove. Come to find out, the Cliffwalkers and the young druids there have always been peaceful there. After the bomb drops, Garrosh pops in, furious at what Krom'gar's done, killing innocent non-combatants and bringing shame & dishonor to the Horde. He grabs Krom'gar by the neck and throws him over the lift bridge to his death. And then he starts to go for the player, but the High Chieftan pleads for mercy on the player's behalf.
In short, I don't like what happens in Stonetalon myself.
Apr 22nd 2011 2:10PM I've played Tauren, Blood Elf, Draenei, Worgen, and Human. Tauren are my favorite, Blood Elf are for the classes you can't play as a Tauren, or couldn't play before Cata and are bound to be race changed someday, Draenei is my only official real Alliance character, and because of the events in the Southern Barrens that, to me, make the Alliance look really, really bad, I don't see him getting through Northrend anytime soon. As for Worgen and Human... boring, boring, and boring. My original Human Pally was deleted ages ago, and my Human Warlock is for when I'm just THAT bored(I made him in Vanilla, can't bear to delete him, dang sentimental fool I am). My Worgen is just... there. I did the intro quests just to say I did 'em.
I make it no secret I love the Tauren. Gentle, noble, spiritual, down-to-Earth, fierce, stalwart... I could list a dozen more words to describe them, I'm sure, but if you play a Tauren, you already know, and if you really understand them, chances are Taurajo made you cry, as it did me and plenty of other folks I know. In that case, no more needs to be said.
Apr 22nd 2011 1:53PM You and I are in perfect agreement. As much "humanity" as I deal with in the world right now, the last thing I wanna be is a smelly human. Besides... Tauren are lots more cuddly looking. There, I said it. *Grin*
Apr 8th 2011 11:04PM Right now, my current outfit for my Shaman, based on the fact he's resto and has his biased to all things water and blue, the Nightsky Robe makes up the most of it. Most times, he'll be running around with the Spire of Defiance as well, in memory of the end of Deepholm(I won't spoil the quests for those who haven't done it yet), and if someone inspects him, they'll also see Hyjal Savior's Pendant and Totem of the Earthen Ring. Since it's a robe on him, you don't see the pants, but I have Crochet Pants on, for a laugh, my ER exalted boots, rings are my raiding rings, same for my trinkets. Sometimes I don't wear wrists, sometimes I wear Grizzly Bracers for an added touch. And yes, he still has his Primal Mantle on. *Grin*
And yes, I play on an RP server. I do keep nice little flavor pieces around though. My DK has the neck from Algalon 10, for example. My Paladin has the tier collection though. Tier 2 is what he runs around in, for flavor purposes, and yes, he has Ashkandi.
Apr 8th 2011 10:25PM Funny thing is, I have one of the staffs in my druid's bank, and though he's never went Feral, and never will, I just can't let it go. It's just too good looking. I can remember friends of mine going after these staffs and wanting them so bad, and when one finally got Journey's End, he was soooooo happy.
Apr 8th 2011 8:08PM As a Resto Shammy, most of my spells end up being Greater Healing Waves. I will Healing Wave when raid damage is a little on the low side, maybe throw out a Chain Heal here and there after a Riptide on a hurt non-tank. As for Blackouts, I tend to throw up Healing Rain on that as a small precaution. My other healers tend to be a Resto Druid and a Holy Priest, so I tend to focus more on the tanks than raid. I know some folks use Healing Surge, and I used to use it a ton myself while leveling as my primary heal, but I danno, it feels kinda meh to me right now.
Apr 8th 2011 6:46PM As a healer, I agree with this completely. I will admit my own reservations about this whole situation is based upon the fact that I'm tired of dealing with tanks who have bad attitudes, think they're all important and anything anyone says is unimportant 'cause they've got so much HP and gear. CC? No. Mana? What's mana? Need on whatever we want? Dang right. Get into a group, pull the first pack, and then drop for the lulz, wasting the time of everyone else in the party? You betcha.
In my battlegroup, tanks are the main shortage right now, so they would be the ones mainly getting the bag of goodies. I don't care about the goodies, personally, and I care even less about possibly helping a jerk tank get 'em, so I'll just stick with my guildies. Even if the run has its problems(which it shouldn't), it's my guildies, and I like them.