Dec 12th 2010 6:45AM Tell him to get his lvl 78 ate arse into Hyjal/Vashj'ir and start leveling. He'll see the errors of his stubborness soon enough. Note, you can get into the zones, you just can't get the quests until you are 80. It is a fact. If he thinks otherwise, I am sorry, but you're friend is kind of an idiot then.
Dec 10th 2010 12:39PM Unless Garrosh punches Deathwing in the face and saves Azeroth, I most likely will continue to hate him. Though, in his defense, he'd probably would punch him in the face... and win.
Dec 4th 2010 7:22AM Silverpine Forest and Hillsbrad Foothills... leveling a Forsaken has never been so amazing. Fighting with Sylvanas, turned into a questgiver getting abuse from other "players", nuking the alliance, litterally with nukes... MANY cutscenes that involve you into the plot.... great, great, great experience. If any of the other starting zones are anything like this, I'll be levelling many characters.
Nov 30th 2010 12:46PM @Josin
I think you're missing the points in my post, especially the parts where I set I was a pet collector, thus to me pets are more than "just a pet", secondly, you also missed the point where I explained I'd have to pay MORE than 1 months playtime to get 1 pet. I pay £8 to play 30 days, yet I'd have to pay £10 to get 1 pet. How is that justifiable?
Nyold got it spot on. To me pets obviously mean more than others, hence I mentioned point 2, which you seem to have ignored.
Fair dos, Blizzard is a business. However, with 12 million active players online paying subscription fees, as well as many people rerolling, especially when Cataclysm hits, as well as the expansion themselves, I am fairly confident Blizzard earns plentiful of money from WoW alone. Let's not forget about Starcraft II and the upcoming Diablo III.
Sure, they do not have to cater to everybody, however, considering that in TBC Blizzard hardly even looked at vanity pets until it realised just how many people were collecting them to selling them from their website is a major turn. They don't sell JP on the store, no weapons, or anything. Pets might not affect you, but it does to me. I am a pet collector. You're not. I did explain this in my second point.
Blizzard did little towards vanity pets at the start and since the later stages in TBC, when the world events got overhauls and WotLK, there's a boom of pets to collect and now we even have to buy them to complete our collection. Business, or not. From a pet collecting point of view, this is a kick in the teeth. You might not care, but us pet collectors do.
Nov 30th 2010 8:56AM Ugh.. anger typos
"There's plentiful of pets obtainable in-game through various ways, so people would even need to buy the ones from the store to get the achievements. "
so people wouldn't even need to buy the ones from the store to get the achievements
"It is nothing more than a cheap tactic from Blizzard at paying us more"
It is nothing more than a cheap tactic from Blizzard at having us pay more
Nov 30th 2010 8:52AM Not yet... do I want to? Yes.
See, I am one of those collectors that likes to collect vanity pets. I have been doing this since I started playing WoW. I find them entertaining, cute, funny, whatever. The reasons I am so reluctant to buy them are as follows:
1. I have to cash out £10. That is a lot of money for 1 single pet. Now, if we take into account that 1 month gametime will cost me £8, I can see that 1 single pet from the Blizzard Store will cost me MORE than I actually would have to pay to play 30 days... HOW on Earth is that even remotely balanced? It is a blatant rip-off. Charity.. sure, that is a reason... but with the Pandaren only 50% of that went to Make-A-Wish.
So, considering a whole month's gametime costs me less than 1 pet... I find this utterly disgusting.
2. It is cheap. No, not financially. Cheap of Blizzard. Why are they suddenly releasing pets from the store? Are their eyes so green they NEED to place them on the store? There's plentiful of pets obtainable in-game through various ways, so people would even need to buy the ones from the store to get the achievements.
It is nothing more than a cheap tactic from Blizzard at paying us more, for something that only has a real value to the pet collectors. John Doe might think: "Oh... mini-Ragnaros on pet store. Cool. I'll buy it." However, a pet collector might think... damn.. that is mini Ragnaros on the pet store. Too bad I cannot afford it. Case in note, see point 1. We already have to spend £8 to play the game, if we'd want the pet, we'd have to shell out another £10. Oh wait, collectors want to collect all of them, so that is £40! £40 for 4 pets!
3. Unfair. Unfair to collectors who travel Azeroth and Outland grinding mobs/bosses/rep/quests to get pets... So... spending our free time on collecting pets isn't enough, we now also have to spend extra money as well? Extra money when we already spend money to actually play the game, in order to collect them in the first place?
I'm still missing a Phoenix Hatchling... no worries, I can shell out £10 to get any of the pets on the store... yeah, that is fair.
In the end, I find this disgusting from Blizzard. I knew that, as soon as the other 2 pets were released on the Blizzard Store, more would follow. Now there's 6 pets on the store, 2 of them that you need to buy a plushie for, for £25. So, if I were to buy all of them, I'd lose £90 on 6 in-game pets and 2 plushies, of which I have no interest in. I can play WoW for less for an entire year.
Nov 30th 2010 1:24AM I recently started doing this as well. I am levelling an undead rogue and I am glad I did, the experience through Hillsbrad is quite hilarious. From starting as a questgiver getting abused by other "players", to being told by npcs they like that blood elf girl Jenny, who turns out to be the male blood elf Johnny. I also thought the Silverpine levelling experience was quite good. All in all, a great experience.
Too bad all of this came before Arathi Highlands, which was a massive disappointment. I skipped the majority, hoping the Hinterlands is a bit more exciting.
Nov 26th 2010 1:09PM Meow, I'm gonna have to give you a ticket on this one. No buts meow. It's the law.
Nov 23rd 2010 1:16PM With the amount of delays US servers keep getting before they log in, you really are not missing much. Let's rather hope us EU players do not have the same hassle. I think they were still working on installing the patch at 3pm GMT, if not later. At least, for some servers anyway.