Jul 15th 2010 11:58AM @ TTFK
I enjoy that you're going to shit talk about Antonia, but if you do - please get the facts straight? Maybe you could link where he said that wind shear was completely useless. I know for a fact that he uses it when it's needed, or as soon as the CD is up. When he used the "Occam's Razor" card, it was the end of an article and summed up what he was already writing about. It was a decent sized comment... You don't need spreadsheets for credentials, and credentials sure don't make a person everything that they need to be, or appear to be. People don't come to wow.com for spreadsheets and this isn't EJ. But then, people are allowed to have opinions, yes? And his idea about posting several different works by different people and letting the readers judge is a good one. But as soon as names are mentioned, it's clear who wins out.
You say that you don't have the time to write for wow.com, yet you spend an awful lot of time responding. Maybe a guest article would be nice. Perhaps about trolls that handle a fantasy football league? Hmm...
Oh, and I'm not an alter ego, and my name isn't Ginny either. You've accused others of posting to give themselves a boost? Seems to be along the same lines of accusing someone of not writing their own articles. It's a shame that this article was posted yesterday and there won't be enough reads to downrank your comment to the state that most of your comments are.
Jul 8th 2010 5:16PM Does every post need to have something in it regarding the Raid ID? There's plenty of writeups on it, and wow.com tends to not say a bunch of shit to piss off Blizz, so do you expect them to keep writing write up after write up after... yea.
You have this for instance: http://www.wow.com/2010/07/06/blizzards-responses-on-the-real-id-situation/
and this: http://www.wow.com/2010/07/07/rumor-blizzard-employees-real-life-names-will-not-appear-on-th/
and THEN there's: http://www.wow.com/2010/07/08/customizing-and-opting-out-of-real-id/
I'm not happy about everyone knowing my real name, but if you're not comfortable with it, don't do it. So I'm only doing it with the folks that already know who the majority of my alts are.
Anywho - thanks to all the writers at wow.com (I still call you wowinsider when you're not looking) for NOT stopping to only concentrate on one piece of crap that the majority of the wow population won't like. I'm one of them, but it's not the only thing I want to hear about.
Jun 17th 2010 1:33PM This makes me lol.
If you are reading this site for anything other than pleasure or to learn a bit, have fun! There aren't many (if any, other than you) that will read articles posted on this site and count their prepositional phrases! As a matter of fact, your comment could use a few corrections. Perhaps you yourself could also employ an editor to edit the edits that you didn't edit when you were editing. Maybe then you could become "avaiable" to work as an editor for WoW.com.
Don't bother counting my mistakes; I know structural errors when I see them. But for heaven's sake! They sure won't want you editing for them if you can't edit your own comments.
Jun 16th 2010 3:23PM Something that might not be a noob thing, but the talent preview option doesn't stay the same from character to character. If you turn it on for one, the others lack it. I have too many characters and sadly forget to turn the function on. Luckily, that first talent is usually one that you need to take in the right direction...
Jun 8th 2010 12:09PM My server is one of those servers that are just embarrassments. Every time I get into an instance with someone from my server out of the random, I grit my teeth for the inevitable asshole-ishness to come on out. Last night, my fiancé & I rolled the random together and we get a tank from a well known guild from our server. The guy's a jerk. Full time jerk... we had two other people in the group as dps that needed the badges and we zone in, and the first and last thing he says is "fast run, skipping bosses". The pally and priest decide that they're going to go and activate a boss that didn't have to be activated and died. Then asked for a rez. As the healer, I'm obliged to stay with the tank and they should've have listened, true, but was it really going to kill him to take down the extra bosses? We had dps, my fiancé’s an ele shaman and he was squishin npcs, but I'm sure it would have gone just a bit faster. It just really rubs me the wrong way. And those people you end up in groups with that you know you've seen their off and main specs and they're needing gear for an offspec they don't have. I had a pally do that last night. He was the tank, and he rolled off spec on edge of ruin in HToC ... but he was a healer offset. The last boss dies, he needs on BOTH the purples that drop, including a caster neck that he didn't need. A ninja to the true form and it's tremendously embarrassing.
So please - seeing the people from the same server often means nothing. At least it does for me.
Jun 2nd 2010 2:42PM lol, this has more turned into horror stories! I love it!!!
I'm leveling my 2nd priest, this time she'll be holy. Haven't healed with my SP since vanilla and I sure don't want to start learning how to again at 80... I'm special, sorry!!! but I'm also an xp fanatic. ANYWAY. I use rankwatch, should turn it off, but w/e... it was for my mage that I flopped between specs and the bars didn't update... so we get into Gnomeregan & I've got this shaman in there. (I hope he/she/it's reading!!!) and it's got like 6 points in resto and no others anywhere else... It was my 3rd group with all of the people cept the shaman, and had a great tank, we were pretty good to roll. So yea - 6 points in resto, got BoA gear....in it's 30's healing right alongside me. It's frustrating to me, cuz I'm sitting here looking at all the downranked spells, and question it's mana spring totem (oh, don't have that. I probably need to train, I haven't in a while) and ask it to please dps since I was assigned the healer and it was wasting my mana. It wouldn't stop, accused me of not doing anything, which I was... accused me of letting the tank "almost" die because I went afk, when I was OOM and he wasn't that close to death, telling me that I didn't know what I was talking about... was horrid! Yet we couldn't kick him. None of us could. My main main is a resto shaman and it drives me nuts to see the class/spec abused, and I start to itch a lot, so I told the rest of the group that I was sorry, was great running with them, but I was going to have to quit. But we couldn't kick it! WHY! Cuz we hadn't been in the dungeon long enough, wasn't a long enough period of time.
I only kick those that are mentally impaired (like the shaman...), ninja's (like....SO many leveling characters are), dps that pull thinking they're the tanks, (though usually I let them die and won't rez them lol), and those that are in ICC heroic instances that simply can't get the job done. That means a tank really - with horrid gear and no skill. You can have skill and horrid gear and still manage, and if I'm on either my shaman or druid, it's just cake to heal regardless.
So yea - there's stuff that needs to change, but there's also stuff that I don't see them changing. Sometimes there's a total need to kick those and you get the stupid reasons for not being able to. I also hate when someone gets kicked that didn't do anything to deserve it! And if 3 of the 4 vote to kick, my vote of no goes by the wayside. :(
Jun 1st 2010 6:44PM @Nex: Devouring plague is a disease http://www.wowhead.com/spell=48300 , so yea, it'll help with priests. It ticks for a good deal, too. But yea, cleansing totem works best with the DK's and rogue's. Gonna miss it when it's gone.
Not a fan of almost all of Joe's writings tho. Don't think going back to PvE articles will help anything!
May 21st 2010 1:07PM Friends come and go. I started out in another mmo before wow and then almost everyone moved over to wow. Those that didn't enjoy wow, disappeared. I still keep in touch with one, another is still gaming with me and are in the same guild, and I'm living with my fiance whom I met from our first mmo. There's a lot of people that are floating around that I see them and just smile....we once were friends, now we're not.
Don't make drama where there isn't. It's a game. You play how YOU want, not how others want you to play. If they don't like it or can't understand it, then that's their problem. But above all: unless you're fishing up drama and consider it fun, it's not that fun for others. One of the things that friends have in common are the activities they're doing together. If you leave someone behind (whoever's choice it may be) there's not as much to talk about.
And yea, there is friendship in-game. I've had several "lifetime" friends. When they go by the wayside, it's just the same as RL friends when you drift apart. You think about them, miss them, and remember fun times.
May 14th 2010 1:56PM "Adam: Also, I can see your IP address, and can see that you replied to your own comment supporting yourself. Kudos."
Three people at work asked me if I was ok due to choking from laughter... Hilarious.
Tyler - great article; I think WoW forums should make it a sticky!! It's not just druids, it's something that anyone that wants to argue changes on their chars should read. ^.^
May 13th 2010 1:39PM LOL. In all it's random awesomeness, this is awesome. "I love Molten Core" ahhahahahaha the voices...