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The Queue: How else would he get in there? {WoW}

Apr 29th 2011 6:32PM Not. the. point.

I like arguing for fun as much as the next guy but try to keep up. If I'd wanted to match wits on this level I would have had this discussion with my dog.

The Queue: How else would he get in there? {WoW}

Apr 29th 2011 5:02PM I think you missed my point.

My first paragraph in my previous reply was intended to show that while it's probably not a lot of work, it's more than the minutes worth of time you seem to think it would take.

Of course it wouldn't take them long to create one item based on other items. The bigger issue here is that Blizzard can't get away with making specialized items for a small percentage of people without doing the same for everyone (or just tolerating the epic cries of the un-represented).

I'm not defending the lack of a shield, the main thrust of my message (which you seem to have ignored) is that Blizzard doesn't like to spend development time on small segments of the player base. Heirlooms shields would be nice, as would healing and dps wands, offhands, relics, etc. Not the point.

The Queue: How else would he get in there? {WoW}

Apr 29th 2011 3:49PM Well, you still have to decide what model to use, what to call it, how to price it, how the stats scale, how much to sell it for, where to sell it... and you're doing that just for warriors and paladins who decide they want to level through dungeon tanking.

And then the druids and DKs will complain that they don't have proper tanking equipment. So then Blizzard has to appeal to them and before you know it every class/spec combination in the game wants a full compliment of gear.

Now, possible hyperbole aside I'm mostly just playing Devil's advocate here by arguing but I think I've made my point.

The Queue: How else would he get in there? {WoW}

Apr 29th 2011 3:48PM damn it, that was supposed to be a reply to an earlier comment

The Queue: How else would he get in there? {WoW}

Apr 29th 2011 3:46PM Well, you still have to decide what model to use, what to call it, how to price it, how the stats scale, how much to sell it for, where to sell it... and you're doing that just for warriors and paladins who decide they want to level through dungeon tanking.

And then the druids and DKs will complain that they don't have proper tanking equipment. So then Blizzard has to appeal to them and before you know it every class/spec combination in the game wants a full compliment of gear.

Now, possible hyperbole aside I'm mostly just playing Devil's advocate here by arguing but I think I've made my point.

The Queue: How else would he get in there? {WoW}

Apr 29th 2011 2:30PM It might not be the answer you want to hear but I'll tell you why there are no heirloom shields...

Because Blizzard only has so much development time to spend. If you only have X amount of time to work on something you start with what does the most good for the most people. Well, everyone can use DPS items. Even if you want to tank there are still a bunch of heirlooms that will function just fine in random dungeons up to 80.

Its the same philosophy they're taking with everything in the game now. They don't have class specific quests anymore. Why? Because they don't want to spend development time on something that only a fraction of the population will see. The same reason raids are so much more accessible than they used to be. The reason why there are no one handed healing swords (only a paladin could really make use of) (Maldo's could count I suppose but better for DPS imo) . Go look up swords with +int on them, there aren't very many; that's because shadow priests, boomkins and ele shamans can't use them, they don't want exclusivity and while unique is fun, it's also a much better expenditure of time to develop things for everyone. (why most +int weapons are staves or daggers, all the caster dps classes can use them)

I said earlier that they don't want exclusivity; that's off the mark, they don't want exclusivity at the cost of developing something for everyone... which I believe is how they look at things nowadays... and I support that idea. It's more efficient.

Around Azeroth: The smallest buccaneer {WoW}

Apr 19th 2011 10:43AM Nazi = responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews.

Jew = a person.

Not a double standard.

Breakfast Topic: What do other players do that really annoys you? {WoW}

Jan 25th 2011 9:10AM This.

It is not difficult, even on a huge flying mount, to stand to one side to talk to the NPC. There is NO REASON to completely engulf the NPC to interact with it.

That said, there is an even simpler solution. You can turn on friendly name plates and the name plate of the NPC becomes pretty obvious even in a crowd of players. You can then click on the nameplate to interact. There is another way as well. You can bind the function "Interact with target" to a key then use /target to target them, hit your newly mapped "interact with target" key and voila.