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A response to upcoming Tol Barad changes, page 2 {WoW}

Jan 11th 2011 12:27AM I would honestly like to be able to make a meaningful contribution to this discussion, but since as of the writing of this post, I have still not been able to see a battle for TB.

The one and only time I did get in, I had to leave and give my spot to someone else because I have a personal rule not to see new content without my partner. If you are wondering what one has to do with the other, then let me explain...we always play our mains together, grouped. So it is safe for you to assume that when I accepted the invite to join the battle, I believed that we were a package deal, just like every other pvp group we join. Imagine my surprise when not only did my partner not get into the battle, but that I did, considering he received his invite to join the upcoming battle Q quite a while before I did (almost 10 mins).

Well maybe I was slightly premature in saying I didn't have anything constructive to contribute. The biggest, and ironically the only, problem I have seen so far is the fact that I, a willing and eager player to see the new pvp content, have been denied the ability to do that because of personal (although I wouldn't say selfish or unreasonable) principles about seeing new content with a specific player in this socially orientated game.

Now, I must admit, it may sound like I am being very critical of Blizzard and their team, but I assure you, I have nothing but the utmost respect for them and the challenges they face. I love the game, content (from a lore aspect at least once, even if I hate it in the end ;P), zones, the amazing art everywhere...well, there is little I find truly worth complaining about. It's a game I enjoy and play with my husband to relax and socialize with friends.
I do not envy the Blizzard team their positions, sure, it must be an amazing experience with lots and lots of fun, but can you imagine the stress they deal with?

*They know that they are working under strict deadlines, this is not an area they have been previously known for, hence the abundance of jokes and whines about them always releasing content before it is finished. {insert your Starcraft and Diablo jokes here} Ummm, hello? it's an ever evolving game...if they made us wait until it was finished, we'd never see it. There is currently no end in sight leaving the field open to all kinds of possibilities.
*They know that no matter how much they try, they are never, in a million years, please everyone. And they know they are going to face all kinds of nastiness from people hiding behind the anonymity of the internet, sifting through hundreds of useless posts looking for those few thought out posts of people trying to be part of the solution, not the problem (you know, the ones that state the problem clearly and offer up possible, reasonable solutions to said problem in the hopes of getting the creative ideas flowing)
*They are people just like you and me. They make mistakes just like the rest of us, and they try their best to find a balance with all the given challenges they face. And personally, until each of us can look in the mirror and say "you are without a flaw", we really shouldn't judge others too much, (a little bit of judgement is human nature, hence the stipulation of 'too much ;D)

Sorry about the long post, but I feel my disclaimer is not only truly how I feel, but may be important to remind others that the people they so casually talk about are people too, not just pixels.

Shifting Perspectives: Balance druid raiding gems, enchants and glyphs {WoW}

Jan 7th 2011 4:23PM Wow Wolfshanze, you really didn't think your argument through to much did you? There is only 1 leather wearing caster class. OMG! this IS SO WRONG, how dare they make druids share gear with...wait for it...wait for it...ummm...other druids? Yeah, that whinefest makes a lot of sense. People with that mentality are also the same people who get downright angry when a piece of leather 'caster' gear drops that is absolutely useless to them because it was for the 'other' leather caster spec. Seriously though, running heroics, you are in a 5 man group, how often are you really competing with other druid casters for your fantastic loot? As a boomkin/resto druid, I can say that I haven't been hurt too often by the gear sharing, at least if it is leather and caster, it isn't completely useless to me like previously.

The Daily Blues {WoW}

Dec 15th 2010 9:15AM Personally, I like the cut scenes. I think they were well done, comical and I like the way they personalized the experience by adding your character right into it. The uldum ones I've seen so far are quite comical and often make me laugh out loud. Little stress relievers :)

And I must say, Bashiok's reply is priceless!

Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects to be Christie Golden's next novel {WoW}

Dec 4th 2010 1:35AM With so many people focussed on speculating on the meaning of the book title...I am truly surprised nobody has mentioned an obvious and plausible speculation.

Based on the facts, we will have at least one new dragon aspect, possibly more.
Based on rumor, there is a possibility of non-dragon aspects.

As mentioned by another poster, Twilight represents the end of something to many (end of the day), to others like myself, it represents a beginning (start of the night ahead). The answer to fit both views of the meaning of the word is simply this...

"...: ...: Twilight of the Aspects" is the end of the Aspects as Azeroth, and her children, have traditionally known them (even with original members still). The end of one era and the start of a new one.

Inspect request throttling explained {WoW}

Jun 28th 2010 5:30PM it makes more sense when you read the blue post and realize that the numbers got inverted for the doesn't say 10 requests every 5 seconds, it says 5 requests every 10 seconds (hypothetically for the moment as they have NOT finalized the numbers yet).

so, after actually reading the whole post and then doing the math...well...yeah, it works out to a 50 second wait for a 25 man raid.

The Queue: Patching syndrome {WoW}

Jun 24th 2010 1:39PM Actually, that was specifically covered in the novel "Arthas". She was made into a banshee (the first one ever) because of her passionate opposition and resistance to Arthas when he arrived to take over her kingdom (prior to bearing the mantle of the Lich King). He left her with the ability to make her pain heard, but with the 'fun' little side note of making that 'pain' cause the living even greater pain. He also made it so that she is unable to control her own scream when she was under his 'control', meaning that if she saw something emotional to her, she would scream, causing those she was emotional for, greater pain, and if she resisted, he would simply force her scream out of her. Really quite sadistic. But that is the gist of why she is a Banshee opposed to a Death Knight or lesser undead.

Maintenance day loot from {WoW}

May 18th 2010 7:31AM Thank god my birthday is tomorrow and not today...I'd be bored while everyone was at school/work otherwise for the entire morning >.<

We actually bought an xbox last year as our Christmas gift for the sole purpose of having something to do while the servers were down...(how sad is that? So I sometimes play Magic:The Gathering while waiting for the servers. How do the rest of you spend your involuntary downtime?

Drama Mamas: Make it work {WoW}

May 14th 2010 11:08AM Being a 'wife' and being a woman who has had serious relationships with 2 WoW addicts, I can safely say that this is a game that makes or breaks a relationship (mostly because of how the situation is handled). My first partner played for hours every night, ignoring myself and the children on a regular basis. My solution was to get me an account aswell so we could play together. That worked for a while, but he was so addicted he would take away my fun by rushing through everything he'd already seen (making me miss tons of story line-my favorite part) or raid whether or not I was able to or not, 7 days a week for at least 6 hrs. Yes, that relationship broke because both the kids and I were neglected and I feel it was a conscious choice, as it was an ongoing fight for 3 yrs. My current partner of over 2 years, I got him started playing btw while we were still just friends, and he is very considerate. He plays many hours without me, even while I am there, but he never puts the game ahead of his family and we turn it into 'our' time (cheaper than a sitter and anything really =D) and when I'm not up to playing...he plays an alt or something. He never complains I am taking too long reading the quests, we respect each other when they are in a 5man or whatever and if it comes down to it, we know the other would log off in a heartbeat to take care of RL. Our biggest disappointment in WoW is if one of our time cards expire for a day or two and we feel bad that we are unable to play together. I went from a very hardcore raider to a casual player and I am happy, but I also know that I have full support (both ways) if either of us wanted to take up that mantle again.

Follow the Drama Mamas advice, or you may end up miserable like my ex. ...and yes, he played at work too (was the owner and everything) and it STILL hurt him-both his business and his personal relationships. It's sad but all too easy to fall pray to :(

Reader UI of the Week: Zerene's UI {WoW}

Mar 30th 2010 2:44PM I have the n52te as well and the easiest, most convenient way I have found to transition from key movement to the mouse is to not do it at all ;) Simply remap your direction pad buttons to be your wasd keys. That way you can move with the mouse, the n52 or your keyboard if for some reason you needed to. ( it happened to me, somehow my usb cable got pulled loose and stopped working mid-dungeon...1st-PANIC, 2nd-panic, 3rd-oh yeah! the keyboard!, 4th- remember what it is like to game with a keyboard again)

Anyway, I hope that helps :)