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Drama Mamas: Raiding deaf {WoW}

Apr 12th 2011 6:33AM What is the name of the guild on what server? That story induces the KOS reflex. I would take great pleasure in doing so, at every oppotunity. I could sort of understand the Gkick if the guild was a top end progression guild, had hit a wall and was looking for a change........

Regardless of anything though- the harrassment after was just wrong. I wonder if it is posible for a GM to Gkick a guild, slam their rep, xp and other stuff for this kind of behavior.

Considering this guy had been their main tank and there was no obvious failure in his performance. The harassment after the kick. I am surprised that Blizz did not do something more than the Hey Tools Knock it off! routine.

Addon Spotlight: ReforgeSaver lends a hand {WoW}

Apr 8th 2011 10:57AM Looks like the add on thought you were an assasin rogue for some reason?

The OverAchiever: Mountain o' Mounts in Outland {WoW}

Apr 7th 2011 10:27AM I was also having the "you will be mounted" problem. I managed to do a jump/ interrupt casting when doing summoning and it stopped. It was a PITA when doing the unfriendly skies quest........

Jump to interrupt the summons and it stops.

New Winged Lion mount coming soon to the Blizzard store {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2011 6:40PM A flying Hellboar would be nice..........

Officers' Quarters: Burnout already? {WoW}

Mar 26th 2011 9:22AM I started playing Just after Burning Crusade was released. I see comments on here that "It is just trash being pulled, go ahead and fix your addon/ log off for biobreak, etc." I remember in burning crusade that trash could wipe your group/raid if you weren't paying attention.

I think what happened is that Blizzard lightened up on the raids so more people could get into them. That caused a lot of hard core raiders, those people who are blizzards bread and butter, to be disinterested in the game. The hardcore raider had a certain amount of ego tied up in getting the top end raid gear that it took serious skill and work to get. (considering most of those were colligiates (sp) and high schoolers with the time to do the work on their hands, is not really important. I would expect it would the case for ANY game). There was teir gear available for dungeons (welfare epics) run in heroic mode that looked like, but was inferior to the genuine raider stuff.

I had no problem with that, you do what you can given the time you have to spend in the game and you get a reward that is appropriate. There are a lot of casuals that got tired if the EJ's running around and it eventually became know that even if gear looked the same- it definately was not. The 5% boost on the raid epics over the heroic dungeons (plus the admittedly better practiced skills the raiders developed to earn it) really showed up in world PvP......... There was enough status bullying going on that blizard had to do Something to keep the casuals.......... "Facerollable raids" was their first attempt to fix this........ That resulted in Hardcore level player defections- not quite the right answer.

With cataclysm, they went back to the older raiding style, and this is resulting in stress and a Darwinian process. Guild that thought they were Hawt Awesome, are finding out that hey- maybe we are not all that........ Old School raiders are "Okay now weare talking a RAID" and finding ways to cope. I think that Blizzard should continue with the Normal/Heroic diferentiation. Those who can skill up and do the work should get the good loot, but not so good that it encourages the bullying that was going on. Something like a 1% better on stats and maybe some more specific mitigation that applies to that particular raid progression. (Fire Resist for Black Rock, shadow resist for Black Temple, etc?) The hardcore guys would get good reward, the casuals would stand a chance in their regular epics..........

I am a casual player, I MIGHT get 6-8 hours a week if I am lucky. I know I will probably never see much of the Heroic level, stuff. I do not play for that- I play because it is a fun way to escape and use up spare hobby time. If that means I have to do the Wintersaber grind to get an epic speed ground mount because I cannot get the gold to buy one- then fine.

The thing that chaps my cheecks is when a grind for an epic mount- YES FLIGHT- requires that you have to spend a mint to get a riding skill for it that cost enough gold that you will not see that mount for YEARS........ The alternative mount- for the holiday events- requires me tio do large amounts of time logged in EXACTLY WHEN the responsibilities that keep me off line are the MOST PRESSING.

This is what blizzard doesn't understand. I wish I couold grind with one of the dragonflights for an "Ice Dragon" or such- it would be a nice thing to set up in Dragonblight. a year of grinding much like the wintersaber grind would be just the ticket........

The same thing for Armor and weapons would be nice too. Consider us casual players the one who cause the "Less likely to have a mob aggro on you when you take the roads" game mechanic.......

I do not need the warm fuzzy "Testing yourself against high odds and succeeding" feeling, I have a job in real life that takes that kind of effort, unlike the teens and 20 somethings that are developing that part of their skill set and like that part of the game.

The Lawbringer: Fighting the gold fight -- the world as it is {WoW}

Mar 15th 2011 9:16AM I like the idea of free transfer of gold within an account, but a limit on the amount you can transfer between accounts. I would even add a way to monitor transfers of gold outside a guild. I also like the suggestion of basing the amount of gold you can transfer based on level using a forula very much like was originally used for skills.

This could be automated and monitored by the computer and accounts that are doing a lot of transferring could be flagged for human scrutiny..........

I was ripped off by a gold seller at one point, my account was hacked and my stuff taken. I do not understand exactly how it was done. I am really catious about where any of my information goes on the internet. I still got hacked, I do not know how or why. I now have the Keyfob and a separate e-mail with a name and password that are both hard to figure out for the game.

The gold hackers/ sellers are a major PITA that blizzard is trying to keep control of so I do not see there being a reputation issue, but it is a problem that is not going to be resolved easily. It will never completley go away either, human nature is always looking to find away to exploit a resource to the best benefit for oneself and that means gold sellars. Tradetalk scammers and a bunch of other games within a game.

The Queue: What a wreck {WoW}

Mar 9th 2011 10:02AM Yeah, I am also a casual, solo player due to work schedule and other factors. Raid? what is that. About the time I come close to topping out my level you guys raise it! 4000Gp yeah right I have only managed to get 3000 gp in one place at one time I think my largest transaction was 400 gp on a WTB chat sale........

The only dungeons I am seeing are regulars at 10 levels lower so I can solo them. I do not have the time in my life to wait 1/2 hour for a tank to queue. I got work, school and too many other things going on to wait around. I have been playing for 4 years because I do like the world, but good grief! I play a couple of times a week for a couple hours, that is all I get time for without putting stuff on the back burner that I shouldn't. I can stick with a grind- I have a wintersaber. Why can't there be a "winterdrake" or something like that to work on that does not require dungeon runs in PUGS to get ?

Basically I am the ultimate casual player that freely acknowledges I will never see an epic- so what? I have fun playing and am not intersted in a second or 3rd job. I have no problem earning something, buit there is nothing to earn. The purple drake for holidays still includes groups, and the accesstime for those quests means I would have to take vacation time from work in RL I am obligated to spend elsewhere.....

If I can do reputation grinds that do not involve barriers like mega$$$$ like in shadowmoon for a drake, it would keep me entertained. That is my main enjoyment of the game, something to do to just chill out.

Drama Mamas: The combustible combination of minors and romance {WoW}

Mar 8th 2011 10:54AM It looks like the GL has covered all the bases that can logically be covered. An underaged person with a crush, and history of depression and a older guildie with a drinking problem form a relationship that could be suspect.........

The Gkick to show the guild will not tolerate either persons bad behavior in game. Then the follow up ticket to Blizzard about the possible legal issues is about all the GL could do. I remember growing up where I was 6 and had a blast learning about roads and playing with a 14 year old, the fixation lasted about 2 months and we both moved on. Later on I was the older kid........ Nothing wrong happened, there was potential there tho' that is life. Now if older guy is just in the same sort of zone with the young girl, no harm done it might actually be good therapy for her. The depression and alcohol tend to vote against it though.

Hopefully the need to expect the worst and hope for the best that we have to do on the internet lands on the best side of the equation..........That is the basis that makes everyone seem cynical, but when you you not have a "full spectrum" of communication there are issues that must be adjusted for, and I think that has been done here.

Encrypted Text: Patch 4.1 already a hit with rogues {WoW}

Mar 3rd 2011 8:35AM Good one- holy balls gives visions of monty python! (and just for the RP angle) I wonder if Rogues typically are younger children of large disadvantaged families? ( Elune, Garrosh, Valen wants you to be fruitful?!)

The Lawbringer: Questions and answers from the mailbag {WoW}

Mar 2nd 2011 9:49AM I got the same letter in my RL e-mail. I had been hacked without knowing about it, I am a casual player so I am not on consistantly. I got my account fixed. I suspect if that speed bump software hadn't been there, I would have been SOL because my stuff would have ben buried too deep or autodeleted out of the logs by the next time I logged on.

This is a 2 edged sword, but I suspect it is dooing more good than harm. It catches the Hacks as they happen, and might catch gold sellers making transfers. I wouldn't be surprised if it is a case of lots of "different account" activity in big sums rather than shufling money on the same account.