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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria announced {WoW}

Oct 22nd 2011 1:10AM Say what you want, but this will get my wife playing again. She didn't like the talent changes. And she liked the increase in difficulty (starting playing in Wrath...finally been trying to recruit her since Vanilla). However, she felt liked she'd never catch up to her guild... And stopped playing. Cute and furry has sucked her in like a toilet with suction that would cause you to pass out. Thank you Blizzard!! Azeroth here I come!! (goes and packs bags)

WoW Moviewatch: We Three Dwarves {WoW}

Sep 28th 2011 1:50PM The line: "no more thinking, must have drinking, each and every wondrous night" describes 99% of my guild's attempts at raiding.... The other 1% is the next day... While hung ober.

BlizzCon 2011 presale merchandise now available {WoW}

Sep 16th 2011 4:48PM I was jazzed about Blizzcon, even more so since I read the official WoW magazine. Then I got a email today saying the next issue is it's last. That totally took the wind out of my sail. I was looking forward to behind the scene stuff of the convention. :(. Stunned there's no mention of that in articles here as well (magazine ending).

Breakfast Topic: Remember that one guy who ...? {WoW}

Sep 11th 2011 1:31AM There's this saying in Marine Corps about "being one". Which basically is described here. Everyone tonight in my guild referenced me to this page. Said something about the shoe fitting. However, they pointed out I am the best healer the know.... Just there's no possible way one can be more lost and directionally challenged than me (our vent of giving me directions in ICC is legendary). At least that's good right? Right? Right? Okay. The sound of crickets means I'm lost again. Nice. >

The Light and How to Swing It: Leveling your holy paladin in Cataclysm {WoW}

Sep 5th 2011 11:05PM I leveled as a fresh Blood Elf Holy Paladin at the start of The Burning Crusade. I waited until Blizzard added them into the game (Blood Elves) as they are my favorite race in Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne.

That said, it's the hardest thing I've ever done. You find there's no plate healing gear until Outlands, and it felt like I should have rolled a Priest (and no, I'm not saying how many times I heard that from groups before LFD finder thing was added). That said, my groups quickly looked me up. Why? I know my class, I know my role, and I know how to squeeze everything I can out of what Blizzard gave me. I'm still the best healer any of them have ran with, and I'm the best healer in my guild.

I can and will always laugh at Blizzard's futile attempts to balance us with any other class: they can't and won't and will epic fail trying. Why? Nothing beats leveling it when the game is set against you back before leveling was made easy and that grind to the Dark Portal was nuts. However, I walk through it every time before I log out. Why? I earned my stripes as a healer, and walking through reminds me of that achievement.

Blizzard looking for "meaningful difference" in expansion releases {WoW}

Aug 24th 2011 1:01PM From a business stand point it makes sense.

4.3 AKA Death to Deathwing could easily go live some time between September and December (Fall/Winter).

At Blizzcon, they could announce the next XPAC and have it in our hands by Summer. It would put them (World of Warcraft) against them (Star Wars: The Old Republic) in terms of raid bosses. I say this as based on the combat, and some what ease of the content in SWTOR (if you have MMO experience), I could easily see EA/BioWare putting out content as often as SOE likes to do for DCUO.

But that's my two cents.

Breakfast Topic: How will you use the transmogrification feature? {WoW}

Aug 18th 2011 10:45AM Finally!!! I can rock Arena Season 2 without actually having to wear it!!! Sweet!!!

Breakfast Topic: Will you quit with a bang or fade away? {WoW}

Aug 7th 2011 11:06PM I'll get more personal than I probably should with this, and I don't mean to make anyone uneasy. If I do, I apologize.

I started playing World of Warcraft during The Burning Crusade. I got seriously hurt while deployed and was stuck laying around recovering. A corpsman (I guess this would a nurse in the civilian world) suggested WoW. And mentioned this reputation grind (the one out in Tanaris for Cenarion something).

I fiddled around with the various classes and finally settled on a Holy Paladin (I leveled as this). I found it to be a lot fun. During all of this I kept asking my girlfriend to play. We eventually got engaged and got married. She finally gave in and stood in line in the wee hours of the morning to play Wrath of the Lich King. She didn't like the changes to her character (Shadow Priest) at the start of Cataclysm.

She played less and less until by February she stopped completely. My subscription expired a month and some days after hers. I tried playing without her, but it came to point I was hardly on, and when I was, I didn't enjoy it as much. When it came time to renew, I couldn't. The price didn't seem justified and warranted due to the amount of time I spent at it. I logged out of my Holy Paladin in front of the portal to Outlands. I still got goose bumps every time I go through.... Only to get crushed by the Fel Reaver. LOL

I hope to return some day, but I doubt it. Blizzard would have to convince my wife it's worth her time again, and I honestly don't think that'll happen. I still follow it (WoW) and hope it does well. It just isn't for me. And to be frank, I'd never thought I'd log out knowing I wouldn't most likely ever.

(BTW I still don't know what changes to Shadow Priest my wife didn't like at the start of Cataclysm; in case you were curious)

Breakfast Topic: What type of player are you? {WoW}

Jul 6th 2011 2:06PM I'm a blessed player if I can log on for more than a couple hours a week total. So, I describe myself as fortunate if that happens.

Or cursed given that since vanilla, where I went from hardcore playing 3-4 hours daily, to what I play now, that every guild I've been in has broken up while I wasn't on. So, I'm once again looking for a guild.

Breakfast Topic: How would you spend one day as your character? {WoW}

Jul 3rd 2011 2:15PM Before Divine Intervention was removed...

I'd stand on a busy intersection and cast it on a random person stopped at a traffic light. I'd sit there and watch the road rage goto work.

It would be akin to casting it on a Alliance player in the Horde flagroom in Warsong Glutch or Horde player in Alliance flagroom. I never came across a PvP player who knew why they suddenly couldn't do anything but stand there and watch the other side try in vain to slay them. Oh. And you don't do it on the flag carrier... You do it on the Johnny come late DPS (usually a Furry warrior).