Mar 3rd 2012 12:47PM Yes, if your iLvl is high enough, above 353, then there is a chance you will get put in one of the new HoT heroics. Kind of frustrating for those who want to run the older heroics for achieves / enchant mats (i.e. more bosses = more loot that can be disenchanted and more jp's per dungeon) while still getting the valor points for running a random.
Feb 29th 2012 6:50AM I agree whole heartedly that Mercenaries are the way to go. In a lot of the lore WoW has drawn from to form it's own lore, mercenaries are viable. They could have their own faction limited to certain races that, due to stress amongst the current factions, have decided to fight for the highest bidder. Would be easier to design for going forward than to allow it in older instances where the base faction (the one used during leveling) would be the faction you are stuck with until able to join the Merc's. This is not something I expect in MoP but possibly in the leadup to the expansion after Mists. As stated in the previous comments, this would not work for certain races but can definitely see it happening for dwarves, tauren, goblins, undead and possibly pandas. I don't have a lot of RealId friends and usually prefer to pug but if their were a faction of Mercenaries with their own home city I guarantee at least one or two of my characters would be members, probably my dwarf shaman and tauren druid. The only problem I can see is flagging them for the appropriate faction when in battle so their team is not attacking them based on race. Heck there are already tauren, dwarves and humans banding together in Tol Barad as outlaws so it is not that great a leap to conceive a mercenary faction without them being outlaws. For the purists, no one is forcing you to join this faction, it is a viable choice to only be made for those willing to expand their game play a little.
Feb 21st 2012 11:39AM Q4tQ: How do you feel about mercenaries? Better yet, how do you feel about a Faction of Mercenaries that could be joined using in game gold but only by certain races. It is obvious certain races would never fight for the other side no matter how much they were offered but I can see or imagine other races not so happy or tied up in the politics possibly agreeing to fight for the highest bidder. (Goblins, Tauren and Dwarves come to mind) The reason I ask is I love the lore of the dwarven and Tauren races as well as just think dwarves are pretty cool but would enjoy running dungeons / bgs / raids with some of my horde friends on my dwarf shaman or vice versa on my Tauren druid. No need to change levelling or quests for it would only be for max lvl content. Think Blizzard would ever consider something of this nature?
Feb 21st 2012 11:28AM Wordpress is free, can't think of any others but I know they exist. Try goggling or binging "free blogs" to see what is available. Happy blogging!
Feb 15th 2012 12:35PM "A soul in tension, that's learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try
Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an Azerothian misfit, I"
Feb 10th 2012 4:03AM For me, the easiest way to "start" is with crafted gear, preferably that which I craft myself. Cloth, Leather and Mail PvP gear is easily crafted with mats that, as a tailor or leather worker, you will be gathering anyway. The cool thing is, with each new patch, the ilvl for crafted PvP gear scales accordingly. It is still not as high in ilvl as honor gear but for starting out it is better than using PvE gear. Crafted gear also has a set bonus that adds 400 resilience that will definitely make a difference in your initial survivability.
Jan 12th 2012 8:03PM What would be truly awesome in the loot awareness system is for loot to know if it is an upgrade and not allowing "need" if it is below currently equipped item. It really sucks to see some butthead rocking full 378 gear run an older instance and need on 346 gear just to d/e or because he "need"s cash. If it is possible for the system to detect if you have unique items, like rings or trinkets equipped so you can't equip two of the same item then it should be able to stop douchebags from affecting others game play by rolling need on items they obviously don't need.
Nov 9th 2011 2:45PM I would love to see a column titled "How to Die". Basically a how not to die in a humorous vein. Such as tanks pulling more than the dps can handle or failing to wait for the healer to regain mana. Better yet, a tank that pulls while the healer is dead and the druid is busy rezzing. Basically, an "If you do this, you will die."
Dec 8th 2010 4:41AM My video card died 3 weeks ago, would really appreciate an early holiday gift that would increase my enjoyment of the game. 7 FPS in a dungeon = not a lot of fun or invites =(