Jan 10th 2011 9:57AM And then a step to riiiiiii-iiiii-iiii-iiii-iiii-iiiiight!
Jan 10th 2011 9:15AM Just a small edit, at the start of the column it should be 4.0.6 I believe... unless we fell into a time warp while I wasn't looking... >.>
Nov 23rd 2010 11:07AM Man that's a lot of replies really fast... and now we can add mine to the masses!
Nov 23rd 2010 10:50AM I sure would like the Panda... I bought Lil' KT for my girlfriend too, so it would be nice to get one for myself. Woohoo! Lets go luck!
Nov 22nd 2010 1:06PM I really hate to say this, and I could be very wrong, but I think sometimes that people who play online games are (for the majority) people who are alone in life. This means they often react strongly to ANYONE telling them this is not what other people might strive to avoid.
No one way of "being" is right, nor wrong... and in the society WoW portrays, it's actually abnormal for any of kind of leader not to eventually seek heirs. I think though that the hostile reaction of so many jumping on the bandwagon of saying "How dare you suggest she need ANYONE" is just a case of a majority of people who play online games being in that certain state.
This is NOT to say all people who raised the cry she is fine on her own are that way... I just think it accounts for the overall majority and "large response" of replies that support the fact being alone should be perfectly ok for her... even if deep down she doesn't really WANT that for herself.
Nov 22nd 2010 11:29AM I'm beginning to think all this is just a matter of perspective, but I'm not sure... First of all, a priest I've leveled recently as a Disc spec / Shadow offspec. Frankly, the Disc leveled amazingly well. And PvP was actually more fun in Disc than it was in Shadow for while.
This all changed however once I hit about 73... ever since then in BGs, because Rogues had eventually realized they couldn't one shot me anymore (which they can do pretty much with ease in the slow level climb to max... a disturbing state of imbalance your entire leveling experience that I hope is fixed with 4.0.3a) they had changed to stun locking me once again... and that was just impossible, as usual, to beat.
I think the problem with CC in WoW is that it feels crucial and necessary when you are playing the class that uses it to get a kill in... but it just feels insanely stupid for the class CC'd. Things like Sheep and Hex are awesome as they sort of present characters with options. I can take this guy out of the fight but he'll heal up and we can't do damage to him... I can take this guy out of the fight but he might run away...
But then you have things like rogue chain stun or Paladin shield where they can be immune to everything AND still hurt you and it gets a bit sad. I love things like a well timed kick interrupt. that's good game mechanics, and allows someone with skill to be reactive and "counter" you... but abilities that allow you come out of stealth and beat on your target with them unable to do a single things with just a few buttons really doesn't seem very fun to ANYONE except the rogue, and it never has.
When Blizzard first started talking about stunlocking being sort of "adjusted" in Cata, I was looking forward to it. I guess however they decided it would piss too many rogues off and left it in as it stands now, and that makes me sort of sad...
Sure, Resto Druids and Holy Paladins always felt OP'd in Wrath BGs... but Priests never did... and yet the extensie nerf to healing ALSO effecting them in Cata sort of makes me frown and wonder if I should just switch to a Druid so I can heal when I want to but become a "rogue" in BGs with a Feral Spec at this point...
Nov 18th 2010 12:56PM From the moment I started playing WoW, I knew the Horde players would be attempting to hold Thrall up as the "best" Faction leader of all time. I was very sad when I found out my first day in WoW that we didn't even have a King... we had a little boy, and a rude woman, and a Big Knight. I was more pleased later though when I found out that Big Knight was UBER and there was an awesome story behind the rude woman... yet I still felt amiss we had no king.
Then came Varian, and I liked him from the start. He's rather complex, but all of his behavior feels pretty justified. I can't wait to see what happens next with him.
And while I think there are some parts he might sort of share with Garrosh... like hot-headedness at times... I think Varian's experience and INTELLIGENCE put him way apart from the dumb pig-faced new leader of the Horde.
Sorry, but Garrosh used to look like an orc. NOW he looks like... well... a pig-man. >.>
Nov 10th 2010 9:54AM First of all, Terry Pratchett is a god.
Second of all, I'd probably rather just craft/quest(for money)/gather/fight in Winterspring/or roleplay when I'm waiting for a queue. I never thought of reading... that might be a nice idea.
One thing I don't get though is how people can possibly complain... there used to be be NO way to get into a dungeon unless you walked around spamming for a group if you were DPS, or unless you had friends and a schedule. How can you complain now!? O.o
Just proof people will never be happy with what is given to them... they'll just want more... and rarely even say thank you.
Oct 19th 2010 8:57PM Oh, hrm.... well then I stand corrected then. It sounds to me like you aren't so much saying Star Wars is just a bunch of hype and you're not buying it... it's more that you just don't really love MMORPGs, right? You might prefer Pen and Paper and table top for your RP, but the MMO genre (as it stands now) just doesn't really fit. Unless it's a sandbox MMO of course, and that is obviously NOT what Star Wars is.
I can get behind this article more then. I don't feel however that Star Wars is just a bunch of hype that people won't love once they see the lie unfold on release day... but I DO feel that it's going to have very solid MMO themes and elements in it that you probably just don't enjoy, as a personal preference.
Good reply, thank you. :)