Feb 6th 2012 1:16PM You guys nailed it: he needs to join a raiding guild.
This guy sounds selfish. Who is he to be saying that "we" should be raiding? HE wants to raid, his gf and friends do not, enough said.
Imagine years ago when we didn't have RealID or LFR...sheesh.
Jan 25th 2012 9:27AM I would DEFINITELY go with #3--it might keep me interested in playing! Due to my work schedule, I've never been much of a raider and after nearly 7 years, I'm tired of the heroic grind (I've not even seen the HoT stuff since I got more interested in ToR), but if there was something I could do by way of contributing in a more "casual" sense (like the cauldron/flask grind), I would totally be game.
Those of us who like to go around farming or doing solo content could help the guild in ways other than disrupting our sleeping patterns to raid & the game really needs something else, like the AQ/Isle of Q event.
Nov 5th 2011 9:39AM I'm in the "non-raider who's bored" boat. I've played since early Vanilla and had the most fun raiding during BC because of the fun of Kara (and subsequent raids). It was easier for me to raid back then because the raids were interesting enough to get more folks raiding (thus I could get into raids despite working on a shift completely opposite of 90% of my guild). Since Wrath and Cata, folks have become disillusioned enough to NOT want to raid (they either don't find the raids interesting [myself included] or they can't get into raids because they can't dedicate the time that folks demand).
I don't raid anymore because fewer and fewer folks are raiding when I'm playing. The folks that do are mostly douchey to the point of intolerance, as a result I'm stuck puttering around on alts because I don't feel like being verbally assaulted by groups not satisfied with anyone below ilevel 378. If I had more things to do at 85, I would have more fun with this game. As it is, I play less and less and eagerly await the arrival of The Old Republic.
Blizz needs to SERIOUSLY re-evaluate the game at this point (perhaps with an in-game survey) and find out what people are truly interested in. Instead of just tweaking the game to "balance" it around raids and arena play (another POS system, imo--I spent 90% of my time in bgs back in Vanilla, stopped pvping when the old system was scrapped). They need to figure out a way to keep "casuals" (ie: the non-arena and raid farmers) interested in playing if the game is to keep on going until the release their next MMO. There are only so many dailies that people are willing to do and so much sitting in Org/SW trolling /2.
Oct 12th 2011 1:23AM TCG Pets one-time use = Rare
Blizz one-time use pets = not so much.
The difference between my choosing to spend, say, 100 bucks on an Ethereal pet and 10 bucks on a (rather fugly) mini mount pet is that a ton of people will have that pet.
The problem, for me personally, is that Blizzard seems to be using the "alternative way to get pets" angle as a really shitty smokescreen to just syphon more money out of folks, like myself, who collect pets as their main "goal" in-game. If they want to offer more BoU pets, maybe they should implement them in-game via NPCs rather than just openly take our money.
Oct 5th 2011 1:25AM Funny story: I got an email today inviting me to the ToR beta. lol
Sep 19th 2011 9:15AM I participate--even dust off the ol' PirateSpeak mod and use it until it drives my Guildies nuts!
Hell I use it after that...
Aug 22nd 2011 9:53AM All I'm gonna say is: try being gay and hearing "that's gay" or "quit being gay", etc.
Yeah, I know, to some people it's nothing, but some of us get tired of hearing it over and over and over and over again. It's derogatory, whether folks choose to believe it or not.
(And Robin I can relate- my full name is Melissa and I LOATHE being called Mel. >
Jul 25th 2011 5:52AM Not having read all of the comments, can I assume that Aussie players are now even more pissed off about not having localized servers...?
Jul 20th 2011 9:15AM I wonder if it, too, goes down on Tuesdays for maintenance...
Jul 20th 2011 2:12AM I like how 4-5k people watching something on YouTube = "celebrity".
Been playing this game for 6 years, and this banning is the first I've even heard of the guy.
For him to claim that he didn't mean to crash the servers is ridiculous, tho. I can only base my opinion on the very (VERY) few posts I've seen about the guy, it seems pretty obvious that anyone with half a brain could add up "lot sof people in a small area = crash".
Especially anyone who has dealt with the old IF/Org lag (or even more recently the Dal lag).