Apr 4th 2012 12:59AM Haha Batman and Robin at the end...
As a DC reader watching that video was all kinds of awesome. Enjoyed their attempts at characters like Hawkman and Lex Luthor too.
Apr 3rd 2012 11:57AM Ditto. Annual Pass here and I won't touch the beta, either.
Apr 3rd 2012 11:55AM @ Spelio - just because a healing spec might be added to mages, wouldn't mean you'd have to do it, though.
And anyway, in my thought process, I was thinking would it be possible to add BOTH a tanking and healing spec to each class. You could be tank/dps, or heals/dps. We're going to have that option with monks in the upcoming expansion, and I do personally think that's going to be cool.
Apr 3rd 2012 11:52AM I think phasing technology is going to be the answer for future MMOs to deal with this problem. Whole zones would stay the same physically but quests and NPCs would change as you level through it, and would continue to change with more expansions.
Apr 3rd 2012 11:43AM I actually am not going to be too judgemental here. Sounds like the husband is just suffering from a severe case of WoW addiction... and I've been there. Most of us have been there. My first two years, I'm ashamed to say that I spent more time on WoW than I did on my own real life and family. As great as the game is, there is probably going to have to be some kind of intervention at some point. (Seriously, it's not just HER life that's suffering from it - his life probably is, too, and he doesn't realize it.)
Either way, it sounds like she does love him, and seems to want to spend time with him, and I'd think there would have to be reasons for that, it's just unfortunate that the thing that he most enjoys doing doesn't appeal to her. It doesn't sound like she even considers him a bum at all, and she never actually said that he NEVER spent any time with her, just that she had to wait for him to finish up WoW to do something with her.
So to me, it just sounds like a bad case of WoW addiction and he'll probably snap out of it eventually. If he doesn't realize that there is more to life than WoW, then he'd just be an idiot. Hang in there, Shannon.
Apr 3rd 2012 11:33AM Yeah, it doesn't really feel "spending time with the family" when half your attention is elsewhere. A lot of possible moments that might come out of actively spending time with your family - laughs, teases, reactions, jokes, surprises, stories - all that adds to their memories of you, allows them to learn more about you, and might teach them more of themselves, but all can be missed because you're doing something else that is involved. And paying them direct attention is always a nice feeling for them. Your kids probably just wanted to feel like you were actually doing something with them and WANTED to be with them, ie. you didn't care about anything else at that moment but to be with them. Most kids are like that with their mothers and fathers. Glad you realized it and are working on it! =)
Apr 3rd 2012 11:18AM Only when you're in Orgrimmar, maybe. But in this case I think the 1-60 progression would still be normal story progress towards Cataclysm zones 80-85 and then 85-90 would deal with Garrosh's fall from grace, so I don't think it would be too jarring. It would be nice if a specific spot of Orgrimmar would "phase" (the HQ for example) for people who's defeated Garrosh though.
Apr 3rd 2012 11:15AM I'd rather have a new Demon Hunter class than see warlock tanks to be honest... but you're right Adam, Blizzard is likely to contemplate tanking possibilities for warlocks now, seeing as so many people were interested, optimistic, and ultimately disappointed.
What leads me to wonder, COULD all classes be capable of tanking and healing? Just as druids have four different official playstyles in Mists, could we soon be seeing Blizzard experiment even more with the other classes?
And would it reinvigorate interest in tanking overall if all classes were capable of tanking, and allow for there to be more tanks queueing for dungeons? If so it probably should be something Blizzard needs to consider trying to play around with.
Apr 3rd 2012 11:03AM Uhh... as primarily a Holy priest, am I allowed to cheer here? /cheer!
I was already thinking about finally adding a DPS spec for my priest (who's been Disc/Holy for three years now) in Mists either way, mostly so I can switch to DPS when healing isn't needed. Looks like Blizzard is just going to make that decision that much easier for me if they're going to rework Disc so much. I never really played Disc that much anyway.
Apr 2nd 2012 9:48AM Some of my greatest memories in dungeons have been when I'm doing them with 4 friends and can just slow down and enjoy the scenery, as well as our own chatter. I understand why a team of strangers rush these dungeons - everybody has different objectives at times, and there's some anxiety about whether the people would actually get along or not in the end. But when you're out just to get some dungeon achievements with friends and in no rush, it definitely makes for some memorable experiences.
I still remember that night in Maraudon when friends and I got lost for about four to five hours and just had to figure our way around while we were doing all the quests. Same thing happened in Blackrock Depths into the wee hours of the morning. (The Sunken Temple and Blackrock Rise were more tedious experiences though.) In all cases, though, they actually felt like genuine adventures. It's almost a shame that most players will never really take the time to do something like that, and I consider it a borderline tragedy that Blizzard is trying their best to take the possibility of that happening out of the game altogether.