Mar 9th 2011 3:02AM Our guild is not PvP focussed. A few days ago we tried a rated BG only to have a look how it goes.
10v10 was in all occassions Capture the flag, which isn't really as good as it sounds.
Moreover Blizzard forgotten to align teams to their skills. We experienced decent rated guilds "crushing" us more than one time in rated BG. This isn't really motivating.
On one hand, rated BG isn't Arena after all as you have to accomplish different goals (like capturing a flag), on the other hand Arena teams might be more successful concerning their starting experience in guild PvP.
Mar 7th 2011 2:49AM I've played the Worgen starting zone and a part of the Goblin starting zone.
While the city of Gineas is quite well done (including the unique questing line being transformed to a worgen), after leaving Gilneas trough that tunnel leaves also some uniqueness behind.
After leaving Gilneas the most remaining questlines remembers me of the Bloodelves "Ghostlands" questlines.
These quests are not exactly bad but also do not over much new.
The same goes for the Goblin questline. The original starting zone is quite fun (however the flavor is very similar to Azsharas goblin city quests).
After the "escape" I had the feeling that Blizzard wanted to tune in the Goblin player into "standard questing quality", so to speak.
There are some unique quests, like harvesting plants, but the remaining quests that I experienced so far are en par with early Northrend questing experience. Nothing bad but also nothing extravagant.
Technically worgen animations are not well done in my opinion. Walking animation look choppy compared to Tauren (or Dranaei) and Goblin female faces look similar expressionless. Male Goblin faces are a bit more different but do not look well in most armor (especially with those oversized feet).
Female Worgen faces are prettier than male Worgen but look more like dogs with that short snout.
However, compared to Tauren textures for example, Worgen females and Goblin males do have by far more details than older characters.
Jan 31st 2011 9:34AM Well, I was and I am one of the first members in a guild that went through BC and Wrath. I also some people come and go, suprisingly often they "slammed the door" as they went, literally knocking on the same some weeks later.
In one or two cases they got another chance. Those are not in our guild anymore as matter of fact, even with second chances.
Guys with ambitions are usually those who hit the meters, but they usually do not leave a guild for one single reason.
The most popular was "This guild doesn't push forward enough". Afterwards they usually learned pure raiding guild do have quite another attitude.
Our guild did not pass Sindragosa too until Patch 4.0 hit. The game is easier (compared to BC endgame content), but if two players are crucial for a guild's success, then so be it. If you like to see end content beaten the crap out, you have to join the right guild for you and take the costs (usually a lot more time ingame).
For looting issues, as was talked about in an (excellent) earlier post, this should be discussed with the guild leader. If some newbie twink is rolling your Equip and such things happen all through the board maybe there is time for improvements?
Dec 8th 2010 8:08AM Really, I have leveled a Tauren Paladin from 1 to 59 now and this guy looks like a clown. This character is almost only wearing quest rewards and one thing is apparent: as every 10 levels the gear color changes (in my example plate gear), a character usually has got half the gear when entering a new gear color. Especially as plate is colored green, blue or yellow I think the gear looks nice from material, but colors are way too different between the level stages.
However, maybe just my opinion.
Dec 2nd 2010 9:07AM I really do not like Ashenvale. The quests are fine, but the overall design of this zone doesn't match my taste. The quests are more or less the same, after some interesting quests in Splintertree.
In some cases (like Ashenvalen and Northern Barrens) I think keeping Loremaster intact left some quests alive which do not fit in right well (like Samophlange or Troll Charms).
Stonetalon in contrary is very straightforward, most old quests seem to be vanished and those remaining are a breeze. I was really surprised as I was near archivement limit in Stonetalon without much effort.
Tauren starting zone is simply amazing, even Bloodhoof Village quest lines are less pain than original (even by keeping the original quests in most cases, which is remarkable).
Nov 29th 2010 2:38AM Especially with Heirlooms (that two-hand axe makes the deal!) leveling is a breeze. Played about two days and my pally hitted level 33.
Mobs are usually dying with the first strike in starter zone and usually with two hits while leveling in later zones.
One thing I really like is the way talent point are spent. As only all two levels a talent point may be distributed, I really read every text of a telent and afterall I learned some new things opposite to my former paladin.
Nov 26th 2010 8:15AM I never really considered to move to another realm. Why? World is small and you'll always bump in old friends (or less than friends).
My sister told me that her realms is heavily fluctuating concerning horde/alliance ratio. However, most things tend to fix up themselves.
If you really have half the server population on your ignore list it might make sense to change - or if you decide that PvE server is less exiting than getting crushed everywhere.
Apart from that, I don't think server changes make much sense or things much better.
Nov 23rd 2010 8:13AM Tauren priest. I do not really like my level 25 belf priest and from what I've learned in PTR I really want to level a Tauren trough the gorgious new Tauren starting zones.
Nov 19th 2010 9:58AM Warning! I recently talked with a guildmate about the Ulduar Metaarchivement for the Protodrake.
We discovered, that the meta-archievement is still there, yes.
HOWEVER: The necessary archivement "One light in the darkness" does not link to any respective archivement anymore.
Just a bug or an intended way to deactivate this archivement from being able to complete?
Sep 6th 2010 10:03AM In my case you are talking to a druid. Or death knight whatsoever. I seriously played all available specs of my druid (Tank, Melee DPS, Caster DPS, Healer), although the tanking part mainly during BC. I play my death knight as Melee DPS or Tank (with a decent preference to DPS).
I recently had a hard time deciding what second spec my druid should have. It used to have two healing specs (one for raids, one for tanks). Finally I decided to go Caster DPS, as it complement to my death knight. About changing main spec I really never thought about a "main spec". There are certain specs I use more often and during leveling, I mainly stay on one spec.
The main issue is to get all that gear for the different specs.
Maybe I am a bit of a loner in that aspect but I really appriciate class diversity.