Aug 16th 2011 11:54AM Let me tell you a story about Flamboy, the flamboyant Fire Mage.
One day Flamboy was trying to get into a dungeon group to get some new gear. He walked up to a group of four elite heroes standing outside the local pub. The group consisted of a Warrior tank, a Rogue, a Hunter, and a Priest healer. "Heeeey guys! How about letting me tag along for some sweet sexy gear? I have the new Pink Bunny Polymorph!"
The group thought it over for a second and decided to let the poorly geared Mage tag along, and they were quickly teleported to the nearest dungeon. "Wow, this is going to be so AWESOME!" said the excited Mage, "You guys are so big and strong!" The four ignored him and started plowing through the dungeon, when came a point where a group of 6 ugly monsters stood in their way.
"CC if you got it," said the Warrior, and he marked one with a skull.
"Oh boy, here's my chance to shine! Pink Bunny Powwerrrrr!" said Flamboy, and cast Polymorph on the one with the skull over its head. This caused some major confusion and arguments and the group died. Upon returning to their bodies, they explained to Flamboy that he needs to CC one that doesn't have the skull.
On the next pull, the warrior marked one with a skull, one with a blue square, one with an orange circle, and one with a green triangle. "Pink Bunny Powwerrrrr!" exclaimed Flamboy once again and started casting Polymorph on all marked target (except the skull), overriding the Hunter's Wyvern Sting, and the Rogue's Sap, and causing confusion among everyone. Pink bunnies were hopping everywhere.
Again the group died because of the confusion and arguing. They all started yelling at the mage. "You guys are so MEAN!" he yelled back and started crying. He was immediately kicked from the group, and was caused to lead a life of seclusion. He never got a chance at some of that shiny new gear. "I wish they would have just told me which monster to change into a Pink Bunny," he said to himself every day. The hatred burned inside of him until it drove him mad.
Some years later the deranged Mage made his way back to the city, to take vengeance on the four elite heroes. He cast his Pink Bunny Polymorph spell on every one he passed. He shot fireballs and burned everything in sight. He found the four standing in the same spot they were in last time. "There you are!" he screamed at them.
"Flamboy? Are you still on this server? Hahaha, look at you! Go get some new gear! lrn2play noob!
This last sentence enraged Flamboy even more. He mustered all his demented strength and cast a multi-mob Pink Bunny Polymorph! It hit all four at once, turning them into pink bunnies for eternity! Today those pink bunnies can still be found standing outside the local pub.
Aug 16th 2011 11:25AM I have had the rogue thing happen to me, and it usually happens when the rogue is kinda far away. It seems to me like it is closely related to phased content, where you see it for a split second coming up on it, but then it disappears. You probably can't target the rogue in this situation, but at least you know the rogue is...somewhere close. You are still bound to get sapped and stabbed by Mr. Sneakypants if you get too close.
Aug 15th 2011 1:08PM Here is a story about Sneakypants, the rogue:
Sneakypants always thought of himself as "The Stealthiest Rogue." He would always target kids and lower level players. He would sneak around, sap them, kidney punch them, stab them with dagger a few times, poison them a little, and take their weapon. He would leave them crippled, helpless, and defenseless. Then he would vanish and dance around them while they lie there bleeding to death, unaware that he was still close to them, watching them suffer. When the poisons were just starting to wear off, Sneakypants would dart in with a swift finishing stab in the back.
He found great joy in this lifestyle, until one day, he met his match. Sneakypants was in a battle for Warsong Gulch. He liked to sit in the middle of the field, stealthed, and Sap those that ran by. Sometimes he would let them pass after the sap wore off, but if they were weaker than him, he would toy with them in his favorite ways and then kill them. When there were large battles in one of the flag rooms, he would go and help his team, sneaking up to unsuspecting enemies and stabbing them with his poisoned daggers.
After one fierce battle in a flag room, Sneakypants was resting while the rest of his team ran off. As he was reapplying the poisons to his daggers, he caught a glimpse of movement up on the ledge beside him. He looked up, but saw nothing, assuming it was just his imagination. Suddenly a fierce voice rang out,
"Say hello to my little friend!" He saw the Hunter materialize before him upon the ledge, but could not escape before the woodchuck hit him square in the face. He tried to Vanish, but the Hunter cast a flare, and the hunters spider cast him in a web. In a few short seconds, Sneakypants was hit with a barrage of ammo, and his life dwindled. As the flare dispersed he attempted to vanish once again, but he was too late. The hunter ended his life with a Kill Shot, right in the middle of his head.
Aug 12th 2011 3:55PM "They aren't supposed to despawn anymore. Unless they are killed or you take a flying mount"
Well, we do take a flying mount pretty often nowadays. Even to just go 10 feet while digging for archaeology artifacts. And pets despawn while you punt poor defenseless turtles into a lake.
But the biggest woe is when you're doing dailies in the Molten Front and your pet is tanking about a dozen of those fire elementals and a Molten Behemoth. You have just used Feign Death to rid yourself of two more Molten Behemoths when a pretty, young elf walks by and catches your attention, causing you to forget to cast Mend Pet. As you turn your attention back to shooting down the 15 fire elementals that your pet is tanking (yeah, it aggroed a couple more) your pet dies. The massive mob of fire starts rushing towards you and you cast Feign De- nope, its on cooldown. You throw a frost trap out, disengage 2 feet up the ramp, and cast Revive Pet as quickly as possible. Just as the mob reaches you, your pet magically materializes in front of you with full health and Thunderstomps the group to save your life! Hooray for Fuzzywuzzy! But suddenly, your pet falls limp before you, smacked to death with one quick backhand because full health at that time was a mere 7200 HP. Now you're left facing 18 fire elementals and 6 Molten Behemoths because that Thunderstomp aggroed half the zone. With no hope left, you rush the monsters to try to confuse them by fighting in melee range. It doesn't work and they quickly pound on you. As your health dwindles, you look down and see that Feign Death is available! In you final act of desperation you reach for the button! But you are too late...the fire elementals have triumphed and Ragnaros destroys Hyjal. Game over.
Aug 12th 2011 12:18PM Upon summoning, reviving, or dismounting, my pet still shows up with about 7200 health. I'm pretty sure I heard Blizzard mention they were aware of this like 2 years ago. Are they still working on it or is it intended?
Aug 11th 2011 11:50AM They could make it so the Pandaren are a neutral faction, and we can't kill them, and aren't ever killed anybody or anything. There's a hundred things they could do with them that wouldn't involve killing them.
Aug 11th 2011 11:32AM The original question was asking why they sometimes get 9/10 honor and sometimes only get 2/3.
If you were consistently rewarded with 9/10/9/10 honor, it would be obvious that you get 9.5 honor per kill. But I've noticed sometimes I get 5, sometimes 10, sometimes 20, and sometimes I get .1, .2, .5, .9, etc...
That is why Mr. Holisky answered it was because of diminishing returns
Aug 11th 2011 11:23AM I always thought it was depending on how many people got credit for the kill. For example:
If you kill someone with nobody around you get 20 honor, and if you kill someone with 9 other people around (in your party or raid group) you get 2 honor.
Aug 9th 2011 12:20PM I'm only somewhat interested in a new class. If they allow 11 characters per realm then I will be more interested.
I'm not at all interested in a new race. There's plenty now and they just added two this expansion.
I am VERY interested in new land to explore. This expansion was limited on the new land, and it was all mixed into continents we've already explored to death. And we had already seen Hyjal before.