Dec 15th 2011 2:17AM Don't know about the others, but the priest set looks exactly like the Brutal Gladiator's Investiture to me : http://www.wowhead.com/itemset=-6/brutal-gladiators-investiture#.
You can buy it for a few Honor Points (about 140-175 apiece) from your Stormwind/Orgrimmar classic PvP gear vendor.
Jun 10th 2011 9:23AM Priest. 'Cause they're awesome.
We have what I consider the most interesting and complex healing specs in the game, and an incredibly fun DPS spec.
We have Leap of Faith.
We have Mind Control.
We have Penance and, yes, Lightwell, we Levitate like angels, and sometimes when we die we become spirits.
We can dissolve into pure shadow and send creepy ghostly versions of ourselves to our target, we get beautiful dark wings every once in a while and we can summon a nasty, disgusting Shadowfiend.
I'm not sure I can really explain my intense love for priests. To me, they're simply a cocktail of everything I find fun and cool and beautiful in the game.
Jun 1st 2011 11:37AM (Kinda) same here.
Formed a guild when BC came out with my boyfriend, my best friend and one another friend (we'll call him X).
After a while X left the guild to pursue a more serious raiding path. We kept talking in-game in a channel we created. Later, things got bad between him and us and we stopped talking. But that friendship died for reasons completely unrelated to WoW - in fact, as I said, we weren't even playing together anymore.
In parallel, my boyfriend's brother joined, and later my own sister, as well as other real-life friends. All these RL people mingled with the awesome people we'd met IG, who in turn had brought RL friends to the guild, etc.
With time, "RL" and "IG" are becoming blurry notions, as pretty much everyone is friends with everyone and people who met IG started seeing each other outside of the game.
The guild is casual, we raid once or twice a week without pressure (we're 4/12, a result which probably makes us happier than it should :D).
Overall, if you can believe it, we're one big happy family.
Us "founding members" are officers, as well as the family members we brought in, but so are two guys we met IG and one RL friend who joined later.
My boyfriend is guild leader, but he never abuses that power - and although he sometimes takes final decisions when a problem arises, we always discuss matters freely and honestly amongst ourselves. We have disagreements, sometimes even a little drama, but none that can set us apart and really affect our bonds.
I think because our relationships were already so strong, the game only made them stronger. That's probably the basis on which you can build a healthy guild.
If your RL friends are people you love and trust, the game won't create serious bad blood between you ; whatever drama comes up, either it is something you can deal with (like we did a few times), or your relationship already has troubles that have little to do with the game (like it happened for us with X).
Other people might share different stories, but that's mine, so if you've thought about founding or joining an "RL-based guild", I'm inclined to say : if it's based on strong, honest relationships, do it.
The bliss of playing with people you love (especially if you don't see as often as you'd like because they don't live nearby), of introducing them to other people you love, and of meeting their own friends, is completely worth it.
May 30th 2011 8:38PM The Razer Naga is a great mouse, but there's a catch to the 12-button grid on the side : those buttons are not considered "mouse buttons". You can set them to act like any normal key that you like, but not like additional mouse buttons (or I don't know how to do it).
VuhDo recognizes the normal left and right button, the scroller button, the "scroll up" and "scroll down" and the two narrow buttons on the top left as "mouse buttons" you can set for mouseover use.
However, the 12-button grid will have to first be set to actual keys on your keyboard, keys that you can afterwards use with VuhDo as mouseover keys.
So if, like me, all of your keys are already assigned and you don't want to use them for mouseover use with VuhDo, you'll have to create macros with modifiers (such as button 1 = alt + & for instance) in the Razer Naga preferences, then assign that macro to a mouseover spell in VuhDo...
Don't know if I was clear there, but I tried to be ! :D
May 30th 2011 8:14PM Harvoc : she means Power Infusion, a buff that a disco priest can place or themselves or a friendly target that increases spell casting speed by 20% and reduces the mana cost of all spells by 20%. Pretty sweet, huh ?
May 24th 2011 12:34PM The French-speaking community doesn't use in-game voice chat either.
We used to, a little, during BC and maybe a few times in Wrath, but now it's over for good. Pretty much everyone uses Teamspeak and a few people use Mumble.
May 17th 2011 9:51AM Hey, good job saying what I wanted to say, only better - and before I had time to finish my own comment :D
May 17th 2011 9:50AM I'm a girl and I like the World of Warcraft as it is. It's a fantasy world.
I see how people can complain about the esthetics of it all (some female versions of the races could have done without so much bust - the worgen for instance, and some males could be a little less bulky - I liked the unreleased "skinny" version of male BEs).
But sexism ? Come on. These are just clichés ; and why did they became clichés ? Because they are popular. Part of the reason people pay to play WoW is to see sexy women in unrealistic armor. If they want to see ordinary women in ordinary clothes, they can go outside and walk down the street for free.
May 12th 2011 11:24AM I'm assuming by Divine Hymn you mean Hymn of Hope, which has an 6 minute cooldown, not 8.
If you are smart enough to combine the use of your Shadowfiend (or another regen cooldown such as the owl jewelcrafting trinket) with Hymn of Hope, which increases your mana pool so you get more mana out of every tick, you should not run oom faster than any other healer.
I personnally am not decked in epics (my healing gear is probably around ilevel 347), and I perform every bit as well as my druid and paladin co-healers. I actually am able to help out quite a lot on the tanks, while still holding the raid.
Although I do not play Discipline, I heard some complaints about the current state of the spec. So I'll give you that.
But I have played Holy and Shadow for quite some time now and I am very happy with both.
Apr 17th 2011 8:56AM Didn't quite get Party Down, myself. Wish I had, since it was (at least in part) made by the genius creator of Veronica Mars, Rob Thomas (and featured several actors from the show).