May 2nd 2011 11:36PM Good warriors can time their overpower so that they can follow up a dodge-induced overpower immediately with a taste for blood-induced overpower. It's very painful :)
Oct 22nd 2010 10:00AM I think the problem is if the guild in question has been an all male one for an extended period of time. Back when i played hardcore, in the BC days, my guild was a very closely knit bunch of guys, all of us around the same age, all of us committing 4 hours a night, 7 days a week, every week. It was a testosterone filled environment, and as a senior officer i probably would have given the same advice to a new member who was a girl. In guilds with female membership you won't realise this, but coming from an all male one i can tell you, it's better to be safe than sorry when it comes to something sensitive like this. Boys can go a little bit cuckoo and even the best raiders can do stupid things when they realise a girl is around.
Not to say all girls cause trouble, or all male raiders are horny as heck, but it happens often enough that i'd feel compelled to advise a female member to be a little under the radar too. The best thing to do is just go with the flow, don't make a scene and just be friendly. It takes a little longer for boys to feel comfortable around a new female member, but once they do it becomes a complete non-issue.
Sep 25th 2010 10:36PM agreed Hyp. I don't mean to be condescending, and i don't use "casuals" in a derogatory way, but a lot of the casual players came into wow, were handed free loot and top tier raiding and assumed that makes them hardcore raiders and l33t players. My number one hope for cataclysm is they make top tier raiding inaccessible to casuals again, bring it back to the days of BT when only the committed would do well. Vanilla was not a happy raiding experience so let's not go that far back =X
Sep 25th 2010 9:19AM I won't miss the nonexistent progression and meaningless epics. And the influx of new players who roll DKs and assume facerolling 90% of the content is the way wow has always been/should always be. Someone mentioned the total lack of difficulty scaling in ICC and wrath in general, and i agree with that. There's so many free loot bosses in icc, it's ridiculous. I remember the days when pugs would struggle to even down al'ar in TK.
Sep 21st 2010 1:29AM DAMNIT i had my hopes up for a second there.
Sep 19th 2010 8:52AM I was a paladin offtank through much of late BC and early Wrath. As my guild has been together for close to 4 years now, we had a very well defined raid structure, where our maintank also had the role of general raid leader, coordinating strategies and such, while i as the offtank was also the assistant raid leader, and i would be in charge of handling communication and leadership during actual fight encounters. Yelling at people to get out of the fire, calling for cooldowns, keeping an eye on the nitty gritty details, it was a really fun job and took a fair amount of situational awareness. It's generally harder to do such things as a main tank, so i enjoyed offtanking alot due to this side role.
But of course, the faceroll ease of wrath raiding meant that good leadership and situational awareness was no longer a prerequisite for success, so the raid structure that served us so well gradually fell apart, and most of us ended up quitting before ulduar came out. Oh well!
Sep 19th 2010 2:13AM i don't quite see how this piece of news relates to your "virtual home being torn away from you". Care to elaborate?
Sep 19th 2010 2:10AM What happens with the scorpion is that your character holds onto a horde banner with one hand, and with the other hang he hangs on to the scorpion's stinger. The scorpion then proceeds to drag your helpless body around and you use the banner to poke it to make it turn left and right.
Trust me, I'm pretty good at predicting these things.
Sep 19th 2010 12:14AM A situation where you're constantly skipping other damage dealing spells to hit TV all the time may give bigger dps numbers, but is hardly fun. if HP generation is trivial then not only will you be practically skipping entire spells just to hit TV all the time, but you make the whole HP mechanic useless, similar to late wrath fury warriors and their infinite rage.
I would personally prefer to generate HP slower if it means not having to constantly skip other spells just to hit TV. Big dps is not the concern, the concern is having a fun and varied dps rotation. If you want to hit 1 button for 10 minutes and do massive dps then reroll a mage.