Jul 1st 2011 11:49PM The sound horses make is spelled "neigh." Aside from being a worthless joke anyway, it doesn't even make sense.
Jun 19th 2011 5:36PM I'm not misunderstanding anything. My post had absolutely nothing to do with the method the bank or Blizzard uses to recognize my computer. I didn't bring up the method, and I don't know why everyone else is. I only mentioned my bank because they do something similar to what Blizzard is doing now and what my bank does has made me question why something similar wasn't implemented by Blizzard in the past. That's pretty much what I said in my first post: that I've "been wondering why they haven't done something like this for a long time: my bank let's me register a computer." That does not discuss method at all but merely connects the practices of my bank with the thought processes that I went through that led to wondering about Blizzard doing something similar with the authenticator. Talk about missing the point.
To reiterate: I do NOT care HOW it's done; I was remarking on the fact that it IS being done.
Apr 28th 2011 8:23PM This is the last I'll say on the matter, because I know I won't change anyone's mind (and I knew I'd get flamed as soon as I posted what I did, because this achievement has always been volatile). After cutaia's initial sarcasm-laden reply, I could sort of see where he was coming from: starting my comment by saying what was said was whining rather than simply laying out my reasoning I didn't think it was so bad might not have been the best of ideas, because it colored everything else I had to say in other commenters' minds. If someone wants to say that and call me on it, fine. But aside from the part where I said it was whining, the rest of my post was a calm and measured elucidation of my opinion. That's not being a troll or a douche. However, the responses of most people to my comment have been way more douche bag-ish than anything I said. Maybe you should not do the exact thing you are accusing me of doing in your response to me.
Apr 28th 2011 5:56PM I don't read WoW Insider Guides to hear about how the author hates some achievement. This is a *guide*, not a column or editorial. I think talking about how much she hates the achievement is whining in this context. Her comments about the community's view of the achievement were fine, but how else would you describe her first sentence of "I've been pretty vocal about my hatred for this achievement"? That's not discussing a flaw in a piece of programming: that's whining. It's her piece, she can say what she wants in it, but if I think something is whining, then I'll say it's whining.
And this is semantics, but saying something is whining isn't the same as calling someone a whiner. The latter implies a pattern of behavior and reflects my opinion of the person as a whole; I was referring to one specific instance.
Apr 28th 2011 5:32PM HOW DARE I CONTINUE TO HAVE AND EXPRESS MY DISSENTING OPINION TO A WOW INSIDER COLUMN/THE GENERAL WOW POPULATION. I SHOULD JUST SHUT UP. THINKING DIFFERENTLY IS TERRIBLE; I SHOULD JUST /WRIST FOR MY THOUGHTCRIMES.
Apr 28th 2011 5:21PM More whining about School Of Hard Knocks. Is it one of the more difficult holiday achievements? Sure. But so completely terrible? I don't think so. I enjoyed the challenge when I was getting it, and it wasn't that incredibly difficult: it took at most two or three tries in each battleground for each part of the achievement. And it makes things more interesting: like was said in the article, you'll often get an attitude of fellowship from everyone since everyone's trying to do the same thing, and it makes things a lot more chaotic. One week of battlegrounds being a little less organized and a bit more crazy. That's not horrendous, especially with having rated battlegrounds, which shouldn't see those issues. Just expect the craziness and go with it. Use the time to work on some of the more random battleground achievements that you might have to go out of your way to get during a normal battleground. Wrack up a bunch of kills if your team is so disorganized you know you'll lose. Just stop acting so scandalized.
Apr 26th 2011 5:12PM Definitely agree with Saeadame. Stella seems like one of those entitled WoW players: "I pay money, everything should automatically be the way I want it and I shouldn't have to work to get things that way." As people have said, there ARE alternatives to Dungeon Finder, but if you don't want to put in the effort to use them, well, you're stuck with the way it is now. I, for one, hate pugging Cata heroics, so I simply haven't. I've used dungeon finder with fewer than two other friends already in my party maybe twice. Sure, I run fewer dungeons, but the ones I do run are much more enjoyable and it's been weeks since I've failed on one. You just have to decide which you value more: ease of finding a group or knowing your group will do fairly well.
Apr 26th 2011 4:09PM I will take this good sirs.
Apr 14th 2011 6:10AM I was in the same boat with fishing, but like Jaq, I leveled it up with the coins in the Dalaran fountain while I waited for raids to fills or dungeon finder to pop. If you're DPS, it'll at least give you something to do in the queues. But yeah, other than that, definitely do the dailies. There was no way I was leveling fishing again when Cata came out, so I just did the dailies and leveled it up fairly quickly. Between those and fishing up some food buff fish it didn't take terribly long and I didn't have to go out of my way to do it.
Apr 2nd 2011 1:04PM I don't think you can. I decided the other day to make an actual account rather than doing the whole name-and-random-password deal (even though I just have the password saved in my browser so I don't have to do anything extra to comment). When I went to the main Joystiq site to create an account, I was already logged in as "Jeremy" and it wouldn't let me make a new account with my email address. There was also no way to change my display name even though I never actually made an account, just posted a comment here. It's sort of annoying -- I originally posted with my real name when I was replying to comments on a Breakfast Topic I wrote, but now I'd prefer to have a character name or something.