Sep 16th 2010 3:45PM I'm guessing it has to do with the new rated BGs and guild teams. Which guild wants to (or is able to) assemble 20 or 40 people for some PvP? Just as with raids, Blizzard is scaling down the size of the encounters so that more people can enjoy it and the waiting times are lower.
Sep 15th 2010 6:59PM Plus, most people will use the ores and herbs to level their own crafting professions, thus preventing mats from ever reaching the AH. Even if you're not particularly planning on making tons of money from crafting professions, most dedicated raiders will want to have their BoP items and enhancements as soon as possible.
And I guess more casual players will simply level up their crafting professions because, hell, that's what you're "supposed" to do, right?
Aug 10th 2010 5:06PM Just curious, because you mentioned you timed it... but exactly how many hours does it take to go from 80 to 83 at the moment? Also, extrapolating from that, will 80 to 85 take about as long as 60-70 in TBC times or 70-80 in Wrath?
(Of course, I am aware it's beta, nothing is final, anything could change, etc. etc.)
Jul 31st 2010 7:21PM I tried that once, but it doesn't work. The latency is going to be terrible via any kind of mobile internet, dongle or otherwise.
After searching online for a bit I found out the reason: it's not the strength of the signal, whether it's 3G or Edge or even your proximity to the nearest tower. Rather it's all the built in hurdles that come with such a connection. The signal usually has to be relayed a few times, plus at each step your provider will check how much bandwidth you are using, whether you're over your quota or not, etc. All of that added up and you're lucky to play with less than 800ms lag, if that.
So yeah, it's perfectly fine for watching movies or browsing the internet. You don't care if your youtube vid loads a second late or not, as long as the download speed is consistent and fast. But with online gaming low latency is much more import than bandwidth.
tl;dr Don't be like me and invest in a one of those newfangled dongles so you can play WoW on the road. It's not worth it.