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Breakfast Topic: What's your one wish for Mists of Pandaria? {WoW}

Mar 16th 2012 8:24PM Soloable raids and end game instances with less reward so we can at least see and experience content.

If you can wear it, you can transmog it.

I said it before..more character slots.

10 new levels instead of just 5. I like questing.

Breakfast Topic: What's your one wish for Mists of Pandaria? {WoW}

Mar 16th 2012 8:10PM How many times are they going to introduce a new race, class, etc to a server and NOT give us more character slots per server? We NEED more characters lots!!

And make my backpack bigger than 16 slots. Seems stupid that it's the smallest bag that I have!

Breakfast Topic: What's your WoW grudge? {WoW}

Mar 16th 2012 7:59PM Twice I have done the daily quests to gain a Netherdrake. In the area where you quested were these HORRIBLE elite dragonkins that would kill you mercilessly, at any time, in any place. There was no escaping them!...And they were ALL over the place!

I went back to the Netherwing area with both my Horde and Alliance mains and wandered around killing them off. I'm sure a lot of people were thanking me as I did this. I hated those Dragonkin even more than Fel Reaver. I wonder if they are still elites or have been nerfed as so many things in Outland have been?

Breakfast Topic: What is your class theme song? {WoW}

Feb 15th 2012 9:42PM Cool topic! I have a few:

For my Paladin: "Hero" by Skillet and "Shine" by Collective Soul

For my Worgen: "Of Wolf and Man" by Metallica

For my female Forsaken: "Living Dead Girl" by Rob Zombie

DeathKnight: "Scum of the Earth" by Rob Zombie

Warrior: "Natural Born Killer" by Avenged Sevenfold

Warlock: "Down with the Sickness" by Disturbed
"Demon Speeding" by Rob Zombie

For my Frost Mage: "Dead Bodies Everywhere" by Korn

For my Fire Mage: "Flamethrower" by J. Geils Band

Holy Priest (or any Healer) t: "Lay Your Hands on Me" by Bon Jovi

Druid: "The Animal" by Disturbed

Rogue: "This Is How I Disappear" by My Chemical Romance
"Getting Away with Murder" by Papa Roach

My Dwarf Hunter: "Fire Your Guns" by AC/DC

Shaman: "Revolution Earth" By The B-52s
"Earth And Sun and Moon" by Midnight Oil

Know Your Lore: Top 10 lore developments of 2011, part 3, page 2 {WoW}

Jan 17th 2012 1:25AM I recently took my Undead Mage to Outlands. I RP as I'm questing and of course she gets there and is told that "Warchief Thrall" has sent the Horde there, blah blah. So how do you deal with that?

I dealt with it in that my Mage decided that everyone on the OUtland side of the Portal hasn't been told what's gone on in Azeroth and all of Outlands is backwards and literally in the dark...and she doesn't want to be the one to tell them what's gone on since Cataclysm. She just does what she's told and shuts up. So she's "playing along". When she mentioned it to the Mage Trainer in UC she was told, "Oh yes, they are rather clueless over there, just play along and say nothing. Eventually they will figure out".

Not sure what I'm going to do when she gets to Nagrand and meets Garrosh Hellscream. Maybe I'll just skip it.

Northrend will be more problematic. How do you explain the Lich King STILL being alive? That's a mindbender for sure.

Hopefully Blizzard will eventually figure out a suitable "fix" for the screwed up time line in the 60-80 questing areas.

Know Your Lore: Top 10 lore developments of 2011, part 3, page 2 {WoW}

Jan 16th 2012 7:16PM I actually like the new 1-60 questing. Yes, it's linear but there are so many different revamped areas now that I've had no problem finding new places to quest with my various alts. It's seeing all the new content that's been more of an issue for an alt-aholic like myself. It's something that needed to be done and the lore and storylines are so interesting that I've taken quite a few of my higher level characters through just to experience it.

Likewise, I felt the same way about going into the revamped dungeon. I loved doing the Silverpine quests with my 58 Undead Mage and then going to Shadowfang Keep to destroy Godfrey and his gang in retaliation for his treachery. I love to solo both questing and dungeons so a lot of the new content is very enjoyable for someone like myself!

I wish ALL dungeons could be soloable at any level just to experience the content. I can't tell you how disappointing it is to quest through an area and then end up at a dead end when you are sent to an instance. (Vashir and Uldum come to mind right now).

I LIKE the phasing. I wish they'd do more of it! Seeing the results of your efforts while questing is awesome. It makes things so much more satisfying. I guess I am one of the few that LIKES the elimination of those nasty group quests you always got at the end of a quest chain. I can't tell you how many unfinished questlines I've done over the years because of those group quests. I often let a questline go unfinished or attempt to solo it rather than go through the time, effort and aggravation of grouping up with someone else.

Some would say "Yes, but then it's not a MULTI-PLAYER online game..but a single player game instead. True, but I am a solo player but would like to see something for everyone.
I never see a TON of content because it's in dungeons and raids. I think they should have an option to solo end quests/dungeons for those who want to do so and also have harder group quests that turn the phasing off as well as traditional dungeons. Hopefully that would satisfy everyone.

I think the problem with revamping Azeroth wasn't that that it was done at the expense of end game but that it was Blizzard biting off more than it could chew by combining the revamp WITH the new end game content of an expansion. If they had done one or the other separately it would've worked beautifully.

I think Outland and Northrend do need a revamp because the timeline as it is now is crazy but who says that a revamp HAS to be combined with an expansion? Maybe it can be done at a separate time in between end game expansions.

Breakfast Topic: Thank everything for transmogrification {WoW}

Jan 15th 2012 2:45PM I love transmog. I wish we'd had it years ago! I can't tell you how much gold I wasted in the auction house by buying a piece of gear simply because a quest item looked horrible with everything else I had on. Or the numerous times I've settled for a piece of good looking inferior gear in lieu of one that was better but looked awful. Plus as a roleplayer. my character can now look "herself" all the time, even when not RPing.

Transmog fixes all ehse problems! I'm just sorry that I didn't keep more of my older gear, especially from my BC raiding days. Wouldn't it be great if we were able to "recover" our lost armor from an NPC, just like you can get lost pets/companions back?

For my Paladin I went mainly with the Lawbringer set. Unfortunately I'm missing two BOP pieces that will require a trip into MC to get but I found some satisfactory "substitute" pieces that work well and she looks the part of a Warrior of the Light, rather than just a warrior.

My Blood Elf Warlock is now adorned in the colors of a Sunreaver, bright red, gold and silver, and matches her Dragonhawk mount and Dreadsteed perfectly! I was sorry to not be able to use my vanity "Festival Dress". I hope Blizzard remedies this and lets us use vanity items. Fortunately I was able to find a "stand in" that worked well in the auction house. She now looks every inch of a Sin'dorei.

My Undead Mage was looking great in her heirlooms, which is based on the old Dreadmist set and I was able to get the matching Dreadmist pieces that her heirlooms didn't cover so she is one awesome looking Forsaken. But I was dreading her "growing out" of her Dreadmist items. Now with transmog, none of this is a problem. She can now quest in Outlands without worry and still looking as spiffy as an Undead can look.

I love Transmog. I'd like to see Blizzard remove a few restrictions , such as vanity items and certain classes who "change over" from one type of armor to another at Level 40 not being able to use their pre-level 40 type of armor (plate and mail wearers). Some of the weapons and PVP restrictions seem to be a problem too. Hopefully Blizzard will get around to addressing this.

But it's something I'm really glad is in the game and plan to use frequently both in my main and alt characters.

Breakfast Topic: How often do you switch specs? {WoW}

Jan 11th 2012 7:55PM I will say that having to have two separate sets of armor for some specs is a pain, such as for my Paladin (one set for Holy, the other for Retri). That means I have to carry an entire set of armor and when I decided to transmog my gear I had to transmog TWO sets of gear. Gets expensive.

With my Lock, no such worries as she only has one set of armor.

Breakfast Topic: How often do you switch specs? {WoW}

Jan 11th 2012 7:53PM I love dual spec. I primarily quest and like to go solo. For me, group quests are a gigantic pain in the butt, so an alternate spec to solo group quests is great thing to have.

With my Warlock, I love to quest as Destruction but I need the "helping hand" of my Felguard to take down the harder elite mobs (especially when I was questing in places like Icecrown) so that's when I switch over the Demo, but mostly I quest as Destro because it's so much fun! But I am glad to say that I was able to completely solo Icecrown because of my Demo spec.

Recently I grew bored with questing with my 84 Holy Paladin. She was Holy from Level 1 but constantly spamming Exorcism and taking forever to kill a mob was growing boring and tedius. Also I was constantly being offered Retribution Plate as quest rewards while Holy plate is much harder to attain so I decided to check out Retribution.

Well I love questing as Retri but use Holy with my Paladin the same way I use Demo with my Lock: to solo the harder group quests with elite mobs. Works very well but I am liking questing with Retri a lot more.

Variety is the spice of life!

Breakfast Topic: Has the time come for Outland story updates? {WoW}

Dec 26th 2011 2:03PM As much as I like the idea of updating Outland I don't think it'll work out very well. Plus, it's been awhile since I quested there and as I level up with alts through the updated Vanilla I am looking forward to revisiting Outland and now that they have made it easier to solo I can finally do some of the quests I skipped earlier because as a solo player, they were just too difficult.

I think Outland was a great expansion. There really isn't a need to change it, except to make it somehow fit into current lore. It is a bit confusing as a roleplayer to have your Horde character start out in an Orgrimmar where Hellscream is your Warchief and meet him in Garadar as a sniveling, whining fool.