Mar 28th 2012 11:39AM Sigh at incomplete thoughts. Robert Jordan's wife selected Brandon Sanderson to finish writing the rest of the Wheel of Time series, according to Mr. Jordan's previously written outlines and notes, after he died. For such a well-known and epic series, I found that to reflect pretty awesomely on Brandon Sanderson.
Mar 28th 2012 11:31AM Reading recommendation: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. There are 4 books in the series so far, and from what I've read, he has plans to do several more in this world that he has created. His standalone book Elantris is also worth reading. (Anything by Brandon Sanderson, really, and someone else above recommended the Wheel of Time series -- Brandon Sanderson was selected by the original author's (Robert Jordan's) wife after Mr. Jordan died. Pretty awesome.)
Aug 5th 2011 11:57AM Blizzard made resto druids have to show their armour off now so that we can see the UGLY NON-ROBES that are CALLED robes but are really just chestguards or wraps. BOOO NON-ROBES.
Also, I would love for my boomkin to be caster form instead of a big fat owlkin thing. I do love my moonkin hatching, but hey, moonkin form can be a cooldown, while moving the 5% spell haste aura just to be a static part of a talent...right?
Jul 19th 2011 10:03AM Well, I CAN do without any addons, as I have after every major patch, until things get back up and running.
Otherwise, I would say DBM for raid encounters, especially the upcoming spell timers.
My *favourite* addon, I would say, would be Grid (+various modules: Status Hots, corner plus, corner text, center text 3, raid debuffs, mana bars). My main is a resto druid (and most alts of mine are healers); being able to customise this to monitor my hots precisely how I want it is just awesome.
Also, Quartz for my casting bar. I feel naked without it.
Jul 19th 2011 9:51AM @BlackTiger "What is addon's name on the article's title image - vertical curved bars in the middle?"
I could be wrong, but I think it's IceHUD.
Jun 10th 2011 11:37AM Also, druids have an in-game mini companion pet for every spec. :)
Jun 10th 2011 11:35AM Druids. I love druids. They can be cats, bears, healy trees, or even big ugly-but-somehow-still-lovable moonkin. They can perform any role. I love the whole nature base of the class. At one point the best race in WoW (Tauren) were the only Horde players to be able to be druids. I have two level 85 druids, and I'm working on a third (2 on my home server -- quadra-spec!, and the third is lvl 66 on a friend's server, on her way up). You can jump around while still healing most of the time (I like jumping). They're just fun to play!
Also, in 4.2: FIRE CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 31st 2011 7:22PM When Cata hit, my main tree/bear respecced to tree/boomy, because of the (then) lack of thrash, and to make it easier to gear up (I had a separate druid for cat/bear).
Now, however, I am hopping back into the bear realm on my main, and Pulverize still annoys me. It's nice to get the crit% buff, but annoying to have to restack lacerate.
The change of Swipe down to a 3-sec CD is what made me come back on my main, as my alt had had enough of micromanaging AoE groups, especially after seeing my lvl 50 pally with answers to everything on tanking. Single target wasn't a problem, it was just AoE.
Now, I can Swipe Thrash Swipe Mangle rinse and repeat all day long, throwing a few mauls in there for good measure, or Berserk it up. The severe micromanagement required with the 6-sec CD on swipe was a headache. Things seem to be better now, and I hope they stay that way (or get better) :)
Apr 21st 2011 4:00PM (I sincerely hope this is not a double post)
New to a server? You're lowbie? Train your character in mining and either herbalism or skinning. Run around your starter zone and grab everything you can. Sell copper, flowers, and/or leather on the Auction House in stacks of 20. If you see someone selling the items for only 10 copper a piece, ignore that and look at all the prices. Choose a price.
Loot EVERYthing. Sell all the malachite, tigersye, shadowgems, cloth, green items you get. Random blue drop? Random recipe drop? Sell it high.
Get bags as you can. There are bag vendors with overpriced 8, 10, and I think 12 slot bags for sale. If you can afford the Traveler's or Journeyman's backpacks on the Auction House, grab one at a time as you're able to. They do not bind on equip, so you can send them to another character later, or resell them.