Mar 28th 2012 11:45AM I like almost all MoP features, as far as I can deduce from the available information, with one exception: The Monk class. Their playstyle sounds too rogue-y to me.
Time will show how I feel about them a year from now ...
Mar 19th 2012 6:06AM There is some nice stuff in there, but ... for someone whose main wow-joy comes from leveling alts and doing stuff with professions it is a bit of a let-down.
Having more zones in pandaria is the good news. Very good news in fact.
However, no information about anything profession related at all?? Are they updating professions as an afterthought? Again?
And only 1 extra character slot instead of removing the per-realm cap, as they suggested before?
Mar 18th 2012 12:19PM The biggest surprise would be if they would release it as a normal patch, not an expansion: no need to "buy MoP" - you just get it like you get any patch. The only MoP you could buy in a shop would be a collector's edition.
Full disclosure: I am hoping for a way to not have to buy it for each of my four accounts ....
Mar 16th 2012 1:22PM If blizzard does some AH redesign, I really hope they redesign the concept of "canceling" auctions. There are some valid uses of canceling an auction, but they are overshadowed by the misuse of the feature by AH bots and pseudo-bots. The goal is to give a fair chance of a sale to someone who cannot afford to spend 24 hours per day scanning the AH and undercutting by 1 copper within 1 minute of an auction going up.
One option would be to completely remove the ability to cancel auctions, but that would also hurt the legitimate uses.
Another option would be to limit the number of auctions that can be canceled per day by one account.
A third option would be to change the cost of canceling an auction: add an explicit cancelation cost that is a percentage of the buyout price of the auction you cancel; that cancelation cost would come on top of the existing AH fee cost, and unlike the AH fee it takes the actual market value of the item into account by being based on the buyout price rather than the vendor price.
Mar 16th 2012 1:10PM One of the issues with the current AH design is how stacks of goods are handled. In my opinion stack size should not play a role. If I have five stacks of 20 copper ore for sale, and a buyer wants to 6 ores, he should be able to do so, leaving 94 of my original 40 ores up for sale. Or if he wants 26 ores instead he should be able to buy that, leaving 84 ores, and he gets two stacks in the mail (one of 20 ores, another of 6).
On the seller side, I don't want to be bothered with stack sizes. If I have 40 copper ore for sale, I don't need to care about it being 2 stacks of 20 or 4 stacks of 10 in the AH.
For the buyer, getting rid of the "stack" concept in the AH means the default sort order can be based on price-per-item, making it easier to fairly compare prices.
If I understood correctly a system like that actually is already what Diablo III will use.
Mar 7th 2012 9:45AM That episode of the Ren & Stimpy show is what our guild (<The Royal Kilted Yaksmen> on Arathor-EU) *is* already named after, and has been for over 6 years ...
Mar 7th 2012 9:35AM None!
... and I can back that up, having at least one of each of the classes at maximum level (since my rogue hit 85 last week).
That said ... being able to say that was all that kept me going on that rogue. I can't say I hate the class, but it won't become my favorite anytime soon. Neither does priest.
Feb 22nd 2012 4:22AM Ah, so logical once you see it - thanks for the info, Icepyro!
Still WTB a new comment system so I could edit the original post :)
Feb 22nd 2012 4:15AM Well, the race change option was great to get one of the new race/class combos when you liked the newly available race better than the old one. That my troll druid (formerly tauren) aided in getting our guild the Class Act was just a bonus...
That said, I agree with you that "best" is "whatever you like best". Of my many many characters that troll druid is the only one I have ever even considered race changing.
Feb 22nd 2012 3:12AM Hmm, comment system ate the guild name "The Royal Kilted Yaksmen" because it doesn't like angle brackets.
WTB new comment system