Apr 4th 2012 3:00PM Ahhhh I kinda can't wait to get into the beta just to see (and get a little practice with) the new talent tree/spell line up. Some of the changes seem pretty cool, others seem kinda.. I dunno. I kinda liked one dot I didn't have to watch, but if now sw:p does what dp used to do, then thats ok. It seems like we're going to have more "does x damage" or "does x damage, then x damage over time", which could be good in that there won't be that ramp up to putting out damage. Or at least not as much of one, because dots will always need time to tick. I kinda like that the orbs are under the health bar like holy power, it lets you know exactly how many orbs you have. Right now with the floaty orbs (which visually I like) its hard to tell how many I have to use, without looking in my buff area. Its not a big deal, was the very least of my worries about what was going to be changed, but its a nice change.
Apr 4th 2012 9:36AM I just started to really collect pets. My main has gone through a couple "favorite pets", it used to be the teldrassil sproutling. I always loved tree form as a druid - and this lil tree dances!. My first druid, a night elf, had withers. I think the moonkin hatchling is just adorable. But ever since my guild earned it, the dark phoenix hatchling has had the place of honor. My main is a shadow priest, the phoenix is purple, it matches. Like it was meant to be! And to complete the theme - her flying mount of choice is the dark phoenix. I can be seen hovering in the valley of honor on my phoenix mount, with my phoenix pet flying behind me.
I've just recently pulled my tauren druid alt off the shelf, got her to 85 and geared into LFR, she's a boomkin.. that has the moonkin hatchling following her around.
Apr 3rd 2012 5:19PM I love the L2Raid folks, their guides are the ones that I used for T11 & 12. I think I looked up some of their DS guides, but with raid finder my raid team hasn't been reminded as much to watch/read up on the fights before the next raid.
Its been a while since I've done T11, we did have a raid team going back through those a few months ago, I remember it going fairly well. Course.. nefarian was still a a pain in the butt.
Apr 3rd 2012 5:01PM I knoow I usually use my hour cushion between my local time and my server/raid time on tuesdays to do some dailies and get my feasts made for the raid. Granted, I'll still have that hour (servers coming up at 6 east, raid is at 6 central), but I gots mail to check across a bunch of alts. :)
More important that than.. still an hour to kill. Yipe. :) THANKS for bein here wowinsider! :)
Apr 3rd 2012 4:54PM All of my toons are female, because I'm female. It never occurred to me to make a male toon. I've gotten a mixture of the comments/unfair criticisms that the article talks about as well as the complete opposite of the spectrum - being assumed to be male playing a female toon. Which sometimes gets a whole other line of crap. I think, overall, its immature people being immature. I've been considering myself lucky to be in the guild I'm in, to be playing with the people I play with. I have very little need to deal with the stupidity that is trade chat on my server (and I'd imagine most servers), and only come across the comments/crap while in dungeon finder or raid finder.
I'm undead. I'm not playing that race for its looks, I'm playing it because I like it. I've also got 2 taurens, 2 goblins, and a troll. Its not about how they look. Though, I've got to say, that until seeing the panda model, the tauren female has been my favorite.
I hadn't planned on caring about transmog, since my shadow suit makes it such that my armor can't be seen. I know there is a glyph, but I'd rather not use it. I'm a shadow priest, I should be purple, not lavender. But eventually I did get the tier 6 (I think) stuff so that I could have wings and a halo. The gm of my guild is reeeally into transmog, so he helped me get the outfit. He's recently helped me dress my druid, tastefully, and "druidy".
Apr 3rd 2012 9:45AM Until recently, I really had no interest in pvp. I wouldn't say I hated it, I really had no feeling about it. I stayed away from battlegrounds, unless I had to go into one for a holiday thing, and even then it just wasn't that important. I play casters, my main is a shadow priest. I go squish pretty easily, rather I used to. But now, I think pvp is "ok". I wouldn't say I like it, its not top on my list, but its now something I'm getting better at and do for a change of scene.
It started with Tol Barad, doing the non-pvp dailies, sticking around for the battle to be able to possibly do more dailies. I start racking up honor points quickly, so in time I bought all the pvp mounts (i'd been working on the 100 mounts achievement, so these would have been needed anyway). I kept finding myself in the TB queue a few times a day, it was FUN. I started putting my honor points into buying actual gear. I've got all the season 11 pieces, the 10 weapons, a trinket from BH, and the conquest chest. I've just recently started to go after conquest, I don't go out of my way to cap each week, but I do find myself in more random bgs with guildies.
Its not my first choice of something to do, but it is a nice change of scene. I'm learning tips from guildies. I used to just jump in the dogpile and cast till I die. Sometimes I still end up doing that. But I've learned to make good use of some of my class abilities, such as mana burn to help get the healers killed or leap of faith to help flag carriers get into the flag room and away from whoever is chasing them. I'm still not "good" at it, but I survive longer than I used to, such that I have time to enjoy it.
I'm somewhat looking forward to new bgs and new pvp in mists. I hope there is some kind of thing like Tol Barad, it'll probably be the first place I attempt new expansion pvp. I admit I haven't done much reading up on the topic.
Apr 3rd 2012 12:54AM A forsaken shadow priest is my main, and I don't plan on changing that come mists. It took me so long to finally settle into a "real" main, and not just a "toon I play a lot but can't get quite right", and I've spent so much time and effort working on said priest not just in learning the class and gearing and raiding, but also in achievement whoring and mounts and pets and things. I can't imagine shelving her. I have an alt that's a back-up, I'm getting it to be just as good as my priest (a tauren boomy), but it'll never replace her as a main. It'll be another max level that can do end game stuff should it be needed to fill in a role or something.
Of course, I plan on making a panda alt, I'm going to try a monk. If I can't get into monks for whatever reason, my back-up idea is a panda shaman.
I have a bunch of alts, but they aren't "mains in training", if I can be good/useful on other toons in other roles, that'll be great. Its my goal to have a few different toons that I can play as effectively as my priest.
Apr 3rd 2012 12:42AM That would be *SO* awesome!
Apr 1st 2012 1:21PM I'm kinda in the middle about spoilers. I do look at class info as it comes (priest/druid), profession info, stuff that really isn't really "content" per se. More out of deciding how I'm going to approach getting my profs to max level. I play the priest and the druid (tailor/eng, herbs/alchy) the most, the pally (mining/JC) has taken up shop in orgrimmar as "jc spec" only leaving the mailbox to go out mining, instead of something I actually play. I've peeked at the info about pandas that has been coming out, female models and emotes, because I'm impatient and can't wait till the expansion comes out. :)
I will (eventually) get a beta invite because I signed up for the annual pass. The things I plan to look at are pandas and monks, and priest talents. Most important to me is how my priest is going to function come MoP. And then pandas. I think the panda female looks amazing, so I know I'll make an alt. I'm curious about the monks, so I want to see how they play a little bit in the beta. If I can try both at the same time, that'd be cool.
As much as I want to see the end game content like quest zones, dungeons, raids and stuff, I probably won't spend a lot of time looking at that. I want to go through that with my guildies. Some of them have gotten their invites, some haven't, and some have no intentions of looking at beta content. I'll look at whatever parts of Pandaria are available, just to see what it looks like, but I don't want to quest or dungeon to 90 with my priest for 2 reasons: 1 - I'll have to do it all again since it won't effect my actual priest, 2 - I already know I'll be leveling 3 toons to 90 and professions to max, I'd rather it be a fresh experience the first time and the option to hit zones I didn't do before on the second run through at least, and for the 3rd the pick and choose my favorite zones and level through there.
Mar 31st 2012 1:21PM That would be sooo awesome. I'm not a fan of capture the flag types either, to be able to opt out would still leave plenty to choose from, especially with more coming in the expansion.