Apr 4th 2012 11:57AM I want those pets so bad, but I am horrible at jousting. Like....incredibly so....
Apr 4th 2012 9:59AM Random side note: Caffeine actually would calm down an ADHD person. Caffeine is a stimulant, which does the exact opposite of what one would think in that instance.
OT: Egbert creeps me out XD. I have all the Children's Week pets on my first character, but that's the one I will never pull out because something about that thing terrifies me.
Apr 4th 2012 9:53AM My nelf hunter just got that turtle to. She was my first toon, and since I started playing WoW so I could have a turtle pet and name it Donnie, it seemed only fitting.
She runs around with her stable of turtles, her turtle pets, and her turtle scale armor. All I'm missing is a mount (still fishing, 2+ years later....)
Actually, come to think of it, my mage can polymorph things to turtle to. Soooo....I might just have a problem.
Apr 4th 2012 9:51AM Usually I have my moonkin hatchling out on Alliance, because my Dad played a moonkin. My sister always has out a penguin in honor of her twin brother, who has been gone to Japan for the last year and a half (he'll be home in August and can play with us again then :) ).
My main collects pets, though, and has several that I just cycle through whenever I feel like it. I love my Pandaren Brewmaster, and he's my go-to when I feel like having a pet out. Otherwise, I just cycle through. Recently, I've started actively collecting pets on her as I really have nothing else to do when I want to play her.
Apr 3rd 2012 11:30AM @Mat: Thanks for at least acknowledging my point :). I'm not saying its a bad story, at all. It is a good idea, and even if I could have done without the romance take completely-- I know that is my personal taste.
I just feel that it is easier, in this case, to engage in that story in a movie format and it should have been a movie all along.
Mind you, I'm an English Major and a writer myself. How it is written is ten times more important to me than what is written. It is why I don't read much anymore. I'm hyper critical of any writing mistakes at the expense of what is probably a good story. I only read Hunger Games because everyone I work with was reading it and I wanted to participate in the discussion.
As it turns out, no one wants to hear your opinion if it is anything less than glowing praise. Oh well.
Apr 3rd 2012 11:10AM I'm still going to disagree with you all. It was a poorly written book-- purely from a writing stand point, not story. Separate that completely.
There is a great deal that was told that should have been shown. There were moment Katniss spoke directly to the reader that simply did not belong and stood out oddly. Almost nothing was explained that should have been, and description was extremely general.
What she wanted was to tell her plot. She thought it made a good story, and it does. It is an interesting story and should have been a screenplay. Screenplays, however, are difficult to write and even harder to break in to. She was already an established writer, so she went with what she knew.
But it belonged more as a screen play and should have been from the beginning.
Apr 3rd 2012 9:39AM Meh, I disagree. It was written to be a movie and makes a far better movie than a book.
Apr 3rd 2012 9:32AM That's just it, I love to play defense. I enjoy picking one of the nodes and sitting on it, hiding as best I can and killing those that come up.
Thing is, I always have people yelling at me for it, telling me we lost because I wasn't attacking, that defense is unnecessary, and so on. On top of that, it is hardly an effective way of getting Honor Points.
Apr 3rd 2012 8:37AM I'm a good hunter. I can memorize fights, I know where and when to move. I know my abilities to effectively kite when I can predict my opponent's actions. I'm very good when I know what to do.
PvP removes all sense of the predictable. And I hate it for that. If I think they're gonna go left and they go right, suddenly everything I did to prepare is worthless. And I can't use half my toolbox because its useless.
If there was a reward for hiding and sniping, I would enjoy that. I love playing defense. But all that gets me is yelled at.
The only times I PvP is if I need JP for a new piece of heirloom gear but I'm Valor capped. I'll eek out the last little bit in BGs, but that's it.
Apr 2nd 2012 10:40AM I'll admit, I really HATE the Forsaken. I don't do zombies, I hate everything about them, and anything I do that assists them in their war crimes I find distasteful. Killing someone in combat is one thing. Turning them into ooze with a bomb is something else entirely.
I find the lore and combat far more interesting on Kalimdor for the Horde. EK I do enjoy, but I've enjoyed it more as Alliance than Horde for some reason, even though its exactly the same. I think it just feels more natural.