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The Daily Grind: Should devs listen to player councils? {Massively}

Oct 3rd 2011 9:47AM Odd. I have only just posted this on EvE gate

"Do the opinions expressed in this forum represent the majority of EVE subscribers?
See I find myself reading about a different game to the one I seem to be playing. The main issues seem to be regarding a relatively narrow section of the community and mostly affect very experienced players. They are very committed to the game and make up substantial (and unrepresentative?) proportion of posts on this.

Fairly new players I think have a completely different view of the game but they are not yet as immersed so probably don’t make up a representative proportion of forum posters.
I think CCP has to constantly keep this in mind when listening to the very vocal minority here."

They should listen to their customers not necessarily the forum though.

The Daily Grind: Do you like having the freedom to play solo? {Massively}

Aug 15th 2011 3:21AM I love MMO’s but I hate having to group to complete content. I also hate the fact that the rewards only achievable by grouping are usually superior to the ones you can achieve on your own.
Some of us just like to do our own thing in our own time. I like to learn a game by making my own mistakes and not have some elite theory crafting smart arse spoiling the experience.

Breakfast Topic: How has reading WoW Insider changed your game experience? {WoW}

Mar 1st 2011 8:46AM The main reason I read WoW Insider is because it bypasses the filter at work. I can’t get on EJ, Tank spot etc. Mind you the class specific stuff here is very good. The down side is that it’s very American based.

Breakfast Topic: What makes a great raid leader? {WoW}

Feb 21st 2011 4:29AM Guild leaders are like politicians. If you have a desire to be one you should automacticaly be banned from ever becoming one. The craving for power and control are not character traits you want in someone leading a nation or a guild. The problem is that if the guild leader is the most single minded, totally obsessed, fiercely determined member of your guild then they cannot empathise with the rest of their team mates.

I’ve seen it so many times, where the guild leader forgets that the vast majority of us come here to relax and have fun. We get stress all day at work. We are surrounded by formality and rules. We might even get it in the neck from the missus when we get home. Those few hours we get to play WoW are precious and we want to enjoy them. We’re really sorry if you have no life and make WoW the Black Hole around which your world revolves but YOU ARE NOT A TYPICAL RAIDER! And we are not your glorified hunters pet. You don’t point us in a particular direction and press KILL. We do not want to hear your rantings when things don’t go just the way you planned. We don’t want every single mistake we make paraded out in front of the whole guild. We want our guild to be a democracy not a dictatorship. We want to have a say in the decisions made and more than anything we want it to be fun.

I don’t mind someone /w me to tell me I should have interrupted a certain spell or even having a chat on vent about it. If I’m the only one continually dying then I will want to know why. But if you are doing raid progression and everyone is wiping then you just have to understand that we learn by mistakes and that an effective kill strategy ’evolves’. If you die at a certain point in the raid, next attempt you try something different. If you survive you keep it as part of your strategy, if not you try something else. No amount of lecturing, research, watching videos will ever replace this process because every single one of the 10/25 people in the raid see things from a different point of view. Everything they do may depend on the actions of any one of the other 9/24 members so it’s impossible to write a script for a boss kill. It has to evolve from the chaos of all these complex individuals interacting together.

I guess the best raid leaders are those that understand that raiding should be fun. If you go into a raid stressed that you might mess up then you need to find anothyer guild. if the reaction of your raid leader to you making a mistake is such that you worry about making them....time to get out.

Raid composition and the role gap {WoW}

Feb 18th 2011 7:46AM The problem for me is theres too much overlap with abilities. I'm an enhancement shaman and once over I brought some unique abilities to the rest of the raid. OK so I didn’t top many DPS meters but I upped everyone else’s performance. I find I can’t get a raid place unless I go resto because enhancement shaman are now redundant if you have a pally and a DK in the raid. Theres no point in playing a DPS hybrid class now unless you also have a good tanking/healing spec to raid with. The lines have been blurred to the extent that you may as well just go for DPS specialist classes (mage, hunter, rogue) and get the other buffs from your tank and healers because the chances are you will have covered most of the buffs and the ones you haven’t aren’t worth losing the DPS to gain.

Breakfast Topic: How do you respond when others misrepresent WoW? {WoW}

Feb 17th 2011 9:50AM I have always been facinated by computer games. From the very 1st cassette loaded games for the ZX Spectrums and Commodore 64's of the early 80's. I have had some real happy times playing these games. Sometimes I think it’s a sad reflection on my life that I have such fond memories of these old classic games. But am I any different from the people who become obsessed with soap operas or movies? Someone who is knowledgeable about movies or literature in considered to be cultured and intelligent but someone who is knowledgeable about computer games is a geek who needs to get a life.

This cultural snobbery really pisses me off. Those who know nothing about the gaming industry look down their noses at adult gamers as if it’s a sign of immaturity. They will quite happily spend 2 hours a night watching brain numbing soap operas on TV or watch Arnie machine gun 1000 terrorists and consider it time well spent.

I game because I'm the kind of person who likes to have something to occupy my ind when I'm relaxing. I cant just passivley absorbe mind numbing TV for 6 hours a night.

Breakfast Topic: What's your favorite piece of music in WoW? {WoW}

Feb 16th 2011 8:13AM There is a piece of music I often here when I’m in SW that sounds very much like the music from Freelancer in the Kusari system (the oriental system). First time I heard it I had a very nostalgic moment ;)

Totem Talk: Changes for enhancement shaman in 4.0.6 {WoW}

Feb 14th 2011 2:54AM You can get some ridiculously high crits with LL now. I have seen over 80k crits in raids and that will take a very good tank to hold agro

Totem Talk: Epicly gearing your enhancement shaman {WoW}

Feb 10th 2011 8:02AM I noticed Unheaded warning has changed from and increase in auto attack damage to in increase in weapons damage. With the change to windfurry this should make it a good bit more useful to enhancement shaman. Anyone have any numbers?

Lichborne: How to use Mind Freeze and other death knight spell interrupts {WoW}

Feb 9th 2011 6:32AM There is a problem with the interrupts in Cata raids. Some of them are extremely quick casts and missing them can result in a wipe. E.g. Maloriak’s release aberrations is a 1.5 sec cast. Now if you have even a moderate amount of lag you are going to miss some of them so most raids put a couple of people in the interrupt as backup. This happened to me in my last guild The guy who was interrupting with me had a much faster connection with 30/50 ms. I’m usually above 200ms. It still shows green on the wow interface but it’s much slower than his. As a result I got maybe one or two while he got all the rest. In response the raid leader (the GL) started ranting at me. It all blew up and got out of hand and I ended up leaving the guild.

I have killed Maloriak since with me interrupting alone and its ok. I have also been on Halfus interrupting his shadow nova. I might miss a couple but I get most of them. I know I am casting as soon as I see the cast bar and I have DBM installed but if someone has a faster connection they will always beat me to it.

BTW I'm a shaman not a DK but the problems in still the same