Dec 18th 2010 9:27AM Exactly,....Flying almost anywhere lacks excitement on some levels because there is little danger to be found there. It's simply too safe, and too easy.
If you're in a zone around your level and you don't want to be bothered finding a safe place to /afk, what do you do?
I personally always jump on my flying mount an hover up a few dozen feet where the mobs can't get me. I'm safe, and it's quick and easy.
What we need is more danger.
- There needs to be some mobs of various levels patrolling the skies, just like they do on land.
- There could be different levels of mobs up there based on how high you fly, what zone your over, what level you are, or better yet, aerial mobs could be phased based on how high your flight training is.
- There could be a mechanic that allows for simple air-to-air combat, and a complement of trinkets, tools, items, that could be used for emergency/offensive/defensive purposes.
There is much that could be added.
It's not that the sense of adventure is lost with world wide flight, it's that the sense of danger in the skies has not been implemented fully.
Dec 16th 2010 4:29PM @ Josin - The MD threat doesn't start until the first hunters attack lands, and then it lasts for 4 seconds. So when he said he waited 10 seconds, that was 10 seconds of threat the tank was building before he started doing any damage. In addition, that threat doesn't transfer anywhere, it simply ceases to exist after that 4 seconds.
Regardless, the story sounds iffy to me. If the hunter and tank were the same gear, then the threat mechanics are not so messed up right now that this could have happened as easily as stated. The hunter would have had to crit quite nicely, and the tank would have to have been tanking poorly, especially if the peeled target in question was the primary target. What I think happened was the group was treating the pack ans a pack and not a kill priority list. A few different things may have gone wrong, but this situation would have never happened with a kill prioritization.
IMO, this is a case of using Wrath pack tactics in a Cata/Vanilla world. It simply won't work.
As a DPS, YOU are responsible for your threat, not the tank, or the developers.
It only takes one pull and a glance at Omen to see where you need to set your DPS prioritization to, even if you have to auto-shoot to let the tank build aggro.
The right thing to do is play within the threat mechanics, and skill levels of the players you are provided, and right now, most work just fine if you pay attention.
PS: Although personally I think Prot Warriors and BM Hunters need a little buffing.
Dec 14th 2010 3:00PM Ah,....see now I know why they call it "the shattering".
Epic, truly epic stuff here.
Nov 22nd 2010 9:30AM I took a break from WoW last year and missed out on the Pilgrim Holiday recipes.
This year I was ready,.....I finally got my 'Chef de Cuisine'.
Just for fun I did a lap or two of Tiridfal Glades and got my 'The Turkinator' too.
As a casual semi-raiding player its these kinds of accessible themed events that make my game interesting and enjoyable.
Oct 29th 2010 8:48AM I am what i'd call a mid-game player.
I have a level 80 Hunter that has been to Kara and Naxx and helped my guilds with raid progression, and he is my most epicly geared. He's my favorite toon, but he's also the most work to keep geared, to play well, and to maintain. He probably won't see the inside of ICC until after Cata hits though.
I play mostly PvE, no arenas, and no RP. I'm not a achievemnt seeker per se, and the lore doesn't interest me specifically either. It's nice to know it's all there if I want it though.
I find alot of my casual game enjoyment involves leveling my Priest and my Warrior, but not just for the sake of leveling, but as a different style of play. Learning the tactics, the mechanics, and seeing how they tackle the same encounters in different ways.
I do enjoy raiding and dungeons, but they are not my core focus for enjoyment.
I enjoy improving myself as a player, no matter what the gear, encounter, or content.
Oct 27th 2010 8:55AM My GF has a couple level 80's and is working on getting her Insane title before Cata. She is the epicly geared hardcore end-game raider. I am happy with just one level 80 for now, and have not seen the inside of ICC yet.
We have both played since vanilla WoW, I was even in the beta. But our gaming priorities(and skill levels) are different, and thats fine with us. Especially if she helps me with fights i'm unfamiliar with.
It all depends on what you enjoy and where you dedicate your efforts.
Oct 19th 2010 8:17AM I'm a fairly casual part-time player, just coming back into the game after several months of a break. I don't raid much, I don't PvP, and I enjoy the the simple things in WoW.
For me Cooking and Fishing are my main pursuits and biggest accomplishments.
I only have two titles: "the Explorer" and "Chef".
With a butcher knife in one hand, a catfish in the other, and a big ole Chefs hat on my head, Chef Feuerhund specializes in most of your favorite seafood specialties.