Feb 2nd 2009 6:54AM This blind rush to get hit is pointless.
I agree with your other points but hit is just not important anymore.
I have 177 hit rating and while I want more I do a nice 4k dps in naxx 25.
str and ap are the be all and end all stats and going out of your way to be hit capped just isnt going to cut it.
the cap isnt what it was before, now its a nice stat to have but it is completely ok to not be capped.
Jan 26th 2009 8:51AM I created a new belf paladin when tbc came out so I kind of know what you mean.
Going to outland at lvl 58 was tough tbh I had a lot of problems with the first quests and it didnt get easier till about half way through.
After that though it was a walk in the park. The strange thing was that I took my epiced out rogue to outland several months later and he didnt find it too easy but maybe that was due to being used to my 80 pally too much.
I would still go to Northrend though if you just want to lvl fast the whole redoing quests thing is a little bit pointless tbh. True you do get a lot of g from doing quests but you get far more from doing dailys.
With my paladin I skipped all of BT and sholozar and when I finally went to do them it wasnt that great.
Jan 16th 2009 9:44AM Its not too hard to understand I dont get why people are finding it so complicated.
your just insuring your wow time pure and simple.
like any insurance they calculated how much the monthly insurance costs should be and what they are prepared to pay out.
tbh it is all rather stupid you insure something because you are afraid to loose money not because you plan to make money on the insurance.
I will insure my computer for instance because I prefer to pay some monthly cost then to have it stolen and be without a comp(I actually had my comp stolen and got a new one so it worked out for me). then again most of the time I wouldnt even use the insurance.
Insurance companies are only in business because they have calculated their fees in a way that on average they will make money by insuring you.
I think this is silly though wow insurance is neither compulsory or will you loose any money by not being able to get online, because of this it is just an elaborate way of getting money out of people.
Jan 9th 2009 3:16AM I disagree.
Yes healing meters do suck compared to dmg meters but the ignore overhealing at least the good ones do. for dps dmg meters can be a good tool for healing its very vague but ignoring them completely is also silly.
Just because someone hates the epeeners posting meters doesnt mean the dmg meters or meters in general are not useful.
when you have any boss and notice that someone is way low on dps compared to where they should be then its a very good indication that something is wrong.
With healing it is the same though the meters are less useful as there is an upper limit to how much healing can be done and its easily possible for the healer with the fastest reactions to be massivly ahead as the others overheal or cancel heals.
Jan 5th 2009 8:46AM I would love dalaran if it wasnt for the lag, as I am getting a new comp it should be ok soon.
Otherwise orgrimmar is the place to be due to its closeness of bank and ah though tb is about the same.
the only reason tb sucks is that portalling there you end up in that stupid cave and it takes ages to get anywhere, plus everyone meets in org so all my interactions and trades with other people happen there, also its easy to get back. Then again I have a bank alt for a lot of the ah bank work.
I still use silvermoon to respec my belf pally main, though its going to be far less visited once dualspecs go live.
UC used to be my head quarters pretbc due to its closeness to scholo and strat and relative closeness to black rock mountain, though after tbc came out it became dead.
I would love to have a choice between cities but as it is, I need to use Dalaran/Org
Dalaran due to VH and vendors plus all portals
Org due to it being the only other place exluding dalaran to do trades.
Dec 11th 2008 11:07AM I made my belf pally when tbc was launched but since then I dont really like her face, unfortunately a lot of the hair styles just look stupid with it.
Now with this major change possible I may just try it out.
The name I can live with but being able to change the dodge facial look and the name at the same time may just do it for me.
Dec 8th 2008 10:31AM I disagree with most of this article, sometimes I think these breakfast topics are really going off on a tangent, like the authors have completely run out of things to say.
Private servers are just piracy plain and simple most people who play on them dont buy the game either, they just rip it.
trying out new specs? well I agree this feature does seem to lack in wow, tbh I would just pay the respec fee it is now so low compared to how much g you make as to make the cost pointless. Of course being able to change spec for free trying it out on a target dummy and only then deciding if you want to keep it would be a good thing to include in wow.
Dec 4th 2008 8:26AM naxx obsidion and malygos are the tbc equivilent of post tuned kara.
Its not meant to be super hard.
Saying that its not actually that easy considering people havent done the instances and are still gearing up their characters.
Yes by the time you are geared ok, then yes its probably quite simple.
We havent even started 25 mans and our 10 man progression is stuck at Gluth(We cleared the other wings). We just dont have the equip atm.
If you are face rolling naxx in sunwell gear then its another matter entirely.
tbh your not face rolling it, its easier than sunwell but there is still a challenge there.
This post is elitist to the extreme and is insulting to the vast majority of wow players who havent cleared the raid content, and tbh its only the most hardcore that have.
So unless my server is full of utter noobs or just mostly people that are way too casual I find your post trolling and in a pretty bad way.
Nov 26th 2008 2:12AM The JoW change isnt a nerf its a buff! I cannot believe that the article can be so stupid and peoples comments so foolish.
I will quote gc
The change to Judgement of Wisdom was so Protection and Ret paladins (and Feral druids and whoever else) didn't feel like they were supposed to stack Int for mana, since there is none on their gear. We picked a number that shouldn't be a nerf to most Holy paladins, though it will mean that it won't keep scaling as your Int climbs, so I imagine it will be called a nerf anyway. We'll keep an eye on this -- perhaps adding an effect to a Holy talent or something to increase the return.
It was pretty obvious that this was going to happen anyway, and no its not a nerf its a buff for ret and prot.
Nov 21st 2008 8:38AM Well I planned to get to 80 fast unfortunately it isnt going so quick, other things have got in the way, and I wasted a while doing instances or waiting for people which was not entirely necessary. Am lvl 76 now and should hit 77 soon, but the plan to get lvl 80 by sunday evening just seems pretty unlikely atm. I guess I will be lvl 80 early next week though.