Oct 10th 2011 8:36PM I hope Blizzard will be cautious as they make gearing alts up easier.
I can already foresee a time where more normal and casual raids will be calling one of their regular raiders to hop off their main and onto an alt because said alt would have better throughput due to having better theoretical performance (despite the main toon being further along in boss progression).
And I can honestly see people going along with this, because, hey, gearing up your alts is so easy that the gear difference is negligible next to the difference in spec, and it just takes a quick log over and your raid will perform better with said alt resulting in a boss you otherwise probably wouldn't have killed (regardless if you would rather play your main or not).
As specs become more equalized over time and the game gets closer and closer to perfect balance (if such a thing is really obtainable), this will obviously be a non-issue. However, for the time being I think we may be putting the accessibility of alts further than the balance of specs would 'allow' us to.
Perhaps I'm being overly cautious, but alts being able to gear up so quickly is just raising all sorts of flags in my head that I really wish weren't there. On an up-note, there will certainly be less chain-running of the monotonous Zul'roics. So, plus!
Feb 6th 2011 11:20PM @Simpsons Rule
I think his (Razion's? Razions'? Razions's?) point was rather that while the Titans left behind SOME defenses (aspects, constructs and Uldum oh my!) they (the Titans) were fairly careless about what is pointed out to be their "Secret Weapon". Well, that or over-confident.
I believe his initial remark still rings true--you don't NOT guard something that important, in particularly not by creations that have proven to not be strong enough to stop previous weaker conflicts on said world (see: Curse of Flesh). In addition, if Azeroth IS a project to stop the Burning Legion, wouldn't they want to defend their Weapon to use against the Legion before they get stronger or risk destroying their weapon--OR, WORSE YET, recruit a whole planet of Warlock Burning Legion troops against their creators
Dec 14th 2010 8:20AM But of course it has to be Mr. Rogers in a bloodstained sweater.
Nov 7th 2010 1:13PM I don't think "overly descriptive" means what you think it means.
Nov 4th 2010 9:31AM A few thousand. . .
Wow, that's pretty incredible! The most I've seen in a large skirmish in Warcraft had been in the hundreds variety, and even then it hits the servers as hard to the point of crashing. Then again, EVE isn't designed to support different populations on different realms: it supports the bulk of its player-base in one world.
Nov 4th 2010 8:17AM Although probably not a 'little detail', I'm really hoping the rest of Quel'Thalas makes it into the Cataclysm, even if only ruins. Especially if only ruins! I was a big fan of the area when going over it in Warcraft 3 in the Undead campaign, and have always wanted to see what it would translate into inside the game-world.
Nov 4th 2010 7:55AM I believe this is why they added the Epicus Maximus. :)