Mar 3rd 2012 11:08AM I would *love* cross faction raiding.
I'm part of the RP scene on Cenarion Circle, and a lot of the folks there are friends with people from the other faction, even if they're enemies in-character. We already regularly swap RealIDs to help communicate and facilitate RP (and once battletags are launched, the number of cross-faction friends is sure to skyrocket). I'm sure plenty of us would love to be able to raid together, whether IC or OOC, just because we are all friends.
My guild actually is actually a neutral cross-faction RP guild, and the ability to group up with our Horde side colleagues would be a great benefit to us. It would allow officers to help out new recruits without having to level TWO characters in the guild in opposite factions, build community, and help with our RP. For us, running a dungeon together would be perfectly IC.
Feb 8th 2012 2:35PM Disc Priests have Inner Will, which increases unmounted movement 10% and can be increased up to 16% with talents.
Jan 26th 2012 11:21AM 3 stories here. These are all from low level instances, where it's bit more forgiving on specs and whatnot, since, as a altoholic, I've done the low level zones waaay too many times and like to skip them, and then tend to move on to another char before 60.
1) I was leveling my resto shaman in LFD. I immediately checked to see who the tank was... and bust out laughing. As I later told my guild mates, "When your tank is a druid named something like 'healrferevar' and insists on using cat form, don't be surprised when you wipe." The good news is, since it was low-level, we actually finished with only a few wipes.
2) Different group- there was a pally who needed an optional boss killed for a quest, but the 'gogo' tank skipped him anyway. At the end of the dungeon, everyone dropped group except me and the pally. She looked at me, saw we were both at the high-end range for the dungeon and well-geared, and asked, 'Think we can take him?' Took three attempts, but it was way more fun than the zerg the rest of the dungeon had been!
3) Last story- this time I was leveling up my second disc priest (new server), and hit Wailing Caverns. We had a series of bad tanks- one who afk'd at the beginning and we kicked, one who dropped because he lost a roll, one who only stayed for one trash pull. In short, we had only just gotten past Lady Anacondra and were on tank #4. He wasn't the most pleasant in /p, particularly to me and my abilities. I honestly couldn't tell if he were joking or not- sarcasm doesn't transmit well over texted communication.
However, he knew what he was doing, so I gave him the benefit of the doubt. The DPS were all competent, so we started picking up speed.
Then suddenly, as we're approaching Serpentis, he yells to our feral druid, 'Start healing, I'm pulling both!', pulls Serpentis, then runs over and grabs Verdan the Everliving as well! I about had a heart attack! The druid ended up tanking Serpentis with the other two DPS while the tank stayed solo on Verdan, way too far away to help. I positioned myself between the two groups and spammed bubbles and heals. Thank goodness it was good group of DPS- I saw they were handling themselves pretty well, and could focus most of my attention to the tank with only a few Renews and PW:S's tossed their way. We didn't wipe, although the tank dropped to 5hp at one point.
Then the tank berated the druid for not healing. We all rightly yelled at him. He justified his actions by saying 'well, I knew the priest could keep me alive.' I was never so mad to hear a compliment!
I've had some really bad PUG experiences, but these are the ones I like to remember. They each have a mix of good and bad, and make me laugh thinking back on them.
Jan 1st 2012 11:07AM That's my resolution too, so I don't think you're a troll. There are other things I want to do this year, and that requires cutting down on my WoW time.
Although, my in-game resolution is to actually get my professions to max level for once before the MoP comes out. I'm still farming things in Northrend right now... I'd go the auction house, but I figure I can work on Loremaster at the same time this way and I'm missing a few zones up there.
Dec 2nd 2011 7:29PM Lokanaya,
I'd take a fight with Metzen, as long as you keep Knaak far, far away.
Dec 2nd 2011 7:05PM Y'know, I was just fishing with my 85 yesterday I thought it was odd I was getting a skill point so often. I thought I had just remembered the chart incorrectly....
Nov 1st 2011 10:12PM I want a bonus dance!
Definitely the best choice.
Oct 19th 2011 4:05PM This was my solution. I used to RP on a text MUD, where there was nothing to do except RP. No stats, no quests, no levels. Everything was player generated; you could never "finish." I happily played for years, and made great friends.
So when I started to get bored playing WoW, I decided to check out the RP realms. I rolled a gnome, and I have been having a blast since. Whenever I log on, there's no pressure. I don't feel I'm wasting my game time if I'm not doing dailies or whatever. I have the choice to quest and grind dailies if I want, or I could spend my time simply relaxing at Blue Recluse with friends.
Having that kind of variety does a lot to prevent boredom or burnout.
Feb 13th 2011 5:06PM Stefen Colbear ftw!
Wish it really happened. :(
Jan 5th 2011 8:23PM
That sounds like a good idea. My only fear is that it'll cause people who don't know how to play a tank to respec and queue up as a tank, and then not tank. (Or not heal, depending on the specific need.)
There'll naturally be people who respec and then do really badly... that's forgivable if they're learning how to be a tank and haven't gotten to speed. If we want to have more people tank, we've got be willing to give time to learn as well as incentive. My fear is for those who'll intentionally queue up still in the DPS gear and won't bother to learn to tank because they think the group will carry them.
I think it's worth a shot, though. I certainly would like to be rewarded for being a healer!