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Blizzard is up to something: 'Soon we'll fly together again ...' {WoW}

Mar 6th 2012 11:46AM There's no reason from a gameplay perspective that RealID friends shouldn't be able to group for LFD & LFR cross-faction. It would break lore immersion a little, but there are not many (if any) differences in current dungeons for factions. ICC might make it difficult, but only because it had faction NPCs.

Blizzard layoffs could mean many things {WoW}

Mar 2nd 2012 12:36PM It sounds like it was inevitable. Blizzard staffed accordingly to player demand in the Wrath heyday, but since the need no longer exists, there must be cuts. It is how business works; companies exist to make a product or service & earn a profit, not to employ people. Blizzard has to remain healthy if they are to keep making great products.

Breakfast Topic: Is Cataclysm tanking getting easier and easier? {WoW}

Feb 25th 2012 10:38AM I've been tanking since mid-Wrath.

I would definitely agree that the most challenging period was the start of Cata. I think this has more to do with newness of content / gear levels. By mid-cycle of any expac, people are usually pretty well geared and the content is known to enough in the group that things go well, in addition to fine-tuning and hot fixes.

I remember being quite the uber bear in Wrath raids and heroics, then being utterly humiliated trying to handle Heroic Ozruk the first couple times. Like anything though, as I got geared and just a bit of experience in, it all became simple. However, I would agree that 4.3 content does seem a bit easier than previous stuff.

The Queue: When is the MoP beta starting? {WoW}

Feb 23rd 2012 1:07PM Hmm, nobody will set Vashj'ir as their home base? Makes me want to start a RP guild called "Deep End of Vashj'ir" and require all guild meetings and events to happen there. Probably wouldn't be a popular guild.

The Queue: Creepiest class combo {WoW}

Feb 16th 2012 4:01PM My Question for the Q (unrelated to above topic)

Reading about Apple OSX Mountain Lion's integrated Messenger (a-la iOS) got me thinking: Will Blizzard ever try integrating RealID chat with other chat services, such as Google Chat, Yahoo, MSN, others? I would love to be able to chat with my RealID friends even when not logged into a service.

Leaderboard: Tanks vs. healers {Massively}

Feb 14th 2012 12:08PM @TryHardSasquatch In MMOs, I play tanks and healers. I don't enjoy DPS for some reason. Anyway, from my personal experience of both roles, multiple classes of each flavor, I'd say that healing is usually considerably easier, especially with a good add-on like Healbot. You just follow the group, mouse over the color squares and press the correct button when needed, while making sure to not stand in fire. As a tank, positioning, tactics and cooldowns all need to be managed. Both roles are important, but tanking is clearly more stressful of the two.

World of Warcraft subscriber numbers dip 100,000 to 10.2 million {WoW}

Feb 9th 2012 8:50PM Um, I was one of those 100,000 but I re-subbed. So, they need to adjust it.

How to transmogrify your clothie into High Inquisitor Whitemane {WoW}

Feb 9th 2012 8:45PM I have always liked Whitemane too. Her voice, even though limited in lines, was what did it for me.

Dev Watercooler: Ghostcrawler on class roles {WoW}

Feb 9th 2012 11:57AM Every class should have DPS and at least one tree that allows Healing or Tanking.

Warlock example: Healer) All heals drain a small portion of the caster's health, while all damaging attacks restore a small portion to the warlock while in this spec. Could apply to direct casts and HoTs/DoTs.

Breakfast Topic: Is silence golden in PUGs? {WoW}

Feb 9th 2012 11:37AM I generally welcome everyone as soon as it starts. As the huggable bear tank, I've found that when people aren't afraid of the stereotypical jerk tank, the entire session goes better, even when mistakes happen.