Feb 3rd 2012 5:03PM I beg to differ! I know someone with a "big one" who always needed to brag about his awesome dps. Sure he was an exceptionally good player, but come on, stfu already, we know.
Feb 3rd 2012 4:49PM As someone who recently joined the Horde (after years as Alliance), I must say that although I've had some bad Alliance groups, nearly every single Horde group I've been in on my new 85 has been a disaster! Which was a huge surprise to me, as I was expecting Horde to be more composed and ... mature maybe?
Its really odd and I hope that this was just bad luck and that things will improve.
I'm convinced that there are some differences between the two factions, and I would love to research that more and find out what they are.
Feb 3rd 2012 12:07PM Funny! Just today I had a similar experience on my warlock in End Time; I had actually accidentally queued for it (I had an epic drop from ZG in my bags when I queued), so I was around 350 ilevel. I get a group that starts by being douchey to begin with ("Pull now or I leave")... so we get to Sylvanas... and in the first 5 seconds the feral dps dies to purple fire. We continue the fight, but the dps wasn't enough to kill the closing circle mobs (never seen this happen before on my other characters, so I don't know if its ONLY my fault).
Of course, I start getting abuse as I was doing around 10k (compared to their 15k). Admittedly low, but hey, I didn't fail on easy mechanics.
So meh. I got rid of that pesky purple and am now back to normal Cata heroics :P
With roles reversed I had a hunter in my rogue's group doing 5k dps in Hour of Twilight, but the group quickly realised that he needed advice more than a kick so we carried him through. No wipes, no problem, and he actually got some gear in the end :).
Jan 29th 2012 11:47AM I can't even imagine what it was like for people who raided in classic and BC, though the concept of 'trash' was probably quite different then.
As a rogue I do HATE the Ultraxion trash... jump, FoK, jump, Fok,.... ugh.
Looking back though, BC heroics trash was often a disaster waiting to happen.
Jan 28th 2012 7:28PM I completely agree with you! I actually miss the days of being able to be in awe of a player for having a special item (epic or legendary), because it took so much work and dedication to get it. I recognise the effort and take my hat off to that person and his/her guild.
I wish I could still admire those people (I don't raid), instead of think "Oh well, they did DS 50 times, cheers."
My guild (6/8 hc) are currently recruiting a mage. No Dragonwrath? No chance.
Not really legendary all this...
Jan 28th 2012 7:01PM Gnomepriest the Undead warrior! :D
I had to laugh.
Jan 28th 2012 6:21PM I think the important thing to remember here is that practice makes perfect. Now if you're rolling ANY class for the first time, and jump into the Arena, you will be eating the floor. Be you a hunter or a mage.
Hunters may not be considered theoretically viable at high ratings - but c'mon, very few people can realistically aim that high. In the meantime, you can still play, enjoy your class and win battles. If you become really excellent, your class won't matter.
(Plus class balance is always shifting - you may wake up one patch and be the big guy on the block.)
The most important thing, imo is to have good friends to go with, to enjoy it and learn from your mistakes. Pvp is harsh and unforgiving, but also opens up alot of potential for you to explore yourself as a player, and to improve.
P.S I'd recommend duelling a friend, not randoms (I personally abhor duels - and I'm a rogue) but you can always find some one-on-one time in BGs, if you're defending a base or whatever. Search the internet, and learn what you can, where you can. :)
Jan 28th 2012 12:08PM I don't mind if randoms think I'm a guy, honestly, it makes no difference to my LFR/whatever run. The people who matter know I'm a girl, the rest? Whatever. Even in my new guild, I don't think many people realise I'm female... but it feels so pretentious to go "Oh, I'm a girl, actually!" ... maybe I'm wrong to proceed this way, but I've met girls in Wow who expected preferential treatment and wanted all the guys to worship them because "OMGIHAVEBOOBS;););)" that I'd rather just wait for the appropriate moment to quietly correct them.
(Not saying you're in this category, this is just how I go about it)
Jan 28th 2012 4:32AM @Imnick
Yes, BUT, there should be some sort of general "time frame" for every tier. Why only get 3.5 months for Ulduar and then get ICC for a whole year (Ruby Sanctum doesn't count, most people ignored it and the HC version was undoable). If they'd paced it a bit more, maybe people would be less burned-out?
I for one, am dreading having DS for 6 months or more. Especially after seeing it in full, every week, in Raid Finder.
Jan 27th 2012 12:08PM I guess I got really lucky with School of Hard Knocks, because most people in BGs were helpful in letting people cap for their achievement. Asking someone nicely if you can pick the flag up or assault a base seemed to work pretty well.
Alternatively go with a few guildies.
With a Little Helper from My Friends is something you can get pretty quickly in a battleground like Alterac Valley, no? I understand that its a pain as a feral, but honestly, we have so many leechers/idiots/bots in BGs that one or two feral gnomes isn't gonna cause an aggro stampede :P
I, on the other hand, am missing ONE drink for Brew of the Year. ONE. Because I didn't play for two months. ARGHRHRGRG. I've had my drake for a while now, but now I have to wait 6 months for Draenic Pale Ale.