Oct 5th 2011 12:03AM Hey look, the anonymous, lowest-common-denominator rude kids are here, downvoting someone that liked the social aspect of gaming.
Yes, the balance and the mechanics and the login queues sucked back then. But rolling into a WSG game and knowing every single person on both sides rocked.
Fucking kids these days.
Oct 5th 2011 12:00AM Bullshit flag on the play, Sir.
"Cross-realm Battlegrounds showed plainly that the more players you have to pull from, the better."
Should really read: "Cross-realm anything really shows plainly that a huge amount of the playerbase would rather have an anonymous, quick and often rude gameplay interaction with no real social consequences."
Or if that's a bit too extreme the other way for you, how about: "Cross-realm Battlegrounds showed plainly that the more players you have to pull from, the better for the average gamer, the lowest common denominator - and Blizzard's bottom line."
There was never anything stopping them from giving people an option to first queue for realm-only BGs or dungeons or arenas or raids - or just giving that a preference. The people who would rather wait and play with people on their server get their social community thing - and the rest of you Xbox/Playstation Generation FPS/RTS gamers can have your instant-ish queues as well.
Or maybe there's just too few people who'd rather have long-term non-anonymous in-game social MMO experiences. I suppose that might be the case.
Fucking kids, I tell you.
NOW FOR THE LAST TIME GET OFF MY LAWN!
Sep 24th 2011 9:51PM Total win story. Hah.
Sep 24th 2011 9:47PM Bastard. Piece of luck person you.
Sep 24th 2011 8:02PM You fucking kids.
60. Feral Druid. Raiding guild, or rather the 'big' guild's feeder guild. Okay, Molten Core, what do I do, besides bring FR gear? You heal. Okay.
Six months later (or a year, I can't remember, it was a while ago, before the colostomy and my wife dying) I said fuck it, I'm done with this healing shit and quit WoW for the first of three times. BWL up to killing Somethinglord whatsisface.
GET OFF MY LAWN.
You fucking kids.
Aug 28th 2011 6:11PM LFD, LFR interface in a nutshell:
This will work if people make it work - but that'll take a crapton of effort, or work more easily if you're just pugging a spot or two of not-crucial dps.
In the meantime you just opened up yourself to all the nastiness of the LFD. Multiplied by 5.
Aug 25th 2011 4:27PM Instanced, modular content that's easy-access, on-demand.
But I guess it works and people don't really care about loading screens and teleporting or the whole "world" thing anymore. GG.
Aug 25th 2011 4:11PM I raided to see cool stuff. Nefarian landing on the balcony the first time. Ragnaros' hammer doing the twirl and falling into the lava the first time.
Seeing Lady Vashj and the Sunwell endboss the first time.
Once I've gotten my eyecandy jollies I couldn't care less. Heroic - schmeroic.
The final end boss should be the big amazing reward fight - i.e. Algalon. That was amazing, even six months behind the world first kill.