Dec 26th 2010 6:23AM Great article and very good point.
I've been tanking from the pre-TBC era even... and I simply love cc... especially sheeping!!
I used to have the mage sheep and the hunter freeze trap, if you do that most hard pulls become fairly easy.
It's really easy to pull the rest of the enemy (mostly just 3) off the mage, using a Avenger's Shield or Righteous Defense (best if you don't want to accidentilly break the sheep...)
Yet, as the mage doing the cc, PLEASE do wait a minute before casting your big DPS spells, so us tanks can get enough aggro :)
Dec 23rd 2010 9:50AM Question: Why would you even make a char on a RP-realm if you do not like to RP?
Dec 16th 2010 5:51AM Hell Yeah!! Damn those squirrels and bunnies!!!
Dec 15th 2010 10:16AM As a Roleplayer from SteamWheedleCartel (EU), I have to agree with several statements here.
Yet the priority would be the enforcement of the RP-server TOS.
Yes, it will most likely take a hell lot of manpower to supervise the chat channels all the time, yet then there is the idea of merging certain servers, thus instead of having (don't know the real number atm, so let's say:) 6 RP servers all filled with only 30% true RP-players, you'd have 2 servers, each with 90% true RP-players. Hence limiting the change the RP-players get out-numbered by the 'griefers'.
This will make the police-job easier for both GM's as the community itself as the majority of the population will be pro-RP and thus defend RP-behavior, and so it will also increase the overall RP occuring and solve most of the above-mentioned complaints about non-RP'rs ruining the day...
This would also mean that without any loss in income, as Blizz will keep all players aka payers, (in fact it will prevent some from leaving I think, so... it's actually an income increase in a way AND they don't have to pay maintainance for 4 extra servers, so...) they can actually keep ALL GM's employed and re-assign them all to just these 2 realms instead of having them spread out over 6, hence having more GM's policing a single realm which yet again increases overall policing... hey hey!
As said, we Rp-players do not enforce all players on RP realms to RP, yet we want to RP without being run over, yelled at or teabagged, /farted,... by a that Gnome called Smalltits / Maccaroni / Trollbunger / Linuxbanger / Longdick / .....
As for the other issues, like housing.
Aye, this could be implemented and I support this idea, yet... it's nothing more than a VERY nice perk.
As for the RP-emotes... euh... they'd help a lot yeah :p yet also: a nice perk :) I'd even 'lend' them my voice for that :p
Posture control: As a Human... I haven't noticed this issue.. but I can imagine this would indeed be a welcome perk for Forsaken, Trolls,...
It is as Cinnaminsin says: all realms have jerks, yet... euh... RP-servers also have Loot Ninja's and mob-stealing jerks on TOP of the Immature RP-ridiculing jerks... So...
Blizz has done a LOT, really, and I love them for all their games and the effort they put into developing them so well. They've provided the world of gamers with an IMMENSE and extensive background, yet.. yes, some things could be improved. The fact which sometimes pisses us RP'rs off sometimes is that certain solution are fairly simple, yet... aren't done.
(as for my late reaction on the topic... I just started reading this website and I shout 'Hoorraay' at its makers/editors)