Apr 3rd 2012 8:44AM I find PVP stressful. I have a stressful job, so I don't need stress in my game.
I play a rogue main. To PVP well on a rogue, movement and control are key. I play on a laptop without a mouse, so movement is an issue.
When friends drag me into BGs, I skulk around and gank healers ... which probably makes me semi-competent but I don't feel like I'm doing anything special. When I raid, I'm at the top of the dps meters. Ergo, I prefer raiding.
Apr 2nd 2012 12:02PM Very timely Queue ... this morning at 6:44 am, the reigns of the raven lord finally dropped for me.
It's been a part of my morning routine for so long that I don't know what I'm going to do tomorrow.
Mar 22nd 2012 10:29AM My spouse has worked for Disney, Carnival and Royal Caribbean and believes that all three are great products.
The downside to Disney is that they are more expensive than the others and they don't have casinos on board. The ships are nice and if you are bringing kids of a certain age, there are obvious benefits. Having said that, all of the major cruise lines offer kids camps.
Carnival will be the least expensive and RCCL will be in the middle of these three in terms of cost.
Mar 22nd 2012 10:12AM I'm a little late to the thread, but ...
My spouse works for one of the two major cruise lines in the corporate group and incentive department ... IOW, the exact department that would setup a cruise like this.
Things to consider:
You'd have to play on a server set up on the ship. Perhaps you can "import" your toons like on the beta or PTR. Forgetting the hight cost of shipboard internet, the lag is horrible. It's pretty much good for email only. There is ship-wide WiFi on almost all ships, but I don't know if they can allow a WoW server to hook into it. You may need to set up your own WiFi in the conference center area. It wouldn't be a big deal, but it means that attendees can't sit in their cabin and play WoW.
The good news is that unlike a hotel, ships give free meeting space to their groups. It's actually a very cost effective way to stage something like this ... generally much cheaper than hotels or conference centers. The ships just want to get you on board. They make a huge percentage of their money on alcohol, gambling, shore excursions and duty free purchases.
If the group is large enough, you get other spiffs like free cocktail parties and discounts for reserving public spaces such as the skating rink.
If you reserve more than 50% of a ship, they generally ship you off to the charter division. If you charter a ship, you get to change the itinerary and have the run of the ship for your events.
Mar 21st 2012 3:09PM I like the simplicity of combat because I play on a laptop without a mouse. A couple of macros and I've got all my abilities at the ready.
Mar 19th 2012 7:38AM I'm not going to defend what goes on in the official forums. There is a reason that I only post here.
As an Alliance player, the only basis that I've cited for "Horde bias" is that the Alliance story sucks. If Metzen wants to nuke Southshore and take out Gilneas, fine; just give me some story to go with it that doesn't require me to read a book or roll a Horde toon.
And I don't need an epic Wrathgate style quest. Just put a freaking exclamation point over a quest giver's head and call it "Investigate Southshore" or "Meet the Gilean Resistance" and have someone fill in the details. It wouldn't have been epic, but at least I wouldn't be doing arch in Hillsbrad and thinking "WTF happened over there?"
And guess what: I'll say the same thing about Theramore and Orgrimmar if the story sucks on the Alliance side.
Mar 16th 2012 8:59AM This. A thousand times this.
A little less pop culture stuff (a little goes a long way) and more real lore.
Mar 15th 2012 12:17PM I don't know what comments you guys are reading, but I don't see people getting all that upset. It's more like eye rolling meta argument than actual rage.
Mar 15th 2012 8:48AM The first death for every Alliance toon that I have, has been to a murloc ... true story.