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Scattered Shots: What to do in-game when there's nothing left to do {WoW}

Feb 16th 2012 10:23AM What to do if your Hunter is all maxed out?

I just rolled a new hunter. On a new server. With no one to buy bags or help with mount money. On a different faction.

Level 60 and going for it... Bazzog @Draenor EU

Blue posts and other WoW news: Ghostcrawler clarification, unloved specs, warlocks, and layoff rumors {WoW}

Nov 11th 2011 4:01AM They sure are.. I'm in no way at the pinnacle of player skill.

I know for a fact that in one spec my mage can do xxxK damage, and in the other (pve) spec, I can't hit those numbers no matter what I do, at least, not consistently.

Of course, I like seeing the big numbers and all that, but I have to ask myself, did seeing the numbers actually help me in any way at all?

Blue posts and other WoW news: Ghostcrawler clarification, unloved specs, warlocks, and layoff rumors {WoW}

Nov 10th 2011 8:29AM Ok. Wild ass idea time, Blizzard.

Get rid of Floating combat text. Disable addons from reporting numbers at all. nada. Zip. No feedback on damage.

Tank tanks, healers heal, DPS pewpew until the mob is dead. Did the mob die before the raid? Yes? Job done. No? run back and try again.

Once the mob is dead, how long did it take this time? Longer than last time? Shorter? Change stuff around till it's shorter or several tries are the same. Gratz! your raid comp is viable.

Breakfast Topic: "Blizzard's Horde bias" -- fact or delusion? {WoW}

Oct 27th 2011 9:02AM Ok, so maybe I was a bit over general.

What I was getting at, is that we all have a fantasy that we'd like to attain. That fantasy is *usually* more exotic than our current lives - not always, but mostly.

Maybe I should have used strange and exotic rather than monstrous and exotic.

In any event, the game is about escape from reality. I suppose that's why the game doesn't have a Human Accountant race/class.

Maybe it's just the Alliance focused players are more vocal?

Breakfast Topic: "Blizzard's Horde bias" -- fact or delusion? {WoW}

Oct 26th 2011 8:37AM You really only had to hear the crowd (mob ?) response when Metzen called For the Horde and then Any Alliance players? Where are you?

I played Horde since release, over many characters and a couple of years ago I transferred a few over to Alliance.

I also levelled up a few from scratch as well.

So, I know from where I speak, you might say.

To me, the Alliance story as you level feels a little, insipid? I want to say.. nothing really stirs the imagination. Now, that might have been because I rolled a Human, of course. So I went and rolled a Worgen. Now THAT was fun. Probably the best starting zone since the Blood Elves.

But then like all the other races, you get to plough through the same content, outland, northrend, cataclysm.

Although I'm reasonably happy now in end-game on Alliance side I sometimes think "I should go back Horde", or "I miss being Horde"

I can't quantify why, though.

In terms of lore, the two sides seem to have equally complex stories embedded in the overall arc.

The babble round the auction house in Stormwind is equally child-like in Orgrimmar.

Maybe we are just fascinated by monsters and the exotic? Maybe we LIKE being monstrous and exotic, after all, that's what fantasy is about.

So I think, in the end, it's not so much about what we DO in game, but about WHO we are.

Why are Worgen so much fun? because who wouldn't like to be able to turn into a wolf?

Why is a Female Blood elf Paladin so interesting as a tank? Well, as Josh Whedon said, It's the little blonde girl walking into the alley, getting jumped by a vampire and kicking the snot out of him.

So THAT's why I think Blizzard like the Horde. Not because they like the Horde, but because, secretly, that's who we want to be.


The Care and Feeding of Warriors: A week on the patch 4.3 PTR {WoW}

Oct 11th 2011 8:59AM I just started a Worgen warrior. This will be my first melee DPS toon in 6 years. I've always played casters up to now (Mage, Warlock, Priest, Druid) and I felt like, well, just being able to run up to things and hit them hard in the face.

I will NOT be tanking. Yeah, yeah, I know, there's a shortage etc etc. Bugger it. I tanked for a while on a prot paladin and basically hated it. That paladin is still sitting there at level 70 because I really can't be arsed.

So far, so good. I'm really enjoying the levelling at the moment which is something I was not doing. The levelling is SO fast now, I have to be careful when I hit 15 and start instances because it's very easy to out-level whatever content you're on really quickly.

I think I might just give up on questing-as-story completely and just instance, then go to whatever zone is current until the next dungeon pops.

I've done the Worgen starting line now and am faced with the Alliance Darnassus/Ashenvale slog so the temptation to just skip huge chunks is pretty compelling.

So HELLO (Ain't YOU a chipper lookin' one? ) from a new warrior.

Breakfast Topic: Have you ever seen anyone RP a peon? {WoW}

Oct 11th 2011 8:33AM The only time I've ever RP'd in any way seriously, was with my Belf priestess. The model (random) that I ended up with looked just angry, severe and just totally pissed off. So I made her a healer.

Go look at Kellyn armoury pic on Earthen Ring EU to see what I mean..

Her attitude basically boils down to: Ok, I'll heal you if I *really* have to but I'd really rather be in Shadow spec melting your face, ok ?

Seemed to go down rather well in 5-man pugs.

Breakfast Topic: What starting zone do you love? {WoW}

Aug 31st 2011 9:07AM Wehn the Blood Elves were introduced, the Silvermoon starting zone was far and away the best. You could see that the devs had really thought about it.

Getting your first Exalted rep and a few nice Blue items were really nice, even though none of it ever got used after a few levels (Well the rep counts towrds the achievement, I suppose).

Fo the atmosphere and story, I think it has to go to Gilneas.

Thats enough gabbin' for me today!

Breakfast Topic: World of Prankcraft {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2011 10:33AM As a Warlock I often get... pestered for summons. I imagine Mages get much the same thing.

In general, if I can be arsed to find 2 other people locally to help, I'm agreeable and don't even ask a tip.

One request though, was significantly rude enough (gimme a f***ing summ to org, lock) via a whisper that I decided to take steps.

I found 2 guildies in org and we few out to the sea.. cast unending breath and swam down as far as possible. Invited the rude one to the party and summoned him. he got almost to the surface before drowning.

This was before the 3-minute breath buff..

I'm a Warlock.. you were expecting bunnies?

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