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The Queue: Why it's not time for a warlock tank {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 11:37PM I think an Outland/Burning Legion cleanup expansion would be the perfect time to revamp the Warlock. It would provide room for a lore reason to change the specs as well as a time to focus on Demons.

Breakfast Topic: Do you like PvP? {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 9:45PM I don't like PvP. (If you like it or love it, that's fine.) After a couple of duels when I started, the only PvP I have done is Hellfire Fortifications, because I'd really like to get one piece of gear with a gem slot, to see what that's like. I usually do it in the middle of the night when no one is around. I forgot recently, and did it during the early evening. My little Lvl 68 Warrior was one-shotted by two Lvl ?? BElf mages (85's I assume). They were nice enough to let me finish the quest first,

The inclusion of School of Hard Knocks means I'm not even trying for the achievement, which means I don't really care about finishing any of the Holiday achievements, either. I don't raid (and have no interest in learning the required Fizzbin/Calvinball-like mechanics), so I wouldn't finish half of them anyway.

When I got into WoW to play with friends, PvP was not an attracting feature. They've since left the game, and I joined a co-worker's guild for most of my characters. They're quite happy to have me there, contributing gear and mats, working on the OCD achievements (like Crittergeddon) and occasionally helping someone form a solo raid group. I'm quite happy questing, exploring, doing professions and reading the lore.

Blizzard wants to get more people into PvP. Good for them. If they try to make it mandatory, though, they're likely to lose me. I hope they don't. The only times I ever feel like killing another player is when some idiot is covering a quest giver/banker/auctioneer, or some other idiot rides their mount onto the shooting gallery counter in Dark Moon Faire, in front of me.

Know Your Lore: The curious dissonance of Alliance leveling {WoW}

Apr 1st 2012 10:14PM One thing they could and should do is have the Alliance retake Stromgarde. It would be a win that wouldn't take away from the Horde, and would set up for the upcoming war between the factions. Really, with Hillsbrad being taken by the Horde, the Alliance should be establishing a better defence at it's northern edge and the Horde could establish a line at Thoradin's wall and maybe at Durnholde Keep. Faldir's cove would make a good replacement harbour for the sinking Menethil eventually.

Arathi didn't get much of a revamp, and the Horde questing hub is at the other end of the zone. While the Alliance clears out Stromgarde of ogres and Syndicate, the Horde side could focus on winning over or wiping out the Witherbark and harassing the Alliance supply lines from Dun Modr (with the Twilight Hammer defeated) or dealing with the ousted Boulderfist. Dabyrie's Farmstead could be up for grabs.

In the following expansion, Stromgarde could be an alliance outpost, especially if we lose Theramore, and that town's refugees could help populate the new town and build the harbour. It could also be a staging area for the retaking of Gilneas.

The Queue: Pandaria is open on the beta {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 10:09PM From http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4217173624#15. Still undetermined, I think.

Zarhym said: "We may decide that each player has an X% chance to get loot, or we may decide that X number of players get loot, and then randomly determine who those lucky players are."

I haven't seen a definite answer come out yet.

The Queue: Pandaria is open on the beta {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 10:00PM Just a couple of guesses:
1. The expectation is to play, test and report problems. 16-year-olds might do it, but the number of 10-year-olds who would is probably small. "Adult" is an easy line.
2. Broken programming might result in visuals that would not be appreciated by some parents.
3. Untested interactions might be too intense for some children.

Dev Watercooler: Mists of Pandaria looting explained {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 8:28PM @zack: Plus, with the new system, four of those chests could drop for 4 different people. Under the current system, there is maybe one chest dropping which you then compete for with other players. There will never be two chests dropping.

Dev Watercooler: Mists of Pandaria looting explained {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 8:17PM Do you know this one?
Open the map.
Right-click on the map frame
Choose Change Opacity
Adjust the slider
Choose Unlock Frame
Move map where you want it.

Mists of Pandaria: Female pandaren emotes and animation {WoW}

Mar 26th 2012 9:22PM It may be a bit high, but don't assume the human model. Our tailbones are fused with our pelvis. This is not a requirement. For example, see this kangaroo rat skeleton:
http://chestofbooks.com/animals/zoology/Anatomy/images/Skeleton-of-the-Kangaroo-Rat.jpg
Straighten the legs and rotate the torso up.

But, yeah, probably a bit high - http://meisterplanet.com/journal/2005/06/03/image-of-the-day-japans-standing-red-panda/

Breakfast Topic: Has your opinion about the pandaren changed? {WoW}

Mar 26th 2012 8:49PM ^^ Case in point.
Cultural references:
John Goodman in _Normal, Ohio_
Dave Karofsky in _Glee_
John Waters' _A Dirty Shame_

The Queue: Thank the ancestors {WoW}

Mar 25th 2012 11:00PM There was a mail box in the starting zone streaming video that WI did this week. BoA pets were available in it.

No announcement yet on any changes to the mailing rules.

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