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Breakfast Topic: Is it the perfect time to start playing WoW again? {WoW}

Mar 11th 2012 12:38PM Time to start playing again?

Depends.

If you want to have a last look at WoW before it becomes fodder for pokemon fans then yes. After that , no not really. From my perspective i've grown more than a little weary of not only the reasons for major changes between expansions and the execution of them. I read GC's post on the evaluation of Cata and it seems that they he was not happy with many of the things currently in the game.

The problem at least to my perspective is that expansions are now on a treadmill, they come out ready or not like a treadmill. Lich King was not ready, Cata was even less ready for release. The cycle continues, expansion comes out, many things are wrong with it and they spend a year trying to fix them and then a year later they begin the release cycle again.

I think it's time that blizzard put a great deal more testing into their products, open up the PTR not a few weeks ahead of release but months. And instead of coming up with the 'resurrection' scroll to get new players back send out invites to current and former playres with free access to the PTR realms. and yes this would mean the need for more realms and would cost money. But considering that Cata lost 2 million players since release one would think they the designers would take a longer view of things.

I myself won't be playing MoP for a number of reasons, among them is the whole premise. We all have to suspend our disbelief a little bit to play WoW but the idea that an entire expansion is going to be based off a cameo character from WC3 from my point seems desperate. The talent changes seem to be the same process of just throwing an idea together and hoping for the best, the pet battles seems to be pointless much like archeology.

WoW needs to be renewed with substance , not fluff.

The Light and How to Swing It: Everything tankadins need to know about patch 4.2 {WoW}

Jun 18th 2011 9:54AM "So, new Holy Shield works out to save healer mana - counterintuitive, I know,"


Try counter-factual,

You're pretty much like Matt basically trying to spin nerfs into buffs Maloree. Theck admitted to as much on his forum that this was only a buff for the top 5% of heroic raid tanks and even then those number are questionable. And i saw your 'arguments' over on the WoW tank forums with your own version of cheer-leading, they get shot down there too.

Tell you what , if you want this nerf so bad YOU take and ill keep my Holy Shield the way it is and we'll see who is happier. As it the general consensus is to blow off Matt's powder puff advice and start to macro HS to our regular attacks

The Light and How to Swing It: Everything tankadins need to know about patch 4.2 {WoW}

Jun 18th 2011 7:17AM @hazmace

Oh yes i saw it , shes basing it that interpretation off of Thecks number crunching at his forum, if you read the thread he admits that this so called "buff" is basically only for the top 5 % of Heroic raid paladins and for everyone else

That's what this is all about it is a nerf for everyone else except the top 5%


And while Matt is cheerleading for Blizzard he doing a disservice to the class and to the game because all he does for all intents and purposes parrot the 'line' which we can get from Blizzard themselves at any time, he's not adding any extra value. To be blunt, he's terrible, terrible for the game, terrible for the class, terrible for the spec because he doesn't have an objective bone in his body .

Allison however had a wonderful column on Bear tanks which in a professional but respectful manner questioned Blizzards design decisions, their communications program amongst other things. she did everything that Matt didn't do , or doesn't want to do.

The Light and How to Swing It: Everything tankadins need to know about patch 4.2 {WoW}

Jun 17th 2011 7:27PM "Does the benefit of the change still fly completely over your head, Douglas?"

Apparently the problems involved in fixing something that wasn't broken simply zooms over yours Matt

Frankly Allison does a much better job than you do Matt, shes not out cheerleading for Blizzard at almost every opportunity. You would do well to learn from her and instead of simply posting "articles" that could have been copy and pasted from GC's blogs she actualyl challenges not only the design but the process of communication that Blizzard uses and has used in the past.

What do you exactly?

Here let me help you, This is your statement from June 6>

http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/06/03/the-light-and-how-to-swing-it-exploring-the-ramifications-of-th/#continued

"Seriously, it's a buff"



And from this article.

"Bottom line: This is a nerf to total damage reduction, sure, that's a gimme."

You may think that things like 'change' go over my head, the opposite is that at least i dont flip-flop on topics within a week or two. I suggest that before you start calling other people out on what you perceive to be their lack of understanding, that you actually dont change your story from point A to point B. On the upside you'd be perfect as a Blizz CM, saying totally two diametrically opposite things and keep claiming both are true

Did that go over your head Matt?

The Light and How to Swing It: Everything tankadins need to know about patch 4.2 {WoW}

Jun 17th 2011 1:25PM "Holy shield has been redesigned"

you still trying to promulgate this crap as a buff Matt?

Shifting Perspectives: Why the tank Q&A sucked {WoW}

Jun 15th 2011 3:01PM FINALLY!

Someone at Wow Insider gathers together the fortitude to question Blizzards design choices head on.

This is what WoW Inside should be like, not the 95% of the articles that are little more than cheerleading for Activision.

Enough of "wait till the patch is out" enough of "wait they're still balancing classes, enough with with the poor design choices, not lets call it what it is, blatantly lazy design for this expansion.

Allison if you read this , very good work!

Dev Watercooler: Content for the casual 85 {WoW}

Jun 10th 2011 3:45AM "Fargo is awesome. He just got me fired up to level thru there. And was already fired up (pun not intended but what the hell :p). I have been getting my toons ready by completing Hyjal
on all of them. I shall double my efforts. "



Tell me because i am curious, what is it like to have your nose buried so far up Blizzard's rectum?

The Light and How to Swing It: Exploring the ramifications of the 4.2 Holy Shield change {WoW}

Jun 8th 2011 2:12PM Quoted from Anafelle

"Do you read the tanking forums? Do you read Maintankadin? I highly recommend these sites as effective places to get tanking info. You do not appear to have done much research.......

If you're going to comment on WI, I would recommend doing some research first. Your personal attacks are a lot less effective when they are blatantly (and humorously) full of incorrect information"

Actually i do read the Tank forums and the consensus is that Pally tanks dont want to be become warriors, and this is what were being driven to.

And i get a little wear of "if you dont like this your a bad tank" so-called reasoning, which is why i took Matt to task for his 'article'. There was no attempt at balance and no attempt to question any of eh decision making behind what Matt jokingly calls a "buff"

If Matt would like here is the actual thread about the Paladin tanking nerf, its unlikely he'll address it all again and give both sides of the argument but nevertheless it deserves to be at least shown here


http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2592640049

Perhaps someday instead of people accusing me of not 'doing the research" then can do a little research themselves and find quite a few Paladin players who are sick and tired of change for he sake of change and the seemingly random changes that Blizzard makes to tanking

The Light and How to Swing It: Exploring the ramifications of the 4.2 Holy Shield change {WoW}

Jun 8th 2011 12:21AM Quote from Matt:



"If there's one takeaway from this whole thing that I would like to emphasize the most, it's this: The best tank is one who uses cooldowns intelligently when needed to best reduce the most deadly, incoming damage. This change facilitates this playstyle in spades. That alone is why the proposed 4.2 Holy Shield change is, above all, a buff. Do not fear it. "


Tell me Matt in what exactly does blizzard pay you for this kind of tripe?

Seriously virtually no one on the Tank forums agrees with you in anyway shape for form. do you get the article already made up from blizzard emailed you and all you do is slap your name on it and go from there? I seriously think that your either your in the pay of blizzard or not too terribly bright.


When you get either some independence or some intelligence then come back to us on the Paladin articles, till then you can take your "nerf is buff" line and cram it.


"Good grief man, one angry comment this morning and an even angrier one this evening? Did you spend the entire day in the Angry Dome, pacing and muttering, flecks of spittle crashing forth like a tsunami of indignation, and crying insults at the heavens?

I like your comment. I shall keep it, like a shop owner keeps their first dollar bill from their first sale. And cherish it always. (Or, alternatively, cram it somewhere?)"


You can do with it as you please Matt, But you presented an 'article' that does nothing other than supports Blizzard position on this. Feel free. But spare us the pretense of presenting an article that seems ti actually give a serious look at both sides of the change "( or laughably what you call a 'buff')

From what i can see all you did was engage in some word pretzels and address none of the concerns of Paladain players on the tank forums. Good going maybe one day you'll gt that "blue" job at Blizzard, till then please spare us your 'insight' , because frankly, you're not very good at it.

The Light and How to Swing It: Exploring the ramifications of the 4.2 Holy Shield change {WoW}

Jun 7th 2011 6:46PM Quote from Matt:



"If there's one takeaway from this whole thing that I would like to emphasize the most, it's this: The best tank is one who uses cooldowns intelligently when needed to best reduce the most deadly, incoming damage. This change facilitates this playstyle in spades. That alone is why the proposed 4.2 Holy Shield change is, above all, a buff. Do not fear it. "


Tell me Matt in what exactly does blizzard pay you for this kind of tripe?

Seriously virtually no one on the Tank forums agrees with you in anyway shape for form. do you get the article already made up from blizzard emailed you and all you do is slap your name on it and go from there? I seriously think that your either your in the pay of blizzard or not too terribly bright.


When you get either some independence or some intelligence then come back to us on the Paladin articles, till then you can take your "nerf is buff" line and cram it.

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