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Potential Lt. Governor of Guam is also a hardcore WoW player {WoW}

Sep 6th 2009 11:11PM This seems to be a common misconception that in order to give 100% you can't be relaxed. To relax at school, I play with my footbag in between classes. Other people hop in, and they'll kick it once or twice and it will fly off. You guys seem to be under the assumption that I would be frothing at the math at this, but I actually don't get upset with them. They are giving it their all, and they're laughing about how bad they are, but they keep playing. All I really think is people should be doing their best. It is seriously, not that major of a request.

See, in WoW it is easier to put your best into something than it is in real life. Those people can't socket for more haste to make them kick the bag faster. I don't think you guys are getting the point. I don't think he should be stressing himself out. I do think that he should gem and enchant properly for his job.

Potential Lt. Governor of Guam is also a hardcore WoW player {WoW}

Sep 6th 2009 11:04PM @theRaptor You're right, outside of a handful of encounters your mana bar is meaningless. However, those handful of encounters still exist. Sure, call me a hypocrite, seriously, it doesn't matter. I'm not the one who was brought on to display with the claim of hard mode gear and achievements. By the way, those handful of encounters (Algalon, Knock Knock Knock, Firefighter, all of ToC) dictate how you should gear. The other fights are meaningless, they're not heavy gear checks.

Ad hominem is not an argument. It is simply an attack on me. I'm not the one being displayed, I'm not the one on trial. I am simply pointing out that he should be doing his best in all aspects of his life, within reason. Becoming a tailor is not a reasonable thing to ask of anybody. When my best isn't good enough, I do in fact find somebody else to do something for me, because their best is better.

@imaandar If you read the first post, I was ok with him not having the achievements that I feel that the author of the article made seem were there. I mean the guy is busy. The argument is not over how much time he spends playing the game, but over how he spends the time when he does play it. When I play WoW, its 3 hours a day, 4 days a week. 9 PM - midnight, and with school having started, I've been calling it earlier and earlier. So I play fairly casually. The difference between when I play and when he plays is I put in more effort. I go the extra step to make sure what I am doing is the best, because that is how I treat every aspect of my life.

It is not about his achievements or his gear, but his gem choices, enchant choices, and spec choices. To criticize him on his achievements and gear is wrong (despite what the author of the news post tried to lead us to believe).

What I want to know is why you would not give something -- that you supposedly enjoy-- anything less than 100%? Why do you feel that it is acceptable to treat any aspect of your life like that? It is not acceptable, it is what it is wrong with America and our society. In college, 93% gets you an A, why push out that extra 7% of effort? Where do you draw the line on when you put in more effort?

Potential Lt. Governor of Guam is also a hardcore WoW player {WoW}

Sep 6th 2009 6:51PM It is strictly inexcusable to not give your best at ANYTHING you do. Saying otherwise is foolish and being lazy.

Potential Lt. Governor of Guam is also a hardcore WoW player {WoW}

Sep 6th 2009 6:49PM Do you do your own car maintenance?

I do not have the full knowledge of how to do it, so I have somebody else do it, so I don't fuck my car up.

Do you cook all your own food?

Actually, yes I do. I went to culinary school right when I finished high school.

Do you make your own clothes?

Nope, but once again, I make sure that I am properly dressed for everything.

Do you run Windows instead of spending two weeks getting Linux running perfectly?

My Linux machine is my webserver that I use for my web-design company while I go to school again. Yes, I run Windows on my main-machine because it does exactly what I need it to do, how I need it to do it. I also have a tablet with OS-X on it for my web-design company.

Why aren't you full-assing every single aspect of your life?

I feel like what I can do, I do, what I can't do, I find someone to do it for me.


See, the problem with the sheep argument, is it is stupid. If he spent anytime playing his priest, then he would realize that mana is probably going to be his biggest issue in the longer encounters, like ToC and Ulduar Hardmodes.

If I run into somebody on the basketball court, I'm going to expect them to atleast know how to play. I'm going to expect them to be able to move and dribble at the same time. I'm going to expect them to want to be the best they can be at basketball. I expect anyone who does anything to do their best and try to be as good as they can be at it. Gemming and Enchanting wrong is not being the best you can be. The problem is not that this is a game, its that if you do anything, you should be the best you can be. I was the best chef I could be for 8 years, now I'm the best web-designer I can be, and when I finish school for this degree, I'm going to be the best teacher I can be. And I am going to teach my students that whatever they do in life, whether it is play wow or be a lt. governor or even play basketball, that they need to be the best that they can be.

Its inexcusable to do anything short of your best.

Potential Lt. Governor of Guam is also a hardcore WoW player {WoW}

Sep 6th 2009 4:12PM Urgh, it didn't put this in the right place the first time.


Cyanea youre not missing anything. Raid buffed I hit 3k spellpower, without spellpower gems. His spellpower is very low. However that is the least of his worries, because as a holy priest you can heal every fight in ulduar 25 with 1800 so long as you have the regen to back it up.

And to the other 2 posts... People in the special olympics can out run me and they're missing a leg, however, don't you think that if they had that leg, they'd be even better? The reason the cookie-cutter things are posted on elitistjerks are because they are tested and found to be true. My Flash Heal hits for somewhere in the 5-6k area, and my greater heal hits for something in the 12-15k area. Most of the time, in Ulduar, my greater heal is a ton of overheal. Stacking more spellpower just gives me more overheal. Stacking haste is still better than stacking spellower. Haste makes your casts go faster, allowing you to get it (it being the heal) to land just as you need it to. Stacking more crit is bad and wastyed.

If the question is whether or not something works better than something else, then it is no longer a question of personal preference and it becomes a math question. Ignoring the math done by your peers can parallel to a politician disregarding any information he may have about the current state of the health care industry. I mean, its stupid to go off of personal preference. Given the opportunity to improve yourself, aanyone who chooses not to is not pintentionally hindering future progress, and in a 25 man, it is no longer their own personal progress that they are hindering, but the progress of 24 other individuals, who would probably prefer that the player was stacking the correct stats.

Really, this all just goes back to when we found out that curt schilling played WoW. His armory was posted and it was a hunter who had a mp5 trinket that gave spell power on use. Lets use that parallel to something in the baseball world. If curt schilling found out that he could add an extra 3 mph to his fast ball just by wearing his bloody sock, don't you think he would do that? So why is he hindering himself in another aspect of his life?

This kind of post always gets rated down, it is not a troll post, it is a general concern for humankind. If I ran into somebody who put a concoction of half-water half-gasoline in his fuel tank, I wouldn't trust him to do anything else properly in life. That person is half-assing one aspect, why should I expect him to give it his all in any other aspect?

Potential Lt. Governor of Guam is also a hardcore WoW player {WoW}

Sep 6th 2009 4:08PM Cyanea youre not missing anything. Raid buffed I hit 3k spellpower, without spellpower gems. His spellpower is very low. However that is the least of his worries, because as a holy priest you can heal every fight in ulduar 25 with 1800 so long as you have the regen to back it up.

And to the other 2 posts... People in the special olympics can out run me and they're missing a leg, however, don't you think that if they had that leg, they'd be even better? The reason the cookie-cutter things are posted on elitistjerks are because they are tested and found to be true. My Flash Heal hits for somewhere in the 5-6k area, and my greater heal hits for something in the 12-15k area. Most of the time, in Ulduar, my greater heal is a ton of overheal. Stacking more spellpower just gives me more overheal. Stacking haste is still better than stacking spellower. Haste makes your casts go faster, allowing you to get it (it being the heal) to land just as you need it to. Stacking more crit is bad and wastyed.

If the question is whether or not something works better than something else, then it is no longer a question of personal preference and it becomes a math question. Ignoring the math done by your peers can parallel to a politician disregarding any information he may have about the current state of the health care industry. I mean, its stupid to go off of personal preference. Given the opportunity to improve yourself, aanyone who chooses not to is not pintentionally hindering future progress, and in a 25 man, it is no longer their own personal progress that they are hindering, but the progress of 24 other individuals, who would probably prefer that the player was stacking the correct stats.

Really, this all just goes back to when we found out that curt schilling played WoW. His armory was posted and it was a hunter who had a mp5 trinket that gave spell power on use. Lets use that parallel to something in the baseball world. If curt schilling found out that he could add an extra 3 mph to his fast ball just by wearing his bloody sock, don't you think he would do that? So why is he hindering himself in another aspect of his life?

This kind of post always gets rated down, it is not a troll post, it is a general concern for humankind. If I ran into somebody who put a concoction of half-water half-gasoline in his fuel tank, I wouldn't trust him to do anything else properly in life. That person is half-assing one aspect, why should I expect him to give it his all in any other aspect?

Potential Lt. Governor of Guam is also a hardcore WoW player {WoW}

Sep 6th 2009 2:47PM Hes got 4 points in reduced spell damage and 0 points in Body and Soul. He's got a crit gem instead of intellect, and thats not to forget his numerous spell power gems instead of regen stats. He doesn't have any of the hard mode loot you said he does. In fact, outside of Disarmed, he doesn't have any hard mode kills! He hasn't killed Anub'arak, arguably the easiest boss in Normal ToC.

I'm okay with him not having any of the achievements that a typical 3-hour-a-day player has, but he's not gemming correctly or anything. Do any famous people play the game right?

The truth about Authenticators [Updated] {WoW}

Jun 11th 2009 5:41PM While each individual event has a 1% chance of happening, over the course of everything happening, the odds of it having happened in any of the attempts prior goes up. The fallacy is when people do this additively, not when people do this at all. So in the red marble / blue marble example, after 100 bags, the 101st bag as an individual event, you have a 1% chance at grabbing it, however, at the 101st bag, you have a much higher chance of having seen a red marble than 1% before that bag.

So with a condom having a 99% success rate, the odds of you getting an infection on each individual sexual encounter do not go up, however, after having sex 2000 times, the odds of you having an infection are much higher than 1%.

Rob Pardo talks about free WoW, Starcraft, Activision {WoW}

Jun 25th 2008 2:33AM What he is saying that in order to have both a great game and a great community, the game must come first. Otherwise you end up with a lackluster game.

Undocumented Patch 2.3 changes and bugs {WoW}

Nov 14th 2007 1:13PM Profession Windows are bugged. Sort by slot no longer works. Search no longer works. Categories no longer work.