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Feb 20th 2012 8:14PM Not what I said at all Panger, being from an RP I know many very devoted guild leaders who run server wide events, are immense community boosters and are extremely knowledgeable and savvy players who would be interested in this, but the raiding community has always been a vocal minority and I fear this would just be another way for them to attempt to assert themselves on game design.
Never did I say that raid GMs would be the only ones who would care, nor would the input of some of the very skilled people managers among their number be bad. But many of the two-bit whiners among them would be the first to jump when they thought they could get the attention of a blue and stop Blizzard from "catering to casuals".
Feb 20th 2012 12:45PM I think the people afraid if raid guild influence are right. While the majority of guilds, and thus guild leaders aren't raiders the problem isn't one of ratios, its interest.
When you put out a call of "Hey guild leaders, come talk to the devs about the direction the game is going." the people that are gonna respond in the biggest number are going to be the leaders of the best on the server sorts of progression raiding guilds.
The GMs of the social big tent guilds are just there for perks and maybe some light raiding with their core on the side, the GMs of friends and family guilds are there to play and have fun with the folks they know, whatever direction that may take, but it's gonna be the progression guilds that will want to get in there and have their voices heard when to comes to design direction.
Like you say though, hopefully Blizzard has moved past the "hardcore raider is king" stage of development, but that doesn't mean the the raiding GMs wouldn't be on this sort of talk like a dog on a bone.
Feb 18th 2012 9:37AM The pieces I'd like to see will be the ones I add myself, my set of Clue tokens that I use in normal Monoploy too. Cause why be some silly shoe, or a dog, when you can be the revolver, or the dagger, or the pipe wrench.
Feb 16th 2012 2:31PM I think the point of this statement was not that because of cooldowns and utility skills a pure class could match the healing or tanking ability of a hybrid in that spec, but rather they are a match for the DPS versions of those classes using cross spec abilities.
For example, between drains, soul harvest and a few other tricks a warlock can probably heal themselves about as well as a shadow priest could. Another example from personal experience, I know as a rogue I get a WHOLE lot more out of Recuperate than my cat druid ever did from shifting out of form to use some neutered heals.
So saying "Well, Pure DPS should be better cause hybrids have their tank/healing abilities to fall back on" is less true today than it was in the past.
Feb 8th 2012 1:15PM Missing a HUGE one, Any City to the Dark Portal, quick access to Outland or South EK.
Feb 1st 2012 6:39PM Well Skarn, it is my view, which I made clear a couple times throughout. I never forced anything on anyone, just stated how I felt.
That said, in regards to wow itself, the words I considered "Ok" are still offense and just cause I fell alright using them and I'm not particularly offended by their casual use doesn't be they are right in any situation. Also they are all on Blizzard's filter list, however many of the words I don't like, particularly LGBT related slurs, are NOT on said list.
Feb 1st 2012 4:32PM Gordal, you have hit the nail squarely on the head.
Feb 1st 2012 3:20PM Between the last article and this one I think there is a point I haven't seen brought up.
To me there are two classes of offensive language, general and hateful/slurs. General offense language doesn't have any particular direction, ass, damn, the f-word etc. It usually refer to actions and objects of negative value. Hateful words and slurs on the other hand attack a person's race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc.
I admit I swear frequently and with gusto, but I only use the general words. If I was to say to someone "You're an ass" it's a simple remark about their stubborn or foolish behavior. However if I say "You're a bitch" I am now making a more focused attack, if it was to a woman I am attacking her for being a woman, if it was directed at a man I am comparing him unfavorably to a woman.
The second example is what is unacceptable to me, it's degrading to attack a person for who or what they are and that is the kind of behavior that needs to be kept under tight control. People seem to be brushing both kinds of words off with a "Don't let the words have power over you" and I think that those people have never been attacked for what they are.
If someone calls me a fucking dumbass cause I pulled a boss before the group was ready and got us wiped yeah that's gonna roll off, but if they come after me for being gay/black/jewish/female that is a different, and far more offensive, matter.
Jan 16th 2012 7:52PM The list looks pretty good to me with on exception. While Queen's Garents are the best thing you can have now the vast majority of people are still geming with Inferno Rubies, so I think those should be tracked too, in uncut form.
I don't think the ore alone will accurately cover it, ore itself has to many uses and doesn't always reflect well on its derived materials.
Nov 30th 2011 10:31PM I feel like this is horrible shameless self promotion... but I fired up a little place for me to write things over here, if you're interested.