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The Ataris music video contest begins! {WoW}

May 2nd 2007 5:24PM Awww, they only let you pick from 3 songs (I assume from their new album this is trying to promote). I had a good idea already for an older Ataris song =/.

This will be a great way for me to make my first video though!

Player ganks woman's character, gets beat up by husband {WoW}

May 2nd 2007 2:10PM it's the idiots own fault for giving out his address.

2.1 PTR changes to PvP gems, Mongoose {WoW}

May 1st 2007 2:29PM ahh, I can't read wow forums at work, what do you mean it's being reverted? this nerf isn't going to happen?

plz plz plz say it's so.

My shadowpriest just completed his full set. :(

Dude, can you get on Teamspeak? {WoW}

Apr 26th 2007 6:06PM This is getting into the whole "you can't judge me" manta which is really ridiculous. I can judge whoever I want to, whenever I want to, with as much or as little information as I see fit. Now, to go around calling you a self-centered, lives-in-his-mom's-basement type player because you won't get in vent, is wrong. However, by refusing to get on vent when I ask you to, you're not giving me much information to go by to make you think you're a great guy. However, it's a two-way street. Kicking you from my group because you don't have vent makes me look like an elitist jerk (not the guild). That's your right to "judge" and you can do it whenever and however you want.

If a PuG demands that you use vent, and you don't want to. Well that's a pretty easy decision to make. Respect their decision that they want their entire group on vent. Meanwhile, they should respect your decision that you don't want to. End of story.

Personally, I have found (like you stated before) that a lot of PuGs can be really BAD players. There's a few solutions for this problem. 1) You can try and put up with it and grit your teeth the whole way through. 2) You can leave the group. 3) You can try and instruct the person and help them become a better player. However, doing this through text/typing is not nearly as effective as it is on Vent. Mostly because being able to instruct someone in real-time while they are tanking/healnig is much easier.

Lord knows I was a terrible player when I started. But by getting on vent and having people call otu which targets to DPS and sheep and whatnot I became one of the better PvP mages on my server. I'm doing the same with my priest now, learning to be better.

Now I would never have become better if I just assumed that all players who wanted me to get on vent were jerks, and I never would have found the guild that I'm in now (Top PvP Guild on the server).

Again, it's your decision, but I think to write-off anyone who wants you to be in vent as a jerk or control freak is wrong. At least sign on and give em a chance, if you don't like it, tell them Vent is lagging you, or now that you figured out how the pulls work, you'd rather listen to music.

Dude, can you get on Teamspeak? {WoW}

Apr 26th 2007 3:27PM @ #31

I have no idea what your entire post is talking about. Those situations you outlined did not happen BECAUSE you were on vent, they happened BECAUSE you were grouped with idiots.

The amount of idiots you PuG with is in no way affected by whether they are on vent or not. What point are you trying to make? Are you trying to say only idiots and bad players use vent in 5-mans? Are you saying only good players type?

It seems to me your post was simply just a way for you to share stories about bad players you've encountered. Grats, we all have met the worthless pug in our career. What that has to do with using or not using vent, I have no idea.

Dude, can you get on Teamspeak? {WoW}

Apr 26th 2007 1:59PM I can't disagree more with #3 and #4. I'd rather everyone was on Vent for a PuG than for a guild run.

My reasoning...I know my guildies playstyle, I know what they can handle, how fast they pull, their specs, how they handle pressure, etc. etc. I do NOT know this with PuGs. If a sheep breaks, or we get adds, I have no idea who's gonna do what. I play a mage, if we get adds in a guild group, our healer will run towards me so I can FN and control the adds, our warrior will move to pick some up, etc. etc.

With a PuG, the healer will most likely sit there and die, not move, people break CC all the time, the tank will have no clue what's going on behind him, etc. etc. I'd rather have them be on vent so we can communicate effectively, get the instance done smoothly without any problems, and get out of there.

No one says I have to chat em up or make small-talk, just communicate effectively to get the job done efficiently and quickly. Besides, you never know what cool people you'll meet.

Five tips for guild applications {WoW}

Apr 24th 2007 3:10PM I belong to the top PvP guild on our server, so we're naturally getting applicants constantly.

However, there's a few things that are common between all the applicants.

"I want to pwn noobs in PvP"
"I want to get full gladiator set"
"I want to be on a good arena team"
"I want full PvP gear"

Like the above post says, it's always about what they want. Before the new PvP system we had a couple players grind out HWL in guild groups and then immediately leave the guild. This cheesed off quite a few members (myself probably the worst), and there's no way I'm going to accept a guy into our guild who gives me the impression that he might bail as soon as he gets the gear he wants.

This however is the #1 point...BE ACTIVE IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS!!

Most of our members don't check our website as often as they should, and we never know who is an applicant and who is not. Well this is partly due to our applicants never talking!! If you want to be a member of the guild, message some members! Tell us you're online and looking for some 5v5 or running PvP! Not to mention there's a sticky post saying that you should message some members and let us know you applied to the guild, but no one ever does that. If you really want to be a member of the guild, ACT LIKE IT!

95% of the people that apply we never even have to consider because no one ever knows they were an applicant to begin with, haha. It makes the applications process for us quite simple.

Frostbite's shared diminishing returns are a bug {WoW}

Apr 23rd 2007 1:16PM This is the correct way to address this issue. I was just debating with guildies last night who said it was "fair" for all these effects to share DRs.

I made the same argument as in the above post. Why punish a mage (DR leading up to immunity) for something he has no control over? While I agree that frostbite should have DR, allowing players to be immune to Frostnova due to Frostbite procs is just a bit too much. Mages would have been praying for NO frostbite procs during fights with Warriors and Rogues, haha.

Ask WoW Insider: When does an alt become a main? {WoW}

Apr 20th 2007 3:28PM From what I've read, according to most people then I would have 2 mains!

I played my Mage for my first 60 and even took him to Rank 13 under the old PvP system. A few weeks before BC I started levelling a Priest. I got him to 60 the weekend before BC hit, and continued playing him to 70. The reason being I figured my guild (which is PvP) would need more healers for the PvE content that we were all going to have to do to get geared up for Arenas and PvP. Since then I've taken my Mage to 70 as well, and I play both equally I think.

Right now, my Priest is Shadow (oddly enough), and is clearing Karazhan weekly with a 10-man guild group. He will also be leading our first Gruul/Maulgar attempt this week.

My mage is currently PvPing for his level 70 PvP set, and working on Heroic attunements so he can gear up for Arena.

So it looks like I have 2 mains.


I'm also levelling a Warrior (lvl 15 right now! haha) because my guild never has enough tanks for 5-mans!!

Build Shop: Mage 40/0/21 {WoW}

Apr 17th 2007 5:45PM @ #4

isn't that the whole dogma behing the 3 minute mage? If you can't down em every 3 minutes with your PEW PEW ARCANE POWAH! you're a sitting duck?

I played Arcane/Fire for a while for fun. It was hilarious in WSG to down a flag carrier before he knew what hit him, especially when Power Infusion and Arcane Power still stacked!