Mar 13th 2007 11:20AM @23 about last names - I think surnames would be good , but the problem I see is that too many people have silly code word names like "Gankmastah"; now give them a surname and you have names like "Gankmastah CoolJ" and silliness like that. If it weren't for the tendency of people to come up with absolutely horrid names already (on RP servers no less), I would be in favor of it.
Mar 9th 2007 6:00PM @25 - thanks for the clarification; not having run a Prot-spec Warrior I can now see why it's an issue if you can't run solo... that is just plain violation of the balance in the game. It's sad really, the basic design of the Warrior in wow is really nice, a ballet of rage... but if Warrior can't run solo with a particular spec it is broken, plain and simple. Shame on Blizz for letting things get this way!!!
Mar 9th 2007 10:56AM The problem about tanking as I see it still goes back to one basic issue: most Warriors (mine too) prefer straight Arms, Fury or a mixture as opposed to Protection. Druids and Paladins have been tweaked to make effective tanks partly due to this overall tendency on the part of Warrior players. I agree that perhaps they are too effective in this role, particularly Druids, but if you don't spec for Protection I do think it's reasonable that they be picked over and/or regarded as inferior _for tanking_ compared to the other two classes.
Mar 8th 2007 11:05AM I have found that besides getting the right gear (mainly INT, STA and SPI), mana regen rings and the strangely forgotten Mana Oils from your friendly enchanter can do a lot here. If you are dual-wielding, popping Mana Oil on both weapons helps a lot over time. The other tactic is: use only the level of spell necessary to do the job, don't just cast the highest spell necessary at every turn. Yes, it requires more buttons for certain spells but it can really make a difference meting out spells and using mana. And who could forget those wonderful mana regenerating totems???
Feb 21st 2007 10:48AM I went through a very brief period of sneaking in some mining for tin (when it was rarer than gold) about a year ago with my first main... but I felt guilty and quit. Why? I'm being paid to work, not play. Now, there are some jobs like the Nanny, or some retail where you simply need a diversion to stay sane... that I have no problem with. But in more professional roles, I can't imagine it. Would you pay someone to sit and play?
Feb 16th 2007 9:40AM Well, I for one am not ashamed of being involved in some activity that some 8 million other people are into that is essentially for fun. Some may find the idea of temporarily RP'ing a Troll warrior strange (I can't imagine how), but I find men who go dressed in wigs and wearing face paint in 20 degree weather for hours on end cheering for other men to play a game equally strange; no, make that downright disturbing. The difference is they have yet to make commercials that makes playing WoW "cool". Make a beer ad with people showing up for a lan party with some talking dog pwning everyone in PVP and watch the attitude change =))
Feb 13th 2007 11:33AM Will WOW end? That's a good question, really. I think as long as the public shows interest in the franchised "world" they have created, WOW in some form will be with us, much like Mickey Mouse and all his corporate cohorts of cartoon land. As for the big boss... clearly you don't fight Sargeras, you have an extended dialog with him where you convince him to fix all his destruction and the Blizz universe has a final, giant group hug in the final screen shot and all is forgiven.
Jan 31st 2007 1:53PM @26 - Tony, in all seriousness, what distribution are you running, what hardware and what difference in performance as percentage would you say Linux gives you for WOW?
Jan 26th 2007 10:24AM What does the Blood Elf mask drop from =)
Jan 26th 2007 10:17AM The whole issue is classic WoW; give you crap you wouldn't want to be seen in and let you grind or buy the rest. I can definitely sympathize with all the folks who sweated to 60 to get nice looking gear then had to take those low level 60+ items though. Blizz is just really recreating the WoW experience for late game players in Outland, complete with ugly gear if what we are seeing is accurate. Don't forget, level 100 is likely to be the final character level of the game, so early to mid 60's common gear _should_ look a bit lame otherwise what do you have to look forward to?