Mar 9th 2008 1:17PM Well said. I'm genuinely beginning to think that during the last hiring spree they went on here at WI the only real requirement was "Can you form a complete sentence, occasionally using correct punctuation?" Having any real substantive knowledge or familiarity with the parts of WoW these people are *supposed* to be writing about clearly wasn't a priority.
I've been especially disappointed with most/all of Alex's articles. Not only is he typically just flat out wrong, but he really seems to take whatever is the most controversial and unpopular viewpoint just for the sake of stirring up arguments and opposition. This would be bad enough even if he didn't have such a short fuse. This article, for example, is plainly nothing but his way of saying "I'm still right and everyone else is wrong no matter what the facts, evidence, or majority of people say.. So up yours, dear readers! Oh, and sorry if that offended you."
Feb 29th 2008 12:32PM As someone who has both a level 70 warrior and level 70 protection paladin, I believe I'm qualified to say that your statement is not true and reflects more your own personal greed rather than the feelings of the general tanking community. As a warrior and/or paladin, I LOVE to players of the same class be successful filling as many roles as possible.
Just because you're selfish and short-sighted doesn't mean all of us are.
Feb 20th 2008 3:18PM I guess I just take issue with what basically amounts to giving away free gear, much less a whole set of it, for something unrelated to the reward. You're right in saying that it would be fairly easy to have access to most of this gear upon turning level 70, I'm just not sure why anyone would think that's a good thing.
At least if it were tied to the old BG reps A) there would be a point to those factions again and B) you'd be earning PvP gear through.. PvP. What a novel idea. It would also require at least some concentrated effort on *EARNING* the rewards instead of grinding to 70 and holding out your hand for free loot.
And to whoever said there should be epic rewards for exalted - there are *already* epic rewards for hitting exalted with outland factions.
Feb 20th 2008 1:18PM That's cool. I am a little disappointed, I had initially hoped these new rep rewards would be added to the old PvP faction vendors, since as it stands rep with Frostwolf/Defilers/etc. is all but completely useless.
Feb 10th 2008 7:27PM I'm sorry, but have you ever actually *played* in either of these bg's? Many of your comments make you sound not only inexperienced but foolish.
"Since 2.3 it seems the most common strategy for winning AV has been dashing for the generals and killing them as quickly as possible." -- Completely false. You get less honor for just killing the general, more honor for capped towers. We *always* wait for towers to cap before pulling the general.
In addition, the changes to WSG are intended to prevent turtling. You do know what turtling is, right? What usually results in those marathon 2 hour WSG matches is one side all sitting in their base locked down, healing the FC. If that FC starts taking 75% more damage it won't matter how many they keep in their base, he's going down quick. This encourages both sides to focus more effort on flag retrieval.
Stop being so negative about changes you clearly don't understand and haven't even seen in play yet.
Jan 25th 2008 9:27PM What would be the point in having a complex, carefully tweaked and revised loot system used to distribute your drops if, in the end when the important loot drops, you go "Oh yeah, except this thing and that thing. You can't spend the points you've worked to earn on those things."
If that's your preferred method of handling loot distrobution then fine, but make it consistent.
Nov 15th 2007 3:31PM Kids are and will always be mean and cruel and abusive. It doesn't matter if your name is Legolas or Sam, some playground bully will find a reason to pick on you and/or your kids sooner or later.
As with all things in life it's wise to use some common sense when making decisions, especially those that you know are life long. But if you think giving your child a common, unremarkable name will spare them any of the growing pains of childhood then you're delusional.
By the way, I'm still proudly rocking my giant horde tattoo that WI posted some weeks back, and the last thing I intend to do to my child (when I have one) is encourage them to blend into the crowd and suppress the things that make them unique and special.