May 16th 2007 3:35PM I am also a holy/prot pally on Aggramar US currently at 69 3/4 (almost there...). Mind sharing your build? I'm just getting into raiding and usually heal but like tanking from time to time. Any insight into how you balance your trees would be helpful. I currently only went to 31 in holy because there are some great talents in prot, especially when going solo but I'm not sure if they will be necessary Raiding. Thanks.
May 14th 2007 5:31PM @ Prichard #3
I guess you're right. Just because I haven't, doesn't mean that "almost everyone hasn't". You bring up a good logical point, but I'm still curious/skeptical. Does everyone else agree with the author's point that "almost everyone" has shared their account? Just curious. Sorry if this is OT but Prichard got me thinking...
May 14th 2007 5:12PM I'd be careful about making the assumption that "just about everyone has done it at some point". Are you kidding me? I have never done it, nor would I ever. Why on earth would you??? Would you give your friend your ATM PIN number? I would not risk my account to let a friend play for free. Pony up the $15 or go play hopscotch. It's one thing to have a friend come over and try out the game for a few minutes. It's another thing entirely to give someone your user name and password to play whenever they want...
May 14th 2007 11:35AM I never thought I could be a raider because I'm 30, have a job, wife, etc. However, now that my guild has become more serious about raiding, it's opening up a whole new world to me. I'm at 69 and a lot of the top players in my guild are now actively helping me run the instances I want to get geared and get my flying mount. They want me ready to run Kara with them.
This is really the first time I've been actively involved in the guild and I love it. I don't know if I'll be able to commit to more than one (maybe 2) nights to RAID but I want to now. It has also motivated me to stop playing alts and focus on my main. I had a level 70 guildie send me a superior shield with the request that I focus on getting to 70 and gearing up for Kara. I have to say this "shift" in thinking has really increased my enjoyment of the game.
May 11th 2007 1:43PM You know what else sucks? After a wipe, I (holy pally) am the only one running back to their corpse. Everyone else is afk waiting for a rez. Now most of the time it's no big deal but then I'm out of mana and have to blow through water. Why does this happen? Are their repair implications at work here that I don't understand? A rez is less wear on your equipment or something? Now if you've been holding your pee for an hour and a wipe occurs, by all means go and I'll rez you. It just seems that every time all four people are waiting for a rez and I'm running...
May 7th 2007 2:29PM @5
I totally agree. That is why I play WOW as well. It's a great RPG. That is always the "raider" arguement. If you don't like to group, go play "insert single player RFG...". I don't want to play those games. I LOVE WOW. I just wish there was a way I could see the inside of BWL or the other raid instances. Even give me watered down loot, but let me see the content and assemble 'some' cool loot.
Grouping is filled with wasted time and bad experiences. I understand that it "can" be fun and I've certainly had fun while running the 5-mans. However, I wish I were not forced to group to see the best parts of the game.
May 4th 2007 10:45AM @Raiders...
I don't understand the venom in your posts. I don't understand your position at all. That's great that you have 40 hours a week to play WOW. I wish I did but I don't. I have a wife, a job and other intersts. Before you think this is devolving into a typical "comeback" relax. I'm not flaming you for not having a life. I'm simply asking why a video game requires so much WORK.
Raiders should be rewarded for their efforts, but does that mean that us "casuals" shouldn't be allowed to experience the content? Why not give all the "Phat Loot" to the Raiders but allow the rest of us another way to see the instances with watered down loot? This way you can all parade around with your Epics to prove you are still uber l33t but the rest of us can experience the frigging game.
I just do not understand why you don't understand that this GAME is extremely restrictive to people with limited time. This shouldn't devolve into, "get a life" vs "if you don't spend the time to Raid go F yourself". My point is there has to be a better way to involve both groups. Everyone needs to relax on the name calling and flames and try to see both sides of the arguement.
May 3rd 2007 6:02PM @2
I could not agree more. I barely have time to do 5 mans most weeks. I still have not set foot in Molten Core and I've been playing for almost 2 years. I can grind to 70, PVP and do the occasional 5 man and I CAN'T be alone. Does anyone know the percentage of Raiders out there? I have no idea but it cannot be the majority of players. So why all the Raiding content?
I would LOVE to down Rag, fight Nef, see Illidan but I never will. I wish for future expansions they would find a way to make this accessible to the rest of us somehow. Let me "group" with NPC heroes so I don't have to spend an hour trying to find a group only to have it disband because someone has to eat dinner.
Also, dynamic enviornments would be outstanding. World events or PVP events to take over a major city. Can you imagine the Horde gathering outside of SW with the chance to raze it to the ground??? Then it would "respawn" in about a month leaving the Alliance without one of their cities...
May 2nd 2007 6:01PM Wow, I can't believe I'm going to defend this guy but here goes. Most people on this site have been playing the game for a long time (I believe this is a fair assumption). Try to remember back to when you first started (man I hope this guy was new to WOW). With all the in game mail advertising gold for sale, direct whispers telling you about gold for sale, etc. it could be a little confusing to a newb. I have never purchased gold but at the begining I certainly considered it before I fully realized the implications. It's not like we all had our lawyers review the Terms and Conditions before we hit accept...
With all that said, WFT???
Apr 24th 2007 6:13PM @11
I think it warns you now but it didn't then. It just showed up in my inventory as if it was a gray item. I'm glad for the warning now because it eliminates the idiot factor, which I was unfortunately that day :)