Aug 29th 2008 1:40PM I find getting on a newer server will always help.
Aug 25th 2008 4:50PM Yeah but even though as fun as the death knight is, it is the BETA version. Playing as one I was shocked to realize how powerful they are out of the box. I masscare mob after mob without stopping for health very often, especially now that all my talents are in order.
However, I would be surprised if this is the final build for DKs. Anyone who has ever played Star Wars Galaxies knows that an alpha class is a horrible idea. From the sound of it, DKs are going to be ideal for tanking and damaging caster type bosses. Having done no instances with my DK, I have no idea how they fit into BC instances or raids.
I imagine DKs will be the choice for alts, seeing as they could be handy when you can't find a tank, to go to your backup DK alt. Plus, the fact that you can do the epic incredible DK quest line in a few hours, everyone will have a 58 DK for that reason alone. Blizzard has been a pretty good judge of class balance, and while several criers won't always agree, i have full faith in blizzard to not make DKs anymore powerful than a class you've had to build from the ground up.
Aug 21st 2008 3:57PM i just got my WToLK beta key today and I don't even think im gonna play it thanks to this article.
haha how do you like me now
Aug 21st 2008 3:15PM The cinematic is done!? All the more proof of a 2008 release!
Well I can dream can't I?
Jan 28th 2006 8:16PM I don't think its coming to a showdown, but I think Microsoft is clamboring to get back lost ground and in the end lose more ground in the process. I believe this for the following reasons.
Microsoft is in fierce competition and has taken strong opposing positions against Google, Apple, and Sony.
First of all, the war for the living room. Apple is already staking ground with their Imac and now MacBook Media capabilities and remote. Its not secret that Microsoft wants to move into the living room. This is a battle that still to me remains undecided, seeing whether or not people really want computers controlling more of their lives. There is not a huge demand for it, but there is (as always) infinite potential for the next big "trend" to be in the living room.
Next, the console war. In my humble opinion, I feel this is a war that Microsoft is going to lose. The X-box had a rushed release. No core or head turning games were available at launch for the quick push for release. In short, No Halo.
Now people tend to feel that Halo as Microsoft's ace in the hole. While it is an advantage to have a game with a loyal following, i fail to see how this is a guarantee for victory. FPS have always come and gone, with each following installment losing more and more of its fan/consumer base.
Sony on the other hand, its system is superior atleast in specs.The blue ray technology is a far step up in terms of Hi definition gaming as well as increased storage capacity. Furthermore, playstation 3 has the loyal support of several 3rd party software companies. Though business ties can come and go, I feel that sony will have stronger "exclusive" titles to the playstation 3 model, such as Killzone, Metal Gear, Grand Theft Auto, Final Fantasy, and a couple of throw back titles that already look eye appealing. (Warhawk, for example.)
Furthermore, Microsoft is already engaging in an MP3 war against Apple with the launch of the MTV based store, which is incompatible with itunes or an ipod. Now objectively, IPODs hold a significant amount of the portable mp3 player market. 80% at last I checked. Going against Apple whose far dug in into this ground is just suicide. Economic Suicide
Lastly, the war against google. "Google gives away what Microsoft tries to sell." Google is the number one search engine of the time. Yet the short history of the internet has taught us that internet companies can come and go faster than a fad. Google continues to take ground at everyturn against Microsoft, offering free desktop searches, etc. Google has taken quite a bit of ground. Yet rumors of ad driven google coming into play may change a lot of peoples hearts, yet Microsoft is driven to destroy Google, and may fall even flatter on their faces.
While my opinions are a bit shoddy and film without any real research except what I have read, this is merely a rant to see what others think about Microsoft finally falling and the monopoly being over. While some argue about whether or not Microsoft has a monopoly, I think that people are becoming comnputer saavy enough to want to desire a computer system of their own. Components from all walks of life made from people from all over the board. Why can't we have an apple made computer running windows using crucial ram to surf webpages using firefox while playing Counterstrike Source?