Apr 4th 2012 10:22AM I don't really get pets, and certainly don't go out of my way to pick them up... with one exception. Before I'd even started playing WoW, I knew there was one pet I would have to get if I ever started playing, as it was not only a reference to the greatest show ever, but a reference to one of the greatest -lines- in the greatest show ever: Firefly, and "We're still flying", respectively. Indeed, when I started playing, I grinded the crap out of those fireflies in Zangermarsh for hours, which is the sort of thing I rarely do, but it was worth it. The Firefly pet generally sold for about a thousand gold at the time, which was a fairly substantial amount of gold in BC, especially if you were new, but I used it anyway.
Then I switched to a new main in Cataclysm... and had to grind for another one. Still worth it. Doubly worth it, even: not only was it a Firefly reference, but I was also a fire mage with the title "Flame Warden", and now, through the magic of transmog, wearing fire on my head and fire on my shoulders. So a firefly would be a sensical pet to have.
I'm still sad they lost the "still flying..." tooltip when pets stopped being cast from your bag, though.
Mar 27th 2012 10:30AM Heh. I suppose that's understandable - even if I'm in rather the opposite situation personally. We'd had the first 7 DS-normal bosses mostly on farm, but we only just killed DW. So I'm rather looking forward to actually getting to see some heroic fights before everyone gets bored of raiding because they know Panda is almost there and their shiny hypothetical heroic loot is about to be relegated to transmogging, where it'll look exactly like normal DS loot :p.
That and I'm still a couple weeks from getting my legendary staff, which I'd like time to properly enjoy the use of. ;)
Mar 27th 2012 10:26AM The only thing I really care about that much: is the first-tier raiding going to be fun this time around? That will likely determine whether I take a month or two vacation then come back refreshed and ready to grind more boring dailies to get to the meat of the game again... or take a month or two vacation then extend it indefinitely. :p
Mar 24th 2012 4:18PM Am I the only person who would actually only be excited about beta-testing MoP if I got in so that I could actually, you know, beta-test? I find it weird that Blizzard seems to be using it more as a buzz-generation tool than for actually testing. I've seen so many bugs in quests, it would be hilarious if it weren't so sad. Not even just recent quests; there've been bugs everywhere, and they aren't even always fixed. I'm not even that excited about the new content - I'm thinking of taking a vacation from WoW when it comes out, that might or might not end up being permanent. But I would -happily- look for bugs in quests in the Panda beta if I thought there was a good chance it would lead to them being fixed before release. What I certainly wouldn't do is try to play the beta like it was the real game, not just because of all the bugs I'm sure exist, but mostly because I wouldn't get to keep anything anyway, so I wouldn't want to get attached to anything.
Mar 24th 2012 11:01AM Being that, except for my main (neminem, a name I use -everywhere-), my naming convention has been "pick a random book, pick a random character from that book, use that"... yes it will. I'm still annoyed, I realized later that my warrior was given a name that fit my paladin way better, and vice versa, but oh well. I suppose maybe I'll forgo the "random" part in this case and just pick a minor character from Tales of the Otori - that'd be particularly relevant.
Mar 17th 2012 12:29PM My guild would probably make fun of it constantly, because they make fun of everything (in a fun way, not a mean way). Given that we are supposed to be pretty family friendly, if WoW graphics were particularly realistic, someone might complain, but given that "revealing" outfits in WoW are roughly on par with drawing two circles next to each other with two smaller circles in the center of them and calling them boobs... I don't think anyone would be likely to complain about that.
Mar 12th 2012 10:15PM It's much better than it used to be before reforging existed. They just need to make the hit cap a soft cap so you aren't constantly either missing a little bit of hit, or wasting some stats, and it'd be perfect. I like being able to reforge things into more useful things... I just don't enjoy having to play a metagame of "solve this series of equations to get the closest to a particular amount of hit" every time I get a new piece of gear.
Mar 2nd 2012 10:34AM Whenever anyone nonironically yells either for the horde -or- for the alliance, it makes me sad. I've always wished we could just get along more, and I enjoy confusing people by yelling "My life for Aiur!"
Feb 15th 2012 10:27PM I drink a lot. Seriously, the only time archaology seems like an entertaining thing to do is after I've been drinking, so, that's the only time I do it. :p