Feb 1st 2008 10:06AM I'm an alt freak, so I have a lot of mailboxes to get lost in. The only way I found to keep track of everything is by using an add-on featured here, Possessions. By typing /poss Netherweave Cloth, for example, I get a box telling me how much of it I have in total. Hovering over the item name tells me where the items are (for example: 25 in Alt1's mailbox, 30 in Alt2's bank, 7 in Alt3's inventory). Gathering everything is a breeze.
It also shows items in your guild banks, by the way.
Oct 2nd 2007 1:53PM I have tried voice chat briefly with one of my friends and it seemed to work very well. No server lag or bad sound quality problems either... However, I tried this in a "one-on-one" environment. I'm not sure if this satisfactory performance could be reproduced on a raid environment, where 10+ people are connected and using the system. I found ingame voice chat a pretty good addition to the game for chit-chat that doesn't fit on my guild's Vent server or for the occasional PUG. Too bad people have been having issues with it :(
Jul 5th 2007 9:46AM First time my guild was in MC. We had only 23 people online, but we decided to give it a shot anyways. Surprisingly (even with few people, little experience and poor equipment) we were managing to take Lucrifron down quite easily - everyone was practically cheering on Vent, when suddenly... a pack of angry imps shows up and toasts the entire raid. While we were all trying to figure what happened, we had this guy saying "sorry, I got too close to the imps room". It was our guild leader.
Fun times :)
Jul 3rd 2007 11:27AM Even though I like my guild and visit its site every once in a while, I believe the best thing would be to actually use some sort of addon or UI mod to post news to guildies - kinda like GroupCalendar, but for news and announcements not necessarily connected to running instances. The thing is, people who work/study (or both) have little time to play the game, and they want to PLAY on that time (not visit forums, read guild news, etc). Think about an addon that pops up a window with guild news whenever you start travelling between zones using a flight path - that would be really effective to inform people about things while they are in the game, in the "WoW Mood". Maybe even using polls when the guild master wants to know something from guild members - the possibilities are endless :)
PS: Carson (#10) sugested using RSS feeds - that would be really helpful too!
Jun 15th 2007 9:27AM Clearing all instances in the game (including the old 40-man ones) WITHOUT LEAVING MY CURRENT GUILD is something I would really like to accomplish. BC came out right after my small guild had grown enough to give some shots at Molten Core (we usually went in there with 25 people or so). I've never done Onyxia, BWL, Naxxramas, AQ40 and such...
My guild has a lot of talented players and great people to hang around with, but we always suffered from small numbers. I realize I could switch to a full-fledged raiding guild and see all these instances, but I really wish I could do so in the friendly environment that I learned to love :)
Jun 14th 2007 9:28AM This one is not too funny, but it's real. When I was assigned to a HR project in the company I work for, I noticed how WoW can be useful in real life. After much debate, we realized we could structure our career plans as talent trees on WoW - as people studied and made progress, they would improve certain "talents" that were linked - so after being considered fully prepared in a certain "talent", a person could pursuit two or three different specialization paths related to that talent, with an increasing salary the "deeper" that person went in one of the trees. They could also go for a "hybrid build", incorporating talents from different trees. Career choices became pretty much like deciding if you're going to be an Elemental/Enhancement/Restoration or Hybrid Shaman!
Since WoW is a big hit between the people who work at this company, everyone quickly understood the concept and what they needed to learn in order to evolve and grow within the company, and where they could eventually get if they invested their time and effort in developing certain talents.
The only hard part was convincing the "conventional managers" that they would have to respec in order to understand these new ideas ;)
Jun 4th 2007 12:40PM Hm... come to think of it, Jesus could have been a Shaman - self-res, walking on water, being persecuted by an evil empire (Rome/Blizzard)...
The only thing that doesn't fit is conjuring water and food. Maybe Shamans could do that in a remote patch, before all nerfs hit them :)
Mar 8th 2007 10:00AM My first level 60 (way before TBC) was a Tauren Shaman. I must say that, whenever people asked me about "how to be a successful Shaman", I replied: it's all about managing your mana pool. I don't think this is a bug or unintended behavior for the Shaman class. It's part of the Shaman class, part of learning how to play a Shaman to its full potential.
Horde has learned to deal with that a long time ago; Alliance is just getting started with the class. I must admit that if you played a Mage, Warlock, Priest etc. before, you will find it quite frustrating to play a Shaman at first - but that's part of the process and part of the fun of this class.
I remember when TBC wasn't out and the Alliance complained about how overpowered the Shaman class was, me and my other Shaman guildies used to poke fun at that saying if they played a shammy, they would go "wtf, out of mana again?!" every two minutes.
I say face it as a challenge and learn how to work around it instead of thinking it's a bug.
Mar 8th 2007 8:30AM I've been using TBag for a while now, also by following Purity's recommendation. It is a great addon - once you understand how to "tame it" and put it to your use.
IMO, EngBags had an easier way to set how items were grouped together, since you could see the "category" of the item by hovering it on Edit mode. I think that made it easier to debug ambiguous sorting rules...
Anyways, it would be great if you could also post a short tutorial on how to set the thing up and how to create a few rules, just so new users don't have to go through the pain of finding out how everything works on TBag. ;)
@ Symetrix - glad you didn't try explain the name, lol!
@ Tumples - agreed, more addon spotlight for the masses!
Feb 2nd 2007 12:48PM Maybe this is a reference to that scene on "Gone In 60 Seconds" where a dog eats the keys for a Mercedes and the "bad guys" need to take it for a walk? I thought of that the moment I realized what I would have to do, and laughed a lot... :)