May 13th 2008 10:45PM Thrall by ownage, with Jaina as vice, Cairne as Sec. of State and Sylvanas running Department of War. I'm pretty sure with Jaina on the ticket he could roll all of Kalimdor (since the Nelves probably remember Thrall and Jaina kindly for helping at Hyjal, while they don't even know Magni or Fordragon, and Theramore is obviously pro Jaina). Then take Undead and Belf Lands because Sylvannas will say so, and the plaguelands because plague will keep everyone but UD away. He might even take a few zones like Duskwood that have more to fear from Scourge than Orcs. Silvannas might have loyal followers, but Thrall's the only one with a chance in the general election.
May 13th 2008 8:24PM What people don't seem to understand is that racism is pretty much a joke to kids who grew up in Suburbia in the 2000's. I make fun of all all my asian and black friends and their quick with the "Kill whitey" and "why don't you go enslave a continent or something". The biggest racial jokes always come from asians too, because that's what they think of. On the other hand one time someone we didn't know came up and called my friend Michael a chink, and we kicked his ass. Among friends it's a joke, and I consider everyone on WoW my friend until they ninja Agi leather.
May 11th 2008 10:44PM If this were a non MMO game your character would be a demigod. Just the sheer number of random Humanoids you've killed should count for something (I'm pretty sure wherever the murloc Hague is they are trying my AOEadin in abstentia for genocide lol). Then throw in the bosses (And most bosses are a lot closer in lore terms to Arthas then level would indicate, VC and Arugal could easily take part in an Icecrown raid), the quests (Think how many questgivers in various zones have told you their lives were so much safer now), and PvP (because fighting in a war probably counts for something) and it's not entirely unrealistic to consider 10 of us killing Arthas. Also it makes it more heroic when it's you and your close companions and allies doing the fighting, not you just being in the regiment that took him down.
That having been said here's my conception of what would be an awesome way to do this: have a full on battle go down as the raid. Not during the raid, as the raid. The whole time you have to hack through trash in the heat of battle, sometimes retreating, sometimes supporting NPC's, sometimes attacking bosses. And Arthas doesn't just sit there at the end, he's moving through the battle killing NPC's, summoning more of his own, and fighting your group and others. That would be epic no matter how many people you send.
Jul 5th 2007 4:28PM My mage is still in the mid 30's, but here's my $.02:
If you can choose either evocation/mana regen gear for long fights, or uber facemelting pwnt gear for short fights, then does the dps work out about the same? (ie is it just a matter of when the damage is dealt) or is it reduced by the spirit gear.(Less damage dealt) If its the same (or better!) then this IS a bunch of mages QQing because they aren't the better than everyone else, but if its option number two then they might have a legitamate concern.(it also depends where these numbers actually come in compared with other classes, it doesn't matter how much evoc. sucks if your better than everyone without it!)
Jun 14th 2007 9:26PM Little bit off topic but it just occured to me, loots gotta be really awkward with the horde leaders. They are all mail wearers. They have two enhancement shamans (No word on Vol'Jins spec, he proly went resto for the team) and two hunters (Sylvanas is likely marksman, never talked to theron) Just a weird coincidence but still just gotta wonder how they argue over loot (" o come on thrall you don't need that chestpiece you already out dps me with the doomhammer!")
Jun 14th 2007 12:09AM The thing is the tank shortage hits PUGs the hardest, since any decent tank now gets guild invites, and huge friend lists easily. Personally I'm leveling both a pally and a warrior, Prot and fury respectively. IMO the problem is that Healers and Tanks get sick of cathing the crap when something goes wrong, and the odds of a leveling prot spec not knowing tanking are extremeley low. Its normally dps' fault simply because its easy as hell to level dps.
Also a bit Off topic, but should anyone (particularly on Executus server horde side) spam /healme or scream "HAEL ME NUB", they are getting a leroyed instance out of this pally. What the hell do you THINK i'm doing with my mana, mad dps with my *0* spells that don't heal?
Jun 9th 2007 9:39PM NERF EUROPE!
(sorry couldn't resist)
But seriously, I think the reason is just because its how things played out. Besides guys, its not like somehow WoW is the way to judge how awesome a people are, that's why we have beer, the olympics, and the UN.(A mix of the three works to extreme hilarity)
Besides we still have the world first on Rommel. Brits got the Bismark though, stupid rare spawns...
Jun 9th 2007 1:34PM Cool guild names I thought of while grinding:
(warning: these are my thoughts not yours, and I didn't check anything)
Brothers of Metal (cliche but its an awesome song by Manowar)
Corpses of rebels and ashes of dreams (Motley Crue)
Ezekial 25:17 (bonus if you saw "pulp fiction")
Ungrateful Dead (all forsaken guild)
Stone the Sinner!
U gots teh goldz?
Holy Alliance Brotherhood of the dark defenders clan (lol at 27)
Jun 7th 2007 3:50PM Ive stayed after 5 wipes and left after one. It all depends on the group. If we wipe on the first trash pull because the tank has no idea what he is doing and the healer shaman is throwing earthshocks and spamming LB, I'm out. If we wipe 4 times but its just being too low for the instance, i'm actually kosher with it since I'm probably getting exp and good drops from it. Also I don't PUG on 70's, its just not worth it. The way I figure it, 30-50% of the people who don't suck are in good guilds by 70, so there is a very good chance a PUG is going to end badly.
Jun 1st 2007 4:11PM Heres my plan for keeping leveling easy while preventing the "Know nothing 70's": Every tenth level you have a solo-only quest (i.e. you can't group for it) quest that requires you to do something relatively difficult in a mini instance. These tests would allow blizz to make it easy to level, but prevent anyone from getting to 70 with no idiot could reach 70 without gaining the basic concept of the class. The tests would obviously have something to do with your class, and result in you gettting the level and a nice reward. For instance rogues would have to learn how to stealth around properly, priests would have to learn to heal, warriors would have to learn to tank, and hunters would have to learn to... I don't know.