Oct 25th 2007 12:22PM Actually, the range is now 4 to max range, not 1. I think the "1" is a typo or something. ^^; So there's no point blank ranged combat. (I tested this myself on the PTRs a couple of nights ago)
But I agree, I think this fixes a major issue for hunters - the dead zone made a lot of things more difficult than they had to be.
Oct 22nd 2007 2:00PM I think a lot of it has to do, as others have said, with the number of younger gamers.
EQ and some of the other 'first gen' MMO games had players who were, generally speaking, near the end of college or college graduate age (i.e. mid-20s on up).
Not to say that everyone is/was mature, but there was a higher percentage of mature people compared to WoW.
That also probably comes from sheer numbers as well.
I also think some of the recent '"American" gamer mentality' (now much more international) has something to do with it, too.
Winning gracefully isn't as important anymore. Just winning, and the associated trash talk, is.
It's hard to pin down completely, but I will admit - it's really annoying sometimes.
Sep 5th 2007 6:27PM Engadget has always been my number one source for English-language gadget information. I've made several wise decisions thanks to the reviews and info I've found here. ^_^
Aug 22nd 2007 2:42PM Currently really into Odin Sphere for the PS2 and Super Paper Mario for the Wii.
I watched a friend play the Bioshock demo, and while it kind of gave me a headache (read: migraine), I still want to play it. >.>
Aug 21st 2007 5:45PM I was a Treo user (650), and loved the damn thing. It was a wonderful device, and it wasn't until I saw that the Treo line wasn't really going anywhere that I jumped ship.
If the Treo line came back in full force, and was at LEAST as cool as my HTC Hermes, I would most likely come back.
Come on, Palm. Let us love you again.
Nov 3rd 2006 9:33AM FYI, 'mottainai' means 'wasteful' or 'too good for me/you'.
Oct 5th 2006 11:00AM I prefer cable for my HD content.
Feb 14th 2006 2:02PM *crosses fingers* I need a new 650 to replace my near-dead one... ^_^;