Apr 15th 2009 11:37AM Write-in vote for Tom Selleck... Burt did the stache proud, but Tom moved it to a whole new level. Burt doesnt hold a candle to the stache/goatee of Quigley Down Under!
Mar 17th 2009 10:40AM Pfft...WoTLK is ez-mode.
First week of the expansion my guild walked through Naxxramas and destroyed it in its very first try.
Half the group hadnt raided at all previously, the other half had Kara/ZA experience. The only person who had BT/SW/SSC/TK/etc experience was me.
The fights are super easy, we only wiped once in the entire run, to Sapphiron... two tries on him but every other boss was a one-shot including KT.
Easy mode. Easy mode. Easy mode.
If you have trouble with any of the fights in Heroic or Naxxramas, you are just bad.
Easy mode. Got it?
Feb 10th 2009 6:53PM Isn't there a flower vendor in Dalaran that sells Red Rose Bouquets and Ebon Rose Bouquets for a fairly hefty amount of gold?
Pretty sure there is.
Dec 30th 2008 8:36AM Technically brilliant.
This does not use in-game footage, this was rendered using models rendered in a 3D program like Maya and looks a lot like WoW machinima, but it isn't. It is extremely well crafted animation.
Didnt like the music.
Dec 30th 2008 8:29AM Winter veil achievement... become elf, kill 50 players in a BG.
Log into AV with Green helper outfit.
Stand around near anyone else.
Leave 4 minutes later with 50 HK's and never once attack anything.
100k HK's is retardedly easy.
100k killing blows, on the other hand, would be worthy of admiration.
Dec 23rd 2008 9:22AM 40 man raids were glorious. Bring them back asap!
Hard to put together? Not. We had no trouble at all fielding 40 man raids 6 or 7 nights a week.
The myth that a 'select few' could see endgame content back in the day, is just that...a myth.
Over 70% of my server participated in 40 man content and saw the early 40 man raids. Simple math completely dispells the notion that a tiny fraction of the server population were raiders. The large majority of players raided.
A dozen hardcore guilds, each fielding 40 man raids (at least 80 members each), 20-30 almost-hardcore guilds fielding 40 man raids and another 20-30 guilds at any given time either fielding 40 man raids or working together with other guilds, does not equal '1% of the players who get to see endgame content'...
The numbers say otherwise. Our server population was 3,000 - 3,500 Alliance during that time (as identified on wow census websites..and not just one). Add up all those raiders and thats a healthy chunk of that 3,000 population.
The difference was we made an effort... lazy casuals who want everything for nothing have destroyed what was once a glorious and amazing facet of Wow.
Dec 10th 2008 10:08AM BRK, get your head out of your ass.
Blizzard HAS people who are paid to talk to the community, they are called Community managers. Blizzard has had some of the best and the 'community' chewed them up and spat them out.
Remember Tseric? Fangtooth? Caydiem? Community Managers. We treated them with nothing but disdain and disrespect and burned them all out in record time.
Blizz has been down that road. GC is/was the next try by Blizzard to present information in a calm and straight forward manner. Now YOU have hopped on the 'lynch GC' bandwagon.
Nice. You haz no cheeseburger.
/stop reading brk columns
Dec 5th 2008 2:25PM The myth that Raiders have no life, or are umenployable blah blah blah, is just that... a myth.
I work 40 hours a week and have been raiding since early 2005. I've raided everything the game has to offer, previous to the Xpac. On average I raided 5 or 6 nights a week, had a job, paid my bills, maintained an active social life, kept up with my responsibilities with no problems whatsoever.
Went into TBC with full Dragonstalkers, went into WoTLK with T6 and isle badge gear, with no problem at all.
All it took was a little prioritizing and scheduling. Of course the 'casuals' are too lazy to bother. Now we have the current loot pinata instances.
WoTLK is ez-mode... if Blizz wants it that way then the raiders will find elsewhere to send our money.
Casual scrubs are just that.. no-talent players who want everything for no effort. Thanks for destroying the challenges this game used to provide.
Dec 4th 2008 5:07PM Raiding made this game what it is... casual scrubs have turned what was once a challenging and enjoyable game into an A.D.D fest for the serially lazy.
Raiders are a much higher percentage of the game population than any casual claims (and I can prove it with the most basic of math skills) and yet we have lost most of what attracted us to the game the most.... the challenge.
Dont have an 80? Lazy. I've had one for several days playing only a couple hours a night. (I dont play much anymore since there is much less reason to bother). I have a Death Knight. I have 4 70's on the way to 80.
Achievements are just an instant reward for the terminally lazy and un-motivated. perfect for the casual nub with no talent to bolster the feeling that they have actually done soemthing.
WoTLK is a nub fest... I'm already exalted with one faction and on my way to being very close with 3 or others and all ive done is some basic questing in each zone. How is that worthy of Exalted status?
Great looking game, the zones are awesome, some great new quest mechanics, but in the end its just Mario kart.
Dec 4th 2008 11:20AM WoTLK is easy-mode. Raiding is no longer raiding, it is just Mario kart. Raiding died the day TBC was released, just no one quite realized it.
WoTLK ended whatever shreds of diffculty this game had.