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Breakfast Topic: Emotes to improve cross faction communication {WoW}

Mar 3rd 2009 11:50AM Just last night, I was running through a cave in the Alterac Mountains (full of kobolds) and a gnome mage happened to be there at the same time. I'm a blood elf priest. After fighting separately for a bit, I started helping him out a little. He did the same in return. And I was grateful I did so after launching an assault on "the next mob in line for death" and then realizing he was an Elite several levels higher than me. Had that mage not been right there helping me out, I'd have gotten my head split open. As it was, we polished off the Elite in about ten seconds and completed the quest with ease. Pretty cool. I was bummed that we went our separate ways after that.

And it was cool that we showed our mutual appreciation with the occasional bow and LOL and wave. Good times.

Breakfast Topic: Why reroll? {WoW}

Mar 2nd 2009 12:39PM Heck, I'm just trying to get my first character, a Lvl37 priest, up to 80. (I just got into WoW in October.) At the rate I'm going, which has increased lately but is still slow, I figure I'll hit 80 this summer. At which time I'll roll a new DK so I can see what that's like.

It really bugs me that I don't have time to take all the races and all the way to the top. But there's just no way. I'd have to give up on real life entirely.

Hmm...

Breakfast Topic: The noob old days {WoW}

Mar 1st 2009 10:28AM This question assumes that we are not still n00bs. I'm almost certain that I am, and for proof of this I will admit that I only understand about 70% of this site. (For example, I don't know what "turn off ffa" means, as someone noted a few posts above mine.)

My "main" is a Lvl36 Shadow Priest. I've done zero instances and zero raids. I was surprised to discover two days ago that there are instances for chars who aren't lvl 70 or 80. Having discovered this, I still don't know where to find any of them. I know I can figure it out; just haven't done so yet.

I read lots of online resources, so I'm not completely 'tarded, but I think a fair amount of what I'm reading doesn't make sense until you actually play through the portion of the game that it references.

Me = n00b. But there's no helping it until I play more...

Guildwatch: Brother against brother {WoW}

Feb 25th 2009 12:19PM That's very encouraging. I certainly hope you're right, because raids and group play are among the things I'm most looking forward to once I'm all l33t and w00t.

By the way, if anyone needs a level 35 Shadow priest with mediocre gear and a cash flow problem, I'm your man.

Guildwatch: Brother against brother {WoW}

Feb 25th 2009 11:34AM Geez...reading all of this stuff is depressing. I'm relatively new to WOW and my first char is only Lvl35, so I have a ways to go before I'm even wanting to try raid content. But after reading all of this, it seems like I either need to have a solid guild - which probably won't work for me because I only play maybe an hour a day, if that - or I have to put up with ridiculous behavior from people who know way more about the game than I do.

I don't mind solo questing, but I've enjoyed the few times I've teamed up with other good PuG players. It's a bummer to think that my chances of taking a crack at, say, Naxx, and having fun doing it, are almost zero.

New Arena system: you suck more than you know {WoW}

Feb 4th 2009 1:46PM I haven't played Arenas yet either, but on the surface, the system seems reasonable. In other PVP games I've played, good players love nothing more than to boost their stats by playing and crushing the new guys, or the casual players. A system that rewards you fewer "points" for crushing a lousy player is fair.

The NBA analogy isn't right; I'd use more of an NCAA analogy. When Duke beats Missouri State, they don't get much of a boost in the RPI. When they beat North Carolina in Chapel Hill, now that's a boost. That system encourages the Dukes of the world to play the North Carolinas of the world.

Now, take an enormous grain of salt, because like I said, I have zero experience in Arena play. But, as a casual player, I personally am more interested in trying it if I don't get instantly crushed by hardcore players every time I give it a whirl.

Authentication server and official forums down [UPDATED x10] {WoW}

Jan 9th 2009 5:13PM Outstanding combination of James Brown and WoW. My hat, sir, is off to you.

Authentication server and official forums down [UPDATED x10] {WoW}

Jan 9th 2009 5:07PM I'm in St. Louis and I'm getting nothing. Blows.