Jan 10th 2008 3:49PM Hahaha! That's amazing.
I'm Horde on Vengeance, and going to Galv to screw up any kind of offensive with fear bombs is one of my favorite things to do when I decide to play defense.
Hearing you whine about it just made my day. :)
Jan 4th 2008 2:55PM Man, I HATE those guys who sit on the channel and bitch. I don't mind losing BGs... Well, I do, but shit happens, and you can't win all the time. If I play 4 games in a row, and lose one, I won't remember the loss, I'll remember the cool things I did when I won the other 3.
Frankly, I'm getting fed up with those people. They invariably claim that they win all the time, except in that piss-poor team they just landed in. Weirdly enough, whenever I play in a winning BG, I don't see people like that... All I see are people who cooperate, signal the places where help is needed, offer their help when they're idling, etc. It's almost to the point where you can tell if you're gonna win or lose a BG on the maturity of the people on the chat.
So, if any whiner is reading this... If you find yourself in a BG where you're always losing over and over again, take a moment when you're in the queue and ponder this... Have you ever thought that maybe, just maybe, YOU are the problem?
Jan 4th 2008 10:23AM I would argue that it's not for lack of wanting that there isn't people raiding Vashj or Mag in droves... I don't think 'advertising' them would make more people raid those instances, nor would it satisfy people's desires to do these raids proper.
I *really* want to down Illidan... However, I don't see that happening before I hit level 80 and 5-man his ass. :)
Jan 3rd 2008 4:57PM Personally, I *do* want to see end-game content, but being able to visit them without any risk wouldn't be worth it. It's awesome to see Lady Vashj, for instance, because to get to her, you have to raid hard and defeat her raid instance. Just being able to walk up to her wouldn't do much for me.
For instance, you can see Magtheridon in Blood Furnace... That's nifty, but it doesn't fulfill my desire to see him up close, fight him, and see him go down. Not at all.
Jan 2nd 2008 2:47PM I really don't see how it's a "stupid" gift because the figurine doesn't reflect your gear 24/7... Sheesh.
Dec 5th 2007 10:05AM I highly question your statement Ahoni. It's one thing to say you can, with skill and luck, make a Felguard survive in a raid... But to say it's useful... That just ain't true. The FG doesn't scale up when you get into raiding gear, and he's basically a clumsy melee DPS with low survivability. Much more useful to the raid as a whole is the Imp.
Now, you might be getting some nice bonus dmg through Demonology, but in a 10-man or 25-man, that's not as useful as the raw damage output you'll get either from the Affliction tree (which gives you 2 additional DoTs) or the Destruction tree (with its high burst output, whether in Fire or Shadow.)
The Felguard is an awesome pet, don't mistake me... I loved leveling 50-70 with him, and I tried to make him survive as long as I could in instances. But entering Kara and Heroics, he became a hard-to-manage pet that didn't warrant sacrificing all these talents in Destro or Affli.
Nov 22nd 2007 11:45AM I'm really happy to see this column back in shape. The first column was really good, I think... I'd pass it along to anybody who didn't play a lock and wanted to know what the class was all about.
Keep it up! MUCH better than the previous Blood Pact columnist. :)
Oct 30th 2007 10:26AM Brr. I hate Azshara. I'm not sure why; it might be the overabundance of gold farmers, or the fact everything is spaced out and takes forever to reach, or the scarcity of quests, or the fact that I grinded XP like crazy in this zone because it fell right in a "hole" in my leveling curve and I was out of quests.
Either way, Azshara is a hellhole I'd rather not visit again on any of my alts.
Oct 22nd 2007 4:29PM Politicians are calling farmers "real" American because farming remains the basis of the US economy. It's not about there being more of them, it's about the importance of their role in the economy and the production of essential goods.
Playing WoW produces nothing. You're basically spending hours moving bits around on a networked drive. You might contribute other things to society, namely in the way that you acquire money to pay for your WoW account... But the act of playing WoW itself is certainly not part of the fabric of the US economy.