Jan 31st 2007 9:59AM Wow, Apocolipto.
I fail to see how your rant against guilds make any sense in what is largely a social game. You simply can't get everything done in WoW without help.
The easiest way to get help is to play with people you know to be reliable. Thus, guilds.
I don't think that the main motivation, for anyone over 17, is to "be cool".
Dec 7th 2006 10:03AM My guild (Claw Elite on Draenor) went on an MC run last night and I saw by the howls of pain that they got some Earthfury gear. I don't remember what piece in specific.
Disappointing, but I don't think that it was the end of the world either. These problems will solve themselves, as some others have noted.
Apr 28th 2006 10:10AM LOL!
What I want to know is why its the KID with only the L22 char.
Funny as hell.
Apr 27th 2006 10:49AM I give out fly-by Blessing of Kings whenever I can. I have attempted to help people with ressurections a couple of times, but stragely they refuse them! I don't get that.
Drewd: You are perfectly correct and reasonable to expect politeness. Most of the behavior you describe I would think comes from early-teenagers. At least I hope so. :-)
Apr 25th 2006 1:58PM As someone who has done a lot of work in an enterprise IT deparment, I can tell you that big, complex systems can show issues.
The reason that WoW has continuing issues is not that the code is bad, its because they keep upgrading and improving the game. If they only made bug fixes, the game would get stable very quickly. But then the game play improvements wouldn't happen.
You simply cannot test for every variable. That's why there are issues, even after the test server seemed stable. With continual development and the community constantly pushing them for game play changes, its a miracle it runs as well as it does. The sheer size and complexity of their system is a wonder.
This kind of article we see above is one serious strawman and a bit pointless. We gamers get EXACTLY what we ask for. New games and content constantly. This means bugs. If they delayed, we would whine about that and cast asperations about the quality of their code for needing so much testing. The game creators just can't win. WE cause this problem by demanding new games and content all the time.
To suggest that we are collectively being used to improve code quality is silly. If quality is so bad, stop buying the games. But that won't happen now will it? We want more and faster. We created this monster, no use whining about it unless we are willing to change our collective buying habits.
Apr 25th 2006 12:08PM I just gathered pages as I completed other quests. The only suck thing about it was the space it took in the backpack.
Really, it was easy experience. I don't understand what all the fuss was about. Unless you are single-minded and have to finish EVERY QUEST in the order recieved, you will get them all with very little trading and AH action. Besides, it's easy to trade on the trade channel, and you get to meet a lot of folk who look upon you kindly for being willing to trade or give away extra pages.
Plus, when you are one page away, go trade or buy the last page, get the chapter made. Saves a lot of space.
This quest was a small pain, but honestly you guys are making too big a deal out of it.
Mar 14th 2006 9:45AM oops, both posts are gone! Darn those Blizzard mischeif makers!