Jun 29th 2009 8:28AM "Warrior... use unparalleled survivability"
Rofl, seriously!? Can we get someone that accually plays this game to write these columns?
Mar 8th 2008 12:33AM No offense to #4 Pingping, but I really feel sorry for anyone who has "slaved away" for any items they have in this game. Pre-BC I raided fairly hardcore on alliance (we had about half of naxx cleared). Did I feel cheated when BC released with it's gear reset? Not at all. I had a lot of fun raiding with friends and the epics I had (mostly T2/Aq40) lacked stamina compared to BC loots but were still very effective.
As a matter of fact, the gear reset was a blessing for me really. Shortly after release I decided to switch to horde with a group friends, walking away from a fully epic'ed out toon was easy thanks to BC gear being on par with what I was used to. When WoLK is nearing release will I continue to raid/pvp? Absolutely! I'll log on as usual and ask my friends and guildmates what they feel like doing, if they want to do a raid even though its going to be obsoleted in a week or two, count me in. If they want to just mess around in bg's and roll some premades, awesome sounds like fun. I don't really care what I'm doing in this game as long as it involves company I enjoy.
Mar 5th 2008 4:13PM "In raids, Paladins have the most powerful DPS-enhancing buff in the game -- Blessing of Salvation."
Hope a lot of people read this. Its sad how many players don't understand the value of salvation. You can only do as much dps as the tank can build threat, 30% less threat raises the ceiling for your dps.
Mar 4th 2008 4:29PM @29 arcady0
This is why anecdotal evidence is worthless. Your story doesn't prove druids are weak, but more likely your warrior is bad (assuming your "tank" in a pvp situation is a warrior). Have your warrior hamstring both rogues while you roll your instants and shapeshift out of snares... They'll probably try to sprint, but your warrior can intercept/intervene and reapply hamstrings. Once you get to a safe distance *then* start your cast time spells (regrowth). Thats the power of druid+warrior, a healing class that can heal on the move, and can get out of snares/roots at +40% speed combined with a class that reduces healing of the enemy team with a -50% speed debuff.
If your getting caught by melee with the ability to break snares and move at +40% speed while paired with a hamstring spamming warrior... gg
Feb 16th 2008 7:49PM I think the reason groups look for a minimum resilience is not because gear is always superior to skill. The reason why they do this is there is no way to quantify skill. Asking for a minimum resilience simply increases the chances that everyone participating takes pvp at least semi seriously and helps establish a baseline gear level for the group.
Jan 31st 2008 4:37PM How do you find the biggest noobs on a given server WoWInsider?? That gnome mage was priceless, his armory has to be seen to be believed.
Hi, I have barely 8k hp, less than 500 spell damage, and zero resilience at level 70! The reason why I'm struggling in pvp is due to issues with my class, my gear is "good"...
Am I an elitist jerk poking fun at this person? Maybe. Is this a prime example of why developers cant really count on the user base for quality feedback? Absolutely.
Jan 24th 2008 1:48PM Sounds like somebody's wishful thinking
Jan 22nd 2008 9:23PM While very blunt, and bordering on rude, johnthorpe is 100% correct. I've been playing this game since retail release and I also happen to be very "alty". The only toons I've ever had to send gold for their level 40 or 60 mounts were toons I twinked to pvp in a specific level bracket. When you make a new character pick up gathering professions and level them as you level the toon. At 40 if your keeping up your profs and selling the junk you'll have excess gold.
In fact the inflation caused by TBC dailies and farming works to a new character's advantage. A lowbie has distinct advantages in the market place. For one thing (especially with the new faster leveling) you dont NEED anything. The levels go by so fast now the "level 39 sword of pwnage" for 75g is crap in just 2 days of questing when your level 45 picking up a ZF drop. This keeps the lowbie's overhead low since he doesn't need to shell out gold for gear to help him grind. Secondly 70's that switch profs (for bop crafted items typically) are too lazy to do the tedious farming of low level mats themselves. After all they have mass amounts of gold at their fingertips. As the lowbie leveler the resources the 70's need are things you can pick up while you are doing your quests (linen, wool, tin, iron etc).
Jan 9th 2008 3:10AM Not knocking your article, but the only thing really surprising about this story is we didn't hear about several cases of the same thing happening within weeks of guild banks release.
Jan 8th 2008 10:56AM I cant imagine having 50 empty bag slots.