Sep 24th 2007 5:04PM I'm never sure what you're going to write, but I always enjoy it. Nice post, BRK.
Have to say, tho, that skinning humanoids would be a good twist. Just think how insulting it would be on a PvP server to not only kill the opposing faction, but to also wear their skin as a hat.
Sep 17th 2007 7:38PM Downloaded it and checked it out over the weekend. Not bad, did seem to be less of a hog, and I can see a definite improvement over the old version. It isn't quite ready for steady use yet, imo, but when it releases I'll be upgrading asap.
Sep 16th 2007 5:40PM ZOMGWTF??
Admittedly, to each their own, but really? It looks like an explosion at the Barbie Paint Factory..
Sep 15th 2007 6:37PM @8 and @10:
I love reading these comments. Hunters are useless, hunters suck, etc., etc. Admittedly, my hunter is only up to level 56, so I haven't done any raiding with him yet. However, I consistently out-damage players that are several levels ahead of me, with less downtime to heal or restore mana (I only recently -level 55- bothered to train past Heavy Mageweave bandages, as I only bandage once every couple of days). If that's useless, I guess I'll live with it.
As for pets, I've had my Slinky (Ghostclaw Lynx) since level 13 or so, and plan to have him for the rest of my WoW career. There are no other pets in my stable, and the only time I train one is to pick up new skills.
Aug 14th 2007 6:47PM I'm not much on ganking, but I will on occasion make exceptions. For example, the other night I was running my level 43 hunter in Arathi Highlands. I got team-ganked by a level 44 mage and a level 51 warrior. They then proceeded to camp my corpse and kill me 3 times in a row. At that point, I logged on my level 57 warrior and hunted them down. Was it ganking? Technically, yes. Was I justified in ganking on that occasion? Yes, I was.
I play on a PVP server because that's where my RL friends play. For those of you that would like to categorize everyone on PVP servers as bullies, creeps, or immature, we could well turn the tables on you and call you cowards, wimps, or insecure in your playing ability. Not that I would stoop to that ;)
PVP servers give a whole new perspective to a game that is based on a war between two factions. I've rolled on PVE servers, but having come to WOW from FPS games such as Day of Defeat and Battlefield 2, PVE got real boring, real fast. The little rush of adrenaline when you see an enemy player in your area and have to make that split-second decision of whether or not to attack first, or the sound of a rogue stealthing when you know there aren't any friendly players around you are just a couple of things that make PVP servers exciting and popular.
I don't have anything against those of you that play on PVE, as we each have our own play-style. However, don't try to classify everyone on PVP servers under the "bully" umbrella. On PVP servers, or for those that are perma-flagged on PVE servers, ganking is a part of life. There are those that gank, and there are those that retaliate. Admittedly, the retaliation sometimes turns into a zone-wide PVP event, but what's more fun than turning the wider world into a battleground?
Jul 30th 2007 11:17PM Also, while it may not seem a big deal, druids have the Portal: Moonglade spell at level 10. It's a nifty way of having a base on both continents for our nature-loving friends.
Jul 25th 2007 8:53PM As #1 said, weak. No skills tab, and for my hunter, no pet tab. Great concept, poor implementation. For now, I'll stick with wowroster for showing my info.
Hopefully, a future version of MMO's script will address the issues with both layout and information.
Jul 23rd 2007 7:04PM I have a feeling our guild will treat this the same way we treated Voip in Half-Life games. We'll still have a TS server for being able to communicate whenever we want, but will use the Voip for instances and raids, especially PuGS.
Jul 22nd 2007 10:13AM Let's see.
How about the fact that both my Belf Hunter and my Tauren Warrior need 2 hands to wield the same style of sword, even though the Tauren is roughly 6 times the size of the Belf?
Further, along with assorted other odds and ends, my Hunter is carrying something along the lines of 1,200 arrows right now. And yet, I can't see them, and the added weight doesn't seem to slow him down in the slightest. The dude can't weigh more than 120 lbs., but he's carrying 10 times his weight and runs like a gazelle...
Speaking of Hunters, has anyone realized that our pets are idiots? After all, how many times would you let someone send you into battle while they stood back firing arrows before you broke out the punchline of the classic Lone Ranger joke and said, "Screw you, Kemo-Sabe, I'm going home." Don't get me wrong, I love having my cat (Slinky) with me, but he's a moron...
Jul 16th 2007 5:20PM As a father of 3 young children, I make a conscious choice not to participate in raiding guilds, for the simple reason that I'm not able to devote my full attention to getting geared up and running a raid. I play WoW casually, rarely get involved with PuGs, and am quick to exit the game if something comes up that involves my children. I seldom play when they are awake, and reserve my playtime for their sleeping hours or weekends when they are at the store with their mother or over at Grandma's house.
@8: My recommendation would be to not join PuGs; considering that more adults play MMORPGs than teenagers, there's a good chance that someone in your group will be a parent.