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Well, obviously the trailer will look incredible. Unfortunately that doesn't fix the problems caused by the fact that the game engine is well over a decade old. Still, stoked for Mists of Pandaria. It's going to be really interesting to see how the new system of daily quests changes the end game, and of course how the legendary questline plays out. Still, so many small changes (like the VP farming buff) that I'm stoked about.

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I'm still astounded at how good Blizzard is at making cinematics. What they make is, without a doubt, the best cinematics I've ever seen. Their Diablo 3 and WoW cinematics have all been visually complex and stunning.

 

That being said, I prefer the Lich King trailer better.


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On the first lockout after patch 5.0.4 and account-wide mounts, the WoW gods saw fit to grace me with Reins of the Blazing Drake - the normal mode Deathwing mount. Unfortunately it dropped on my shaman, so I'll have to scrape together 4k gold to buy the required riding skill before I can add it to my collection.

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Got my first 85 on a DK on Dawnbringer. Really liking the patch so far.


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So, no excitement for MoP at all? I queued for my first dungeon the moment it came out, then promptly got DC'd at the loading screen. An hour later I still hadn't gotten in, so I gave up and went to sleep. Hopefully I'll have more luck after class. For the first two weeks I'll be focusing entirely on getting my paladin ready for raiding: level 90 and professions (mining/engineering), reputation and VP/JP gear. Sorting out the relevant reputation factions and getting the daily quests done will probably be the most annoying part. Still, looking forward to it.

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WoW died for me when they introduced Kung Fu Panda and Pokemon into it, I won't be returning, ever, unfortunately. Had Pandas been not a playable class, and had they had a completely different pet system, I would have gave it a chance.


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WoW died for me when they introduced Kung Fu Panda and Pokemon into it, I won't be returning, ever, unfortunately. Had Pandas been not a playable class, and had they had a completely different pet system, I would have gave it a chance.

People still [bleep] about pandas that are proficient in martial arts? Great, I won't hear the end of this.

 

Personally, I'd *want* to start playing WoW again, but I find there are better things on the market these days, and a lot less time for me to work with. Also, I can't get over the fact that Blizzard has been saying "This is for real guys! And it's serious!" and yet add in humourous moments from the get go (i.e. the cinematic).


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I think the Panda excuse is really just a huge simplicifcation. Instead of listing the problems WoW has, they summarize it with the core of the new expansion: pandas. I know I have.

 

The reason why I don't play WoW anymore is because gear plays way too much of a part of it. In PvP I'd always get steamrolled because everybody had Wrath pieces or full Wrathful honor gear (last time I played was the end of WotLK). With Cata it just got even worse and I can't see it being better in MoP.

 

Plus, lets face it, the story and atmosphere has gone quite downhill since Wrath - some even say the end of WC3. But this is why I'm more of a single-player RPG gamer, rather than an MMO: more concrete story and less annoying players: there's lots of no-life kids who'll own you because they have the time to grind. It's not just in WoW, it's in every MMO unfortunately.

 

 

So instead of saying all that, plus more reasons, I simplify it into "I don't like the panda concept" and get on with my day.


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I agree with you. They took all the skill out of pvp...


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I think the Panda excuse is really just a huge simplicifcation. Instead of listing the problems WoW has, they summarize it with the core of the new expansion: pandas. I know I have.

 

there's lots of no-life kids who'll own you because they have the time to grind. It's not just in WoW, it's in every MMO unfortunately.

 

I don't mind it if it was just simply being owned, but they make it stupid like throwing a "L2P" or "Go play a frost mage" or something ridiculous like that. They grind so they can make life miserable and making it known.

 

Oh, and the whole player 'community' has started really gotten downhill since the Rfd system was implemented, I understand that they wanted to make gear as accessible as possible without having to continuously trying to put people together, but the way they implemented it ended up having the worst side of both having completely seperate servers and cross server services: Anonymity. IE you could act as a total ass and no one would be able to know who you are, because chances are you will be on different servers. If I got 1c for every time a person leaves when they die, they wipe once, the healer couldn't keep up with the tank pulling 50 trash, or just simply when the they have more health than the tank, i'd probably be gold capped on my account.

 

It, thus, have been down to a very outraging, but accurate rule of thumb when it comes to gearing in HC's: if you need gear from HC's, you are not geared for HC's.


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6,924th to 30 hunting, 13,394th to 30 summoning, 52,993rd to 30 Divination

Kiln Record (Post-EoC): W 25 - L 0, 14 Uncut Onyx, 8 Jad hits received (Best record: Two in the same kiln)
Obby set renewed post update #2: 0

QBD drops: 21 crossbow parts, 3 Visages, 1 Kites, 2 Kits

Max Port Score [2205] Achieved: 27th April 2013 (World 2nd)

 

Farmyard Rampage ranking: 12th, 50,000 Kills.

 

Dragon Pickaxe Drops: 1 (Times after I first entered Battlefield: 2h)

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I resubbed for it, and it's pretty great on all fronts. A definite improvement over pretty much every previous iteration of the game, and still better than all of the MMOs I've tried in the past couple of years.


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Yeah, I haven't been able to get into another MMO since. I did play Lotro for a bit which was okay but didn't keep my attention.


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MOP is an amazing xpac so far. Good questing, very nice changes made all around, interesting mechanics, FUN RAIDS.

 

Anyone here a raider? I went back to Arms since its better DPS atm. Still staying in the top 20 warriors worldwide.


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What is the website for the state of the different DPS specs at the moment? I keep forgetting the one that was made after stateofdps stopped being updated for a couple of patches now :? .


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What is the website for the state of the different DPS specs at the moment? I keep forgetting the one that was made after stateofdps stopped being updated for a couple of patches now :? .

 

While it doesn't exactly give a quick overview, you can probably figure out what's good and what's not over at Elitist Jerks.

 

 

Anyone here a raider? I went back to Arms since its better DPS atm. Still staying in the top 20 warriors worldwide.

 

Used to be pretty serious about raiding back in WotLK. Well, as far as 3x3 hours a week allowed, anyway. Did have a bunch of top-100 parses, though top-20 was typically out of reach for me. Suppose you really need to get the ideal professions and such to rank that highly. You got some raid parses around somewhere? I'd be interested in seeing the numbers these days. They're bound to be pretty crazy now that players have more hitpoints than bosses back in ZG used to have :P

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What is the website for the state of the different DPS specs at the moment? I keep forgetting the one that was made after stateofdps stopped being updated for a couple of patches now :? .

What is the website for the state of the different DPS specs at the moment? I keep forgetting the one that was made after stateofdps stopped being updated for a couple of patches now :? .

 

While it doesn't exactly give a quick overview, you can probably figure out what's good and what's not over at Elitist Jerks.

 

 

Anyone here a raider? I went back to Arms since its better DPS atm. Still staying in the top 20 warriors worldwide.

 

Used to be pretty serious about raiding back in WotLK. Well, as far as 3x3 hours a week allowed, anyway. Did have a bunch of top-100 parses, though top-20 was typically out of reach for me. Suppose you really need to get the ideal professions and such to rank that highly. You got some raid parses around somewhere? I'd be interested in seeing the numbers these days. They're bound to be pretty crazy now that players have more hitpoints than bosses back in ZG used to have :P

 

1.) http://simulationcraft.org/505/Raid_T14H.html is one place to check, but that's off because its on a raid dummy instead of a real fight. Still, shows a good idea (Example, arms warriors should be in the top 3-4 DPS instead of midway down.) Also try http://raidbots.com/dpsbot/Overall_DPS/10N/100/14/30/default/ but this is also off, since many people in the top guilds are either not going for top DPS at the moment (to beat raid mechanics) or are keeping logs private.

 

2,) http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-xwdiwvh6s9yhyjz2/sum/damageDone/?s=3379&e=3727#Darkfriend from here you can check logs from our other fights, etc.


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Tormented Demons: Shard x6 Slice x5 Claws x9 Limbs x3
DKS: Archer x21 Warrior x31 Berserker x30 Axe x51[/hide]

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Wish I had more time on my hands to enjoy the xpac. So far I really like the leveling especially the questing. I'm completing every quest line for achievements, that's how good of quality they are. Only level 88 thus far but I'm hoping to be 90 by next weekend depending on work hours.


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What is the website for the state of the different DPS specs at the moment? I keep forgetting the one that was made after stateofdps stopped being updated for a couple of patches now :? .

What is the website for the state of the different DPS specs at the moment? I keep forgetting the one that was made after stateofdps stopped being updated for a couple of patches now :? .

 

While it doesn't exactly give a quick overview, you can probably figure out what's good and what's not over at Elitist Jerks.

 

 

Anyone here a raider? I went back to Arms since its better DPS atm. Still staying in the top 20 warriors worldwide.

 

Used to be pretty serious about raiding back in WotLK. Well, as far as 3x3 hours a week allowed, anyway. Did have a bunch of top-100 parses, though top-20 was typically out of reach for me. Suppose you really need to get the ideal professions and such to rank that highly. You got some raid parses around somewhere? I'd be interested in seeing the numbers these days. They're bound to be pretty crazy now that players have more hitpoints than bosses back in ZG used to have :P

 

1.) http://simulationcra.../Raid_T14H.html is one place to check, but that's off because its on a raid dummy instead of a real fight. Still, shows a good idea (Example, arms warriors should be in the top 3-4 DPS instead of midway down.) Also try http://raidbots.com/.../14/30/default/ but this is also off, since many people in the top guilds are either not going for top DPS at the moment (to beat raid mechanics) or are keeping logs private.

 

2,) http://www.worldoflo...3727#Darkfriend from here you can check logs from our other fights, etc.

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Kind of surprised that BM is the top Hunter spec right now, kind of saddened by the fact that hunters in general are in a bad position damage wise on a dummy. At least mobility is our strong point, which improves our position within actual raid fights tremendously.


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Rerolling for my return tomorrow, any server suggestions?

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Anyone still play? patch 5.4 is coming out in 3 days..


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I started again.

I was intrigued by an article stating that you could get raid quality gear at this timeless island.

Also, that there was an easy mode for raids and a dungeon and raid finding tool.

I like the lore and questing but like 90% of the storyline and 60% of the content was locked from me since the absurd hike in difficulty between world map and dungeons.

 

Anyhow, so far so much better.

Of course, the first thing I did was delete my level 75 shit ass rogue.

I went protection paladin.

It's OP, actually, it's a complete character and as far as I can tell the only one.

It has AOE damage, defense, and self healing that is consistent with incoming damage.

Instead of getting my ass handed to me, I am taking names.

I haven't tried PVP though.

It will probably suck there since you have to have some separate gear or some crap since there is this new resiliency stat.


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What realm you playing? I'm on Thrall and enjoying the new SoO content. You are right about the Timeless Isle gear it will catch you up fast to be able to participate in 5.4 raiding atleast with LFR. 


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Fizzcrank.

My goals are loremaster title, beat all dungeons and heroic versions once, maybe make a pet team to beat all the pet champions, and then LFR all the raids once.

I think the WOW end game is retarded.

You grind for purple crap and then it's like the quality of the green stuff in first zone of the next expansion.

Dungeon blues are good enough for me.

I never got into the whole gear fetish that blizzard loves like in diablo 3.

You beat the game once or twice and then it's boring ass.

I couldn't care less about bigger items or harder difficulty modes.


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