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Chris Metzen, Varien makes up for shit

23 Mar
Chris Metzen

Chris Metzen, senior VP of Story and Franchise Development

I’m frustrated. That’s about the only way to describe my feelings with World of Warcraft lore. I’m specifying WoW and not Warcraft, because the lore there and in Vanilla WoW (and BC), I didn’t have these concerns and this feeling like the faction I play the most, is weak and pathetic with useless leaders. At one time, we had Onyxia! Now we have Jaina Proudmore jokes.

Yes, I’m bringing this up again. It’s been nagging at me ever since I read the Chris Metzen interview by WoW Insider. A lot of Horde players (and even some Alliance players) don’t understand why I’m so upset with the lore and the direction it took during Cataclysm. I’m going to attempt to explain my opinions and why this guy needs to get his fuzzy head out of his fuzzy ass. It all boils down to one thing: morale.

Throughout all of Cataclsym, the Alliance has gotten its collective ass handed to it. Go ahead and argue about Camp Tarajo all you want, but when you place all the weights on the scales, it tips heavily in the Horde’s favor: Ashenvale, Southshore, Andorhol. I can pull out a few more here, but suffice to say that would be beating a dead horse, or the Alliance as it stands.

This is not a “woe is the Alliance, we got beaten post,” this is a post telling you, if we get beaten forever, we’re not going to care much about our faction or this damn game. Warhammer Online died with the biggest complaint being one faction was over powers and kicking the other factions ass. While this isn’t lore, I believe it could get that way. Why? Shortly after the information about Theramore burning (another feather in the Horde’s cap), my server saw a huge wave of faction transfers from Alliance to Horde. I can’t blame them because let’s face it, Horde are just cooler.

The Forsaken got so much love in WotLK, the trolls got their own patch in Cata, the Cata expansion revolved around an Orc, and with all this, the Alliance got Worgen. I’m not complaining about that. The Gilneans have a rich, vibrant lore full of grand characters, both good and evil, with so much story potential (the Goblins, not so much). What are they doing now? They squat in a tree, unable to retake their home because of the Forsaken. Their entire starting zone is empty. Hell, my RP server did more with their story than Blizzard did Continue reading

10 DKs Down Heroic Rag – Are you fucking kidding me?

14 Mar

No, it’s no joke. 6 dps blood DKs, 3 DK blood tanks and a frost DK went into Heroic Firelands and took out Ragnaros all by their lonesome. No healers. Hey, Blizzard I think you finally fixed the Deathknight class, but maybe you could’ve toned it down a notch.

I don’t mean to disrespect Raegwyn or the other 9 players who spent hours working on this, but it is still absolutely rediculous. This content isn’t that old, but because of the T13 4-piece bonus and the insane amount of self healing (Sorry DKs, Vampiric Blood and Rune Tap do count as self healing) these guys were able to make a third of the Holy Trinity of MMOs obsolete. Who needs healers? Everyone roll a Deathknight!

This is what happens when the devs ignore half of their player base and only balance one aspect of the game. PvP players have been ranting about how over powered the Blood spec has been since Cata released, but they have received no nerfs and worse have been repeatedly buffed. In June of last year a Dev said the following: Continue reading

Ugraz on Hunter Pets and PvP

6 Sep

This is the write up Ugraz did for Episode 23. It’s very well written and informative, so for all you hunters out there, enjoy!

The classic hunter PvP pet is a spider. There are many spider models, and they have a nice Web ability. These pets are useful in all types of PvP: Bgs/Arenas/world pvp. AND they are pretty useful against most enemies, because you get to hold them in place. (Healers can’t run behind a wall. Melee can’t keep chasing you. Casters can’t stand on you and attack) I prefer wasps over spiders though. Wasps have a stun that lasts two seconds. The stun lasts shorter than the web, yes, but the target cannot do anything while stunned..and if you’re lucky, they’ll waste their trinket on that.

IF you are doing PvP with a rogue or a warrior, you might want to use a Hyena or a Boar. These pets have an ability that increases all Bleed damage by 30% for 15 seconds, and the cool down is only 10 seconds. That means, they can keep reapplying the debuff to enemies, while your melee buddy uses it to his/her advantage. Continue reading