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  • Arry2007uk 22 Apr 2012 01:57:42 37 posts
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    Fantastic. Thank you. It's nice to be back (for a while at least). I feel a bit like a crack addict sometimes and that Blizzard is my dealer - I know their games are bad for me but I keep looking for a new fix and then come crawling back...
  • Fydria 3 May 2012 17:22:45 557 posts
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    Been doing a few BG's when I login these days and noticed Alliance seems to be winning a lot more than normal. It's quite surprising as I'm used to losing about 80% of BG's I enter. :D
  • Stickman 3 May 2012 19:27:28 29,405 posts
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    Yeah, I've noticed that as well the last couple of weeks. Not sure if it's actually true or whether I'd convinced myself I'd be losing every single match.

    That said, one day I did get to the point of setting up a faction transfer but had stuff in the mail. In the extra half hour I won a couple so decided against it!

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  • Fydria 3 May 2012 19:30:58 557 posts
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    Funny after I posted this I logged on and lost some, ha! Short lived glory :D
  • Mekanik 4 May 2012 10:41:08 3,330 posts
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    It swings back and fore quite a lot these days. Certain bg`s have always been alliance friendly (isle of conquest, alterac valley). I do feel i lose more than i used to (horde FTW) but it seems pretty evenly balanced now.

    Saying that, on bloodscalp, horde seem to have a major problem winning tol barad - so much so i rarely bother joining it now.
  • Megapocalypse 9 May 2012 18:45:36 5,228 posts
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    WTF is the music for the female one!? :D
  • Fatiguez 9 May 2012 18:53:00 8,655 posts
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    Megapocalypse wrote:
    WTF is the music for the female one!? :D
    An old meme known as 'leekspin'.

    The actual dance is from Caramelldansen, another weird foreign song meme.
  • StefJamEX 18 May 2012 00:25:29 92 posts
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    Out of curiosity, are you chaps still hanging around Darkmoon Faire? Diablo 3 is making me hungry for some WoW, particularly as I've not seen any endgame stuff during my brief sub time. I can't see myself subbing anytime soon, but it would be nice to chat to some friendly folks should I decide to resub.

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  • Stickman 18 May 2012 14:51:38 29,405 posts
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    I don't really know what to do with wow now. I don't have the inclination to be 'hardcore' raider, but I get too frustrated that 'casual' raiding actually means 'shit and lazy' raiding. I don't want to raid four times a week but when I do raid I want to do it properly, not spend an hour watching people roll Deathwing over and over again.

    BoJ has also just merged with another guild and, frankly, they annoy me.

    I'm not sure how to go about catering for my wow needs.

    /emoblog

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  • Stickman 18 May 2012 14:59:06 29,405 posts
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    I guess trawling through the server forums looking for a guild that matches is the best option?

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  • Benno 18 May 2012 15:13:11 9,392 posts
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    a/s/l?
  • Stickman 18 May 2012 15:16:26 29,405 posts
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    I'll be whatever you want me to be, Benno.

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  • mrpon 18 May 2012 15:19:27 27,645 posts
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    Anal sex later?

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • graysonavich 18 May 2012 15:21:00 6,802 posts
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    Yeah DMF is dead as a dead thing. 'Cleared content raiding' (I just made that up, good eh?) doesn't have to be 4 nights a week though. Most seem to be Wed/Thurs/Sunday. I think we did most of Dirge Soil working around people only making 2 nights.

    I'd naturally recommend Turalyon alliance. The welcome we got on the forums and in whispers really polarised how shite DMF is/was.

    FWIW though: I think WoW is genuinely dying. If GW2 can make it out in the next few months I'll claim it my first WoW Killer™.

    Edited by graysonavich at 15:23:09 18-05-2012
  • Fatiguez 18 May 2012 15:21:52 8,655 posts
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    I'm hoping to be able to find a decent casual guild in MoP, which will mean transferring off DMF. Raiding with people who actually give a shit (and aren't bellends) is good fun if you can find it, and if I could do that once or twice a week it'd be ideal. However, people seem to equate 'casual' with 'just turn up and wing it', as Stickman says, which pisses me off. Don't see the point of raiding - even casually - if you're gonna half-arse it, that's what raid finder is for.

    Are they still doing the Scroll of Resurrection? Don't fancy playing again until Mists, but a free transfer to a friend's realm sounds tasty.
  • Fatiguez 18 May 2012 15:24:52 8,655 posts
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    I'm not sure about WoW 'dying', it's almost certainly past its peak but a lot of people are excited about Mists (though that might just be a case of the grass being greener, given how shit and disappointing Cata was). If they do fuck up MoP, though, it's likely done for yeah.
  • graysonavich 18 May 2012 15:26:06 6,802 posts
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    I totally agree. "Casual and social raiding" is such a misunderstood and misused term. To me it means the guild are fairly relaxed on compositions, gems, specs, glyphs. But during raid time it's business time, otherwise it's just a bunch of idiots being in the same place at once.
  • Fatiguez 18 May 2012 15:30:01 8,655 posts
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    The thing that I really don't understand is this: if people go into the raid expecting to just turn up and it'll be fine, they'll just spend the whole time wiping and getting nowhere. That's not fun in the slightest if it keeps happening - so surely people would prefer to just take a measly 5-10 minutes to watch/read up about the encounters and actually get something done when they're spending their free time in there. It's baffling. They're too lazy, or can't be bothered, to spend a measly amount of time reading on their class/spec/raid, but they can be bothered to waste hours getting nowhere? I don't get it.
  • graysonavich 18 May 2012 15:31:30 6,802 posts
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    I was sold on MoP until I played the GW2 beta. Dynamic questing, World vs World, scaled abilities, the lack of tank/dps/healer roles.

    So far MoP is just sellotaping stuff on top of a tired system. They really don't seem to care much anymore.
  • Fatiguez 18 May 2012 15:33:06 8,655 posts
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    Ah cheers rod, knew I could count on you for a scroll! Think I'll bung my mage on Turalyon, that's the class for which the MoP changes are most exciting for me - and if it turns out to be a disappointment again, I'll still have my other 85s on DMF
  • graysonavich 18 May 2012 15:33:46 6,802 posts
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    As Rod says it's a bit of a safety blanket. It's easier just to say "we have fun lol!" and continue to have a revolving door of recruits and a raid full of wives and girlfriends than it is to actually improve your game experience.
  • Fatiguez 18 May 2012 15:36:21 8,655 posts
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    Heh, I've had the opposite feeling gray - watching/reading about GW2 stuff has just elicited no excitement or emotion in me whatsoever, whereas MoP really does look like a step back in the right direction after Cata. I guess GW2 is better to play than it looks, then, or it's just not to my taste. Anyway, if Mists turns out to be another damp squib then I'm gonna take a long break from MMOs regardless, so I'm not too concerned one way or the other.
  • graysonavich 18 May 2012 15:40:02 6,802 posts
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    Yeah, you really have to play it. I wasn't interested in the slightest and thought it was just another game on the endless conveyor belt of WoW clones until I played it.

    There are some changes in MoP I'm really looking forward to. But I don't think it's enough to keep me flying teh Blizzard flag for the next few years.

    Edited by graysonavich at 15:41:41 18-05-2012
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