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  • graysonavich 23 Nov 2013 16:37:07 7,355 posts
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    It's the same kids who are arguing about the item squish - they just don't understand basic design. Never mind the fact most of them weren't able to walk when TBC (flying) was released.

    Flying should feel epic. It should feel like an achievement again. Drake Of The Carried Raider will just have to stay in their bags for a little longer.
  • teamHAM 23 Nov 2013 17:37:22 2,953 posts
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    Boss health is approaching the 32 bit integer which AFAIK is part of the reason why the stats squish is a given for the next expansion.

    As for flying, it definitely hampers the whole experience. It's not necessary as even six years after being implemented there is no proper aerial combat, no flying-only areas for questing or hidden such places, the only purpose of it is to skip content and make it even faster for lazy people to reach point B. And so they can charge £20 for one on the Blizz store ;)

    Let's face it, if flying was removed there are still loads of other ways to get around the world:

    - Gryphon/Wyvern
    - Zeppelin/Boat
    - Orb/Tram
    - Portals (Dark/Blasted Lands/Mage/Dalaran etc)
    - Multi-person ground mount
    - Hearthstone
    - Class skills (Mage/Druid/Shaman/DK Teleports etc)
    - Toys (Tabards with Teleports etc)

    Even without flying mounts there are more ways to get around the world now than there has been in the past.

    Flying was all great in TBC when it was new and fresh, in addition, Outland was the perfect place to introduce it with the Sci-fi/space theme and floating rocks everywhere etc. Since then though almost nothing has been done to build on it, and now it's come full circle and they are specifically banning flight in certain areas because they don't like people using flying mounts to trivialise/skip content.

    Edited by teamHAM at 17:41:02 23-11-2013

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  • vijay_UK 24 Nov 2013 10:12:33 2,162 posts
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    @teamHAM

    Good point Ham. You are unlikely to use a flying mount between zones, you'd pay for a gryphon and either watch or alt-tab out for a min or two. It's more for use within a zone, and no zone is that huge that it needs the convenience of a flying mount. It's fine for hard to reach places, but ground is the way for me too.

    The exploring of the WOW world should be encouraged with the new expansion, not the grinding to end game asap. Giving the lvl90 freebie is not a good start. And fill up Loch Modan pls. I† don't care what the dragon is supposed to have done, the Loch is looking too dry for me.

    Edited by vijay_UK at 10:22:50 24-11-2013
  • M83J01P97 24 Nov 2013 10:18:24 6,661 posts
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    The original Outland zones are massive and still have very few flight points so flying mounts really cut out the tedium there now a days, but the rest of the game world seems to have developed away from that style, with new zones made since TBC being a lot more tightly packed and easier to navigate.
  • graysonavich 30 Nov 2013 15:29:37 7,355 posts
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    It's uncanny the types of players certain servers seem to attract. Ravencrest & Silvermoon are a cancer on LFRs at the moment. If you're unlucky enough to get lumped in with a group from either or both, you're lucky to clear trash, let alone a boss.


    Ravencrest Horde / Alliance: 0.00 / 1
    Silvermoon Horde / Alliance: 0.01 / 1
    I don't raid anymore for various reasons, so at best I'm lucky to get an LFR run in now and then - but at this stage I'd double my monthly £sub to be unlinked with these kiddy realms.
  • Mekanik 30 Nov 2013 21:27:19 3,570 posts
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    :(

    Transfer?
  • graysonavich 1 Dec 2013 14:06:20 7,355 posts
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    I have 11 90s on Turalyon, that would be quite expensive! Plus I'm sure every battle realm has their spastic servers

    LFR is suppose to be there for people who don't want to dedicate hours to raiding, but the state it is in right now, it's not working. The queue system is a complete mess, we need a complete rethink of the raiding system, rather than a sellotape fix upon fix.

    Edited by graysonavich at 14:07:52 01-12-2013
  • teamHAM 1 Dec 2013 14:32:42 2,953 posts
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    Yeah, I'm on Silvermoon at the moment. Don't use LFR at all, it's terrible. Every now and then we get free realm transfers but it's always to dead backwater realms.

    In addition, I don't wanna spend another £100 moving all my characters across so I just put up with it.

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  • Mekanik 2 Dec 2013 07:59:28 3,570 posts
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    Thats fair enough i guess. Transfers are expensive if you have multiple characters.

    Hopefully Blizzard will speed up the virtual realm things. I am hopeful of Bloodscalp getting connected to other realms soonish.

    There are 2 25man hc guild on my server. 1 alliance and 1 horde. My guild is 10 man hc and 1 on alliance also. The rest are still on normal mode, and theres not a lot of them either.

    The most annoying thing is a static AH....
  • magicpanda 11 Dec 2013 11:06:44 13,367 posts
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    Glory Days!

    I don't think I've could have taken a better picture. MT up against Nefarian with Thundefury at level 60.





    Edited by magicpanda at 11:08:07 11-12-2013
  • Roddles 11 Dec 2013 17:28:37 1,901 posts
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    Aw, happy vanilla days. Despite playing since May 2006 I only got to level 60 during the beginning of TBC I believe.

    No legendary (albeit Alliance Realm first) until the Dragonwrath welfare staff from Firelands.
  • RedSparrows 11 Dec 2013 17:34:42 22,764 posts
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    Only Legendary I ever had was in TK. Was still pretty cool.
  • Benno 11 Dec 2013 18:00:05 9,906 posts
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    Never had a legendary. I was happy enough getting the priest staff in vanilla (Benediction I believe it was called)

    Nefarian was a great fight! We got server first on that bad boy (and back then that actually meant something). Some of my fondest gaming memories.
  • Benno 11 Dec 2013 18:02:00 9,906 posts
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    getting all nostalgic now... hes a pic I took of the beta:



    Edited by Benno at 18:02:08 11-12-2013
  • graysonavich 29 Dec 2013 17:53:35 7,355 posts
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    http://i.imgur.com/qRw1oX1.jpg

    My virginity just grew back

    Edited by graysonavich at 17:53:48 29-12-2013
  • Benno 29 Dec 2013 18:10:33 9,906 posts
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    graysonavich wrote:
    http://i.imgur.com/qRw1oX1.jpg

    My virginity just grew back
    nice one! now what? :)
  • Benno 29 Dec 2013 18:10:41 9,906 posts
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    Level all specs to 90?
  • Mekanik 29 Dec 2013 18:13:41 3,570 posts
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    Benno wrote:
    Level all specs to 90?
    Sounds like a challenge!!

    And grats on getting your life back again?
  • graysonavich 26 Jan 2014 14:28:40 7,355 posts
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    I'm definitely looking forward to some machinima porn with these new female + gnome models.
  • M83J01P97 26 Jan 2014 15:46:33 6,661 posts
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    I think Blizzard shot themselves in the foot with that whole fast turnaround of new content during MoP's patch cycle, because it now looks like the game is going to face well over 6 months, if not more, with no new content at all.

    The new PTR that has come out over this past week seems to be geared around a new PvP arena season which generally last around 20 weeks or more so that's going to bring us close to another 6 months with no new content.

    It's also pretty obvious WoD isn't going to be out this side of the summer what with Hearthstone and Reaper of Souls all being released in the spring and no Beta for the expansion yet seeing as there isn't even a closed beta underway yet.
  • teamHAM 30 Jan 2014 21:58:55 2,953 posts
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    Well nearly 3 months since Blizzcon and all that flannel about being "further along than we were for Mists" hasn't counted for anything it seems. Still no beta in sight. :( Am unsubbed at the moment but was looking forward to some beta action.

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  • M83J01P97 30 Jan 2014 22:28:14 6,661 posts
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    There won't be a beta until the late spring/early summer more than likely.

    Don't forget... This winter is WoW's 10th Anniversery... What better way of marking that than by releasing their biggest expansion yet... That seems to be the general consensus in the WoW community anyway.

    They haven't even started closed beta testing yet by the way, so yeah, long way to go yet. Unless they suddenly change how they've done every Beta so far.
  • teamHAM 30 Jan 2014 22:32:29 2,953 posts
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    Yeah, I've been in every beta except MoP, except this time I'm not actually playing the game at the moment, so was ready to dedicate the beta instead of raiding rather than in addition to.

    As I say, all the stuff they said about being able to crank out the content faster hasn't really materialised. It's going to be another year of the same tier like Dragon Soul which is a shame.

    Yes, as you say it's the ten year anniversary, but as for this being the biggest expansion yet, not sure if that will end up being true to be honest.

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  • graysonavich 8 Feb 2014 12:18:19 7,355 posts
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    Servers have been (more) fucked since Hearthstone open beta - but today 90% of players can't even log in.

    yay for free flash games
  • boo 17 Feb 2014 17:44:36 11,786 posts
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    Dumb n00b question. When I checked my bank statement I realised that I was still paying for WoW even though I haven't logged in for the best part of a year, so I thought I'd give it another shot.

    Fired it up last night, downloaded all the patches and realised I couldn't remember what the hell I was doing.

    Anyway - my question. I'm based in the Exodar on the island west of Kalimdor, and as I've reached the dizzy heights of level 23, I want to go a bit further afield. I've got a mission to go and find some bloke in a pub on the Eastern Isles, and as I haven't got a mount, I hopped on a Hippogryff and got as far as the east coast of Kalimdor. Pottered around a bit, completed a few small quests and then had to call it a night. But I couldn't just stop where I was (in the middle of some forest) because the game wouldn't let me log out.

    In the end, used my Hearthstone to zap back to the Exodar, which made it a rather expensive trip.

    What do people do when they want to make a long journey and have to break it up over several sessions? I know you can make different inns your 'home', but there isn't always one around. Or does every encampment of a reasonable size have somewhere you can stop and logout?

    Cheers.

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  • Nasty 17 Feb 2014 17:48:04 4,747 posts
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    You can just exit the game anywhere. You just wont accumulate rested bonus if you're not in an inn.

    God I wish the game was that new to me. I have so much envy :)
  • Roddles 17 Feb 2014 17:54:02 1,901 posts
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    Ditto!
  • teamHAM 17 Feb 2014 18:21:09 2,953 posts
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    Yeah same, it's refreshing to see someone just starting out after all this time.

    As for your specific issue boo, if you go to Rutheran Village (Teldrassil), not far from where you were in the first place (Exodar), you can get on a boat to Stormwind, and then you will be on the Eastern Kingdoms. Presuming that's what you meant.

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  • boo 17 Feb 2014 21:22:25 11,786 posts
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    Yup - got to see a man about a dwarf or something.
    Cheers all!

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  • Mekanik 21 Feb 2014 19:17:01 3,570 posts
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    Pff, silly alliance.

    Loktar ogar!

    ps. I have no idea about alliance questing. My 1 alliance character pretty much dungeoned his way up to the 70`s somewhere.

    Edited by Mekanik at 19:17:53 21-02-2014
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