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  • reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    Iroh wrote: »
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    riz wrote: »
    Well, to be fair I did all my grinding already, but on my warlock (and my druid, and my paladin, and my shaman...). No one's going to come grind Outland heroics with me on my priest now. And honestly I'M not going to either. I don't care enough about rep and quest achievements to do that to myself. But it would be nice as a side effect of doing heroics I'd probably be doing anyway.

    I could see it working by setting exalted reps to the account. Get exalted on one character and all of your others get it with them. But I'm guessing it would be a huge PITA on the back end.
    Bind on Account rep tokens?

    That could work pretty brilliantly actually. Gold cost + required rep. The only potential problem I could see might be some of the TBC enchants and twinking. We could solve that by simply lining up all of the people who play twinks and conduct a proper decimation on them. And inform them that if we see any more twinking....we'll do it again. And again.

    That mentioning of twinks reminds me: they really should make BGs award experience. Not to get rid of twinks, though that would be a bonus, but just so that regular people could just hit up BGs and get bit of exp here and there when they don't feel like questing in fucking Felwood.

    Also

    Hate: Fucking Felwood.

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  • ArkanArkan Registered User
    edited March 2009
    If you think the grind is bad now, then I hereby present exhibit "A", subtitled "No it isn't".

    1. Have a level 60 character.
    2. Grind to exalted with Cenarion Circle without entering AQ20/40.
    3. Kill yourself as it's the only way to free yourself from the horrible memories.

    Seriously, that shit took me like 6 months just to hit revered back in the day.

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I present: Everquest.

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  • HalfmexHalfmex I mock your value system You also appear foolish in the eyes of othersRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Adus wrote: »
    I present: Every other MMO in the genre.
    Fixed. Well, sort of. Save for maybe LOTRO, which really (at least from what I remember) focuses more on questing for xp rather than straight-up grinding mob camps.

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  • rizriz Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Arkan wrote: »
    2. Grind to exalted with Cenarion Circle without entering AQ20/40.

    Dear god why.

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  • ToldoToldo But actually, WeegianRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Speaking of reputations...

    Happy: exalted with Sons of Hodir and nearly exalted with Wyrmrest

    Hate: still need to shuffle items around to equip Wyrmrest bracers, and I'm only honored with Ebon Blade...

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    Happy: Oh God spring break is soon oh God get me out of Law

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  • ArkanArkan Registered User
    edited March 2009
    riz wrote: »
    Arkan wrote: »
    2. Grind to exalted with Cenarion Circle without entering AQ20/40.

    Dear god why.

    My server had an irrational hatred of that place and I rarely ever got in, but the first time I was in (when I was barely into friendly) I won the cape and the ring tokens.

    That was before Naxx was released.

    I didn't get both of them until a month before TBC came out.

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  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I hit exalted with CC without doing AQ on my warlock.

    It was annoying, but not as bad as some other factions.

    Strangely, my druid never hit exalted, and I put a lot more effort into getting rep on him back in the day. *sigh*

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  • Racist JokeRacist Joke Registered User
    edited March 2009
    End wrote: »
    I hit exalted with CC without doing AQ on my warlock.

    It was annoying, but not as bad as some other factions.

    Strangely, my druid never hit exalted, and I put a lot more effort into getting rep on him back in the day. *sigh*

    I did the same (with a lock also). I only went into AQ20 a couple of times, but only into AQ40 a couple of times as well. I would spend a stupid amount of time killing those guys for texts, killing the bigger guys, then the raid guys. It was pretty brutal. Got all the way to exalted.

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  • SerpicoSerpico Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Happy: Finally got Sarth 25 +3 down, and I got my Obsidian Greathelm as well.

    Hope: We get it down on 10-man soon.

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  • OptyOpty Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    You want a grind? Grind Brood to Neutral without going into AQ back when it first came out and the mobs that dropped that shit were elites.

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  • Beyond NormalBeyond Normal Lord Phender Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Hate: The WAR 10 day free trial is fun. My computer can run it fairly decently, but it's choppy at points. RvR scenarios are fun and all, but they're just BGs. I got caught up in a contested zone battle and didn't feel like running back to where I was questing.

    Hope: I don't get sucked into WAR.

    Hope: I can somehow make tons of cash off of what I have to sell this week, which is very little.

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  • rizriz Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN: They, and by they I mean the other officers in my guild, decided to take over alt/pug Naxx this week for the 20-man achievement, so of course this ended up meaning that there were only two spots for alts in alt Naxx, which were automatically given to two alts who are as geared as mains so they don't really even need to go, instead of letting us roll off or anything. I'm so fucking pissed and upset. I was looking forward to getting my shaman to 80 so much but ever since I have it's just been one bullshit thing after another, I don't even know why I bothered anymore. Now not only do I not get to go to Naxx, but almost everyone else is in Naxx, so there isn't even anything for me to do in game all night. FUCKING AWESOME.

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  • Racist JokeRacist Joke Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Opty wrote: »
    You want a grind? Grind Brood to Neutral without going into AQ back when it first came out and the mobs that dropped that shit were elites.

    I tried doing that actually. I was able to solo the elites at the time. After a couple of turn-ins, I could not do it anymore. It was just too much.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    Clearly the answer is to play with the beasts.

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  • PierceNeckPierceNeck Simi Valley, CARegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The beasts don't exist. Every time I log on to Ravenholdt, no one is on.

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  • OptyOpty Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I tried doing that actually. I was able to solo the elites at the time. After a couple of turn-ins, I could not do it anymore. It was just too much.
    Just think, after those two turn ins you were 500 rep in out of 84,000 needed for exalted. That grind was designed for an entire guild/server to do for one person and doing it solo even now is ridiculous.

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  • Racist JokeRacist Joke Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Opty wrote: »
    I tried doing that actually. I was able to solo the elites at the time. After a couple of turn-ins, I could not do it anymore. It was just too much.
    Just think, after those two turn ins you were 500 rep in out of 84,000 needed for exalted. That grind was designed for an entire guild/server to do for one person and doing it solo even now is ridiculous.

    I just wanted to get to neutral to start the scepter quest line. When I transferred servers a couple of years ago, the guild I joined up with had a guy in there working on the line (the gates were not opened yet on this server). We helped him through the quest chain, and I thought it would've been cool to get some of the items you get along the way (as well as the cooking recipe). Thing is, we never ran AQ40, the guy was already neutral.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I am so close to turning Aq specter on my rogue but I am stuck on the pages and Dr Weevil{sp}?


    My warlock is almost neutral with the brood but then I ran aq20 a lot in vanilla wow

    My Rogue got to friendly because we got to the first boss argued for a good hour about strats and listened to people bitch about how the trash would respawn

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  • SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    3 Months of Waiting Pays Off: Betrayer of Humanity get. On the first time I see it drop. Second time overall; last week I overslept and didn't get into the raid to watch it drop for the guild first one.

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  • LaurlunaLaurluna Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Bamf: Metaphorical "Of the Nightfall"

    Hate: Immortal Run boned AGAIN. Here's hoping for the Undying to not fail this week.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Meh: Me and WoW. Seems I am just bored.
    Happy: Taking a break on non-raiding days with my new shiny copy of Fallout 3. Its not the end of the world as long as I have a baseball bat.
    Hate: How the stars align so we can never seem to have all 10 of our 10 man group for Sarth+2 attempts. Last night all 10 logged on, but the ele shamans connection exploded. Fine, one replacement. Then during the attempts one of the two ret pallys internet explodes. We do one attempt with the replacement and just do Sarth+1. Really starting to piss me off.

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  • PierceNeckPierceNeck Simi Valley, CARegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Hope: I can find someone to level 1-80 with me and just dick around most of the time and have fun. Rather than OMG GET TO 80 NOW.

    Hope: After I find said person, I will have fun with WoW again.

    Hate: Carls Jr. made me sick.

    Fun Fact: Cappuccino flavored SlimFasts make the bathroom the smell like coffee every time I go, weeee!

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  • NeylaNeyla Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    riz wrote: »
    KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN: They, and by they I mean the other officers in my guild, decided to take over alt/pug Naxx this week for the 20-man achievement, so of course this ended up meaning that there were only two spots for alts in alt Naxx, which were automatically given to two alts who are as geared as mains so they don't really even need to go, instead of letting us roll off or anything. I'm so fucking pissed and upset. I was looking forward to getting my shaman to 80 so much but ever since I have it's just been one bullshit thing after another, I don't even know why I bothered anymore. Now not only do I not get to go to Naxx, but almost everyone else is in Naxx, so there isn't even anything for me to do in game all night. FUCKING AWESOME.

    I feel your pain... to some extent. I was invited to our "leet" 10 man naxx. I had a spot 2 months before wrath came out, and i busted my butt (with my hours not easy) to lvl. I get 80, but lack the time to run heroics. I lost the spot because i was undergeared >.<

    Did i also mention they got their plagued drake and running their own alts through now? I dont have a 10 man naxx...

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  • lifeincognitolifeincognito Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    PierceNeck wrote: »
    The beasts don't exist. Every time I log on to Ravenholdt, no one is on.

    The Beasts raid in single file to hide their numbers.

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  • NeylaNeyla Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Head meets keyboard: so we do "less is more" tonight. Everything went smooth as butter. Immortal was within our sights!

    We get to KT, everyone on vent is freaking over how well we done so far. Constantly going over things we done many times before (it's been forever since we wiped or had deaths on KT). It's all starts with someone (feral doodad) going Immotal>dps.

    Fight going good. Adds gonna come soon. Everyone has a glint in their eye. Then it happens...

    We melee heavy (20 man with 4 dk 2 war 1 rogue 1 feral druid) 2 melee get MC'd, right at that moment the druid pulls agro....and dies.

    I think everyone lost thier glint at that moment. Beacuse we have only ever wiped once on KT and that was our first night...no one even attempted to recover, and trust me we pros at recovering.

    Bittersweet: we got the thaddius...finally.

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me! Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    KHANNNN: Ganelon was taken as a name. I seriously want to find the person who has that name and find out if they meant to use it or if the random name generator gave it to them.

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  • KazakaKazaka Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Neyla wrote: »
    Head meets keyboard: ...

    I think everyone lost thier glint at that moment. Beacuse we have only ever wiped once on KT and that was our first night...no one even attempted to recover, and trust me we pros at recovering.


    Bittersweet: we got the thaddius...finally.

    ...I almost cried.

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  • SaerisSaeris Borb Enthusiast flapflapflapflapRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    PierceNeck wrote: »
    The beasts don't exist. Every time I log on to Ravenholdt, no one is on.

    When do you log on, then? Like 7AM server time? Because that's the only time I've found no one on. All throughout the night, our Aussie infestation creeps about, and during the day most of them are on, running instances. At least, this has been what I've seen; admittedly I'm not there as much as I used to be, so perhaps it is mere coincidence that I've seen such numbers.

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  • Redcoat-13Redcoat-13 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Haaaaate.

    I can't say it enough times, but people who log on, and then bitch immediately that nothing is happening should really just fuck off.

    "Well I'm just hanging around dalaran doing nothing, so I'm going to log"

    Yeah, you do that, but no need to write it in guild. It's like they feel the need to guilt trip people who are online to do something. Sorry if I'm reluctant to swap over to my healer, and do a heroic 45 mins before a raid starts where I'll be healing for the next 3-4 hours, instead of just chilling on my alt.

    I'll tell you about one guy in our guild.

    In TBC, our little guild went through an enormous amount of tanks. We'd gear them up, get to a stage where as a group we could make some headway in ZA, and they'd fuck off to a 25 man guild.

    So off we'd go to Kara and gear up another tank again. This one guy came relatively late, and was actually the last tank I'd gear up (I needed nothing from heroics / 10 man). Gear him up...and he says he's bored with kara. So am I, but I still ran you through the place.

    "sorry guys, I want to see more content, so I'm joining as a social to the top horde guild, so I can see new stuff"

    So off he goes, where he promptly gets ignored by the more hardcore raiders, has a horrible time and quits the game. He comes back just before the expansion, and transfers off to a new realm. Come the expansion he levels a shaman on the other faction, before he gets bored, brings his warrior back, and levels him up to be a tank.

    Guess what, we got some other tanks already at 80, and because you're so fucking unreliable, you're low on the pecking order. We still have him tank, but he's the OT most of the time. Obviously it's beneath him being the OT, to lesser classes such as prot paladins / DK's, so one night when we have him ot'ing the slimes on Grob, he writes in caps "stop blowing up next to where I'm tanking the slimes!"

    I tell him, that it's actually him blowing up next to the slimes, and that tanking them amongst all the ranged isn't doing us any favours either. He then hearths out, says he's not doing the fight anymore, as he's concentrating too much on cooldowns to tell if he gets the debuff as well.

    So that ends our raids, and he decides he won't tank anymore, just dps.

    Brilliant, fantastic, all that tanking gear the other tanks passed on for you, in addition to the prot paladin going holy, all wasted.

    Logging on, and then complaining nothing is happening an hour before a raids starts, or on days when no raids are planned? Brilliant.

    I don't play this game to entertain someone bored. I don't exist for the benefit of others, and if you get so bored after having just logged in, chances are that you're quitting soon anyway.

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  • NeylaNeyla Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    What a douche that guy is Redcoat! I remember in the SSC days our guild pooled together cash and mats to gear up OT for water boss. At this point we had almost all but 3 bosses in SSC left to kill and fine tune.

    We went through 2 OT's, each one leaving for their own reason. The last one left for "better progression". Funny we rated # 3-4 on the server. Meaning I am sure the other higher guilds had their tanks.

    Needless to say we just ended up gearing up a Priest's alt who had a warrior. He just switch when we needed the special gear for Hydroman. As for our last OT we handed all the goodies to and farmed for, he never got into the other guilds (doesn't help that we are all friends with the others :P we made poor references), and he disappeared after we started Hyjal (pre nurf). I think his other "new" raid was only ever able to make it up to Karathress or Tidewallker and he got fed up.

    sucker.

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  • AnialosAnialos Collies are love, Collies are life! Shadowbrook ColliesRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Redcoat-13 wrote: »
    Haaaaate.

    Stupid Tank is bitchy and sucks.

    There is a very simple solution to people like him. Its starts with a /g...and ends with a kick. Oh, and immediately followed with banning him from vent, ignoring him on all alts he knows about, letting anyone in a guild he might want to get into know how much he sucks/bitches if they ask, and generally making sure he has no choice but to get the hell out of your guild, off your server, and never is heard from again.

    The part after the /gkick may be a bit harsh...............nah.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Happy: New Power supply and video card arrived. After a little whoopsie with not powering my DVD drive preventing XP from successfully loading it on boot I got up and running. Turns out the loud grindy fan was in my video card, not my CPU. Lending credence to my theory that it was my vid card overheating. Right?

    Hate: WROOOONG! Still seeing that same sensor showing 80C+. Do a little quick research and remember a few of the negative reviews of my mobo when I bought it mentioned the northbridge overheating. A quick touch and holy hell! is that hot. So that's what it was. Also found a bulging capacitor on my mobo.

    Hope: That when I get home tonight and take the other side off my case the mobo serial number shows it to have been manufactured no earlier than March of 07, cause it's only got a 2 year manufacturers warranty on it.

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  • Beyond NormalBeyond Normal Lord Phender Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Hilarious: I try out the WAR 10 day free trial and what do I hear in general chat non stop?

    "This game isn't WoW!1!! What the hell!?"

    So I decided to let the remaining 8 days go unplayed.

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  • IshtaarIshtaar Fun is underrated. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Happy: The soon to be removed Plagued Drake has gotten us to actually pay attention to 10 man achievements, down to just needing 3d10 & the stupid "haha if you're not melee" Maly one.

    Hate: I miss our casual 10 man group. :(

    Hope: Rearranging our 3d10 setup will let us not fail. Trying to two heal it with no rogue or hunter to tranq enraged blazes is super-duper fun. At least we're not far off with a not really stacked group.

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  • LaurlunaLaurluna Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Ishtaar wrote: »
    Happy: The soon to be removed Plagued Drake has gotten us to actually pay attention to 10 man achievements, down to just needing 3d10 & the stupid "haha if you're not melee" Maly one.

    Hate: I miss our casual 10 man group. :(

    Hope: Rearranging our 3d10 setup will let us not fail. Trying to two heal it with no rogue or hunter to tranq enraged blazes is super-duper fun. At least we're not far off with a not really stacked group.
    2-healing that encounter is pretty much mandatory, even WITH a fairly stacked group. What healing setup/healers are you using for it, and how good is your MT's gear(assuming DK tank)? We actually bring an Elem Shaman that throws out a bit extra healing when needed, and then start back nuking.

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  • IshtaarIshtaar Fun is underrated. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Druid MT, Warrior Drake tank, Pally add tank.
    My Priest & an alt Holy Paladin as healers
    Current DPS are Lock, Ret Pally, Mage & a normally resto shaman specced ele.

    The Warrior is on vaca this week, so we're making Doug come MT on his DK. The resto shaman has gotten some much better ele gear, his DPS was meh so that should help. One thing that is driving me out of my mind is enraged blazes, I know some can't really be avoided but I can't exactly heal through 5 of them all the time and not drain my mana pool dry.

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Happy: Got my Green proto-drake from the Oracles on my 4th egg. Woo! Suck it Oracles.

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  • rizriz Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Ishtaar wrote: »
    Druid MT, Warrior Drake tank, Pally add tank.
    My Priest & an alt Holy Paladin as healers
    Current DPS are Lock, Ret Pally, Mage & a normally resto shaman specced ele.

    The Warrior is on vaca this week, so we're making Doug come MT on his DK. The resto shaman has gotten some much better ele gear, his DPS was meh so that should help. One thing that is driving me out of my mind is enraged blazes, I know some can't really be avoided but I can't exactly heal through 5 of them all the time and not drain my mana pool dry.

    Yeah I think the group I wasn't in last week had a lot of unanticipated problems with the sudden lack of one of the two hunters and the rogue from previous weeks, for tranq on blazes and Tricks/Fan to help with add management. We've run three healers and two tanks every time, but I could probably see it working with two healers plus ele shaman healing after Shadron lands.

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