The inability to buy any honor-point or justice-point reward before we hit 85 seems completely and totally counter-productive. I mean, sure, I understand the reasoning behind saying so, but it really does seem more than a little bit stupid.
The Death Knight change was because Blood DK's were having severe difficulty DPSing down the Hatchlings in heroic mode, and were so far behind other tanks, while maintaining proper Death Strike usage. It disappoints me that this doesn't show them any problem with Blood in general.
The honor cap/unable to buy 85 gear issue is one that's pretty dear to me. I would like to see the honor cap raised some or the req to be 85 softened (around 82-3 would be ok, I understand that they do that to keep peeps from buying a full honor caps worth at 80 on wrath capped toons and will want to do something similar to prevent that next xpac...I just think this way is too restrictive)For me I really don't see pug bg being that much different from 81-84 to the 85...there's not a huge spell difference for most classes and the "leet" players at 85 are doing rated so it's not like you're stepping into a whole new ballgame like it used to be. I really think that my success in the 81-84 bracket deserves to be worth the same as my success in the 85 bracket since it's all the same currency...with the current setup it basically says that any accomplishments beyond 4k honor are worthless until you hit cap (and all you can do is convert it into jp...which if you aren't interested in pveing is worth zilch)I'm not some super pvp'er, not at all...but I know I never have felt that way about my pve accomplishments on leveling toons...I get level appropriate gear for doing them, and jp is alot harder to cap off than honor is so it just wasn't a problem but I would totaly be behind the same softening of the level req for pve as well, with pvp though if you cap out between 80 and 85 and don't also pve you don't get squat and that is just wrong.Blizz stop eating leveling pvp'ers carrot.On the throttling of /y and /s and emotes:Part of me wants to say "great this is why we can't have nice things" but mostly (depending on how harsh this throttling is) I think it should have already been this way. How annoying are the people that macro something like /y D TO GALV and spam it fiftybalioneventy times at the start of av? There's no reason that I can fathom that a person should need to use /y that often, as long as it allows as much through as say the trade chat throttle I think it will be fine. Hopefully it allows a bit more for /s than for the emotes or yells since that's generally the only way newbies can figure out how to talk at first :)
My wife and I play on Darkspear, and we were both horrified at the un-banning of Swifty. It's one of those "you had to be there" things. To let a mob like that walk away with any kind of "victory" means we will be having more WoWterrorism and the threshold will lower.
Maintenance this morning sucked. Playing before work is when I can play the least interrupted =[. Now two days in a row, woe is me.Can somebody explain the Real ID "fiasco"? Or link?
I swear, half the time it seems like Blizzard posters are trying harder to incite arguments than the forum users commenting on Blizzard's odd decisions. So many of their comments are contradictory and/or passive-aggressive.
You're right about the 30k, it was a massive protest, and several people I knew who were part of it got banned from the forums over it originally. It was lifted once Blizzard decided all those people were right. Thank god that change didn't happen.
I always love it when people who's guilds don't even get realm firsts, let alone world firsts, complain about how bad <class> <spec> is. Newsflash: it doesn't matter for you. My server is fairly slow progression-wise, and I'm in one of the most progressed guilds. I've never, ever seen us not take someone because they were a sub-optimal spec. Ever. We get server first or second on nearly ever fight (well, I should say "they" do, I'm not raiding at the moment). It's just so silly and sad, really. It's like they can't help but get upset about something they don't understand in the least. It's like a guy who works at a factory worrying about a tax-incentive for factory owners. Sure, it's semi-related to you, but you'll never be directly affected by it, so chill out and just play the damn game.