Whatever happened to the melee "buff" for raids so we could compete with ranged??
Blizzard buffed the abilities that granted melee/ranged attack power, like Blessing of Might and Abomination's Might, so that the melee attack power portion of their buff doubled (20%) compared to the benefit hunters receive (10%).
Any chance we'll see an article on the recent "Ironman challenge" thing going on among players?
We wrote about it a few weeks back. We think it's pretty cool!
What kind of pact did Sylvanas make with the val'kyr? Why did it take all 3 to rez her and cost them their lives when before one of them could easily turn 10+ mobs at once into forsaken? What does Sylvanas mean when she says that the val'kyr are their future? That the undead will eventually become them? They are the evolutionary next step?
These questions are answered pretty well in Sylvanas' short story, Edge of Night. I'm not going to go into detail about it here since I'm sure plenty of people haven't read it yet, but it's a good read!
If Blizzard does start selling gold, as has been suggested, won't that just inflate the prices of everything and make it so that you HAVE to buy gold in order to keep up with them? I think the only thing that keeps it from getting out of hand now is the risk of being hacked or banned if you get caught, but if it was done through Blizz, the amount of gold on each server would jump to a ridiculous amount, devaluing the currency and driving the prices up.
I honestly couldn't say what the effects of Blizzard straight-up selling gold would be. The thing about a game like Diablo III, which is essentially shipping with a way to convert gold to dollars and vice versa, is that the game is launching with an economy built for that kind of transaction. WoW just isn't, and there's no good way to gently introduce that kind of change into WoW's economic ecosystem. Guardian Cubs don't count, for reasons I've mentioned before. (They're a single-use item that a character will never need again once bought; thus, you can't really make assumptions based on how much they did or didn't sell). Personally? I think it'd be catastrophic for the economy and for the average player.
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