It's the middle of October. You're 11 years old and home from school, sick as a dog. You don't have a PC yet and certainly no internet. So what do you do? Plop down in front of the TV, swaddled in the biggest blanket you (or your parents) could find. What's on the television? Wheel of Fortune, duh! Wait, no. That's not right.
It's Andy Griffith, of course. Sweet dreams, you savior of sick children, you.
If I were to RAF myself, do I have any time limits on when I can claim the mount? Is the mount I get dependant on when I did the RAF? I already got the rocket mount from recruiting a friend of mine, but I'd like to get my hands on whatever the next RAF mount is.
Reader JeffLaBowski did most of the leg work on this one for me. His answer: "I just read the FAQ. You can redeem the mount any time -- but if you RAF now you will be locked in to the rocket."
If you refer a friend to the game, your reward won't expire at any time. However, you are only eligible for the promotion that was active at the time of referral. If you refer a friend while the rocket mount is the referral reward, it won't turn into the following promotion's golden Garrosh Hellscream.
Do you think World of Warcraft will ever be available on other platforms? Or even the idea of it on another platform?
I have doubts that we'll see World of Warcraft appear on consoles at this point simply due to the age of the game and the fact that using platforms like XBox Live and PSN would be a serious limitation on how Blizzard tends to support their games. All patches, DLC, virtual store items, and other fixes would need to go through third parties for certification. I'm not entirely sure how this would apply to MMOs, but XBL doesn't like to support free updates, either. Blizzard would most likely need to charge console players for content patches.
However, I would be shocked if we didn't see World of Warcraft move into tablet support. Tablets are seriously on the rise, what with the iPad and Microsoft's new venture, so that's a market I expect Blizzard will want to hit. Even if Blizzard doesn't release a full working client for the game in tablet form, I suspect they'll begin releasing additional apps for pieces of the game that work on that platform. Pet battles on the train?
Diablo and whatever comes of Project Titan will be better candidates for console play.
Has blizz said anything about if the pander an racial "Bouncy" is working as intended or not? The tooltip says "you take half falling damage" but it actually works as only letting you take 50% hp as falling damage, so as long as your health is higher than 50% you can't die from falling damage. I figured they intended this to work like rogues and cats where the amount of falling damage is just reduced by 50%.
I would guess no, that isn't working as intended. It's pretty funny, though.
Is there a way to have a Battle.Net account re-assigned if it's not under your last name? Way back in the time of vanilla WoW, I wanted to try the game out, and the seven-day access was very limited (co-workers wanted me to play with them). Once I decided to jump in, a friend game me his wife's account, then demanded I pay for it two months later. I bought him a replacement copy of WoW, but have been stuck with her account ever since. I've purchased several copies (four in fact) in an effort to transfer the more than 10 high-level characters, gear, heirloom items and gold to accounts with my name & contact but have yet to find anything that will work. I've paid for all the expansions with the same card as my monthly subscription (under my name) for seven years. Is there any Blizzard-approved way to get this stuff under my name?
In your case, where you've assumed control of someone else's account, I don't think you can change ownership of the account or change the name on it. Blizzard is still going to consider it property of the original owner and they typically don't change that. If it were a situation where you got married and your name changed, they could fix that for you. Or if you were a minor at the time of account creation and it was made for your by a parent or older sibling, they'll switch the account over at your guardian's request when you're of age. In your case, though, I think you're out of luck.
You could always call Blizzard's support line and ask if an exception is possible since it has been effectively your account for years now, but don't count on it happening. Then you'll be pleasantly surprised if they do help you out.
I've actually been looking to start a WoW blog for a while, but I haven't written anything online since (ouch) Xanga (who remembers Xanga???) in the early aughts. What are some popular blogging websites now?
WordPress. WordPress WordPress WordPress. Without a doubt, it's the best openly accessible blogging platform out there. Hosting your blog on WordPress.com itself comes with some major limitations, but if you host a WordPress blog on your own, the array of options available to the platform is astounding. There are plugins for just about everything you want to do and the entire thing is customizable from the top down if you want to invest the time into it.
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