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Breakfast Topic: Mobile guild chat -- freedom or leash?

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Blizzard recently released an update for the Mobile Armory that lets you chat with your guild from your iPhone or Android. Do you see this as an opportunity for more freedom for you to play (or not play), or are you afraid it will be more of a leash for people trying to pull you in when you'd rather not be playing WoW?

While sitting out of a raid, mobile guild chat can provide you with the opportunity to log off, walk away from the computer, and do something else, but still be connected and available if your raid group needs you. Does the idea of doing things around the house but still being available when that heroic group forms excite you? Would you like to be able to handle other projects or chores while waiting to see if anyone in your guild wants to run a heroic?

Or instead, are you afraid that your guild will require you to be available more often than you'd like? If you sit out from a raid, would you rather log off and walk away from the game for the night? Does the thought of being interrupted from your Portal 2 game to hop back on and fill in irk you? Do you have visions of being pestered to tank when you just want to sit down and play Magika?

What do you think? Are you excited to be available as much as possible, or do you prefer to have your WoW time be separate from your time away from WoW?

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Breakfast Topic: Who would you cast for WoW Insider: The Movie?

Sure, everyone's excited for the Warcraft movie, and who isn't guessing who'll bring Arthas to life (or death, as it were). But who would your dream cast be for WoW Insider: The Movie? First, the most obvious -- Liam Neeson would play Matt Rossi. Neeson can wear an impressive beard, but it's more his cold determination that makes him perfect for this role. That, and a certain line about setting mythical sea creatures free.

Next up is J. K. Simmons as Adam Holisky. After mastering both J. Jonah Jameson and Cave Johnson, I think he can take on Holisky. Third in line our favorite hunter columnist. I'm going to take a chance and say that Michele Marrow should play Frostheim. Sure, we'd have to rewrite the part for her, but I bet Michele Marrow could get him down pat.

Now, if we're talking about absolute dream casting here, when I think of Fox Van Allen and Tyler Caraway there are only two people that come to mind. Fox would have to be played by Walter Matthau, and Tyler by Jack Lemmon.

More choices after the break.

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Breakfast Topic: Enhancing the Mobile Armory

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The World of Warcraft Mobile Armory was recently updated with guild chat capabilities, in addition to its previous auctioning capabilities. It can do a fair amount, but what other in game actions would you like to be able to do from your cell phone?

Would you like to be able to craft items? Update your mods? Perhaps raid Argaloth, the Loot Piñata while on a bus? What about repairing or selling items to vendors? Equipping different sets of gear? Unequipping all of your gear and dancing on a mailbox? Fishing in game while you're out fishing on a lake? Would you like troll trade chat while you're stuck at Chuck E. Cheese's? Because if I must suffer then so must everyone!

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