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Reader WoWspace of the Week: Facecake

This week's Reader WoWspace of the Week comes to us courtesy of Facecake, a level 70 Night Elf Hunter with the guild <Repentance> on Kul'Tiras, EU. Much like last week's Reader WoWspace, Facecake is also sporting a great big TV in his WoWspace. Unlike Taeo, however, Facecake appears to be actually using it as a TV with two monitors below it instead of as his primary monitor for gaming. For those curious about the setup in this week's Reader WoWspace, then check out the details and more pictures (with a bit less glare) after the jump!

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Reader WoWspace of the Week: Taeo

That's right -- the same man that gave us the wildly popular UI this last week that many of us spent quite some time chewing on and are now running also sent in his reader WoWspace! Since so many people were wondering why the screen resolution was so large in regards to his gorgeous UI design, that it might be worthwhile to show off his equally impressive Reader WoWspace to you this week. I know once I saw it, it made a lot more sense to me. This isn't just a WoWspace - this is a full out gaming space! The flat-panel television that Taeo is using for a monitor is also hooked up to a Wii and a 360 to make this a sweet all-in-one gaming space!

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Reader WoWspace: the "Trog room"

[This is quite possibly the wildest WoWspace I've seen to date!]
This week on Reader WoWspace, we've got a really wild and interesting setup for you! This one comes to us courtesy of J. who has actually demolished and semi-rebuilt the room that his and his wife's WoWspace is in, just to fit in with what he calls the "troglodyte mode" style. Whatever you'd call this particular bunker, I know that this is one of the most absolutely unique WoWspaces I've seen to date! If you're curious to learn more about J. and his wife R.'s setup, check out all the details of this week's Reader WoWspace after the jump!

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Reader WoWspace of the week: Crumbs

This week's Reader WoWspace was sent in by Crumbs, who has managed to fit twice the geeky goodness and a whole lot of desk space into one nifty corner of his office. As Crumbs told us here at WoW Insider, he had been playing a Hunter "forever" but when Burning Crusade came out, he decided to make the jump to a new character. He has since switched to a L70 Draenei Priest named Chilee of the guild <Epitome> on the Thrall server that he's been enjoying raiding with.

For more cool pictures and details of Crumbs' WoWspace, check out the information after the jump!

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Reader WoWspace: Wulf Knight

This edition of WoWspace comes with actual photos of an actual person!! This is a first for us, as the rest of you have been showing off your rigs, but not your mugs (the non-coffee kind). This is a really great setup, which I'd love to mimic myself, but I'm pretty sure I'd get complaints taking my TV out of the living room and putting it into the office.

My name is Wulf Knight, I'm 31 and living in Madison WI.

My main is Felixia, a level 70 main-tanking furball in the progressive raiding guild of Persistence on Uldum (of which I am also a founder and occifer).

I suppose one of the more unique features of my WoW environment is that fact that what you see is it's natural state... I can't stand clutter.

As you can see, my computer is my entire entertainment centre... We have the Logitech Z-5500s to which the XBOX 360, PS2, primary monitor and PC are running through, all via optical (Impact Acoustics A/V Selector FTW!).

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Reader WoWspace: Skyghene

Maybe it's just me, but I read Skyghene as rhyming with Hygene, and so I get a little extra chuckle when checking out this week's Reader WoWspace. I mean, it's totally cool and all to take some snapshots of your space as it exists in its regular state, unlike the cleaned and polished spaces we sometimes see here, and I'm so digging the microwave, but.. well.. maybe it's the paper towel roll that just sends me over the top and makes me laugh. I love it, and now I really want a mini fridge and a microwave in my home office.

Hi, my name is Skyghene im a 65 undead rogue on Magtheridon and this is my WoWspace:

- Desk
- Custom built computer
- Fridge under the desk for those endurance sessions
- Microwave beside computer for really intense endurance sessions
- brown sugar cinnamon poptarts to keep me going
- Logitech g15 keyboard
- My desk as it slowly bends downward from all the weight on it
- Razer copperhead mouse
- alot of empty cups
- old plates
- my cell phone
- an old video camera
- old packs of guitar strings
- some old usb cables

Short and sweet from Skyghene, but the photos really make up for the lack of long monologue, don't they? What's the coolest non-computer item in your WoWspace? Do you have something better than a microwave or a bar fridge? Let us know here, and send in YOUR space, including photos, a list of elements, and what about it makes it special to you, and we'll feature it here in the upcoming weeks. Submit yours to "readerwowspace at gmail dot com" today!

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Reader WoWspace of the Week: Patrick and Kyle

This week, on a very special episode of Reader WoWspace... Two men, brought together by fate share a destiny they never thought was possible. This summer, from the producer of The Odd Couple, and the director of The Crying Game comes an experience you'll never forget - Patrick and Kyle's WoWspace!

Okay, maybe not earthshaking, but I do find it interesting that it's a shared space. Do any of you share your WoWspace with another? If so, send it in! Here are the details:

Patrick and Kyle's WowSpace from Southern Wisconsin.

Characters from Left to Right
Gorgas - Level 70 Warlock (Skywall PvE)
Rebourn - Level 14 Warlock (Arthas PvP)
Budenhagen - Level 70 Rogue (Arathor PvE)

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Reader WoWspace of the Week: March 29 - April 4

This week's entry is a doozy. It is big in all ways that a WoWspace can be big. Lots of write-up, giant images, and 2 screens that just look huge. I never thought my 2x 20" screens would look small. How wrong was I...

Hey, wowspaces moderation folk! Long time reader, first time submitter...although, i guess everyone is a first time submitter. anyways! Here is my wowspace, with a little description of it all.

Let's start out with the monitors first, my pride and joy :P those are 2 24" dell widescreens, each running at 1920x1280 resolution. the laptop is a 13" black macbook. All three of these screens are connected to the same keyboard and mouse, which navigates across all three screens through a virtual KVM program called Synergy. This is nice, since it lets me run processive intensive apps on the mac, while my desktop can be dedicated to running WoW.

So, what about the desktop specs you say?

Athlon 64 4200+ processor
2gb of DDR2 533mhz ram
geforce 6800 ultra card, 512mb video memory
7200RPM, 300GB hard drive.

The laptop is a 1.8ghz intel core duo macbook, 1gb of ram - it does the job when im out of the house :)

Both systems are connected to a Creative Gigaworks G500 sound system.

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Reader WoWspace of the Week: March 21 - 28

This week on Reader WoWspace, Thijz writes:

I took three pictures of my setup. I took them with my mobile phone (my mom stole the camera) so they're not very high quality.

On the first one you can see this:

Top shelf: (left to right)
- Some random books and CD's, as well as a Princess Mononoke DVD
- My printer (HP Deskjet D2360) nothing special
- Center speaker of my Logitech X530 5.1 speakerset
- A picture of my cat
- WoW and BC boxes, as some sort of tribute :P
- Behind those are some boxes from my motherboard, mouse etc, in which I keep driver-CD's and instruction books

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Reader WoWspace of the Week: March 7 - 20

This week, Ben sends in some interesting images, and writes:

I've been tempted to send in a shot of my workspace for a few weeks now after seeing the WoWSpaces of the week, and now I guess I've gotten around to it.

So here 'goes, from left-ish to right:

- my Logitech X-230 speakers
- a note from my mom congratulating me on the arrival of my new PC
- a newspaper clipping about DST changes
- under that, a greeting card and some weird round orange post-its
- my television remote
- cream soda x2 (awwww yeah)
- a J!NX bumper sticker (yep, it's stuck on right on there)
- a page from an old Nintendo Power magazine about Ken from Street Fighter II
- partially under that, my DS charger

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Reader WoWspace of the Week: Feb 28 - March 6

This week's WoWspace setup is brought to us by Kerri, who you may better know as Lysaara of Nox Invictus. I'm not sure which server she's on, but I'm loving the WoWSpace.

Hmmm.. Lets see. I took this a couple weeks ago to show a friend my new monitor, thought I'd send it in...

  • lumpy funky lightbulb for behind the monitors to reduce eye-strain on endless Scholo runs
  • 60Gb iPod (because iTunes can be a resource hog!)
  • diet Coke
  • Nostromo for, as the marketing on its package advertised, "Faster Frags!"
  • 2x3GHz Dual-Core MacPro under the desk
    • 4Gb RAM
    • ATI Radeon x1900
  • gamepad for MAME breaks
  • Sennheisser HD-570 headphones
  • USB Vent headset
  • 23" 16:9 ViewSonic - this is my main display (I took this photo right after the last patch, so I don't have my UI up..)
  • 21" 4:3 Dell - with Yahoo IM, Ventrillo, webBrowser with thottbot, wowwiki, and guild website open
  • Microsoft "Natural Touch" keyboard - I'm a programmer in as my day job, need to avoid that RSI..)
  • various junk under the monitors
  • John Vanderslice, Blackalicious, Joanna Newsome (!), and a couple Phish albums
  • deodorant (hey, a girl's gotta smell nice even though she's raiding..)
  • "power shelf" to the right of the monitors... I have no idea what else to call this, but I ninja'd it from a former employer, and its got switches for all the lights in my room
  • Ott-Lite full-spectrum lamp.. this helps with eye-strain and with Seasonal Depression (I saw the sun here in Seattle last November, as I recall...)
  • Vitamin C - gotta stay healthy and sharp!
  • a pair of Altec Lansing surround sound speakers... normally these live directly behind the monitors, but I'm in the middle of rewiring
  • the rear channels for watching DVDs
  • Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0 - BEST mouse I've ever owned,sadly discontinued. I may get the new 5.0 wireless one at some point, but only once this one dies. It has 2 thumb-buttons that I have mapped to keystrokes in-game. Combined with the Nostromo, I only use my keyboard for chat
As always, keep sending in your WoWspace entries, with a nice description (the more thorough, the more chance of being posted), and a few photos (2 or 3 is best).

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Reader WoWspace of the Week: February 21 to 27

Short and sweet this week. Okay, maybe the space is more grotty than sweet, but I'll let submitter Charlie explain:

You guys seem to be featuring really neat and nice set-ups, so I thought I'd show you what most WoW player's desks look like! In order from left to right: Latest Newsweek, bottle of water, Bourne Supremacy, LOTR The Two Towers (Extended), a Hotpocket, an old Canon AE-1 (for when I do shoot film), Klipsch speakers (eh, they're ok, field is a little narrow), Apple 20" Cinema Display, iPod Mini (it's there, trust me), 90+ year old negatives from my grandmother that I need to take into work to restore (brown envelope), BC mouse pad, USB multi-card reader I ninja'd from work, RAZR, Dual 2GHz Power Mac G5 with 2GB of RAM, ATi Radeon 9600 with 128MB of DDR (eh, need to upgrade), old Joystick from when I used to play flight sims all night long, and my Ventrilo headset.

Remember to send your submissions in to our Reader WoWspace address, along with a couple of good photos of your space.

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Reader WoWspace of the Week: February 14 - 20

It's Wednesday night, so you know what that means!! No, not LOST.. sheesh.. It's time for Reader WoWspace of the Week, the lengthily-titled spotlight on YOU and YOUR SYSTEM!

This week it's back to a very clean setup, with a nice graphical twist at the end. I'll let the submitter explain:

I saw your article yesterday on Reader WoWspace and it reminded me of the glorious days of the site Spymac which used to ave a similar feature for Mac users.

It was enough to inspire me to dust off the digital camera and take a couple shots of the 3 places that I play most of my Warcraft at these days. The first is in my office which features a 30" Apple Cinema display being driven by a Dual G5 PowerMac (not shown). Next it on the desk is a 15" MacBookPro. Picture #2 is being driven by a 17" PowerBook on the previous generation 23" Cinema display and the last one (and perhaps the most comfortable!) is the 15" MacBookPro in ye 'olde comfortable chair (you gotta love WiFi).

What can I say, this game drives you to do some strange things and hence my motivation for sending in these pics. In 2006, I setup a little guild website called which has turned into a collection of videos / comics / pictures about WoW that highly the creativity of the community. It's just something I did for fun and I thank for also highlighting the best in the wow community.

Take care,

Denver, CO
Tauren Druid (currently lvl 61) on Proudmoore

I'm just a big fan of the clean setup, but the real kicker is here. Take a look at the back of his MacBook Pro! Imagine taking this puppy to meetings with clients - those in the know will fear you and respect you simply because you're showing off the might of the Horde. It just gives me a good laugh. I wonder what non-WoW players think of it. Have any of you customized your rigs with WoW art or designs?

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Reader WoWspace of the Week: February 7 - 13

Now here's a desk more of you may understand and appreciate.

Hermandous of Kel'thuzad writes:

Here's a break down of my desk... slightly more cluttered than yours. Good article – I like seeing where all the gaming happens! Hope it gets posted, somewheres ;)

So let's run down what we see in the image:

  • BioFreeze for Carpal Tunnel - this is new to me? Where do I get it?
  • Beer for Molten Core - as long as you're having a pantsless raid, may as well add beer!
  • Widescreen Gaming Screen - widescreen non-gaming screens not allowed
  • JoyStick with Force Feedback - I'd agree with the flying mounts comment if I had one *cry*
  • Dust Removal Clothes - I'm pretty sure this should be cloths, but maybe the room gets REALLY dusty
  • PSP for enduring login queues - YAY!! Another PSP-user for long flights and logins
  • Smell Reduction Stick - From the WoWspace to the dance club!
  • Thottbot/Work Screen - I like that Thottbot comes first
  • Elder Scrolls Oblivion - I never played it, but I heard it's like an MMORPG without the M, the M, or the O
  • Vent Headset and Mic - essential. Anyone else having a rough time finding the perfect headset?
  • BIG DESK - walk softly?
  • Scotch Glass for BWL - I like that MC needs beer, but BWL requires hard liquor
  • Chapstick and Halls - umm.. you get chapped lips and a sore throat from too much WoW?
  • A Nostromo *AND* a G15 - okay, I have these too, but didn't think to hook them BOTH up!
  • Logitech Mouse - nice weapon of choice, sir
  • Custom Rig: 2x for everything! That sucker must go! Does the dual video card make a difference?

So there you have it! Another awesome WoWspace, fully labeled for your appreciation. Tell us what you think, and remember to send in your WoWspaces to

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Reader WoWspace of the Week: January 31 - February 6

Reader Scott chimes in with a very interesting WoWspace this week:

He says:

:-) this is a nice idea, anyhow this was my wow space from aroudn March of last year, so I reckon it still counts. I played many an hour of Wow from this desk.
I worked for a protection company in Baghdad in the red zone, as their head of IT, so this was my personal space where I spelt and where I played when I could.

From Baghdad connecting to the EU servers wasn't really a problem, I often had better pings when there than when I accessed WoW in Germany.

My station was a Ferrari 3200 which wasn't that bad, and of course the web cam for skyping the wife each night. against the desk were the rifles we had to lug around with us, and the pistol as a personal side arm.

So keep sending in photos and words about your WoWspace. We'll post one a week in the order we get them, and remember to include plenty of description and let us know what you'd like to improve on. Send those in to "readerwowspace at gmail dot com" (replacing the at and dot, of course.)

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