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Ask WoW Insider: Who pulls? {WoW}

Nov 17th 2007 10:47AM Tank pulls. Most of the time. It's the safest bet.

Except when I'm on my mage and I'm playing with who I know to be a competent tank -- then I'll happily sheep pull/break poly with PoM-Pyro because I know he's on the ball enough to charge and stun my targets long before they get a chance to harm me.

It's all about your crew, and how good they are. With a really good group of your homies you can play fast and loose even in Heroics and not wipe. (We've finished heroic Botanica before without wiping once.) If you got a PUG, then.. stay on the safe side and let the tank do the pulling.

Money money money by the pound {WoW}

Nov 6th 2007 4:08PM Stay away from enchants?
Stick with green gems?

Haha, great advice.. good luck finding a raid guild!

Breakfast Topic: How's 2.2 treating you? {WoW}

Sep 28th 2007 8:10AM Apart from completely fucking up my UI and forcing me to spend a few hours getting it right again, I think 2.2 is cool. Cleared the newly nerfed Heroic Black Morass last night, it was a walk in the park.

Around Azeroth: Inside Maraudon {WoW}

Sep 25th 2007 5:00AM Yeah, Maraudon is awesome, I want to go back there! Gief heroic mode ;)

Also quite pretty is the room the Warp Splinter is in in Botanica.. much in the same vein. He's annoying, but I like his digs ;)

Last-minute 2.2 tweaks {WoW}

Sep 25th 2007 4:55AM Wow, they nerfed Black Morass heroic so it's now actually doable? /cheer Gief [Breeches of the Occultist]

Reader UI of the Week: Luminesce {WoW}

Sep 25th 2007 4:48AM It looks sweet but that friggin' font is unreadable!

Around Azeroth: The Lament of the Highborne {WoW}

Sep 22nd 2007 1:19PM I handed in this quest late one night at around 2am in a dark room, with headphones on, without knowing what was expecting me. It was a profound "Whoa!" experience. Such a beautiful song.

Blizzard setting up shop in Ireland {WoW}

Sep 21st 2007 8:13AM Having spent about a year in Ireland, I whole-heartedly agree with #15. Dublin is an overpriced shithole, London-level prices with none of the frills, or salaries. I worked for HP/Compaq there for EUR 1600 a month where a studio apartment already costs EUR 1100. In the end we lived miles away from the city, and spent 3 hours a day stuck in gridlock traffic (1 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon).

After 3 months I had the shit, and bailed. Rang my boss from the deck of a ferry to England and said "Guess what I'm looking at? The Mountains of Mourne disappearing in the distance. You can shove that job up your ass."

I'm not dissing all of Ireland though, the north-west has some awesome mountains and coastline worth a hiking trip and Belfast is a pretty cool city in it's own right, but Dublin, let me say it again, is a shithole. Don't go there.

Learn2raid: A beginner's guide, part 1 {WoW}

Sep 20th 2007 11:27AM This is missing several important steps:

1.) Mentally prepare yourself for your cow-orkers, aquaintances etc. to accuse you of having no life, while they spend the same amount of time watching soccer on TV, or getting pissed down the pub.

2.) Grinding rep with your flatmate/significant other so he/she will supply you with snacks/beverages during raids. (Trash respawn timers are not friendly towards making a coffee yourself, or getting a quick beer from the fridge.)

3.) Mentally prepare yourself for your guild leader yelling at you on vent for a variety of reasons. Don't ever admit to actually wanting any drops, you'll be called "epix horny". This is a bit like dating a girl while pretending that having sex with her isn't the plan at all. Suggest to the other raiders who say "it's not about the epix" to chain-disenchant all loot for a week and watch raid attendance drop to 3.

4.) Be prepared to farm for hours on end every day, doing the same repetitive daily quests so you can get consumables and pay your repair bills. Otherwise say "ni hao" to your local gold farmer and get your credit card out.

Hate to sound cynical, but the raid game is not all it's cracked up to be.

How gold sellers are transacting business these days {WoW}

Sep 20th 2007 11:20AM Well, I routinely put fishing poles up for sale in Booty Bay for 100g each. It's a convenient way to move money from my Alliance main to my Horde alt. Not everybody doing this is a gold farmer.