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Spiritual Guidance: First hands-on look at the Mists of Pandaria shadow priest {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 5:25PM As someone who has raided as a shadow priest since Vanilla, the loss of a proper Vampiric Embrace bothers me more than anything else.
I understand that trying to balance group healing with it might be difficult, but losing even the self-heal element stings - especially since Warlocks apparently get it as a T1 Talent.

Breakfast Topic: What's your favorite pet? {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 4:51PM All non-combat pets stealth with their master
You can only see non-combat pets when someone is stealthed if you are in a group with them.

Believe me, I remember when they changed it: I had an RP character who was a non-combat pet, and it basically killed the character.
I've checked back every few months to see if the change was reverted or made optional, but thus far it remains in place.

Breakfast Topic: What's your favorite pet? {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 8:39AM Frosty.

Frosty, without a doubt.

Frosty has the cutest look, the best on-click noises, and he follows you wherever you go.
Just looking at him makes my day a little better. He always seems so amazingly happy.

The only pet that could possibly come close to Frosty would be if they had a duckling.
Because ducklings are scientifically proven to be cutest.

Know Your Lore: The curious dissonance of Alliance leveling {WoW}

Apr 1st 2012 6:41PM ... April Fools! Alliance leveling is actually all clowns and cake.

World of Warcraft Mega Bloks season 1 revealed {WoW}

Mar 31st 2012 3:44AM I sincerely hope it comes with a frost whelpling.

The Queue: Braggosh Day {WoW}

Mar 30th 2012 11:20AM I'm already planning to race-change my Orc rogue to a Pandaren.

Mists of Pandaria Beta: Male pandaren facial hair gallery {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 4:14PM Hrm. Needs more Fu Manchu-less options.
I think there's a single 'braid beard' option, and the rest have Fu Manchu's.

Dev Watercooler: Mists of Pandaria looting explained {WoW}

Mar 27th 2012 2:31PM @Shepherd:
The ability to trade tokens under the new system would defeat the purpose of the new rolling system, which is to reduce loot drama.
If you could still trade tokens, the current drama-filled system would remain intact.

By making every member of the pug a loot island, unconnected and untouchable by others, the elements contributing to drama are removed.

Dev Watercooler: Mists of Pandaria looting explained {WoW}

Mar 27th 2012 1:42PM Items will still be tradeable for normal and heroic raids.
The new non-tradeable loot system is only for raid finder and world bosses, where you are likely to be pugging.

If you get an item you can't use, you can vendor it. It will be as if you didn't win an item and only got gold from the boss.

Personally, I think a system like this is long overdue for cross-server pugging, where there is no community pressure for decent loot behavior.

Drama Mamas: The mystery behind guildchat silence {WoW}

Mar 26th 2012 1:18PM I don't know what kind of a 'guy guild' you're in, but in our guild, men do more than their fair share of pointless chatting.