Mar 15th 2008 5:05PM There used to be an addon called RPPolice that made reporting players very easy indeed:
Alas, it's no longer updated. I think Blizzard removed the ability to automatically create tickets from the API.
Dec 4th 2007 4:44PM I, for one, don't care how many were (not) on time. Quality is what counts.
Jul 16th 2007 12:03PM Love your column, Robin. Keep up the good work.
My story goes something as follows: I have been a big Blizzard fan since Warcraft II and followed WoW's development since the beginning. When it finally came out, I had just gotten married and my wife wasn't pleased with the amount I played.
Eventually I hit 60 and ran out of things to do (not having large enough chunks of time for instances, let alone raids!), so I quit.
A year or so later, I noticed there were 10-day trials now so I decided to see what had changed since I last played. To my great surprise, my wife asked if she could play. I was more than happy to help her pick a class etc. She ended up needing two trial accounts worth of experimentation to find a class she was happy with (rogue, as it turns out).
Anyway, we've been duoing since (druid/rogue) then and enjoying every minute. I take a lot of screenshots and have started a blog of our "adventures", but it's very incomplete at this point: http://wowcouple.blogspot.com. (Excuse the RP.)
I think it's really important to exclusively dedicate characters for duoing. In most cases, one of you will have more experience than the other, in which case it's important to be patient and not ruin the experience by pure power-leveling.
Some quick thoughts: Don't forget that you can buy wrapping for gifts as long as the item is not stackable. Also, you can take advantage of a trial account and the recruit-a-friend program to lower the up-front cost: one of you invite the other to try the game via a trial account, and then when you upgrade the trial to a full account the other gets a month free. :)
Also, there are some interesting statistics from the Daedalus Project about couples, including that about 70% of males and 75% of females find playing with a romantic partner to be "very" or "extremely" enjoyable (http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/archives/001468.php?page=6).
I actually started a "Couple's Guide to WoW" a while ago but never got around to finishing it. One of these days I'll find the time.