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The quest for BlizzCon tickets, day 2 {WoW}

Aug 12th 2008 4:21PM Not sure who's saying that tickets are back up, but not on my end in CA. In fact I went from having two tickets in my shopping cart to, as I reached the last page, being told that my cart was empty. In other words, because I suck at quick typing payment info, someone else got tickets instead of me, and tickets in my cart evaporated.

Seems a tiny bit unfair.
Oh well.

One player's trinket is another player's trophy {WoW}

Jun 26th 2008 2:02PM Assuming of course that the original poster can actually see html that others can't...
http://35yards.wordpress.com/2008/06/09/trophies-of-a-hunter-part-1/

One player's trinket is another player's trophy {WoW}

Jun 26th 2008 1:51PM Psst, Mike - here's how you link to the original author of that concept:
35 Yards Out
There ya go, just cut and paste that into the main text and you're all set!
I know you just forgot that part! Even though you know, others have mentioned this bit, thought a lil html reminder might make it easier on you.

Taxidermists and their creations in the World of Warcraft {WoW}

Jun 17th 2008 5:47PM Actually none of the posts are in any way critical of LoTRO Online, which I should say that I have played and enjoyed, but are actually amused with the concept they're using. You can't really completely say that we're calling for Wow to "copy" LotRO when there are so many elements all MMOs are picking up from games past. Player housing first originated with Ultima Online I think, though I'm not certain about that - in any case you find any old school Ultima folks and they can talk to you about origins. (I think that may be the case for US online games, possible that may not be the case if we factor other countries into the mix.) Anyhow, the point is what they do with the concept, how they use it creatively.

And exactly what Mullinator said - I just don't have time to play ALL MMOs for long amounts of time. Right now I'm checking out Conan, but only a few hours here and there, and that'll be it when the month runs out. What's really funny in Conan is the amount of people who refuse to say that the game used ANYTHING that could be in any way similar to Wow.

Taxidermists and their creations in the World of Warcraft {WoW}

Jun 16th 2008 8:57PM Oh and not to mention the slightly freaky question of - if you kill a druid in pvp, can you still skin and stuff it if the druid was in bear form? I'm thinking that won't be an option. (Note: I also play a druid! Strangely I would be amused by this anyhow.)

Taxidermists and their creations in the World of Warcraft {WoW}

Jun 16th 2008 8:50PM Hey there! I'm the Warcraft and Other Hooha blogger - just wanted to pop in and say that that post wasn't a collection of ALL the taxidermy in Wow, just what I've bumped into so far. But I think there's a case to be made that there are secret taxidermists already lurking around the game. I'm looking with suspiction at the leatherworking trainers, they'd have a lot of spare parts to work with after all.

Oh and thanks for the link!

Buying gold is not a victimless crime {WoW}

Jun 9th 2008 5:59PM I'm cynical enough to think that the majority of the "buying gold is ok!" posts always come from people who are gold sellers or who are benefitting from it in some way and trying to convince themselves they didn't break the EULA. It'd be interesting to see how they'd feel once their account is hacked, knowing that the hacker is then going to use all their gold/gear to sell to someone else.

Meanwhile people who feel they just HAVE to buy gold? Folks, you're in the wrong game. If you don't want to take the time to get your own gold/gear/level 70 - don't you realize this is an MMO? There will just be another thing to grind for in a few months, a new way to make money, new sparklies to aquire. It doesn't END. The fun should be in the act of the collecting, not just immediately having it all. If you don't get that - well there are some great stand alone, offline games you can play out there. Because you're not getting that you're competing in a non-ending game.

Forum Post of the Day: Let's be friends {WoW}

Jun 9th 2008 5:24PM As someone who plays both alliance and horde I take great pleasure in helping the "oppostion" when I'm out questing - helps that I'm on a PVE server. I don't help people (such as when someone has multiple mobs chewing off their face and could use a hand) only because it's the nice thing to do. Frankly it's the kind of thing that makes an MMO interesting - by doing the unexpected I'm not just another npc that the opposition can't talk to. Plus it might actually make someone's game a little more fun.

Ask WoW Insider: Seeking motivation to level {WoW}

Jun 9th 2008 5:16PM Er, also see John's comment above!

Ask WoW Insider: Seeking motivation to level {WoW}

Jun 9th 2008 5:12PM Here's another thought - try other classes. Read up on a few first, and ponder the talents you'll get and think about what kind of gameplay you like. Support class or more solo intensive? What skills do you think sound interesting? What sounds like it would be more fun for you? It's the kind of thing that will only get you more alts - but since you're not zooming on to 70 now, what you may need is just the motivation that a fun class can have. You may not have found the one that you'll really enjoy, and thus want to level. And if Wow isn't your thing, that's not a huge tragedy after all. There are also plenty of people who have lower level characters and find plenty to do in game.

But also, if you're not out there soloing some of the time, enjoying some of the weird quests and just exploring some of the landscapes - you're not really getting into the game. If you're bored with a certain quest location (and I think we've all been there with you on that) move to another.