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Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 5 - Footprints of Illidan loot card {WoW}

Nov 9th 2008 9:55AM I, too, want a demonic hot foot.

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 7 - 60-day game time card {WoW}

Nov 7th 2008 9:26AM Sure, let's give it a shot.

Officers' Quarters: Hired muscle {WoW}

Oct 27th 2008 2:28PM It's also possible that they've burned some bridges in a bigger guild, and they want to start fresh in a new one. And since T5 and T6 gear will (theoretically) be less important in Wrath, they figure starting again with a T4 guild won't be too painful once the expansion hits. Of course, how they burned those bridges can tell you a great deal-"did not get along with class leader" is open to a lot of interpretation.

The scourge of the Scourge {WoW}

Oct 27th 2008 1:54PM I think he cited November 13nth in case anything else is planned after the zombie plague runs its course.

As someone who has yet to become a zombie, I'm having fun with it. I am still uninfected on my main, and guess what? It's been tons of fun avoiding it, too. Especially when I pulled into Auberdine and all of the NPCs were zombies. It gave me a real thrill, even though I didn't stick around to fight them off (though I did kill some of the weaker ones that were on the walkway towards the boats.)

It's as much a matter of attitude as anything else that determines whether or not you'll enjoy an event like this. If I didn't like anything interfering with my questing, then yeah, I'd probably be annoyed with it. But I try to keep an open mind when I play WoW, and it's easy to do that when you know this won't be a fundamental, permanent change to the game.

Ready Check: Alts and Raiding {WoW}

Jul 15th 2008 9:39PM I think a good rule of thumb, in terms of whether or not someone can actually play their alt, is to run a five man or two with that alt and observe. Obviously, a raid environment will be different, but if you see that the hunter has trouble chain trapping, or can't really do it at all? That alt probably won't be good for CC in the raid. Same with the rogue who keeps pulling threat.

Making professions easier, on Death Knights and everyone else {WoW}

May 28th 2008 5:00PM I think this could have the potential to be awesome. Because this could be Blizzard's excuse to put in an 80s training montage, to explain how Death Knights get their profession levels from 1 to 300.

"You're the best, around...nothing's gonna ever put you down! You're the best, around..."

Joyswag: Win a copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl {Joystiq}

Mar 21st 2008 12:26PM I already own the game, so I do not want to win the contest, but I wanted to respond to the question.

I wanted Simon Belmont from Castlevania. I think he would have been great in Brawl-multiple subweapon attacks for his special moves, that awesome whip, and any number of inspirations for a final smash (Crazy super subweapon moves! Dracula comes in and eats people!). I never heard any serious rumors about him, but I really liked the idea.

WoW Rookie: Account Security Basics {WoW}

Mar 17th 2008 2:48PM Something else to remember-do not use one password for multiple places. If you use your WoW password for your email login as well, or for an online forum, you're increasing your risk, since someone who finds out one of your passwords will usually try it in other places-or they may target what they see as a more vulnerable target, and hope you've been lazy enough to use the same password. Yes, it sucks to remember 10 different passwords, but it sucks a lot less than having someone else run rampant over your character, and turn your sweet Illidan loot into vendor cash.

Also consider that if you have trouble remembering multiple passwords, you might want to consider analog media-in other words, write it down on a regular piece of paper so you can consult it. This carries its own risks, of course, but most people hack accounts remotely, and that means storing it in a text file-or in an online document-is a risky thing. But I have yet to hear about the gold farmer who flew to America, broke into someone's home in Wisconsin, and found the piece of paper that let them hack the account.

Breakfast Topic: How do you distribute 5-man loot? {WoW}

Mar 16th 2008 11:16AM I've never run in a group on my current server that didn't use the pass and discuss rules.

The main thing is that for the good of the group (and sometimes the good of the guild, if you're on a guild run), it's better for someone who can actually use the loot to get it. If a neat healing trinket drops, I might want it for my shaman in case I go resto...but if it's an upgrade for the healer in the group (especially if it's not off the final boss), we will have a better chance of success after giving it to them than we would by using the in game need/greed roll. And making people discuss it first also means you can check out people's equipment, and see if it's really an upgrade-most of the time people are being honest, but with those you don't know, it never hurts to be sure.