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Overheard@E3: Silent Hill will hate me {Joystiq}

Jun 5th 2009 4:20AM When it asks if you roleplay during sex, it doesn't mean 4th Edition. Sorry.

Army using arcades to find new recruits {Joystiq}

Jan 8th 2009 10:43PM Wait. You posted this without a Last Starfighter pic!?

The Art of War(craft): Kalgan speaks on Blizzard's PvP philosophy {WoW}

Oct 5th 2008 2:17PM The Hateful reqs are hardly modest.

Say you're an "average" arena player. That means your rating hangs out around 1500. If you practice a bit, and get a good comp, and get good gear, maybe you can go on a decent streak and hit 1575, or 1600.

Right now, 1550, 1575, and 1600 will buy you something with a req. You have a reason to keep playing and trying to get just a little bit better. If you keep improving, you get those, then you go for 1700, and so on.

Let's look at Hateful:

Chest - 1725 AR - 6000 HP and 700 AP
Hands - 1665 AR - 3600 HP and 400 AP
Head - 1785 AR - 6000 HP and 700 AP
Legs - 1695 AR - 6000 HP and 700 AP
Shoulder - 1825 AR - 4800 and 550 AP
MH Weapons - 1755 AR - 8400 HP and 950 AP
OH Weapons & Items - 1755 AR - 3600 HP and 400 AP
Shields - 1755 AR - 6000 HP and 700 AP
2H Weapons - 1755 AR - 12000 HP and 1400 AP
Caster 1H Weapons - 1755 AR - 10000 HP and 1150 AP
Ranged Weapon - 1755 AR - 1200 HP and 1400 AP
Throwing Weapon - 1755 AR - 3200 HP and 350 AP
Wands - 1755 AR - 3200 HP and 350 AP

The very, very lowest is 1665. If you're that average arena player, and you've already purchased your non-req gear (doesn't take long), why continue playing? You will likely never hit 1665.

Then all the average players drop out of the system, the bottom drops out, and no one gets the high-end gear. It's happening right now with S4.

Mage changes in beta build 8962 {WoW}

Sep 18th 2008 6:06PM Frost Armor now procs FoF. :)

(Doesn't help FoF being 100% useless on bosses, but it'll sure help against Rogues. Sorry, Rouges.)

Tailoring additions in 8902 {WoW}

Sep 14th 2008 2:46PM Spirit still isn't useful for mages, so they'd probably go Ebonweave for the stamina.

Breaking all the walls down {WoW}

Sep 12th 2008 2:04PM I said they cribbed the two faction system, because "real" Warhammer has way more factions, and DAoC has three. :) Obviously I'm not really suggesting that cutting down your number of factions to two is any real innovation.

Breaking all the walls down {WoW}

Sep 12th 2008 1:20PM "the PvE-PvP gap was one of the things that made World of Warcraft stand out as a game"

That's demonstrably false. WoW's primary ancestor, Everquest, had PvE, faction PvP, and FFA PvP. DAoC has PvE, PvP, and even "co-op" servers.

Warhammer, of course, has cribbed the two faction system entirely, as well as the PvP vs. PvE server types. It has no server transfers at this time, so arguably this makes WoW MORE different from Warhammer, not less.

Death Knight Ghouls' baby name book {WoW}

Sep 10th 2008 2:16PM Can't we name them ourselves, so that we can just name them our character's name, to break Proximo?

Mind Flay gets bigger crits, better beams {WoW}

Sep 10th 2008 1:57PM From reading the article, I can't tell if Mind Flay got Viagra, herbal penis enlargement, or Urigro.

Is Recruit-A-Friend a game-killer? {WoW}

Sep 4th 2008 7:41PM Is RaF a game-killer? Will hyperbole DESTROY THE WORLD!?