Feb 5th 2012 5:09AM Owls in Felwood (WoW). Mostly because of the cute squeaks they made when I decide to kill them.
Jul 31st 2011 7:59AM "k" or "kk" instead of "ok". The ultimate laziness. The keys O and K are close together and thus very easy to type.
May 5th 2011 8:48AM Yes, you made a post in 2008 mentioning a fan-made video for Vanguard. It was so impressive it made me try out the game.
I think it was this post:
The video seems to be missing in that post today, but I believe this is the one:
Nov 23rd 2010 10:48AM I'm not too fond of the white background either, which is kind of ironic since I'm currently working on a new web site myself which is based almost solely on a white background too.
Normally I'm not opposed to web sites with a white background, but I've been used to Massively using a darker theme which may be the reason why I'm currently squinting at it. Somehow my brain remembers and it might make the new theme feel surrealistically brighter. Perhaps when time has passed I won't find it so strangely bright anymore as my brain forgets that it once was supposed to be darker.
Feels like the web address was changed to include "joystiq" because of SEO reasons, in the hopes that future searches of "joystiq" in Google may reveal "Massively" further up the list.
Aug 31st 2010 5:38AM Great article. I've recently had the same problems in Lord of the Rings Online, and I was also thinking if it was my own expectations that was too high. I went through more than five or six guilds yet never found anything satisfying. In the end I just settled with a small guild where I'm often the only one online. Yawn.
Among the guilds I tried was one where a merit system was used for helping out other members of the guild. Give a few ores to another and perhaps he or she will mention you in an awards thread at the guild forum and you will get a higher rank as the forum avatar. The other guild members thought this was an okay system, but personally I despised it. It made me feel like I was in the army or something. I don't mind helping out guild members; it's part of what makes a guild nice, but it should be something where you are remembered for doing a good deed instead of putting numbers to it.
Another guild had a very charismatic and helpful guild leader. Unfortunately he and his closest guild friends was also very fond of voice software. In many situations I only saw short answers in guild chat to questions I could only imagine. I don't want to use voice software until I absolutely have to in raids.
Feb 6th 2010 6:11AM I would rather have a lifetime subscription.
Mar 14th 2008 3:57AM I like WoWWiki's definition better than "casualcore": http://www.wowwiki.com/Dedicated
Aug 11th 2007 3:10AM Doesn't come as a surprise to me that Blizzard is also falling to the low of using in-house employees to do pathetic voice work. A good example is the Void Reaver in The Eye. His voice has been processed to sound as a robot, but I can spot a bad voice actor there. If it's indeed a real professional, then he really ought to improve a lot. Another equally bad voice actor is the one that voiced the shouting Doomwalker in Netherwing Ledge.
Jul 27th 2007 4:19AM My bank for my main is always on the edge of exploding. I have tons of items and stuff from the past few years of gaming. I understand Blizzard wants to put a limit to its size and number of bags, but there is one improvement I'd very much like to see. Old gear can be vendored and disenchanted as I achieve new and better gear, but I'd like to keep my hard-earned tier 1 and 2 gear for nostalgic reasons. Too bad they take up a lot of space in the bank. I suggest introducing special tier gear bags, with a number of restrictions that won't break anything. First, the bags can only be placed in the bank (either in a slot or in the bank bags themselves) and not in your inventory. Second, they only hold the tier gear they're designed for (class and type is named) and there are gray placeholder images in the slots of this bag. It also makes it more fun to get the last pieces and complete the collection of the old tier gear. Maybe you will even get some sort of "bonus" if you manage to fill up the tier bag?