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WoW Xfire hours played drops 18 percent in September {WoW}

Oct 9th 2007 6:25PM I agree with the Halo3 comment. Blizz better pull the old head out of the arse before their fan base diminishes to 0%.

Arena season 1 set to be purchasable with honor {WoW}

Aug 29th 2007 5:22PM Great! all the weenies who can't arena can still get the gear...good going Blizzard.

Officers' Quarters: How do we govern? Part 2 {WoW}

Aug 28th 2007 11:58AM Another great article Scott - thanks for the shout-out. :)

Are you a respec addict? {WoW}

Aug 27th 2007 5:37PM Let the people respecc. It is a part of the game that many people enjoy. Asheron's Call 2 was able to allow it without ramifications. Why can't we get over the idea that folks should be charged to do it in WoW? Changing your talents every day should be nobody's business but the account owner.

Kalgan on class balance in 2.2 and 2.3 {WoW}

Aug 21st 2007 3:17PM People will always find a class to complain about being overpowered.

Blizzard will always continue to make changes to rectify this, resulting in cries of 'Nerf' directed at another class.

Q: How do we fix this?
A: Tell the whiners to stfu!

99% of the time, the actual problem is, people don't know how to play their F*&^ing class.

Officers' Quarters: How do we govern? Part 1 {WoW}

Aug 20th 2007 12:48PM Most of us would like to believe that guild members are interested in the development/growth of the guild. In my experience running multiple 100+ member guilds, this is very often not true.

It is easy to say something like:
[quote]all rules, decisions etc in a guild should be made by the members, not the GM.[/quote]

Unfortunately, it is most often the case that guild members simply choose not to participate. have a handful of guild members who do participate. This handful winds up doing 95% of the work involved in guild upkeep and most likely becomes your officer core.

If, at some point, the officer core does bring the guild up to the point where there are more guildies interested in policy; would you then propose they allow the new folks to vote on whether they should be turned out?

It is a question I have asked myself many times. The conclusion I have reached is: although you would like to treat your guild as a democracy, it usually doesn't work in the MMORPG environment (most times, I see some have been able to do it successfully, and I applaud that).

So, what you wind up with is, effectively, an Oligarchy where, the small group of folks that have helped your guild develop are entrusted with most of the power. As is often seen in our own government, the illusion of Democracy is granted. But, in truth, the power is held by few, and most of the members are clueless that their vote means next to nothing.

Of collector's editions and unique pets {WoW}

Aug 17th 2007 3:41PM I still love that I can have my choice of Panda, Zergling, or Mini-Diablo for every character. The Mini-Diablo occasionally belches a stream of fire straight into the air, which never fails to draw attention.

It seems like they got a little cheap with the BC pets. Netherwelp, big woop. I would like to see them introduce 3 new pets with the upcoming expansion, as they did with the original CE. These pets should also have unique characteristics. They should DO something unusual.

My vote is for the tiny Illidan. The thought of a tinny sounding "You are not prepared!" belching forth occasionally from my little buddy is quite intriguing.

What about respec costs? {WoW}

Aug 17th 2007 3:28PM One of the neatest things about Asheron's Call 2 was that you could change your build at any time, without any negative consequences. It is a shame that the idea of a respecc costing money is so ingrained in WoW players. It would, in my opinion, increase the playability of the game to allow respeccs to occur at the whim of the paying customer - yes, I said it.

That said, I don't disagree with ideas presented here about having 'slots' available with different builds in them that you could choose from.

Insider Trader: Sock it to me -- a little respec {WoW}

Aug 10th 2007 12:10PM Funny but not commonly known: originally you could choose every profession. If only that were still the case...

Yet another massive social problem somehow blamed on WoW {WoW}

Aug 1st 2007 1:17PM This is the stupidest thing I ever read. Somebody castrate these people before they spread their seed.