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Addon Spotlight: My other Top 5 addons {WoW}

Feb 10th 2011 7:21PM For a bar mod nothing beats Macaroon. Bartender and Dominos are nothing more than a re-skin of default, which is very limitiing. Macaroon beats them both hands down, is pretty simple to setup (unless you have the attention span of a goldfish or something), and can get very specific to many different classes or just to ones whim.

Blizzard releases guild flask and cauldron hotfixes {WoW}

Jan 6th 2011 12:24AM Why was it?

I'm serious here. I've seen many a complaint about how achievement such-and-such takes too long to attain, which has been going hand in hand with "leveling a guild takes too long".

So because it's 32 days out from Cat launch everyone has to be able to have everything handed to them automatically?

It should take a while to make it to those levels. This isn't a "they're catering to the casuals" rant, it's a "they are catering to the drooling 3 second attention span idiots".

Maybe I am of the age where I will say "Get off my lawn", but seeing all the complaints about how something takes too long isn't a valid argument.

Reader UI of the Week: Almagest's UI {WoW}

Dec 21st 2010 6:21PM The button layout is nice, the buffs put in the corner are nice, but why the need to have duplicate displays of the buffs on you? Decide if you want them above your health bar or in the corner.

Also the bug huge boxes around your health bars and the targets are ugly. What happens if you have a target with 20-30 buffs/debuffs on it, do they all scale to that little box? And why boxes? That makes 2 spots that you can't see through (well barely see through).

The Lawbringer: Account security and you {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2010 12:08PM Every time there is a post about account security there is always some pompous prima donna that comes out saying "I don't use an authenticator, I am a web browsing god, I have never been hacked, and never will because I am a god and everyone else is an idiot."

If you are online, regardless of what web browser you use, you are vulnerable. There are so many 0-day attacks through Flash and PDF's that come out all the time, no piece of software can protect you. MAYBE if you ONLY have text and absolutely nothing else you might be safe, but I doubt it.

Best bets for account security is:
1 - Get an authenticator, whether it be physical of one for the smartphones.
2 - the email address used for WoW is ONLY used for WoW, nothing else
3 - the password used for WoW is ONLY used for WoW, nothing else
4 - do NOT click on any links in any email you get, ever. Especially any email from "Blizzard"

Keeping your software up to date is just general safe practice, and I recommend downloading, along with Malwarebytes, Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI). It scans your computer and lets you know if something needs/has an update.

Reader UI of the Week: Kormex's UI {WoW}

Nov 30th 2010 6:15PM This might sound a bit harsh, but there really is no excuse to run on a monitor or resolution that small anymore. You can pick up an 18.5" for under 100 bucks, and catch a sale a 23" for under 140.

Ghostcrawler explains hit scaling in Cataclysm {WoW}

Sep 22nd 2010 12:35AM I can see good and bad with this.

The good is it can make the bosses last longer, and thus the raids last longer. Since a boss will be scaling to your gear and your level it should/will do exactly what they intend. I imagine some tweaking will be required for a while while they fine tune that line of able to kill/unable to kill/make you work for it.

The bad is I can see this being mathed out pretty quickly and Gearscore is going to become more of a requirement from the idiots.

Addon Spotlight: More broker addons {WoW}

Jul 8th 2010 2:41PM You couldn't find a newer screenshot for Ara Broker Guild Friends than one from TBC?

I personally use AuldLangSyne for the social/guild list replacement.

Addon Spotlight: Community Choice 2 {WoW}

Jun 24th 2010 4:16PM Macaroon is amazing. I've been using it since it came out, replacing Trinity Bars (same maker). The modules you can get for it are pretty in-depth as well.

You are not limited to having a bar be only 10 buttons long, with Macaroon you can have a 1 button bar, a 20 button bar, or pretty much anything else you wish. All can be set to be hidden (until mouse-over), change with your spec and/or stance, alt, ctrl, shift modifiers, in-combat, out of combat, the whole works.

I recommend starting off simply and go a bar at a time in setting it up. One major thing to note is Macaroon does NOT store your buttons on the server like default/dominos/bartender does. All the button and bar placements are kept on your system. If for whatever reason you play on multiple computers you will have to either set it up on the others, or copy over your profile.

The Daily Quest: A little too real for me {WoW}

Jun 23rd 2010 11:28PM @ Sleutel - So, when you go out in the world and introduce yourself to someone you believe they will never mention you to anyone else ever? When you go for a job interview you believe the person that interviewed you will never talk about you with someone else?

Why is it that someone knowing your real name in a virtual world is so much worse than someone in the real world?

The Daily Quest: A little too real for me {WoW}

Jun 23rd 2010 11:03PM @ Sleutal - As to your refusal to use an Authenticator because you loose stuff, that is not a valid reason by any stretch of the imagination. Get one, keep it safe, know where you keep it. You loose it, that is in no way the fault of Blizzard, which you are trying to imply.

Second, if you are not using an authenticator at this point in time you are on borrowed time. There are just too many 0-day exploits that can pop up that no virus/malware/trojan scanner in the world is going to be able to find on the day they come out.

As to the paranoia about being able to see the Friends of Friends, it is ONLY those that are your RealID friends and NOT your regular friends list.

It also boils down to, you are NOT FORCED TO USE REALID. It is an option. It is meant to be used with people you know and trust, not to that person you pugged at the last minute just to get a full raid.

I do agree that using your battlenet ID for RealID does seem like a security risk, but a) You don't have to use it and b) it is not giving out your password with RealID, and honestly c) you should have an authenticator by this point, there really is no reason not to.