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Rogue tanks Black Temple boss Mother Shahraz {WoW}

May 5th 2008 3:11PM @Narugh: Sorry, but boss mobs (or any mob in the game for that matter) do not work that way. Boss mobs have a base 5% chance to miss you when they attack, and that's it. Doesn't matter if they're dual-wielding or not.

He Said, She Said: Tauren Females {WoW}

Apr 9th 2008 7:29PM [male here]
I started a female tauren druid a few weeks back (only at level 23 right now), but I'm enjoying her quite a bit. When I initially decided to create her, I knew that I didn't want a male tauren because they're a dime-a-dozen and I've never really been a big fan of their bulk.

I've also had quite a bit of influence from my fiance whose first main was a female troll rogue whom she loved. She eventually switched over to alliance to play with me as a nelf priest, but eventually she tired of the healing game and rolled a female dwarf warrior... and she fell in love with that toon as much as her troll. She even created another female troll alt a while back just because she loves them so much. I also find it somewhat endearing that she hates any troll female she sees that has the one "pretty" face they have for an option.

Oh, and to the person who said that it's a good bet that a female dwarf priest has a lady behind the wheel... well, I got me one of those, too. ;) And she kicks ass!

Penny Arcade wants you to write 10 words about WoW {WoW}

Apr 4th 2008 6:20PM Agreed... much respect for WoW Insider, but the Penny Arcade guys cover far more than just WoW. Heck, some of their most memorable comics have NOTHING to do with Warcraft at all. For reference I present the following:

About the Bloggers: Scott Andrews {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2008 2:20PM @Heenmor: That's what I was thinking, too! I actually went there for a college geology class a number of years back. Would be cool to know if that's where Scott took the photo.

Breakfast Topic: Major city vibes {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2008 3:01PM Admittedly, I am and always have been a big fan of Darnassus. My first main was a night elf rogue, and I really enjoyed the night elf campaign from WC3. So when I finally took my first trip to Darnassus almost 3 years ago and was greeted by the lush blues, purples, and greens, the towering pillars and temples, and an Ancient standing stories tall over me I was completely won over. That and I've always loved the music that plays when you initially enter the city. Oh, and there was something rather appropriate and enjoyable about going there on my rogue and noticing that all the other class trainers were in some temple, hut, or "tree house", but my rogue trainer was in a cave beneath the roots of those mighty trees tucked away from the light and the rest of society... very rogue-ish.

I know a lot of Alliance probably prefer places like Stormwind or Ironforge. Personally, though, I find Stormwind to be a bit bland and I still hate going there with low level alts because it feels like it takes forever to walk anywhere without a mount. And as for Ironforge... well, after many, many months of raiding pre-TBC and being there almost constantly day in and day out, I just got sick of the place no matter how well laid-out it is. I still have a mental twitch when I think about going back there for any reason. This is probably due to the fact that I can still remember what it was like when the city was referred to affectionately as Lagforge.

As for Horde towns, my tastes for Alliance cities mirrored over and I find Thunderbluff to be the most appealing. I guess I just prefer the outdoor, scenic cities to the enclosed, almost claustrophobic ones like Undercity and Ironforge. To each their own.

WoW Insider is back, HKO Insider canceled {WoW}

Apr 1st 2008 6:23PM Well darn, I was almost hoping to see the HKO Insider theme go a bit longer. Was just kind of amusing to see so many people get their panties in such a twist so quickly. Because, like, WoW is serious business, man! Oh well, it's still nice to be back to the WoW theme, but I think you might wanna check that poll again, Mr. Schramm. I'm pretty certain it says that the masses want more HKO.

Addon Spotlight: Making the leap to HKO {WoW}

Apr 1st 2008 4:58PM You know, the real joke is seeing just how many people the WI staff can get to b*tch and moan about the HKO theme today. LoL.... these forums are beginning to read like a "How To Paladin" review on

Well played, WI. Well played. Oh, and long live HKO!!

There is no Wrath beta {WoW}

Feb 15th 2008 8:57PM Haven't seen anything like this show up in my email lately, but thanks for the heads-up. There's always some stupid scheme going around, isn't there?

New and improved Trade Chat spam {WoW}

Feb 13th 2008 2:08PM Pretty interesting change. Not a big one, but still interesting.

Also, do I detect the presence of a fellow browncoat in you, Mr. Ziebart? :D

Build Shop: Paladin 0/46/15 {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2008 6:37PM @10: I totally agree about dropping Guardian's Favor and Vindication from the build. Both of those are, in my mind, PvP/grinding talents... not tanking talents. Too each their own, though.

I also would agree that it would be wise of up-and-coming prot pallies to have 5/5 Anticipation. However, as gear improves, I don't doubt that at some point the amount of defense they get from gear alone would suffice their needs, and then points in Anticipation could be re-allocated to other talents for either more avoidance or increased threat generation.

The one decision I'm have trouble making with my prot pally right now is whether or not to spend 2 points in Spell Warding or 2 points in Imp. Judgement. He's only level 68 at the moment, so it's kind of a toss up at this point. More spell damage mitigation or more threat generation from faster judgement cooldown?