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Blizzard launches Facebook Armory app {WoW}

Feb 1st 2010 10:56PM The actual armory itself is undergoing maintenance. When you attempt to use the facebook app, it tries to connect to the armory. Thus, doesn't work.

Sounds really cool, though. When the live feed on the armory first went live, you could do something similar to this by grabbing the rss feed from the armory and importing it into your facebook feed. But an official app looks much better. Plan on trying it as soon as the armory is back up.

Breakfast Topic: My cold, dead fingers {WoW}

Dec 18th 2009 9:16AM "2. Social activities in RL shouldn't take priority over social activities."

WTB edit button. I meant to say that social activities in RL shouldn't take priority over raids or scheduled guild activities.

Breakfast Topic: My cold, dead fingers {WoW}

Dec 18th 2009 9:15AM I agree that a raid is a social event or team activity, and should be on the same social plane as going bowling, seeing a movie, or going out for pizza.

1. If RL gets in the way (sickness, family emergency, work, etc) you can (or should) bow out from the raid, and shouldn't get any crap from your guild for doing so. Under the same circumstances, you wouldn't go out with your real life friends, either.

2. Social activities in RL shouldn't take priority over social activities. By that, I mean if you're always raiding on Tuesday at 8 pm, and your friends call you at 7 pm to go bowling - skipping the raid to go out is in poor taste. You've made a prior commitment to 9 or 24 other people, you should stick to it. It's like planning an outing with one group of friends, then ditching at the last second to go out with someone else instead. I've actually seen guildies drop out of raids for reasons like this - they didn't keep their raid spot for very long, and rightfully so.

3. The inverse is also true. If you have a prior commitment to real life friends, an unscheduled raid should not take priority. Example, if you've been planning a poker night with your buddies for two weeks, and the night before, the guild says they want to schedule an extra raid that night for progression or something - you should bow out and stick to your prior commitment.

It's really not that hard to balance RL and WoW. Your family, job, and your health take priority over all else. After that, show the same respect and commitment to your 9 or 24 raid members as you would for your bowling league, softball team, etc.

Updated Armory app features Find an Upgrade, saved talent builds {WoW}

Dec 16th 2009 1:13AM Agreed. There are third-party armory apps, which do a good enough job, I guess.

I'd love an Authenticator app, though. Carrying it around on my keychain is such a waste when I could just have it on my phone. Come on Blizzard.

WoW Moviewatch: Ulduar: In the Mountains {WoW}

Dec 8th 2009 11:12PM Thank god, I thought it was just me. Took a minute or so to put a name to it, but definitely recognized it right away.

Val'anyr destroyed after lost bet {WoW}

Dec 2nd 2009 9:21AM Yep. Smart move - I'm guessing the bet had no conditions as to where the deletion had to take place. Thus, ptr = brilliant loophole.

In fact, part of me thinks that he made the video and just sent it over to the rest of the WoWInsider staff, and they posted it without even realizing that it's a trap.

Breakfast Topic: Race Change, your personal retcon {WoW}

Oct 28th 2009 9:01AM Pretty much the same story. I rolled a night elf rogue when I first started playing, so I could quest with a few co-workers who were also just starting out. Didn't know at the time that I could roll another race and make the long trek to Darnassus, instead.

Long story short, I hated the race. One co-worker jumped servers to join a hardcore raiding guild, and the other doesn't play anymore. I had nothing binding me to Night Elves anymore, but I had invested far too much gold/time/achievements/etc to simply re-roll.

Saw the race change go live yesterday, and immediately "re-rolled" Dwarf. And couldn't be happier.

Guildwatch: He makes everything better {WoW}

Aug 5th 2009 10:57PM Story about Gunbusters and Death Wish was effin hilarious. 15 year old kid apps to Tue-Thur raiding guild, except that: a) He can only raid 3 days a week, and they're all on the weekend, b) he has to eat dinner with family every night at 8, and will be afk, and c) has to be in bed by 11 pm.

Guild turns him down, kid can't understand why, nerd rages, and best part is when he talks about there being "NO BED TIME DURING THE SUMMER." Great stuff.

The Youtube videos were kind of weak, though. No really good drama. The officers didn't seem cornered at all, had explanations for most the accusations, and the accuser's suggestion of a guild "book keeper" was beyond ridiculous. Maybe it's just me, but if you think your guild needs an accountant to keep people straight, it's best to just leave.

A bag for Cooking {WoW}

Jul 30th 2009 7:28AM Fishing isn't for everyone, I'll give you that. It's time consuming, and there's no way to power level it via the AH like other professions.

But how the hell is cooking any more or less boring than any other crafting profession in the game? Gather mats, make recipe, repeat for 450 levels.

Trading card mounts no longer BoP {WoW}

Jul 27th 2009 12:54AM $20 for 10k gold? I'd like to know what sites you're looking at, because while the price of gold has gotten lower in WotLK, it hasn't bottomed out like that. At least, not that I've seen.

Also, does the gold cap apply to a character, or to an account? If it's per character, it's certainly possible to have more than 500k across multiple characters. So you could sell the tiger mount via trade chat for 500k, then make multiple trades with the buyer for 200k each, as he transfers money from his alts.

I doubt they go for that much, though.