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Shifting Perspectives: On the matter of Moonkin Form {WoW}

Aug 27th 2011 9:49AM Seems like this would be another good opportunity for a minor glyph. Keep the form, but give the option to disable the appearance. Maybe substitute some sort of aura.

Or perhaps reverse it. Rename the talent, make it an aura instad of a form, then offer a "moonkin form" glyph that let's players transform when using the aura. That would change the moonkin form from a required transformation to a "ha, look at that guy! He looks like a moonkin! How'd he do that?" sort of thing.

Titles Tell Stories: How "Mists of Pandaria" breaks the mold {WoW}

Aug 9th 2011 10:28AM When I hear "Mists of…" in a fantasy-adventure context, I don't picture someone standing around in the mist. I picture things *emerging* from the mist. Whether that be exotic new allies, unexplored wonders, or Impossibly Tall Creatures with nasty, sharp, pointy teeth (and tentacles -- lots of tentacles), it sounds intriguing to me.

What if the Pandaren haven't been just hiding out on their island. What if they've been protecting the rest of us from… *something* for all these centuries? Perhaps our pseudo-ursine friends have appointed themselves guardians over a presence deep beneath Pandaria, a presence that whispers enticing evils into the minds of the island's inhabitants. Only extreme, some might say "monastic", discipline -- and the liberal use of strong ale -- protects the Pandaren from the corruption of what lies below…

Breakfast Topic: Are pretty pixels important to you? {WoW}

Jun 12th 2011 9:46AM gewalt, you are overlooking some fundamental challenges involved with color mixing. Do you know what you would get if you simply "drew" a red color on top of a green item? It would turn an ugly, muddy brown color. Drawing yellow over any darker color would result in a yellowish version of the original color.

If I'm misunderstanding you and when you say "draw over" you actually mean "replace each pixel of color A with a pixel of color B," then you are getting into exactly what the blue poster quoted above is addressing. Color changes do not involve only hue, as you seem to be suggesting. They also involve saturation and lightness, and all three values must be carefully adjusted across the entire gamut of the item in question.

Auras are different because they float around an object. When you view a piece of armor through an aura, it's like viewing it through tinted glass. You get the color mixing effects that I mentioned in my first paragraph, but it doesn't matter because that is what you would expect to see if such anaura existed in real life.

Win a Pandaren Monk from WoW Insider {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2010 2:48PM I cannot comment strongly enough.

Win a Lil' K.T. from WoW Insider {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2010 2:47PM No comment. I mean yes comment! COMMENT!

Scattered Shots: Internal review {WoW}

Aug 10th 2010 10:12AM I say keep up the variety of articles that you've been doing so far. When I first started reading Scattered Shots, I was a level 50 (or thereabouts) hunter, and I loved the leveling and spec guides. At the time, I was bored by the "best gear" or "best enchants" type guides because they were useless to me. The raid articles might as well have been about a different game altogether.

Today, I'm a level 80 grinding my way through heroics, and I've bookmarked the "Best Enchants," "Best Gems," and "Gearing Up Without Raids" articles. I find them invaluable, and they've saved me from investing a lot of gold in soon-to-be-surpassed gear, scrolls, and gems. Now I'm bored with the leveling articles, and the raid articles are still less than useful to me, but I can see that they won't be for long.

So my request is that you not try to please some of the people all of the time, but retain your habit of pleasing all of the people some of the time (not necessarily at the SAME time). Today's newbie is tomorrow's raider, and the spectrum of articles will serve them well along the way.

Breakfast Topic: It's probably all the tuskarr's fault {WoW}

Aug 10th 2010 10:02AM My theory is that, much like the gods of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, the gods of Azeroth derive power from the adoration of their worshipers. The "To All the Squirrels I've Loved Before" achievement is a nefarious plot by the critters to garner praise and love and thus elevate themselves to true godhood.

Maintenance day loot from WoW.com {WoW}

May 18th 2010 10:39AM I want one!

Gold Capped: Making money with enchanting scrolls {WoW}

Apr 29th 2010 3:10PM jfofla has the right idea. The only way constant undercutters "win" is if their time is worth nothing. For most people, it's better to relist every couple of days with a reasonable profit margin until the items sell.

I don't agree completely with the "double their price" theory because there is still a certain price that the market will bear, and as long as there are undercutters on the supply side, that price will fall. The important things are to never sell for a loss, to be aware of recent pricing trends, and to be patient and wait for the people who are selling at a loss to give up because they aren't making any money.

The Queue: Your turn {WoW}

Apr 29th 2010 2:37PM I have a question for The Queue:


"Dedicated to the destruction of the world and everything in it (including yourself)? Want to meet like-minded individuals? Join us Wednesday night at the community center to learn more! Free pizza!"

Seriously though, the goals of The Twilight's Hammer can't be an easy sell. There's really no place in the cult for "Christmas and Easter" members, and wholehearted devotion means the destruction of yourself and everything you've ever known. Yet somehow there are SWARMS of these guys running around Azeroth. How do they recruit members, and what's in it for the recruits? Is there some sort of promised eternal reward?