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How to make gold when your competition is camping the AH {WoW}

Feb 13th 2012 6:59PM Thought I'd mention another kind of undercutter - the person who is in a rush to level a craft they can also farm for. They just want to dump their stock and free up bag space and you won't see them on any particular item level for more than a week maybe. So if my leveling alt horribly undercut you and relists after three days and you think I might be gone - buy me up, because I'll go away and you can resell what I posted much higher than I did.

I know not every case of severe undercutting is like this but I thought I'd mention it. You can see my alts doing this when I'm doing something like leveling skinning in combination with leatherworking, or mining in combination with engineering, and then just dumping the end result to free up bagspace for more of the same, but it also means I'll never rest on one level of output for long.

Should there be a hide option for RealID? {WoW}

Feb 8th 2012 8:09PM I have a second account I use for privacy away from my main with RealID. But that's an extra expense of course, and I don't feel I should HAVE to be on a second account just to hide when I'm on. Sometimes I'm tired and I just want to run dailies/low levels and use the AH without getting summoned to do something I don't have the energy to do justice to. I actually got the second account to help set up my bank alt guilds, but RealID is why I kept it.

New Blizzard forum personality to focus on lore and story {WoW}

Feb 7th 2012 3:57PM If I could upvote that Bashiok post I would :) I hope Nyorloth is not too horribly destroyed by us forum types :)

To have someone on the forums talking with us about story is AWESOME and I'm glad.

Adorable hand-sewn plush murloc by Katie {WoW}

Feb 3rd 2012 5:32AM So cuuute!

Ol' Grumpy and the specter of pointless elitism {WoW}

Feb 3rd 2012 5:20AM Thank you SO much Mr. Rossi.

Do the elitists understand that relatively new players like me will not stay around to put up with bullying or exploitation? The game needs to hold onto players or it won't survive at the current level - it's a business.

I had gotten put off from endgame by people posting recount when they had been in WoW much longer than I had been, and had much better gear as a result. I did make some headway doing resto instead of balance, and actually I enjoy healing, but I don't like leaving my boomkin side idle.

I only started to learn to tank with the encouragement of my guild. The hostile, negative atmosphere created by certain players makes many people unwilling to do any content they can't solo or pursue in their small family guild, if they are lucky enough to have one. And we wonder why there's a tank shortage!

Then we see bellyaching on the forums about "casuals" (which is to say solo players and family or leveling guilds) getting catered to by Blizz. No, they aren't. But a lot of people are in the game to have fun and having to have a thick skin just to gear up isn't my idea of fun. I deal with hostile people from the general public all day at work. Having to deal with them during playtime would be just too much.

So, my very fine resto druid now sits idle while my blood DK is learning to tank with my small casual guild and is in BC content. Other potential tanks and healers have left for other games.

The bullying could strangle WoW if it goes unchecked.

Breakfast Topic: Which race is the dancing queen? {WoW}

Jan 13th 2012 8:12AM Best: female goblin. That's just one serious dance.

Though I do love my main's female troll dance. Bonus, she also gets to have the boomkin dance! Yay! And I have the little boomkin pet who will /dance right along.

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat: Destroying this clockwork universe {WoW}

Jan 13th 2012 8:04AM With this Tinfoil Hat you've truly hit a home run. The only way to "solve" the issue of choice is to accept chaos into the mix.

Chaos can have a pattern set by its strange attractor, but it's not safely predetermined. Life forms must result from a chaotic state.

Azeroth is a state generator, and purely deterministic mechanisms - good or evil Titans included - can only be temporarily a part of an adaptive chaotic system.

So here is Sargeras' Achilles heel. Neither humans nor orcs have to quite make it to godlike power, they just need to gain choice. The Titans can craft intelligence, but only a flesh cursed gnome gets to have *freedom*.

WoW Moviewatch: The Hills Have Eggs {WoW}

Jan 13th 2012 6:58AM Scary! But well made... but scary!

Breakfast Topic: What secondary character would you promote to a leading role? {WoW}

Dec 15th 2011 7:17PM I guess I'm different from most, in that I don't see Sylvannas as evil - more that the Forsaken are in a situation no living race could ever be put into. They can't reproduce and are going to face increased pressure from living humans to their east, as well as the destructive inability of Garrosh to do strategy. If it's Sylvannas vs. Garrosh, I'm with Sylvannas.

I'd really like to see Muradin and Gelbin team up and clean up the remaining messes in Dun Morogh. Moira's protestation of innocence is weak. If she really commits treason, Muradin would be available as a Regent. I'd also like to see a questline or a dungeon where Brann cooks up a solution to what's happened to Magni.

I'd also like to see a high-tech quest hub where the Draenei and Gnomes combine efforts to prepare for the war that has been prophesized by Velen. This could seed a lot of new storylines for the future. Goblins could also be involved, in a neutral faction kind of way (just like we see with the Earthen Ring, for one example). The Goblins have been trying in Outland to poach technology off the spacefaring Ethereals and there's no reason they couldn't succeed.

Blue Posts and Other WoW News: New Fan Art {WoW}

Dec 15th 2011 6:34PM No wait, maybe I can... just ignore me LOL.

The wowhead viewer doesn't do it justice on my computer, and in game the particle effect works well to look like a lightsaber.