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Caption This! {WoW}

Aug 12th 2008 9:41AM Glinda sincerely hoped that her grocery order from Silvermoon City would arrive soon: 200 Roasted Clefthoof, 400 bottles of Ice Cold Milk, and a 1/2 ton of Fresh Step Kitty Litter.

Shamus Young talks about his favorite WoW nitpicks {WoW}

Jul 14th 2008 7:24PM Perhaps he has a pen-and-paper pedigree, and perhaps he should go back to that - I can't understand a single one of these complaints - especially from someone with a 37 toon - play the game through, then figure out what's a problem. His complaints can be summed up thusly:

Unusual drop numbers and setups are annoying, but part of the game - live with it
Quest locations aren't vague - they're quests, not Google Maps directions - explore
Bags are cheap if you know how to use the ah or learn to make friends
Would you like to drink, kill, tailor and cook at the same time? it's called prioritization
Too many ingredients? You only two plus three professions max - see "prioritization" above
Too many types of "confusing" food? Read the tooltips - something to do while you're doing all that drinking
Level restrictions don't make sense? Agreed - why not have Frozen Shadowweave at level 37 - no sense in earning it
Day/night - meh
Respawns - without them, it would be one big instance
Drinking - learn to conserve mana - the rest of us have
Wandering elites - pay attention to where you're running
You can fight with res sick, depending on class - if not, use the time for tailoring :-)

It's indeed true these are nitpicks, as he said, but they're also very whiny, especially so early into the game. Why play if it's this trying for you. The game is easy enough already, no sense in dumbing it down to take all the challenge out of it.

Anti-gold-seller FAQ page goes up at the official EU site {WoW}

Feb 22nd 2008 9:04AM "Now before people say "quit being lazy and level another one", it was way more economic and time efficient to pay 100 bucks to have a level 60 than to sit for 6-8 days total played time to level another."

I won't say that - I'll say thanks for supporting these parasites - you paid someone else to earn credit for you in a game. Enjoy level 60 - you didn't earn it.

Blood Pact: Why we Lock {WoW}

Feb 20th 2008 12:39PM Yea, that comment didn't make any sense to me either, both for the enchancment shammy and for my current toon, a shadow priest. With Vamp. Embrace, Spirit Tap, and Vamp. Touch, I can go seven or eight minutes without running out of mana, applying consistent, powerful damage over the entire time. I don't know what you mean by "consistent", but I certainly feel like that's the definition of the word.

Lunar Festival is up to its old tricks {WoW}

Feb 6th 2008 3:11PM Oh, I miss the Headless Horseman - epic raid drops every night, how yummy. It'd be nice if we could see more of with Omen. If Blizz is concerned about giving out too many welfare epics in easily defeatable holiday raid bosses, they could always make the epic loot from the holiday bosses expire after a period of time, say 6 months? Keep doing holiday bosses, and you keep your epic in place. Or make them blues that get better with every holiday raid boss defeated.

Fighting in battlegrounds at a level that ends in 1 {WoW}

Feb 6th 2008 3:06PM Mike, maybe you should learn to play your sub-7 toons better. I've been taking my spriest into AV, WSG, and AB over and over again from 50 to 69 at every level, and I do fine. I don't top the damage charts, but usually am in the top fifteen or so, and when AV was packed with 69 and 70 hordies, my 62-65 spriest was able to do a little healing, a little cc, and a decent amount of damage. It's all about determining what role you can play and working on it. Besides, I've never been in an AV, WSG, or AB match where every opposing player is x9-x7 - there are always a couple of lower level toons in the BG, and even if I know I can't kill some of the 70s, I can always pick off the 64s.

Nice elitist point of view - "you're below 7, so you're not as good as me and dragging me down". To echo others, if you'd like me to adhere to this policy, I'm happy to send you my monthly WoW bill. Otherwise, perhaps you should buy some more Kleenex and stick to the 70 bgs where everybody is at "your level". I'm really surprised to see such twaddle on WoW Insider.

Spiritual Guidance: Level 1 to 5 on your new Priest {WoW}

Feb 4th 2008 12:28PM Ditto 34's comments - who would have thought so many people would have a big issue with this? When I first saw the title, I did think, "geez, nothing else to write about today?", but reading it, I found it informative. My wife just took up WoW, and wanted to learn how to start out on her own without my help - this is the perfect type of introduction for her. My only gripe with this type of format is that I think 1-10 on many classes/races is one of, if not the, most enjoyable leveling time - new things to learn, new skills make such a difference, and people following a guide may be encouraged to rush around to get things done, rather than enjoying the rather care-free, easy-does-it aspect of the initial leveling zones. Well-written article, Elizabeth. Maybe the pissed off pre-teens who complained about the article should find something else to read.

Breakfast Topic: Changes mid-flight {WoW}

Jan 30th 2008 12:31PM I like this idea, being a priest I could levitate down. But what about a special quest line or rep reward (maybe with Skyguard, since it would seem most to lie in their line) for a parachute-cloak-like device. For those that have the parachute cloak, you can eject mid flight - put a cooldown on it if abuse would be a concern. That way everyone wouldn't have the option, but you could get this cloak, eject from time when you made the occasional flight point mistake or forgot something, and it wouldn't change the mechanics of flying by itself (which it seems to me might be a harded thing to change).

Around Azeroth: Spectral howl {WoW}

Jan 30th 2008 12:25PM Sorry, should have noted that first comment directed @5, not at Aticus :-)

Around Azeroth: Spectral howl {WoW}

Jan 30th 2008 12:22PM Way to distinguish yourself, superdork. Perhaps relevant grown-up comments next time.

Awesome mount, Pelouze. Nice picture.