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Guildwatch: Ninja tested, GM approved {WoW}

Mar 25th 2009 12:22PM Not to plug my own guild, but on that recruitment video for our guild do you guys see that double DK deathgrip on the spark coming from Malygos' front?

That was on our first kiling of him. We thought that positioning was going to mess us up, but our DK's timed that just right. You should have heard the hooting and hollering on Vent.

Breakfast Topic: Pranks {WoW}

Jan 29th 2009 8:49AM I used to give a LONG (20 minutes) and drawn out detailed explanation of the chess event to new players. I would have them get a pen and paper, then I assigned players with marks on their heads to denote the "fire row, frost row, shadow row, and holy row" and explained how to calculate the number of attacks to use based on standing on odd or even squares in each row (some were opposite element, some were not) depending on the positioning of the enemy in an element row and whether the square was black or white, odd or even,....etc....etc.

Just as they began throwing their hands up in frustration we would tell them how chess REALLY worked and laugh!

MMO-Champion's Tier 8 preview video {WoW}

Jan 28th 2009 5:06PM I'd like to see the paladin sets. I want to know if I can hope for an improvement over the "power ranger" look we have with T7.

The valorous isn't too bad, but for some reason the heroic T7 set reminds me of a robot boss from Mega Man.

Massively and GamerDNA chart the MMO market in 2008 {WoW}

Dec 30th 2008 1:25PM Yes, while the Arthas story line is likely a favorite, Blizzard is far from running out of excellent lore to explore.

And if Wrath is any indication, I expect them to continually improve on their past successes.

Judgement of Light to cause no threat in 3.0.8 {WoW}

Dec 18th 2008 3:26PM If you have threat issues as a tankadin without SoL you need to consider deleting WoW from your computer.

Threat is not an issue for "us." If it is an issue for "you," than "you" are the problem :)

Lichborne: Basic defense gearing for the Death Knight tank {WoW}

Dec 15th 2008 9:47AM The 102.4% stat is when you are unhittable (meaning everything is a dodge, block, parry, or miss). If you hit that percentage, regardless of class, you are unhittable.

I don't know about how defense counts for druids and DK tanks though. Anyone know how it works for them?

Breakfast Topic: Are private servers really that bad? {WoW}

Dec 8th 2008 9:48AM If even one person plays on a private server who would have maybe played on a legit server, then it can be argued that the host of the private server affected Blizzard's income from subscriptions, thus it is stealing...always...period.

Those of you who want something for nothing don't have a leg to stand on here. Blizzard made the game, not you. YOU don't get to do whatever you want. You pay for the right to play the game their way, or not at all. End of discussion.

Breakfast Topic: Should raid progression even be tracked anymore? {WoW}

Dec 4th 2008 9:32AM I want to see data showing that hundreds of thousands of "run-of-the-mill" guilds are blazing through this content. I lead a fairly strong raiding guild that was T5-6 in TBC and we are just starting the 10 man content (some of us were leveling slower, so maybe not the best example).

I think on our server only a few alliance guilds have cleared ANY 25 man content, and 1 has cleared all of it. Over with us on the horde, we have 2 guilds starting 10 man Naxx and I believe 1 that has ventured into some 25 man raids.

So yes, we are not a strong raiding server, but we ARE "run-of-the-mill." The ppl blazing through this content are not the average guilds, they're the "elite-of-the-elite", and now a few of the "elite" are getting there.

World of Warcraft hard drive by Transcend {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2008 2:06PM I have been having performance issues ever since Wrath launched. I have a super ridiculously high end gaming rig and still hitch a lot while flying, in Dalaran, or even porting to Org.

What's worse, tabbing out (from full screen mode or even windowed mode) is really slow. Even turning down the graphics doesn't help, which is ridiculous anyway because my computer can MORE than handle WoW.

Maybe Blizz just needs to do some optimizing?

15 Minutes of Fame: Tanking with a panic button {WoW}

Nov 25th 2008 3:55PM As a Ph.D. level Counseling Psychologist for the past 11 years, I can tell you that individuals with anxiety disorders and mood disorders can (and do) play stressful video games with little difficulty.

I will clarify that these disorders are not classified as disabilities by the ADA, they are mental disorders, which is a very different thing. The symptoms caused enough distress or dysfunction to interfere with everyday living, but they do not require someone to be in a drug-induced coma, or anything like it.

In fact, the vast majority of individuals suffering from mood and anxiety disorders lead normal lives. Only in extreme cases do the symptoms get to the point that require involuntary hospitalization. In fact, with the exception of bipolar disorder, many people have managed depression and anxiety without medication at all. Some use therapy or have found individual coping strategies that work for them.

Please don't post long diatribes about things that you do not have sufficient expertise in to talk about.