Jul 23rd 2011 8:54PM http://wow-tng.org/images/mortica/jainalovesthrall.jpg
May 10th 2011 12:39PM Orcah's book club. awesome.
Mar 29th 2011 9:54AM Prior to Cataclysm, it would have been Azshara. Now that the goblins have moved in...I supposed there are still places there that are peaceful, but who wants to be kept up late by noisy neighbors?
Mar 20th 2011 3:51PM In the realm of "it'll never happen because the technicalities of making it work would be too difficult", I'd love to see a truly neutral race added that can freely go into Horde or Alliance regions. On PVP servers, they'd show as Horde in Horde regions, and Alliance in Alliance regions. The catch is, they'd be open to be attacked by EITHER side in contested zones.
Merchants, translators, mercenaries, the possibilities would be amazing.
Mar 11th 2011 9:45AM I think if I was forced to use only 1 addon, it would be powerauras. I used needtoknow before finding powerauras, but as a healer it's really easy to tunnelvision on health bars. Having a sizeable/opacity-izable icon pop up with an optional sound effect for whatever situation you think is important enough to track pretty much changed how I played the game. It is much more fun as I no longer had several voices in my head going "you're supposed to use THIS on cooldown, and you've only used it twice this fight", "why do you keep letting those hots fall offf, ughhh", "I know I was supposed to move out of the fire, but I'm too busy trying to keep everyone else alive!"
The awesome thing about powerauras is the customizability. This is normally a putoff for new people, but they've thought of that, and have a way to easily import other people's setups. Go to their wiki, find someone's set that seems useful to you. Turn things off that you don't need, change the size/opacity, move them around on your screeen wherever. If it's missing something you want to track, copy one of the auras that is similar and rename it. After doing all of that, you've mastered 80% of the learning curve and should be able to set anything else up from scratch.
Power Auras: http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/powerauras-classic.aspx
The Wiki: http://powerauras.wikispaces.com/
Mar 3rd 2011 6:22PM You're missing RP-PVP servers in your list. Considering most people on RP-PVP servers don't even know they're on a RP server, it's a forgivable omission I suppose ;)
The Twisting Nether Gazette http://wow-tng.org hosts the largest server-specific fan-fiction library (at least for US servers) with over 3000 stories in our Legends forum. wyrmrestaccord.net was giving us a run for our money for a while, but they've been down since before cata, unfortunately.
I know there are other servers that have non-official fan fiction repositories. Some are stored in forums or blogs and some in wikis. Moon Guard's is at http://moonguard.wikia.com/wiki/Moon_Guard_Wiki
Hmm..most of the other links I'd kept around seem to have died out =/
Mar 3rd 2011 10:07AM Why I, as a healer, need 3 specs.
1. PVE Healing
2. PVP Healing
Yes, I can kill things with my healing spec, much better than I could in say, vanilla or bc, but it still takes 3 or 4 times as long and makes a grindy "job" feel more grindy and unfun.
Perhaps when I'm exalted with all reputations and my guild is at level 25 and no longer in need of me running dailies, I can/will switch my 2 specs to PVE/PVP healing. But for now, my PVP mates get me non-optimally spec'd PVE.
Dec 20th 2010 4:44PM One point that doesn't seem to ever come up: Most people are evaluating this as a "how fast can we get to 25" type of scenario. It's natural to see shiny things and want them immediately, however perks are just perks. They aren't requirements to play the game, and most people who enjoy smaller guilds are in them for the comraderie, stability, and as a haven from the greedy dramawhores of life.
I encourage small, tight-knit guilds to consider the long term benefits of this system. You may not be level 25 in 4 months, but in a year or two down the road, you'll be able to stand out from start-up guilds. Yes, you may only have 10, 20, 50 or however many people, but you've been together for a long time and you're here stay. Be patient and know that the people in your guild are there because that's where they want to be.
Nov 7th 2010 1:35PM The farmer references are in regards to the daylight savings time mentioned in the article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time
Oct 20th 2010 8:36AM sons of arugal and felreaver are my two most hated sneaky elites.