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A guide to shutting out the world (of Warcraft) {WoW}

Apr 9th 2009 5:13AM There are addons that do this job for you. I use one called EasyDND. Not only can it block charter/guild invites, but can also block grp invites, duel requests and is fairly easily configurable. Not sure if there are other addons out there like that but I wouldn't be surprised. This can really help stopping some of the other annoyances.

Breakfast Topic: Manners {WoW}

Mar 18th 2009 8:26AM I like the idea of being able to report someone for, I believe the best way to describe it would be, rude behaviour. Something that could mark someone with a black mark that other people could be made aware of. The problem about this is what happens if a bunch of people get together to wrongly blackmark someone. You could put in an appeals process but then you run the risk of people successfully appealling against a valid report.

Maybe the best way to handle it would be through the community. Screenshot it and make it available for people to see, but then how do you prevent photo shopping for a bad report.

Personally I use NotesUNeed. If anyone does something that annoys me, I make a note on them. This then can be displayed when you mouse over them (including the opposite side if I remember right) and can have a note tag in chat. This is great for making detailed notes on the event and can make you more wary in the future.

Breakfast Topic: Good eats {WoW}

Mar 12th 2009 10:06AM I carry a full stack (or near enough) of Fish Feast which I always like to bring out at the beginning of an instance. Rest of the grp really appreciate it and I like to feel I am adding to the whole party buffing that goes on.

I also carry a stack of Graccu Mincemeat Pie (or what remains of what I got at Winter Veil) and a stack of bread. The bread used to be food for my pet but I tend to eat it to heal myself sometimes and save the Graccu for when things have got real bad. For my pet, I found that the Underspore Pods created from the quest reward from the Sporeggar is great for the pet. The food is item level 100 so it is the preferred food for the pet. I can make 10 every 12 hrs and combined with his getting happy from growling, means I never have to buy food for him and worry about the mend pet glyph not working at present.

I also carry the Harvest Festival reward as well for creating food. I know it doesn't give much return but can't complain to free stuff.

Breakfast Topic: Amazing grays {WoW}

Mar 11th 2009 10:02AM For me it will always be the Lucky Rock. I have carried this around for at least a year. I am conviced it makes other people I am grouped with luckier and as I help others, I always carry it and consider their successes down to the rock.

I once asked a GM if its power could be imcreased but they told me it is at its full potential.

So an inventory slot in my bags is always taken by the rock.

Sprite Darters and Westfall Chickens for the Horde {WoW}

Mar 9th 2009 10:34AM @James

It is true that a number of the Alliance only recipes are sold in SW but there are 3 that are only quest rewards and that is a problem. That is the imbalance here. 3 quest only rewards for the Alliance and the one only quest rewrd Horde recipe is now available via a vendor.

But you have highlighted another point. The fact there is a vendor for the Alliance selling a lot of these Alliance only recipes. I have yet to see one on the Horde side for our vendor only recipes. A single point or purchasing. *Resists the urge to shout "unfair, unfair" *

Sprite Darters and Westfall Chickens for the Horde {WoW}

Mar 9th 2009 10:08AM Oh, I am seeing a lot of stuff I am agreeing with here (or disagreeing with as well :D). I noticed the traveling change for Alliance but only by mistake. I am principally a Horde player but I do have a reasonable high Alliance character (my first) and I needed to go from SW to DN so I decided to go via land. I flew to Wetlands and waited at the end of the pier for the boat for at least 30 mins (this was after 3.0.2 but before the expansion came out.) It was only after talking to the dockmaster that I found out the boat routes had changed and that I needed to go back to SW. I was not impressed.

It is now fairly easy for a very low level character to visit all of the cities in relative safety (once they have got to the cities that is). For the Horde, they have to leave the city to get the Zepellins or, in the case of TB, travel through the Barrens on the Horde equivalent of the Wetlands run.

How about the fact that a key flight path in Eastern Kingdoms (Kargath in the Badlands) can only be reached through Alliance territory. I am wondering whether this same situation occurs on the Alliance side where a single FP is needed to join the 2 halves together. I know it is offset by the access to the zepellins and I reckon arguements could probably be made about Alliance needing to travel through the Horde territory but it seems more prevalent Horde side.

Of course, I could just be biased too, :D

Sprite Darters and Westfall Chickens for the Horde {WoW}

Mar 9th 2009 9:56AM I have to agree with you and disagree with you. It comes down to fairness in a way. I agree that Blizz shouldn't have to pander to people people wanting everything handed to them but I do think that some things should be fair.

It is nice that Blizz are giving access to the Horde so they can get an Alliance only pet but the point here is that the pet was Alliance only. Alliance had one additional pet ONLY available to them in helping get an achievement. Sure, there are pets that only Horde can get but those can then be sold via the neutral AH. This pet wasn't even allowed that. Blizz could have given the Horde a pet of there own (apparently the Worg pup used to be Horde only) or could have reduced the number of pets needed for the achievements.

The same is true elsewhere. Alliance have more mounts available to them over the Horde. Howabout some work there. I am not asking that Horde be allowed to ride Mechanostriders (although my Belf would kill to to get one of those) but how about some different coloured existing mounts to make up the numbers. How about a rep based mount we can work towards ourselves like the Winterspring Frostsaber. I am not asking for every thing to be the same. Just for a little more equality.

Sprite Darters and Westfall Chickens for the Horde {WoW}

Mar 9th 2009 9:45AM Although they may not be BoP, you still only get the recipes as a reward for doing the quests. If I remember right, one is in Teldrassil, one is in Hillsbrad and I have no idea where the third is.

For those horde players wanting to get the achievement, they either have to keep an eye on the AHs or level an alliance character. As one is in Hillsbrad, that means quite a bit of work to get the alliance only recipes. When you compare that to the only horde quest recipe now purchaseable from a vendor, I am wondering when they will finally be added to more readily available list of recipes for Horde.

Can we also get some love in other areas too? I wonder how many people realise that the Alliance have access to 32 racial mounts and 1 special grind mount (winterspring frostsaber) whereas Horde only get 29 racial mounts. Gives the Alliance a 4 mount aid in getting the achievements there. Not that I am trying to sound bitter at all :D *mutters while filing away the other unfair bias' that exist*

WoW Rookie: Help! {WoW}

Feb 19th 2009 4:07AM Get yourself EasyDND. You can set it up to auto intercept certain events. These are party invites, trade invites, duel invites, guild invites and guild signings. It auto whispers the person who tried (I had to modify the files to change this message) and can be set to work under certain events (in AH, BG, Instances). I have it set to auto ignore all ninja invites and to flag DND while I am in BGs and Instances. Great little tool if you are tired of people pestering you.

One fault I have found with it. I have it set to auto ignore trades unless they are on my friends list. This prevents me from trading with someone else unless I deactivate it first (easy to do in the options). It does mean that I have tried to give someone something and they have received the whisper "You're trade request has been automatically declines because you are rude and need to learn manners." A quick apology immediately follows.

WoW Rookie: Help! {WoW}

Feb 19th 2009 3:47AM Euch. I got whispered by someone asking if I wanted to go on a raid while I was helping a friend through one of the Coilfang Reservoir instances. I got a whisper of something like "Want to go to MC". I immediately responded with "Excuse me, can't you see where I am right now." I get very annoyed with ninja whispers especially if they are not polite. I immediately got bombarded with very offensive language.

I proceeded to report them to a GM and their guild. I didn't put them on ignore though (even though they ignored me after their rant). I don't like to use the ignore list unless someone is really pestering me. Instead I made a note about them with NotesUNeed. Now I can create a history of people who annoy me or help me without having to rely on friends or ignore list.

I also appreciate politeness, correct language and civility when people deal with me. A ninja whisper for gold or boosts will not get a nice response from me. In fact I have gone so far as also using EasyDND and modifying the default message to say that"your *whatever* has been automaically declined because you are rude and need to learn manners." Maybe people will soon learn how to act.