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Cataclysm dispel mechanics {WoW}

Apr 6th 2010 6:39PM No, ret paladins aren't getting purge. Only priests and shamans get offensive magic dispel, and they're paying through the nose for it by losing another type of defensive dispel.

Martin Fury: What would you have done? {WoW}

May 1st 2009 2:57PM Since, y'know, I happen to know that items with their text in gold are developer items, I'd probably assume a mistake had been made right away.

Which wouldn't keep me from giving it to my paladin and pulling Karazhan, top to bottom, and killing it all in one shot before filing a ticket about the mistake.

Seriously, there's enough old-world content out there that it would be unnecessary to "test it out" in Ulduar, funny as it would be.

World of Warcraft listed as one of the 30 most offensive games {WoW}

Jan 12th 2009 3:05PM And heaven forbid a Christian investment group make a list of companies other people with the same beliefs might want to avoid investing in. HOW HORRIBLE OF THEM AND TERRIBLY INTOLERANT.

You're really stretching here. This kind of tripe doesn't belong on WoW Insider.

World of Warcraft listed as one of the 30 most offensive games {WoW}

Jan 12th 2009 2:53PM GG for jumping on the "lol religion" train there.

And being disingenuous on the "bleed" comment. Many attacks will cause an enemy (or player) to spurt a gout of animated blood when struck. I doubt these people have played enough of the game to know about bleed effects.

And OH NO, VIOLENCE IN RELIGIOUS TEXTS. Somehow this is equivalent to numerous quests involving torture, murdering innocents in the DK starter area, racial genocide vs. kobolds, ... ?

Yeah, anyway.

Breakfast Topic: Themed names {WoW}

Jul 21st 2008 2:26PM A large proportion of mine are named after medicinal herbs--Feverfew (a resto druid, appropriately), Campion, Saxifrage, Goldenseal.

Two are named after Gnostic aeons, a trend I hope to continue over on Moon Guard, though the original in this trend is on Feathermoon. ;) Ialdabaoth (okay, so he's not really an aeon, but) and Akhana.

A couple are named after literary/video game characters for the luls. Elilhrairrah and Inlerah are from Watership Down, natch, while Pelligri, who will be my death knight, is from Xenosaga. Doallyn is named after a very minor Star Wars character who appeared in one of the short-story collections.

The remainder are just named stuff that popped into mind and seemed race-appropriate. Ansawa and Kahmet for draenei, Snowthorn for a tauren.

Breakfast topic: Rarest hunter pets {WoW}

Nov 6th 2007 6:33PM I camped out in Feralas for hours to get myself a white wind serpent without the caster stats--her name is Redemption, and I've only ever seen one other wind serpent with the white skin on my server to date. Wind serpents in general are pretty rare on the server I'm on, probably because of the reasons people stated above--they're hard to target around. (Although I have yet to have anyone else bug me about it when I bring Rem into an instance, but that's usually because I send her to off-tank something rather than putting her on the main DPS target.)

My best-loved pet is probably my ghost saber, Nemesis; I've had him since level 20 when I was doing a lot of leveling in Darkshore (I'm level 60 now). But the ghost saber is fairly common on my server, and I'm far from the only female draenei hunter with one. (Male draenei hunters, now, are about as rare as female dwarf hunters, but that's another thing again...)

And since I don't need any new pet skills until level 64, I currently have three pets--the third being a bright red Outland buzzard, since the two-headed skin is the only carrion bird model I can stand. Vultures are vanishingly rare on my server; I've seen another of the exact same skin, and I know a dear friend of mine has Trachela, but otherwise owls are the most populous flier present.

I've never seen a bat, if I remember correctly. Crocolisks are almost nonexistent, I know the names of all the hunters who have spiders and they're few enough to count on one hand, a boar usually means the hunter with it is a PvPer, there are wolves all over the place, and cats beat out other hunter pets 10:1. Surprisingly, ravagers--despite their ridiculous damage output--are not at all common, probably because they have ridiculously low health and creep people out. Crabs are very rare, so are scorpids, while gorillas have a fair amount of popularity and I see at least a couple of bears on regular basis.

My other, low-level hunter is destined to have a ravager (which I will need to ghost-run to Azuremyst for, as she's Horde), and will likely keep a boar and a scorpid on the side.