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The Queue: Hard mode is hard {WoW}

Mar 6th 2009 2:44PM A quick search reveals exactly one epic one-handed axe in-game that isn't from PvP - and it's a tanking weapon! Why the sudden lack of axes? Is it because of homogenization of loot and rogues' inability to use them?

Enter to celebrate patch 3.0.2 with a Paper Airplane from WoW Insider {WoW}

Oct 14th 2008 1:41PM I'll be valuing the new-and-improved Mind Flay and trying to sell enchants at my typical overpriced mark before scrolls for them flood the Auction House.

Fake Howling Fjord map released [Updated] {WoW}

Apr 11th 2008 2:01PM Was gonna say. That map of Northrend in-game doesn't have Quel'Danas on it.

All the World's a Stage: There's something about Mary Sue {WoW}

Mar 10th 2008 1:14PM I think that a cliched character isn't that big of a deal, so long as it's plausible. Warrior son of guards from Stromgarde? Great. Hate undead because the Scourge destroyed your family? Statistically speaking, there are going to be a lot of those people. And I think that roleplaying is a lot more fun when some people do play the 'establishment,' the average Joe that fits in when people make generalities like 'Night Elves hate orcs because of deforestation' or 'Tauren revere nature.'

Having a rather anonymous 'starting place' for your character gets a large portion of backstory out of the way, and makes sure that said backstory actually fits within the lore. It's always better to be a vengeful paladin from Stratholme, as cliched as that is (with apologies to the person I know that fits that billing) than to be a princess from a secret tribe of humans that lived in the Badlands or something. It also provides a nice contrast with all of the people that are so determined to be different.

The key is making sure that your character is unique in all that. There're going to be countless other refugees from Gnomeregan, but it's your personality and quirks that define you. Make it about how you were abroad making a business deal when things went under, not how you escaped Thermaplugg's personal clutches because of a magical talisman you inherited as a descendant of the ancient kings and queens of Gnomeregan.

All the World's a Stage: There's something about Mary Sue {WoW}

Mar 10th 2008 2:03AM I dunno. I don't mind anonymity. I don't wanna be Jaina Proudmoore, I want to be one of the faceless Kul Tiras footmen that made it through Hyjal. No fame, no glory, but a place in the world. Maybe that's just me.

My characters are never the big heroes. My warlock been to Stratholme, but he won't lay claim to slaying Baron Rivendare. My draenei serves the Aldor, he's exalted with them, but he's just a servant of the Light. The extent of my heroism is saving my guild leader from where he was held in the Undercity, and that suits me just fine.

Killing the Betrayer or hanging Nefarian's head from the arches doesn't mean squat to me compared to walking into a player-run tavern and having your reputation precede you because of what you've done in the roleplaying community. It might not affect the world at large, but it feels better to me.

The Twelve Days of Winter Veil: Day eight {WoW}

Dec 27th 2007 1:38PM I'm too tired for wit. Just my entry.

Enter to win a $5k Dell WoW Edition notebook {WoW}

Dec 14th 2007 11:52PM Er. Alliance, too.

Enter to win a $5k Dell WoW Edition notebook {WoW}

Dec 14th 2007 11:52PM I'd like to think I have the decency to donate this lappy to Child's Play. I think I do. But I'm keeping the figurine for myself. Maybe.