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Win a pony from {WoW}

Apr 15th 2010 5:10PM Hoping to win one or the other here myself now.

Joyswag: Fallout 3 + survival guide {Joystiq}

Nov 4th 2008 6:59PM My biggest concern would be living, mostly in a "Will we have enough weapons and ammo to fend off the mutants and other nasties" kind of way.

Build Shop: Paladin 0/46/15 {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2008 5:20PM Its not so much that it doesn't proc, but the chance of it doing so drops off with the more avoidance you get. Since it requires you on taking damage, if you're always dodging and parrying (or blocking all damage or the mob just misses), then the chances of it going off drop a lot.

Granted, you'll most likely have 5 or 6 mobs on you tops (generally 3 or 4) and you're not going to be avoiding all the attacks in some form or another, so its not like it won't happen. Its the same kind of problem, though, that tanks face as they get higher up in regards to threat generation. Too much avoidance so you're not taking damage and thus you can't do what you need to do.

Mysterious Mysteries: Fel Reavers on wheels! {WoW}

May 29th 2007 2:06PM Actually, I have noticed mobs doing some sort of hopping while going around before. One of the Crocolisks out in the Swamps Of Sorrow out by the coast seemed to enjoy doing such things.

But I need that for my alt! {WoW}

May 11th 2007 3:05PM In a PUG, Alts come down to basically rolling greed and hoping you get it. If the person isn't there, that's how it goes.

Now if its in a group of people you group with on a regular basis and trust, then I they should discuss and determine if it would be okay for your alt to get it.

Honestly, go for equipment for your alt only if no one NEEDS it. Either that, or actually get your alt to that area and hope.

WoW Moviewatch: The gnome that killed 10 Horde {WoW}

Mar 14th 2007 5:24PM You know, the only problem I have with that video is that those Hordies... they either were really eager to kill a Gnome Mage that they'd follow him anywhere, they weren't actually thinking, or the whole thing was staged to get that result. I personally don't see why any one would continue to chase after anyone for that long a path.

That, or the Gnome Mage had been annoying them for a while.

Revenge of the healers {WoW}

Feb 6th 2007 3:04PM I, myself, have a level 23 Priest who hasn't had much of a chance to really worry much about healing in a group yet. While I have yet to run across any one who would fit the kind of idiocy that would be befitting of such a place here, I both fear and yet eagerly await the time when I can stand there and decide in a second or two if I let the person live or die based purely on how stupid they've been.

Take that as you will.

Draenei shadow priests gone wild! {WoW}

Jan 24th 2007 3:29PM Justin, that's not exactly the same thing. Neither of those abilities are ones you have to spec to get in those classes. A Gnome Mage has access to both Blink AND Escape Artist with out having to spec for it, the same with a Human Warlock and their abilities. Even taking into account a Facemelter's Vampiric Embrace, having them able to use GoTN would start making Draenei Priests way too powerful.

In addition, actually, the Draenei Priests also have a Mana over Time racial ability. Combine the two and you end up with a cloth wearer that is bordering on the survivability of a Paladin with the ability to only have to worry about high Shadow Resistant targets in terms of dealing damage.

Draenei shadow priests gone wild! {WoW}

Jan 24th 2007 11:51AM Honestly, while it does stink that GoTN can't be used in Shadowform (I was kind of hoping and looking forward to it myself,) it does make sense from both a game play and a lore point of view.

First off, if Shadow Priests (AKA: Facemelters) had the ability to heal in Shadowform, then that would tilt the balance of just about every encounter even more so into their favor. They can already tear through most characters and character builds rather quickly from what I've seen, and giving them the ability to heal with out having to change out would just be over kill, or at least the ability to heal over time with out a chance at stopping it.

Secondly, from the lore side, this ability is, as the name says, a gift from the Naaru. The Naaru, while apparently tolerant of Shadow using Priests and Shaman in general, are beings of light and holy energy. It would make sense for their blessings and other abilities to be holy based. Thus, when the Priest does go into his/her Shadowform, they have to give up the use of GoTN until they change back.

Like I said, while it does stink that it can't be used in Shadowform, I do understand why it can't be.

Obscure researcher finds PS3 price acceptance from small online sample {Joystiq}

Oct 11th 2006 5:04PM #3, that number is based on a two-year old census and an unknown number of people in that 2,000 that they questioned. In short, I personally don't trust those numbers to mean that exact thing. If you check it out even, there aren't any ways to see the exact numbers and the like.

I'm not saying that those numbers aren't possible, I'm just saying that the lack of information that they're giving leaves them to be doubted.