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Server maintenance extended to 3:00 p.m. PDT {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 5:53PM So, you... missed the part about there being another foot of snow incoming on Thursday, then? Winter Storm Watch for Edmonton YEAH #YEG YEAH

(Newfoundland with snow > Edmonton on a bright summer's day)

The curious case of Cataclysm potions {WoW}

Feb 6th 2012 4:07PM Normally I don't carry healing potions, because who wants to pay for them? - but I wanted to point out one more avenue to obtain them: the wreckage pools off Darkmoon Island. The crates will occasionally drop mystical healing potions (two stacks obtained last month, through sporadic fishing).

I remember rolling my very first character in classic WoW beta, and running up to solo a grell higher level than I was... not knowing much about it, I watched my health plummet, so I drank a healing potion - not knowing that WoW, unlike Diablo II, had a cooldown on healing potions. First corpse run ever!

Breakfast Topic: What's the worst trash pull in the game? {WoW}

Jan 29th 2012 7:47PM C'thun. C'thun C'thun C'thun.

No one remembers C'thun trash? Really? People offered to sacrifice guildmates to ancient bloodthirsty deities if the deities would make the trash pulls go away.

Breakfast Topic: All I want for Christmas ... {WoW}

Dec 25th 2011 3:03PM The original epic mount for all races (no stupid armour!)
And a Classic Collector's Edition.

If it were something purely in-game.... I'd like for fishing to finally yield up a Sea Turtle, please! Or the Baron could have his mount droprate increased to 100%. :D

WRUP: 'Twas the night before the night before Winter Veil {WoW}

Dec 24th 2011 2:37AM Not all of them.

World of Wardrobe: Shaking the bugs out of tier 2.5, page 2 {WoW}

Sep 8th 2011 1:50PM As a level 85 BM hunter, I've soloed the gauntlet before Fankriss... two or three times now. Get on a mount, ride down the tunnel, stop at the end, explode. Entertaining!

The Queue: Twilight cultists are everywhere {WoW}

Jul 29th 2011 2:08PM Yes! Since 4.2, I've been getting dazed everywhere - my usual approach of "ride through, trailing thirty mobs, then Feign" isn't working as well on Tol Barad.

The Queue: Wizardly wisdom {WoW}

Jul 16th 2011 2:16PM I don't know why - but they really should reconsider their "in-house" acting. One of the things that really let me down about this expansion was the Deathwing cinematic; when you see a big dragon, you don't expect a light male tenor, autotuned to sound vaguely scary.

One of the reasons I enjoy Bioware's games so much is the voice acting - and they don't use Huge Brand-Name Actors for their main roles. (Yes, the supporting characters/antagonists are often cameos by 'bigger' actors.) There's no money left in the budget to buy someone with a bass voice for the biggest antagonist in the game (lit.?) to date?

Good voiceovers in game make a big difference, and there's so little of it, you'd think they could afford someone to do a brief monologue and some shouty phrases for the actual fighting. Sigh.

Know Your Lore: Archdruid Fandral Staghelm, page 2 {WoW}

May 19th 2011 1:39PM Well, the good Captain Goggath who orders the slaughter of innocents in Ashenvale wants a preemptive strike, without warning, to drive 'a dagger in the heart of night elves everywhere'. Civilians obviously don't get out of the way of the bombing run and are slaughtered.

On the other hand, the General who sacks Taurajo does leave a gap in his lines specifically to allow civilians to escape, and they do, night attacks notwithstanding, and some make it out.

And generally speaking, "I want their stuff and they won't give it to me" is not a good excuse to begin conflict anywhere outside of recess. Night elves won't clear-cut their forests for the orcs? Night elves, who consider the forest sacred? For orcs, who slaughtered Cenarius? Gee whiz, I am completely surprised that trade deal didn't go off.

Oh, and then Southshore's probably completely justified, right? Those men, women and children who now exist as agonized, writhing sacs of goo - they had it coming. The undead totes have the right to exist.

Know Your Lore: Archdruid Fandral Staghelm, page 2 {WoW}

May 18th 2011 6:00PM There is absolutely no excuse for Ashenvale.