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Insane in the Membrane no longer requires Shen'dralar reputation in Cataclysm {WoW}

Nov 10th 2010 10:20PM The truly insane are the Jazzrik farmers--god bless 'em-- and they are so, so much more dissed by this.

Sunday Morning Funnies: Belt trick {WoW}

Nov 16th 2009 1:06PM Moar quizzes that like one plzkthxbai! Seriously, that was fun.

Passive buffs for gatherers {WoW}

Jul 19th 2008 1:26PM I'd like a fishing buff that reduces threat due to the smell that just can't be washed away...

The merits of WoW clothing {WoW}

May 5th 2008 11:30AM Does anyone else see the irony in Hay's rant?

Its *all* just a diversion.

Forum post of the day: "Long Road Home" {WoW}

Mar 17th 2008 12:20PM For truly academic, authoritative (at least in some ways) and "meta" check out the Terra Nova blog (terranova dot blogs dot com). The writers cover online virtual worlds in general, however, as to be expected, WoW features predominately.

WoW, Casually: Patch 2.4 preview {WoW}

Mar 14th 2008 11:56AM You should note that we got a bonus week of the Faire due to Blizzard's mistake on the calendar. It is still in Elwynn Forest. I got a gem this morning!

Breakfast Topic: When did you get hooked? {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2008 11:40AM I should also mention that I knew I was hooked when I started reading WoWinsder everyday lol!

Breakfast Topic: When did you get hooked? {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2008 11:36AM It didn't take long. I resisted a looong time, because I can be somewhat obsessive-compulsive with games in general. But late 2006 I gave myself the trial version as a reward for finishing a final paper for a class. I am very interested in the social web and rationalized that WoW was "required reading!" I was a little horrified at first. I was a hard core Realmz player (old school, flat, Mac OS rpg, often with challenging puzzle solving). These quests required NO puzzle solving! And then there was the shock and horror of the Inn at Goldshire O_O (repleat with nekkid table dancers my first time there) and all the people just running, running, running by....

But that oh-so-delicately-balanced carrot of level progressions kept me going. My first trip to SW and discovering that there was more than Elwynn Forest was probably the defining moment.

Soon I was thinking "Hmmm, why pay someone to make my next enchanting rod....I can just make a new character to be a blacksmith....oh and while I am at it, why not an alchemist and leatherworker just in case." And then a bank boy and learning how to play the AH.

Some bad PUGs in Redridge followed by an excellent one sealed the deal. I was/am just amazed how a group of complete strangers can (albeit not always, lol) do specialized jobs to complete an often challanging task. One of my favorite things in WoW is a good PUG. It is a somewhat rare and random thing but highly interactive and it keeps me coming back.

15 Minutes of Fame: Noor the pacifist {WoW}

Jan 16th 2008 12:10PM My bank boy alt is a pacifist of sorts. ..he is sworn to not kill anything. Its a long story involving a failed attempt to get my gf to try wow. I have been trying to get him to level 10 so that he can tame a pet (half nekkid nelf hunter bank boy, natch) but it is hard. He once accidently killed a critter with his trusty Farmer's Broom and /cry 'd for hours--auto attack is now off the button bar. He also once paid 1g for a run through of the Japserlode mine (/shame)!

I think the Noor's battleground strategy is great and completely valid--I'd welcome her/him in my battlegroup anytime! Although the weapon skill constraint, to me, seems a bit contrived...I would think sap would be valid....but to each his own!

Hurray for you, Noor! and good luck!

Phosphor E Ink watch giveaway (part 2) {Engadget}

Dec 21st 2007 10:06AM very cool!