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Cataclysm Beta: Worgen /silly and /flirt sounds {WoW}

Jul 1st 2010 11:28AM Deanna Troi's actress actually came from Manchester, and she put on a silly accent for TNG. It's supposed to be "Eastern European".

Cataclysm Beta: Worgen /silly and /flirt sounds {WoW}

Jul 1st 2010 3:08AM The male one is pretty good but the female accent made me cringe. I think she's supposed to be *English* (Not "British" - Britain is England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and they all have different accents) but it just sounds like the typical American actor doing the horrible, stereotypical voice you get on US TV shows. Sorry guys, but we don't actually sound like that! - Is what I sound like, I have a North-West English accent.

Scattered Shots: Hunter Q&A Part 2 {WoW}

Aug 1st 2009 5:27PM Hiya! Told you I'd post. :D Keep up the good work.

I'd like to see more "unique" pet skins too, although I'd like to see something different than rare spawns. I hate flying around Sholazaar and Zul'drak for hours. Something that's hard to tame or in an instance/raid or part of a quest or something would be good, I think. So that not everyone will have it but it also doesn't take hours of camping or extreme luck to get.

Dual spec issues and how to fix them {WoW}

Apr 19th 2009 6:45AM I don't know if it's been mentioned before and if it's a bug or intended, but it might be worth noting that if you try and put a glyph on your inactive spec, it puts it on your active spec. I didn't realise this would happen and burned an expensive new resto glyph when it went into my balance spec, even though I clicked on the resto glyph pane.

15 Minutes of Fame: Anthropologist digs into WoW Part 2 {WoW}

Jan 7th 2009 3:06AM Very interesting stuff! I'll definately be checking out the book.

As an English female on an American server, I do sometimes struggle with the attitude and culture differences. I'm a teacher in RL (I teach young adults with learning disabilities) and I'm training to be an English teacher and I often find the typing styles and such to be difficult to deal with, too.

Vent really is a guy's place, although the people I usually choose to spend time with are not the "average" player, I don't think.

BigRedKitty: An open apology to everybody {WoW}

Nov 8th 2008 8:55PM Very quickly thrown together video up. :D

I've commented more on my blog, but I'm a native AD player and I decided to join in with this. I don't see how it could be seen as anything but positive. So what if it crashed the servers for a bit? It's not the end of the world.

15 Minutes of Fame: Arena team Smites its way to the top {WoW}

May 14th 2008 3:11AM If MLH = Moonkins Love Heroism (I'm assuming here, I could well be wrong), I've seen them advertising for selling arena points before now. It'd be quite amusing if it's the same team, given their comments about the arena rating requirements.

The Wow-ku challenge {WoW}

Apr 30th 2008 6:28PM I actually did a series of Karazhan haikus as one of my first blog posts.

Blood Pact: Destro the only way to go? {WoW}

Apr 17th 2008 2:21PM I've actually been thinking about this a lot lately. I have an affliction warlock who I have a great deal of fun on. As a character who spends her time doing dailys and sometimes Karazhan, she's pretty much perfect to be riding high on the damage meters.

The 25-man raiding I do is on my resto druid, but there's the potential to be able to do some of it on my warlock at some point. So over the last few days I've been looking at the gear and weighing up how I can keep my beloved affliction build and still be viable as damage as well as support.

I think it hinges on your choice of gear as much as playstyle. If you look at the tier 5 and 6 gear, the increasing amount of spell crit on it is obviously skewed more towards destruction as a build, seeing as DoTs get no benefit from crit rating. By focusing just on the tier gear, it's made fairly easy for a destruction warlock to gear up.

However. If you look at the arena season sets in comparison, you'll notice something - there's two different sets. One has spell crit, one doesn't.

What I ask myself is why this hasn't been done for the PVE tier gear? This would easily solve the problem of there being just the one popular spec at endgame, the one where lots of crit = fat numbers = lots of damage. If there was another tier set with the crit taken out or at least reduced considerably and the points spent elsewhere, we might see more affliction 'locks hanging out in Sunwell. There doesn't have to be three sets - just two.

Until then, I think that by spending a little more time looking closely at gear, affliction warlocks can still keep their damage high. Perhaps not going for a full tier set but mixing it with PVP pieces still (seeing as you can swap tier tokens for it now) and with badge pieces. It's true that the spellhit/damage items also have spirit on, but they're still superior to the items with crit on for certain specs.

Bornakk announces region free test servers {WoW}

Feb 9th 2008 4:01PM This would be awesome. I play on the US server but I'm in the UK, and I'd love to be able to do something with some of my friends over here that play.