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WoW, Casually: The Dos and Don'ts of speedy leveling before Wrath {WoW}

Nov 9th 2008 4:43AM Yeah, don't loot anything...just spend an hour or so here and there begging other players for gold. :P

Caption This! {WoW}

Sep 12th 2008 1:26PM Specimen #1 - The Ubiquitous Huntard

Forum post of the day: No more newbies? {WoW}

Aug 31st 2008 2:38PM I'm not sure that the game itself makes things as frustrating for new people as do the multitude of guides that newbies might be trying to follow.

This isn't something I'd even considered until recently when the following happened to me...

I was at the forge in Stormwind when a level 10 fellow came up to me and asked me for copper ore to level his professions. I pointed out that ore was readily available in Elwynn and it would be good to mine so as to level is Mining skill.

Turns out he was following a guide that proclaimed mining a waste of time so...he'd taken Engineering and Blacksmithing. Being new, he had no idea the guides were aimed at 70s who had the money to buy mats and powerlevel such professions.

He honestly thought people would just give him what he needed (or the gold with which to buy the materials) to powerlevel his professions right then and there.

He ended up obviously very frustrated and not particularly keen on listening to my explanation (I was telling him he was going to have to do some work when what he wanted was the nifty engineering and mining stuff...how tedious of me!)

That's just one aspect. Another example is starting off a new character and looking for build info. The majority of build info being offered is aimed at endgame. It's hard to find functional leveling builds or, at least, good explanations of what the different talents are, how a talent makes it more suited to PVP vs PVP, etc. Yes, all this is obvious to someone who's played awhile but for a new person? Very confusing!

Not to mention, if they mess up their spec or don't play like a veteran, a newbie is often verbally called out and harassed...which is very off-putting to say the least. But this is a tangent to my original point. ^_^;

BigRedKitty: Rhino {WoW}

Aug 25th 2008 10:47PM Enjoy it while you can. That is so not going to make it to gold. I wouldn't be surprised if they shrink it during beta.

It's cool as a novelty but I'd go nuts if some hunter in any group I was in had that thing out blocking my view. *___*

Ten things I hate about Wrath Beta {WoW}

Aug 20th 2008 2:19PM This is sarcasm, right? It's the /beta/. You can't honestly be complaining that things aren't working in the beta.

Draenei on a tiger at level 30 {WoW}

Aug 16th 2008 5:32PM Same here. I did the Teldrassil quests though. More running around for training than I would have liked but it ended up very worthwhile in the end.

I didn't realize having a mount from another race at 30 was unusual as I saw many right after that patch went into effect (I thought it had something to do with twinks and BG honor--I know nothing of these things). In fact, that's the reason I was tempted to go through the hassle with my shaman (that and avoid yet another elekk).

Looking for the ladies in Outland {WoW}

Aug 16th 2008 5:16PM Even with the loss of fatty tissue and somehow gaining the extra testosterone required to build an upper body on par with the males the hips would still be somewhat different. But this is really just picking nits and far too much to expect from a low poly game. :D

Looking for the ladies in Outland {WoW}

Aug 16th 2008 5:11PM Of course all Wretched are male...I can't think of anything more wretched than being male!

Just kidding, boys! ^o^ ;D

I agree about the Fel Orcs...being evil enough to 'keep' females mostly as breeding stock.

As for as the Amani trolls, IMO, there should be females. I'll also note that 'witch' was (and still is, in some circles) a genderless term, the current stereotype is that they are/were all female. So it's not a telling point one way or the other. Maybe their females are just too clever to be out being repeatedly murdered. ;D

Ethereals... possibly breed like slugs. When two meet and wish to mate they just decide who's going to pitch and catch. ;D

I love the Broken and do wish they'd show Broken females or, at least, give a reason why the females aren't socializing.

Breakfast Topic: Favorite Outland zone {WoW}

Aug 12th 2008 1:12AM I want to retire in Nagrand. Maybe train up a gronn or two and start a clefthoof ranch.