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Temporary Item Buffs Might Cause Lost Enchantments {WoW}

Aug 16th 2006 10:47AM The way I'm reading this post, it sounds like you're saying that temp enchants would persist through zoning after patch 1.12, and that they were trying to turn that on real quick with a hotfix. If that's not what you're saying and I'm misreading it, then you can ignore this.

What happened here was this:
Patch 1.11 actually enabled the persistent temp buffs. See the patchnotes here:

The hotfix tonight was disabling that again. The link you posted as to the problem they were dealing with was that the temp buffs persisting was causing much more server load than they expected, so they're disabled till expansion, as the expansion should theoretically bring new hardware that will be able to handle things.

So, the hotfix was actually a big-time nerf. It's really quite unfortunate. Having persistent temp buffs was great. My rogue friend was just gushing about how awesome it was to go into an instance and not have to re-poison up. That's gone again now. :(

Get Profiled and Show Yourself Off {WoW}

Aug 10th 2006 4:27PM People keep talking about RPGO - can someone link it? :)

1.11 Patch Notes {WoW}

Jun 20th 2006 5:32PM I'm a HUGE fan of the keyring, and the ability to mark creatures when in parties or raids.

Now, we can just designate marks to mean something, like "This mark means sap, this one is sleep, this one is shackle" and we can easily assign out targets. No more having to say "Hey, select me and hit F to assist me, that's your target for crowd control", or having your hunter mark different people as targets are handed out.

Also, I know CTRA is still going to be useful, but now with the ability to do ready checks and mid-screen announcements, it hopefully will be at easier to group with people without it.

Breakfast Topic: Football and WoW {WoW}

Jun 19th 2006 12:26PM So far, it's not been too bad on Cenarion Circle, a US server.

Also, it reminds me of this great strip from The Noob, a funny MMO-parody strip.

Screenshots Suppressed on Flickr? {WoW}

Jun 15th 2006 1:06PM I understand the frustration here, but this isn't a recent policy change. Flickr has been this way since day one. It's not an image-hosting service, it's a photo-hosting service, and they've always been pretty clear about that, if you took the time to read about community photo standards and whatnot. It's admittedly some fine print, which most people don't read, but it's still there and not that hard to find.

It's the only reason I haven't dropped the $25 for a year's premium account. I currently run a personal installation of Gallery2 ( and just over half is WoW screenshots, so I know I'd be excluded from public search.

It's frustrating for sure - I don't really care to maintain my own gallery anymore, but I don't want to go pushing my content out into a system that's just going to basically ignore it.

The Challenges of Azeroth {WoW}

May 16th 2006 5:51PM My friend had like 300 gold at level 40. He said it was all from doing mining/skinning from the earliest possible moment and selling every bit of it on the AH.

His char is now level 50, with mount, sweet gear, and already like another 600 gold. He should easily have what he needs for the epic mount at 60. It's crazy.

Breakfast Topic: To Raid or Not to Raid {WoW}

May 11th 2006 1:32PM jpc, they're talking about stuff like that in the Outland areas, which could be quite nice.

As for at 60 - I've been 60 for about nine months now. I've casually ran ZG a few times, one or two AQ runs, and a couple of MC runs, but that's it. For the most part, I'm basically sticking with my guild and doing a lot of Blackrock stuff, Strath, and Scholo. Last night I led a group of people into BRD to attune for MC, and it was a blast. I hadn't actually led the group before, so that was fun. We didn't have a warrior to tank, but our druid in bear form did an amazing job, and we didn't wipe once. It was a blast.

I've found that simply just hanging out, helping out, and socializing with guildies is quite enjoyable at 60.

Breakfast topic: Guild drama {WoW}

Apr 11th 2006 11:14AM In the 14 months that I've been playing, I've been in several guilds. It seems like a lot of the ones that help you grow have people who eventually hit 60 and then quit, moving to a raiding guild, or some huge dramabomb hits.

I just recently joined a guild that's a lot like what the prior poster described. We're a mature casual guild that's doing some raiding but for the most part we just hang out and talk and help each other out and have fun. It's a blast. We have our own Vent server and have karaoke nights and such, and yet with being silly, we still do things like BRD/BRS/Strath/Scholo/ZG and are slowly working our way to MC without worrying too much. It's great.

Breakfast Topic: Proudest moments {WoW}

Feb 27th 2006 9:13AM I can think of a couple of proud moments that really stand out.

When I was level 42 (NE priest), my friend (42 human paladin) and I were out grinding on some black dragon whelps when we found the larger dragons out in the badlands. We decided to try a few of the elites, then realized we'd pulled a 45. Neither of us seemed to be able to get any physical attacks off, but slowly my DoT wore at him and after a few applications and some good shots from the pally, the dragon went down. It was great.

Another more recent memory, at 60, I was working with a group in the Sunken Temple, and someone in our party decided to jump off of an edge and landed in the middle of one of those clusters of dragons around the large hole in the upper floor. The whole party jumped down right after, and we wound up fighting around 15 dragons in a row. I burned a mana potion in the process, but not a single person died. It was a very proud moment.

Patch 1.10 News: Priest Updates Revealed! {WoW}

Feb 23rd 2006 11:26PM Also, it should be noted that mental strength got moved down in the disc tree by a tier. It's now 20 points in, not just 15.

Finally, Holy seems viable! That's very exciting. The "lightwell" doesn't seem all that amazing, but I'm still super pleased! Finally, a reason to put more than 15 points into holy.