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12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Foam Sword Rack from {WoW}

Dec 20th 2011 1:55PM Oooh, I've been hoping for this one.

Breakfast Topic: Design yourself as a raid boss {WoW}

Apr 5th 2011 10:12AM Because I have a great self interest in living, I would aim to be the boss no one wants to do.

First, all of the trash packs will consist of stealthed rogues with what appears to be a random following of non-combat pets. They are tiny, they are hard to target, and they are the real threat with whatever abilities their bigger counterparts have (dragonhawks have a stun, worg has a fear-growl, Mr Grubbs gives a disease, etc). If you ignore the rogues, however, they chain-stunlock you. The pats are completely random pats, with no predictable pathing.

The bossfight itself would consist largely on trying to fucking find me in a large columned room with random holes in the floor that you can fall down. Once you actually catch me it will be like fighting an old-school rogue twink, because no amount of stacking hit will make a hit made from the front land. Good luck keeping aggro. Any kick I get off on a caster silences for remainder of fight or until a full cast-time bandage is applied to the target.

The loot would be heavily rogue-centered, but would also include a few very nice healer items that have great stats , but are grey-quality and dyed orange. Always orange.

The last straws would be that if you die in the fight, rogue minions come forward and loot one thing out of your backpack (not your other bags, I'm not cruel), and throughout the fight the same minions will pickpocket random players in 50g increments every minute, insta-killing you if you don't have the money.

Should I be defeated, that money is in the loot table, but EVENLY distributed through the raidgroup

Breakfast Topic: The most memorable raid interruption {WoW}

Mar 18th 2011 11:35AM The last Tuesday in October I had to text my raid leader "be right back, house on fire." When he responded with the reasonable "I hope not ACTUALLY on fire," I sent him pictures of the blaze.

Just two Tuesday's ago, my grandmother died in the middle of a Maloriak pull (in hospice, not in the house).

I may be getting a rep for interesting AFK excuses.

Breakfast Topic: What makes a great raid leader? {WoW}

Feb 20th 2011 10:41AM I appreciate my raid leader a lot.

He makes deadlines, and he keeps to them even if it means cutting RL people he knows out of the raid. He makes the fair and uncomfortable decisions (like who to cut) quickly and with actual regret in his voice for needing to make that kind of a call. He never forgets that we're people with schedules and with things we want to get out of a game.

He lets us goof off in raids, but we know that when he puts the ready check up it's time to shut up and run the strategy. His strategies are researched before hand, and he'll test them out on us, but then he has the wherewithal to notice when something just isn't working for US that worked for the STRAT guide, and he'll change it to meet our needs on the fly.

With Jinna of at the helm, raid time manages to be the time I have the most fun in WoW.

Around Azeroth: Out of the game and into the streets {WoW}

Feb 7th 2011 1:35PM Yet another blow for the legitimacy of gaming in the media's eyes.

Leave it to some kid to not be able to think of any way to make the same joke without committing a crime.

Know Your Lore: Master Mathias Shaw of SI:7 {WoW}

Feb 2nd 2011 9:09AM It's worth mentioning that either SI:7 or the Stormwind Assasins deployed half a dozen men to go WITH King Varian Wrynn up through the Deeprun Tram tunnels to IF with the intend to assassinate "Queen" Moira. This happens in the book, "The Shattering". They would have succeeded had Anduin not begged them off at the literal last second.

WoW Moviewatch: Mad World of Warcraft Cataclysm {WoW}

Jan 21st 2011 12:15PM Very, very well sung. And yeah, I felt like this too.