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All fires are not the same {WoW}

Feb 4th 2008 11:29AM I went alllll the way to the Ancestral Grounds in Nagrand to cook me up some Spiritual Soup for the Daily Cooking quest only to find out that the campfires there aren't "cooking fires", and I had to go alllll the way to Telaar to buy some Flint and Tinder.

It's one thing when a brazier or fireplace doesn't cook for you, but when it's a campfire that looks *exactly* like your own Cooking Fire, that stings.

Encrypted Text: Levels 21-40 {WoW}

Jan 31st 2008 10:38AM I agree with the below poster: if you feel that you have lackluster DPS or are thinking of raiding any time soon, do a Combat build. But if you're just PvE questing and instancing, you can easily have fun with an Assassination / Subtlety build. We all remember that right? "Having fun"? You know, other than from topping your raid's DPS charts... =P

On CMs and their thread choices {WoW}

Jan 29th 2008 3:28PM It's good to remember that CMs are usually a two-way conduit; they're a way for the gamers to communicate their ideas with the devs *and* a way for the devs and PR proper to get out their say to their audience. As such, CMs have to balance out the wants and feelings of the forum-goers with those of the people that sign their paychecks.

It may well be that Nethaera and Co. would *love* to have in-depth discussions about the pros and cons of WoW's game design, but they also have to deal with the fact that the people that created that same game design work right next door, don't agree with your opinions of their flaws, and know where you live. In-house game studios have just as much as office politics as any other spot and CMs have to be careful not to step on the toes of the people they have lunch with over a crowd of random strangers on the Interweb.

Compound this with the fact that most game companies exercise tight PR reins on their CMs concerning new info in lieu of giving the gaming media the scoop in return for good press, and you have a situation where the beleagured CM has their hands tied as far as talking about anything topical or of import and resort to replying to "Worst PUG evar??" threads just to keep in touch with their audience.