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Children's Week + Outland = new pets! {WoW}

May 2nd 2007 1:02PM That elekk is adorable, but I don't think I can pass up a shot at a metroid.

Breakfast Topic: Who's healing you? {WoW}

Apr 21st 2007 9:12AM in Arena, it's my good friend the Paladin.
Everywhere else I see mostly priests, some paladins and the rare druid. Most of the druids I see these days are feral either for tanking or dps. I've yet to see a shaman main-heal.

How to die (without style) {WoW}

Apr 20th 2007 4:57PM My priest always has too much health and not enough mana. I keep trying to lifetap her down, but it never works.

WoW Moviewatch: Hack and Slay with World of Warcraft {WoW}

Apr 15th 2007 1:32PM Just the kind of aggressive behavior we expect from the Horde

Duplicate recipes create ingame scam {WoW}

Apr 5th 2007 4:10PM "Do not attribute to malice what could as easily be explained by stupidity"

One guy on my server was trying to sell some recipe in Trade not realizing that the required rep applied to using it in addition to purchasing it. It shows up bright red for the buyer, not so for the seller. If it's a scam, it's not a very good one. I more suspect that someone's trying to make a quick buck off people who don't want to rep up and not realizing that they don't actually have anything to offer their consumers.

Flash heals for everyone {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2007 4:20PM There's already something you can spec for. Every class gets it. It's a talent called "Alchemist." People unwilling to spend points on that talent can purchase the benefits from this talent at vendors and the AH for a modest fee.

Sure, this solution is more costly than a talent, but if you need the extra boost to get through the game, you should expect to pay for it.

If Blizzard actually listened to all these "give me X ability that so and so has" suggestions, there'd be one class and you'd just fill your action bar with the buttons for the role you were filling today.

Breakfast topic: Famous and infamous {WoW}

Mar 26th 2007 10:10AM I don't know that there are any famous people on Lothar, but there was a guy on Draenor "Armani" who was always posting in trade trying to sell random tailored clothes at high prices, promising never to be oversold (yes, oversold...offering to raise his price if you ever find anything posted for more expensive than his) and also amusing ads about being passed up by a girl or for a raid or whatever because your opponent was wearing Armani. Some people loved him, some people hated him. I found him annoying, but I miss him now.

Nihilum recruiting: females need not apply [Updated] {WoW}

Mar 20th 2007 5:25PM I'm generically opposed to organizations that single out one group to either compose their ranks or exclude from their ranks. That said, people do it all the time and are often happy with the results. How many of the people yelling right now are the same people who asked for above 18 servers? "That's different," you say, "kids make bad guildmates, but we're talking about girls here." Well, it's not really different. There are good/bad/mature/immature players in every demographic in both factions, etc. etc.

What's bothering people here is the implication that the female gamers just can't quite cut it. It's different in sports because there are physical limitations that make it an uneven matchup, but in videogames the playing field is pretty even.

I think Nihilum is stupid for doing this, but I also think they're well within their rights to do so.

Level restrictions on the Dark Portal {WoW}

Mar 13th 2007 2:27PM @24 (Todd)
Actually, yes. Get far enough out into the country and you can still find people who haven't bothered to pay for the expansion. Doesn't mean the rest of us should have to suffer.

Level restrictions on the Dark Portal {WoW}

Mar 13th 2007 12:32PM I see 0 reason to force players (new or old) to run instances/attune to go to Outland.
Reason 1: Solo-players - not everyone has the time or wants to group up
Reason 2: This falls under a category of suggestions I see a lot "Make players go back to old content just so it still gets used." It's a bit like locking the door on the indoor bathroom once a week so everyone has to use the outhouse. There are plenty of low-level dungeons I missed on my way up, but nobody's suggesting they make RFK necessary as a prereq to BRD just so it still gets some action.
Reason 3: Nobody likes attunements. an attunement requiring you to hit 3 dungeons at lvl 58 before you come to Outlands == newbs whining in /g until some 70 or thereabouts goes and runs them through scholo, strat, whatever. If you thought you were tired of them before BC, just wait.

Maybe we did all work hard for gear that doesn't compare to Outland greens. Just because we had to walk to school uphill both ways barefoot in the snow with the hot sun burning down on our bare backs doesn't mean the next generation should have to as well.