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Ready Check: You're fired {WoW}

Nov 13th 2009 12:25PM i don't know if these such formality has ever been practiced in guilds i've been in

usually bad players just get "sit out" more often.. or told they can get another spot/chance once they improve. if they get another chance and don't improve they just get sit out again for an undetermined length of raiding time.

Razer giving away Nagas and WoW steins on Facebook {WoW}

Nov 13th 2009 3:31AM i own a naga and it is worth every penny i paid for it

i also owned and used a steelseries mouse since last march and unfortunately i have to say the naga beats it by mile

Guardian talks to Chinese goldsellers and UK buyers {WoW}

Mar 5th 2009 5:20PM I'm not sure if this applies to all hackers.. but I do know that at least for some of them, it's not about the gold.

It's a power trip.

Being able to hack into your account and then completely deface all virtual stuff you worked so hard to accumulate... there's almost a feeling of being god that you would get from doing something like that to a helpless victim.

Guardian talks to Chinese goldsellers and UK buyers {WoW}

Mar 5th 2009 3:00PM "many times the gold obtained by these companies isn't earned through simple grinding, but by hacking, keylogging, and exploiting"

This might be true, I'm not completely sure about that since it would be bad for business for them. A bad rep is probably the last thing they want since it would kill their business.

I'm inclined to think that at least _some_ of the exploiting and hacking is from the good of US of A. Let's not forget we've got some unscrupulous genius hackers in America too.

Will dual specs eliminate the tank or healer shortage? {WoW}

Feb 17th 2009 12:19PM I think it _will_ help. I myself have a shammy and druid. I like healing on occasion, it offers a way to mix things up a bit. But I have to admit I like dpsing most of all. Nothing is more fun to me than seeing big crits and directly contributing to downing a boss in an instance/raid.

And yeah I do worry that I will get pigeonholed as a healer. People compliment me all the time on my healing so they might try to pressure me to stay in that role.

From a bird's eye perspective, I think one of the bigger issues that created this problem is the need for there to be this tank, dps, healer makeup. For example, when I play Diablo II with my friends we just get together and kill things. Of course this is a fundamental design of WoW so I don't expect anything to change, but it is still worth thinking about imo. Maybe the next-gen mmo Blizzard is coming out with will address this issue.

Analysis of Warriors changes in 3.1 {WoW}

Feb 5th 2009 1:14PM "If you have 10 rage and change stances, all of your rage is lost."

Since I like to build rage by doing an initial charge into the pull, this would mean I'd have to wait a little bit more time to build more rage up (greater than 10 rage... prolly at least 20rage or more) before switching to beserker stance (I'm fury).

This seems like my dps will take a slightly longer time to work up to.

Dr. Phil confronts WoW players {WoW}

Oct 22nd 2008 3:52PM I actually saw the show as I leave my TV running in the background as I play WoW.

I think that he does bring up "topics" worth thinking about. There are some people that play WoW that do have an addiction. It is worth asking yourself if you play too much and whether or not you should play less so that you can get any neglected areas of your life sorted out.

On the other hand, I disliked what I perceived as ridiculing on the part of Dr. Phil toward his WoW player guest. He seemed to make fun of a lot of what his guest said on the show. I think that he should have still shown respect even if he disagreed with what the guest said.

Toward the end of the show, Dr. Phil briefly introduced a lady who wrote a book asserting that gaming addiction is more the part of the person playing the game rather than the game itself. And I agree with this point. But Dr. Phil seemed to invalidate everything the woman said and tried to make her look bad too (in subtle ways).

So basically I think Dr. Phil did bring up some topics worth thinking about but I disagree with the way he lead the discussion.

Ret to be nerfed "to the ground" {WoW}

Oct 15th 2008 3:33PM lol! when you said "holy warrior" i immediately envisioned a guy in cloth armor, wielding a scimitar and screaming 'jihad!'

Tuesday Morning Post: Patch day 3.0.2 edition {WoW}

Oct 14th 2008 6:00AM Does anyone know if the barbershop will allow us to choose tattoos and piercings (e.g. earrings)?

I hope they do, I think it will be cool to give my warrior a new nose ring :)

What's the point of resist gear? {WoW}

Oct 6th 2008 6:25PM I personally hate resist fights. Like the article said, it takes so much time and effort (and sometimes gold) to collect resist gear. Plus there are different kinds of resistances that one needs for a specific kind of boss.

My main used to be a druid and I had SR, NR, FR, Arcane resist gear for him. These included rings, pants, gloves, trinkets, etc. This all took up bag space.

This in addition to his normal resto and feral gear (I respec on occasions).

To this day he only has like 1-2 bank slots free.

So there are lots of reasons I really hate the notion of being forced to have a set of resist gear just for certain fights/bosses.