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Planning to stockpile XP for the Burning Crusade? {WoW}

Oct 19th 2006 6:18PM For me, PvP is king. I detest PvE play. Levelling is just an asinine gimmick that companies use to keep the monthly fees rolling in.

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WoW on South Park...what did you think? {WoW}

Oct 5th 2006 1:27PM I love the fact that the longer they play, they more they look like Jabba the Hutt :)

Well, you didn't expect South Park to NOT mock the players, right?

All in all, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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Breakfast Topic: Favorite race {WoW}

Oct 3rd 2006 1:31PM I favor the undead.

Where else can you get maggots in yer cheek and a 2 foot tall mohawk? :)

The real reason I like the undead is the attitude. While some faction / vendors of other races try to be intimidating, nothing says "Meh, you're wasting my time" like an undead!

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Breakfast Topic: Burning Crusade To Do List {WoW}

Sep 29th 2006 12:56PM I will be taking my raiding priest to 70, then my PvP warrior. I might make an alt just to peek around in the new content areas later.

I foresee very little sleep occurring for me after BC releases :)

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Healers and their extra heals {WoW}

Sep 22nd 2006 1:42PM For me, the issue doesn't come up often. I'm well geared, and INT / mana regen biased. HOTs, even several of them, don't move my mana bar much.

That said, I encourage warlocks to warn me before they lifetap themselves to 5% health. My first instinct on seeing a health bar falling is to interrupt my eating / drinking / moving and heal them, and start looking for the offending MOBs. So, I ask them to warn me out of courtesy, especially if we're in a single-group instance. The warlock in my Sunday night instance group (friends that get together weekly) has a macro that announces it to the party as he does it.

I tend not to run out of mana, even during prolonged battles / pulling mistakes. I either have enough to heal us through it, or the damage is so diverse and spread out that we wipe due to healing time required. There's usually no in-between :) I often use my free heal spell (disc talent) for a full group heal when things get that hectic.

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A polemic against powerleveling {WoW}

Sep 19th 2006 9:02PM I pay for this game to discover things for myself, not to watch someone else play.

Some of us, particularly those with multiple level 60s and hundreds of hours of play time ... are not going to "discover things for ourselves" in an instance we've visited many, many times.

Most of the versatility, good itemization, cool quest chains, and eye-candy content are available only at the higher levels. If I was forced to level each toon at the same rate as I did my first one, I would have left WoW by now.

That said, I usually don't powerlevel using other characters / ask for runs through instances. I usually do it via gold: keeping my characters' itemization as up-to-date and advanced as I can afford. I use DPS analysis tools and addons to maximize my XP/hour and so minimize my time at the lower levels.

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WoW Moviewatch: Fishing for Noobs {WoW}

Sep 13th 2006 1:36PM Oops, tried to HTML the link. Here 'tis:

http://www.warcraftmovies.com/movieview.php?id=2255

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WoW Moviewatch: Fishing for Noobs {WoW}

Sep 13th 2006 1:35PM Reminds me of the Poor Little Luckystrike video :)

Why does that sheep keep killing me?!?!?!?!

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Breakfast Topic: Embarrassingly Old Gear {WoW}

Aug 28th 2006 1:35PM Level 60 raiding priest, decked out in prophecy and several pieces of transcendence ... and I still have a Mooncloth Robe. I've been to everything up to BWL more times that I care to admit ... but no robe drops while I'm on board!

The worst part? The sucker looks like a wedding dress.

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When is a premade not a premade? When it's a PuG. {WoW}

Jul 31st 2006 1:12PM We don't use the word "premade" (and this is the first time I've heard it used in this context). We call them "organized" BGs.

That seems to be the difference between those and pick up groups.

You probably wouldn't walk up to a dungeon and group with the first 4 folks you met outside, regardless of their class. That's what you're forced into in BGs, though, if you don't have a group formed and ready.

And yes, the BGs are about gear. So are the instances. I don't see them changing this any time soon :)

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