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A guide to shutting out the world (of Warcraft) {WoW}

Apr 8th 2009 8:24PM If there's an RP server that's anything like described do please let us know which one, because I'm transferring.

I think it's important to remember that the entire game is pointless, whether you "progress" your character or not. "Oh, be sick, l33t hardcore, and bid thy epics give thee cure!"

As for all the people who say to play a single-player RPG, what single-player fantasy RPG are you recommending? After Oblivion, then what?

Two mods for thwarting The Alchemist's Apprentice {WoW}

Mar 26th 2009 1:12PM I have to agree, I think people are only cheating themselves using tools like these, or the various quest mods designed to make sure that the player never has to look around for anything.

I don't need a full-fledged adventure game in my MMO, but I do wish there were more activities that actually required me, the player, to figure things out, decipher clues, or at the very least find things.

Breakfast Topic: To bug or not to bug {WoW}

Nov 12th 2008 12:17PM I went and looked at the pieces on the vendor in Netherstorm, and then didn't take any; people can make all the jokes they want about 'earning' things, I certainly have poked my share of fun at people on the forums who treat the game like a job, but I didn't want prizes for which I hadn't knocked down the bottles.

It would have been like entering a cheat code, and the only person I'm really cheating is myself.

Tank Talk: Do you feel lucky, punk? {WoW}

Jun 6th 2008 4:41PM "Is it worth it? Hell yes."

Can you write another article explaining this comment?
Because I read this list, especially #7, and it completely removes any theoretical desire I may ever have had to raid tank.

I like tanking at the 'regular' level, but this sounds hideous.

Addon Spotlight: Goin' commando (or close) {WoW}

Mar 11th 2008 1:40PM I write a fair number of macros, sometimes more because I enjoy writing the macro than for any real need.

I have a couple of add-ons, I don't get more mostly because I just don't feel the need, I don't really see anything lacking in the default UI, which has obviously picked up a lot of elements that used to be add-ons.

Hybrid Theory: What can I do? part 2 {WoW}

Mar 8th 2008 1:03PM >>No, really, I'm serious. If you're applying to be a healer for a >>raid and you're specced Dreamstate, you need to go >>respec. Sure, maybe you can make it work, but why would >>you?

Because trying different things is fun? Especially for the kind of people who enjoy playing hybrids?

Breakfast topic: Bad at WoW {WoW}

Mar 7th 2008 1:33PM My main was recently declared "king of scrubs" on his class forum.

I have a fondness for oddball specs, especially on hybrid classes, who I like to play as hybrids not specialists.

I play with the default UI, and don't use a threat meter or for that matter many add-ons at all.

I refuse to look up quests I haven't done yet, I like to experience them unspoiled, and try to figure them out for myself (if there is anything to actually figure out, with everything sparkling and appearing on the mini-map.)

I do read forums, and poke into the game and class mechanics, because I'm a geek and they interest me, but I have no interest in min-maxing. If I was ineffective it would bother me, but not being "optimal" in a role-playing game bothers me like ten percent of not at all.

Addon Spotlight: Healbot Continued part 2 {WoW}

Mar 6th 2008 1:34PM It's not just you.

Personally I don't even use all of the options that have been added to the base UI, for example, the notifications to indicated that Overpower, Execute, or Hammer of Wrath can be used; I want to make that determination myself, not have the game inform me, and suffer the consequences if I fail to do so.

Of course you can make the argument that I am already reliant on the game to inform me of conditions like these, by displaying the target's health, or changing the icon to a ready state, I can't dispute that. But there's a degree past which I'm simply not comfortable, and it includes things like show enemy spellcasting, threat meters, and from the sounds of it Healbot Continued.

I'm not criticizing those who choose to use the tools available to them, and I'm sure that I am less effective in the game because I choose not to, but in the context of a recreational activity I find avoiding the feeling of distaste that comes with these tools more important than maximizing my effectiveness.