Aug 15th 2011 9:40PM Other than the fact that they have been following all the prices for years and use the old formulas to reach the true price of inflation and have massive credibility in the economics community, they must be just a random website.
I suspect you haven't a clue what they actually do. Please show us your research that brought you to the conclusion that they are "tin-foil hat garbage with no data to back up their conclusions".
I've done mine and they are the real deal.
Aug 15th 2011 6:48PM Thankfully, in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia, inflation has largely been in check in recent years -- maybe a couple of percent a year. Things are getting more expensive, but they're getting more expensive slowly.
Great article but your points on the inflation in the USA, UK etc being low are inaccurate. Its true that that the inflation that is reported is around 2-4%, but that figure no longer represents what we think it means.
Core inflation no longer includes energy nor food in its calculations and is manipulated by substituting and removing items to present the appearance of low inflation figures. The truth according to Shadowstats.com (which measures inflation using the original, more honest techniques) is around 15%. I'm pretty sure most people's grocery bills will bear that truth out.
Jan 31st 2011 4:21PM In the particular situation, it was a bug. We tried to use the vote to kick system to kick him after waiting over 15 minutes. Sadly it wouldn't let us due to the "still being in combat" (we weren't) bug. We all opened a ticket, we even tried using the Role check to illustrate and escalate that someone was not confirming their role on the basis that this would be an obvious flag for signalling something was wrong. Sadly, after 30 minutes. the group slowly fell apart. Interestingly, the next day I logged to find the same guy still in my group, still afk, still online
It's clear that the vote to kick system is a work in progress solution and yet it seems that the obvious has been missed. If someone doesn't confirm their role after say 5 minutes, then it is safe to say that they have either DCed or had to go afk or are playing some new douche bag angle.
Imo, there should be an automatic removal after a certain period of time of absenteeism. The vote to kick should not be used to remove these situations but rather for dealing with dickwadery.
Jan 31st 2011 12:25PM Why doesn't Blizzard automatically remove anyone from a group that fails a Role Check after a set time?
So far I haven't ever had anyone I have wanted to kick from a group for being a pain/rude/annoying/a liability etc (I guess I'm lucky) but there have been several times when someone has gone afk or DCed that I have wanted to but have come up against the in combat bug. Having a system that could remove people that are afk from a group for a set period (innocently or not) would allow the vote to kick system to be used for the douche bags.
Jan 25th 2011 8:21AM Rouges are over powdered
Dec 23rd 2010 10:32AM I'd love to see something like this. We have stores that sell certain items, we have the AH for when we wish to buy or sell products but we don't have anywhere for where we can go and buy or sell services.
A way to allow players to do this would be great. Imagine being able to place a classified ad for something you need or for a guild to show in game what classes they are looking for or being able to search thru the list of ads for a rare craftable item:
LF rogue to farm Heavy Junkboxes, paying 10g per CODed box
Friendly, leveling guild LFM members levels 20-85
RP Group LFM members for regular in game rp events
WTB Blood of the Mountain x6
LF LWer to craft XXX item, my matts
level X guild, LF Resto Druid. We raid 7-9pm ST on Tues and Thurs
Tank LFG for serious Dungeon Achievements
Although trolls will always try and abuse whatever feature will be added in the game, the search feature will help to filter out the unwanted crapola.
Dec 13th 2010 8:20AM IMO Hunters, Death Knights, Paladins have all got an associated reputation based upon some point in the history of WoW due to a mix of the antics of either bad players or gold farmers. I have seen mistakes unfairly attributed to these classes ala "blame the hunter" and seen very capable players have to work twice as hard to prove themselves.
Also, the utility abilities that the pure dps classes bring to a raid is still nowhere near as strong as the flexibility of the hybrid classes. Sadly, Mages, Warlocks, Rogues and Hunters will remain a second tier class until this utility gap is addressed by Blizzard.
Dec 10th 2010 9:46AM One of the original Knights of the Silver Hand
Co-founder of the Argent Crusade and the Ashen Verdict
One of the first humans to see Orcs (Eitrigg) as more than a savage race to be exterminated
One of the first to recognise Darion Morgraine's Death Knights as potential allies
I have always loved Tirion from the moment I played through the Western Plaguelands questline and was overjoyed to see his return in WotLK. His back story is full of tragedy, honour, nobility, control, diplomacy and a nice dollop of righteous anger. He also kicks ass and take names when it counts.
His motivational speech that is triggered during the first trash pull in ICC always gets my juices going for the next 10 encounters. It perfectly captures his hatred of Arthas and his skills as an inspirational leader.
"This is our final stand. What happens here will echo through the ages. Regardless of outcome, they will know that we fought with honor. That we fought for the freedom and safety of our people."
"Remember, heroes, fear is your greatest enemy in these befouled halls. Steel your heart and your soul will shine brighter than a thousand suns. The enemy will falter at the sight of you. They will fall as the light of righteousness envelops them!"
Nov 11th 2010 1:02AM Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!
Nov 6th 2010 1:58PM I think Blizzard will have to do something to clear up their faux pas. Their original post recognised the extreme time commitment and therein promised it wouldn't disappear in cata. Then a casual remark at a blizzcon Q&A suggested that it was going away, no notice, no respect for the time commitment (and gold commitment) and a complete reversal of policy.
Blizzard's reputation and word is at stake with this one and a lot of people are rightfully angry. Blizzard have dropped the ball here and will most likely have to create some kind of plan to allow grand fathering of this most insane achievement.