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Mists of Pandaria: Female pandaren {WoW}

Mar 19th 2012 11:09AM I'd hit that!

Breakfast Topic: Do you mind being the unsung hero? {WoW}

Jan 5th 2012 8:04AM I could tell you what really happened, but then I'd have to kill you.

The Daily Quest: Interesting thoughts and reminders {WoW}

Nov 8th 2011 4:28AM I foresee that the readers will not so easily let you off the hook with that 'socks' thing, even though you hold untold amounts of goodwill :-)

Breakfast Topic: What was your moment of awe in WoW? {WoW}

Sep 9th 2011 8:55AM Entering Westfall for the first time, with a friend. We were such newbies at the time, that a lot of things felt 'very dangerous', since our newbishness allowed us to die easily.. The atmospheric music there, the 'eternal harvest' warm yellowish colours of the landscape, and possibly also timeof-day near sunset, made it feel very captivating.
In general, I had a fascination with 'danger', e.g. taunting the INSANELY POWERFUL wolves in the northern part of duskwood, across the river to elwynn forest, sometimes being able to flee/evade them, sometimes being killed an a few bites..
"skull mobs" held a similar fascination, I assumed things higher level than me involved immensely complex mechanics, and hadn't at the time realized, that the game is cyclical and "same-feel" at all levels, in many respects.. Like life and things in general..

BlizzCon 2010: Patch 4.1.0 brings enhanced dungeon maps {WoW}

Oct 22nd 2010 5:35PM Now that I'm at it, I don't like flying much either. I think mountain ranges and valleys are much more imposing, when you actually have to traverse them instead of just skip-hopping over them. I wish WOW had Aions "limited flying" system, or similar.
I don't like birthdays either, or birds chirping :-).

BlizzCon 2010: Patch 4.1.0 brings enhanced dungeon maps {WoW}

Oct 22nd 2010 5:33PM I actually don't like dungeon maps. I think dungeons should be mysterious labyrinths, where the players' own skill should guide them. Not a guided-rails rollercoaster ride. What's the fun about mysterious unknown adventures, when you bring a cheat-sheet along with you? OK I admit it, I always loved blackrock depths!

Breakfast Topic: What's your most memorable moment of amazement? {WoW}

Oct 21st 2010 9:00AM Finding the crystals in Un'Goro crater, when I first started playing.
I knew so little of the game and what things mattered, so once in a while I'd get a "gold craze", thinking I had finally found "the motherlode of LOOT". I loved sneaking into zones that were way above my head, and felt thrills of danger whenever I either escaped a "skull" mob or got killed by one. Like small kids view adults, I assumed max-level people had learned and knew the secret to life. So I was sneaking around the outskirts of Un'Goro, with my late-thirties-early-forties toon, and looting the glowing crystals like there was no tomorrow! I had no idea what they were for, but being so colourful and shiny, surely they had to be IMMENSELY VALUABLE?!
Before I really found out what they could be used for, I had already gotten distracted by something else in the game, so I never got to feel any huge disappointment from it :-).

The Queue: Pebble {WoW}

Oct 16th 2010 5:35PM about 3d wow: There is nothing special about it, its just the "nvidia 3d vision", that you need to have installed (driver from nvidia and typically with the glasses they deliver).
However atm (where it doesn't work..) I'd recommend waiting to see if they get it fixed.
IF you have it installed, you get a checkbox in the wow gfx setup, "enable stereo 3d".
If you want to just "check it out for free", you can try the "3d discover" variant from nvidia (mostly free, only "price" is you need a pair of straight red/gren/redblue 3d glasses).
I tried it out that way, before I bought the full product.

Beware that you will need a special monitor for the proper 3dvision part (ie the non-discover / non-redgreen glasses thing).

The Queue: Pebble {WoW}

Oct 16th 2010 1:38PM about clicking in 3d: Personally I've never understood the problems people get with it/don't feel them. However, you can choose two behaviours for mouse: That cursor jumps in depth ie follows background, or that it stays "on the glass of the aquarium". Personally, I can only handle "mouse on aquarium glass" - when cursor traces in 3d on background, I get freaked out.