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Breakfast Topic: Fickle loot table, I stab at thee {WoW}

Dec 16th 2009 8:47AM my hunter got the NES trinket with no problem (it's hunter loooooot!) but I can't get either of the bows or the harpoon to drop. Unless, of course, I'm running on my shaman who has no need for them.

Alas, this is the way things work.

Breakfast Topic: What kind of PuG are you? {WoW}

Dec 11th 2009 8:41AM First of all, the new dungeon finder is teh a healer, I can be in a group in a matter of seconds. If someone drops group, their replacement will be running up the hall almost instantly. But yeah, I think it does contribute even more to a "ok let's just do this i'm here to badge-whore" mentality.

If I fall into a particularly serious, hardcore, all-business group, I'll sometimes break out in spontaneous full-on RP, replete with inane emotes and completely made-up lore references*. If I can get someone else "in" on the joke, the hilarity multiplies as we play off each other. On a server like Blackrock, the reaction tends to pretty hilarious and certainly makes things more enjoyable for me.

*disclaimer: It's especially amusing to me because I don't actually RP, nor do I know the first thing about lore...after 5 years of playing I still don't know why the Horde and Alliance fight each other.

Win a year of Curse's premium service {WoW}

May 12th 2009 9:32AM Do want!

Insider Trader: Evolution of Fishing {WoW}

Apr 26th 2009 3:51PM Agreeing with a lot of good ideas here, but I need to add my voice to the choir about the STV tourney being changed or removed from the Salty title. On a notoriously unforgiving, high-population PVP server you NEED to bring a small army of mercenaries and scouts with you to have a chance. It's really frustrating to try hard every Sunday and have maybe 14 fish when someone wins. Basically, winning the contest is not at all a measure of one's skill in fishing (although you need it to win.) Fishing, and the Salty achievement with it, is pretty sweet stuff for solo players, and the requirement for winning the contest sucks the fun out of it. Don't nerf the title, for heaven's sake, just change the contest or replace that requirement with something else that's still challenging in a more solo-friendly way.

Tunes for toons while raiding {WoW}

Jan 7th 2009 1:34PM I used to play "Ventrilo DJ" on a separate computer during raids with boss-appropriate music (i.e. Hall and Oates "She's a Maneater" while wiping on Maiden in Kara.) As casuals, our guild progression was slow and terrible but people always commented on how much more fun our raids were and would stick around much longer than you might expect.
FYI, playing Tiny Tim when people QQ is also quite effective to shut them up.

World of Warcraft on twenty seven 67" monitors {WoW}

Aug 7th 2008 12:31PM Read my comments (as "soulglow") on the Kotaku post where I submitted this originally, for a better explanation of what's going on here and answers to most of the concerns listed above.

This is most definitely not 'shopped (as I have also shooped some whoops, etc), and I most definitely did play Bioshock at a fairly smooth 30FPS on this video wall. I could not play WoW unfortunately, because as a secure facility there was no outside internet access.

The wall is operated by custom hardware that happens to run 32-bit XP. It has 14 dual output video cards and custom software to split the rendering.
The machine you see in the lower left is running a remote client that allows configuration of the wall without having to drag a keyboard around the room.

As a looong time WoW player, this was the first thing I wanted to do with this system... I risked my ass hoping a lot of people
would get a kick out of this. I know I did.

Is World of Warcraft's success hurting PC games market? {Joystiq}

Jul 21st 2006 3:43PM While you can't necessarily blame Blizzard, I think you can at least scowl at them a little bit and complain. The design and objectives of the gameplay in World of Warcraft are pretty clearly geared towards addiction and long, repetitive anti-trust in C++. From a business perspective it does make sense, but I know I went from dropping at least $100 a month on games in general to giving Blizzard $29.98 a month for my two accounts, and that's it.

Anyway, enough typing, must finish work so I can go raid. That trinket I want might just drop.

Microsoft's portable system out this year? {Joystiq}

Jul 6th 2006 10:07AM I never cared about the iPod and I'm pretty sure I don't care about this device either.
But the picture of the gameboy with the BSOD just about broke my spleen. Great stuff.

2D's glory -- in top five form {Joystiq}

Jun 17th 2006 9:09AM Heck yeah to the person who said Astal (!)
The Saturn could have been the best 2D console ever but it sold out to "technological advancement" or something.

Also deserving a definite honorable mention is Alien Hominid. Very crisp.

The 5 most difficult NES games {Joystiq}

Jun 16th 2006 10:38PM Oh, and I don't know about top 5, but these would be in there:

:: Adventure's of Lolo 3
:: Fester's Quest
:: Battle Chess (mostly because I don't know how to play)
:: Bible Adventures