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Today in WoW: Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 {WoW}

Aug 16th 2011 2:13AM I have a sudden urge to play Age of Empires Online.

Blizzard explains, apologizes for PVP Season 10 gear debacle {WoW}

Jul 7th 2011 8:02PM Sad to say, but this is grown up stuff and it really affects lots of people's lost time. Someone needs to be canned. If I did something like this at work, I'd be gone.

Shifting Perspectives: Guide to patch 4.2 for bear and tree druids {WoW}

Jun 22nd 2011 12:23AM I just revamped my UI this week based on power auras classic. I lifted the most of the auras Beru described here (though I modified them to fit my needs):

Power auras creates all of the icons to the left of my character (they pop up when the spells are usable, disappear when they're not), and the big icons pop up in the middle as notifications telling me important things I need to do (in this example, clearcasting is up - you can see the seconds ticking down in the middle of the icon). It's nice to have something big and obvious like this when you're also trying to focus on health bars. Here is a quick screen shot of the HUD I settled on:

Patch 4.1: Blizzard unveils dungeon finder Call to Arms {WoW}

Apr 6th 2011 9:53PM Wow. Blizzard is taking content recycling to a new level! I feel bad for the guy that farmed countless hours for the baron horse or the bird mount! Now some newb can be rolling on one by just stumbling through a nerfed instance. GG Blizz. Nothing is sacred. /cry

Patch 3.2.2 known bugs {WoW}

Sep 23rd 2009 1:15AM Working as intended.

Arcane Brilliance: Mage changes on the patch 3.2.2 PTR {WoW}

Aug 17th 2009 2:09AM Agreed! I'm all for handing out the nice buff, However Blizz should have been more creative in their solution imo. Spamming one thing for 10 minutes doesn't sound fun. Reminds me of the Shadow Bolt spamming Warlocks from the BC days. Yeah the numbers are going to be huge, but you'll only have spammed one or two buttons for 10 straight mintues! Is there no skill requirements to play anymore? My 5 year old will be a top DPSer playing my mage. Oh well, just another step toward turning this into an arcade game instead of an MMORPG.

WTB creative solution to the problem!

World of Warcraft Patch 3.2 Druid Guide {WoW}

Aug 4th 2009 7:45PM I just respec'd my resto to ret paly. If you can't beat 'em...

TurpsterVision: Multiboxing, Recruit a Friend Style {WoW}

Jul 15th 2009 2:07PM Boxing is fun and a challenge. I box'd shammys to 20 and the most annoying thing about it was collection quests! Tedium! While it was pretty fun, I decided it wasn't enough fun to justify the $70 per month for five accounts. Just running two accounts now, and I don't bother boxing anymore. Having gone through the whole process though, I can really respect all the work and effort it would require to get a boxing team to 80.

Cool stuff!

Patch 3.2 details released {WoW}

May 22nd 2009 4:35PM I agree. This would be a great idea. Something like this would be great. I do think they should mix up the bosses/encounters somehow, so it's not the same every time. People would get sick of it pretty quick if it was the same thing over and over until they got to the harder parts where it was more of a challenge. Let's hope they do it right!

Disappointment with the patch 3.1 game world {WoW}

May 8th 2009 2:58AM @OP - Next time don't do the PTR! If you want to see fresh content, wait till it's released imo. No QQing is allowed about stale content if you saw it all before it was even released live! :P

My comments:

IMO, Ulduar is fine. We were all begging for something other than Naxx. This hit at the right time for our guild. Can't believe there isn't a single quest for it though.. what happened to all the "lore". Have they just thrown that out the window and we're just on one big gear hamster wheel now?

I'm going to do enough tourney quests to get a couple pets to get me to 75 and the achievement, and that'll do it for me. If I ever need more, I'll know where to grind them... Till then, it's not really worth it.

As far as WOTLK as a whole? Very little immersion at endgame.. arcade style dumbed down play style.. little RPG elements left.. homogenization of gear.. I've been playing since release, and if it wasn't for the few raid days with my small guild, I'd have been done long ago. Even as it is, there are times where we stand around, look at each other and say.. "Why are we still here?"

I suspect Blizz will keep us all strung along until SC2/D3 are out and they can try to rope us into those games. They have to know that many WoW players are going to jump ship at the first sign of a worthy alternative (there just hasn't been anything as polished as WoW.. people get spoiled by just how good of a game it is). I'm sure they are going to do their best to make sure that alternative is also a Blizzard game. Everyone sign up for the merged account? That's step 1.