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Patch 3.3 PTR: Celebrating with free TCG loot {WoW}

Oct 2nd 2009 1:45AM I would like free stuff,
but I don't know what to say,
so have a haiku.

Class specific buffs become craftable items {WoW}

Aug 27th 2009 2:24PM They are all less powerful than the talented versions of those buffs. However, there are no talents that improve Blessing of Kings, so the item is just straight-forwardly weaker.

BlizzCon 2009: A look at the BlizzCon store {WoW}

Aug 25th 2009 5:29PM The Horde and Alliance wallets were sold at the Jinx booth. They debuted at BlizzCon for $25 each (along with some awesome new shirts, like "Classically Trained Raider" for all you old-school raiders and new druid and warlock designs), but they should be eventually released on Jinx's online store. I picked up the Alliance wallet and it's pretty classy. It has "Six Slot Wallet" printed on the inside.

Blizzard gives sneak peek at Tier 9 {WoW}

Jul 2nd 2009 10:54PM Wow, certainly a lot of hate here. The Horde mail sets are rather boring, but I'm quite happy with the priest set. I quickly accepted that T8 would be the pinnacle of priest set design, but I feel this looks good while sticking to the flavor of the instances. I'm welcome to a more military uniform design this once, rarely getting to wear anything Alliance-y. And the pally set isn't complete garbage for once!

Blood Elf vs. Draenei diorama giveaway {WoW}

Feb 10th 2009 7:24PM My goggles are awesome!

Patch 3.1 class changes for Mages, Hunters, Death Knights, and Paladins {WoW}

Feb 5th 2009 11:55PM Once upon a time, thrown weapons were consumed like arrows and bullets. You put a stack in your ranged slot and lost them as you used them. Then they were turned into their current incarnation, a permanent item. I'm going to assume that arrows will act in a similar fashion. For example, instead of having a stack of Sharp Arrows, you would just have one item called Sharp Arrows that you "equip" into your ammo slot.

Not only does this open up bagspace and take out a money sink, but it gives the option of more ammunition awards, with special rare and epic quality arrows and bullets being able to drop from bosses or available as badge and PvP awards.

Ask a Lore Nerd: The heads and tails of the Horde {WoW}

Nov 30th 2008 6:47PM SPOILERS

It is Saurfang's son, Saurfang the Younger, that is killed by Arthas at the Wrathgate.

Argent Dawn rewards during the Zombie invasion {WoW}

Oct 26th 2008 4:12PM According to WoWhead, you only need to be level 50. The mobs are level 70, however, so you need to be really careful and have generous 70 friends to kill them and keep you alive. As a level 64 priest with a 70 pally and 70 mage, I was able to pick up enough runes for the tabard, banner trinket, cloth shoulders, and cloth gloves (46 runes in total, 56 if you include the ten needed for the first quest), loot the cloth chest piece, and get half a level of experience. The only item I can actually equip before I hit 70 is the tabard, though. It was a profitable night for everyone, and I was still able to provide decent healing at my level.

Ask a Lore Nerd: You're how old? {WoW}

Jun 1st 2008 2:33PM Just gotta say that your columns are always a pleasure to read. Keep up the great work!

Ask a Lore Nerd {WoW}

May 18th 2008 2:36AM >>Up in Hinterlands there is a bunch of elves that are alliance friendly. Did they used to have the nelf model and now have the belf model? Are they high elves? Why are they friendly to Alliance?

Yes, those are high elves, and no, they used their own, not-very-pretty model before getting replaced by the shinier blood elf model, since they're one in the same. The blood elves are simply high elves who followed Kael'thas Sunstrider and rely on fel magics as substitute to the Sunwell's energy. This addiction leads to their green eyes, in contrast to the standard high elf blue. The high elves you see in Eastern Plaguelands, the Hinterlands, Dustwallow Marsh, and other locations have the proper blue eyes. Why are they allied with the Alliance? The high elves were part of the Alliance of Lordaeron during the Second War (Warcraft 2). Although their alliance would weaken by the time of the Third War and the fall of Quel'Thalas (Warcraft 3), many high elves were still part of the Alliance forces. If you play the Human campaign, you'd notice that the priests and sorceresses are high elves. Because so many high elves perished during the Scourge Invasion and so many of the survivors followed Kael, high elves seem to be the minority now, but those that were with the Alliance are most-likely still with their human allies. For more information on the differences between high elves and blood elves, and where you can find high elves in WoW, check out their articles on WoWWiki:
http://www.wowwiki.com/High_elf
http://www.wowwiki.com/Blood_elf

Back to your original question, I'll leave it that it would be highly unlikely for the Naga to join any side of the conflict. They're a nasty bunch with their own agenda. For information on that, I'll direct you once more to WoWWiki:
http://www.wowwiki.com/Naga

And, of course, a lot of this information can be found by playing (or cheating) through Warcraft 3 and the expansion, the Frozen Throne (especially relevant for the Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King, including an answer Travis's question about Dimensional Gateways). The game is an incredibly fun time, and this is coming from someone who doesn't usually enjoy RTS games. It has a lot of RPG elements that will make a WoW player feel at home. For all of your other needs, WoWWiki is a limitless resource for Warcraft information! Give it a try, there's little you can't find there.