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Cataclysm Beta: Warrior talent and ability changes {WoW}

Jul 2nd 2010 11:38AM Doubt it would be worth going into Protection at all for Fury Warriors.

Deep Wounds, Impale, Two-Handed Weapon Specialization and Wrecking Crew would severly outweigh the benefits of Incite and One-Handed Weapon Specialization.

AddOn Spotlight: TellMeWhen {WoW}

May 6th 2010 12:41PM Pitbull has options that pertain only to the buffs and debuffs you applied.

The Lawbringer: Legal gold sales? Not a Blizzard's chance in Hell {WoW}

Mar 17th 2010 5:19PM Log into WoW's account management console, have an interface similar to character copy or transfer.

You Select your server, and type in the name of a character, along with the amount agreed upon in game for the time card. Blizzard puts a flag on their account management page. When they accept, your credit card is charged $30. They get two months of game time and blizzard makes $30. The money is instantly mailed to your character and deducted from theirs.

Due to the Micro-transaction being tied to a semi-tangible item, then you have a base value for it, and since gold isn't "created out of thin air", then the base level of gold on the server won't fluctuate wildly causing out of control inflation.

Do not allow this to be done in game. But only on the WoW account management Page.

The Lawbringer: Legal gold sales? Not a Blizzard's chance in Hell {WoW}

Mar 16th 2010 6:18PM After taking a break from WoW, and playing Aion where Gold Selling was absolutely rampant I can definitely agree with the column in the context it was written.

Blizzard creating gold to sell out of thin air would destroy the economy. It would quickly cost you 200g for a stack of ore because money would be so inflated...


Then on the other hand you have Eve's model. They sell you game time cards, which you can transfer electronically to someone else through the account management website. It works something like this.

I go buy a game time card on the account management screen, and choose to gift it to someone else. I select the server name and type in the character name of the person that is buying it, along with the price that we agreed upon in-game. The person then has an option on their account management screen to accept it. The recipient then accepts the Code, along with which character to pay for it on. They get one month free, and the money is immediately mailed to the character of my choosing. At that time Blizzard cashes in on the hold they originally put on my Credit Card or Paypal account when I authorized the transaction.

Works well for people who can farm a lot of money and can let them play for free, and allows others to buy gold legally and effectively. Due to the limited demand, prices are fairly level as to how much gold is worth one month's game time, though obviously from expansion to expansion this would increase. And since this is gold that is already in the market, it can sustain itself because the gold isn't created at that moment out of thin air, which would cause wholesale inflation.

Balancing class strength and flavor {WoW}

Mar 13th 2010 1:02PM Examples of Deafening Roar are already in game...

Ready Check: To Warsong or not to Warsong {WoW}

Mar 5th 2010 6:41PM You can turn it off whenever you like. But you can't turn it back on.

Ready Check: To Warsong or not to Warsong {WoW}

Mar 5th 2010 6:39PM The statement is wrong, the math is a bit of... But was just about on the right track...

If last week you could only muster 9,000 DPS, with an upgrade of 200 DPS from wherever, and the buff you are almost there this week.

9,200 DPS *1.05 = 9,660 DPS

The Queue: Earthquake bonanza {WoW}

Mar 4th 2010 4:21PM You do not need to re-install WoW. It works with zero errors if you copy and paste the entire directory onto the new computer. Just create a link to Launcher.exe and you are all set. Only it won't be listed as an installed program, to uninstall it, just delete the DIrectory.

Officers' Quarters: Crushed by the banhammer {WoW}

Aug 3rd 2009 2:41PM If you have two accounts on your B.Net account, you can transfer toons between them.

Whether it is intended or allowed or not.

I would recommend doing this for anyone that ever bought an account.

Breakfast Topic: Do you use heirlooms? {WoW}

Jun 25th 2009 10:05AM I guess I am an altoholic since my GF and I did Refer a Friend when it first came out for fun. I have purchased the Cloth, Leather Melee, and Plate Melee Shoulders. This is along with the Dal'Rend Sword, Thrash Blade, Staff, and Reaper. They are great for leveling, especially for any melee class, where good quality weapons make all the difference in the world.

My Warrior has supplied Weapons and Shoulders to 3 other of my 80s now, and I am not stopping now. If they ever allow for DKs to Runeforge BoA Weapons, then I will have the Swords and Two-Handed Axe on him, so that I try out both to figure out which I like.

I will be buying the Chestpiece for whichever alt I level next as well. From 70-80, they probably aren't worth it if you have raiding gear. But for myself where I had eight level 60/61s from doing Refer-a-Friend, and a Deathknight fresh out of the starting area at 58... it will be a much welcomed blessing.

So far I have used BoAs with my Paladin, Druid, and Rogue; next up will be either my Deathknight, Priest, or possibly a Shaman if I decide it's worth it to buy more weapons.