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The Queue: Warpaint {WoW}

Nov 13th 2011 6:26PM Would that be The List of Shit That People Have Asked a Million Times?

The Queue: Warpaint {WoW}

Nov 13th 2011 6:22PM Also ... flying in Draenei and Blood Elf territory? Some time soon? Maybe?

The Light and How to Swing It: The storied history of the paladin tank (part 1) {WoW}

Nov 13th 2011 6:21PM Well, there is the overwhelming evidence that not one dev had a Paladin at max level during Vanilla ...

The Queue: Warpaint {WoW}

Nov 13th 2011 6:06PM Has Blizz ever hinted at possibly removing the raid-group requirement for max-level players entering lower-level raids? For example, it is trivially easy for an 85 to solo most of Kara. But I can't go into Kara unless I have a friend or guildie who's available for a raid group (if only for a moment).

Breakfast Topic: Do you read or write WoW fanfic? {WoW}

Nov 7th 2011 11:23AM I read a lot of fanfiction based on movies, TV shows, and novels, but I haven't really found much WoW stuff that entertains me, and I've never been inspired to write anything. One of these days, I'll peruse the offerings at the Archive of Our Own, where the average quality is a bit higher than

Breakfast Topic: Do you read or write WoW fanfic? {WoW}

Nov 7th 2011 11:20AM And I'd consider the tie-in novels BAD fanfiction.

Gold Capped: What we didn't learn at BlizzCon {WoW}

Nov 4th 2011 9:10PM Man, imagine if every time I got some random BOE item, I could immediately find out if someone on my server was willing to pay more than the vendor value for it? And imagine if other people on my server could know that I want the "worthless" Bloodscale Whatever of the Whatever so they should PUT IN ON THE GODDAMN AH INSTEAD OF VENDORING IT GAAAAAAH.


Guardian Cub taking a bite out of third-party gold sales {WoW}

Nov 3rd 2011 3:16PM I think you're underestimating the amount of people who have more gold than they know what to do with.

Also, I suspect that a lot of players have a knee-jerk reaction against spending real-world money on in-game stuff. They would never buy a pet or mount for real money -- but they'll hand over gold to someone who DID spend real money on that pet or mount.

Guardian Cub taking a bite out of third-party gold sales {WoW}

Nov 3rd 2011 3:11PM "These pets will never sell for 500 gold -- I sincerely doubt there is anyone out there willing to trade $10 of real money for such a pittance."

Ah, but you're forgetting -- when I buy the Guardian Cub, I'm GUESSING as to the amount of gold I can get for it. What if I guess wrong? What if I think I can sell it for 10k or 5k, but overnight, the bottom drops out of the market? This is an item purchased in anticipation of future demand. If the would-be reseller discovers that demand is lower than anticipated, s/he may end up selling at very low prices (since the alternative is no gold at all).

Mind you, I think demand will be fairly steady for at least a month or two. In the longer term, I would expect these to settle around 5k, with people re-listing a few times before actually making the sale.

Guardian Cub taking a bite out of third-party gold sales {WoW}

Nov 3rd 2011 2:56PM I assume that when this pet's AH price drops to the point that people no longer consider $10 worth it for the gold they get, Blizzard will introduce a new BOU vanity item.