Dec 22nd 2009 12:18AM I always believed that the only way to get hacked was to be dumb enough to use a guild-leveling service.
According to a Blizzard rep from last Friday the majority of these hacks are coming from mods. Which every serious player uses. She even said that sites like Curse aren't reliable, because the only way to know a mod is unsafe is *after* the hack occurrs.
Add in that most serious players have at least one UI-altering, a class-specific and profession or auction mods, and you have multiple possible culprits.
My husband and I ordered authenticators that day, and have been playing mod-less since. Of course, his main and our alt guild bank got cleared out, so we can only use alts while we await the GM's response on whether or not they can return his gear.
Jan 29th 2009 6:03PM Thou shalt not ninja!
Jan 29th 2009 10:20AM Actually, if you're a *good* raid leader you would learn several things essential to a small business.
1. How to handle BS drama because people can't just grow up and do their jobs.
2. What types of people accept constructive criticism well, and how to handle those that don't.
3. Nice ways to say "I know you're trying, but everything you do is epic fail"
The list goes on and on...
Jan 9th 2009 3:09PM The only class with lower population on the Alliance side of my server are Shammies. What's so bad about being a lock, huh?
We are friendly! We store your soul in a special bubble, in case of monsters hurting you! LOVE USSSSSSSSSSS!
Oh yeah, we also *steal* souls. That's why no one wants to be a Lock. Bad rep. I get it now. :)
Jan 8th 2009 3:39PM I have been playing WoW since the day after Christmas the year it first came out. When I met my boyfriend, he had played Guild Wars and other MMOs, but had not dipped a toe into the WoW.
I made him get an account. He was hooked. It wasn't too long before our pattern emerged - he would always stay about 5 levels ahead of me until capped by the game.
We both play different characters, some together and some for when we're playing solo. The important thing is this - if you and your GF make characters specifically to play together, don't go play that char while she's asleep. You're likely to wake up to a pillow over your face and a voice yelling at you "WHY DO YOU HAVE DEADMINES GEAR? WHYYYYYYYYYY?" Sometimes, gamer girls get a little crazy ;)
So, short version, you can both play with your GF and still enjoy your main for solo play. YAY!
Jan 1st 2009 8:23PM As I've said before, when I'm doing the interview, letting me know you can "work well with others", "hide frustration at blatant stupidity" and "know how to lead" can get you the job.
Telling me you play WoW, and the subsequent conversation about it, tells me those things in a far more fun way than if you give me the typical, rehearsed interview answers. And makes it more likely I'll hire you. Why? Everyone can learn to fake a good answer to typical interview questions. My questions aren't typical, especially if you bring up videogames. The real person comes out, and I find out that person is a good fit for our team of wackos. :)
Nov 8th 2008 11:38PM OMG monkey!!!
Sep 8th 2008 10:07PM @Cowbane - Unless you are in an interview at a development company and notice the weird framed art behind the interviewer's desk is, in fact, a partial view of Iron Man's head.
In this case, starting off the interview by stating that you play WoW gets you 1000 points ahead of every other person interviewed that day.
And should the interviewer ask "What do you do for fun outside of work? Do you play videogames?" you better say "Yes, ma'am, I've got a level 70..." if you really want the job.
(On a serious note, although I ask these questions, it's because by the time the interview-ees get to me their resume already got them in the door. I'm just trying to find the best personality to fit with our crew. ;)
May 19th 2008 9:55PM "Warlocks and Paladins have it easy, they are given class mounts that they can train like any other spell or ability."
Clearly, you have not tried to drag people to DM to finish the quest chain for the warlock mount, post-BC. Also, I'm fairly certain I spent more on the various mats for the chain then the total to just buy a "regular" epic mount.
Having said that, Warlocks and Pallys do have the *coolest* mounts. :)