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Varian Wrynn is Right, Part III {WoW}

Apr 26th 2009 4:33PM This 3 page article can be summed up in three words,


All your missing is a transvestite and a webcam.

[UPDATE] WTB fashion sense {WoW}

Sep 16th 2008 1:41PM Definitely the gayest article ive ever seen on wowinsider. And i dont mean that as an insult or a bad way:).

Victory in Lake Wintergrasp yields a raid boss {WoW}

Sep 14th 2008 10:22PM I hope they keep pvp gear from this boss. I think this is a neat idea and I hope they leave it in. It wont be too hard to find a tank in WOTLK anyways and if its a single boss encounter im sure pvp healers will be fine.

I hope they don't put a raid timer too restrictive on it though, cause that would be annoying to find people for.

Plus im excited about lake wintergrasp. I dont know how much pvp is going to go on in it though unless blizz offers really good pvp rewards for it. Fighting in halaa wasnt exactly a huge pvp fight. Ive taken it solo once and if you have a full group(4 dps and healer) its the easiest thing ever.

I know this is going to sound condescending but I hope alliance can put up a good fight, horde dominates pvp on my server and the only time i see halaa alliance controlled is during non-peak times such as very late night or afternoon times.

Officers' Quarters: Allow me to rebut {WoW}

Sep 2nd 2008 3:13AM Please don't mention your experience as a wow guild officer on your resume. Yes, it can be an interest and yes it does teach you leadership and how to manage people, but so does being the designated driver when you go out with friends. Trust me its not easy managing 4 of your idiot friends when they are drunk off their asses. And you wouldn't want to write that on your resume. I'm not comparing drinking with wow(although both go very well together) however i still stand by my saying that its a bad idea to put it on a resume.

I would never mention it in an interview. When i interviewed for a job at circuit city I joked with the interviewer that I loved playing Video games and that i would fit perfectly in that section. Much later( i mean 4 years later when i was interviewing people for a position) i realized that this guy didn't want me sitting around in the Video game section talking games with customers, they want them to buy a game and then use their time to browse other sections, not sit around one section not purchasing anything.

Please dont listen to this idea and put it on your resume, one of either two things will happen. If your extremely lucky and get another wow player then this may help( I say may, because being an officer in a guild and being a manager are two different things). however in the very likely circumstance that you get a non-wow player then your basically going to have to explain to the person what wow is and then what you do in the game. Thus showing how dedicated you are to the game, thus showing how much time you spend on it.

I know ive written this haphazardly, however I dont want people following the OP's advice. Its a bad idea.

Advice columnist covers WoW addiction {WoW}

Aug 14th 2008 1:21PM Is it possible to get addicted to WOW? yes. Is it possible to get addicted to work, drugs, alcohol, gambling etc? again yes. Its not a matter of what the addiction is. I'm not comparing wow to crack, but again you can get addicted to anything and everything. One of my guildmates is horribly addicted to wow. I know it, the rest of the guild knows it and im sure he knows it too. However there is little to nothing i can do(don't know him personally and its not really a topic you can bring up with a person you don't know that well).

WOW is an escape, just like any other medium including TV or other video games. All addictions are equally harmful. If this person is truly playing wow 12-15 hours a day then she is addicted. there is no question about it. She is ignoring her family, her job(He says she is an expert in addiction, so im guessing this was her previous job) etc. She does need help, just as a drug addict needs.

I'm not saying playing wow 20 hours a day is considered an addiction. Another one my guild friends(this one i personally know) is on playing pretty much all weekend, but i rarely ever see him during the week and there have been weekends he showed up for maybe an hour or so to check his mail, auctions etc. This is because he has a job, wife etc.(doesn't have kids though, so hence the time on weekends). This can't be classified as an addiction. It could be, by the extreamly cynical, but in my opinion if your doing what needs to be done, what you do in your freetime is up to you.

Sorry for the long reply. I don't know why your angry over this article to be honest. She clearly has an addiction. That the addiction is WOW and not something else is just incidental.

Ask A Beta Tester: Death Knights, bears, and buckets {WoW}

Aug 1st 2008 4:14PM The reason that the bear mount is being removed is that its a guaranteed drop as long as you get through the run in time. At level 80 with epic gear it should take half that time. However the Kael'thas one still requires skill to take him down and the mount is a extremely rare drop(similar to Z'G mounts). So i doubt it will be removed. But yes it would be nice to get that awesome phoenix mount. The mount i really want though is the ravenlord one.

10-manning TK will be difficult to say the least. Not saying it can't be done, but damage alone isnt why TK is a tough raid.

Ask a beta tester: Let's get this party started! {WoW}

Jul 28th 2008 11:29AM How are the graphics? I saw the video of the death knight pvp and the spells looked absolutly amazing. I also saw an elemental shaman run into a huge group of mobs and do a thunderstorm and it was amazing how it looked, all the mobs(20 or so) flew up and away and the earth looked scorched(of course the said shaman died after that but it was still amazing looking).

My question is are the other spells and animation getting updated? and if so how do they look

Forum post of the day: Epic choices {WoW}

Jul 25th 2008 10:59AM I don't care about my gear and honestly gear is only for progression. if i could go into z'a with greens i would. However I am still going to miss seeing all my stuff match. I have the badge gear for chest,legs and shoulders so far and they look impressive. I started playing a bit before 2.3 so i wasnt around for the gear reset.

However i can understand why people are a little annoyed. takes a lot longer to get tier 5/6 gear compared to the 2-peices of tier 4 and badge gear that I have and Im sure they want to use it for a little while.

But think about it this way, once you get gear from naxx you can come back to ouland and probably 10 man illidian(exaggerating of course, i have no idea what his abilities are and even if you could do that, never been past Z'A, guild is too small for anything else and we are apprehensive about recruiting since we are a F&F casual guild)

Encrypted Text: Blizzard called and they want their OP back {WoW}

Jul 23rd 2008 2:54PM Why don't you play a caster class and tell me how underpowered rogues are. I play an elemental shaman and if it was a matter of skill I wouldnt be annoyed. But its not, its more of a matter pressing a cast sequence macro with a vanish and a shadowstep thrown in the middle.

It takes 2 people to take down one rogue, that is the very definition of overpowered.

And the number of times I get lucky and manage to get away and slow down the attacking rogue and get him down and hit them with my elemental Mastery+Frost shock crit(yes frost shock) and then see it "absorbed" and then either the rogue kills me or runs away and comes back to kill me now that my CDs arent ready.

If your class depends on one talent to survive in BGs, Arena and Raids then yes it is overpowered.