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Comcast to offer Extreme 105Mbps broadband package starting in June? {Engadget}

May 26th 2010 9:37AM @CaptSwampRat

Your employer is on crack if they think they can apply the 250GB cap on this and expect people to accept it.

Enso's zenPad finds the funds to become reality {Engadget}

Apr 27th 2010 8:13PM @jonnyjedi
They don't deserve much slack. They mislead their customers by saying the zenpads were already shipping, and continued to mislead by implying that the reason they werent shipping was too much demand (too much demand implies they had any to fill orders with in the first place).

Don't get me wrong, good they are getting their act together, but the only apology owed here is from Enso to their customers.

MMOUI Minion is coming {WoW}

May 7th 2009 10:53PM @Ryan

WoWMatrix never served the content as its own. It simply provided a more convenient front end for people to get the addons from the places they were freely available on.

Get your facts straight, and stop just believing that Curse and WoWI were telling the whole truth (hint: they weren't) and realize there is another side the story. WoWMatrix even tried to come up with a way to minimize the bandwidth usage (most likely through a suggestion of coming up with a bandwidth and resource friendly API) and even offered to display ads for the sites or pay them for their users bandwidth. The only reply they got? "Take this pittance of a buyout offer and shut down."

Stop being a lemming, and fanboy for Curse and WoWI, the very thing you jump on others for being for WM in this very discussion.

Patch 3.1 confirmed for tomorrow {WoW}

Apr 14th 2009 12:52AM Bliz has always given 1 week notice on patches?

What game have you been playing? It certainly hasn't been World of Warcraft.

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 0 - 60-day game time card {WoW}

Nov 13th 2008 1:28PM Why not give it a shot!

Realms are being brought back online [Updated at 11:50 pm EST] {WoW}

Nov 11th 2008 10:44PM "In further news, the Gnomeland Protection Agency released a report today on the latest terrorist attack by the mastermind of Northrend, The Lich King Arthas. The Lich King set his forces to attack the very confidence the people of Azeroth hold in their civic institutions by attacking and destroying the Azerothian Postal Services. Alliance and Horde civic leaders are making every effort to restore service and intercept the stolen mail.

"Widespread panic has been reported. Horde SWAT teams were called in to the Crossroads to quell a small riot as disgruntled Horde citizens had begun pelting the Innkeeper, Flight Master, and other civic officers with rot blossoms.

"Stay tuned to KWOW for more breaking news and coverage of this latest Lich King attack.."

BigRedKitty: An open apology to everybody {WoW}

Nov 8th 2008 11:22PM This wasn't just about Ezra. Those of you accusing this effort of being a diefication of him or some other such crud should be ashamed of yourself for your shallowness.

Make a Wish did something truly awesome for this young, brave kid. They do things for children just like him every single day of the year. But because of the nature of his wish, thousands upon thousands of us, WoW players, got to see almost up close just what Make A Wish means to these kids.

This effort from BRK was to honor what Make a Wish did, and what they do for so many others every day, and to push people who were touched by Ezra's story to help Make a Wish continue their work.

Maybe, unlike me, you've never experienced what Make a Wish's efforts mean to kids like Ezra. A close friend of my familly had a son who was born with a rare form of cancer. He lived almost 8 years, more than 6 years beyond what the doctors initially said he would. Make a Wish was unable to make his initial wish come true at the time it was being organized because of a downturn in his health, so they did the best thing they could in light of that, and brought him a TV and DVD player and a literal flood of movies to entertain him and keep him smiling and happy, as much as that was possible at the time. That alone had a huge impact. When his health improved enough that he could briefly go outside, they brought a semi-celebrity cowboy to the hospital, with his horse, and a local store decked him out in the best cowboy gear, before taking him outside and having the cowboy teach him how to ride.

So to those of you who were "inconvenienced" I say, be ashamed for feeling that way. Go now and donate even a small amount to Make a Wish and atone for that. I don't know how much in donations this event may have resulted in, but if it helps even 1 more wish to be given to a seriously ill child and their family, then it was worth whatever brief interruption you had to face in this game.

Kudos to BRK for having the heart to set it up, and for doing the right thing when it didn't work out as intended. Kudos to all those who participated and hopefully donated. Kudos to Blizzard for handling it with some compassion and for recognizing the intent was not harmful, and for making a game that gave Ezra and his father, and I'm sure many others in similar situations whose stories we haven't got to hear, the joy that playing WoW brough to them. Kudos most of all to Make a Wish, for giving Ezra a day of joy, and for bring that same joy to all the kids they help every single day of the year.

"Tigole Deep-Breaths more" {WoW}

Sep 21st 2008 5:48PM The developers coming to the forums at all like this is unprecedented in game development. That they do it at all, and have this level of interaction with their customers while developing the game is something no other game as EVER seen.

What we are seeing is that Blizzard has opened this beta up to more players than it has EVER opened a beta for before. That means that A LARGE NUMBER of people who do not understand the beta process, have no prior knowledge of past beta mechanics and timelines, and have never had to provide constructive feedback in situations like this in their entire lives.

We are further plagued by EVERY SINGLE change in this beta being a "news worthy" change and being reported on the ever increasing number of news sites who track every little aspect of the WoW community. This didn't happen for any of their prior betas.

This means that players hear about some new awesome talent or skill that a developer MENTIONS in a post or that even does actually hit a beta patch push, and instantly "own" it as if it was already given to them. The fact is that it hasn't been given to them until its been released in live.

Blizzard devs come up with an idea, they test it, they see how it works, and only then can they decide if it was a good idea or not. The ones they decide weren't, for whatever reason, are pulled.

They don't owe us lengthy explanations of why they "took" something away from you that was only put in as a test of a new idea. They tested it, and it didn't work out the way they intended, so it's gone. Perhaps it will get replaced with something better, perhaps it was way too much to give the class and it will be replaced with something more balanced.

But what the devs are facing now are HUGE QQ posts from players who believe they have a "right" to those talents and skills that were just being tested, because they had them for all of a week, and cry that their class is now being deprived of what was a testing skill anyway.

"Tigole Deep-Breaths more" {WoW}

Sep 21st 2008 5:44PM The developers coming to the forums at all like this is unprecedented in game development. That they do it at all, and have this level of interaction with their customers while developing the game is something no other game as EVER seen.

What we are seeing is that Blizzard has opened this beta up to more players than it has EVER opened a beta for before. That means that A LARGE NUMBER of people who do not understand the beta process, have no prior knowledge of past beta mechanics and timelines, and have never had to provide constructive feedback in situations like this in their entire lives.

We are further plagued by EVERY SINGLE change in this beta being a "news worthy" change and being reported on the ever increasing number of news sites who track every little aspect of the WoW community. This didn't happen for any of their prior betas.

This means that players hear about some new awesome talent or skill that a developer MENTIONS in a post or that even does actually hit a beta patch push, and instantly "own" it as if it was already given to them. The fact is that it hasn't been given to them until its been released in live.

Blizzard devs come up with an idea, they test it, they see how it works, and only then can they decide if it was a good idea or not. The ones they decide weren't, for whatever reason, are pulled.

They don't owe us lengthy explanations of why they "took" something away from you that was only put in as a test of a new idea. They tested it, and it didn't work out the way they intended, so it's gone. Perhaps it will get replaced with something better, perhaps it was way too much to give the class and it will be replaced with something more balanced.

But what the devs are facing now are HUGE QQ posts from players who believe they have a "right" to those talents and skills that were just being tested, because they had them for all of a week, and cry that their class is now being deprived of what was a testing skill anyway.