Sep 21st 2008 5:31PM I take it you were not in the TBC Beta, or you would know that this beta is in a much much more complete state than the TBC beta was this close to release.
Sep 21st 2008 5:30PM This is not breaking from their policy in any way. Lot's of things in the TBC beta were in much worse state this close to release, and there were quite a few things in the last 10 weeks that were addressed by "won't be complete by release." The animations are not essential components of the game, and if they want to add a more substantial animation to a spell, it can always be patched in later. We've seen that happen MANY times throughout WoW's life, where spells were released without the final animations that they became known for down the road.
Tigole has been well known for his ban hammer use, btw. So much so that he often jokes about it in his own posts.
The entire article is not really news. And honestly, those accusing blizzard of breaking their release when its done rule are just being idiotic trolls, and I welcome their removal from the forums. The beta forums are there for productive posts, not that kind of mud slinging.
Sep 20th 2008 4:09PM Won't be profitable. Just means that people will collect the mats and expect engineers to make them for a 10G tip (if that).
Engineers should band together and refuse to craft these for non-engineers for mats + tip.
The one thing we engineers had was that the best toys we made like this were for us alone. It was what made it worth spending the thousands in gold we spent to level this profitless profession. This isn't going to make it profitable, its only going to cheapen the profession.
Jul 14th 2008 7:09AM btw, there are numerous other blizzard blue posts on the forums that clearly state that losing premades are violations of the non-participation rules and that they will act on them.
Jul 14th 2008 7:05AM bliz has already said that they consider it non-participation and will act on it (Even just the act of advertising for losing premades).
Last post is from a blue clarifying it very clearly:
"It is against our rules, so please don't do it. Our policies are subject to modification, and while it is unlikely, they may change; in the meantime, if you see players forming a pre-made group to lose, please report them. "
Earlier the same blue posted that you should report any losing premades, and I've been actively doing that myself anytime I see them, and referring the people who are advertising for them to the thread referencing it being a TOS violation.
Jun 21st 2008 4:00PM Ok, sounds like a plan, but the cooldowns will be extended to 3 days 21 hours each, to be consistent with the tailoring ones you seem so insistent on being on par with.
Jun 21st 2008 2:39AM Tailoring items have a much longer cool down, thus balancing it out.
Jun 14th 2008 10:01PM The fact is that UPS units have come a long way, and you would be surprised how long a good one can keep your computer running these days.
I have a 1500VA UPS for my computer and widescreen lcd monitor, and can easily get 2 horus of uptime without concern. I put the router and cable modem on a small cheap 450VA unit and it could keep going for many hours.
If you have a good computer, a good UPS should be considered a necessity. I will also protect your computer from drops in voltage (which are honestly more of a risk to your computer than normal spikes are). The UPS will protect against surges, spikes, sags, brownouts and other power abnormalities, all of which can harm components on your PC.
So it makes sense, even if you don't think that having back up power is a good excuse.