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The Daily Grind: If you could play another race, what would it be? {Massively}

Nov 8th 2010 11:16AM If I could be any race from anywhere, I would have to go with the Parshendi from The Way of Kings, in part because they are so different from your usual fantasy race. Red and black skin with black eyes and armor growing out of their skin like a shell.

Of course, if we were getting crazy up in here, a Parshendi shard bearer would be the most overpowered thing ever

The Daily Grind: What's your greatest MMO achievement? {Massively}

Oct 20th 2010 1:28PM More people have graduated college than have beaten the Lick King. Every baby take their first steps, but not all of them can move out of the Defile. Millions of people have jobs, but far less have Kingslayer. Sounds like HLK25 is a bigger accomplishment than anything else

As for a serious response, you seem to think the pride all manifests in the same way. I take some pride in a few of my game achievements. I put work into them and got something that not a lot of people have. That doesn't mean I go brag to other people about what I've done. Pride is a personal feeling, if you only feel pride in something that you can show off to others, that arrogance.

We all understand that were not really Wizards killing Dragons, or Jedi killing Sith or whatever game you happen to play. We are proud of our hobby and don't hide that fact that we enjoy it. That doesn't mean it is the only thing in out life or that we go around shouting about it. You are promoting the stigma be viewing gaming as something that we can't talk about, something to be hidden away, like it's something to be ashamed of. Pride doesn't mean to shout from the rooftops, it just means to believe that something worthwhile was gained, something that you treasure, a memory. I'm proud of a lot of things in my life, gaming included. It's a pity that I can't say the same for you

Cataclysm: Justice and valor point drop rates revealed {WoW}

Oct 6th 2010 2:44PM @Hank

Actually, 7 days of daily heroics + value of one 10-man raid makes more sense in terms of a cap. Blizzard has said that they want your raid size to be based on personal preference, not on min-maxing. Basing the cap on 25 mans means that only 25 man groups can reach the cap, which give them a considerable edge over 10 mans.

Since you can't do both the 10 and the 25 raid each week, the cap needs to be something reachable in 10 mans. That's why 1500 makes sense to me, since it is the maximum amount of point available each week from a 10 raid + 7 daily heroics.

Cataclysm: Justice and valor point drop rates revealed {WoW}

Oct 6th 2010 12:59PM Don't take this as anything other than speculation, but I think 1500 Valor is probably going to be the weekly cap.

Blizzard said that by doing 25 man raids, you should be able to get close to the cap without doing a bunch of heroics. From what I know, we are getting 3 dungeons in Cata, a 5 boss raid, a 6 boss raid and a 2 boss raid, which means 13 bosses each week to kill. Multiply that by the 105 Valor points available from each boss and you get 1365. I rounded that out to 1500 because it is a nice even number.

If this is close, it means that 25 man raiders will only need to do two daily heroics to get to the weekly cap

Also, 10 mans get 975 points per week while raiding, which means if 10 man raiders do the weekly every day, they will get exactly 1500 points.

So I would say that 1500 Valor per week is a good guess, but it just a guess

Know Your Lore: The dark past of the Darkspear, page 2 {WoW}

Sep 5th 2010 2:13PM Great article. The Trolls were always one of my favorite races and while I usually play Alliance, I will have no problem standing beside Vol'jin as we retake the Echo Isles pre-Cata.

Totem Talk: Enhancement beta update {WoW}

Sep 4th 2010 11:42PM All we need is a one man polka band on the back of the Rex and we have ourselves a real good time

Know Your Lore: Story analysis and "lolore," page 2 {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2010 2:38PM Considering he was a whiny teenager that got an ego boost from Thrall, his current situation makes sense to me. Instead of worrying about his fathers failures, he now has this larger than life figure to live up to. Garrosh is loud, proud and pissed because those are the attributes that he feels a good Orc should have. He's still a teenager though, so his actions are lacking in wisdom. I think that he will really come into his own in Cataclysm as he takes on the burden of Warchief of a Horde that isn't all that cohesive.

In short, Varian got the lions share of the development for Wrath, so I think Garrosh is up next in Cata

Cataclysm Preview: Darkshore {WoW}

Aug 10th 2010 1:40PM Your failing to take into account the sheer size of the Cataclysm event. While Deathwings actual eruption may have taken place at the Maelstrom, the entire world felt it, some places more than others. The entire event is planet wide, no matter where it started

Enter to win a Blazing Hippogryph and other loot {WoW}

Jul 27th 2010 10:41AM Generic smartass comment showing how much I want to win

Cataclysm Beta: Warlock specializations and talents {WoW}

Jul 17th 2010 6:45PM @Chandranath