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YouPlayorWePay goes free with a new plan {WoW}

Feb 17th 2009 3:24PM Pot, meet Kettle.

WoW Moviewatch: Tradition of the Sith {WoW}

Feb 12th 2009 1:50PM Wow, was that awful. Far too dark in places—who exactly was running around? The clip, starved for drama, was irritating rather than thrilling.

Burn it in a fire!

Rumor: Interview with a 3D modeler from Blizzard {WoW}

Feb 3rd 2009 5:12PM You're not kidding. WoWInsider has a glut of lazy bloggers that don't care about checking facts. Rumors and three posts about rolling restarts? Post them all! Got to have content!

(But when content is all fluff, can it be called content?)

WoWInsider should act a bit more like journalists and take a page from CNN.. I mean MSNB... I mean Fox New... Okay, those aren't good examples. Nevermind. WOWInsider is doing a fine job in comparison.

One must simply possess the very lowest of expectations.

Forum post of the day: Life Tap dancing {WoW}

Jan 28th 2009 10:42AM Amanda Dean, you've been trolled by a level one alt. Way to go!

"If th[e] healer dies, it's the tank[']s fault. If the tank dies[,] it's the healer's fault. If the DPS dies, it's the DPS' fault."

What a cliche. Cliches sound comforting because they let you gain the not-thinking-for-yourself debuff. This is one of the silliest things I see written about party dynamics.

Tanks and healers that are annoyed by life-tapping have completely divorced themselves from the notion that a healer has full control over her healing and mana pool. Good locks know that good healers don't flip out over life-tapping. Good tanks shouldn't flip out, either. The life-tapping-to-10% situation is sacrifice from a good lock; otherwise it's a figment of the imagination.

I'm play a holy priest, and I adore my locks. I love it when they life-tap.

Well Fed Buff: Carrion Surprise {WoW}

Jul 31st 2008 2:14PM Forgetting the horrid recipe—difficult to do, yes—I wonder why people who grill or cook over campfires use this sort of cooking method. It's a CAMPFIRE. It's one of the best sources of flavor, and you're throwing it away! When you seal something in foil, it's not grilling or roasting. It's steaming. It yields flacid, spiritless food.

Campfire food should taste smoky. Adapt recipes and methods to take advantage of this. DO EET.

And forget about corn on the cob in foil. Roast corn with a thin covering of its leaves. It's heaven.

How to constantly check your email for a Beta invite {WoW}

Jul 18th 2008 3:25PM WoWInsider would be a much nicer blog without inane posts like the one above. Are its authors under THAT much pressure to produce copy?

WoW Rookie: Embracing the official forums {WoW}

Jul 8th 2008 9:28AM Authoritative. See? I need an editor, too.

WoW Rookie: Embracing the official forums {WoW}

Jul 8th 2008 9:23AM Criticisms about grammar are unpleasant, but someone ought to mention WoWInsider's editing. Almost every author on this site needs a little instruction. The above article is painful to read, and, worse, some of the content is bewildering:

"The content on the forums is largely player driver, the text of there is usually white."

"I have to admit, people violate these rules and get away with it, but I'd recommend it."

"Each class, realm, and battlegroup also has an their own boards."

I recommend The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White. This book of grammar and style is as authoritive as it is brief.

New Illidan wallpaper from Blizzard {WoW}

Jul 2nd 2008 2:29PM "Alas, poor Yorick!"

All the World's a Stage: What Blizzard seems not to see {WoW}

Jun 29th 2008 5:16PM Blizzard doesn't care about role-players but about nominal role-play ghettos. You only have to visit a handful of RP servers to see environments that are utterly hostile towards RP—environments where GM's do little to aid players that are looking for an immersive experience.

Players themselves have little available to defend themselves from onslaughts of thoughtless players, aside from moving to yet another RP server in desperation.