Mar 23rd 2010 9:04PM I wouldn't recommend Wheel of Time until the series is finished... it's just cruel.
Instead of the Otherland series, I'd go with the Memory,Sorrow and Thorn series by the same author.
Thomas Covenant series is great.
Dennis L McKiernan- both the Iron Call Trilogy and Silver Call Duology
Orson Scott Card - The Tales of Alvin Maker series
Raymond Fiest with Jannie Wurtz - The Magician series
Steven Brust- Jherig series
Mar 4th 2010 4:27PM I completely agree with this concept. Still a closed system economy, easy to set up so that there is no exchange of account info and therefore no hacking.
People who are going to buy gold are already doing it. It's why gold farmers exist. Gold farmers would not farm for game time, there is no profit in it when you can't sell the game time.
Hacking would be reduced by 80% the first day they implemented it I would bet.
Feb 18th 2010 4:20PM I have my 4 main attacks/heals on all of my toons mapped to my scroll wheel. It's fantastic.
scroll up for main attack, scroll down for secondary, add a shift modifier for the next two.
My keyboard layout doesn't give me comfortable access to my alt key otherwise I'd have 6 mappings with it.
Feb 17th 2010 4:40PM hahaha, total fail see that's why I've obviously never played enhancement.
Feb 16th 2010 9:45PM The mana regen of Thunderstorm is the only thing that keeps me from strangling the current crop of Gogogogogogogogogogo tanks in Heroics.
As an elemental I constantly try and position myself near the healer to either toss stray mobs back to the tank in an emergency or Hex in omg moments when it's on cooldown.
When Naxx was still running I always positioned myself as goalkeeper in front of Gluth when the kiter didn't keep the zombies far enough back.
Loved the spell from the get go and I'd never glyph it unless I was enhancement.
Jan 27th 2010 8:17PM This column has become one of the reasons I'm not dropping WoW.com out of me feed reader. I have an alt of every class so I anticipate getting something out of it more often than not.
Jan 27th 2010 7:58PM A guild that I ran with in the past had a great solution. They created a separate chat channel specifically for metering. If you don't want to see the meters, you won't because you won't join the channel. Worked very well for those who wanted to see it.
Jan 20th 2010 4:29PM The only redeeming quality of this column now is the Random Acts of Uberness. It is not enough to carry the rest of the column. WoW.com gets one step closer to being removed from my feed reader.
Jan 15th 2010 1:02PM I read that exactly the same way.
How dare we run an instance because we like it or we want to hang with friends that are doing it? Believe it or not some casuals actually read WoW.com although with the attitude of a lot of the columnists, I'm getting less and less inclined to read because of it.
Jan 8th 2010 11:44AM No it's not that easy.
Blizzard does have logs and audit trails, obviously they have to. But keep in mind each item on your toon is an item in a database. If your hacker goes and sells 80% of your stuff, someone has to find out if the logs are still on a live server environment or if the damage has gone to the point where they have to go to backups.
Everyone can claim hey I've been hacked, give me all this stuff back so they have to do some checking. Massive scale databases like those for 11 million users take time to sift through.
It's not just a push button solution.