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Enter to win a World of Warcraft iPhone clip case {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2011 1:15PM For the Horde!

Ghostcrawler details potential solutions for gear inflation {WoW}

Nov 4th 2011 1:40PM This is definitely something I've been thinking about lately; it was already noticeable by early Wrath, and by Cataclysm it was just getting absurd. 700 Stamina on a single piece of gear? Okay, yeah, that's probably double what a tank would have had *total* on their character back in Vanilla.

Though it might confuse some people initially, I think the squish solution is the best one. Keep the numbers manageable and significant, while recognizing the fact that numbers don't really mean much of anything in and of themselves if everything all scales down together. I feel like it's easier to feel excited about going from 40-50 spell power on a piece of gear than 4000-5000, because it's easier to wrap our brains around simpler numbers. Numbers that get that high (not to mention the hilarious patch 6.3 example GC posted) just leads to "number numbness."

Addon Spotlight: Commenters' favorite addons {WoW}

Nov 3rd 2011 4:38PM I have a Nostromo (or whatever the Belkin version was called) that I used to use a couple of years ago; reading your review of it makes me think that maybe I didn't give myself enough of a chance to get used to it. Maybe I'll give it another shot.

Oh, yeah, and the addons are all great picks too. I might switch to Adibags myself, since the customization of Ark, while nice, seems to be a bit more complex than I really need.

Breakfast Topic: How do you transition in and out of playing WoW? {WoW}

Nov 3rd 2011 11:15AM Funny coincidence, because I just came back to the game after a 10-month hiatus just a couple of days ago.

I've been playing WoW since launch, and I've taken breaks from the game on several occasions. Whether a couple months or a year, I find other things to do, other games to play (MMOs or otherwise), and generally enjoy not being committed to a firm gaming schedule like WoW raids demand of me. Usually when I burn out, I start logging in more and more infrequently for a while, until I deactivate my sub altogether. It sucks sometimes leaving fellow guild members in the lurch if they don't have anyone to easily replace you in their raid group, but that's how burnout works; you can't really control it.

But then, a few months or a year later, I inevitably get the bug, and I miss my old guildmates, I miss the guild chat, I miss the fun of doing late-night dungeon and raid runs. So I come back, and everyone in guild chat is happy to see me. I wonder why I ever left. And the cycle repeats. But that's fine by me :)

Officers' Quarters: Be kind to your tanks and healers {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2011 1:25PM Preach it!

I can't count the number of times that someone has begged me to run a heroic for them, and then had them immediately go AFK for 5 minutes before we can start. This goes for everyone -- it's really all about respect and common courtesy on all sides.