Dec 16th 2008 8:23PM Yeah too bad at my last job they didn't weed out the guy who played online poker all day and got promoted after he was found out. Or the girl who sat next to me on myspace and IM all day. While at the time I played WoW in my free time and worked hard at my job. Point being, lazy people are lazy, WoW players aren't necessarily lazy at work. In fact I'd suggest the mentality of players who learn game strategies and theorycraft how to best tweak their characters have important analytical skills that go a long way in the workplace. That being said, when I go for my next job I'm not going to talk about my gaming enthusiasm.
Nov 12th 2008 8:03PM Yah I was going to start my alliance engy guy in Borean before I checked out Wowhead and the early Engy recipes are only available in Howling Fjord. There is an Eng trainer in Borean but Wowhead doesn't show him as having any of the "starter" WotLK items. Maybe his entry has just not been fully updated though.
Nov 12th 2008 4:42PM My GF is out of town during the first week of WotLK. Normally I'd try to miss the launch insanity and instability, but I'll have tons of free time when I'm not busy with RL obligations. Now if I can only decide on which 70 to level up first I'll be set.
Nov 12th 2008 3:22PM I was hearing that with tBC no matter the server the "switch" was turned on at 12EST. So assuming you got your hands on WotLK early you can play at 12:00AM EST or 9:00 PM PST. The downside is that people can't buy WotLK until 12:00 AM in their respective time zone. Anyhow I'll be checking this evening as soon as it's 12 EST.
Nov 11th 2008 11:15PM I heard that the next season of 24 is set inside Blizzard HQ on maintenance Tuesday. Jack Bauer has gone rogue again and must battle the terrorists trying to bring down our game servers. Chloe O'Brien will return in a cameo now a stay at home mom who needs her Warcraft fix bad. Tony Almeida, seemingly left for dead has returned to head up the band of terrorists infiltrating Blizz HQ.
Nov 11th 2008 10:34PM This downtime is actually part of the WotLK pre-launch event. Arthas' final plan to destroy Azeroth is to take down the servers. However his plan will be thwarted when Gnomes engineer the first 2400 baud modem to allow us all back into the realms.
Nov 11th 2008 10:18PM It was said earlier but this credit is for the downtime during the recent 3.0.2 patch downtime.
Nov 11th 2008 12:15PM All I will say is definitely check out your local 7-11, we only have one in town here.
Also the account upgrade page is working.
Oct 29th 2008 3:56AM @ Ginka
While my phrasing was decidedly bad, I never said you were a whiner or meant to imply that. I think that people who enjoyed the event versus those who didn't receive their in-game satisfaction in different ways. Some folks appreciate the game as a means of delivering a story and are along for whatever that entails by the tellers of the story (Blizzard). Some are more invested in the economy or leveling goals or gear goals. With a healthy mix of people playing for social aspects, and people playing for an equal mix of all three. A massive, and intentionally interruptive zombie plague doesn't really do anything for folks not invested in the story, and may not even satisfy everyone playing for story. And if you're not willing to roll with it and dick around for a few hours of play time, then so be it.
As of now it's a moot point, and while no event will ever please all of the folks playing, maybe the next one will come closer for those who felt put off by this last one.
Oct 28th 2008 10:31AM The plague was the setup for going to Northrend. You seem to care more about the gear/gold/faux materials of the game rather than the story. The event was supposed to interrupt your normal routine for a brief period.
I was originally thinking the plague split the community into those who had /played long enough to be ready for a change and an epic world event versus those who were new to game and lore and just confused. But maybe it's more those who enjoy the game for it's story elements and those who only play for their pixels.