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Thirteen WoW windows in 36 seconds with an SSD {WoW}

Oct 6th 2008 3:02PM 7200 RPM doesn't come close to an SSD, which does no RPM at all. A disk drive can only read a small bit of data when the laser is at that specific part of the disk, which might look pretty fast but it's actually pretty slow. SSD drives work like your RAM, which is essentially a big chip - it has no laser, no moving parts, it's just data. No spin-up time, no retrieval time trying to get the laser into position, it's instant. The only limitation to a SSD speed is the bandwidth/latency going to/from your computer, which your normal HDD has too.
It also has other advantages too; your computer has extremely little 'boot-up' time, most of that was your HDD spinning up to full speed. It also has a much higher lifespan than HDDs, as no moving parts means no maintenance and extremely small chance of failure in relation to HDDs. They also have very little power consumption, no noise at all (HDDs are usually loud), and aren't effected by file fragmentation ;D

Key items and tabards out of the bags soon, says Tigole {WoW}

Sep 24th 2008 9:18AM The vendor has been in the beta since the last build. You can find her (?) in the Dalaran visitor centre. She gave me back my long lost Tabard of the Hand =D
There may be one in other cities, I have not checked.

Ask a Beta Tester: Flying in the snow, etc {WoW}

Sep 15th 2008 6:54PM You don't need to fly at all; Doing that quest ensures that you can use that crystal whenever you please.
That quest teleports you straight to Dalaran, which you then get asked to use the crystal to teleport down and back up again so that you may use it freely in the future.

Ask a Beta Tester: Flying in the snow, etc {WoW}

Sep 15th 2008 1:52PM Your dalaran answer is misleading. You can get to dalaran on your own without flying, as long as you have used the teleport crystal inside dalaran atleast once you can return there any time you like through the crystal in Crystalsong directly under Dalaran.

Wrath release date announced [confirmed, CE] {WoW}

Sep 15th 2008 5:12AM Project Lore is in partnership with Wowhead, which along with thottbot is owned by Zam.
So far, we have claims by Zam that it gets released on this day, with no evidence only "This is a legitimate advertisement from Blizzard."
Blizzard have denied these claims on their own forums as 'speculation', http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=9956327893&sid=1#2 and http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=9956327893&sid=1&pageNo=12#228

So far, the evidence is against this release date.

Forum Post of the Day: How do you like DEM clams? {WoW}

Sep 14th 2008 4:26PM Some of those were pretty forced, but it's still nice to blues have a sense of humour - even if it's mostly at our own expense :(

Boat crews return in the Wrath beta {WoW}

Sep 9th 2008 9:41AM There are actually a few Captain Placeholder-like NPCs in beta. The turtle boats that connect Dragonblight, Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord has a dockmaster at each port; talking to him lets you teleport straight to the connecting port, skipping the boat ride altogether (Although who would want to; turtle boats FTW!)

Widget shows character name statistics {WoW}

Sep 6th 2008 1:12PM There's more horde called "Imalliance" than alliance o.0

Ambassador title was added per player request {WoW}

Sep 1st 2008 3:27PM That was the Diplomat, I believe. Easy mistake to make.

Forum post of the day: Dueling debate {WoW}

Aug 27th 2008 5:35AM Most people I duel agree to use Arena rules: Use only things you can use in the arena; healthstones and any conjured items you can create, bandages, no long CDs, etc.