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Take the WoW Ironman Challenge {WoW}

Feb 7th 2012 1:22PM My guild (The Risen - Thorium Brotherhood US) has done another Ironman Challenge that's not as... let's say, "unforgiving" as this one (which sounds incredible, btw).

It's based around dungeon-running. You pick a character and start naked in the lowest-level dungeons available for your faction, and can only use gear acquired through running dungeons. You must complete the dungeons sequentially (i.e. must complete lower-level dungeon before moving up to the next level dungeon, can't skip dungeons) and must take screenshots of your character and their character sheet at the end of each dungeon. You cannot group with people who aren't also running the Ironman Challenge, so we usually wind up with two or three "teams" that run dungeons and farm gear together.

The winner is the first player / group to complete all the 5-person dungeons in the game, or who gets the farthest by the end of the challenge period (~1 month, maybe longer).

Around Azeroth: World of Minecraft {WoW}

Oct 21st 2011 3:47AM Actually, the server is a basic Surival server. The guys who made it are on a level waaay above mine: I'm just happy growing trees on an island and building a wooden fort, with occasional forays out for milk, sugar, and death by Creeper.

Drama Mamas: My guildie is a registered sex offender {WoW}

Aug 15th 2011 8:47PM I'm somewhat similar to Marty in that I'm a TV reporter who's covered sex offenders and people who do the work like Marty does. What Marty says is absolutely on the nose, especially about the pattern of trigger-fantasy-offend-mask. While we may empathize that if we had a label like 'sex offender' attached to us we wouldn't want to tell anyone, the fact that the guild discovered this on their own and not through the guild member's own admission is worrying. Deception is still deception, and can lead to a lot of trouble further down the line.

If I had been a guild leader I personally would have asked the member to leave the guild simply for not telling us they were a sex offender. In my own guild, we have had men, women, and minors from all kinds of backgrounds as members, and I would never want to put any of them in this kind of a situation.

The Queue: Image related {WoW}

Jun 27th 2011 10:49PM Some Queue questions (in case they get asked above me):

1) What's the first quest you'd recommend lore-hounds do?

2) What's the timetable for completing all the big reveals for Firelands dailies?

3) For raiders starting the Firelands, what are the best places to get quick access to higher-than-last-tier loot, a la the cloaks at the end of the Thrall quests?

RISE UP, SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE HORDE!!

The Queue: My hands are full {WoW}

May 26th 2011 2:50PM "(Pro tip: Don't Google Cheetara while at work.)"

Also April O'Neil from TMNT. Definitely a whole lot of NSFW and newly-scarred childhood memories there.

The Queue: The origin of Ghostcrawler {WoW}

Apr 20th 2011 10:31PM Did-a-chick?

Dum-a-chum?

Dad-a-cham? Ded-a-check?

LFM: Massively is hiring! {Massively}

Apr 13th 2011 10:56PM Gee; that sounds exactly like my current job at a TV station, except I'd have a hell of a lot more fun writing about freemium MMOs than murders and elections.

Good luck to the applicants. Don't forget to spellcheck.

The Queue: Alex talks mostly about RIFT due to lack of anything better {WoW}

Feb 7th 2011 11:17AM Everything Ziebart said is true about RIFT seeming similar to WoW. I didn't even have to change tha layout on my n52 because they're so similar. The "soul" mechanic is alao interesting because it's a tree with roots; spend so many points in the "tree" to make your skills better, and you unlock more spells and powers in the "roots".

My problem with its similarities is that it just keeps reminding me I could be playing WoW. Even a pretty compelling story and techno-magic steampunk (my favorite!) is just reminding me I should be leveling my goblin.

But enough qq: which new Cataclysm factions give you a mount for being Exalted with them? I have the gear I need, now I'm wondering which tabard/dailies to rock.

The sudden yet inevitable betrayal of gaming immersion {WoW}

Jan 7th 2011 9:29PM When done correctly and put on the proper context (like this was), references like this add to what would be an otherwise-innocuous moment. Sure, throwing a monkey wrench into the plans of the Axis of Awful is fun and all, but the quote makes it memorable.

Haris Pilton, on the other hand, is an example of a shoehorned-in reference that falls flat. Harrison Jones could have been better if his first appearance in Zul'Aman didn't associate him with Budd Nedreck and had been more than just a one-off gag, and the Linken quests were a nice attempt but the painful process of flying back and forth across the world to do them left a bad taste in my mouth toward the entire thing.

TLDR: Browncoats FTW.

WoW Insider's Cataclysm Launch Giveaway: GeForce GTX 580 graphics card {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 9:19PM Definitely rolling /need on this one.