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Guest Post: Building an epic-level computer {WoW}

Sep 20th 2010 10:56AM I immediately facepalmed HARD when the CP-series psu was mentioned, they are only compatible in a few Antec cases. The use of socket 1366 is ill advised as 1156 is faster due to better memory controllers and no QPI bus.

1. Case: Silverstone Raven RV02 $160 + $30 shipping the 90 degree rotation is just that awesome when combined with the triple 180mm fans on the bottom
Case 2: Corsair Graphite 600T $160 + $20 shipping if the Raven's depth or scant front ports are a problem

2. Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E $140 nice mobo, ASUS mobos have that Q-connector which is a frustration saver (front panel connectors suck)

3. CPU: Core i7-870 $290 beatdowns ensue on lesser procs

4. RAM: 8GiB (2x4GiB) of Mushkin DDR3 1333 $160 cheap and works

5. PSU: Silverstone ST1000-P $185+$6 shipping fully modular (no extra PCI-E or ATX12V cables), made by Enlight (quality ODM)

6. HDD Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB $110 WD's are the fastest drives for WoW loading and it's big

7. DVD burner $20 + $5 shipping various brands and models

8. Heatsink: Noctua NH-D14 $90+$3 shipping after wondering how effective it would be as a bludgeon, it'll ensure your CPU never does thermal throttling

9. Video card: EVGA 01G-P3-1373-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB
$240 + $8 shipping its best if the heat is SOMEWHERE ELSE, like outside, EVGA offers a lifetime warranty

10. Windows: Win 7 Pro 64-bit OEM $140 getting your raid night killed off because you gotta reinstall after that last rearm failed

Total price: $1587 with shipping charges from all items added together

That scary GearScore/Real ID screenshot is fake, guys {WoW}

Jul 9th 2010 12:51AM people screaming "dont be afraid of realid" are either foolish or working for blizzard

for girls, it means more sexual harassment from guys who either cant tolerate girls playing wow or looking to score and more guys being nice to them because they are girls

for moms, guys hitting on your 14 yr old son thinking he's a girl because the account is in your name

for id thieves, a laundry list of verified real names

for other MMO's, another weapon to use against wow

for most people who use the forums, the death of official forums, probably just a link to EJ

for trolls, nothing, as there are many people with common names (John Smith for example)

Around Azeroth: Too soon? {WoW}

Jul 6th 2010 3:23AM i say keep it

im sick of cowards who remove things because OMG! IT REALLY HAPPENED!! we gotta kiss butts now

EA removing the towers on RA2, bad

M$ updating flight sim to remove the towers, accurate, as they aint there no more

The Daily Quest: Me tanks {WoW}

Jun 1st 2010 4:07AM our GM and raid leader is a female troll warrior tank

stupid easy ranged dps (mages nowdays, was locks in bc) do have the best view of the field as their own jobs dont require much concentration (vs ret, dk's and enhance which have to watch CD's; locks, druids, and priests with complex rotations)

the tank as a leader comes from the old european ideals of valor in a leader, leading from the front, subutai would have pwnt europe watching his troops from the top of a hill if the khan didnt die, forcing him to return to mongolia

Free realm transfers announced {WoW}

May 25th 2010 6:22PM ├ćnigma left Drak'thul because the server pop is so low that it was gimping our progress. LK was like an iron wall. We xfered over to Shattered Hand and now we're 8/12 heroic.

Drak'thul has had population problems for the 3 years I've been there, massive faction imbalance (was practically a pve server if you were horde), low pop (at least dalaran doesn't melt your box), and bad location (the server is hosted in LA, at that time we had ONE person west of Texas).

Cataclysm class previews coming soon {WoW}

Apr 6th 2010 5:38AM you didnt get the joke, notice how every ability is AS, BS, CS, DS, ES, etc., do you know how hard it is to find a legal/good/non-denominational religious word that begins with Y?

Cataclysm class previews coming soon {WoW}

Apr 6th 2010 5:25AM *The paladin is still deep in development. Instead of giving a preview that would be potentially less comprehensive than the other classes we made the decision to post it when it's ready, in order to properly honor the paladin class and those that play them. The wait isn't too long however as we're expecting to be able to post it on April 16.

in non-PR but still blizz-like speak: "We are working on a solution that will nerf ret hard, but not result in an obvious nerf so we can claim that the spec is balanced around level 85 and your DPS will be competitive at that level. We want the people whom we have insulted many times (referring to you as facerollers, "no ret questions" at Blizzcon 2009, etc.) to buy Cat. We are looking for a solution that we can call a 'total revamp' of ret but, like in BC and WoLK, is adding an attack, we are taking this to the next level and adding more attacks. In order to give ret more variety, we are adding 24 new attacks, Avenging Storm, Blessed Strike, Exorcism Strike, Fanatical Strike, Good Storm, Hero Strike, Infidel Storm, Justice Storm, Kangaroo Strike, Law Storm, Martyrdom Storm, Nonjudgmental Strike, Other Storm, Penal Strike, QQ Strike, Retribution Storm, Storming Strike, That Strike, Unrepentant Strike, Vengeance Strike (Corruption Strike for Horde), Wrathful Strike, XTREME STORM, Yielding Strike, Zealous Storm. We hope that by giving ret 24 more possible actions, that more skilled players are able to make ret be almost competitive to undergeared arcane mages whom require far more skill to macro a large number of cooldowns to their two primary nukes because they have to watch for a buff to appear so they can interact by using the other nuke then go back to spamming the first nuke."

Ready Check: Raiding debuffs and the final key to synergy {WoW}

Mar 27th 2010 10:27PM if you have a ret pally in your group, he WILL be using judgement of wisdom, you will not ever get him to change that, if he allows the raid leader to tell him otherwise, he is bad, tell him i said he is bad and the raid leader needs to quit wow

there is no room for "trusting the holy pally" or even "trusting the prot/other ret" pally, you do your own wis or you go OOM quick; we dont have int on our gear anymore and will be soon losing access to mail with int

the reason why melee classes are so loathe to deal with active de/buffs is because we have things to do, its called dps; its not like with you lazy arcane mages, push button 1 until you get a light, then push button 2, then back to spamming 1, dont give me that CD/mana management crap, the CD's are macroable and its really brain intensive to evocate

An interview with the most influential women in MMO development {Massively}

Feb 23rd 2010 2:17PM I'm a he btw, lol; and a ret paladin, so I am quite familiar with GC

An interview with the most influential women in MMO development {Massively}

Feb 23rd 2010 1:05PM I'm shocked to hear nothing about Gaile Grey, the famous lady who spoke to the public for most of Guild Wars. WoW's Ghostcrawler is doing what she did and with about the same results (she claimed she was a dev at one point, GC is the lead dev).