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How WoW might be played on the Apple Tablet {WoW}

Sep 1st 2009 6:34PM Gah, tried twice to explain what I did and the good and bad of it and the comments are getting eaten (or banned for some reason I suppose).

Last try. Short version: you're both right and wrong. Pen alone was blech, keyboard/tablet was as good as or better than keyboard/mouse for keyboard turners. Double (effectively) mouse was pretty cool. I didn't use it for long and after checking my notes on the hack I had to do I'll retract suggesting it. Was rather ugly. Worked better than you'd expect after changing UI around. If an OS comes out with actual double cursor support it's a real option. All of it is better than the multi-touch nonsense.

"What fire? All I saw was knuckle!"

Ask a Beta Tester: Crystalsong and downranking {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2008 5:35PM "There's really no point in Conjuring anything other than your Mana Emerald. Even if you have to summon another one mid-battle, you're still gettting WAY more mana back that you could possibly get by summoning the next two gems pre-battle."

Trinkets which add +spellpower on gem consumption are eaten for DPS, not mana regen. There are also special cases where using a small one is better than conjuring the big one. Boss fight went badly, not much DPS is up, mana's gone, pop a smaller gem for a killing blow instead of hitting GCD on conjure because there won't be enough time to use a second charge anyway.

Always worth having a rank or two below Emerald in the bag and with trinket having all of them.

Tank Talk: All about aggro {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2008 2:01AM The site could use a threat & aggro explanation (most important mechanic in the game!) but this ain't it for any player. It's useless.

Four of the top ten PC games are World of Warcraft {WoW}

Aug 20th 2008 10:51PM I'll raise you fifteen more years of PC gaming and say: nonsense.

Four of the top ten PC games are World of Warcraft {WoW}

Aug 20th 2008 7:09PM Two Sims packs (one a tie-in with a furniture maker), FIVE Blizzard entries (a good chunk many years old), and assorted leftover stuff including one which isn't a game at all.

While PC gaming is not dead, that list* is no sign of a healthy platform. Anything but. Let's reframe the list:

One MMO, a casual game, two expansions for another casual game, one not-a-game, a few old games bundled, and Call of Duty (which sold far better on consoles).

Does beat Mac native gaming at least. They just got...Jade Empire.

*It's important to keep in mind the list doesn't track online purchases and subscriptions, last I knew. No Steam, no Impulse, etc etc.

Ask a Beta Tester: Wintergrasp and caster stats {WoW}

Aug 14th 2008 12:16PM "Have they made any changes the way fishing is leveled? [...] It doesn't make any sense to become a Bassmaster by repeatedly plucking minnows out of the wading pool.

Yes and no, which I just discovered about 2 minutes ago! You can fish in some places in Northrend as of this patch, and catch Northrend fish. However, I have not found a Grand Master trainer or Grand Master book yet, or anything that has recipes for these fish. I had to put on all of my +Fishing equipment and use some bait to fish in Dalaran's little ponds"

The answer given has nothing to do with the question asked.

Latest Beta build kills spell downranking [UPDATED] {WoW}

Aug 14th 2008 8:53AM "DirtyPriest said...
It's completely stupid that as you progress your character that you end up regressing your spells. It's a bit silly don't you think?"

I have a hammer but I still find use for thumbtacks. When I bought a butane torch I didn't throw out the box of matches.

There are times when you don't want to do cross health x% on the DSP'd target, need to heal but absolutely must not dip mana below x, need a panic short-cast heal on the tank, need to land fast spells while moving to keep a debuff stack up, or quickly stack a debuff while the tank is building initial aggro.

MANY reasons to downrank. I only listed ones I can't see Blizz objecting to; I can see downranking to fish for crits or to have effectively infinite mana annoying 'em. And then there's PvP...

Ask a Lore Nerd: Babies babies babies {WoW}

Aug 12th 2008 4:03PM "Gnome/tauren hybrids could happen...

It's just have to be a male gnome and a female tauren, otherwise, well...

...Lemme put it this way...

"Oh, oh yes! Oh, baby, I'm gonna... gonna... nngh!"

*fwoosh!* "Wheee, I'm a bottlerocket!" *thud* "Owie." "

You overlooked engineering. *gnome female crafts Turkey Baster 3000* [Use: inseminate. Requires one male toon to cast. Refractory cooldown of thirty minutes. No effect unless Ovulation buff is in effect.]