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Comment to win some Saturday night swag {WoW}

Aug 29th 2009 8:14PM I like free stuff.

Class specific buffs become craftable items {WoW}

Aug 27th 2009 4:11PM They're consumable, appear to be usable by anyone, and have 50 charges.

BlizzCon 2009: Hands-on with Creative's World of Warcraft headset {WoW}

Aug 25th 2009 7:50PM I run Vent on a different computer from WoW, so all I'm going to hear over my headphones is Vent. Sound quality is a few spots down on my list of features.

What really matters to me is comfort and quality. If I'm going to be wearing these things for hours at a time, they'd damn well better be comfortable, and they'd better last.

A few years ago I bought a big pair of Logitech headphones that looked great. They fit poorly and after three or four months the sound started failing and eventually failed all together. Shoddy wiring.

After that I got a pair of Altec Lansings that have lasted me for years and fit perfectly. I might have paid $50 for them, but no more.

BlizzCon 2009: A look at the BlizzCon store {WoW}

Aug 25th 2009 4:56PM The poker set actually looks nice, but it seems like it's pretty stingy on the chip count. If I end up playing with anything more than four people I definitely need way more than it's got.

It's a real shame, too, because that's the item that made my eyes go wide when I first saw it.

Speculating on a new resource system for Hunters {WoW}

Jul 27th 2009 6:25PM It was dropped very early, so I don't know too much about it, but as I recall the first system for Focus for Hunters was something like Energy but also had to do with how much they were moving. So that you had to stand still and aim to do full dps.

It's pretty obvious why they dropped this and ended up retaining nothing but the name for pets.

I don't understand the original quote, though. The first question is about removing the need to rely on something other than mana. What do hunters rely on other than mana, except for ammo? Or did they mean to add a reliance to another resource?

My guess is the reference to Blizzcon is just the rep dodging a question that made no grammatical sense.

Breakfast Topic: What iPhone app should Blizzard release next? {WoW}

Jul 19th 2009 8:48AM I'd just like them to do some stuff for other platforms. I much prefer my Blackberry to an iPhone, but I obviously can't use the new armory.

What If We Lost: An argument for losing a major lore-based battle {WoW}

Jul 12th 2009 4:12PM There's two problems with making this work:

The first is if you tried to do it open world, and Blizz basically had to remove content. Not only would that be giving themselves a much smaller return on investment than they're used to, but players everywhere would be up in arms about not being able to see the original.

The other is if you did it in an instance, and the problem there is it's just not that compelling for players. People are still going to want to go in for loot and for the challenge of the fight, but going into a fight you know you're going to "lose" just isn't quite as much fun.

The second is less of a problem, but it's also less resounding. If they wanted to make it stick, they'd change some aspect of the existing world, but that's just not gonna happen.

Authenticator app coming to iPhones, iPods, and other mobile devices {WoW}

Mar 19th 2009 5:49PM There's really nothing to reverse engineer. The authenticator, either the keychain version or the software thing, is basically a device that takes the current time and runs it through a complex equation that combines it with a unique key and provides an essentially random code.

Blizzard knows the unique key for your device, your device knows the unique key, but there is no way to infer that key from the outside, even if you know what access codes the authenticator is providing at given times.

Now, with the physical authenticator, you can only be hacked by someone with physical access to the device. With the software, there's exactly two additional weaknesses: First is intercepting the data when you and Blizz sync up and you get your unique key. This will only occur once, however, and should be encrypted. Second is if someone is able to remotely hack your device, but remotely hacking an iPhone/Blackberry/etc is not a trivial matter like planting a keylogger on a PC. Someone able to do this is after a whole lot more than your WoW account.

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 7 - BlizzCon Polar Bear Mounts {WoW}

Nov 6th 2008 6:07PM I don't know why everyone else is commenting when I'm just going to win it. ;)

Enter to celebrate patch 3.0.2 with a Paper Airplane from WoW Insider {WoW}

Oct 14th 2008 12:24PM Very first thing will be to learn all my pets. I've got enough taking up bag space to earn Stinker for me.