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Battle.net Mobile Authenticator now available for Windows 7 Phones {WoW}

Jul 8th 2011 10:33AM You're half right. Blizzard didn't do any R&D for the hardware end. However, they did need to spend the time researching and writing the software part that interacts with their login servers. And at least something towards the mobile phone apps.

Of do you think Blizzard bought the physical authenticators and everything else magically got done for free?

EA CEO won't share Old Republic release date because of "principal competitor" {WoW}

Jun 9th 2011 11:04PM And bets that Diablo 3 will hit beta about the time SW:TOR gets released?

Breakfast Topic: Are you satisfied or disappointed with minor glyphs? {WoW}

May 24th 2011 9:53AM You're right that this is probably better asked elsewhere. The Queue as you suggest would be good. Another good place would be in the Gold Capped column.

And yet another good place would be on the next Blizzard "Ask The Developers".

Yes, Scribes can make relics and off hands, but that's a limited market, and Darkmoon Cards is so random, you could get a good mix or a bad mix. And both of these tend to sell better at the start of an expansion anyway.

Personally, at this point, my scribe will use up what I consider excess ink and then semi retire unless I catch someone needing a particular glyph. There are better ways to make gold these days. (Excess ink is anything more than 2 bags worth of ink in my case.)

Inscription research changes {WoW}

May 23rd 2011 6:12PM When I saw the above Blue post a few days ago, I put up the 3 Glyph Books I had on the AH. I was saving them in case they added new glyphs to learn from them.

They sold for 500 Gold each.

Tuesday Morning Post: Maybe soon edition {WoW}

Apr 26th 2011 7:27AM Actually, the fact that maintenance has already started and the patch isn't downloading yet doesn't mean anything. Patches sometimes aren't available until a few hours into maintenance.

The PTR not being shutdown meant they found something they wanted to check and possibly fix in 4.1 or it can be for a minor patch we'll see shortly after 4.1 goes live.

Breakfast Topic: Has your account ever been compromised? {WoW}

Apr 19th 2011 9:21AM The email address I use for my WoW account is one that is used only for a few things. Few enough that I don't get much spam on it at all.

Another email address I use had zero spam until until a friend's email account got hacked. (This is how spammers get more email addresses to spam as well as another place to send them from.)

Anyway, one of the reasons I won't use realid is that would be compromising the safety of my battle.net email address - at least based on my experiences.

The funny thing is that somewhere Blizzard recommends you use a different email address for your battle.net account. This basically says don't use realid to me.

Tuesday Morning Post: Rearrangement envy edition {WoW}

Mar 29th 2011 9:30AM While the change doesn't seem all that big to you, it's a nice feature. Also, the team that worked on that is not likely to have worked on raid design or class balance. So I am fairly certain that adding this feature didn't slow down the creation of new content.

And remember the other character list feature that people want? More than 10 characters per realm? Well, my guess is that this change to the character list also added what's needed to do that. (Or at least the start of the code for it.)

Public Service Announcement: Don't file false GM reports {WoW}

Mar 8th 2011 10:52PM I'm on an RP realm. I will file tickets for names that really violate the RP name rules.

However, if someone annoys me somehow and their name violates the name rules in any way, I will report the name. That is my revenge on them. It's not a false report, yet it might be a name I would've let slide otherwise. And best of all? I stayed within the rules of conduct.

Breakfast Topic: Are Cataclysm gear ilevels too big a jump from Wrath? {WoW}

Mar 2nd 2011 10:07AM There is a huge rampup in ilevel and stats as you level through the Cata zones.

I feel that =the main reason for this is that we're only leveling 5 levels (instead of 10) in Cata. If Cata had raised the level cap to 90, the ramp up in ilevel and stats would have been a bit slower and therefore would've seemed a lot smoother.

Also, if this had been a 10 level expansion, the first zones (Vashj'ir/Hyjal) could've been tuned to hit slightly less hard.

The question becomes, is 5 levels per expansion a permanent change? Or will blizzard go back to 10 level per expansion?