Nov 11th 2011 9:34AM Let me start by stating my assumption that I must be doing it wrong - which is why I'm here asking.
The statement that it doesn't take much work to have many more times $50k in gold struck me as oddly out of line with my experience. Was that statement meant to be relative? Is the inherent assumption that the person involved is someone who regularly works the auction house as a big part of their game?
I play often, but casually, maybe an hour or two per day with some days off and some days twice that. I level my professions and can craft a few items worth selling but not to the degree that I'm able to spend hours every day working the AH to the degree that I read in this column. I don't have the time to play the AH effectively yet I'd love to stop wishing I had more gold. Are large sums of virtual currency out of my reach? How can the casual player make the big money?
Oct 28th 2011 5:20PM So the kung-fu Pandaren aren't illegal, just incredibly unoriginal. Got it.
Sep 30th 2011 8:48AM I should clarify, you equate the level of offensiveness of racism, sexism, and homophobia with righty talking points. You morally equate them. A small point, but a relevant one.
Sep 30th 2011 8:32AM Intellectual dishonesty makes baby Panteleone sad. :(
You don't allow racism, sexism, or homophobia. You also don't allow right-sided talking points.
You claim no relationship between these items aside from exclusion, but what you conveniently avoid mentioning is *why* they are excluded. You don't say it, but you clearly and plainly equate racism, sexism, and homophobia with the talking points of the right. It's classic disparagement by association, and it's highly dishonest - intentionally or not - to sit there and claim anything else.
As an aside, I also must voice my discouragement at this rare error in the usually solid judgement of Wow Insider management regarding column topics. Perhaps it was an editorial gaffe in allowing so much anti-right snark to remain in the raw article before it was posted. In any event, I hope political topics are avoided in the future. They do nothing positive in this context.
Jul 28th 2011 9:32AM Usually I'm only idle in SW when I'm waiting for my raid team to form, and then I'll spend the time performing HALO jumps above the big rock circle on portal island. I'll fly on my mount as high as I can and then dismount, fall, and see how close I can get to the ground before I pull my engineering chute. Thanks to all the random strangers who've rezzed me after failed attempts, and to those whove /applauded me when I pull off a really good one.
Jul 27th 2011 8:15AM Epic bracers for my hunter main - the only option for the Cataclysmally Epic! achievement are the Chimaeron Armguards from Chimmy in BWD, and I've only seen them drop once ater multiple kills and I didn't get them. I'm still rocking the epic bracers from Akil'zon. I haz a sad. Looks like I'll be spending valor points to get the achievement.
Jul 22nd 2011 8:18AM No, for two reasons.
If I came upon someone and took them completely unawares - like afk - then why am I taunting? It's on par with ganking a training dummy. Stealing candy from babies isn't something I'd feel proud bragging about. Oooh, I can kill a motionless toon. I'm so l337. Where's mah sporebat?
If I fought a good fight and took someone down in an actual open-world PvP duel/battle, then I'd much more likely bow to their corpse out of mutual respect than teabag. You know, because I'm not ten years old. Although I got the sportsmanship from actually playing sports and I'm not sure how small a minority of WoW players the sporting folk are.
If I see a dirty whored toon and I'm up for some PvP action I'll usually appear at a respectable distance and let them know it's coming. Fair fights are much more fun. I prefer the samurai to the ninja. But that's just me.
Jul 20th 2011 9:14AM When I loaded up WoW for the very first time in vanilla it was right around the time that my grandfather had died. He and I were pretty close and we'd do a lot together. I rolled a dwarf hunter (because it looked cool in the intro movie) and named him after my grandfather. His very first pet was a bear from the area around Kharanos, and I named that after my family nickname.
Since then to now, when I get a cool or difficult achievement or I help my guild down a new raid boss for the first time, it's like we're still doing stuff together. He's still my main and I still use that bear pet for everything except raiding.
Miss you, Nano. :)
Jul 19th 2011 2:55PM Can you kill the faerie dragons?
Because... well... you know...
Jun 29th 2011 7:24AM LOL - I just realized what that sounded like.
"Allow myself to introduce... myself. My name is Richie Cunningham..."