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Play safe because a trojan can get you banned {WoW}

Sep 4th 2009 12:32PM This isn't just about the individual user. Sure, the time required to replace the goods on a hacked account isn't a trivial matter, but there is a bigger picture at play here.

Mainly: Goldsellers. A lot of the gold that gold sellers flog in that annoying spam is gained from hacking accounts. This is a direct strike against that source of annoyance. They can do all sorts of stuff to combat bots, but it's harder to keep people from getting hacked.

I feel sorry for the (apparently very small) number of folks who have no issues but are getting bounced, but overall, this seems like a good thing.

Patch 3.2.0a being deployed today {WoW}

Aug 19th 2009 4:56PM Hrmm... what's a loaner mount?

Breakfast topic: Are manually extended raid lockouts a good thing? {WoW}

Jul 21st 2009 8:59AM The biggest use for this, in my guild, will probably be to string out older content over a couple of weeks. For instance, if we're running a bunch of alts through Naxx25 on an off night, this would be massively useful. When we finally down the general and Yogg, I can see us doing this in Ulduar while we're pushing into 3.2 content, as well.

I don't think it's usually a good idea for progression content because missing out on that gear is a huge opportunity cost. There might be some limited cases where it is, though.

Is WoW being run by its B-team? Is that bad? {WoW}

Jul 15th 2009 9:40AM Naxx trash is nothing special, but the Ulduar trash... some of the Ulduar trash is pretty intense. Frigging Faceless Horrors...

Blizzard's new raid model and why it works {WoW}

Mar 17th 2009 9:09AM My guild has cleared Naxx10 and most of Naxx25, but right now I'm leading a group for the less geared alts and more casual players through Naxx10. Let me tell you this: If you're convinced that Naxx is easy, you've either forgotten what it was like back in December or you walked in there with excellent gear. Naxx isn't easy. Naxx becomes easy once you're fully geared for Naxx... but then so did the older content.

On Saturdays, we do runs of old content, and we just did Sunwell Plateau this week. It is a truly stunning instance and the fights are still kind of hard now. However, the reason why they're hard is that they're all about coordination and the boss having f-you buttons. Also, whoever decided on the color palette for M'uru needs a kick in the nuts. "I know, lots of dark blue and black on a dark blue floor! That'll be good!"

In fact, I highly recommend that you get a group of guildies together and go hit up any raids you didn't see back in TBC. You'll need about 20 to tackle MH and BT, but you'll want a full 25 for SWP. Take along some low-70 alts that can use the gear (T6 gear is good pretty much till 80)!

Will the economic downturn hurt WoW? {WoW}

Feb 5th 2009 9:24AM It's $15, if you consider high speed internet a luxury or don't have to pay for it. It's more like $40-60 if you add in the internet, though. Still, a good deal, but it's not something you can just assume for the general population.

I don't think you'll see that many people flee their primary game, but I do think you're going to see a lot fewer people with subscriptions to multiple games. Blizzard is fine... some of the other guys, not so much.

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 0 - 60-day game time card {WoW}

Nov 13th 2008 12:44PM One last chance... at greatness!