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Breakfast Topic: What's the best quest zone in the game? {WoW}

Feb 11th 2012 1:33PM Although I hate the red-colored zones I have to say the most epic and fun questlines have been in the Eastern Plaguelands. The two that top the list are Darrowshire/Little Pamela and Tirion Fordring. Close on their heels are The Blightcaller and Cata's Fiona's Caravan. Except for Fiona these quests took the player all through more than just the EPL though centered there. The depth of the stories was wonderful. Having to cross the world from Winterspring to find Pamela or learning about how a paladin of the caliber of Tirion found himself in a small hut in the wilds really gave the game incredible depth and made me dig far deeper into WoW lore.

Breakfast Topic: What addons can you not live without? {WoW}

Jul 19th 2011 8:50AM I am an addon and hardware junkie, with a touch of ocd.

One of the boss mod addons is an absolute necessity in a raid environment. Omen for threat. As a hunter I love Watcher for shot timing. Power Auras for essential cooldowns. I use a Logitech G510 macro keyboard, G13 keypad, and CataMouse. I keybind everything to make the macros simple with as little lag as possible. Bartender is essential for both placing everything I have onscreen and keybinding. With my touch of ocd I also like its ability to place the bars to pixel level.

While not totally essential major convenience addons I use are Docking Station, Chinchilla minimap addon, Aura Frames for buffs/debuffs, Outfitter for changing gear out (PVE, Raid, PVP, Cooking, Fishing)

For rares hunting Silver Dragon and _NPScan.

Not a necessity but pure fun, Livestock random mount and pet summoner. I use four keybinds to summon a random flying mount, my current favorite, Tundra mammoth for supplies, random ground mount.

This is a thumbnail actually. In total I use about 100 addons and am always trying and discarding anything new and interesting that may be a help or just fun.

Scattered Shots: Improving the hunter pet trees {WoW}

Jul 8th 2011 10:47AM "BM talent that allows untameable's/elementals/anythingthatlookslikeacritter to be tamed. (The PvP variant could be short term MC of a drood! :-) )"


"YES! I would so get me a cow from Elwynn Forest."


Oh my gosh! A tenacity cow to tank old heroics! I love it!

Breakfast Topic: Why did you start playing WoW? {WoW}

Jul 3rd 2011 8:26AM My guild knows my story but haven't aired it in public often. My wife died in April 2001. I went into a steep spiral, going 5 days at a time without eating. After much prodding from my best friend I joined Asheron's Call in February 2002. It was the people in that clan (I prefer clan to guild as it implies an extended family) that pulled me out of my lethargy. When WoW was released I held out in AC for a while but as more people drifted over I finally took the plunge in February 2005 and have been in WoW ever since. I still play with many of the friends I made in Asheron's Call to this day. Basically, AC, WoW, and the friends I've made in these two MMOs quite literally saved my life.

Firelands crafting recipe drop rate nerfed {WoW}

Jul 3rd 2011 8:04AM Whether by intention, which I doubt, or by consistent oversight this does affect server economies. Although it may be true that guilds are interested in boss kills, the individuals in those guilds are also interested in making gold. Reducing the drop rate after those guilds are permitted to acquire the recipes provides them with an unfair, however short- or long-term. It seems like a classic example of those that have, get.

Breakfast Topic: Borrowing features from other games {WoW}

Jun 29th 2011 9:20AM In another comment I mentioned housing in Asheron's Call. The personal housing consisted of apartments - single rooms; houses - entrance foyer, main room, basement; villas - multiple rooms, 2 floors, basement; guild mansions - 4 floors, instanced basement where you could hold guild meetings in private. Each type of housing had "hooks" where you could place items: purchasable furniture or quest trophy items (in my mansion I had every quest bow in the game displayed).

Each type of housing also had storage chests varying in number depending on the type of housing. I believe this to be a large factor in the abandonment of towns though, but is negated by WoW's personal and guild banks.

Each housing type had a different purchase value, in gold and items and also had a monthly rent. I actually like the idea of the rent, especially for guild housing as it then involves everyone in the guild to maintain the housing.

Was this done well? In my opinion, wonderfully well.

Breakfast Topic: Borrowing features from other games {WoW}

Jun 29th 2011 9:04AM I would love to see some housing but there are a couple of considerations. In the old MMO Asheron's Call we had personal apartments, houses, and villas available, and guild mansions. These were fabulous features with a few drawbacks. With the housing spread all over the world the mansions became the gathering place for members. Towns seemed to wither. Gathering housing settlements near towns would have caused infinite server lag however.

With all the stuff and junk Blizz gives us storage is always at a premium. Even as a DPS-only hunter I have a second full set of pvp armor as well as individual pieces I shift out. The poor hybrid classes are really burdened with multiple nearly full sets. Then there is the formal attire, tuxedoes, santa suits, brewfest dress, etc. And what about all the useless trinkets, the archeology toys that we play with on occasion. Whether purchasable or given to us gratis I would suggest two new storage forms: a closet for armor and clothing only, and a toy box for useless but fun fluff items that round out the game.

Scattered Shots: Grandpappy Frostheim on death knights {WoW}

Feb 8th 2010 11:59AM Non-huntard, non-gold-farmer. Main puller in MC. Also remember the bad old days of laying a freezing trap behind the party, distracting shot, then run to pull into the trap.

Most insulting time in the old days: having a gold-farming hunter on several occasions send me a /tell of "ni-hao".

Caption This! {WoW}

Sep 9th 2008 10:00AM Mazzranache checks to see if he's put his pink lawn-orc in JUST the right location.