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WoW Insider's Cataclysm launch giveaway: The Shattering {WoW}

Dec 6th 2010 1:55PM Am sad. Midnight launch has been snowed off, and I can't enter this competition as a non-US resident :(

Lil' Ragnaros and Moonkin Hatchling pets preview {WoW}

Nov 9th 2010 1:04PM I think I'm going to have to get both - there's simply no choice in the matter!


The Queue: You ain't nothin' but a Core Hound {WoW}

May 29th 2009 3:36PM And the other reason for doing old raids and instances? Experience.

Not XP, but the actual experience of running content *before* it becomes 'important' at level 80 (for 'important' read 'if you screw up here, other people will be annoyed' - not quite so much an issue in older raids.)

I think it's a good idea to look at the legacy content whilst levelling if you can because playing that stuff at near the right level, even with a few capped players helping out, can teach you a lot about tactics.

UPDATE: Blood of Gladiators Loot Card EU giveaway {WoW}

Apr 15th 2009 11:40AM Woo! Free stuff??

All The World's A Stage: Impromptu RP Raiding {WoW}

Mar 29th 2009 4:48PM Fantastically well written post! Keep it up!

Even though I know it'd be difficult to get a full RP ten-man together in my guild, I might have to run the idea of an RP 5-man past some friends, just for kicks. :)

Sunday Morning Funnies: Stop your orating {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2009 9:45AM Loving Dark Legacy lately!! Though I think Tailoring would be more appropriate a topic...

Instance throttling explained {WoW}

Feb 19th 2009 2:21PM Woo for being stuck outside an instance on a PVP realm...

This is your brain on PvP {WoW}

Feb 9th 2009 7:08PM

We're all built on a normal curve, guys and gals. There are exceptions to 'gender tendencies', there are exceptions to 'social norms' - and it's all because they're tendencies and norms (in the sense of a 'normal' curve.)

I'll put it this way - I PVP and I'm not bad; I love achievements and I have over 3k points now on my main: I collect vanity pets; I have many different alts of various classes; I love to theorycraft and have memorised a lot of the mechanics of the game; I know plenty of lore; I play characters of both factions, both genders, all roles (tank, healer, dps); and I love to come online purely to socialise as well as to take down difficult raid bosses.

Anyone care to guess my gender? Simple probability throws me on the XY side of the chromosome divide... but does it matter?

To sum up: Exceptions do not 'prove' anything. Generalisations and psychological experiments cannot be applied to individuals except as a probability.
We're all individuals. Just like everyone else.

Ready Check: Guide to Naxxramas (Construct Quarter, part 2) {WoW}

Jan 11th 2009 4:08AM A few people are forgetting that this is a 'guide' on WI and therefore should have two main characteristics:
1) It's an overview of the fights (most likely for those who've not been to Naxx yet or those having troubles with some fights.)
2) It's an individual's opinion.

On both counts it does well.

Personally, I find the best kind of sandwich to have whilst raiding Naxx can be constructed as follows:
2 slices of bread (one buttered, the other off-tanking with mayonnaise)
1 slice of cheese (irish mature-specced)
2 slices of tomato
1 leaf of lettuce (iceberg if possible)

With a cup of tea or even a glass of orange juice as well, I find it's the best approach for taking on Naxx (10 man, of course.) It gives you something other than your arm to bite into when someone goes on about the 'perfect' boss tactic or raid makeup...

25-man you might need alka-seltzer as well...