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Gold Capped: Tracking the most frequently bought and sold items {WoW}

Jan 17th 2012 12:05AM I think the "leveling market" tracking of base raw materials will be skewed by alts, and also free accounts (if they can have professions). Regardless of the free accounts, alts will throw off the info gained. Also moving into the new expansion, these materials will begin to get horded because of the new race class rolls. But unlike high end materials whose supply will stop moving into Mists, low end materials will gain a greater supply. Again because of rerolling players.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: How to tank for non-tanks {WoW}

Jan 15th 2012 2:10AM No love for cleave? I find cleave is useful on pulls, sometimes positioning a group requires a bit more time because the mobs are spread apart, I don't want to waste my heroic throw or taunt on a 2 or 3 pull or the time requires to individually attack each mob to gain control of them. Running by a cleaving them brings them under my control before I get that initial thunderclap down. Missing a mob on a thunderclap, or having a rdps going boom on a mob where TC and rend aren't going to hold them, having cleave around is great.

Bring another game's items into WoW {WoW}

Jan 12th 2012 10:42PM There was a boomerang in vanilla WoW, it was the only way paladins could have a ranged pull back in the day.

5 ways to keep your healer happy in 5-man heroics {WoW}

Jan 11th 2012 7:03AM 6. LINE OF SIGHT

7. Pull aggro to the tank, not run around aimlessly, spaming I have aggro macros, out of my range. Finding your broken, desecrated corpse is easier to do than chasing you around trying to keep you alive.

Breakfast Topic: What's your naming methodology? {WoW}

Jan 9th 2012 9:23AM My names are typically based mainly off of class/race, but mainly class. Worgen warrior named Facetoenemy, basically from the front of claymores' "Face Toward Enemy." It sums up my feeling on tanking, and what everyone else is doing while I'm staring down the angriest hard hitting npcs in the game.

Orc Shaman is HalfTotem. He is enhance, and while he could be all girly with the totems and the casting, he isn't like most shaman, he prefers to be a spinning ball of steel bound rage and unleashed elements.

Rogue named McFuu. Which is my nick name in the real world, but also a slang name for the Marine Corps basically useless martial art program (MCMAP).

I also have an alt shaman, goblin, who is named GreatGobsby, after The Great Gatsby. The name was too good to not use I thought.

The Queue: My heat still isn't fixed {WoW}

Jan 6th 2012 2:06PM Sylvannas could work as a big bad, but you'd have to fracture the final bosses. Yes bosses, plural. They could do a, sylvannas and garrosh boss for alliance and varian and 3 hammers boss for horde. Problem is unless the boss fights were, this is only a setback style, there would be a lot to rewrite afterwards. Also alliance faction leaders aren't polarizing like horde faction leaders. Who wouldn't want a shot at garrosh or sylvannas, but after varian who is really left for horde to care to fight? I was stretching with the 3 hammers, but mekknororque? Maybe orchestra players would like a to go toe to toe with velen for old times sake.

20 observations from a leveling tank {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2012 7:31PM I just leveled my first tank, mainly because there was a lack of quality tanks when I was trying to level another healer/dps so I said screw it I'll make a tank. Some things I noticed.

1. All ranged classes except shaman and moonkin open up to early for warriors.

2. DKs still don't realize that its good to deathgrip a mob running loose but bad to deathgrip out of my aggro.

3. 25% of Ret pallys don't understand what Righteous Fury does, nor spell it correctly in /p chat.

4. Healers that talk about being new are usually the best because they pay more attention.

5. Vanilla Stratholme is the worst place for maintaining aggro, thankfully the mobs tend to be just weak enough that it's ok to give DPS some slack.

6. If a healer begins to DPS, make sure last-stand is off cool down.

Are common quality items rare to find? {WoW}

Dec 14th 2011 10:17PM Common, uncommon, rare, and epic are being used in a quality sense. The color and corresponding level aren't referring to the frequency of occurance but to the quality of the item in question. In example; At ilvl 10, a quest reward belt may have a 4 str, 4 ATM modifier. At this ilvl that makes the belt of rare quality. But not of rare quantity, since every person that ran through this quest will have the belt. This applies very well to JP gear, everyone has a shot at it, its epic quality is just that, but the quantity and availability is high as well. Granted higher quality traditionally corresponds with lower availability, but in WoWs case this isn't so true.

Report: 2012 Cadillac CTS with 3.6L won't get six-speed manual, V models safe {Autoblog Archive}

Apr 18th 2011 4:16PM I just don't see where this would make any business sense. Its lost sales, the car was just made not a consideration for a section of the public.

Video: EVO pits Audi RS3 vs. Subaru WRX STI Spec C vs. Ford Focus RS vs... Ferrari Enzo?! {Autoblog Archive}

Apr 16th 2011 11:21AM The reason why this comparison works it because they are on public roads in less than ideal conditions. Roads where the 3 challenger car thrive and a road where the Enzo needs to adjust more to conditions than the other 3. This isn't a bad comparison. It's not like they stuck them all on a track, that would be extremely anti-climatic.

Also understand that the Enzo is on 10 years old now. And these 3 cars are brand new. Its showing where technology has come in 10 years. When the Enzo was new, the best hot hatches of the day didn't have a chance in any comparison other than going to the supermarket. Present day though that gap has closed up a bit, and in conditions more favorable to the hot hatch the gap will be extremely close or non-existent. The Enzo isn't even Ferrari's top car anymore, probably hasn't been since the F430 Challenge.

Evo is probably the best car magazine/car reviewers currently in the world. Their articles rarely contain fluff and always have a fairly focused point.