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The Queue: Setting sail, coming home {WoW}

Dec 16th 2011 12:10PM Thanks. :)

The Queue: Setting sail, coming home {WoW}

Dec 16th 2011 11:29AM Currently on a break from the game. I've been avoiding watching the 4.3 cinematics or reading about the storyline, just in case I went back and actually got to see these things for myself (with the LFR tool, it seemed more than possible). But WoWInsider took about a week before spoilers were dropping left and right. So I give up, you win. What's the right order to watch the cinematics in? How many are there, anyway? Is there a convenient place to read the story that connects the cinematics?

Spiritual Guidance: New patch 4.3 shadow priest gear {WoW}

Nov 30th 2011 3:42PM I've taken a bit of a break from the game but still read WoW Insider, and I'm a little excited about the profusion of Intellect gem socket bonuses. Has this been commented on much? It's great that, at least for items with 2+ sockets, Blizz is finally making people pay attention to socket color a little instead of uniformly socketing red intellect (or agi or str) gems. Why even have gems at that point?

Is it time to kill mana? {WoW}

Nov 17th 2011 12:28PM I would love to ditch spell plate - I made a paladin entirely to start picking up the unwanted spell plate, which is a ridiculous reason to make a character - but doing a strength->spell power conversion for paladins would be imbalanced, especially for PvP. It's been said before: it would make it too easy for holy paladins to both DPS and heal.

I personally prefer a "make holy pallies wear mail" solution. Blizzard's response is that paladins "wear plate for lore reasons," which confuses me, since Blizzard has shown time and time again that they are fine with ignoring lore when gameplay demands it.

Spiritual Guidance: How to play an Atonement priest {WoW}

Aug 1st 2011 9:54PM My dps (except on gimmick encounters) while healing using Atonement maxes out at about 6k. I guess if I spec'd and threw in DoTs to maximize dps output instead of healing I might manage something a little higher? For raiding there's no way anyone would fill a dps slot with an Atonement priest, though. The dps simply isn't high enough. On a healing-intense encounter, maybe an atonement priest could be a nice tradeoff if you have a ton of dps from your other dps players. Maybe.

The Queue: Twilight cultists are everywhere {WoW}

Jul 29th 2011 11:29AM Huzzah! A victory for the serial comma!

The Queue: The middle coast is the best coast {WoW}

May 31st 2011 4:52PM OK, now I have to get on my Midwestern high horse. Ohio is part of the Midwest.

See the Northwest Territory? See how it contains Ohio?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_territory

See the Midwest Census region? See how it contains Ohio?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midwest

Now, whether parts of Ohio are part of other cultural regions of the US is debatable. Certainly Southwest Ohio (Cincinnati) has a lot of South in it, and Southeast Ohio (no major cities) has a lot of Appalachia in it. There are some strong East Coast connections in Northeast Ohio (Cleveland, Youngstown), which is also definitely part of the Rust Belt.

But the state itself? Is in the Midwest.

The Queue: The middle coast is the best coast {WoW}

May 31st 2011 4:15PM Yeah, I looked up PAX attendance after I saw (and repeated) the GenCon claim. Probably the claim is pre-PAX or is limited to cons without a video game focus, is my guess. It is pretty telling that video game conventions seem to be more popular than tabletop gaming conventions, but I guess video games are more mainstream than RPGs or board games.

All told, given the focus on video games and their popularity, I think there is _totally_ a market for a PAX Midwest, probably in Chicago (though I actually really love Milwaukee and would be happy if it were there).

The Queue: The middle coast is the best coast {WoW}

May 31st 2011 4:14PM Yeah, I looked up PAX attendance after I saw (and repeated) the GenCon claim. Probably the claim is pre-PAX or is limited to cons without a video game focus, is my guess. It is pretty telling that video game conventions seem to be more popular than tabletop gaming conventions, but I guess video games are more mainstream than RPGs or board games.

All told, given the focus on video games and their popularity, I think there is _totally_ a market for a PAX Midwest, probably in Chicago (though I actually really love Milwaukee and would be happy if it were there).

The Queue: The middle coast is the best coast {WoW}

May 31st 2011 2:52PM Well, if you want a con in Milwaukee or Minneapolis, start a conversation with local gaming groups and game stores. Find some serious people and form a Committee. Talk to game publishers and stores about sponsorships and advertising. Find a venue. Use social networking sites and existing friend networks to advertise the need for staff and attendees. Create a con and staff it with people who love gaming, have social skills, and can take some responsibility for making it a real thing. Also, talk to the people at Origins and GenCon and other (smaller) cons about how they did things.

Plus, Indianapolis is only a 5 hour drive from Milwaukee. :)