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Internet Explorer exploit targets game passwords {WoW}

Dec 16th 2008 2:30PM Hah, in your photo several realms appear to be down for "hardware retrofiting". What the hell is that?

Wrath Dailies: Infused Mushroom Meatloaf {WoW}

Dec 8th 2008 11:38AM I actually thought the same way. My girlfriend surprised me one night with a turkey-mushroom meatloaf (uses ground turkey instead of ground beef). The mushrooms actually are not very discernible , but add a flavor that is hard to emulate, especially if you season to a more traditional meatloaf flavor, with heavy influence from onion and garlic.

GotGame releases their ingame browser separately {WoW}

Nov 21st 2008 8:05PM Alt-Tab's from WoW fullscreen will be much closer to instantaneous if you utilize the same resolution in-game, as you do on your desktop.

The Queue: Wrath's current raids and their difficulty {WoW}

Nov 18th 2008 4:31PM There's so much I would like to put into this post, but I want to keep it brief so I will keep details to a minimal. Pre-wrath, I raided up to BT, and finally got illidan down (allbeit after patch).

My main goal when I started The Burning Crusade was just just SEE the end game content, perhaps not beat it.. As my skill, gear, and guild improved, my goals changed. There was a possibility I may actually down the toughest bosses in the game. I look at some players -wanting- to do some of the content, but not willing to put -any- time into their character. I think we have all heard the arguments for-and-against rep grinding, attunements, etc... but if you take out every single roadblock, you are left with stagnant consistancy. More often then not, I see excitement regarding easier content comming from those who just can't get this game down.

So the game undergoes simplification, raid nerfs, difficulty decreases... Upon entering Wrath, I feel that this game continues to get simplified almost to a point of stupidity. When I fire up any game, I make sure I play at Medium or Hard.. easy is for learning. WoW is easy now.

Think about WoW in terms of Football. Most people involved in the sport at a low level aspire to one day play in the big games. In the analogy, these people are raiders. The vast majority of them are never going to play in the Super Bowl. This is the equivalent of pre-wrath Sunwell. It doesn't stop them from enjoying the game at the level they are, and the superbowl is still going to happen.

Admittedly, this is a pretty spectacular analogy, but I think it makes some sense. Practices like this from a marketing a development standpoint for blizzard might not make sense, however. I remember looking at a popular ranking site, WoWJutsu.com, and marveling over the small number of ranked guilds making progress in sunwell. The number was in the lower single percentile. Being in a guild that was making excellent progress pre 3.0, I aspired to do work in sunwell, irregardless of the difficulty associated.

I don't see myself "aspiring" to defeat anything with the way things stand. I think there always has to be a "superbowl" to work towards.. and there will always be players who are up for the challenge. I think it's safe to say, that with even a fraction of their incoming revenue, Blizzard can afford to cater to both types of players, as they have in the past.

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway Day 0 - Razer Lachesis mouse {WoW}

Nov 13th 2008 9:49PM not a bad mouse :D

Countdown to Wrath giveaway special: Slashdance loot cards {WoW}

Nov 13th 2008 9:34AM would like to have :D