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Draenei confirmed as new Alliance race in magazine {WoW}

Dec 29th 2005 5:20AM If the Alliance race had been announced at the same time as the Horde, would anyone be making this much fuss about the whole issue?

Anyway, some randomish links on the subject (along with some pics):
? http://www.battle.net/war3/neutral/Draenei.shtml
? http://www.wowwiki.com/Draenei
? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draenei#Draenei

They sure are pretty :D

The Horde Get a Christmas Card {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2005 6:43AM If you're missing a codec, try using Gspot - it examines video files and tells you what video & audio codecs you need to play it:
? http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

For information, guides, tools and codecs for all things video, check out doom9:
? http://www.doom9.org/

18,000 accounts closed {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2005 11:05AM Snowballs are too festive.

We require custard pies for cheaters... =D

Comments back up and running {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2005 6:22AM So... has anything actually changed with the comments system after all that downtime? =)

Dubious practices #1: Auctioneering {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2005 5:18AM If you're going to use Auctioneer a lot, you're certainly better off picking a small number of popular items and concentrating on them - that way you'll get to know their approximate value, and be able to spot when people are trying to undercut the market, or as L'Emmerdeur says above, people trying to inflate prices.

One problem I found with my AH mule was spreading myself too thin - buying everything Auctioneer highlighted as being a good deal. I ended up dumping a load of it onto a vendor just to get rid of it!

I think that - in conjunction with selling items gathered from my main character - you can make a decent profit from playing the AH (My alt started with 5g and made 80g profit in two weeks!).

I have to admit to still using my alt for AH duties, as it's quite fun and a change from normal gameplay. I suspect the next step is either trying to inflate prices or to control the market for a given item, just to see how easy it is...

Snowballs vs. Farmers {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2005 5:00AM They're also a perfect way for horde and alliance players to greet each other ;-)

Hints for Playing the Game {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2005 4:51AM a) Following on from Tryst's comment above, you can do a similar thing with vendors if you want to buy more than 1 item (up to a max of 20, sold items must be singles, not in stacks)

b) When you're a ghost you can run across water.

c) Instead of using an alt to store equipment, put it in the bank instead. Stuff mailed to your alt should go onto the AH to make some money =D

d) If you get turned into an elf / snowman, right-click on the buff icon to remove it.

e) Blow a kiss to christmas revellers in inns - you'll get misteltoe (use it on others to give them a bonus to their spirit) or holly (turns your mount into something more festive).

f) Look out for "overlapping" quests - quite often you can clear out an area and complete multiple quests. Checking out the info at http://thottbot.com/ might help with this.

g) Always read the quest descriptions - it's very rare that you'll be left guessing what to do next.

h) There are channels for chatting, trading, and looking for groups. Don't use yell.

i) Don't join the first guild that asks.

New to WoW: A few basic tips {WoW}

Dec 16th 2005 10:57AM When you explore a new area/zone, the map often won't update to show where you are until you stray *off* the road and trigger a "discovered" event. Then it will update to show caves/major buildings, etc...

Auction house reactions {WoW}

Dec 15th 2005 10:33AM I've had an alt stationed in IF for about 10 days now just for "playing the market" at the AH. I typically log in twice a day to run a scan using Auctioneer and to buy what appear to be bargains, and list new items (or those which have expired). So far, I've made about 40-50g profit and have somewhere between 20 and 40g of "stock" that is listed for sale (going on the suggested prices of Auctioneer, that is). It's obvious that several other people are doing exactly the same thing, as many bargains I bid on are instantly outbid. With this in mind, I've started adding items to the AH at massively inflated prices, hoping that the other matching items I have listed (at a lower price) will pop up on somebody else's "percentless" scan. Oh - and if I saw people selling such a lot cheaper than I thought it was worth, I'd buyout their auctions and relist at a higher price... :D

Renewed capital interest? {WoW}

Dec 13th 2005 11:01AM Could you not have an alt just for auctioneering?