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Patch 4.1 PTR: New map animation coming {WoW}

Mar 15th 2011 1:51AM Actually, this is correct.

Men will not ask for directions. By asking, this means interacting with another human being.

They however are free to pull out the map, use the GPS, or stare meaningfully at street signs. In face, the map and GPS are a validation of one's manhood, since only men can use tools effectively and men are the keepers of the fire.

So its ok to pull out the map in game. But if you need to find the inscription trainer in Org, you'll need to ask your girlfriend to go talk to the guard while you stay the proper distance away from her, pretending you have no idea what she's doing.

The Queue: R-r-repeat {WoW}

Mar 14th 2011 3:36PM I kinda missed the group quests, though only a specific type of group quest.

The sort of quest you get at 2 A.M. when none of your friends or guildies are awake. So you read about the quest in Wowhead which tells you that it is soloable at your level if you wear plate, do everything perfectly, and are overgeared with full heirlooms and blues. And you look at your mage's gear, which is mostly greens, and say "Hell yeah!" and go for it.

And after the 7th try, you win.

Nothing in the game beats that feeling.

Arcane Brilliance: The new and improved arcane tree in patch 4.1 {WoW}

Mar 13th 2011 3:06AM I think having arcane blast castable while moving might be a bit too much. But Blizzard should take a page from their recent fixes for hunters. Make arcane missles castable while moving and give it the buff it used to get from AB stacks.

Might also be interesting to reset Presence of Mind's cooldown semi-randomly with X number of AB stacks. So you're not always guaranteed an Arcane Blast while moving but you'll get a decent chance at it. That would help balance things out.

The Queue: Voynich bin ein Berliner {WoW}

Feb 12th 2011 5:27PM In terms of male orcs, there's probably plenty of women who would love to get with Thrall. I think Saurfang (elder and younger) would also have their human groupies, if they wanted some.

Speaking of female orcs, have you seen that luscious bottom? I don't think they'd have too many problems with getting human men. The fangs would just add to the kink factor.

The Queue: Historical figure {WoW}

Feb 4th 2011 6:30PM @mingdi9

Seems like the full strength plague was used at Southshore. Though, with some of the Forsaken in Hillsbrad going rogue, this might be the exception that proves the official Forsaken stance is to use diluted plague. Or, gives them a cover for deniability.

Knowing the Forsaken approach to realpolitik and their rigid top-down command structure, I'm certain the latter is true.

The Queue: Boats {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2011 4:10PM The problem has an even easier solution. When I roll a new character, I get 3 mails instantly with a penguin, core puppy, and a sparkly pony. Why couldn't I also get 1 mail or a series of mails with every heirloom I've purchased? There could be a basic filter implemented so the mage doesn't get the plate shoulders or the paladin doesn't get the dagger. Or there could be an heirloom vendor in the starting zone which only lists the things you own.

You can only play one character at a time so there's no need to keep heirlooms as discrete objects which must be mailed back and forth between characters.

Know Your Lore: Honor, Krom'gar. Never forsake it. {WoW}

Jan 17th 2011 1:34AM I hope the lore will go further into the dark side of the horde, especially orcs, since any society that embraces "honor" as a core ideal tend to be rather nasty and dangerous places because of the ways the "dishonorable" or those who are "beneath honor" are treated. If someone insults your honor, you have to respond and usually violently. It's not just war time, but everyday life as well which is dangerous. For example, the dueling & lynching culture of the antebellum American South, which was a place absurdly obsessed with honor.

Not to mention honor usually goes hand-in-hand with a cheap sentimentality and unthinking patriotism which paradoxically leads to some nasty abuses when the enemy is encountered or the underclass must be dealt with. For a WoW-based version of this, I'd love to see the orc peons get their own version of Nat Turner, or for one of the orc warriors decide that he's going to be a green-skinned reincarnation of John Brown, and then let's see how far honor and honorable treatment goes when Garrosh has to deal with a full-fledged serf insurrection.

Arcane Brilliance: A friendly introduction to mage crowd control {WoW}

Dec 26th 2010 1:39AM Maybe this only happens in group situations? I use arcane for my normals / heroics when playing with others, but switch to frost for soloing old dungeons or running those annoying Tol Barad mini-dungeons where things respawn every 0.2 seconds.

In those latter situations, my elemental always respects the sheep. There have been times when I wanted the elemental to break the CC because of whatever tactic I was using. Target the sheep, hit pet attack, and ... nothing happens. He'll just sit there happily bubbling away, saying "But mistress, you said never touch sheep ever. Not going to do it. You'll get mad!"

I'm glad he doesn't do it accidentally, but kinda annoying I can't make him do it.

WoW Insider's Cataclysm launch giveaway: Landros' Gift Box {WoW}

Dec 6th 2010 5:13PM Tyger, tyger burning bright
In the forests of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry

Purely from memory so it's probably not right. Still hoping the old gods will reward me with some minor trinket or, at the very least, will not eat me first. Or maybe I want to be eaten first. I can never remember my theology very well.

The Queue: The last Friday, the last weekend, the last kiss {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2010 4:45PM Actually, it would be almost easy. Level up to 15 in your faction's 1-20 areas and you won't be flagged. Then just do RDF and hope your groups don't ever make mistakes. Or you could do it the slow way and just level up via cooking / fishing dailies, assuming those give exp to low levels.