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Security flaw allows addons to expose full real life names without user permission {WoW}

Jul 6th 2010 4:55PM "Eh. I try not to let myself be a victim."

Good for you.

Personally, I try not to let myself belittle other people's concerns and experiences when they don't match my own.

Security flaw allows addons to expose full real life names without user permission {WoW}

Jul 6th 2010 4:46PM Wow! You guys are all totally right!

Because if you guys don't have any objection to people knowing what your real names are, that means that nobody has any legitimate reason whatsoever to want to keep their name private.

Because *certainly* there could be nobody out there whose life experiences are in *any way* different to yours.

WoW Rookie: How not to be a noob {WoW}

Sep 3rd 2009 11:36AM Hmm...

It's a tricky article actually, because thinking back to when I was new to the game, I have no idea if I would have understood half of that. Even if my first toon had been a warrior, I'm not sure I'd be able to work out what "charging into a pulled encounter" was.

It seems to work a lot better as a "how to recognize a noob" guide than a "how to avoid being a noob" guide.

WoW PTR Patch 3.2.2 notes {WoW}

Aug 14th 2009 5:53AM I wonder, in fact, if this isn't evidence that they might, along with Onyxia-80, be releasing Heroic versions of other instances, in which case it would make sense for them to be going back to look at SFK now.

It's also possible that the new Worgen starting zone will have ties to it.

Player reaction to the 5-man Trial {WoW}

Aug 7th 2009 5:33AM That's what people always say about fighting necromancers, but it's factually untrue for several reasons.

Firstly, the Lich King is clearly capable of summoning undead from *nowhere*. Those mobs in icecrown can't all come from reanimated enemies. Indeed, the ones that *do* come from reanimated enemies are fairly clearly labelled as such.

Secondly, the Lich King can animate your dead body *whether you fight against him or not*. If you're alive, he can kill you. If you're not alive, he can reanimate you anyway.

Thirdly, the more powerful you are when he kills you, the more powerful you will be when you rise in his service. For my money, I'd rather send 700 guards against him and get 700 ghouls back than send in 10 dudes in full Tier 9 and have them turn against us as Death Knights, Necromancers and Assassins.

Fourthly, unless Arthas is going to attack you on a ****ing *horse*, how will jousting help you beat him?

Fifthly, if they sent the "best of the best" after Arthas, that would mean a bunch of skull-questionmark-questionmark NPCs going after him, leaving the comparatively weak player characters sitting around doing nothing.

Breakfast Topic: Shunning the Endgame? {WoW}

Jul 15th 2009 8:27AM "Bottom line is without raiding or end-game pvp there isn't much to do in World of Warcraft and if you're not planning on doing at least 10man raiding of some sorts you gotta ask yourself why you're actually playing this game?"

Let's see.

Endgame: Six ten and twenty-five man raids, each of which makes the previous one obsolete.

Non-endgame: forty-five to fifty instanced dungeons, sixty zones, and of course seventy-nine levels. Ten character classes, a dozen professions, thousands of quests, battlegrounds, not to mention RP if you're into it, playing the Auction House if that's what floats your boat.

If raiding was all that mattered, they'd just start everybody at 80.

Breakfast Topic: Shunning the Endgame? {WoW}

Jul 15th 2009 8:19AM What am I doing instead of playing in Endgame? Playing the whole of the rest of the game.

Testing of Crusader's Coliseum starts tomorrow {WoW}

Jul 9th 2009 11:52AM "It surely won't be for casual guilds, since they won't be doing hard mdoe anyway."

I'm not sure what you mean by this.

Just because the Colosseum drops a higher ilvl of loot, that doesn't mean it will actually be harder than Ulduar Hard Modes.

By that logic, questing in Northrend would have to be harder than Sunwell Plateau.

Testing of Crusader's Coliseum starts tomorrow {WoW}

Jul 9th 2009 4:19AM "Oh, and one more thing: there is, apparently, no trash at all in this raid. Woot?"

Speaking personally, I like trash pulls. It's boss fights I find dull. Boss fights feel like minigames to me, and I don't like minigames.

On the other hand, I can see that they wouldn't make *any sense at all* in the Colosseum.

Significant changes to Northrend flying mounts discovered on the Patch 3.2 PTR [Updated] {WoW}

Jul 8th 2009 11:25AM Of course it has to be bought by an 80.

Being level 80 means that you are a better person than somebody who is not level 80. If you haven't already accumulated the right amount of experience points to reach the arbitrarily defined level cap, you don't deserve to be able to have things made easier for you. Why should new players get the same rewards as people who happened to buy the game earlier than they did?

Besides, if people below level 80 could get flying mounts in Northrend, they'd just fly over all the content and not experience it properly. That's why nobody ever does the quests in Icecrown and the Storm Peaks.