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Are invisible mobs ushering in the Cataclysm world event? {WoW}

Dec 30th 2009 8:02PM There used to be something undead in the Dalaran fountain just outside Violet Hold (the one in the wall with the fish sculpture). I could see it on the mini-map while Tracking Undead on my Paladin. Always made me wonder what poor sould had drowned in the fountain and stayed to haunt it.

The OverAchiever: Guide to Winter Veil, continued {WoW}

Dec 14th 2009 6:39PM The quest is repeatable, so far it's been reset every year since the very first Winter Veil.

Let loose The Swag Dogs of war {WoW}

Dec 7th 2009 6:25PM Swag comes from a lot further back than you think, and "stuff we all get" is actually a "backronym", or a phrase constructed after the fact to make an existing word or words into an acronym.

Swag
–noun
1. Slang.: a. plunder; booty.
b. money; valuables.

Etymology of this term most likely stems from a middle-English use of the word 'swag' often in pirate circles or other criminal circles as a euphamism for loot or plunder.

Around Azeroth: Everybody was kung-fu fighting {WoW}

Nov 13th 2009 3:57PM Well, in the Panderan's case at least, it could have been for the $5 of the price going to the Make-A-Wish foundation, some people do like to donate to charities and get something fun at the same time...

World of Warcraft and Philosophy now on sale {WoW}

Nov 3rd 2009 11:55AM I've read, and own, other books of this series: Monty Python, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Star Wars, Serenity (Firefly), The Matrix, and maybe one or two others. Most of the essays are interesting and a fun read, if you know somewhat about philosophy. My husband (who has a minor is philosophy) loves them. The essays really are about taking philosophical ideas and applying them to situations in the various settings, to both discover why we like the settings and their themes, and to postulate what various philosophers' interpretations of the settings/stories might be, if the philosophers were alive today.

FigurePrints price reduction, armor sets available {WoW}

Sep 13th 2009 1:06PM This is very cool. When I was contemplating ordering a Figure Print, I was wishing I could put my Dwarf Preistess in Dungeon Tier 1, because I've always loved that set, and collecting the entire set was one of my proudest achevements back then (not having the time to commit to doing hours-long multiple-day 40-man raids). But I didn't have it any more because my friends and I went through all the quests to upgrade to Dungeon Tier 2, and it's all ugly yellow now, instead of the pretty purple (I do still have the complete DT2 set in the bank, as proof of our insanity at doing the extensive upgrade chain).

The future of the ingame Darkmoon Faire {WoW}

Sep 11th 2009 7:53PM At level 60, the Darkmoon Faire had some really nice necklaces, better than some of the stuff from the 40-man raids. It took a lot of work to get them. But, short of the new card decks that were added in Burning Crusade, and a little bit of tie-in to the Inscription profession's card decks, the Faire really has been left behind.

Win even more loot from WoW.com {WoW}

Sep 11th 2009 4:21PM Oh, mememe!

Rumorbuster: David Wenham might play Arthas {WoW}

Aug 5th 2009 2:36PM Dunno, I could see black actors being cast in Orc or Troll roles. But as someone said, the Fantasy genre is all about a pseudo-Medeval European setting, so most of your human heroes are going to be of pseudo-European descent.