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The Queue: I am totally pumped {WoW}

Oct 13th 2011 5:32AM Q for the Q: What is the chance we get to hear something about the upcoming Warcraft movie at Blizcon?

The Daily Blues: Zul'Gurub is gone as a raid instance come Cataclysm {WoW}

Sep 1st 2010 10:20AM It is exactly 5 months after the last and 7 months before the coming April Fools Day...

Breakfast Topic: I am the lucid dream {WoW}

Aug 25th 2010 8:15AM "By me own beard! HORDE SAILIN' IN FAST 'N HOT!"

At which point somehow I always imagine being overtaken by a 50 ft. yacht filled with Orcs in bikini's and the Fun Loving Criminals playing on deck.

Breakfast Topic: This is the game that never ends ... {WoW}

Aug 13th 2010 9:54AM Although there's a lot of things on my list to do, there's only one thing I really wish for: to some day finally take down Arthas. Relax, hold your sparkleponies, I know. To a lot of people it's easy nowadays, especially now that the buff has been raised to 30%. But, before you judge my "noobness" for not downing him yet, let me clarify. Since I can't always log in on times most guilds would want me to, I'm limited to only running pugs. That doesn't always have to be a problem (after all, I have 10/12 on normal and 4/12 on hardmodes, and I'm darn proud of it), but most pugs I enter don't stay together long enough to bring home the bacon. Either there's some masterlooter running off with da phat lootz, because "he's been running ICC for ages without a drop and it's his turn to get something out of it" (DBW anyone!?). Or there's always thát guy that has to leave, because "when the pug was being formed 3 hrs ago and he entered, he did have enough time on his hands", but now that we're well into downing Festergut (30 minutes in... -.-) he has more pressing matters to attend to, like learning his goldfish to fly. Another favorite is the "silent type" that "dc's" the minute his loot dropped and he's off to Dala "for a minute" to gem and/or enchant said loot. Anyhow, you probably know the types all too well too. All in all, puglife can be very sweet, but to say it raises your chances on downing Arthas.... Quite the opposite...

By the way, why are you reading this!? Get back to your ICC-group! There's probably some poor pugger in there waiting for you, hoping he's finally going to down LK...

Breakfast Topic: Is WoW worth it when it's a full-time job? {WoW}

Jul 19th 2010 10:05AM @kvanje: I'll be the last to say a (raiding) guild doesn't consist of people, but that doesn't change the fact that WoW is a game that exists by the grace of the allmighty Blizz-gods. If they decide to pull the plugs on the servers and kill the pixels, there's nothing you can do. Nevertheless, I do believe you can achieve true friendship with guildmates. Friendships that will exist long after the servers have ceased.

So, do I think it's worth it to treat WoW like a 40 hrs a week job? That depends. If you have the time and money to spare and your real life doesn't get affected in an unacceptable way, sure, go ahead. As soon as real life does get affected in an unacceptable way, I think you should reconsider the hours you spend ingame and either adjust your gaming or your real life accordingly. In that regard you're absolutely correct for pointing out other activities, as this goes for those as well.

What it all boils down to, is whether you think it's worth spending time and money on a pasttime activity. For me personally that means although I play more than 40 hours a week regularly, I didn't join a raiding guild because of the times they (usually) expect you to be online. I want to have the freedom to play when I want to play, not when the guild requires that of me and I want the freedom to not play when my real life offers other activities that are more important to me at that time, be it spending time with my rl-friends, watching a movie, reading a book or any other activity you can think of. So for me personally WoW is a great pasttime activity, but I always remember that in the end it's just pixels. Fun pixels, but pixels nevertheless.

Breakfast Topic: Is WoW worth it when it's a full-time job? {WoW}

Jul 19th 2010 8:21AM Is playing in the World of Warcraft worth it when it's a 40 hour a week gig? No. In the end it's all just pixels.

Does that mean you can't play (more than) 40 hrs a week? Again, no. As long as your real life doesn't suffer from it, go ahead and play all you want. Just remember in the end it's all just pixels.

The Queue: I like cake {WoW}

Jul 16th 2010 8:01AM Is there any word yet about (the promised) changes in fishing?

Breakfast Topic: The one missing item in World of Warcraft {WoW}

Jul 8th 2010 10:46AM An umbrella for when it's raining. I hate it when I'm running through STV, it begins to rain cats and dogs and one of the little buggers is sliding from my neck, over my back, inside my cr... Brrr, cold and wet. An umbrella would obviously fix this.

Breakfast Topic: The one missing item in World of Warcraft {WoW}

Jul 8th 2010 8:31AM You're right. Why build a sewer system, if you don't have showers and/or toilets? And how does all that jewelry end up in the water of said place? Either through a non-existent toilet/shower or Dalaran really has that much angry divorcees. You pick one.

Cataclysm closed beta has begun {WoW}

Jul 1st 2010 3:21AM I think I just wet myself.





Yep, I'm pretty sure now....