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The OverAchiever: The 25 most entertaining achievements, part 1 {WoW}

Jun 24th 2010 12:57PM It was the day after Lil'KT killed Mr. Bigglesworth, making the rest of us very mad. We were running TOC and I decided to give the little fellow a target rich environment. I had two layers of penguins surrounding me as I confronted the noncom. Lil'KT just stared back at me, and I think he might have been making a rude gesture under his robe. Alas, no fireworks, After feasting on cat and raiders tears, Lil'KT didn't have a taste for penguins, I guess. Critter Gitter is one of my favorite moments in the game, as well as one of my favorite achievements

Breakfast Topic: Celebrated Mechanics {WoW}

Dec 28th 2009 8:22AM The gnomish lightning generator is my favorite, even when it misfires and blasts me, too. "This device is made entirely out of metal" LOL
Other than that, distracting shot is a bread and butter shot in today's world of random pugs and healers running for their lives. I really enjoy it when I can peel a mob off the healer and hand deliver it back to the tank.

Arcane Brilliance: How to be a good PUG mage {WoW}

Dec 15th 2009 7:51AM What I do in most of my groups is set focus on the tank, and turn on target of target in the interface menu. then I can just click on whatever the tank is targeting.

Breakfast Topic: Lessons from Single Player RPGs {WoW}

Dec 13th 2009 8:58AM One thing that I really like about games like Oblivion was the permanence of your actions. You could really get people mad at you. Save the rats in a ladies basement, though, and the story will spread all over town. WOW represents this with reputation, which is a pale imitation. Rep just changes the colors of the nameplates over npcs, not anything more permanent. I think that's why so many people go after the Bloodsail Admiral title, it's the only way to really change a rep that matters.

WRUP: We're just that predictable edition {WoW}

Dec 12th 2009 2:09PM LOL, I thought rogues were the ones who had a "I win" button.

... yes, I play a paladin :P

WRUP: We're just that predictable edition {WoW}

Dec 12th 2009 10:04AM I learned that when my cat walks all over my keyboard, it doesn't really impact my play at all. She's a pretty good healer :)

I am a little concerned about the economic impact of the new lfg system. With so many people gearing up through dungeon runs, there has to be an associated shift in the economy. Have other people noticed any favorite AH item isn't as rosy as it used to be?

Shifting Perspectives: Druid strategy in Icecrown Citadel - Marrowgar {WoW}

Dec 11th 2009 7:45AM John Madden isn't something you can understand by a simple google search. You have to be planted in a couch on sunday afternoon watching American Football. Did I mention being drunk helps? Pay attention, cause John-o's gonna drop some pearl of wisdom and scribble all over your TV, and you don't want to have your face in a bag of Cheetos when he does it.

Know Your Lore: Highlord Darion Mograine {WoW}

Nov 19th 2009 9:20AM I can understand your reluctance to pursue a DK. I had a similar experience. I started one as soon as I got WotLK, but the character fizzled for me. I had waited a long(ish) time to start a tanking character because of all I'd read about DKs. When friends ask why I've never gotten my DK past 55, all I can tell them is "I like Consecrate better than Desecrate" In fact, I started a Pally after I lost interest in the DK, and brought him all the way to 80 while my lich still gathers dust with just 5 or 6 quests completed.

I find similar idiosynchasies with my other characters. I did all the Nesingwary quests on my hunter, but none of them on my priest or Pally. It's not true role playing, I don't present back stories or try to live through those characters. I think it makes me more intuitive about the party/raid roles that those classes play to think about what quests to accept and which ones to pass by. My hunter is a damage dealer and a healer bodyguard. My priest heals to get the party through an encounter, even if he dies. My pally absorbs damage and keeps aggro off of other party members. Thinking about those roles as I leveled just reinforced them so that they are second nature in end game... Like coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, even at 3 in the morning. :)

Breakfast Topic: Too powerful {WoW}

Nov 10th 2009 8:23AM I've always been happiest when I have to struggle through a game. I like being poor and weak, because every game I've played seems to reach a plateau where money is counted by the pound and accomplishing tasks doesn't require much strategy. Blizzard has always countered this with endless supplies of new gear... that's what kept me playing Diablo I/II for so long. WOW added a pantheon of stuff to work towards, but the principle is still the same. To an end game raider, 40G is pocket change... no... pocket lint! I haven't seen a game that balances wealth and power through the entire experience. I suppose that's why there are so many altoholics out there.

Scattered Shots: So you want to be a hunter, Part 7 Levels 61-70 {WoW}

Nov 6th 2009 2:54PM I agree that Wolves are tops for dps, which makes me a little sad to think of all the effort it took to tame sian-rotam in winterspring (took me 5 tries). Pet choice seems to depend mostly on your play style. I think a hunter that grinds 5 mobs in a row can be just about as fast as one that gathers up 5 mobs and dispatches them with volley/multishot. For me, getting an unexpected add during the fight isn't as much of a problem as it is for a low level player, and that's what makes tenacity pets shine in my eyes. I picked up a bear in loch modan when I was level 20 after trying buzzards, cats, crocs, and wolves. Theodore stayed with me all the way to 60, when I finally diversified into role specific pets. I still use tenacity pets for running friends through old instances, but I tool around with the spirit beast these days. That spirit strike spell just looks awesome :) I'm not a min/maxer, so, even though I'm dual specced BM/SV, I still run heroics as BM just because that spec is comfy, like an old pair of sneakers.