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The Queue: Well, that explains everything {WoW}

Oct 4th 2011 11:19AM +1 on that - Blink is the name, and I used it to get my wife hooked on the Doctor :)

The guy who wrote that episode is now in charge (Steven Moffatt) and he has continued in that vein too - the timey wimey stuff is even getting a bit.......too wavey hands, but I'll forgive him because of the other general awesomeness :)

Tuesday Morning Post: Fezzes are cool edition {WoW}

Aug 30th 2011 7:20AM Stetsons are also cool!

Patch 4.2 release patch notes {WoW}

Jun 28th 2011 5:58AM "If a player wins a Need roll under the Need Before Greed system on a Bind on Equip item, the item will become Soulbound to that player. The item will remain unbound if won via a Greed roll"

Hell, yes - about time :)

Breakfast Topic: Where in Azeroth would you make your imaginary home? {WoW}

Mar 29th 2011 10:16AM Do I spot a Star Trek referene in the title pic with Enabrin?

The Queue: Evacuate the dance floor {WoW}

Mar 25th 2011 11:11AM Decursive is still useful, it pops up a small box for everyone in your group/raid and displays the remaining curse/debuff time in the box. A single click removes said curse/debuff if you are able to do so.

Healbot is still around too - provides single click (left = flash heal, middle = HoT, right = big heal for example). The nicest thing is that you don't lose your current target, so you can cast heals on anyone while still helping out in DPS or make sure that the tank is always your focus and so on.

I had never really healed, but with these two add-ons, it is really, really easy to pick up as you level a character - the targeting issue was one that really put me off healing as I have never gotten used to targeting my own group via hotkeys. Target a giant boss - easy, target a teeny gnome tank - not so easy. Decursive and Healbot make it a breeze.

WoW Rookie: Understanding mitigation versus stamina for tanking {WoW}

Mar 10th 2011 11:30AM I knew about the agitility and dodge mechanics, but good point re: strength - I forgot about that. Of course, an iron paw/shield specialization talent could also be used to make strength a more attractive stat in some form - it's not like they would have to worry about druids loading up on strength based leather because there isn't any.....

I just think this type of specialization in the tanking tree would make things more interesting, but at this stage in the progression of the game I doubt they will change the whole approach to the druid tanking class

The Queue: Homosexual characters in WoW {WoW}

Mar 10th 2011 11:05AM Blizz could always take the nod-and-a-wink approach to this that Dr Who does, given a similar target audience. There are several openly gay (or bi-sexual) characters in the adult targeted Torchwood spin off and when they appear in the main show everything is toned down considerably.

To an adult their orientation is obvious, but kids wouldn't notice a thing.

Note: Personally I don't think homosexuality is a taboo subject for children any more than heterosexual content, but this is the thing most likely to freak out parents for whom this is a touchy subject.

WoW Rookie: Understanding mitigation versus stamina for tanking {WoW}

Mar 10th 2011 10:22AM Question - is Iron Paw a planned talent addition or just something you made up? Making parry a useful stat for all tanks would be nice. A druid being able to use a shield via specialization (like Enhance Shamans can dual wield) would also be a nice addition. I never made sense to me that these were unavailable to bears.

Breakfast Topic: How hard are you working on guild achievements? {WoW}

Mar 10th 2011 8:09AM We've been working at them pretty decently - as a maxed out 1000 member guild some of the volume ones (recently got 1,000,000 PvP kills) come easier than others. We are still a few short on the races one too - dwarf mage, worgen warlock and a few others are holding us back, but usually just because people have lvl85 toons and haven't hit the needed guild rep yet.

The 23-25 level rush (no exp cap) will be interesting as we will be trying for realm first.

BTW, we get our heirloom helms tomorrow :)

Breakfast Topic: Is there a class you just can't play? {WoW}

Mar 4th 2011 8:14AM I originally started out as a rogue before I knew any better - I like to solo and read somewhere that rogues were the best for solo players - got him to max level before trying an alt (back when 70 was max). That account was killed because of some dubious activity and Blizzard refused to reactivate (now my account has an authenticator following a second non-fatal account issue - no problems since).

When I re-rolled an account, I went Druid because I figured cat was close enough to rogue for me to be familiar and it had multiple other options. I now can't really stand the squishy rogue melee style of play and despite multiple attempts I can't bring myself to level one. I did get a DK up to max level though - blood DPS was fun in Wrath and I've kept him up to date.