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The Queue: End of the world {WoW}

Nov 22nd 2010 1:03PM Question: Will we be able to use our flying mounts in the old world after patch 4.0.3. hits, or will we have to wait until we install Cataclysm?

Breakfast Topic: What is your favorite class ability? {WoW}

Nov 13th 2010 8:04AM Swift Flight Form. Instant mounting? Mounting in water? Collecting herbs while mounted? Mounting back up mid-fall? The longer I play my druid, the more I find to love about this ability.

Breakfast Topic: Ambassador Jenkins, Bane of The Fallen King {WoW}

Oct 19th 2010 8:10AM Having earned Guardian of Cenarius recently, I usually wear that title now, but before that, I did something a little bit different with my holiday titles. I noticed that after every holiday, it seemed like everyone was walking around with that holiday's title. After Hallow's End, everyone on my server and their mother was walking around with The Hallowed. After Brewfest, everyone is suddenly a master at the art of making beer. So what do I do? Well, since I have all of the holiday titles on my character, I just wear the title of the holiday that's coming up after the most recent one. This means I would be wearing the Pilgrim now, and Merrymaker once Pilgrim's Bounty rolls around, then Elder once Winter Veil starts. Since there's no title to show that you have completed all of the holiday meta achievements, I see doing that as the next best thing. (Next best thing aside from just pulling out my Violet Proto-Drake, of course, but now that all of my flying mounts travel at the same speed, he has gone into storage, and my much more beautiful Onyx Netherwing Drake has come back from the dead. So yeah, the title rotation really is the next best thing.)

Breakfast Topic: What does your class choice say about you? {WoW}

Oct 10th 2010 8:29AM I can confirm your theory about druids being laid back; though I'm not a hippie, I come quite close sometimes.

Breakfast Topic: What does your class choice say about you? {WoW}

Oct 10th 2010 8:28AM I'm a druid, though my reasons for choosing the druid class are primarily practical and don't really say much about me as a person. When I play video games, I like having as many options available to me as possible when it comes to combat and playstyle. Way back in the days of BC, druids were the only class who had a spec that could fulfill two rolls (feral, which could do DPS and tanking), so I chose a feral druid for that reason; I could tank and be useful to a group without losing my solo utility. Now, in the days of Wrath of the Lich King, all four of the game's rolls are open to me with just a change of gear and a change of spec. I also like simplicity, which is probably why I enjoy the lower levels so much more than the higher levels when leveling an alt, and as a druid, I'm only using about a fourth to a third of my move-set at any given time, which means fewer buttons to worry about.

Although I suppose my choice of class feeds into some of my personality traits in real life, as well. I'm something if a loner, and being a feral druid makes it easy to solo quests I would otherwise need a group to do, allowing me to go it alone frequently, which I prefer to do in real life, as well. I also have something of a chameleon-istic personality, meaning that if I spend enough time around someone whose company I enjoy, I start to take on and display some of their own personality traits when I am around them, but I lose those traits once I am no longer in their company. Something about shapeshifting seems to fit right in with that aspect of my personality; as a druid, I can take the guise that best suits my situation, just as I do in real life.

As a less deep parallel, I have also always liked nature a lot, but really, who doesn't like nature?

Shifting Perspectives: Predictions for Cataclysm druids {WoW}

Oct 5th 2010 9:27PM I will always say that the removal of tree form as a permanent form was a mistake. It makes resto the odd spec out, and if we needed a cooldown, they could have made Nature's Swiftness better. How about adding a haste bonus to it or making it reduce the cast time and global cooldown of our spells? That would fit the name, after all.

Breakfast Topic: Dude, where's my ram? {WoW}

Oct 5th 2010 8:02AM Sadly, it doesn't seem Blizzard even cared. Coren was so easily killed it was a joke, and they didn't give us a new stein for this year. Hell, nothing was changed or updated. I know they're probably busy with Cataclysm and all, but jeez, this is your game, Blizz; take care of it.

Breakfast Topic: Has your time in Azeroth lent you inspiration? {WoW}

Oct 2nd 2010 8:12AM Not a direct inspiration, but if it weren't for WoW, I wouldn't have started blogging (obligatory link not included so I can't be accused of shameless out-of-place self-promotion). I have always enjoyed writing, but most forms of writing just never appealed to me. I could never stick to a story long enough to write novels, and I was passionate enough about anything to write persuasive essays. All of the ways I tried to satisfy my urge to write never worked for me, and I was worried I just didn't enjoy writing, that it was one of those things I'd never be able to get into. Then I realized, why not try blogging about WoW? WoW is a big part of my life, as it was back then, and it had inspired quite a few thoughts in me that I never did anything with, so why not formulate those thoughts into a blog? Now my blog has been active for more than a year, and I have written some pretty amazing things. It's something I'm proud of every day, and it never would have happened without WoW. (Not to mention that it allowed me to practice writing frequently, helping me go from being a writer of mediocre essays to a writer of essays that cause professors to leave comments like, "Please e-mail this to me so I can show it to students as an example of a good essay." True story.)

Breakfast Topic: What would you tell your level 1 self? {WoW}

Oct 1st 2010 8:06AM At level 80, I'd have to visit my level-one self naked, because I would always stop to admire people's epics back then, and this was in Vanilla. Image what I'd think if I saw the stats we have today; I would probably rush to the level cap even faster. Which is exactly why I'd have to be naked, because my advice for my level 1 self would be, "Don't rush it. Life at the level cap isn't any worse that the game is while you are leveling, but it isn't any better. Take your time, enjoy the scenery, relish all there is at this level, and focus on the journey, not the destination, because you can only go through this for the first time once."

The Queue: Amazon now says January {WoW}

Sep 30th 2010 12:46PM My shadow priest is level 63, SINisterWyvern; it's the shadow priests of the future I'm worried about.