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The Queue: Failure {WoW}

Aug 2nd 2010 6:13AM Any news on the updated racial abilities since the awesome ones make some of the original wow racials look so boring?

Cataclysm Class Preview: Shadow priest analysis {WoW}

Apr 15th 2010 1:05AM I took a few days off from the site and back comes the gnome hating. Seriously what's up with that.

I for one can't wait to turn my dwarf priest to a gnome, and with pink hair too. :)

Fox i thought u were cool but these gnome hating comments are really changing my opinion of you dude.

Man in the middle attacks circumventing authenticators {WoW}

Mar 9th 2010 7:43AM Security is not easy and as long as we have the valuable stuff hackers want, they won't stop.

So it's important to understand what the authenticator does and does not do for you. Like in that Seinfeld episode, Seinfeld got robbed even though he has the most secure locks on his front door because Kramer forget to close it.

-- The authenticator (multi-factor authentication) protects you from "replay attack", where the bad guys can no longer take their time to hack you two weeks later.
----> They need to take both your password and your auth-code to pretend to be you for a short time. Or they have to physically steal your authenticator.
-- To defend against man-in-the-middle attacks, you need SSL or other end point authentication. Basically SSL protects your data *AFTER* leaving your computer and it promises the data will be unreadable in transist and truely reach it's intended destination unaltered before it can be read.
----> They need to get into your computer to mess with your data BEFORE it leaves the computer.

The good news is that adding an authenticator raise the bar for the hackers to steal your account. But they can still do it if you are not careful... Like even if Kramer remember to close the door, he still has to turn the lock for it to work most effectively.


Additionally, all of these protections are not reliable if the bad guys have malware IN THE COMPUTER. They can literally do anything they want. They can even alter your WoW client itself to connect to them instead of Blizzard to login. It's like locking the front door doesn't really protect you from the thief who's already inside the house.

So we still need to be vigilant about it even with the authenticator.

Arcane Brilliance: An argument for raiding as a frost mage {WoW}

Mar 6th 2010 5:42PM did i miss something in the article about frost mage bringing replenishment? Depending on your 10 man raid composition, replenishment may or may not be available without people switching spec, say hunter to survival or mage to frost, esp when the priest has to heal and pally has to tank instead of dps.

I know the raid leader is supposed to find someone with replenishment, but that's not always possible esp in pugs. So having a frost mage another plus by providing replenishment.

WoW.com Giveaway: World of Warcraft Programming, 2nd Ed {WoW}

Feb 9th 2010 7:01PM sounds cool :) can i have one please?

Penny Arcade: The (WoW) Appocalypse {WoW}

Feb 5th 2010 4:14PM OMFG, WTB iHeal...

goodbye vuhdo, farewell healbot, so long grid/clique




now they just need to make sure that my toon will auto-dodge fire, spread out or group up when it's appropriate, or even follow the group between bosses...

AddOn Spotlight: Skada {WoW}

Feb 5th 2010 4:06PM Memory footprint can matter in more situations than you may assume; and the upgrade path is not as easy as you are suggesting.

well, i like to watch stuff on hulu or youtube or run itunes while playing WOW sometimes. So the 2GB memory may still not be enough. but i also know when to turn them off to concentrate on a raid that i care about.

and the 40 bucks RAM is probably Desktop full size RAM. I run on a laptop or an iMac, so my upgrade options are more limited or costly. (the laptop was maxed out when i brought it and iMac uses notebook RAMs, so they are much more expensive too.)

The Queue: Age of Aquarius {WoW}

Jan 20th 2010 5:22PM in case i wasn't clear, this question was triggered by the latest WOW moviewatch about "How to Punt a Gnome" http://www.wow.com/2010/01/20/wow-moviewatch-how-to-punt-a-gnome-method-1

But by no mean is this the only occurrence. i posted the longer response here to hopefully get an answer to this matter.

The Queue: Age of Aquarius {WoW}

Jan 20th 2010 5:18PM Hi wow.com editors,

please explain this gnome hatred in wow...

I don't understand it, i really don't. Horde may dislike gnome because they are in the opposing faction. Alliance may dislike gnome because they didn't really help out in the 2nd war, but we know why now and they had to destroy their capital city to save it from invasion. That may seems a bit irrational, but that's part of the lore and seems fitting for the eccentric gnomes to think of unconventional ways of dealing with problems.

With all the comments i found about it referencing their size more than anything else about gnomes, i'm forced to conclude that the only real reason people don't like gnomes is because they are short and small. If that is the case, it's really just a little people phobia being transfered in game. and since homophobia and racism are not acceptable in game and on wow.com, I do not understand why these little-people-phobes are tolerated. I personally deal with all these BS on wow enough as it is as a gay Chinese person.

so please tell me what makes these UTTERLY tasteless comments and videos about killing gnomes, by extension little people, acceptable on your otherwise respectable site.

sincerely,
Pinkysan

WoW Moviewatch: How to Punt a Gnome - Method 1 {WoW}

Jan 20th 2010 4:44PM wow, the video really sucks... the voice over feels very amateur. The lighting are all wrong or just weird. and wtf was that last big with the fight, it makes no sense for taking us out of the wow universe.


also, i don't get this constant hatred for gnomes... I can see hordes not liking gnomes because they don't have any and only get killed by those little guys in PVP. But even in alliance people seems to dislike or even hate gnomes also. Aside from the laugh can get annoying hearing it many times, i don't really see any rational reason for all the gnome hate.

Are people just have little people phobias? or is there something else to it?