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Spiritual Guidance: First hands-on look at the Mists of Pandaria shadow priest {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 5:10PM Does anyone have any sense of how the loss of VE affects shadow priest raid soloing? I've loved becoming a one-man raid guild going through old BC content: it's pretty much the only thing that feels fresh to me in the game right now. I would hate to lose it just because my natural self-healing can't keep up with the incoming melee damage.

Breakfast Topic: Do you have a special spot in WoW? {WoW}

Feb 28th 2012 12:12PM The Venture Bay lighthouse: I "quit" after my guild downed the Lich King for the first time, and my last logout was on top of the lighthouse, Grizzly Hills music playing proudly in the background, looking off toward the horizon, retired by the sea.

Breakfast Topic: What makes players pick their class? {WoW}

Feb 19th 2012 2:39PM My main came about as a reaction to my first character, a hunter.

I created the hunter back in Vanilla, but I learned fairly quickly that:

a) feeding pets to keep their happiness up was a pain
b) I was terrible
c) I had no real motivation to get better; one bad DPS never seemed to matter

As a result, I went out looking for a toon that required less upkeep, felt a little more fantastical, and performed a role that was essential enough that it would allow me to be more social, and thus to learn how to play.

In short, I went Priest to heal and never looked back. I deleted the hunter and never bothered to get an alt. But the feedback I got from my server (back when such a thing was possible), whether it was positive or negative, really enhanced both my skills and my enjoyment of the game. While the Monk news I've seen has made me somewhat curious, I suspect I'll be married to my class forever.

Any other monogamists out there?

Children's Week ruins Battlegrounds {WoW}

May 2nd 2009 1:19PM The design of this achievement is actually worse than the article makes it out to be:

Capturing Arathi Basin flag? Good thing.

Making sure that you personally capture Arathi Basin flag, to the point of repeatedly right-clicking that flag and ignoring your teammates while they try to finish off the last couple of defenders? Awful, selfish, shortsighted thing.

So it isn't just that Blizzard is rewarding the wrong strategic goals on a macro level, they are rewarding incredibly obnoxious behavior on a micro level.
For every beautiful story of Horde and Alliance cooperating to reset the Alterac Valley flag, I can give you five stories of stupid teammates failing to take it in the first place because they kept right-clicking on the gear instead of helping their team.

I'm just as much to blame this week as anyone else, and trying to go after this achievement with any level of efficiency just made me feel dirty. I don't like being rewarded for being a jerk.

Breakfast Topic: The Achievement from hell {WoW}

Feb 24th 2009 9:22AM The trick that I observed with this one is that I think the game doesn't look to see if you've completed the quest THAT DAY, it looks to see if you've completed it in the past 24 HOURS.
Which means if you do it Tuesday morning, then Wednesday night, your streak resets. In fact, if you do it "at the same time" every day, but your daily runs 5 minutes late, your streak resets.

What I recommend: do your daily right before you go to bed one day. Then a little bit earlier the next day, and so on and so on. I actually had to use a lunch break at work for day 4, then did it right after I got up for day 5 (just to be sure.)