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The Queue: Cats rule, dogs drool {WoW}

Apr 22nd 2009 12:38AM Seal Point Birmans if you can get them, are my favourite looking cat. But all cats are good looking, its part of their job description.

WoW Moviewatch: Honor Killz by A6 {WoW}

Apr 21st 2009 3:09PM Uh.. no I wouldn't want to watch an over the top, "extended cut" boss kill...

I only watch PVE or PVP videos if they have intrinsic non enternainment value, I mean, if they actually are designed to communicate something to me other than to entertain. Like boss fights, I watch them only for the purpose of assisting in learning a fight, and avoid ones which are excessively long or not explained.

What I want to see (not that I haven't already) is machinima that breaks convention with these stereotypes. Indeed, it is a large proportion that have been posted on WoW Moviewatch.

Of course not everyone will like a certain video. I will complain about this video, because, well, I can. I guess this comment applies not only to this video as well, because it makes note of sterotypes made in other videos. And, comments serve a purpose, to allow opinion to be posted in a public place.

Feeling like I've seen videos with this content before is a feeling that I'd like to express outwardly... I was originally going to write a more rage-filled and troll-like post, but felt that my opinion itself would be obscured by the anger.

Yeah, I could've gone and yelled into a pillow about it, but maybe intelligent discussion of why I am having this thought is a better course of action in this case if I actually want to see any change to the seemingly endless supply of posts on WI for these type of vids.

MMO Roundup: Last week on Massively {WoW}

Apr 21st 2009 2:42PM Face capturing for online 3d avatars... Oooo... that may be an interesting idea...

Hmm.. wouldn't work for most people being translated into a, oh you know, a Tauren, for example.

Then again, I'm sure my sister could show us all how much of a troll she really is ^_^

WoW Moviewatch: Honor Killz by A6 {WoW}

Apr 21st 2009 2:39PM Hey look, Blood Elf centre figure.
Hey look, street-culturish writing and a certain appearance that is designed to intimidate opponents of these people, whoever they may be.
Hey look, its clearly about PVP. "Honor Killz" How original!

Why did I just have three cases of massive deja vu?

Because its the same stuff as always. PVP-based videos featuring blood elves, viewed by many as the best looking race, with hip hop - masculinity elements. Boring...

Phat Loot Phriday: Demise {WoW}

Mar 28th 2009 1:08AM How amusing, the mace i disenchanted the other day gets its own article :P

Breakfast Topic: Manners {WoW}

Mar 18th 2009 9:49AM This.

The Queue: You have been pwned by a grue {WoW}

Mar 17th 2009 11:44AM The sort of gear progression we see in game roughly scales with the difficulty of the encounter in terms of gear required and the skill and awareness required.

The lowest rung of end-game would be the Normal 5 man instances; these drop level 78 blue items that are very workable for Heroic 5 mans.

Obviously the next step up is Heroic 5 mans; these drop level 80 blue items and the last boss will drop an epic item which ilvl 200 - Equivalent to any crafted epic or Naxx10 (excluding Kel'Thuzad) or OS10(0 Drakes up) loot. iLvl 200 items include Tier 7.0 sets.

At this point I would reccomend going to Vault of Archavon 10 man to try your luck at getting the Tier 7.0 pieces. Also try Obsidian Sanctum (10 man version with 0 drakes up). These places will all drop the same quality epics, which are also equivalent to 10 man Naxx items (aside from Kel'Thuzad drops).

Once you've got a bit more gear, the next step would be to go do Naxx10, as its a bit of a long one, but yields plentiful epics. The fights are "easy" per se, but still more difficult than Heroic 5 mans. The last boss, Kel'Thuzad, as I have mentioned, drops better loot, at ilvl 213.

iLvl 213 quality items can be obtained from the first 14 bosses of 25 Man naxx when you are ready. Sartharion (OS) drops them in 25 man mode as well, and so does Archavon in Vault on 25. Also at this stage, Eye of Eternity(Malygos) becomes a viable option (and drops same quality loot).

Kel'thuzad on 25 man, aswell as Malygos on 25 man, will drop items which are usually ilvl 226, and usually also best in-slot. When Sartharion's friends (Tenebron, Shadron and Vesperon) are left alive in varying numbers the loot quality (and quantity) also increases up to this level.

I've stated that Malygos on 10 man is equivalent to 25 Naxx. Ulduar 10 man will most likely be balanced for 25 man Malygos geared and skilled players. Ulduar 25 man mode, which drops Emblems of Conquest, will be a more difficult challenge, a definite progression raid for most guilds to begin with.

Quality of Emblems can be used as a rough indicator of what sort of difficulty Blizz had tuned the encounter for. As the 10 mans, except Ulduar, drop Heroism, and the 25s, save Ulduar, drop Valor emblems, we can use this to judge roughly how hard it is going to be. Mind you, there are discrepancies - Eye of Eternity(Malygos) 10 man is definitely harder than Sartharion on 10 man, yet they drop the same Emblems. Ulduar10 will be giving us Valor, so at least the logic works there.

Gear is a complicated issue, I hope that post illuminated it a bit for you. Sorry about the textwall crit too.

More new Jewelcrafting recipes found on the 3.1 PTR {WoW}

Mar 15th 2009 10:30PM Why the blanket term "tanks" that will supposedly want this new gem?
I'm a Warrior tank. I don't want this gem.
Would it kill you to research what gems tanks want before posting on such a high volume news site?

The Colosseum: The man known as Varl {WoW}

Mar 15th 2009 2:24AM "Varl: My teammate right now is Ehkz who is a Death Knight."

I stopped reading after that.


Victory from the jaws of defeat {WoW}

Mar 13th 2009 9:54AM Nevermind.. must be a bug in the player.. you try to skip ahead (to the just-before-the-4-min-mark part) without pressing play first, and you get "We're sorry, but this video is no longer available"...