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Phat Loot Phriday: Gloves of Unmitigated Badassery {WoW}

Aug 7th 2010 8:58PM
They just need to change the name :)

The OverAchiever: The 25 most entertaining achievements, part 4 {WoW}

Aug 5th 2010 9:00PM Wonderful article as always, but one thing.

"Each expansion concerns giant, world-ending political events into which your character is inevitably swept ... but if you want to, there are a few lakes in a far-flung corner of the world where you can fish up a magical, wish-granting lobster!"

Crawdads are much more memorable to eat than lobsters :P

Buff(ing) for BlizzCon: Programming for dummies {WoW}

Jul 16th 2010 4:00PM What is the force required to overhead press 150 lbs. and then suspend it in air with a series of ropes? Assume a frictionless vacuum with massless ropes.

World of Warcraft Tap Chat now available {WoW}

Jul 5th 2010 5:47PM Hook up about 4 of these and healing really will be Whack-A-Mole.

World of Warcraft Tap Chat now available {WoW}

Jul 5th 2010 4:15PM New definition of facerolling

Insider Trader: Selling arrows in singles for the price of a stack scam {WoW}

May 17th 2010 3:31PM You could always use your intellect and know that you may be late raid time at any given day, and be sure to stock up on consumables and arrows at other times (say, the weekend, when things are generally cheaper).

Insider Trader: Selling arrows in singles for the price of a stack scam {WoW}

May 17th 2010 2:45PM @SaintStryfe
I would say WoW is a prime example of a free market. As defined on wikipedia, "A free market is a market without economic intervention and regulation by government except to outlaw and prosecute force or fraud."

./takes off hat and bows

Insider Trader: Selling arrows in singles for the price of a stack scam {WoW}

May 17th 2010 2:16PM "Basically, the icon for a stack of, say, Iceblade Arrows looks close enough to the stack of a 1,000 iceblades..."

Looking at the picture, there are 4 stacks that do not have a number, and 1 stack that has "1000" in big white font. Doesn't seem that hard to distinguish to me.

"What these people are doing is morally equivalent to taking mats to enchant a piece of gear and not doing the promised enchant, although it's less direct and smaller in magnitude. "

Nice strawman there. There is nothing being stolen, just like there is nothing being stolen when a 50s recipe or copper rod is listed for several gold. Consumer idiocy != theft.

Time Is Money: Hate mail from competitors {WoW}

May 8th 2010 7:56PM "I believe in laissez faire and have made hundreds of thousands of gold on the auction house that way. What you (Alden) are doing is thievery, pure and simple. You are exploiting a flaw in the auction house UI that makes the difference between 100 and 1000 arrows impossible to see."

I exploit flaws in human nature all the time, putting cooking recipes up for 10g when you can buy them for 2g or less 30 sec away from Stormwind's AH and other such moves. If someone is too lazy to either A) use Auctioneer/another AH mod B)Check for the difference between 100/100... (from my experience, that was the difference when I disabled auctioneer) then perhaps they deserve a Darwin Award. Also, I believe the tooltip now shows the price per item, so a quick 5 second scan of the bullets/arrows on the AH shows the difference. I don't personally use this method anymore, since I found it to not be too terribly effective on my server now that people have wisened up. Exploiting human nature is exploiting human nature, whether that's taking advantage of so called UI errors or marking recipies up way above their vendor price. Cut with the holier-than-thou attitude please.