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Client bug allows you to swap character models {WoW}

Nov 2nd 2009 10:55AM I'm guessing it loads the model based on what's selected in the character list, and that last-second click changes the selection just as it's loading.

Sweet : )

Breakfast Topic: Crafting pride {WoW}

Oct 23rd 2009 8:35AM I love my magic carpet, too : )

Breakfast Topic: They just don't get it... {WoW}

Oct 19th 2009 10:41AM I'm sure it's been spotted by many before me, but I ported to Thunderbluff the other day to go gather some candy and use the flight master and noticed an undead NPC called Clarice Foster.

Clearly a reference to Jodie Foster and the character she played in The Silence of the Lambs, called Clarice. Made me chuckle.

I also noticed last night a zeppelin master outside Undercity called Hin Denburg, which made me chortle.

There are so many to choose from. It's one of the things I love about the game.

Breakfast Topic: The Madness of Multiclassing {WoW}

Oct 15th 2009 9:09AM I've always found this question quite strange, because in terms of role, WoW *does* allow multiclassing. The problem is in the definition of class.

At the core of things, D&D basically had four classes to choose from, with very distinct roles. Therefore, you could multiclass (with certain restrictions in place).

In WoW we have many more classes and they all overlap with each other, some more than others.

At the end of the day, if you're worried about being limited to one role, why not play a Druid, or a Paladin, or perhaps a Death Knight? These and others can easily fulfil more than one role.

So it's not as simple as saying "multiclassing" - you need to define what that means. Obviously, allowing a WoW character to be more than one class would be silly ...

Ready Check: Onyxia {WoW}

Sep 24th 2009 7:43AM Excellently informative and amusing article!

I especially liked "Yes, I'm looking right at you here. You know who you are." .. I'm a mage and I know I've been guilty of this in the past ^^

Breakfast Topic: So much for Children's Week {WoW}

May 8th 2009 10:40AM It was a disaster for me; the first world event since winter veil that I've not completed, and all because of School of Hard Knocks. I managed to do all of the four requirements except WG.

It looks like I'm going to have to work on getting hold of some PvP gear ready for next year!

The Queue: Acronymification, FWIW {WoW}

May 7th 2009 8:43AM ^^ this!!

I think that sums things up pretty well for me.

I've been playing WoW since the EU launch and I've never found it this stressful before. I hate PvP and PvPers hate me being in their environment wandering around trying to work out what the hell I should be doing.

This is the single most difficult and unenjoyable thing I've ever had to in the game and I'm really hoping I manage it by the end of today, not only because I want that drake at the end of the year, but also because I don't want to dread doing it again next year!

The Queue: Acronymification, FWIW {WoW}

May 7th 2009 8:38AM I'm pretty much in the same boat. Although I'm heroic raid specced, this doesn't do me much good in battlegrounds and I get one or two shotted quite easily.

But I found that with EotS, if you simply keep running to that flag, and waiting for it if it's not there, you will die lots .. and lots .. and lots again .. but then at some point you'll manage to get it and run it back again.

Remember that once you do have the flag, everyone on your side should be doing their jobs and protecting you - even if they're not interested in children's week. It's getting the damn thing that can take so long.

It's Alterac Valley that's causing me the biggest problem because it's simply not at all obvious to someone who doesn't PvP. At least with the others it's a little more clear what to do, and a simple case of repeating until you get it.

Not that I've managed to get that damn WG flag yet :(

The Queue: Acronymification, FWIW {WoW}

May 7th 2009 5:50AM Thanks for the advice, Bad. I'll give it another go this evening and just keep grinding it. I'm amazed that some people have done these on their first go, so I guess it's just a case of doing it over until I get it.

For anyone interested, I just found this article about how AV works:

If I start to run out of time I'm also going to attempt turning in my orphan and picked up a new one in Orgrimmar. Maybe I'll be lucky and it'll still count at the weekend!

The Queue: Acronymification, FWIW {WoW}

May 7th 2009 4:09AM I'm going to chip in with my battlegrounds experiences over the past couple of days.

I capped a flag in Arathi Basin a few games in. I was lucky enough to run down to the farm whilst a group of fellow hordies were defending the neutral flag, so I ran in there and grabbed it.

Eye of the Storm is easy in the sense that you just keep trying, and I got it on the second attempt. You run in, and you either get the flag back or you don't - just keep trying.

Warsong Gulch I can not do. Any time I get near to the flag without being ganked, I just get feared away. A few times I've even managed to get the cursor over the flag and saw the action cog icon - but instantly got feared away. Obviously when I get back from that, the flag has gone. I don't see how I'm going to do this one.

Alterac Valley I've found even worse. I don't do battlegrounds and I'm not even sure how I assault a tower. I think I'm supposed to find a flag next to one of the alliance bunkers? One of the bunkers has a boss-level NPC inside and no flags, whilst the other has a flag at the top - and it's usually taken already anyway.

I like the sound of "just run north and take it" but that seems to be what everyone does at the start anyway, so I'm never the first one there.

At least with WG I can see the flag and I know that I need to grab it, but in AV I'm completely lost. I think this is going to be the meta that defeats me.

Any suggestions??