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The OverAchiever: Guide to Midsummer achievemements, part 2 {WoW}

Jun 21st 2010 8:26AM Bad advice on Darnassus. Don't just run to the fire, then back to the boat. After you get the city fire, you need to run through the city proper because the Teldrassil flame is located in Dolanaar -- clear on the other side of the island.

The Queue: Okay, this could be a tad awkward {WoW}

Jun 17th 2010 2:36PM Zhiva, you're a twat. Shove off.

Cheez, I got my wife to play by showing her the different outfits she could get for her character, and showing her the different mini-pets that she can get.

Now a couple months later she's halfway into the 70s, has a metric TON of dresses in her bank, and is about 5 pets or so away from Lil Game Hunter.

Win one of three free FigurePrints Busts {WoW}

Jun 8th 2010 9:16AM SUFFER
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Enter to win an Ethereal Soul-Trader {WoW}

Jun 2nd 2010 2:26PM This is an entry. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Drama Mamas: See ya around, buddy {WoW}

May 21st 2010 10:09AM Thanks for not doing this one RP-style. I could actually read it without wanting to punch something.

Lichborne: Glyphs, gems and enchants for the blood tank {WoW}

May 4th 2010 12:17PM Nice guide!

A couple of other options would include using a Shifting Dreadstone for the Red gem, as the AGI provides crit as well as avoidance, the PvP shoulder enchant for STA stacking, and the +HP chest enchant for...well...more health. :)

Also, I read somewhere (pwnwear, maybe) that it's beneficial to have +DEF over the DEF cap. Something to do with IBF scaling. Can someone confirm/deny?

Breakfast Topic: A sucker for orphans {WoW}

May 3rd 2010 8:12AM In b4 SoHK QQ.

Oop, too late. Seriously, it's an "achievement." If you can't be bothered to go running around in BGs for an hour or two once a year, maybe you don't deserve a 310% mount.

Keeping perspective {WoW}

Apr 18th 2010 11:20PM Here's the thing. Fun is relative. Some people have fun roleplaying, some people have fun collecting vanity pets, and some people have fun by raiding difficult endgame content. Fun has different definitions to different people. I have fun getting stuff that is hard to get. By Blizz making EVERYthing in the game EASY to get, they're taking away my fun (and the fun a good deal of other people I know.)

Sorry if that's a difficult concept to understand, but there it is nonetheless. You can't say my definition of fun is any less valid than yours. Well you can, I suppose, but you'd be wrong. I'm not trying to say everyone has to enjoy raiding difficult endgame content, but it'd sure be nice if they'd leave it alone for those of us who want to enjoy it.

Keeping perspective {WoW}

Apr 17th 2010 10:52PM "Downsizing raids to 25-man max is ruining the game. Arenas are ruining the game. The badge system is ruining the game, hybrids are ruining the game, pures are ruining the game, 10/25 variable raids are ruining the game, micro transactions, dual specs, what have you. The game has been constantly in a state of ruination since early 2005 when some realms were undergoing severe latency on peak nights and it was, you guessed it, ruining the game."

With the exception of the hybrids/pures duality, all of the things listed there ARE pretty much negative things. Blizz's efforts to make the endgame more accessible have made it a good deal easier, and that makes getting the endgame rewards considerable less fun, because more people have them.

Here's an example. Remember T2? It was a great Tier in terms of looks, and given the only way to get it was to have previously ground through Strath/UBRS with pugs and then MC with 39 other people and then moved on to BWL. Even after Naxx dropped, seeing someone in full T2 was pretty cool, as it meant that person hard worked HARD for their gear.

Now consider T9, this expansion's equivalent to T2. It looks all right, but it's pretty homogenized. You look like all the other people wearing the same type of gear. And how do you get it? Not weeks of grinding your dungeon gear, then weeks of working together with your guild to clear the previous content, then weeks of working with your guild to clear the current content. But now, you get full T9 in about a week by sitting in dungeon finder. Everyone has it, and it means nothing to have it.

I still have my T2 in my bank, but I delete my T9 as I get T10. It doesn't MEAN anything. That's why some people are upset about the Shiny Pony. When it was datamined, people assumed that it was going to be an achievement, a status symbol. Then it turned out to be a symbol saying you've got an extra $25 lying around. Not quite as cool.

What Blizzard is doing is giving everyone a trophy for participating instead of winning, and if they keep it up, soon people will turn to a game that rewards achievement instead of payment.