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Breakfast Topic: Do you love to shapeshift? {WoW}

Jan 4th 2012 12:01PM I feel like this breakfast topic really has MoP in mind and the new talents that encourage shifting frequently for miscellaneous benefits. I'm still on the fence about all of those talents because it seems like the whole thing might just be really clunky.

Druid has been my main for years. The majority of that time I played restoration. I was one of the ones that was glad when perma-tree was scrapped. As a progression raider, I wanted to see and show off my new gear. I do think they should have given us a minor glyph so that the nearly half of the druids out there that wanted it could have kept mini-broccoli perma-form.

One of the major things that's been missing from druid shifting is ANY diversity to the appearance until Majordomo Staghelm dropped his staff. While I realize that needing to do extra artwork for one class several times per major content patch is probably unrealistic, as a druid it feels like every other class constantly gets a fresh look while we look the same as we did while leveling.

Breakfast Topic: How do you decide which is your main? {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2012 11:43AM The vast majority of my good stuff (achievements, mounts, pets, soulbound toys) are on my druid. I've been fortunate in that I've never gotten seriously fed up with this character because there is no chance I would change my main while all the character-bound things I've acquired over the years are stuck on him.

I may not be itching to make another character my main, but I sure as hell want to have the choice. Right now I don't.

The Queue: Being a nothlit is cheating {WoW}

Jan 2nd 2012 12:08PM I used to be a huge fan of this series way back when it was being released. I'm pretty sure I read all of the 60 or 70 books including all the weird additional ones.

Rachel was far and away my favorite character. She went from being a popular teenage girl to what amounts to the group's enforcer. She was always doing the necessary but morally questionable tasks at which all of the other characters balked. The theory among some is that the war with the Yeerks messed her up and she'd never be able to function in normal society again. I believe the opposite. She was perfectly adapted in her initial environment, she adapted perfected to her new role in the war with the Yeerks, and she'd have adapted just as well to whatever civilian role she took up after the war.

Rachel is the RIGHT choice.

Drama Mamas: Loot lessons {WoW}

Dec 27th 2011 1:21AM Sorry. Gotta disagree. If the group is doing straight rolls for loot and doesn't mention anything else, its only fair to assume that is the only policy. One piece of loot per run may be the fair thing, but its the exception to the general rule.

Its completely reasonable to have been upset about the master looter ad lib loot rules. Maybe he went a "little" too far by whispering multiple people, but he was probably just asking what was going on. The fact that everyone put him on ignore seems like this group is pretty scummy.

Unless there's something The 99% isn't mentioning...

WoW Rookie: How to gear up for Raid Finder {WoW}

Dec 8th 2011 9:11PM The article seemed to indicate that for some reason you need to choose which of those ways to gear up. The obvious answer is that you don't choose and simply gather loot where you can be it 378 heroics, VP, JP, or crafted gear. iLevel 372 is actually very easy to come by. I think it took me about 12 hours after hitting 85 on an alt.

Lastly, in general I agree with the "no PVP gear" policy. However, if you're stuck at 370 or 371 and can make the raid finder requirement with a PVP belt and bracers, I'd say go for it. As long as you can handle your part of a heroic or a BH, there's no reason why Raid Finder should be overwhelming even at the minimum gear level.

Two Bosses Enter: Brann Bronzebeard vs. Vereesa Windrunner {WoW}

Nov 21st 2011 11:53PM Brann begins the encounter by taking a swig of dwarven ale and loosening his tie. Vereesa takes a sip of wine and waggles her tail suggestively. Brann is nearly entranced but manages to regain his composure and winks at her while removing his muddy boots. She is clearly aroused by this sudden turn of events but turns the tables on the poor dwarf by winking at him twice and scandalously removing her necklace. Brann, not to be outdone takes off his hat and consumes the two flasks of Nethergarde bitter he was hiding within. Vereesa was certainly not prepared for this but recovers quickly by magically summoning a jug of wine and downing it in one quick drought. She follows this up by removing one of her anklets and moaning suggestively. This really gets Brann in the mood so he has no choice but to really up the ante by removing his socks. His lower tenth is completely naked. Vereesa cannot quite take her eyes off his swarthy, hair-covered feet but instead puts out a similar distraction with the provocative removal of her hair ribbons. And then they do it.

Gold Capped: Upcoming Volatile Fire shortages {WoW}

Oct 1st 2011 4:26AM Rather than all of you running out and buying every last volatile fire you can find and twirling your mustaches until 4.3, pick a number of different essential materials and store modest supplies of each. A few of them won't yield a profit, but because of the buying rush at the beginning of major patches most materials should yield significant profits.

Two Bosses Enter: Forgemaster Throngus vs. Mograine and Whitemane {WoW}

May 30th 2011 7:13PM I'm all for a bit of fun, but these "special guests" are ruining this season of TBE. Between Eregos, the Scarlet Monastery duo, and the Cardboard Assassin its all just one big joke now.

For the winner of this season, my money is on Harris Pilton. She's never been killed in the history of the game, amirite?

The Truth About Making Weight {MMA Fighting}

Apr 22nd 2011 10:44AM Fantastic, interesting article. It serves to a large extent as an ad for Dolce's system, but since here's one of the few guys actually using smart, modern techniques I guess that's not a bad thing. Its nice to see a lot of the old myths cleared away here. Hopefully this sort of information will result in more men and women cutting the right way and giving us better fights to boot.

UFC Fight Night 24 Predictions {MMA Fighting}

Mar 25th 2011 12:04PM Hardy should never have fought GSP for the title. He was just the beneficiary of excellent timing and GSP having already beaten most of the other good WWs. Hardy is simply not a top level fighter. His striking is undoubtedly solid, but its not exactly vicious as is clear from his lack of KOs since stepping up to the UFC. His grappling is less than great like most Brits. In short, there's not a lot going for him. In fact, I would argue that he's never beaten anyone as good as Rumble. The only good news for Hardy is that even after he loses this fight, he's probably not getting fired until after at least one more loss.