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The Queue: Legendary heavy glow {WoW}

Oct 9th 2010 2:31PM I "manage" (pay for) my sons WoW a/c in the USA; I live in the UK, but play on US servers so that we can play together. If I put an authenticator on his a/c (that his mum holds on to), can I still have access to the Parental Controls (without access to the authenticator)?

Breakfast Topic: Let's talk about fun ways to die {WoW}

Oct 4th 2010 8:33AM Falling to last boss in ToGC and a DK paths of frost us...yeah...

Cataclysm Beta: Warlock specializations and talents {WoW}

Jul 17th 2010 7:12PM Um, I don't see the AoE in Hand of Guldan. Am I missing something?

Breakfast Topic: Real-life virtues in WoW {WoW}

Jun 12th 2010 9:08AM Authenticate your WoW account.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, authenticating would be it.

The necessity of authentication is shown by the fact that people still keep getting their accounts hacked, their stuff sharded and their gold stolen, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the freedom and innocence of your first toon. Oh never mind. You'll not understand the freedom and innocence of your first character until you have been overtaken by weary cynicism.

But trust me, in three months, you'll look back in your quest log, your slots, and forum posts, and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how witty you really were.

You are not as bitter as you imagine.

Log in and do your dailies, daily.


Don't ninja other players' loot. Don't put up with players who ninja yours.


Update your add-ons.

Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
The race to level-cap and BIS is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember the praise you receive.
Forget the flames.
If you succeed in doing this tell me how.

Get a good monitor. Be kind to your eyesight. You'll miss it when it's gone.

Maybe you'll raid, maybe you won't.

Maybe you'll PvP, maybe you won't.

Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either.
Your Needs rolls are chance.
So are everybody else's.

Enjoy World of Warcraft.
Use it every way you can*.
Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it.
It's a privilege, not a right.

Read the patch notes, even if you don't follow them.

Do not use GearScore.
It will only make you feel stupid.

Get to know your guildies.
You never know when they'll be gone for good.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on.

Roll a Horde, but leave before it makes you hard.
Roll Alliance, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths: Trade spam will rise. Guilds will break up. You too will become an end-game player. And when you do, you'll fantasise that when you were a newbie, spam in trade was rare, guilds were harmonious, and people read up on the bossfights.

Read up on the bossfights.

Be careful with whose advice you buy, but be patient with those that supply it.

Advice is a form of nostalgia.

Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the lore, transmuting it, and auctioning it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the authenticators.

(with apologies to Mary Schmich)
* subject to EULA :P

Drama Mamas: Suicide threats {WoW}

Mar 19th 2010 12:11PM If you game in the UK or ROI please remember that we have The Samaritans

I don't know if there is an equivalent organisation in the USA etc.

The Queue: A poll {WoW}

Mar 3rd 2010 2:34PM My question is, I re-rolled recently on a US server so that I could play with my son. I had my main on an EU server and had taken a break to finish university (I was a mature student) and secure a job; so I've missed everything from Uldaur onwards. My boy and me just dinged 70, I think 70-80 shouldn't take us too long, but all the articles I'm reading on are talking like Wrath is soooo over, and everyone's just waiting for Cata. Will we get to enjoy some of the Wrath endgame do you think? Or should we just level some alts?

Encrypted Text: The sun is fine after recent rogue nerfs {WoW}

Jan 13th 2010 5:48PM Yeaaah, except for the fact Ronin is correct; you exhort ideas and you exalt objects.

Enter to win a Creative WoW headset from and Creative {WoW}

Oct 14th 2009 8:19PM Wow! How I wish for to give me a WoW wireless headset. Will they? We shall see.

Breakfast Topic: The You that you can't leave behind {WoW}

Sep 5th 2009 8:36AM Human Warlock for me, I made all my mistakes on him. Learned the hard way how to level; hit 60 a coupla months before BC; learned how to group, raid, BG etc. with him. I don't RP but I'm rolling his Gilnean brother when Cata hits, but he'll always be Me.

WoW, Casually: A casual BlizzCon and what the future holds for us {WoW}

Sep 1st 2009 2:06PM @chipersoft

the place between casual and hardcore is called hardcore-but-doesn't-want-to-admit-it-i-could-quit-anytime-i-wanted-to