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Tuesday (is Raid Night) {WoW}

Apr 6th 2011 7:31AM Nice straw man. I didn't claim all raiders were fat; I claimed that since he was fat, it was more likely that his persona as an unhealthy slob was probably grounded in fact.

Taking part in a hobby which rewards you for sitting still for extended hours, combined with a poor diet typical of the majority of 'young' Americans, are two factors which do tend to contribute to obesity.

In other words: 2+2 ≠ 5. Got it?

Tuesday (is Raid Night) {WoW}

Apr 6th 2011 4:40AM I find it hard to believe that his "persona" is entirely a joke, considering his clear morbid obesity.

The Light and How to Swing It: Holy paladin changes in beta build 12984 {WoW}

Sep 19th 2010 9:33PM For Blizzard, the issue is trying to keep people playing, which in turn keeps their subscription numbers (and thus cash flow) up.
There are really only two ways in which Blizz can reliably bring people in.

1. Nerf everything, make the game "casual" (in the 'peggle' sense of the word) and accessible to all.
2. Concentrate on player retention through the instigation of increased difficulty (within reason), 'oldie' perks (feats of strength / heirlooms) and encouraging alts (the remaking of the old world).

The problem with #1 is that it's not really sustainable; eventually, all the people who came to WoW for the easiness will have the loot and will have become elitists without any real reason for doing so (cf. the vast majority of 'wrath babies').
#2 is a much better solution, but in implementing certain

I doubt Cata will be nerfed; Blizz has been pretty good in keeping their word in the beta so far. I don't doubt that the difficulty will likely come down a little as the numbers are tuned and adjusted, but I think most of us will be pleased with the outcome.
You see, most of the people who matter (indeed, most of the players I've encountered thus far) are certainly looking forward to increased difficulty in the future and many of my friends from Vanilla and BC are looking to renew their subs for what looks like a "back-to-square-one" expansion.

Blizz needs to hold on to its subscriber base or people will simply .
Blizz's problem is that WoW is now mainstream and thus seen as a staple of the genre, as something which is many things but certainly not innovative. It's the curse of successful products; the innovators are soon considered clichéd despite the fact that these genre staples actually originated with the product in question.

The Queue: Why did WoW Insider switch domains, again? {WoW}

Sep 17th 2010 10:07PM It's like a nerd bomb went off in the AV club or something.

Drama Mamas: Keep it secret. Keep it safe. {WoW}

Sep 17th 2010 9:55PM Drama Mamas, your articles are very successful on a 'mom gives advice' sort of level, but please...never try to use memes again. It's just embarassing.

Call for Submissions: The recipe for eye candy {WoW}

Sep 17th 2010 9:51PM Firstly, there is literally no reason to have more than 4gb of ram in a gaming computer. Moving on, have you run memtest? Are you overclocking?

Win sweet prizes from the new, new WoW Insider {WoW}

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Blood Sport: Random thoughts about Cataclysm beta and PvP {WoW}

Sep 13th 2010 11:44PM Oh christ, here come the tool fans...

Arcane Brilliance: Things I'm going to miss {WoW}

Aug 28th 2010 8:07PM Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!

Call for Submissions: Fill our cup with Breakfast Topics {WoW}

Aug 28th 2010 5:28PM @Valtor:
It's just froth, man. Jeez.