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Know Your Lore: The dark mysteries of the Darkmoon Faire {WoW}

Dec 11th 2011 7:20PM yeah.. I guess he refers to their 'discovery' as in http://www.wowpedia.org/Gnomes#Newer_history?

But apart from that.. it's the Strom part I find interesting :)

Know Your Lore: The dark mysteries of the Darkmoon Faire {WoW}

Dec 11th 2011 6:58PM Now, I was just browsing the ghosts at wowhead a little and I read the following comment on Brendon Paulson by the user Leiland, which.. kinda makes stuff even more interesting and stranger:

"Notice that this lad says he is from Strom. Strom ceased to be about 1000 years ago when the nobility left to found Stormwind and those who stayed behind renamed the city Stromgarde. That means the Darkmoon Faire has been around for at least a thousand years. But gnomes as we know them have likely only existed for a few centuries. So what in the world is Silas?

I would recommend staying far away from this twisted island and its master."

(comment is here: http://www.wowhead.com/npc=56050#comments)

Breakfast Topic: Farewell for now, Darkmoon Island {WoW}

Dec 10th 2011 11:01AM I had fun! The island looks absolutely wonderful.

I played the games (and however fun they are, am glad that I only 'have' to play them one week each month), I turned on the awesome music, tried to spot 'famous' npc's like Cro Threadstrong, Griftah and Asric and Jadaar (they are on a spawn rotation it seems), got myself killed in the fighting cage so I could run around the entire island while dead and talk to all the ghosts.
I hung around in the secret underwater cave, I danced with Kolin, I fished up my Sea Pony and I purchased some delicious Forsaken Foie Gras from that nice lady in the woods. I stared at Corki to make sure he did not wander away from the visitor's area!
And I went crazy making a zillion screenshots for wowhead ;)

I grinded the artifacts in low level dungeons and bought some PvP ones on the AH (couldn't be bothered), gave away double artifacts to my friends and some friends handed me the ones I missed :) In the end I had enough to buy my Monkey and to purchase a mount next time. Only the Treatise escaped my grasp, but we will see what the next weeks bring.

I've logged out on the island, I wonder where I will end up tomorrow..

Breakfast Topic: Farewell for now, Darkmoon Island {WoW}

Dec 10th 2011 10:48AM If the Faire is still going on in your part of the world (we have about 7 hours of it left here in Europe): you can find 4/5 of the dungeon artifacts in low level dungeons and can grind them easily :) Only thing in your way would be only being able to enter and reset 5 dungeons an hour.

Wowhead has a list in the comments of all the bosses that drop them: http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6027

I got at least one in every 4-5 kills.
My favorites for the drops:

* Zul Farrak: Gahz'rilla and the Hydromancer there both drop an artifact (the Egg and the Grimoire). They are in the same room, blue area on your map.
* Stockades: Randolph Moloch drops the Ornate Weapon, he is the boss straight from the entrance.
* Ragefire Chasm: Taragaman (the felguard boss) drops the Crystal.

If you get doubles: save them for next time or sell them on AH.. they bring in quite good money atm! (the dungeon ones go for 500-1300G on my server atm, the PvP ones around 300G)

And remember, they will keep dropping also when the Faire is out of town so you have the next three weeks to find more.

Good luck! :)

The Queue: Get angry! Get mad! {WoW}

Dec 7th 2011 11:23AM I've been noticing it too and think it's the same bug that causes the profanity filter to be turned on again every time you log in/on another toon. Somehow it keeps resetting to a default.
If you go in your interface options, you can find the boxes you need to tick to make all the debuffs, spells and buffs show again.

Quite annoying bug, since I like to keep track of CC'd mobs etc... and I often forget to turn it back on, so I can't see if the sloppy mage is forgetting to re-sheep again and if my healer should throw a hex before an angry caster mob decides to rain fire on my standing-in-fire-fetish-never-interrupt puggies.

Dragon Soul: Siege of Wyrmrest raid bosses explained in 5 seconds {WoW}

Dec 1st 2011 9:30AM I don't think it gives raid boss info, but for all the Cata 5 mans there is RobBossMods; it will explain the bosses in a couple of sentences with one click, with all abilities etc clickable in that info. You can post to party, yourself, other people, guild etc.
Very easy, very nice :)

http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/robbossmods1

The Queue: All Darkmoon Faire, all the time {WoW}

Nov 9th 2011 12:09PM With Choose My Adventure gone, I'm afraid of missing the appearances of Foxlight (/cry!!)

Therefore, I would like to suggest an 'Ask Foxlight' kinda style column. It would be a sort of combo between Drama Mamas, The Queue and Ask a Faction Leader (I mean.. he IS a kinda faction leader right.. the Faction of Style and Glitter and Bare Chestedness! (and Glitterstorm the bloodelf warrior should be his sidekick)). He could be a sort of agony aunt, dealing with ingame (in-character) questions from the readers' toons.

I know he is probably far too busy drinking cocktails and looking insanely good in Silvermoon to even consider writing such a column, but I can always hope... and one can never have enough Foxlight, right?? :)

Breakfast Topic: What WoW holidays need to be improved? {WoW}

Nov 8th 2011 10:31AM Seeing the comments above, I don't think there is any 'right' way to judge the event and what people thought of it. Whenever you see discussions about it, it always seems to be divided in people that had their best time ever in WoW, versus the people that absolutely hated it and see it as pure grieving.

I don't think you can call the people that loved the event 'wrong' or 'drooling morons'. Nor could you say that about the people that hated it. People have different things they enjoy or hate in the game, and that is really all there is to it. You simply can't please every one. And whether it was good or bad, it was certainly something that everyone that was there will remember!

I for one thoroughly enjoyed the zombiepocalypse and would indeed count it among the best times in WoW I ever had. But I would certainly not see myself as a griever. When I play on PvP realms, I don't kill lowbies, and I would never go through lengths to camp people or kill quest npcs, I think that kind of attitude is ridiculously douchey. Yet, I did run around as a rabid zombie in the zombie invasion. That doesn't automatically mean I was out to grieve people or that I did; what I did was alternate between fighting the zombies and then joining them with equal enthusiasm when I was turned. The RP guilds on our server were awesome; they organized huge zombie treks over the continents, with big staged battles along the way. Anyone that wanted to join was welcome. Our zombie mobs generally didn't go out to specifically kill loads of useful nps over and over or turn any lowbie. We had strong cleansing squads running around Stormwind like on Matt's realm, and epic battles were fought.

It was fun to see our world in such chaos for once. It was fun to be able to kill your own faction leaders! It was fun to be part of huge raids of either zombies or the ones that fought them, and assume your role as the enemy when you got turned or came back alive! It was just really fun to be out of the normal 'WoW routine' for a few days.

And I am sorry, but I *will* bore you with saying that yes, it was only for a few days, and there was EVERY opportunity for people that didn't want to be part of it to stay out of it.. there were plenty of zones that hardly saw any zombie, as well as major cities that got spared most of the chaos (Exodar, Silvermoon).

Drama Mamas: How to help an abused guildie {WoW}

Oct 31st 2011 1:52PM Now.. seeing the up- and downvoting on the replies here, I'm guessing not many agree with this but.. I really don't think getting a gun is 'the solution' here, and quite frankly I'm quite shocked at the upvoting of comments basically saying she should just shoot the guy, and the downvoting of (however harshly phrased) comments saying that that is crazy.
I also have to agree with what Kylenne says here.

Kunikenwad's last comment above me ('who said anything about murdering him?) clarifies it a bit more, but the comments above that indeed do look like advocating the guy should just be murdered, so I understand some people's reaction to that.

To me, as a European, even getting a gun into your house (with kids!) is just INSANE in itself. And while I agree this woman should be protected, I don't think having a gun is the way.. and god forbid it actually comes to shooting him, possibly leaving some kids with a 'mommy shot daddy in front of us' memory and all other kinds of traumas on top of the idiocy they've already had to endure from the guy being their husband/dad :/
I think more of the solution here is contact the authorities, get a restraining order asap! Change the locks on your doors, have friends around to stay with you in the house for a while so you feel safer. Or even get into a protection programme/house. Let the people whose job it is to protect citizens do their job. The way that husband sounds from this story, she NEEDS to get the authorities in and get herself and her kids as far away from this guy as possible (or even better, him away from them. Forever.)

I really hope she gathers the strength to take these steps and finds a safe place for herself and her kids again.
As for the WoW situation.. I hope she starts solving things in real life first, and then gets a ban for the guy from guild and hopefully WoW as a whole (I am pretty sure a GM would ban on grounds of severe harassment).

Around Azeroth: Let's go sunning {WoW}

Oct 31st 2011 11:12AM ...are you calling the turtle fat..?! :(