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Encrypted Text: Hit and expertise in Icecrown {WoW}

Mar 18th 2010 5:52PM @Kyte Midnight

Nah, this was well well before AQ existed ;).

Encrypted Text: Hit and expertise in Icecrown {WoW}

Mar 17th 2010 10:05PM I once ran into a warrior in Azshara back at 60, WAY out at the edge, almost noone ever went there. I used the spot to farm and was showing a friend of mine the best path to use. So of course I killed the warrior... dammit, my spot!

A few minutes later the warrior turned up again so I stealthed and wandered over to see what he was doing... just standing there as it turns out, turned every now and then looking about and very clearly baiting me. I figured he had brought a rogue or druid friend and their plan was to double team me. Being quite well geared at the time I thought that sounded like fun!

So I took him down again when all of a sudden my warlock friend called out over vent 'Dude run... run... RUN!!!' Confused I turned around to see a full 40 man Molten Core raid mounted and barreling towards me!

I instantly turned, fired off sprint and leaped off the ruins and down into the water, stealthing as I did so. I then looked up to see 40 kodos wolves and undead steeds leaping over the edge after me!

Thus ensued a 30 minute long game of cat and mouse, only this was in the days where the mouse could sap enemy players for long enough that they drowned! I'm proud to say they never did catch me and a few even logged onto alliance alts to congratulate me on my escape, however threatening me with doom if they ever saw me again.

To this day that is still one of the most fun times I ever had in WoW, or any other game for that matter!

Introductory guide to fighting rogues, Part 3 continued {WoW}

Mar 8th 2010 5:30PM Well this line here... "his means you'll be stunned for the next 4 seconds, allowing the rogue to get a couple more builders on you before the stun breaks. For most rogues, this will be a Sinister Strike."

Shows that our secrets are pretty safe.

Most PvP rogues are mutilate spec, as well as most PvE ones at the moment. Come next patch sub will also make a return meaning the two most likely follow up attacks are mutilate and backstab.. only a combat rogue will drop a SS on you and there aren't too many of them left, certainly not in PvP.

Man in the middle attacks circumventing authenticators {WoW}

Feb 28th 2010 6:56PM @perderedeus

Look, not to be rude, but looking at some of your other comments, you don't actually know anything about computers. That's fine. However, please don't try pretend you do.

OK, I have control of your computer... ready?

1. You log in, I capture your user name and password, go to the battle.net site and log in. So now I need to enter the authenticator code.
2. I disconnect you from WoW. Depending on how I'm connected to your machine determines how I do this, but for example I can just kill the wow process which will appear to you as if your game crashed.
3. You log back in - I grab the authenticator code as you do and log into your battlenet account.
4. I go to the authenticator options and click the remove option, crash your client again and use the code to take the authenticator off your account. I can't recall if like some placed you need to put in two codes to remove the authenticator, but I'll just wait for you to be in a raid before I do it to guarantee you log in nice and fast no matter how many times I kill the connection.

Now I add my own authenticator, change your password and cripple your PC/router or both - your internet 'dies' and as you don't know much about computers, it takes you a long time to get it fixed. Time you get back on your account is stripped.

This is just one single example of how your account can go bye bye.. and if they have control of your PC and a little knowledge it's very simple.

Someone gets control of your PC and knows what they're doing, you're screwed. So one more time: the most important part of your account security if YOU and your willingness to put some effort into getting secure.

Man in the middle attacks circumventing authenticators {WoW}

Feb 28th 2010 6:19PM I'd also like to point out that: "The damage done is limited and temporary." is not correct.

The correct statement is "The damage done is limited by the skill and determination of the attacker." Were I to gain full control of your computer I could quite easily do the following were I so inclined;

-Get your username/password (obviously)
-Log into your battle.net account
-Remove your current authenticator
-Add my own and change all your details
-Cut your internet connection (depends on how switched on you are before you get that back)

I'd post exactly how I could do all the above.. but I did that before on here and it got my post axed ;).

Man in the middle attacks circumventing authenticators {WoW}

Feb 28th 2010 5:21PM You know not to be all 'told you so' but this is the kind of thing I've said time and time (and time and time) again can happen when people repeatedly have pushed authenticators as the ultimate in security and that you're completely safe with them blah blah.

I'll say it again: the most important aspect of account security is YOU. Make no mistake, now that authenticators are becoming more common, so will ways to get around them.

15 Minutes of Fame: Getting strict about 10-man content {WoW}

Feb 23rd 2010 10:51PM @KPB

So?

10 mans: Lose a single player, massive impact
25 mans: Less impact for losing one person, but overall more organisation required

As for gear, have 25 mans drop 2.5 times as much gear per boss.

At the end of the day, 10 man being equal to 25 mans is perfectly doable if blizzard wants to make is so... they just don't.

The Queue: So much awesome it hurts. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. {WoW}

Feb 16th 2010 6:09PM "It certainly seems that way, but it's not just farmers. There's a growing segment of players who view accumulating gold as an end game in and of itself (including yours truly). It's not really fair to let some market genius with hundreds of thousands of gold achieve the same PvE and PvP rewards as someone who really spends the time and gets their skill to the point where they can earn them. "

I find this to be a big disappointment - I run a 10 man ICC raid and generally BoEs that noone needs for a mainspec I take and sell, then roll the money back into the guild in the form of fish, flasks and other bits and pieces. As my raid split from our old guild and formed a new one ourselves at icecrown launch we are still trying to establish a solid guild bank, but having not seen a single BoE come out of ICC as of yet means it's just that little bit harder.

After all, I don't expect the players to add their own fortunes to the bank as that doesn't seem fair unless it was a unified tax - otherwise some people would just be taking without giving. Selling BoEs gives a nice solid guild income and it's certainly how the majority of my last guilds funds came to be!

WoW.com Guest Post: From manners to mechanics: Five tips for DPS in heroics {WoW}

Feb 10th 2010 4:48PM So true!

Yesterday on my rogue with 5.5k gs we got into gun'drak. The tank was undergeared, about 3.5k so I went easy, however one of the DPS would NOT shut up..

"Chain pull"
"Get them all"
"Go faster"

We kicked him and got another DPS in with a score of about 2.5k and you know what? That run was MUCH more fun.

WoW.com Guest Post: From manners to mechanics: Five tips for DPS in heroics {WoW}

Feb 10th 2010 4:45PM So wrong.

Correct statement: "If you pull aggro, someone isn't doing their job"

A tanks job does not equate to 'drop aoe tanking ability and stand there'. Nor should a DPS unload without considering other factors.

If a tank marks something with a skull I will kill it. If they do not, I always /focus the tank and have an /assist focus macro on my bars which I will use, unless I know something is important enough to kill first in which case thats what I'm hitting and so should everyone else.

Think about it: Tanks job is to hold aggro and position mobs correctly, the DPS' job is to kill things. Now while aggro management is part of the DPS' job, it is basically all the tank has to do.

Now I'm not being down on Tanks here... if they aren't geared or clearly not that good I'll often ToTT and drop 3-4 FoKs on the trash - I'm better geared then 95% of people I meet in pugs so it works great most of the time. However it is important not to try and put across a message of anything other then it's a team game and everyone needs to be doing their job.