Apr 14th 2010 9:17AM I generally approve of acronyms and netspeak IRL when they express something that is harder to explain with other words (i.e. aggro) or make it faster and easier to say something (i.e. IMO)....
However, it irks me when acronyms are more awkward or slower than the real words. "Gee ell" and "tee why" are on the borderline since "good luck" and "thank you" have the same syllables and roll off the tongue a lot easier. A more extreme example is "dou-ble-you-tee-eff", that's just silly; it's almost twice as long as saying the real words, the only excuse for that is intentionally hiding profanity. Although lots of people already say "dou-ble-you dou-ble-you two" instead of "world war two", so maybe it's not so weird after all.
Apr 8th 2010 10:58AM Come now, you can think of better exploits than those.
How about capturing a flag in EotS and having 4 priests evenly distributed between the flag and the tower? They could chain-lifegrip the player back to base in a matter of seconds! Or having a priest escort in WSG to make the flag runner suddenly jump 30 yards ahead of his pursuers.
How about when a boss is about to do a huge slam on the tank, or go berserk/enrage? A few priests can juggle the tank across the room for a little while to make the boss run around unable to hit anything.
How about hiding inside the wintergrasp fortress before an offensive battle, and smuggling your allies onto the walls
Mar 25th 2010 8:29AM Matt, are you going to do an article about the chromatic dragonflight?
Also, you did the plagued dragonflight, but what about the ones that are fully undead: Emberwyrms, Magmawyrms, Frostwyrms, and Fel Dragons?
Mar 21st 2010 12:04PM "We've got one more to cover, but that's it"
I count at least 2 more dragonflights - more if you include the undead varieties.
Undead Dragon breeds (these at least deserve one article for the combined breeds)
Fel Dragon (Felmyst)
Mar 9th 2010 1:28PM @Janaa
"Pointing out that someone is an asshole does not make you one. You may well be, but that's coincidental."
You'd be surprised how many schoolyard adages and old wives tales have some basis in reality. In the case of calling someone a jerk, this may indicate an unconscious awareness that the speaker is in fact a jerk; this is known as projection and is a common unconscious defense mechanism. The classic example of projection is a person who has been unfaithful to their spouse, but who suspects or even accuses their spouse of cheating. A more fitting example would be the forum troll who accuses everyone else of trolling.
I'm not saying that 100% of of all negative things we say about other people are projection. Im just pointing out that there is a significant correlation between accusing others of something and being guilty of that same thing yourself - it's not necessarily just a coincidence.
Mar 3rd 2010 9:33AM Not sure why he's being downranked, he's right. 540 is only for raids, so that was a legitimate mistake in the article.
Jan 21st 2010 8:05AM @Chris Anthony
Talents may tweak these numbers a bit, but according to wowwiki:
When casting a spell: The first and second hit will add .5 secs each to the cast time.
All hits after the second will have no effect.
When channeling a spell: The first and second hit reduce current duration by 25% of total duration each. All hits after the second will have no effect.
Jan 19th 2010 12:13PM But who would care? There could be a male Draenei who gave out free money and candy, and people would still shun the ugly blue boy.