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How to profit off Winter Veil {WoW}

Dec 19th 2011 7:20PM In the hinterlands too -- squirrel quest.

Breakfast Topic: Design your own old-school achievements {WoW}

Aug 23rd 2010 10:30AM Dancing Queen - obtain the Piccolo of the Flaming Fire
That's Disgusting! - obtain the Disgusting Oozling

This is a fun thread.

Breakfast Topic: The things that keep us playing WoW {WoW}

Aug 16th 2010 2:41PM WoW very much resonates with my life style. I've been in the theater; teaching, designing and doing techie type stuff for 35 years. To put up show after show, one gets into a rhythm of quick deadlines and short-term goals.

Going into a Raid is much like crafting any piece of art. You hone your technique and then apply it to the craft; as an artist one enjoys the piece (Raid) but is looking for the times when you transcend the technique.

In life we all treasure the moments when we have break-throughs and see the world in a different light. I've gotten a rush while playing WoW when suddenly I "get it" in some bit of the game.

Finally, the game is always there. Come home from work at 2am? There will be people in Dalaran yakking away and some will be trying to do a something; trading, some old world achievement or going after the lich king.

I've gamed all my life. Jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, card games, board games, outdoor games and computer games have all entertained me. Coupled with an enjoyment of swords and sorcery books, WoW sits here like a diamond.

The Queue: [Reins of the Rusted Santadrake] {WoW}

Aug 6th 2010 12:23PM Question for the Queue:

When I buy my copy of Cata, will there be an authenticator in the box as well?

Breakfast Topic: To be the best {WoW}

Jul 24th 2010 11:40AM Nice article and wonderful comments; this is the best.

WoW seems to have a funny little status bug. We get our odd pets or titles and kinda parade them about. I don't think everyone is an attention whore at all; but, while meaningless, we flaunt our odd spells in Iron Forge. In fact, we might preen a little bit if someone asks us in a whisper where we got that bit of bauble.

Scattered Shots: Cataclysm beta hunter video sneek peek {WoW}

Jul 19th 2010 9:41PM Nice video, keep them coming!

Are they making the talent tree for hunter pets smaller as well?

Breakfast Topic: Is WoW worth it when it's a full-time job? {WoW}

Jul 19th 2010 12:09PM "It is worth it while you are doing it." That is my response, a philosophy summed in a single line a la Ken Kesey. Because you are either on the bus or off the bus.

Having worked in the Theater for 30 years, I love the idea that the show must go on. I've lived that lifestyle for a very long time. When you are steeped in an anything; be it WoW or a show or cleaning your apartment, that level of involvement is well worth it and rewarding. Much like the authors of this article however, I'd say that eventually you will feel like the project is done.

Breakfast Topic: The illusion of choice {WoW}

Jul 15th 2010 10:24AM I think that, under the big umbrella, is that we quit spending time on talent points and spend more time playing the game itself. How wonderful to shut down a site like Elitist Jerks!

With the reduced talent points and the removal of odd stats, our focus will go to how we approach the encounters; less on overwhelming content.

Breakfast Topic: How much of your played time is really played? {WoW}

Jul 10th 2010 4:00PM How about /played time outside of the game? I just read all of these comments!

I read wow.com, research on wowhead, wowarmory, read my favorite bloggers (BRK, BBB and Restokin). I spend time outside of WoW planning to play WoW. Gear, trinkets, mounts, pets, quests, raids, tankspot; all are often looked at before I click into the game to play. It's fun.

Some of the most fun I've had in the game comes from people commenting on an item or quest here in these articles; and then me hunting down to see what it is and how to experience some odd quirky thing in this compelling game.