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The Queue: I'm up late tonight {WoW}

May 19th 2011 12:45PM They will never institute a "style" slot unles it is something only you see. I've seen articles in the past that the desingers make the models easily recognizable for PvP purposes. Whether it is the character model, the armor types or the equipped weapons. You can easily tell from a distance if the person you are about to attack is in full PvP gear or PvE just by the way it looks or what weapons they are using. Having the style slot would confuse this for PvP purposes, so it probably will never be instituted.

Patch 4.2: Firelands lore spoilers and speculations {WoW}

May 5th 2011 3:00PM Haha.. when I read that... I got a bit dyslexic.

I thought I read Lord Antichrist... not Lord Anthricyst

Breakfast Topic: Have you ever lost your nerve? {WoW}

Apr 12th 2011 9:46AM I haven't made it into Heroics yet on my Pally tank. I am finally done collecting all blues from the regulars and have it all gemmed or enchanted, but I can't stand the people I get stuck in a group with. I have pretty much given up on him for now though. I get the one guy screaming GOGOGOGOGO while the healer is below 50% mana or even worse, it is frustrating since I mark my targets and people still to this day target whatever the heck they feel like and somehow don't know how to sheep or hex(or not to target the CCd mobs). Fortuantely I have quite the arsenal of instant-ranged aggro generating abilities. But it is still frustrating. I have only wiped twice in about the 20 or so runs so far. But unless it is a guild run, I almost avoid running them completely.

So, for me, I will just level a Disc/Shadow Priest to my collection or go back to my main Mage.

Breakfast Topic: Have rated battlegrounds met your expectations? {WoW}

Mar 8th 2011 10:39AM I would actually like to see Alterac Valley implemented in Rated Battlegrounds. Make it a 10-man, but keep it as difficult as it currently is for the 40-man. Make it so that the people NEED to do the quests in the BG to get the NPC help they need to beat the bosses.
(It is kind of dull that it is an under-10 minute zergfest to the other boss in regular)

Addon Spotlight: Daily Grind {WoW}

Mar 3rd 2011 1:09PM As much as you hate that Walk a Mile In Their Shoes quest, all you have to do on that escort quest is wait on the steps coming up fro the cells. Farson will run all over the place and not aggro anything. Then as he comes back into the courtyard area...follow after him.

Breakfast Topic: Are Cataclysm gear ilevels too big a jump from Wrath? {WoW}

Mar 2nd 2011 12:05PM I do not think it is too much of a jump. My paladin hit 85 well before I even did a single quest in Storm Peaks or Icecrown. I also did not do any dungeons outside of Utgarde Keep. Yet, the quest greens that I had from Howling Fjord through Zul'drak were enough to get me started in Hyjal.

I think the only people who will have problems will be people who don't know their characters well. Such as mages who get in melee range or tanks who try to solo tank 5 Cataclysm mobs before getting any proper gear.

Breakfast Topic: Do you actually do holiday events? {WoW}

Feb 7th 2011 10:56AM I did it on my main to get the Protodrake. And I will do the holidays in which I didn't win the RNG game for mounts or pets... like the Halloween/Brewfest mounts. But I personally hate the holiday quests that have a PvP element to completing...which is almost all of them. So, unless I am helping a friend get his achievement, I do not waste my time with them... to include skipping it on all of my alts since I will not go through that headache again.

The Queue: How much Keeffe is in this movie, anyway? {WoW}

Jan 29th 2011 12:32PM Yes... all of the folder structures are the same between Mac and PC and all of the files (except the root WoW folder) should have the same files since they are independent of the operating system.

The Lawbringer: A primer on private servers {WoW}

Jan 28th 2011 6:52PM So, why do you not jsut buy the game and steal the beer from the store instead? It is the same thing...but worse to steal the game. Game developers are pretty much the piss-boys of the kingdom. They work long hours and strive to make something that people like. If over 60,000 people are playing it online without buying the game, then that is 60,000 people stealing.

Then the worst part is when people do steal like this, it doesn't show as income. When a game isn;t receiving as high an income as they were expecting, they second guess themselves into thinking something must be wrong with the product. So then, we wind up with them changing the direction of the game's play-style or even worse, scale down the game to obscurity and quit making updates or expansions to it.

People work hard for these games. If you are curious about it, try a beta or trial edition. Do not steal the full version of the game and complain about having to pay a subscription. Those subscriptions go to keeping the game top-notch with continuous updates, dungeon and raid additions and a really decent server up-time for between 13 and 15 million players.

Is comparing your game to World of Warcraft really such a good idea? {WoW}

Jan 13th 2011 6:06PM Instead of trying to top WoW, companies need to make something different. Find another niche to fill. Take EVE Online.. it is doing pretty well... and you know why? It isn't WoW. It isn't trying to be WoW. It is doing its own thing and they do it well.

Instead of comparing yourself as the next WoW-killer. Think. Be Different.