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The Undermine Journal reboots with AH sales profiles {WoW}

Feb 9th 2011 9:12PM It will let you more easily see patterns that you can then utilize to your benefit. For example, I make my money (slowly) by snapping up Volatile Life on the weekends and then selling it as transmuted air on the weekdays. It took a few weeks but I noticed the price of VA going for ~14 gold each on Friday and Saturday and ~22-24 gold each on weekdays. Since volatile life follows the same pattern due to weekend players flooding the market, I now know when to buy and when to sell. Websites like this make it so it takes a few minutes to confirm patterns like that, not a few weeks.

Breakfast Topic: What's been your best moment of cool? {WoW}

Feb 6th 2011 1:58PM After PvP servers had opened up to faction transfers, I moved my priest from horde to alliance just to have something new to do (new people, new quests, etc). I got her to 80 and made a few friends along the way so I was splitting my time 50/50 between horde and alliance.

One evening I took Wintergrasp with my priest and promptly got into a VOA 25 man raid. I was waiting by the entrance to the raid next to the summoning stone and I got a summoning notification from the raid leader. I checked and he wasn't in the instance so I cautiously clicked "OK'. Well he was up on top of the fortress right next to the edge of the roof using a druid to summon people off the side to their death. I had kept levitate bound to a button on my mouse but decided to move some buttons around for PvE and frantically clicked my now-defunct lev mousebutton over and over as I fell to my death.

Being slightly irritated I calmly dropped raid, logged off my priest and onto my elemental shaman horde-side. I hopped the taxi from Dalaran to WG and immediately mounted up and flew to the fortress. I came in really high up on the opposite side and dove down so I would come up behind them on the roof (they were near the front part). I angled my camera to see if they were still there and sure enough there was like 7 of them there all getting their laughs killing raid members. Some were even sitting there on ground mounts. I flew up and dropped in right behind them and thunderstormed all 7 of them off to their deaths. To say they were angry with me was an understatement. They rezzed and immediately started trying to attack me in midair (I had remounted knowing full well what was coming next). I got off a few /rude and /laugh at the schmucks before flying off and heading back to Dal.

I can still see those idiots flying off to their deaths as I pressed the thunderstorm button in my mind, and it's a glorious vision of win.

Scattered Shots: Understanding the PTR process {WoW}

Jan 17th 2011 9:20AM PTR stands for Public TEST Realm. If people can't figure out what that means then I weep for humanity. I work as a programmer myself 9-5. No matter how much you test, plan, etc, nothing compares to getting a feature out in front of hundreds, thousands, millions of people. I'd wager that they usually have an idea if something is broken or not, but need to see just how broken and then fine tune the change based on what they see as people on the PTR beat on it.

I think a lot of people pay their $15 a month not to play the game, but to whine about Blizzard and anything they do. I think it's an inexpensive form of therapy for them.

Gold Capped: The downside of hoarding {WoW}

Dec 17th 2010 9:09AM This is the *entire* point of the article. Sell the mats now while you can make a killing, then buy back in later when the prices are sane. Perhaps you're new to the concept of shorting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_%28finance%29

Blizzard developers lead visual tour of Cataclysm zones {WoW}

Dec 9th 2010 5:59PM No matter what they do, there's always someone that's like "They should be doing X instead". At least you're not like the guy that commented on the L80ETC video saying the music guys should be fixing his quest bugs instead of making music.

WoW Insider's Cataclysm Launch Giveaway: GeForce GTX 580 graphics card {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 3:32PM As the owner of a 3 year old video card I greatly desire..nay...NEED this video card.

Countdown to Cataclysm: Why go goblin? {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2010 5:34PM When it comes to making goblin chars, "just because" is always acceptable.

Totem Talk: Leveling to 85 as an elemental shaman {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2010 12:07PM As an elemental shaman that PvP's a lot, I died a little inside when I lost instant ghost wolf. The day I ding 82 will be a happy day indeed.

Rated battlegrounds FAQ {WoW}

Dec 2nd 2010 5:20PM "People claim it's impossible to rate individual contribution to a team's win in BGs, but I'm not buying it, especially after reading many great examples. Really, now, don't other non-MMO games online get around this issue easily? I'm not well-versed in online play these days, but I'm under the impression many games today rate individuals just fine while causing little to no detriment to the teamwork. And even if they don't, the rigid nature of the objectives in BGs should lend themselves very well to some individually evaluative metric without encouraging teamwork-destroying exploits."

Which MMO's? How? You're making these broad claims that it should be possible without actually explaining how it should be possible. Or are you dismissing the reasoning people have laid out detailing why rating one person's contribution to a BG with 9. 14 or 24 other people is nearly impossible without leading to people finding a way to abuse it? Someone else in these comments said "with minimal effort comes minimal rewards". People want top shelf gear for queuing up solo, nuking a few people and then calling it quits. That's not how it works nor is that how it should work.

Lichborne: The basics of leveling your death knight from 80 to 85 {WoW}

Nov 30th 2010 5:42PM The point is that either of the starting zones will carry you to 82.