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Breakfast Topic: What makes a WoW geek? {WoW}

Dec 1st 2010 9:53AM What makes me a WoW geek?

1) I'm a bit of an artist (though not an especially good one). I can't count the number of times I've drawn myself, my friends, all our characters, the various bosses we've downed.

2) I made my main out of Lego (fans of The Instance podcast probably saw it on their blog during the "make your own figureprint" contest last year)

3) I have a section of my bank devoted solely to awesome-looking weapons I've acumulated over the years.
3a) And another section for costume pieces and RP items.

Scattered Shots: Grandpappy Frostheim on the end of Wrath {WoW}

Nov 30th 2010 8:56AM Remember when you didn't get your mount until 40?

Remember when your mounts and pets were just more items that were taking up bag/bank space?

I remember back before there was the LFG tool. Honestly, I miss those times. Not because it took forever, but because you could screen out the morons before stepping foot in a dungeon.

Oh, the horror stories I have from LFG...

Preorder Cataclysm at Gamestop and get special perks {WoW}

Nov 30th 2010 8:48AM Ya know, comment threads like this one make me appreciate my local Gamestop even more. Oh, sure, the used games thing is shady, but I actually like my local GS.

Seems one of the Bizzaro-world Gamestops has leaked over into our universe, because at the local GS, the employees ackowledge that the prices are BS and will spend far more time BSing about games (new and old) with the customers than trying to cram pre-orders and strategy guides down their throat.

Then again, that's just one of the three Gamestops in this area. ... the others are, sadly, just as you described.

/sigh

Don't panic -- Massively's getting a makeover! [Update #5] {Massively}

Nov 23rd 2010 9:50AM It was a bit jarring at first, but I like it! Personally, I find black on white to be easier to read.

Breakfast Topic: How do you get past bad nights? {WoW}

Nov 19th 2010 9:50AM If people in my group are having a hard time, I usually try to break the tension by being crazy/silly. Note that this only works with a particular group mindset. Calling out "roll for blame" after a wipe may not be the best way to make friends.

When I'm personally having a bad night, I either go for something amazingly easy and satisfying (soloing those damn Fel Reavers) while listening to death metal...
Or I fish in Teldrassil while listening to Enya. ... ... what? Don't give me that look.

The evolution of zerg dungeon farming {WoW}

Nov 19th 2010 9:48AM Preach it! Sure today you can ROFLstomp anything out there, but I can clearly remember the times when these instances were HARD! It took me a half-dozen runs through heroic Culling of Stratholme before we could even make it to the extra boss on time. Now that I'm in ICC-level gear? We get spend more time getting Arthas to move his lazy arse than fighting zombies.

The Daily Grind: What do you think about lifetime subscriptions? {Massively}

Nov 15th 2010 9:52AM I've actually convinced a friend to go with a lifetime subscription to an MMO (specifically, Star Trek Online). We did the math and if he went with the pay-by-month option instead, the lifetime sub would pay for itself in a year and a half.

Personally, I don't care much for lifetime subs, especially when the state of the game is questionable. $299 seems rediculous to me, but I know I've spent way more than that on World of Warcraft alone...

Champions Online going F2P {Massively}

Oct 26th 2010 3:15PM I'm rather sad that I can't bring back my old characters, but I'm so glad I can get back into this game. Despite its faults, I really enjoyed CO and I hope to keep enjoying it in the future!

Breakfast Topic: Is your main a former alt? {WoW}

Oct 26th 2010 9:25AM My friend and I started WoW way back when, before the level 60 Naxx was introduced. We started it as a game we could learn and get into together (I was a City of Heroes nut while Final Fantasy XI was his thing). He said we'd roll humans first to get used to the game before we made our horde character (because the horde are just that darn awesome).

Several years and 80 levels later, those humans are geared enough to fight the Lich King and the highest hordies we have are about level 35.

Drama Mamas: Raiding while female {WoW}

Oct 22nd 2010 12:07PM Apparently the comment system ate my comment. :(

Unfortunately, there still seems to be some people that believe women are
a) totally inept
b) somewhere between an emotional train-wreck and an roller coaster.

I admit, I still have a bit of bias against women in games, but I blame that on my ex-gf being... well... totally inept at games and an emotional roller-coaster.

Thankfully, I've had enough counter-examples that my biases are quickly fading.