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Why leveling will always be important to WoW {WoW}

Jul 17th 2009 12:35PM This just emphasizes why I'm playing WoW less and less these days. It has become (ok, always has been) a grind fest. Grind and grind to 60 then raid to get equipment so you can raid higher instances to get better equipment til you have best in slot gear.

Then BC comes along. Greens > your old gear, and you grind and grind to 70 to raid to get equipment so you can raid, etc.

WotLK comes out, and its more of the same with a grind to 80. And I'm sure the next xpack will be the same, with a grind to 90.

Sure, I've rolled alts, and lvl'ed them, but I'm kind of sick of all the grinding... I don't know how to fix it, but if they keep the repeating formula of new xpacks, they will start to lose subscribers fast. Only reason I play these days is to "hang out" with some of my long distance friends...

Tweetcraft lets you tweet from Warcraft {WoW}

Jul 4th 2009 8:11AM Written by a guy who leads the development in the WoW addon for Visual Studio as well as working on other "Coding4Fun" projects. From a software developer standpoint, he provides some pretty good documentation here:

Tweetcraft lets you tweet from Warcraft {WoW}

Jul 4th 2009 8:08AM ""
"... i'd prefer you all do something constructive."

Like play a video game? XD


Came here to say what Artificail said! Anyone who ridicules Twitter on being non-constructive yet plays a game like WoW... At least Twitter seems to have been helpful with at least communicating the events going on in Iran...

Reader UI of the Week: Twigleaf's healer UI {WoW}

Jun 21st 2009 8:43PM Used to use Clique + grid but since I started using mouse-over macros, I've gotten rid of Clique. Got tired of having the keep clicking the mouse buttons.

wowTwitter is a Twitter just for your characters {WoW}

Jun 12th 2009 1:55PM The reason most people want nothing to do w/ Twitter (at least the people I've talked to) is because they want to know what Twitter is. Its hard to describe because it isn't any one thing. Its like looking at a piece of blank paper and asking "Ok, what is that for?"

Twitter is simply a microblogging service where you can post messages 140 characters at a time. Nothing more, nothing less. It gets a bad rap because it sometimes contains a bunch of inane noise ("eating breakfast", "pouring syrup", etc). But its more than that. And not everyone will get it or even find a use for it.

I use it for many reasons. An IM for broadcasting to a group of friends. A way of sharing web links to people. Believe it or not, I've posted questions about something and gotten responses from companies (Pulte Homes for one).

Why would twitter be good for WoW? Think of a forum, but in an IM scenario. Subscribe to chatter about your server (#stonemaul for instance). Maybe your guild (#MyGuildName). A lot of hosted build sites have that on their pages, but that requires me to go to the website many times a day.

It's time to say goodbye to Microsoft Money {Download Squad}

Jun 11th 2009 1:36PM I just wish Quicken let you download a demo. I don't feel like ponying up the money for something I won't like to use.

Breakfast Topic: Is Blizzard wasting their time? {WoW}

Jun 9th 2009 1:26PM In software development, someone wrote an article (book?) about what he called the "Mythical Man Month". Basically said, at some point, throwing more people on a project doesn't make it get done faster or better. If 1 person can do a job in 4 months, adding another person doesn't necessarily make it 2 months...

WoW Rookie: Keeping your account safe and sound {WoW}

May 7th 2009 11:23AM Given the price of the authenticators, I'm guessing Bliz is not making any money off of them.

Insider Trader: Evolution of Fishing {WoW}

Apr 27th 2009 12:00PM Fishing + = win!

Five sandboxing apps to protect your Windows computer {Download Squad}

Mar 11th 2009 12:47PM My kids like to play on my computer (even after I bought them their own so they don't stick their sticky fingers on my box).

So, I was thinking of creating their own account that would automatically start up a VMWare image of XP or some Linux flavor, and full-screen it. Haven't worked the details out yet though..