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World of collectorcraft {WoW}

Oct 6th 2006 11:12AM Magic Dust - Cute little sleepy-time powder drop off of the DirtDevil's (*grin*) in Westfall. At 46 I still have the same two I got back then (and never used). Hell, I even have an action bar slot for them. ;)

Breakfast Topic: Are You Buying The Collector's Edition? {WoW}

Oct 5th 2006 9:30AM My dilemma stems from the same problem as Undying's. I need to buy a copy for my significant as well, but I know that neither of us would be happy with only one CE between us. I guess I'll just have to consider it a bit of a splurge, and delay my dual-zBoard purchases. ;)

WoW Rookie: Choose Your Realm Wisely {WoW}

Oct 2nd 2006 9:45AM I'm glad that #4 and #5 stepped in on that one. I was getting very concerned myself as to the concept of RP that David was throwing out there.

Yes, the main reason that many people choose RP servers is to not have to worry about guild names like "OMGLaserGunsPEWPEW" (forcibly disbanded guild from ER) or player names like "Ipwndjoormom" (hypothetical) getting in the way of their immersive experience. Blizzard actually enforcing 'in-character' rules, for most people, is the break that they need from the "über-erret-hax0rs!!1!!!one!!!bang111!!!!eleven". Even if their intention is never to role-play, but only to live quietly in peace, they can find that salvation in an RP server.

That being the case, it can stand to be recognized that RP servers are often not played by role-players, but more-so, people who don't mind seeing it. That doesn't actually change the official policy though, so please note that an RP server IS there to be role-played, and they ARE enforced.

More Burning Crusade rumors {WoW}

Sep 28th 2006 10:51AM Yes, Beth. Amazon, however, is still just a retailer. Their guesses should probably be taken just as seriously as EB, or any other game shop (who's dates differ, mind you).

Breakfast Topic: How Long Until Burning Crusade? {WoW}

Sep 25th 2006 11:38AM Okj, I can honestly see your point. While most of your production knowledge is right on par, you seem to be forgetting about one crucial factor. They, more than likely, already have BC stamped. With online content like this (that is 100%-positively going to require at least one immediate bug patch, and most assuredly many more in quick succession), they do not have to worry about what is stamped as of right now, as long as the bulk of the content (models, textures, cines, audio, etc...) is packaged. We will certainly be downloading the rest anyway. For this reason, and the fact that the beta testing of an expansion like this isn't like the testing of a pre-release MMO, I firmly believe that Vivendi will want to get this out for the Christmas shoppers (moms/dads, grandparents, etc...) who would be buying BC as a holiday gift for the immense 12-year-old population that we all love to complain about.

The life and death of your guild {WoW}

Sep 22nd 2006 10:37AM Duke makes an excellent point. The same thing happened to Unstoppable over on Daggerspine. When we all first signed this kid's charter, we were all expecting to drop shortly after. But we clicked. We were actually good together, and liked each other enough to not leave, but to instead; create a force to be reckoned with. All was well until about 3 of the founding members left. At that point, the guild size began to go through the roof. New people, new attitudes, new play schedules, new game goals (and we were one of those "purpose" guilds). It just wasn't the same. I had to take a 30 day hiatus for work, and upon my return. The kid-lead (who had actually asked me and a few others run it), was the only one there (out of 150+) that I recognized. Things were not the same. We were now the corporate guild, and about 1/3 as effective as the mom-and-pop that we began as. The guild had become a drama breeding-ground. Bah, oh well. Another one bites the dust.

More BC eye candy, official and leaked {WoW}

Sep 20th 2006 10:05AM The sets displayed were most likely "hacked" (as in, not on a real Blizzard server, using a real WoW), so the likelihood of there authenticity is very high.

Also, is it just me, or does every spoiler I see of the Blood Elves remind me more and more of the (actual art of) Square's Final Fantasy franchise?

Finding your way into a good guild {WoW}

Sep 19th 2006 3:40PM I agree completely with #5. I run Easy Company on Proudmoore(A) and we have gotten quite a few people who see how friendly and helpful we try to be to other guildies, and they play on and exploit that generosity to the fullest extend. Don't be afraid to ask for things in a good casual guild (like EC; hooah!), but please be willing to do the same for other guildies; not just your alts.

WoW TCG preview: Chain Lightning {WoW}

Sep 19th 2006 2:35PM Funding for this site? Are you kidding? I cannot say that you are totally off base, but honestly, the entire site's layout is an ad. I would hope that the content could be more focused around what the readers actually want to see, as they advertise enough in the space that isn't content.

That being said, I personally DO like the TCG reviews. I don't know if they should be a card description a day, because that is fairly annoying. I do, however, want to be reminded of the WoW TCG, as I am firmly intending on getting into it. Such a refreshing TCG system is well worth looking forward to for people burnt on Magic and Hecatomb. Perhaps a less intrusive approach of listing a few cards a week in one good solid post would attract less disdain. I put it almost on the level of the "leaked" talent trees. Would you have made a separate post about every talent or every tier. No. Just one good solid post covering the leak. I think the same sort of a refactoring is needed here.

But hey, that's just my 2¢.

Breakfast Topic: Most Annoying Quest {WoW}

Sep 18th 2006 9:06AM Rogue quest for the alliance that takes you to the tower in south Westfall. You're supposed to pick the pockets of some Frankenstein mob that's overly difficult to kill. Of course, there is very little indication that picking his pocket is the key (literally). Then you have to traverse the tower and deal with an elite mob that's at least two or three levels above the quest (if memory serves). Only to open a chest that then poisons you with another annoying quest to rid yourself of said poison.