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12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Purple Puffer loot codes from {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 1:32PM Oh dear, I'll go deflate him again.

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming swimming swimming...

Chuck Norris plays a melee hunter in latest WoW commercial {WoW}

Nov 20th 2011 10:06PM The automobile was invented to outrun Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris therefor invented the crash.

Blizzard introduces tradable "Guardian Cub" companion pet, purchasable through the Blizzard Store {WoW}

Oct 10th 2011 12:53PM I would say they'll probably sell for 10-15k at first and then drop down to between 5 and 10k. The reason I say this is because they'll become pretty commonplace, but enough people won't want to spend $10.00 for no reason. Me? I think I'll buy it for each toon that gets to 85 as a "congratulations to yourself" thing... and maybe a few to sell on the AH, give away in the guild for prizes or achievement rewards for hard modes or something. I also do some work on wowvault so maybe I will have a little contest for one there, too.

Blizzard introduces tradable "Guardian Cub" companion pet, purchasable through the Blizzard Store {WoW}

Oct 10th 2011 12:40PM I don't like it for one reason. I have a lot of alts, and I like the stuff I buy at the Blizzard Store to be given to my account. It's why I'm paying real world money for it. I want it on my alts on every server I am on, on every toon I ever create. Again, it's a perk I bought with real world money.

On the other hand...

$10.00 buys you a couple thousand gold through a gold seller, and you run the risk of being hacked if you were to take that offer.* So I don't mind the idea of paying $10.00 legitimately and getting something to sell on the AH for a nice chunk of change and having the security of not having my account hacked for doing it.

*Based on advertisements in game. I have not now, nor ever will, purchase gold from a third-party source.

WRUP: The hottest rhyme 1988 has to offer {WoW}

Jul 17th 2011 1:15PM I've paid for my in-game content. I'll pay for mounts and pets. I won't, however, pay to play the game I'm already playing with friends on another server. I'll transfer my characters once to that server then group with them on the same realm for free. Thinking of going back Horde anyway, so it wouldn't be an option since my friends are all alliance. I won't even use the mobile aps cause they cost money. I don't need an edge on the AH and I don't need to be glued to guild chat.

Breakfast Topic: Did you purchase the Winged Guardian? {WoW}

Jun 5th 2011 12:02PM It may seem like a large difference, but you also have to take into account what the creature does.

For example, a vanity pet for $10 (or Euro for you guys across the pond) pays for a nice small sized (memory that is) creature that has maybe a funny ability that doesn't really affect how your character looks or moves. It may put an aura on you or a debuff or something but that is already in game so it's not a new effect. They have to animate how it moves, be it ground or flying, but again it is basically the same as another creature of the same design or a tweaked model. There isn't much variation needed.

A mount for $25.00 (Euro) is larger in size (memory), plus changes size depending on your race so they have to apply that effect to it. In addition they need to give it a special move (/mountspecial). They have flying and ground animations that are needing to be tweaked. Also, you're able to use this mount at any level, so they need to program the ability to limit its abilities based on that. It's a bit more technical than the vanity pet.

I'm not a programmer or anything so I may not have a full grasp of what's going into it, but that's how I understand it. Because of what the vanity pet does versus what a mount does, that is all I'm trying to relay. Don't hate cause of my lack of complete knowledge. :(

Either way, I bought a total of four. One for each of my two accounts because let's face it, dual boxing with a cool looking mount is just... awesome. I also bought one for a friend who's been there to help me through a very difficult time in my life right now, so I gave it to him as a thanks, and then there's my guild leader. I will admit that the one for my guild leader was purchased by accident when I bought my two first ones. I accidentally put in three because I was thinking about what to get the aforementioned friend. Anyway... I am going to buy another one and use it for a prize in a competition. I just don't know what, yet.

Ready Check: When you disagree with your raid leader {WoW}

May 6th 2011 5:32PM Diary of a Raid Leader.

Day 1: Hey! The GM approached me today and asked me to lead a 10 man raid! Awesome! Now let's look at the guild roster... oh there's only 5 people that are geared for raiding that aren't already in the other group... alright, send them an invite... spend the next week recruiting.

Day 7: Raid night 1 is finally here. I'm a little nervous about some of these pugs...

Day 14: Alright, we've solidified our raid group a little, we're up to 6 steady members including myself. We're still down healers and some dps. Raid's in 2 hours, I better start looking, now. -- Well, it's start time and I still don't have a full group...

Day 21: I don't get it... why can't I get competent healers? I've spent 2 hours every day before the raid trying to get the group filled... this week we won't be able to go, at least not tonight... maybe tomorrow I'll have better luck.

Day 22: No luck today... sorry guys.

Day 28: It's looking the same, and because we didn't go last week, one of the DPS pugged, thinking we wouldn't go this week... that's another spot I'm going to have to fill. It's not looking good...

Day 35: Two people accepted the invite but didn't show up. This is really getting aggravating. It's 3 weeks now and we haven't gone in. I've managed to pug most of the group, but we're still down healers... At least a couple new recruits into the guild should help... if only they were on.

Day 42: Alright, this week I managed to get the new recruits in and some of the people I invited last week agreed to come this week. I removed the DPS that keeps pugging because we haven't been going, and another dropped,but I think we'll go tonight.

Day 43: Last night was alright. The inexperience of the pugs really hurt our progression, we only got Halfus down... Tonight, though we should do better, I've asked that they review the fight and gave some good links. --- Of course, some didn't show up... pugging again...

Day 49: I actually have a full group! It's a couple from the other run since they didn't run this week due to some RL stuff. Well, let's go in!

Day 50: We did awesome last night! Three bosses down! Tonight's looking to be even better!

Day 56: Aaaand...back to pugging. A shame we couldn't have the same people from last week... but maybe the fact we did so well will boost morale of the team. I need to talk to X about his DPS though, it's a little low... I don't think he's got the right stat priorities, or it might be his rotation... and why is the Pally healer trying to raid heal? Going oom every pull...

Moral of the diary? This is what it looks like for my group. I'm an experienced raid leader, led all through wrath, but this group I got handed in cata isn't complete, partly because of the reasons listed above, and partly because we just haven't had people be reliable. Leading a raid isn't easy, it is a lot of work. On a raid night that I'm not full (with 10 people accepted) i log on about 2 hours early to start filling those empty spots... because that's usually how long it takes.

Breakfast Topic: Behavior unbecoming a player {WoW}

Apr 29th 2011 1:33PM *wtb edit button.

Also, as for something in an instance that I've done... I have done all of the following:

Vote kicked for a guildy
Insulted someone for being stupid
Refused to heal someone for being stupid
Dual boxed an alt.

However, the difference between me doing those things and jerks doing them is if you are a DPS/Healer/Tank that sucks, I will vote kick you and invite a guildy if one's available.
If you are standing in fire and repeatedly need to be reminded not to stand in stuff, you are being stupid. I will tell you so. Bluntly.
I won't heal someone who repeatedly does the previous item... Not wasting mana that could be used keeping someone alive that won't be nomming the floor shortly.
Whenever I enter an instance and I'm dual boxing, I flat out tell the group. "Hey, just an fyi, the mage and warlock are BOTH me. I am dual boxing, but will only be dpsing on one of the two. If this is a problem, I'll gladly have the *insert whichever is on follow at the time* drop group and we can get someone else in." I however will never drop group on a tank or a healer if I'm dual boxing with one of those specs. I always drop the DPS. I've only had a couple requests to do that, so it hasn't been a big deal. Usually though, once I get to wrath level instances, I will typically do one at a time instead of both at once.

Also, any time someone is a jerk, I actually log onto an alt on their server and talk to their GM. Several times I have been able to verify people have been removed from their guild for being jerks in LFD. We tell our guildmembers that while wearing the guild name they are representing the guild and if they are trolls or jerks and we receive a complaint, they will get one warning. Only one. Sometimes it happens for a long time, but if we do guild runs, we actually have a macro that says:

"Welcome to our mostly guild run, pugger! We strive to not be mindless ***holes. If you feel that we are presenting ourselves in a negative way, please create an alt and log onto our server and send an in game mail to *guild master.*"

It's worked a few times because when others that have run with us or someone that uses that macro, they see our guild name, they log on and ask for an officer or the GM. It's had a couple people reprimanded.

When I tank, and I offer this macro to any other person out there who is thinking of tanking (or even healing):

"Greetings and welcome to the instance! I will be your tank today! Please be advised that I will pull at the pace of the healer. I will control the pulls and marking. Please pay attention to any CC requests I make. Focus my target. If you cannot agree with these terms, drop group now or see just how low my kick cooldown really is."

I haven't had to kick many people, and I honestly don't see many "gogogo" responses. If you're a healer, just tailor it to be basically "I will not heal if you are doing something utterly stupid. If you pull aggro consistently, I'll let you die." *shrug*

Breakfast Topic: Behavior unbecoming a player {WoW}

Apr 29th 2011 1:18PM On one of our Lich King attempts I went in as Holy, but I had used my Iron Dwarf flask from Ulduar so I couldn't see my gear. My gear for that attempt consisted of winter green clothes and a fishing rod and my santa hat. We actually did fairly well considering, but I was constantly out of mana. It wasn't until the flask wore off that I saw what I was wearing. I really wish I had frapsed that attempt. After that one, though, I started frapsing every attempt for outtakes and to hopefully catch our kill (which I do now have on youtube.)

My husband's first character and main is a warlock. Until level 40 he would cast dots then sword things to death. It was in an instance that someone noticed and said "Dude, why aren't you casting spells? Why are you hacking things with your sword?" "Isn't that what I'm supposed to be doing? I put my dot spells on it then I kill it with the sword while my demon holds aggro."

Those are our noobish moments.