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Around Azeroth Beta Edition: 99 luftballons {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 3:37PM Seems like I need to watch Up. But there's one instance you forgot, and that's listening to this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77f8wDf_Sdg

Mists of Pandaria Beta: Temple of the Jade Serpent overview {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 2:22PM I'm guessing Flaskataur isn't going to make it out of beta. In the beta, you want to make sure that the people running the dungeon are up for the challenge, and don't have to wait a few weeks for all the crafters to get their skills up to snuff. So instead they put in a vendor that sells the stuff, but once things go live you'll likely have to buy the glyphs off the AH like usual.

Addon Spotlight: Mists of Pandaria Beta UI upgrades {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 3:40PM They've said that unconsolidation is coming in a later beta patch.

Mists of Pandaria Beta: New archaeology items {WoW}

Mar 27th 2012 5:28PM I would be VERY disappointed if the pandas are left out of Brewfest.

The Queue: Beta questions make good Queue questions {WoW}

Mar 24th 2012 1:41PM I didn't see anything particularly *demonic* or fel-looking in the new RFC. I mean, sure, lots of fire and lava, but it's red fire, not green. You got Flamecallers, not Adepts or Warlocks. Lavahounds, not Felhounds. There's the swirling shadow thing with the shaman, but demons don't have the market cornered on shadow.

Given Garrosh's actions here and there in Cataclysm, he seems pretty determined not to start drinking the demon blood like his old man did. That was clearly a mistake. But what if he was cornered and was offered some form of elemental power? I mean, shamans deal with the elements, and that's good ol' orcish tradition, right? Couldn't hurt?

Mists of Pandaria Beta: New Ragefire Chasm video {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2012 10:05PM I don't see anything particularly *demonic* in the video - the closest thing are those purple rocks swirling around, and while shadow energy is closely related to demons, it's not a one-to-one relationship (shadow priests use it as well, for example). It could be that while Garrosh isn't going to trust anyone suggesting the Horde turn to demonic powers again, he's not against someone trying to do some elemental infusions to get some added oomph. That would provide an avenue for corruption without having him precisely repeat his father's mistake - elementals are associated with shamans, and shamans are OK, right?

Of course, the big flaw there is that the world was just being torn apart by elemental forces. Then again, Intellect is generally not the primary stat a Warrior goes for when gearing.

Pandaren lore and what we know so far {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2012 5:02PM I think you misspelled BRIAN BLESSED. Unless it's in all caps, it's spelled wrong.

The Queue: I went Alliance again. Shhh. {WoW}

Mar 18th 2012 5:44PM Were I running things at WoW Insider, I'd have a bare-bones article with the list of things they were told about Mists ready to go the instant the NDA is lifted. Sort of like "patch notes". Then spread out articles over the next day or maybe two (depending on how much it is) going into more detail on each bit of information.

So the first article would have something like "Warriors get these new skills: X, Y, and Z." Then a few hours later, there'd be an article that explores what X, Y, and Z mean, what they'll be good for, how this will change level 90 raiding, and so on.

Totem Talk: Enhancement buffs and debuffs in Mists of Pandaria {WoW}

Mar 11th 2012 12:16PM Working as intended :)

Totem Talk: Enhancement buffs and debuffs in Mists of Pandaria {WoW}

Mar 11th 2012 8:03AM Expertise won't be as much of a problem in Mists since (a) mail will have Expertise on it because both shamans and hunters will want it, and (b) you no longer need ridiculous amounts of hit to get your spells in.

Currently you need to stack lots of Hit to get to the spell hit cap, and that leaves less room for Expertise. As a compensation, you get 8 Expertise from Unleashed Rage. But in Mists, Expertise will also help you with hitting with spells, so you don't need all that Hit - it's better to balance out Expertise with Hit.