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WoW Archivist: The Emerald Dream, Outland, and other Z-axis secrets, page 2 {WoW}

Aug 9th 2011 3:50PM Booo! The music in the first vid is BT, and it's great. Alex, aren't there some kids you can chase off your lawn?

The Queue: Happy father's day, Ragnaros {WoW}

Jun 20th 2011 2:44PM "You could give the argument that no warlocks are trusted, and you are partially right. However, a Draenei being a warlock is just something that would not be accepted."

Only marginally more so than Orc warlocks... what with Gul'Dan being just about the most evil being in lore. Hell, even Sargeras thinks he is doing the right thing by un-ordering the universe. Gul'Dan was just plain evil.

Now granted, the Orcs are more likely than Draenei to accept power for power's sake, and on average less circumspect about such things, but you said it yourself: No warlocks are tolerated. Most of Azeroth likely doesn't even know they walk among them, and that is not an accident.

Addon Spotlight: Grab bag 5 {WoW}

Jun 16th 2011 2:47PM If it forever labels mobs as healers, does it do the same for players? ie, if xXLoLShamWoWXx is resto today, and elemental tomorrow, will my HHTD continue to label him as a healer?

The Lawbringer: China, forced labor, and why we must stop buying gold {WoW}

Jun 3rd 2011 1:26PM vote responsibly? you want them off your lawn too?

WoW Moviewatch: Dalaran Deserted {WoW}

May 19th 2011 3:35PM In fact, just yesterday I was leveling yet another alt, and finally got to Dalaran and felt the pangs of nostalgia. One thing i never noticed until I was allowed to fly over the city, is all the lightning-rod type crystal things mounted all over the place on every building. Any theories about what they are for? My guess is flight-suppression, before they turned them off....

Also, is there any lore about Dalaran's actual flight to Northrend? or did they teleport it there?

WoW Moviewatch: Murloc {WoW}

May 13th 2011 9:25AM That was pretty good, but I still prefer Immatree.

The Queue: Jeffery {WoW}

May 11th 2011 3:04PM Then you delight in lies...
Bone marrow? not so much. Mostly skin, and yes some bones. but its the actual bone matrix that contains collagen, not the marrow.

Patch 4.1 dungeon finder change places players from realms together {WoW}

May 2nd 2011 9:07AM My point was not to refute that quote outright. Sorry if my comment seemed ranty or argumentative (it was late). I agree with the article and I accept that a magical system of winks and secret handshakes existed for some. My point is that it was so unhelpful to me, that it may as well not existed. So what if people may have "known of me"? How could they not when I spend 6 hours per week spamming their chat pane? In my experience, pre-LFD WoW was not a well oiled, player-run machine like say Eve Online, as that quote suggests. To even say that it was a "system" at all is an overstatement.

Patch 4.1 dungeon finder change places players from realms together {WoW}

May 1st 2011 2:09AM "In the early days of Wrath and dating all the way back to vanilla, individual realms were full-fledged communities where everyone knew each other, or at the very least knew of each other."

I didn't play during vanilla and I'm not an EQ vet or anything. I started playing in late BC, on a low pop server. I'm certainly no super star, but I'm not a scrub. I research my class, I know the fights. I'm a quiet type of guy, and I don't rofl and lol in trade chat. So I may be missing something but I think you are looking back with rose colored glasses.

What I remember is standing in Dalaran begging for an invite, sometimes for over an hour before logging out in frustration. If I did get a group, sometimes I'd fly all the way out to the instance, only to get dropped so they could invite a guildy. If we did start the instance and the tank dropped or the healer DC'ed, everyone stood around waiting for 20 min while someone hearthed back to Dalaran and spammed chat for a replacement. If no one personally knows a tank or dps or whatever who happens to be online and willing at this moment, the group falls apart and I log out in frustration.

That's for current content. How about leveling an alt... wanna run BFD or ZF? Spam /1 for days. On day three, finally get a group consisting of 2 dps and a tank, and spam /1 and /g for an hour until I log out in frustration.

So I suppose I could "monitor the less than savory types like ninjas via the realm forums and simple reputation", but it would feel a little pointless since the whole process of finding a group was so cumbersome to begin with. Would I rather run with a baddie or not run at all?

Or, I could just click a button and wait 0 - 30 min and automagically get a group of 3 dps, a healer and a tank. It may not be the ideal group, but more often than not, we can get the job done eventually, even if it is a little annoying. LFD is a quantum leap IMO.

WoW Archivist: World of Warcraft beta patch 0.11 {WoW}

Apr 26th 2011 9:19AM "The Forsaken could speak Common in the beta, but cross-server communication resulted in some ugly, ugly things."

heads up, I think you mean "cross-faction"...