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Heart of the Aspects video and giveaway {WoW}

Feb 15th 2012 5:12PM OMG. Gimmie! plz?

For cookies? meebe?

Breakfast Topic: How do you handle real-life interruptions? {WoW}

Feb 12th 2012 10:58AM I used to be a hardcore "piss-in-a-bottle" raider. Early last year my fiancee and I moved in together. She needed me alot, to help with the unpacking and to spend quality time with her. So I told my guild I was taking a vacation to settle my RL stuff. Shortly after that my gf got pg. And I needed to help her more and more. All of this was on top of working a full week scheduled. So I formerly resigned as a raider (just before 4.2...*grumbledragonwrathgrumble*). Since my daughter has been born things have gotten more complicated, my soon-to-be-wife takes her when I'm working during the week, but I'm responsible at nights (weekends are split).

I've gotten back to raiding through LFR, but that (and even 5mans) haven't been the smoothest. I only queue for a group when my daughter is asleep or being cared for, however as a pure DPS class the queue can take 30min. usually from the time I queue to about half way through a dungeon or raid I'll be needed. I try to give a quick brb or afk notice, but that doesn't always go down well with groups. I have a ton of hate stories I could share.

I do feel bad when I have to afk, especially if its in the middle of a boss fight ( a big no-no), but when my little fusspot is screaming her head off...well...I gotta do my daddy duties. Oh, and it doesn't help matters that my gf doesn't quite grasp the concepts that: WoW can't be paused, that I'm playing with real people, and that my attention is necessary when I'm in a group.

The Queue: Boats {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2011 12:16PM I always thought the reason for the 5 levels instead of 10 was to keep the amount of talent points in check better and thus allowed them to prune the talent trees as they needed to without fear that players could go too deep into a second tree and do all sorts of unexpected things that would lead to balancing nightmares for the devs.

Especially since they're trying harder to balance PvP and PvE, and having too many talent points and people dipping significantly into 2 or 3 trees again could upset the balance of one and the tweaks could upset the balance of the other.

Players (in aggregate) are very good at finding unique was to use the tools given to us, and we'll leverage every bit of power we can get for an advantage.

The Lawbringer: Net neutrality and MMOs {WoW}

Jan 14th 2011 4:59PM Ahhhhh....World of Comcast a game where service is so terrible that even other MMOs that have their packets put into a queue are vastly more fun to play.

The sudden yet inevitable betrayal of gaming immersion {WoW}

Jan 8th 2011 12:01AM I don't officially RP, but when I'm questing I do a small amount in my own mind. Basically my character is an "adventurer" one of the thousands of powerful mercenaries that the Horde and Alliance have. The NPCs I help are helped in that specific way by me, but others are helping other NPCs or the same ones for different things (the fact that quests are the same for everyone is handwaved as a constraint of game design).

My character took part in the defeating of Hakkar, Rragnaros, Illidan, C'thun, Arthas, Kil'jaden, Yogg-Saron, etc. However each time he was one man in a huge army usually made up of both Alliance and Horde members (the raid sizes and faction exclusiveness again being handwaved as a constraint of gameplay, and the re-running of raids is just going back and reviewing the battles that happened).

So, my character is a hero, he did all those things, however there are also others around that are just as powerful doing similar things. See it can all fit together with a little imagination.

Tol Barad hotfixed to reward 360 honor on offensive win {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2011 5:06PM Because its not so much OMFGLETTHEMWINBBQ! anymore, and there will be plenty of players that won't be able to resist putting up an actual defense anymore. The fools.

Tol Barad hotfixed to reward 360 honor on offensive win {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2011 5:04PM Edit: Also the extra dailies and faction marks were nice.

Tol Barad hotfixed to reward 360 honor on offensive win {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2011 5:03PM Sad panda. The win trading was great. A lot of people got real PvP gear, and both sides had plenty of fair shots at Argolath every week. I actually hope the win trading continues despite this change.

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 11: SteelSeries Siberia Headset {WoW}

Jan 2nd 2011 1:33PM Ooops. Missed this from yesterday, and I need a descent headset too.

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 12: SteelSeries prize pack {WoW}

Jan 2nd 2011 1:31PM Very Nice. Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie!