Jun 3rd 2010 12:55PM Note that this is not a great idea for a paladin, and in fact for any class that has a long rampup time until max damage output. On my pally, for example, it takes over 10 seconds just to build a full stack of vengeance on the target which severely gimps damage until it is reached. Plus, with possibly the libram and one other trinket building stacks as well you're doing sub-par dps during more than half of your first trinket pop.
Feb 9th 2010 6:10PM In the age of massive amounts of data being collected about individuals, I'm not sure the argument is as simple as Blizzard not directly connecting the in-game information to real-life personal identifiers.
It would take some work, but it would be entirely possible for companies like Google or Facebook to correlate the info they have about you, such as web browsing activity in terms of sites visited and times, posting times to facebook, etc. with the armory feeds of characters to narrow down the possible individuals that likely own a given WoW character. You were browsing Putricide strategies at 23:11 and this character killed Rotgut at 22:55? One point in favour you owning that character, and it wouldn't take long to automatically analyse info like this to establish character ownership without you having consented.
It's only a small step further to imagine individuals soon being able to do this - if I correlate your blog posts, public facebook activity, twitter feed and wow armory time stamps I'll probably be able to link some people to their characters now, and with an ever increasing set of public information streams about individuals this will only get more accurate and pervasive over time.
So, while info linking characters to people is not directly published by Blizzard, make no mistake that if you are a social media user (and I include the WoW Armory in this) figuring out who you are on all sites is or will soon be possible via statistics on timing and text.
Sep 24th 2009 3:43PM What faction has the headset tanking enchant again?