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The Queue: Monster {WoW}

Dec 20th 2010 3:29PM Because I cannot make general-purpose bags as big as most profession bags. As of this writing the largest profession-specific bags go up to 36 slots*, and the largest general-purpose bags I can make at this time have 24 (and they're pricey). 12 slots is a HUGE DEAL -- plus then I wouldn't have cloth cluttering up the rest of my bags.

I wouldn't turn up my nose at bigger general-purpose bags as well, but every time they up the size of a standard bag they up the size of the profession bags as well. It's the tradeoff of the profession bags -- more space for your mats, but you can't put anything else in there. It's a tradeoff I'd gladly take, since cloth takes up more phenomenally more space in my bags & bank than anything besides RP gear (yes, I'm one of those).

* Herbalism & Enchanting, specifically. Most of the other professions have 28-32 slots, and I think JC gets shortchanged at 24. I expect more bags will be introduced through the expansion, so this may change.

The Queue: Monster {WoW}

Dec 20th 2010 11:11AM Will we ever see Tailoring profession bags? I mean, really. We can use cloth to make special bags for herbs and magic dusts, but we can't use our cloth to make a bag that holds more cloth?

The Light and How to Swing It: Cataclysm 101 for protection paladins {WoW}

Dec 15th 2010 3:52PM No, people... no. 101 is super-basic. This is EXACTLY the sort of info a brand-new tank -- someone who probably levelled Ret, but wants to try something new -- needs.

Personal example time: By the time I dinged 80 on my pally, I'd decided I hated melee DPS, and with some encouragement from friends decided to try out tanking. But really the only advice I got there was "stack stamina and equip a shield." A week or more into my tanking experiment someone casually asked what my expertise was at these days, and I had to suffer the embarassment of asking "What's Expertise?" It's not that I didn't know where EJ was, it's that the information provided there was overwhelming and was STILL scaled for high-end raiding, not entry level. It's so advanced as to be practically useless for someone just starting out, like I was. Now I know, I've educated myself and I've gotten compliments on my tanking... but I still feel like I have a long way to go, and I haven't forgotten what a dork I felt like then. This article would have been a lifesaver for me.

The people complaining are forgetting what it's like to be BRAND NEW. This article isn't for people who have spent the last 80+ levels working in the spec and now just need to start tuning for raids. It's for people who decided TODAY that they wanted to try out a new spec and are now confronted with unfamiliar buttons and requirements, who think that all they need to tank is a shield and some lolsecrate. And having sat through enough terribad dungeons with a melee DPS who decided TODAY that he wanted to queue as a tank, I'm glad there's a resource of this level available I can point them at. A week into the expansion is hardly too late for a 101. I know far more paladins who aren't 85 than are (due to work or school or prioritizing other goals), and I had above named baby tanking experience less than six months ago -- a year and a half into WotLK. It's never too late.

It's unfortunate (or perhaps fortunate) that apparently this article was old news for so many of readers, but really, just because you're not the intended audience for a particular article doesn't make it bad.

Officers' Quarters: The guild achievement controversy {WoW}

Dec 13th 2010 5:00PM If that's actually a concern for you -- that you can't trust your guild leadership to not be such a phenomenal and across-the-board dick to the people who trusted them to lead -- then maybe you're in the wrong guild.

The Queue: From the photo album {WoW}

Dec 12th 2010 12:39PM Any word on when we'll see a tabard keyring/dropdown? I desperately need the bank space!

(And yes, I know I can sell/delete them and still get credit for my achievements as long as I've equipped them. That's not the point!)

WoW Insider's Cataclysm launch giveaway: BlizzCon 2010 Deathy in-game pet {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 12:47PM I want to hug it and squeeze it and love it and call it George!

WoW Insider's Cataclysm Launch Giveaway: GeForce GTS 450 graphics card {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 12:45PM I have this card and love it. But my husband needs an upgrade!