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

Mar 18th 2012 2:55PM Dam of information, or DAM information?

To paraphrase Number 2:

"Mr McCurley, we want Information.... IN FORMATION!"

ok, waiting til midnight

The Queue: Panda wasteland {WoW}

Mar 16th 2012 1:13PM So i realize that you can't spill any info on the press event, but that leads me to ask...

Is Alex locked away in a closet somewhere, muttering "pandas... PANDAS!" to himself, driven completely insane by the desire to talk but unable to do so?

The Queue: WTB more warlocks {WoW}

Mar 13th 2012 1:05PM So what are you planning to do AFTER the press event, but before Monday?

I figure a day to write it up, a day to edit and re-edit.... then what?

Will you have to lock yourself in a small room to avoid contact with others? Play ME3 til your eyes bleed? Concentrate ALL your attention to making animated GIFs of McCurley's dancing cat?

I would think that giving a game writer news, then telling them NOT to talk about it, is about the same as putting a large bowl of pudding in front of a child and then strapping their hands to their chair -- NO PUDDING FOR YOU!!!

The Queue: Somebody buy me an iPad {WoW}

Mar 8th 2012 12:36PM Just a note to those who may be affected:

Curse's database was partially compromised, hackers may have gotten access to email addresses - I already received a phishing email this morning.

DON'T click link without checking them, and DON'T log into Battle.net unless you type the URL yourself.

3 things Warzones taught me to love about Battlegrounds {WoW}

Feb 20th 2012 8:12PM Nope.

Well, technically, yes... but hit boxes are so tiny there's no point in trying. It takes me three to five tries.

Tab-targeting "solves" the problem for enemies (you almost always target the closest enemy when you tab, then cycle through). Unfortunately, i mostly heal, and i CAN'T tab to target friendly players.

So it's click... click... click... dam... click... heal... he... oh crap, he's dead.

3 things Warzones taught me to love about Battlegrounds {WoW}

Feb 20th 2012 7:30PM Huttball is the closest, and the joy there is that once you get the ball, you have a bright beam of light that's visible from the entire play area - you are IMMEDIATELY stunned/cc'ed, you pop your stun-breaker talent, you are then stunned AGAIN, and if you're lucky enough to get out of that one, it's darn near impossible to target a friendly player to throw the ball to - which is ostensibly the most important skill in the game. I have rarely seen a player manage to travel more than twenty yards or so carrying the ball and live.

3 things Warzones taught me to love about Battlegrounds {WoW}

Feb 20th 2012 7:25PM I had to LoL when i saw this article up - i was just thinking about this today.

I never much cared for PvP in WoW - partly the player attitudes/mindset, partly the utter confusion and futility it seemed to engender.

Surprisingly, I am having lots of fun in SWTOR playing PvP. While i COMPLETELY agree with your points above (you forgot about half the classes having stealth, BTW), my reasons for liking SWTOR PvP seem to be:

1) Smaller Groups - I can't deal with the confusion of 25 players on both sides in a WoW BG

2) Rewards - It's a little thing, but i LIKE the daily "win a warzone" quest because i get a nice chunk of XP and Credits for it, over and above the reward for winning in the first place.

Admittedly, i never really PvPed in WoW while i leveled, but i'm finding it a good supplement to questing in SWTOR (when you're leveling six toons, the non-class quests get stale fast).

The main difference for me, as a pre-50 character in SWTOR, is that PvP is not completely divorced from PvE - WoW never really tried to balance the two sides of the game. If you PvP, you dam well better get gear and skills that have NOTHING to do with PvE, and if you raid, you better NOT show up in PvP gear. I have always hated that.

The Queue: I write about elves on Usenet, Mom {WoW}

Feb 14th 2012 1:44PM Ooooooh.... i smell a new column idea: What WoW Insider writers USED to do!

Simple answers to simple questions:

What did You do?

What else are you doing?

What is this thing growing on my back? Is it... DON'T TOUCH IT!

The Queue: Behind the curtain {WoW}

Jan 31st 2012 12:17PM Hmmm... "orchestrate a catastrophe"

Quite a turn of phrase for Philip Glass' 75th Birthday.

Minimalist Cake for Everyone!

What does brand advertising mean for the MMO? Part 1 {WoW}

Jan 27th 2012 2:51PM "Goldshire... brought to you by Quiznos!"

--Cue Deathwing torching the zone...

"TOASTED is better!!!!"