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12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 7: Goblin Weather Machine loot code {WoW}

Dec 28th 2010 6:45PM Finally something for us neglected people from everywhere but the US! Go WOWTCGloot!

Win sweet prizes from the new, new WoW Insider {WoW}

Sep 14th 2010 1:05PM I didn't even know about those new pets! Go me! ^^

The Classifieds: Wisfest and lots of hiring {WoW}

Sep 2nd 2010 7:13AM Why in the world would people use this photo of a few guildies who got together for a celebrations to start rants about obesity? There is perhaps one person in the photo who might be slightly overweight from what I can see, but certainly NOT obese (do you even know what 'obese' means?) and what do we know about that person? And furthermore, why don't YOU PEOPLE all post photos of yourselves so we can try and pick you apart? Who died and gave you the right to go off on people like that? SHAME ON YOU, all of you who used this photo as a poor excuse to rant about obesity.

Bah!

15 Minutes of Fame: Cory Doctorow on gold farming, part 2 {WoW}

Aug 4th 2010 5:33PM I would love it if Blizzard implemented something along the lines of what he suggests: If you really enjoyed running a dungeon with someone, you can 'rate them up' like you do with posts on wow.com, and instead of just ignoring someone, you can 'rate them down', so you'll likely never see them again. I cannot stress enough how much I would love this features, because I've come across a few good players (not many, I'll grant you that, but still) in the Looking for Dungeon Tool.

About the psychology that's used in games: It doesn't surprise me one bit. That's what everything's about nowadays (and has always been, to be honest). How can I influence people to do what I want them to do or to buy what I want them to buy?

Officers' Quarters: In defense of guild talents {WoW}

Jun 21st 2010 2:21PM Excuse me people, but I think you are reading this article all wrong. Compare:

* A Guild Talent Tree where a guild can choose which talents to pick. Ergo: Not all talents can ever be picked, you must decide which ones will benefit the guild most. Take pvp over pve? Take gold over reagents? Take a mass res over mass summon? You can't have them all. Now, in this model you may have a potential of, say, 30 talents. A guild can only choose to have, oh, I don't know, 20 at any given time. That means that 10 talents can't be picked.
* A Guild Perk System where the end result for a guild is that you have, let's say for the sake of argument, 20 perks. Hey, now, what's that? That's 10 talents/perks LESS to choose from! So some of those talents/perks will GO AWAY. You cannot differentiate your guild anymore by choosing one of the other, you get everything, whether you want it or not.

Now... See where the writer was going with this? Instead of an X amount of talents that you could potentially choose Xminus10 from, you get Y amount of perks. All of them. So somewhere along the line 'stuff gets lost'. Hence the 'QQ' as you so eloquently put it by someone who was actually looking forward to be able to give a guild more of a disctinct personality.

It would be the same if Blizzard would decide tomorrow to forego talent trees, where you can choose which talents to pick to try and create a somewhat unique combination of talents for your character, and instead give everyone three choices of 'perk paths'. Once you choose one path, you cannot choose any talent/perk in any other tree. You get ALL of the perks in that tree, but there will be less perks than there every were talents per tree.

Where would be the fun in that?

Breakfast Topic: How realms evolve (or don't) {WoW}

May 28th 2010 1:48PM Ever hear of Azjul-nerub EU? The Horde are at SEVEN percent on that server. SEVEN! Alliance ganks quest givers, almost never gives up on Wintergrasp and there's still more Ally's coming to the server. Do we get a free transfer? No sir, not at all.
And that nonsense about Horde being more agressive? It's just that: nonsense. I play a Tauren amongst others and I've never had the desire to go out and just kill an Ally for the fun of it. If anything, I only defend when there's yet another raid on a city or if I see a player griefing a (lower level) player.

Blizzard, come on and give AN some Horde lovin'. We've been around from the start, we deserve some attention.

EU-exclusive Frostmourne mug and keychain set now on Blizzard store {WoW}

Dec 7th 2009 5:53PM Keychain? What keychain? There wasn't any keychain in the goody bag! Slander! ^^ Otherwise I demand I'd be given this keychain as a compensation!

WoW 5th Anniversary Giveaway: 3 Tiny mount loot codes {WoW}

Nov 25th 2009 12:45PM Haha, that's an extremely funny kind of card to get!

WoW 5th Anniversary Giveaway: Spectral Kitten loot code {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2009 11:18AM I would absolutely LOVE that little kitten to death! ^^