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Blizzard issues transmogrification system clarifications {WoW}

Aug 19th 2011 5:47AM The best description I heard was 'A gimp mask for vikings that someone sat on'

I've had my tier helmet on display *once*. That was the raid after I got it when I showed it to the raid and we all laughed at how stupid my dwarf looked with it on.

Besides, it hides the Swirly Caster Braids of Doom (tm).

Ask the Devs scrapped, new Q&A coming soon {WoW}

Jun 17th 2011 5:31AM This. This was my first thought too. It would have been a much better way to identify quality questions while still giving the players chance to input into the process.

WoW Archivist: Memories of Dire Maul, part 2 {WoW}

Jun 16th 2011 6:03AM I still have the mats in my lock's bank. After the effort I went through to get them, they're not being deleted till she is.

I always made a point of helping people out who were doing the quest. I and my friends ran a lot of locks through this, especially in TBC when it was almost impossible to get a group going. We did it because it was fun (and a hell of a lot easier with two locks in a group!).

It was one of the most epic quest chains ever, and I think that in these days of mounts being easily available to everyone Blizzard were wrong to take this complex quest chain for a special mount and the paladin one out of the game. No one truly needs a dreadsteed. Having completed that chain was the mark of true warlock. I was so happy when I got mine!

Breakfast Topic: Guild achievements and you {WoW}

Jun 16th 2011 5:50AM They are a mixed blessing.

Crittergeddon was a blast in early Cata when we found the (now fixed) infinitely-spawning sheep in Uldum. You'd be amazed at how many sheep a demo lock, two mages and a priest can kill. The game was not happy trying to render the thousands of smoking corpses... It felt like the whole guild was tracking the counter and cheering us on as the Sheepinators giggled madly on vent.

Then we realised that none of us could buy the pet as no-one had the necessary guild rep yet...

Fishing for the feasts was slow until people realised that ANY pool fish counted and so the alts and lowbies could contribute. The fact that our most regular fishers needed the Deepsea Sagefish from open water made that achievement annoying though. I ended up farming TB for Fathom Eels and then selling them to buy the Sagefish so I was contributing.

However they can cause some problems too. It can cause bad blood when some players put in herculean efforts to reach them while others contribute nothing. Guild raid achievements have been problematic too as our dedicated achievement hunters were often insufficient to reach the numbers needed outside of raid nights. It would be nice if they actually counted for something beyond a nice *ding* on screen. Perhaps award bonus guild XP to the whole guild, so that it boosts alts and those not yet exalted.

Blizzard teams up with Mega Bloks for Warcraft and StarCraft sets {WoW}

Jun 14th 2011 4:45AM Yes! Yes! Yes!

*swiftly hides her collection of Star Wars and Inidana Jones Lego and games under the bed*

Lego >>> Mega Blocks

Seriously, Lego Warcraft would probably have had me spending hundreds. Mega Block Warcraft, little to no chance.

Breakfast Topic: Has your account ever been compromised? {WoW}

Apr 20th 2011 5:02AM You misread it slightly, Eirik.

I was hacked before I had an authenticator, not while I had one. It made me buy one.

It wasn't that I had just logged in to check the AH, it was during a normal evening of play. I did have the cash earlier in the session.

And I agree, it was probably one of the usual causes, some kind of malware or having obtained my battlenet id from somewhere. The point I was making is that even if you take precautions, you can still be exposed to such threats. Being careless and not paying attention to security increases your risk of being hacked hugely. However being careful and using a security package does NOT make you secure.

An authenticator doesn't make you 100% secure either, but it adds another layer of difficulty. For the small expense it's well worth it.

Breakfast Topic: Has your account ever been compromised? {WoW}

Apr 19th 2011 11:40AM To all the holier-than-thou types who think that they are somehow safe. you're deluding yourself. I didn't think it was urgent to get an authenticator because I was careful and took precautions. Yes, I got hacked.

I'm an IT professional, I'm aware of IT security. I keep my PC updated with the latest security fixes. I have been running up-to-date AV/malware scanners/adblockers/firewalls since I first went on the net many, many moons ago. I don't visit 'dodgy' sites or indulge in risky online activity beyond checking popular sites like wowhead and tankspot. I keep my passwords unique and my wow email has very limited use. It still happened.

I was hacked *while I was on WoW*. Didn't think this would be possible.

I was on my banker, doing the usual AH-mailbox trips when suddenly I am unable to send any mail because 'You have insufficient money'. Cue shock as I had around 200k sitting on her at that time. First thought 'It's a bug. Relog'. Still no cash. This was suspicious. Logged off the game, went to battle.net, changed my password (which I did regularly). Logged back in, raised a GM ticket then I got the 'Your account has been suspended due to suspicious activity' email.

Luckily I raised the alarm fast enough that my gear was fine; it was simply my banker they got. Cleaned her out of cash and inventory though. Fortunately I got it all back quickly - including the chopper that I had up on the AH.

Get an authenticator. It's worth it.

The Queue: The origin of Ghostcrawler {WoW}

Apr 19th 2011 11:09AM So is that the original nerf-bat?

The Queue: Dark Phoenix Alchemy Lab {WoW}

Apr 18th 2011 5:03AM Pop a load of Baby Spice onto a demo warlock and let him (or her) metamorphose.

Warlocks getting male and female versions of all demons {WoW}

Apr 16th 2011 7:29PM Well, the mythology dates back a lot further than that, back to before the 15th century. And the lore is about succubi AND incubi... succbi being female, incubi being male. In fact some references have the same demon taking either form, dependent on the sexual preference of the victim.

There's no reason that we shouldn't have a choice. In fact there's an argument that the demon should appear asexual to the warlock who is not being tempted by the succubus/incubus and the demon appear male to female enemies and vice versa.

The fact that game designers chose to only implement the succubus in the way they did is the sexist part, not the original mythology.