Feb 23rd 2012 1:14AM WTB edit button. That first line should have read "...and not just crappy generic repaints of the same 9 pieces?"
Feb 23rd 2012 1:08AM Wait, are you seriously complaining that Mega Bloks minis are made from custom-molded pieces and just crappy generic repaints of the same 9 pieces?
I have several of the Mega Blok Marvel figures on my desk. There is more detail in the Green Goblin's left arm than you'll find in an entire case of LEGO minifigs. Really, this is why Blizzard made the right choice in going with Mega Bloks. Mega Bloks licensed products are the licensed products. MB WoW is WoW toys you can build with. They are not Mega Bloks minis painted to look like WoW figures.
LEGO Star Wars are LEGOs first. LEGO Han Solo is LEGO Slave Leia is LEGO Chewbacca is LEGO Yoda is LEGO fireman.
The Thrall mini is Thrall. It's not Blok thrall. It's certainly not LEGO Thrall. It's Thrall, in a size that works with Bloks.
Feb 22nd 2012 1:16AM As horrible as that idea first sounds, I think there's some merit to it. An extra difficulty level that is immune to nerfs, awards the same gear as Heroic mode, but offers other rewards, such as faster Legendary completion, higher Whatever Orb drop rates, and achievements. No extraneous stat inflation.
Let's face it though. Blizzard has timelines they follow. They know how many teams they think should be completing content compared to how many teams actually are completing content. If your team hasn't completed normal mode by now, you needed the nerf. If your team was in heroic but hasn't completed it, you needed the nerf. If your team has completed heroic, ok, you didn't need the nerfs, but really, the nerfs don't mean anything to you because you already completed the content.
Feb 19th 2012 5:29PM @DarkWalker
There is certainly is that aspect. In fact, currently in game there's the whole Have to have the FoS classic title to xmog gear thing, and that chaps more than a few hides, so it's probably better that such things be limited.
Feb 19th 2012 3:31PM Don't take it personally, but I hate you.
16 rares, 93 unique commons. I leveled 68-85 on nothing but digsites.
So, in closing, I hate you, but it's not personal.
Feb 19th 2012 3:25PM The standard line is virtual item for virtual currency, real items for real currency. The code is technically a real item, not virtual.
My wife informed me of a recent event where someone fell victim to a Spectral Tiger scam, paying game gold for the loot card code (which of course didn't work) and in the process of attempting to resolve it, was promptly banned for buying real items with virtual currency. Fair or not, and whether that case was resolved correctly or not, it's the same predicament.
Feb 19th 2012 3:19PM Yes and no. Remember that way back when, mounts and pets were inventory items, and bags were smaller. A lot smaller. A lot of people had the original, unarmored swift mounts, but not a lot of people have them now, because they were taking up inventory space that they needed for potions and reagents.
A loyalty reward based on calender days payed might be neat though. Not rewards for "Oh, I quit the game four years ago but I'm back now, so gimme 4 years worth of tabards and mounts" but rather for "I've been a loyal subscriber for five years, even though I started playing in 2.*"
Feb 19th 2012 1:39AM I just use an emote.
/e speaks with (appropriate) accent.
For example, my dwarf warrior /e speaks with a decidedly Gnomish accent.
Now, I have no idea how you would write a Gnomish accent, but I also figure that when speaking with a representative of another culture, it's safe to assume they have an appropriate accent unless told otherwise, and it doesn't need to be represented in text.
Feb 17th 2012 11:54PM When they first started up this column, even when something interesting was said in blue, there would be 4, maybe 5 comments, and they typically wouldn't appear until late at night, or often, until the article was seen by those checking in for the Breakfast Topic.
If the skull has accomplished nothing else, it has gotten people to check the column. How many of you all posting complaints about the skull even knew this column existed before the Judge Alex shop?
Feb 16th 2012 8:27PM a lookalike for Enchanted Thorium legs are available from a quest in, I believe it's Blade's Edge Mountains.