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Pandaren shaman totems revealed {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 2:22AM Maybe it's just the angle, but to me, all four elements look like flames coming out the top; consequently, they look like they're a set of novelty lighters.

The OverAchiever: 3 things that should be achievements but aren't {WoW}

Mar 16th 2012 5:37PM Grats. I'm working on the same myself (seven down, three to go).

Come Mists, the goal will be two of every class (including two monks) and at least one of every race.

Breakfast Topic: What class will you never play? {WoW}

Mar 7th 2012 8:45AM Right now, I'm working on getting one of every class to 85 before the end of Cataclysm - seven down, three to go - so I can't really say that there's a class I'd never play.

I can say, though, that there's a role I haven't yet played anywhere past level 30 or so: healer. My paladin and druid are tanks, and my shaman and priest DPS.

Breakfast Topic: What pieces would you like to see included in World of Warcraft Monopoly? {WoW}

Feb 18th 2012 8:55AM I really like the murloc, corehound, and gnome (in that order), but part of me thinks that if they go that way, then all six pieces should be non-combat pets. Otherwise, among the objects, I'd go with the hammer, hearthstone, and boot (again, in that order).

Heart of the Aspects video and giveaway {WoW}

Feb 15th 2012 1:29PM Please and thank you.

Breakfast Topic: How did you get started? {WoW}

Feb 3rd 2012 8:13AM Back in the early '90s, I spent a couple years really getting into MUDs (too much so for some of my grades), but after I got away from them, I didn't game much at all for more than a decade. When MMOs first came along, I couldn't have played them if I wanted -- in the interim, I'd become a Mac person -- and that was fine with me. Even when WoW came out and was a game I could play, I resisted until early 2008. The original and BC were both on sale, and I succumbed to the temptation. I've been playing ever since.

The Daily Grind: What do you like to see on MMO websites? {Massively}

Feb 1st 2012 4:32PM The first thing I want to see on a website is a listing of the system requirements. Unfortunately, all too many sites - especially the ones for those FTP games that advertise everywhere - either bury them in the forums or don't bother with them at all. No, I'm not going to create an account if you're not going to assure me I can even play your game first.

Breakfast Topic: Do your WoW and real-life friendships overlap? {WoW}

Jan 27th 2012 8:34AM No, and never the twain shall meet. My RL friends don't play, and when I'm in-game, I just don't talk about RL much. I don't even know if any of my guildies know what state I live in or how old I am. I like the comfortable distance.

Breakfast Topic: Spill your 5-man PUG stories here {WoW}

Jan 26th 2012 9:00AM My worst stories come from PUGs I tanked, which I haven't done more than once or twice in Cat, so my story goes back to Wrath. [I'm sure I told it before, but it's been at least a year.]

It was the classic combination of a DPS (a rogue) who accidentally pulled mobs and a healer who was never ready. He was clearly busy with something else, and he demanded that I accommodate him with a Ready Check before every single trash pull. Within the first five pulls, we'd wiped three times. Luckily, the corpse run is just about the shortest and easiest in WoW, so everyone got back quickly... except the healer. He never ran back once and never said a word. The first two times, when it was clear he wasn't coming on his own, I rezzed him. [I was a paladin.] The third time, I decided to stand my ground. When the rogue - yes, the one who'd pulled - asked why I wasn't rezzing the healer, I said there was no reason that near the entrance that anyone should be needing rezzed every time. One of the other DPS agreed with me, and that was the last I saw before I was kicked.

The Queue: Short but sweet {WoW}

Jan 23rd 2012 2:09PM Something happened to me while working on the holiday last night, and I wonder if this is new or if I just hadn't noticed it before. Some of the elders are inside lower-level towns, where the guards are around the same level as everything else. However, when I tried to enter an enemy town to get to the elder, a Level 85 version (I presume; since the toon I was on was 70, all I saw were the skull and question marks) of the guards spawned right beside me and one-shotted me. Even worse, it stood there, next to the elder, for five minutes before despawning.

If this is a new phenomenon, I have to say it's a darn annoying one; the holiday becomes a lot less fun when completing even the old-world portions requires max level.