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Breakfast Topic: Is WoW a shameful thing? {WoW}

Feb 16th 2007 11:23AM It depends on my environment, I usually avoid discussing it at work despite the fact at least 4 of my co-workers know I play. 1 used to play and quit due to the fact he didn't want to dedicate the time to it, another is a former MMO player who stopped when he had kids. The rest talk about it like it's the worst thing you can do.

I have sat at the bar discussing the game with friends who play or even discussed it over a cell conversatio while walking around in public though. If there are people whom you want to have a particular image of you (professional at work, etc) then I don't see a problem with keeping it on the down low.

The issue for me is we as players need to stand up to the bias and fight back when it's our friends or just people in public venues where we don't have to project a certain image.

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Just. One. More. Contest. {WoW}

Jan 23rd 2007 3:14PM /NEED!

For a guildies son who go us all to get him his own account so he and his dad can play together.

How to fix the old instances {WoW}

Jan 23rd 2007 12:38PM Well what to say.. you can tell the difference in experience with the game from the comments. People saying leave those old dumps to die and such are obviously people who have been level 60 for a long time, whether casual or hardcore doesn't matter but they've been there and done that. What about the folks in my guild that have NEVER entered MC, BWL, AQ 20, AQ 40, ZG, NAXX, etc.. If blizzard doesn't do something those players will never get to see some very cool content. The veterans don't want to go back because of how blizzard basically forced them to run these places 1000 times to get their set completed along with the other 39 people who wanted the same gear, but that doesn't mean the new crowd don't want to see things like Vael, the Suppression Room, Saartura, etc.

The problem is not the gear rewards or the levels, it's that getting 40 people together to run some of these places just isn't going to happen anymore, and I don't care what people say, at level 70 you won't be 10 manning some of these places in pug's.

AddOn Spotlight: ArcHUD {WoW}

Jan 23rd 2007 10:03AM Currently I'm running MetaHud on my wife's machine (my box died 2 days before TBC /cry) but I'll be going back to archud once I have my machine running again.

The biggest issue I have with Huds is that while they usually let you configure everything under the sun sometimes the configuration options are named rather incorrectly and you can't find the option you want to turn on or off. ArcHud is by far my favorite of the options out there.

Reader WoWspace of the Week {WoW}

Jan 23rd 2007 9:47AM Paul -

1) Where did you get the TCG mat, that would be a nice addition to my WoW Space but I haven't gotten one with any of the TCG stuff I've found.

2) Do I see a z-board game pad on the left? BOO HISS, upgrade to the Nostromo man, it's SO much more comfortable for the long raids.

3) Nice Dual setup but I have to assume that since we are talking PC and Mac that you can't simply move the mouse from WoW, out the side of the screen into the Mac box. How hard is it to swap back and forth between the two to surf/look up quest/etc? Doesn't that hamper downloading a new mod on the fly a bit since the surf box isn't the main game box?

Tier sets: Who chooses, guilds or players? {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2007 4:00PM @1 The day a retadin/feral druid/fury warrior becomes dps over a rogue is the day I quit playing the game. If I can't out dps all of the listed classes with my rogue I might as well go play "Hello Kitty Island Adventure" because frankly it is all a rogue is good for in the raid environment.

@2 You are 100% right. It's his choice what he does with the token and which gear he chooses, it is also the choice of the group if he is allowed to return for the next run. In this case if he chooses to be a selfish prick, take an item that only helps him when soloing and costs the group a piece of gear that helps the group as a whole I believe it is the groups choice to let him return or not.

Look, each group will be different but there are a few underlying things that have to be accepted. People don't just raid, they play this game the other 6 nights a week and sooner or later that gear will get used. People sacrifice their time to help the group, and as such anyone who gains from that should be willing to take the item that helps the group as a whole the most.

Yep, I just argued both sides. In the end each player has to make a decision and the raid then has to react.

Get out or split: WoW free transfers on overloaded realms {Joystiq}

Jan 19th 2007 12:35PM My number one reason for not transfering is my guild isn't all in one guild! We have alliances with about 5 other guilds that we draw on for raid day and for groups. All the people are friends with everyone else. In the end each group has an identity they wanted to keep and thus are their own guild but really it's one large group, and making sure that tomorrow all my players are still able to take advantage of that network is huge for me as a guild leader.

Breakfast Topic: Where's your hearthstone? {WoW}

Jan 19th 2007 8:24AM For the past year my Hearth stone has been set to one place, Stormwind. I do this because it is a very fast way to return to the AH, Vendors I have the best reputation with, skill trainers, bank, etc.

My mate is of a different opinion and keeps his set to the area he has the most quest turn ins for, so he can quickly return to turn in and move along.

Always look on the bright side of server crashes {WoW}

Jan 18th 2007 12:13PM Well we are playing the *Get to know your guildie better in Vent* game as everyone sits for an hour on Ventrillo in Queue.

The Burning Crusade: Lag and Instability {WoW}

Jan 18th 2007 9:25AM Cenarion Circle has been odd. We have a queue that is literally 2 hours long at 3pm server time. I was 900+ in Queue yesterday when signing in at 4pm server time. The real issue though is that we aren't having ANY server instability. None! No Dc's, VERY little lag at all, and TONS of people camping.

Our guild went to Red Ridge and ran some level 20 quests in a large mob yesterday to escape the insanity of Outland and the new areas. I likely will not play my new Draenei Shaman for a couple weeks unless it's during off peak hours (let's be fair I play this game 18 hours a day on the weekend half the time and the other half the time I'm out of town and don't play at all).

Free character transfers but we are part of a coupe alliances and unless all our friends are transfering it means leaving people behind which is something we aren't prepared to do. We are not prepared!