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Activists target SWTOR's future same-gender romances {Massively}

Jan 28th 2012 12:46PM What?

The Liar Tony Perkins is being a douchebag?

Again?

The hell you say...

The Queue: Being a nothlit is cheating {WoW}

Jan 2nd 2012 7:30PM Oh, do grow up.

The term for this is "exploit". Unlike more arcane terms like "mob" and "tank", this one is just what it says on the tin: players knowingly exploiting, as in taking unfair advantage of, flaws in the game, for the express purpose of gain unfair advantages over the game and/or other players. The flaw may be in the design of the game, but the players are exploiting it on purpose. Players are given fair warning, in detail, in the ToS. And even if they don't read it, not only did they already click "I Accept", the community knows basically what every ToS says. If they get caught, they get punished. And as far as punishments go, these players are effectively getting sent to their rooms for a few days. And if they're that pissed off about it, quite frankly, cheater are welcome to quit.

The Queue: Happy New Year {WoW}

Jan 1st 2012 12:42PM Not unless they revamp a Heroic Kara. And even then I'd expect them to remove it rather than using it.

The Queue: Double dog dare {WoW}

Dec 30th 2011 12:12PM This one time in Darkshore...
It was back in Vanilla, and Blizz was apparently having trouble with some mobs' death animations. So for about a week, when you killed one of these mobs, rather than dying, they would simply freeze in place and, I shit you not, tip over about 30 degrees.

The Queue: Frogs, Doctor Who, Celery, and Penny Arcade {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 12:01PM in the presence of praxis gases, the celery turns purple. The Doctor is allergic to praxis gasses, so he would eat it, since celery is an excellent restorative.

The Queue: Frogs, Doctor Who, Celery, and Penny Arcade {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 11:57AM I always think he sounds like Martin Sheen on a particularly bad bender.

Breakfast Topic: Would the Raid Finder difficulty approach work for 5-man instances? {WoW}

Dec 17th 2011 12:38PM More levels of difficulty just means more fine tuning. Here's how it's been:
BC heroics - too hard
LK heroics - too easy
ICC heroics/Cata heroics/Troll heroics - easier than BC, but still a bit too hard
DS heroics - harder than LK, but just a bit too easy

MoP heroics might finally hit the right balance.

Breakfast Topic: Would the Raid Finder difficulty approach work for 5-man instances? {WoW}

Dec 17th 2011 12:30PM Is there, you know, a point coming anytime soon? And does it in any way relate to the topic at hand? Or are you just an mmo hipster? TOR is full of those right now...

The Queue: I will not {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2011 6:35PM Also, this has been addressed here (and I think by the devs) as an issue of "spaghetti code". Essentially, the WoW engine is old enough, and convoluted enough, that a major update to the graphics would, at this point, require rewriting the entire game (and the years of development/testing that that would require).

Still, every xpac has included improved environments and art resources. Also, given some of the class specific movement animations being developed for monks, and the fact that nearly every race will be able to roll a monk, there is hope for character model updates in the near future.

The Queue: I will not {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2011 5:39PM "Illidan, I'm out of arrows!"

1) I guess we really are back in the distant past.
2) Just like a huntard, showing up for a Heroic dungeon without buying ammo.