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Breakfast Topic: What's behind your character's name? {WoW}

Jan 5th 2011 3:22PM Most of my characters' names are variations on family member's names. Then there are those I got from the random name generator, but altered slightly to fit the toons' races.

I've only ever specifically chosen names for two of my characters: Aleanora and Martense.

Aleanora is a play on Alianora, a character with a brief appearance in Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics.

Martense is the name of my Worgen lock, and it's an allusion to one of my favorite Lovecraft stories, "The Lurking Fear."

"They were the dissimilar Martense eyes of the old legends, and I knew in one inundating cataclysm [Cataclysm, get it?!] of voiceless horror what had become of that vanished family; the terrible and thunder-crazed house of Martense. "

In reading all these responses, I'm surprised actually that there aren't more references to Lovecraft.

WoW Rookie: Finding your guild home for Cataclysm {WoW}

Oct 22nd 2010 4:33PM Thank you for these posts, Michael. As someone who's played WoW for a little more than five years, I wouldn't necessarily call myself a rookie; but, I find these articles incredibly helpful nonetheless.

I've gone through so many guilds, and I've yet to have much luck on my server. Usually things will be hunky dory (or so I think) until one day I log on and find a message in my mailbox that the guild has disbanded and all the gems and mats I donated to the guild bank are gone. It's kind of odd to say it, but I feel like I've been burned on too many guilds, such that I'm wary when someone new comes along trying to recruit me or I see an ad in the recruitment channel.

The hardest part for me recently has been the Vent requirement for most (social and progression) raiding guilds. I'm more of a social/casual gamer but I'd like to get into raiding, and pug raids on my server are virtually non-existent. Due to the placement of my system - in my family's living room - using Vent is out of the option. I've actually had my application denied on the fact alone.

My choice of Forsaken as a race has taken on a whole new meaning for me.

I'll take your advice and head to the official forums. Here's to hoping.

Warlocks find their pets renamed in patch 4.0.1 [Updated] {WoW}

Oct 14th 2010 12:41AM I found my Hathnuz!

I mean sure, I frequently sent him into packs of mobs while I picked at the rotting flesh under my fingernails (I'm Forsaken; it's what we do), often forgetting to rescue him. But we'd been together since 2005.

Still missing: that little slacker, Zeprot. I expected him to run off the first chance he got.

Status update on current patch 4.0.1 issues {WoW}

Oct 13th 2010 5:49PM Accidentally entered this is a separate post.

I adjusted the UI scale last night - one of the first things I did - but something still seems off.

Eh, I guess I'll just have to get used to it, but I wish the patch hadn't adjusted my prior settings. This is the first time I can recall one doing that.

Status update on current patch 4.0.1 issues {WoW}

Oct 13th 2010 5:46PM I adjusted the UI scale last night - one of the first things I did - but something still seems off.

Eh, I guess I'll just have to get used to it, but I wish the patch hadn't adjusted my prior settings. This is the first time I can recall one doing that.

Status update on current patch 4.0.1 issues {WoW}

Oct 13th 2010 2:09PM I'm too scared to wade into the WoW forums, but has anyone had a problem with objects being huge.

I logged in last night and most everything was fine. But it was as if everything had been put under a magnifier or zoom. For example, when I open the character window, it takes up more than half the screen like the Achievements pane used to do.

I checked the resolution and my graphics settings, but nothing seemed abnormal. I disabled my addons - none of which really affected the graphics anyway. It's not as though I had a custom UI that went wonky. I hate it.

And don't get me started on the renaming of warlock pets. Having had mine since mid-2005, I got a little attached to those pets. I may be odd, but it's part of the game for me to have the "same" demons when I call.

Status update on current patch 4.0.1 issues {WoW}

Oct 13th 2010 2:02PM I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt this way. When I logged on and discovered my demons from 2005 had been replaced, my lock got a little peeved.

Who? What? I didn't release you! Who are these scrubs?

That blue butterball and annoying imp better find their way back to my employ or I'll come down and get them myself!

WoW.com is moving to wow.joystiq.com {WoW}

Sep 13th 2010 4:27PM For those of us who read the site on our mobile devices, will the URL change to i.wow.joystiq.com?

It's a clumsy URL, to be sure. Bummer.

Breakfast Topic: Does gender influence class choice? {WoW}

Aug 27th 2010 5:11PM Ha, I guess I'm an atypical female, according to those results. My characters' classes (in order of time played) are: DK, warlock, mage, hunter, paladin and priest.

All but one of my characters are female; however, it was simply a matter of aesthetics. With the exception of the male troll, I don't find the male characters interesting. (I know I'm in the minority with that one.) And I guess I just identify with the females more. That's just me, though.

I'm curious as to whether this matters but, before I played WoW, I was not a gamer by any means. The most challenging game I had ever played up to that point was Super Mario Bros. I began playing WoW in 2005, and chose a hunter. It seemed like a good starting class. I didn't like the idea of playing a warrior because my friend told me I'd be expected to learn to tank - a concept that was wholly foreign to me. In the years since I joined, I've tried every class, including warrior, but I've grown to like the pet/DPS classes. I like their versatility and they fit my playing style.

Recently, I rolled a troll priest to give healing a try. She's currently lounging at lvl 20 until Cata comes out (so I can experience some of the new content). Still, when I would run around The Barrens with her, I'd miss be able to call on my Void or ghoul. When I ran my first dungeon, I got nervous - feeling like I should be doing something other than standing there staring at everyone's health bars. I'm excited to see what she can do at higher levels, so I'll reserve my final judgment for then.

Breakfast Topic: Make yourself at home {WoW}

Jul 31st 2010 1:10PM For very similar reasons, I love porting to Eon Hold as a DK; perhaps more so because only DKs (currently) can access it.

Way back when I used to play a NE hunter, I'd love to log out in any one of the second floor residences in Darnassus. It just seemed right to return there after a long day of questing and fighting monsters in dungeons.