Dec 6th 2010 6:40PM Nom nom nom :)
Dec 5th 2010 6:49AM Thanks for the Johannesburg love in the article. It always makes me smile when Africa is mentioned on your site.
I'm a 1000 miles away from that event, so will be attending a Cape Town one.
Nov 3rd 2010 3:53PM Hey, I'm from Africa too! Cape Town FTW!
I have also been compelled to pay an arm and a leg for a 4Mbps unshaped ADSL line to get my wow connectivity, and I've been pretty happy with it. I think my provider thought me a bit mad with all the latency questions I asked before I signed up (and which they really couldn't answer). I mostly average around 300- 400ms lag, and have occasionally seen the holy grail of 180ms. I do drool about US speeds, but what I have has been good enough to raid heal ... well, social raiding anyways.
This story struck a chord with me when it was posted earlier this year and I'm just relieved I don't have those kind of lines to deal with.
My experience of data usage seems pretty similar to Sully, have just been running around Northrend to compare.
@sullyXXX - I live in hope that maybe one day proper internet will come to us rather!
Oct 5th 2010 2:00PM Oh yeah, and that's just the data costs, not to mention the download purchase price.
Now to find a store that will be open at midnight in this neck of the woods. Local stores don't really get the midnight opening thing.
Oct 5th 2010 1:50PM At the per Gig cost of data on a decently fast line (in South Africa where I live, at any event), it will be significantly cheaper to buy the DVD than to download 15 odd Gig.
Jun 7th 2010 3:50AM This Dawn Moore, it's like she's psychic!
As I ding 80 a few weeks ago she writes an awesome article on gearing for new holy 80s that I re-read every day. Now, as I find myself spending a good deal of time in heroics in shadow off-spec, getting a handle on the fights before I try to heal them, I find myself often wondering how to tweak my holy gear for my shadowy dps days. So Dawn writes an article about it. Bravo, I say! But it IS a bit spooky how she knows.
May 18th 2010 7:39AM Very nice, has a bit of a Tim Burton feel to me *approves*
May 7th 2010 7:37AM On the plus side, as a non-pvper, I've knocked off several pvp achievements and gathered a lot of honour while trying for SoHK. It's quite easy to top the healing meters, even though my pvp style is something along the lines of run in, throw around some instant heals, die nastily, heal in guardian spirit form, rinse and repeat.
May 7th 2010 7:30AM I have not yet been able to get into AV (at the 70-79 level) all week. I have spent an awful lot of time queuing up for it while out levelling. It hasn't popped once yet, even after hours in the queue.
I was lucky to get into both EotS and AB after a short queue and get the achievements first time (more blind luck than anything else, after all who wants a holy priest in pve gear carrying a flag), so can't comment on those queues.
At least WSG is quick, but I cannot seem to get the achievement here. It really just seems to be RNG in a different way, playing the BG over and over and over until circumstances conspire to let you return a flag.