Jun 10th 2011 2:12PM Favorite class / spec is elemental shaman. I started out with a warrior in Vanilla WoW because I love getting in the foe's face armed with steel and rage. I shifted to enhancement shaman during BC because I feel a certain connectedness with the classical elements. When I got my hands on Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne and heard the song "Power of the Horde," I knew it was just right for me. I went elemental at the start of Cata because I can better play ranged classes than melee. My alts are all ranged now, including my hunter (yes, hunters are fun to play), my shadow priest, arcane mage and balance druid.
Jun 9th 2011 9:57PM " . . . judge me by my size do you?"
Jun 6th 2011 10:59AM I use a 3 year old MacBook lappy -- ya, I know, a *real power* system there -- so I can play WoW anywhere there is wi-fi. Besides my former man-cave of an apartment in my single days and Keyboard Cat's lair (my current living room), a partial list of venues where I've played WoW include . . .
. . . a Kaiser hospital clinic
. . . Starbucks
. . . McDonald's
. . . Panera Bread
. . . the cab of my van in an apartment parking lot
May 18th 2011 4:13PM You are right.
I did not catch the error until after I submitted the article.
Apr 3rd 2011 12:21PM Just a few of the overpowered but insane vanity items I'd like to see . . .
A surface-to-air missile pack (like that quest in TH shooting down dragons) that turns folks flying over the cities into butterflies, winged pigs, smoke clouds, etc.
You know herboflage, for Cata zone herbs? I suggest a device that has limited charges and turns you into an outhouse, or a sheep . . .
Three words: Adolescent Fantasy Generator (from the Uldum quest).
Another great idea from Uldum: Your Own Personal Gnombliteration Ball Mount™
Red / yellow flying power armor a la Iron Man.
Bard-in-a-Box: Annoying fellow in a harlequin suit who plays heroic music . . . or can be eaten (a la Monty Python and the Holy Grail).
Eye-pod: grenade-deployable device that allows you to see around corners.
Mar 21st 2011 4:53PM Hunter . . . MD to, you guessed it, the holy priest.
Cloth tank FTL.
Mar 18th 2011 4:34PM Same here . . . I am a decade older than you, and I did not discover D&D until I was already grown up. I was already into science and computers even then (Google "IMSI 8080" for the machine I played around with in the 70s . . .) and, yes, getting called a nerd and a geek by the self-proclaimed "cool kids."
I played D&D et al and was written off as a hopeless nerd and dork. I did not give one solitary damn one way or another about the opinions of unenlightened, frightened people who lack a "get it" circuit.
Because of my open mind, the drive to understand stuff that every nerd possesses in abundance, I became a computer guru. In the fullness of time, I spent my working life helping . . . you guessed it, the former "cool kids," the ones who could not bother to learn anything about how computers work. Now they call me to ask why the "coffee cup holder" (CD ROM tray) on their new PC is broken or where the "Any" key can be found.
So, kids, look at this strategically. Situations change rapidly, and today's cook kids may well be tomorrow's laughing stock. Today's young nerd may well be tomorrow's hot new tech guru. Embrace change, be yourself, keep an open mind, and spit in the eye of anyone who judges you by the game you play.
Mar 5th 2011 4:44PM I also played at work . . . on designated breaks and lunches, of course, never in the course of actually working. Folks who did soon found themselves fired.
NetOps knows all, logs all;0
Mar 5th 2011 1:31PM I'm rocking a 13 inch MacBook which goes everywhere with me. Also going with me everywhere is a basic Logitech mouse, which serves my needs fine.
I've played WoW in libraries, in a bar (once, no strippers), in places like Panera Bread and Starbucks . . .
. . . And in the hospital. I'm disabled and I go for outpatient health care twice a week. There are often long waits, so out comes the MacBook.
Once at the hospital I had a guy look over my shoulder and ask me about DPS rotations for elemental shaman . . .