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Gold Capped: How patch 4.2 broke the auction house {WoW}

Jul 4th 2011 4:20PM The people selling these BoEs from Firelands at such extortionist prices are in a word, stupid. These are people who have gold fever, got a hold of a juicy piece of gear they know people will want and putting it at a price they WANT. The problem is that they are not identifying the market for those items at all! The people who are most likely to want and buy those epics are not the people sitting on 100K+ gold. That group of players tend to be either intense raiders, AH campers or people who play a long time and DON'T spend a lot of gold. You can expect to probably only have a 1% chance of selling to this market because they are highly UNLIKELY to buy it for varying reasons.

The real market for these items are those sitting in the tens of thousands of gold area, the less intense raiders who are not likely to see new gear immediately. Looking for a way to boost their DPS so their guild can down bosses, or nonraiders with a fair amount of gold. Listing it at that area for 20K gold would probably bump you into at least a 50% chance of selling. But again, these people are not identifying their markets, being greedy with gold lust and generally moronic. Especially since the previous tier of content is laughable save for some bosses which drops 359 which satisfies many more casual player's interests in gear. If I were fortunate enough to get that Raneseur again or the tanking trinket, I would list it for several tens of thousands gold less than what it is currently listed. I know the market looking for that, and will sell so much faster and make a larger profit in that time than those selling for 100K+. Even if it is some AH camper that buys it and then reposts it for that high value, they still won't make money on it.

WoW Moviewatch: How to Tell if Your BG Will Fail {WoW}

Jun 27th 2011 1:49PM @roosterfish & Neodora

Except you are not really the first out of the gate. To your client and you, the appearance is that you are first out of the gate all the time when you may be part of the larger pack that is running out. Your client does not have 100% accurate representation of where the other PCs are at the time so their actual position can be a little further or closer than what they appear. This is what gives the perception of being out of melee range with a rogue or warrior yet they are still hitting you. Your client says they are 10 yards away but the server knows and says they are actually just 3.5 yards away, within melee range.

The Queue: Happy boys and happy girls {WoW}

May 4th 2011 11:26AM I think it is just credited as a group of adventurers that helped Tirion. The Crusade and Blade were busy fighting the considerable amount of scourge still in and trying to get into the citadel. So they left the fight to the adventurers who cleared out the Lich King's lieutenants and most powerful minions as well as Fordring.

Scattered Shots: Hunter addons {WoW}

Apr 14th 2011 5:38PM I tend to use Omen in the first minute of boss fights. After that, the tank has enough threat and I have FD enough times that I know I am low on threat. On transition phases if I can manage it, I pop FD. It is a little DPS loss but it is a certainty that I never pull or the boss comes for me next if there is a flub up. If the tank dies, the rogues and mages should be the first ones targeted since they have those wonderful little cool downs.

Ask the Devs Round 2 PvP questions answered {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2011 5:08PM This is something I am curious about as well. Shouldn't a rogue in stealth have to be more aware of their path and potential stealth breaking obstacles, especially with stealth move speed to no longer be penalized?

In my belief, I think it would be worth it for the traps to work on rogues in stealth if it would mean that the miss/resist crap associated with them is removed. It would remove an agitating mechanical problem to a class while the one they are worried about affecting would just have to universally learn to avoid hunter trips like they should be.

The Queue: Immaarbor {WoW}

Mar 3rd 2011 11:16AM Still boggles me a little people do not understand Blizzard's PTR and patching design that the test realms are put up ASAP to test all areas of a large patch to increase the amount of time everything receives attention. Can expect the next patch to be out probably June, 6 months would be an acceptable amount of time for each tier of content to ensure those that want to see it do so. As well give Blizz time to test the next tier of content.

Patch 4.1 PTR notes updated for March 1 {WoW}

Mar 1st 2011 8:37PM Rogues have misdirection capabilities that they can use like hunters. They have a CC with few limitations compared to others, can provide some emergency CC with stuns and blind an early break if it is not due to dots.

Rogues are not hurting for utility compared to other classes, in addition to spending nearly two full expansions as top DPS within raids. As has been said before, class power usually goes in cycles, though it is not underpowered and OP like people presumed. It is balanced and unbalanced on the high end, rogues were in the later for BC and Wrath. Now is their time to feel what it is like to have the pack of the DPS nipping at your heals behind you.

Drama Mamas: The case of the underage scammer {WoW}

Feb 25th 2011 9:48AM The problem with this line of reasoning is that when you are still in the right and telling a kid what they did is wrong, you do still bad for it. Even though you are setting the child straight, you are still being mean in a sense. To teach people a lesson, even through lecture, you have to be mean to them and it is not easy to be mean to kids. That is why some people have problem disciplining their children.

I don't think Remorseful went about this wrong, he actually did it better than some of the parents I have seen handle their own children. He was strict, insistent but did not take a stance of insulting. He got the child's attention so that he could continue to lecture, then explained in detail what he did was wrong, why it was wrong, and why it is wrong to do it to people online. That those colourful characters running around with names over their head, speaking in trade are not just the "game" doing things. Each of those represents a person, another human being. They are not just streams of bits given visual representation, there is a person behind all that. Someone that this child needs to respect and treat in a manner he would like to be treated. I hope Remorseful managed to do the portion of a lecture of turning it around and getting the child to understand it from their perspective. That if they would hate for someone to do that to them, they should not do it to others.

Raising a child properly is not the sole responsibility of the parents, it is a task of that child's community. They should be invested with the proper upbringing of a child, but the parents have to be present more than physically to ensure what lessons are being taught get through effectively. As well that the knowledge from the community is not under minded by thoughtless, irresponsible parents.

The Queue: Tour the Blizzard {WoW}

Feb 22nd 2011 11:17AM It is going to be a third faction within the game players can choose, the Terrans. While experimenting with experimental wormhole technology of the experimental kind, a terran scientist is knocked over by a marine reaching for another beer. He inputs the wrong code into the experimental wormhole machine and they open a portal to Azeroth. They are assault by millions upon millions of bears that they fight relentless to out down over the next thirteen minutes. Upon seeing the horrors this new dimension has, they set forth to cleanse it for the safety of their own, not wanting to see a repeat of the experimental wormhole experimental technology letting loose millions of bears. Leaving the Terrans nothing but bear asses for their troubles. They set upon Azeroth with marines, tanks and a few firebats who were bored because there was nothing else to set fire to at the base.

The Queue: President's Day {WoW}

Feb 21st 2011 12:20PM President's Day only applies to those in K-12, banks, retail, and people who want an excuse to go spend a ton of money on a "sell." The rest of us, whirl an index finger in the air, give some sort of verbal response and continue to grind for coloured bits of paper and metallic disks with images of long dead people on them.