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Build Shop: Rogue 41/20/0 {WoW}

Nov 20th 2007 3:32PM Why would you profile an old build like this instead of discussing the new viability of 0/37/24 or 0/31/30??

C'mon...we already know about mutilate. Let's talk about the new hawtness of 2.3 Hemo.

Getting complaints in early {WoW}

Aug 7th 2007 11:39AM I honestly hope that Blizzard reconsiders the implementation of this class. I consider myself a casual but I believe that certain things in the game SHOULD take a LOT of effort to obtain. A Hero Class character would be one of these.

I think that you should have to sacrifice the character that you used to unlock the Death Knight. It fits with the lore and it creates a moment of serious doubt in one's mind. With that one click...you are killing the character that you have levelled to 80. Great achievements require great sacrifices.

How "amazing" will Death Knights be when pretty much everyone has one and the major cities are filled with them? *yawn*

L70ETC live at BlizzCon {WoW}

Aug 6th 2007 1:33PM Personally, I think the best WoW music so far is Rapwing Lair. That was the JAM!!

"Shall I lead the charge?"

http://shaunconnery.dmusic.com/

Breakfast Topic: Gear we wanted but never got {WoW}

Jan 7th 2007 7:30PM Jin ring set for my rogue. I ran ZG quite a bit and never saw either drop.

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Day 5 {WoW}

Jan 5th 2007 6:31PM 60 at last!!! Expansion???

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Day 4 {WoW}

Jan 4th 2007 5:04PM /roll

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Day 1 {WoW}

Jan 1st 2007 11:56PM /roll

OMG HAXXOR!!!111one

Are you raiding? {WoW}

Dec 12th 2006 5:39PM I'm not raiding. I'm not even farming honor. I'm skirmishing in the arena which is the most fun I've had since levelling up my main from 1-30 last fall. My guildies think I'm wasting my time but arena is a blast. I strongly suggest trying it if you are burnt out.

WoW ruined your life? Stop playing! [Update] {WoW}

Oct 19th 2006 11:34AM "The draw of "succeeding" in the end-game instances or upper level PvP grinding does require a lot of effort, and that is where my (and many, many other's) problem lies."

Quote from author's response. Here's my question: What about all of the other activities that require "a lot of effort" to succeed in? Chess? Basketball? Investing? Carpentry? Parenting? Are all of these addictions that we must be worried about?

From my perspective, Blizzard has made a game that provides a lot of play-value for the money. The oppposite end of the spectrum would be a game that you played through in 30 minutes and were done with. Most game reviewers have a term for these games. "ripoffs"

What gaming addiction comes down to is 2 things:

1. People with no self-control have no self-control. Amazing revelation, no? This can be addressed but most of the people I know who devote large amounts of their life to WoW were devoting large amounts of their life to other singular pursuits in the past. WoW is just the latest in a long string of hobbies/obsessions.

2. The majority of people who spend large amounts of time playing video games really weren't doing anything that important prior to this. Sure...we hear about the lost degrees, family strife, broken careers...but do you ever hear of a real striver succumbing to the horrors of gaming addiction? You think Roger Federer, Barack Obama, Peter Jackson, etc...are at risk for WoW addiction? If you are kicking ass at life, you typically aren't going to get sucked into something as pathetic as "gaming addiction".