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Gold Capped: Improving the default auction house interface {WoW}

Mar 24th 2011 1:47PM This is something I noticed snatching up mats to raise my leatherworking and such. In the basic UI, there isn't any way to buy up multiple auctions at once. So, lets say I'm on my leatherworker and I need leather. Lots and lots of leather. I can't just select ten or so auctions and buy them at once. Its "click, buyout, accept, click, buyout, accept" over and over.

Insider Trader: The trick to farmable Maelstrom Crystals {WoW}

Jan 18th 2011 10:51PM Sadly, the alchemist trinkets are no longer DEable according to Blizz after a recent hotfix, so .... expect Maelstrom crystals to remain pretty damn expensive for a while.

WoW Insider's Cataclysm Launch Giveaway: GeForce GTX 460 graphics card {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 9:23PM -gives the puppy dog eyes for-

WoW Insider's Cataclysm Launch Giveaway: Ethereal Portal loot code {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 9:21PM Epic ethereal style hearthstone? DO WANT!

WoW Insider's Cataclysm launch giveaway: BlizzCon 2010 Deathling maquette {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 1:03AM You shall go on my computer desk and watch me as I roflstomp my way through Alliance.

Countdown to Cataclysm: Guild leveling and progression {WoW}

Dec 6th 2010 7:33PM If I'm reading this right, guilds will ONLY gain XP from guild dungeons/raids/PvP/etc? So if I, for example, run around on my druid tomorrow doing quests, it will waise my guild rep but NOT my guild's XP? Do I have that right?

WoW Insider's Cataclysm launch giveaway: Landros' Gift Box {WoW}

Dec 6th 2010 7:17PM I would REALLY love that tiger mount.

Know Your Lore: Garrosh Hellscream, part 2, page 2 {WoW}

Dec 6th 2010 2:55AM This Know Your Lore column on Garrosh DOES help bring some of his actions into focus, make some sense of them. But I still can't bring myself to LIKE him or even for the most part respect him.

Garrosh, to my eyes, sees battle as a glorious affair, the place where legends are made. And in some ways he's right. Look at our own history. Names like Achilles and Hercules are know by countless people for being great hero's despite the culture that spawned their legends dying out thousands of years ago. But battle is also the most horrible, bloody, scaring event you can live through. It destroys countless lives, countless futures and potentials. Young men and women, falling well before their prime.

Battle for the RIGHT reasons, to defend yourself or others, to defeat "monsters", THOSE are worthy battles. And I think in Garrosh's mind that's just what he's doing. He's taking Kalimdor for the Horde, making his people's lives better. I think that, if one day the Alliance came to him and said "We're leaving Kalimdor. The Night Elves have decided they want to live in Stranglethorn Vale for the tropic weather.", Garrosh would leave the Alliance alone for good. Hell, he'd probably help the Night Elves pack their bags. But what he DOESN'T see, what a lot of the younger generations of the Horde don't see, is that they're NOT the first ones here. The Night Elves have lived on Kalimdor for generations. The Orcs are the invaders here, not them. And the Night Elves have a lot of reason to HATE the Horde. They killed Cenarius, a being revered just below Elune by Night Elf culture.

Thrall realized this, as did Cairne and Hamuul Runetotem. They wanted to make peace with the Night Elves, reach a trade agreement with them. The Horde wants lumber, the Night Elves and Alliance in whole could use the mineral wealth they're sitting on. But Garrosh spit on that idea. He sees no use for "trade agreements" and "peace negotiations". Its there, the Horde can take it. Even IF Hamuul had had his negotiations with fellow druids from the Night Elves without being ambushed by members of the Twilight Hammer masking themselves as members of the Horde (Read The Shattering), I'm not one hundred percent certain Garrosh would have abided by it. He would rather spend countless young lives in "glorious battle" then accept a hand held out in trade.

Now, please understand I do not think the Alliance is innocent in all this either. We KNOW that, at the least, in the days before The Shattering itself happened, the Alliance assaulted the Barrens in a blitz attack, burning Camp Tarujo and destroying the Horde base on the borders of Stonetalon. Fact is, neither of them are really fighting the others for completly pure motives.

Second, and perhaps my biggest reason for disliking Garrosh, is that he lashes out without thinking. Twilight Highlands is the perfect example. During the assault on the Highlands, he spots an alliance naval fleet steaming towards the same location. Now, lets think on this. He's entering a region where they have little to no intel on enemy strength or disposition. They KNOW its the stronghold of their enemy, but besides that they know next to nothing about it. They KNOW the Twilight's Hammer is allied with the Black and Twilight Dragonflight's.

What does Garrosh do? Sends the air support protecting his zepplins, carrying we should estimate about half of his forces, off to attack them. This leaves the entire aerial force of his armies vulnerable to an air attack. And what happens? Black and Twilight drakes attack and destroy they ENTIRE airfleet. Countless soldiers, lost without they ability to even defend themselves. Worse, the Horde is now forced to fight a two front war between they Alliance AND the Twilight's Hammer. RIGHT on the enemies doorstep.

Garrosh didn't even have a beach head prepared before he arrived. He just steamed in, expecting the Dragonmaw Orcs already there to just let them in with open arms. If they didn't, he would burn their settlements to the ground. He would have had a THREE front war (and very nearly did, if not for a handful of Orcs staging a coup and siding with him).

Garrosh doesn't understand the concept of picking your battles. He sees a foe or even a potential foe, he strikes at it and doesn't think about the fact that he may bite off more then he could handle. I honestly fear that, if the Horde becomes as Garrosh envisions it, the joke I have with my friends of the new Horde motto being "If your not punching it in the face, your doing it wrong!" may very well become true.