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Arcane Brilliance: The state of the arcane mage {WoW}

Jun 11th 2011 4:43PM I applaud you! We all applaud you! Quite frankly, I haven't had this much fun playing a mage since right before BC launched and one-shot warlock-pyros were easily doable. It's nice to see that Blizzard finally got the class balanced and in a good place.

I also love the Arcane game - I liken it to a throttle on a car. Put on too much and you're going to blow the engine; then you don't go anywhere. But...how fast can you go? And how long? That's the challenge.

Breakfast Topic: Would you list WoW leadership on your real-life resume? {WoW}

May 7th 2011 9:54PM This is a huge Catch-22. As one of the multiple folks here who've have done hiring before, I'd suggest the following things:

1. Don't mention WoW specifically. Say you'e a Community Manager for an Online Community with X people involved. (e.g. you guild of ten doesn't really matter much, but if you're organizing events for 100+ people, it's a big deal). This goes for any game, really. Abstract out the really important parts. You managed schedules, resources (material and human), and so forth. Make sure they're quantifiable and linked to the job you're applying for.

2. Do not put an hour value on this. Here's the Catch part. Being a WoW player myself, although having the experience will get them in the door, the first question I ask them is, "Are you still active?" Because if they are, I can't consider them. Here's why: I've noticed that successful guilds are soul-sucking endeavors the likes I've seen accomplished only by church groups staffed entirely be retired people with too much time on their hands. If you're successful enough to list this on your resume and actually have it matter, then you're not going to be focused on what I need you to be focused on. Any good manager is going to want to know that the hiring organization is absolutely going to be number one in your priority queue, and being told "I'm raiding right now" when I call you at 8 pm because we've got a last-minute meeting the next morning with a principal and I need you to work on updating some presentations is not acceptable.

Finally, job hunting sucks. But if you've got significant volunteer experience, it can be beneficial. Finding ways to show how you tied your online experience into more localized impact can be huge, too. Did you use your ability to organize events to do a Child's Play drive for your guild or server? Find ways to do what you do with impact. It does make a difference.

Arcane Brilliance: Mage armors and the mages who armor themselves with them {WoW}

Apr 17th 2011 7:10AM He's got a youtube channel...he just posted something a couple of months ago. You should send it in and see if he'll do it. Face it, Old Spice Guy doing a mage WoW commercial might be the only possible way to upset the awesomesauce that was Ozzy playing a Lock.

WoW Moviewatch: Blah Blah Blah {WoW}

Mar 14th 2011 2:01PM ^^ this

I'm all for the video, even the scantily clad parts. Art is art. You chose to click the play button. My only other comment is that I think it's an excellent opportunity for a couple of bored Chipendales to make an oiled-up speed-o remake of "I'm too sexy [for my raid]".

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 5: Razer Naga gaming mouse {WoW}

Dec 26th 2010 11:00AM Drooooool.... /need

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 3: Goblin Gumbo Kettle code {WoW}

Dec 25th 2010 1:46PM Gumbo! I like me so gumbo!

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 4: Zotac GTX 480 graphics card {WoW}

Dec 25th 2010 1:45PM So much stuff! YOUR HEAD ASPLODE!