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What does brand advertising mean for the MMO? Part 1 {WoW}

Jan 27th 2012 8:23PM It messed up my comments :( there were supposed to be guild names in there.

Fixed: what happens if say, "Gives You Wings" becomes one of the top rated guilds; Or if say, SyFy channel is an in-game advertiser, what happens to the guild "Warehouse Thirteen?

What does brand advertising mean for the MMO? Part 1 {WoW}

Jan 27th 2012 8:20PM The problem I have with advertising in-game is it has potential to reduce your freedom of movement, so to speak. If Monster Energy Drinks is one of the main sponsors of the game, for example, what happens if say, becomes one of the top rated guilds (or whatever the Titan equivalent will be called) in terms of world firsts, or something like that? That'd be a conflict of interest, since the announcement would have a sponsor's competitor's ad slogan in the title; would they make the guild change their name, or not give them any recognition whatsoever? Or if say, SyFy channel is an in-game advertiser, what happens to the guild ?

In addition, some people have issues with any form of advertising, and will literally go out of their way to remove any ad they see (I'm one of them, I strongly oppose being told what to buy, or how to buy it, or anything of the sort; I know what's out there and I don't like 99% of it), so any game with in-game advertising is one I'm going to generally avoid, even if it's one I really wanted to play before I heard about it.

What's the difference between a 32- and 64-bit client? {WoW}

Jan 11th 2012 2:33PM Yeah, I just built a new rig with 16GB of RAM, it'll be nice to see WoW taking advantage of the fact. (It'll also be nice when 8GB chips come down in price and I can put 32GB in it)

There aren't any other games that I play that are native 64 bit. Skyrim and TF2 (and all Source engine games) are 32-bit apps, WoW taking this step should mean a lot as far as its longevity (My SO and I have been discussing how long WoW can last before they start shutting down servers/stop updating)

I'd like to see more games using 64-bit clients. Right now, I feel like it's partially a waste on my part to have maxed out my RAM when games can't really take advantage of all of it.

The Queue: Adorable baby giraffe, take 2 {WoW}

Dec 19th 2011 3:35PM As an aside to the building a new computer question, I'm also building a new computer and my question is thus:

Would installing WoW onto an SSD (Solid State Drive) be a good idea? From what I've read it's not a good idea to do a lot of write actions, so I was thinking having WoW with all the addon updates and patches and stuff might not be a good idea, but the whole "Don't write to an SSD regularly!!!!!1eleven!!" thing might be an outdated thing by now. I'd like to minimize loading/zoning times, but not if it means sacrificing my new ($1500) rig's longevity.

Breakfast Topic: What secondary character would you promote to a leading role? {WoW}

Dec 14th 2011 9:09AM I actually kind of like the idea of Vol'jin stepping up, because as much as I dislike trolls, he's the only racial leader in the Horde who's got a lick of sense. Thrall's experiment to see if leadership would turn Garrosh into his father backfired, the Horde is splintered. Sylvanas has gone off the deep end, but there aren't really any other forsaken who both possess any real leadership qualities and aren't batshit insane/blatantly evil. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if we see Sylvanas turn into a proper raid boss at some point.

The Horde is becoming the bad guys that The Alliance has been saying we are for a long time, and that scares me. I spent years believing we weren't fighting a battle of good vs. evil, but of grey vs. grey morality. Now it's pretty clear it's a fight of evil vs. evil, and in that fight, nobody wins.

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

Dec 7th 2010 12:46PM I enjoy free things. Make it so.

WoW Insider's Cataclysm launch giveaway: J!NX $100 coupon {WoW}

Dec 6th 2010 8:02PM Please gimme lewts :)

Breakfast Topic: Varian Wrynn doesn't care about Menethil people {WoW}

Nov 24th 2010 8:15AM I think the first thing I did last night was go survey the damage to Thousand Needles. After swimming around, looking underwater at all the familiar areas...I was genuinely bothered. Seeing some of the other areas made me think "oh cool", or "Wow, that looks awesome!"...Thousand Needles made me sick. It made me think "How could this have happened?" and "God no, please god no."

Afterwards, I went and sucked at Plants vs. Zombies for a while. Never did get past one of the quests. I needed some mindless fun to clear my head after that.

Breakfast Topic: Is your main a former alt? {WoW}

Oct 26th 2010 9:48AM Let's see...

I played a protection warrior from Vanilla until early 2009. Not sure exactly when in vanilla, but it was about a week after the first BG patch.

In BC, I wanted to level my mage and make it my main. I got it to about level 40, and had to give it up because the guild needed tanks. So I stuck with the warrior, but my heart was pretty far from "in it", which led me to taking a hiatus until shortly before Wrath.

In Wrath, I leveled the warrior first. Ran Naxx and lots of heroics (back when they took time to get together), and got some BoA gear. Finally got my mage leveled, and it was the first time I'd had more than one max-level character.

The mage was who I was. It was a virtual extension of myself. I felt more "in my skin" playing the mage than I ever had felt playing the warrior.

I now have four toons at 80, and three of them will be making the push to 85. My old warrior, however, will remain a relic of a time long since past. Meka is who I am now in-game.