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The Queue: My cats are still adorable edition {WoW}

Jan 11th 2011 11:39AM The cats are very adorable.

I wonder how big Sylvannas has gotten since we last saw pictures...

I want pet photo updates!!

Scattered Shots: Pre-raid gear for Cataclysm hunters {WoW}

Dec 9th 2010 10:43AM If it makes you feel any better, my alt hunter is still at 80 :P

Frostheim... I wish you were a Shaman or could convince a Shaman columnist to make this same sort of list (and or point my tired eyes to said list if it already exist :P)

New Stormwind and Orgrimmar mugs available from TavernCraft {WoW}

Dec 8th 2010 5:26PM Thrall? That old windbag? Give me a Garrosh mug or no get shiny CC number.

Breakfast Topic: Elementals vs. Zombies -- which event was better? {WoW}

Dec 6th 2010 9:17AM Please... you escaped the zombie event by mounting your flying moutn and not landing...

Breakfast Topic: Elementals vs. Zombies -- which event was better? {WoW}

Dec 6th 2010 9:13AM That's the problem though. The troublemaker in you... the griefer in people in general... They enjoyed the zombie event.

Will I remember the zombie event more than I am likely to remember the elemental event? Yes... But only because of how much I hated it.

The Zombie event was one extreme. Blizzard in their "wisdom" gave players the tools needed to become the ultimate griefers. People who already enjoyed griefing others now had the ultimate toolbox with which to do so. It was a constant, 24/7 shutdown of the major cities after only a day or two of the plague going around. No amount of disease cleansing could halt the players (though I thoroughly enjoyed trying it, especially when they had only a few seconds left, I even enjoyed reporting those who couldn't respond in a civilized manner). While on my Paladin, I'd even let them transform on occasion when I knew what they were doing. Sitting there in the AH, just waiting, planning to infect several people and kill of the auctioneers... Transform, stun, dead. Great times. Like I said though, the plague was impossible to stop and eventually any and all hope was lost. I didn't log on for the final days of the zombie event. I had better things to do.

The elemental invasion is the other extreme of course. Once every 3 hours or so some big scary elementals come and ravage the town... except they're really not that big and they're certainly not scary. Chance of death was somehow less than zero percent. What seemed to be hundred man raids had formed at each portal and the town was saved within minutes. We then split up to enter the dungeons for 30 minutes before sitting around waiting for another 3 hours. This was cool... once. Many players felt this way too as it became less and less likely that the dungeon bosses would even be available, or if they were, it was within the last few minutes of the super shaman coming to save the city. Players didn't care because the event itself was so boring after you've seen it all once.

Pros for the zombies:
Unpredictable. Players controlled it. This was awesome and made the event far more fun that it would have been otherwise.

Cons for the zombies:
Ultimate griefing tool box. The cities flat out weren't safe. You could be attacked by your own faction, half your raid group would become infected fighting their way into the raid zone, level 70s were destroying players that had no chance against them, some of whom were honestly new players to the game who were likely chased off by the zombie event.

Pros for the elementals: It was optional. If you didn't want to deal with the annoyances you simply used Darnassus, Exodar, Silvermoon, or the Undercity as your main faction city. The vendors, bankers, auctioneers, etc were all perfectly safe and sound there. Raids could continue without a hitch. Low level players in effected cities were given warning of the impending invasion and access to portals for a quick escape to avoid the all but guarenteed death they would suffer if they stayed for the attack.

Cons for the elementals: It was completely scripted. Players had a choice of how fast it would skip over certain phases of the event, but that was it. There was no ongoing excitement for this event.

I would rather the next event be more of a middle ground between the two. Both events failed hard for seperate reasons, but regardless of the reason, failure is failure.

Countdown to Cataclysm: Why go goblin? {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2010 4:36PM Agreed. Just about every class favors haste more than any other secondary stat.

Poor Worgen. 1% crit... whoopdefreakingdoo.

Breakfast Topic: What zones have been shattered for the better? {WoW}

Dec 2nd 2010 8:35AM An Alliance member has no right to judge a Horde zone Josin. Hillsbrad has definitely improved. The new version is a thousand times better than the old. Sorry your faction got kicked out.

Officers' Quarters: Managing the alt invasion {WoW}

Nov 29th 2010 9:53AM Have to agree with Vaylie. Waste of time writing this all up. Just have your guild member make the request on their main or over Vent.

Drama Mamas: When NSFW guild chat aggros a parent {WoW}

Nov 19th 2010 10:02AM Sorry Robin and Lisa, but I can't agree with you on this one. This is not the fault of the guild leader to fix. While it may not have been the most politically correct thing in the world to tell Enraged Mom that she's an idiot... the fact remains... she's an idiot. Her underage child is playing a game rated above his age group. Her underage child should be in bed by 10 if she's the least bit responsible. Her underage child, if she deems him mature enough to handle WoW, should have had his chat boxes neutered from the day he rolled his first character. Enraged Mom... you're still an idiot!

She and her child should leave. The only thing the GM of the guild needs to do is /gkick them and explain that they just don't fit in.

It's a shame you left the guild that you loved nameless writer. You should seek to rejoin immediately and tell Enraged Mom to go find the nearest cliff and jump off it if she doesn't like it.

You can't be banned for anything said, except the most extreme things, in guild chat. Guild chat is viewed as a private channel by Blizzard and they won't monitor it unless someone is reporting you for something that could literally be the difference between life and death.

Officers' Quarters: Scorched by raider burnout {WoW}

Oct 26th 2010 8:33AM I have to agree with Kurly and not with the blog. There's no three solutions, there's one really simple solution to this. If he won't leave willingly, it's to type "Everyone get in your goodbyes to so-and-so" followed by /gkick so-and-so

If he's got a relative in the guild, tell them if they cause any drama because of it, they're free to go or can be kicked. Likewise for anyone who supported the turd. This honestly belongs to the drama mama's, not the officers' quarters.

After the gkick, inform the 3 members you lost and try to get your good thing going again. Grow a pair and gkick these people.

If your guild leader won't have the courage to fix the problem, then yes, it's time to start a new guild and invite over everyone who wants things to go back to the way they were under new, stronger leadership... You. You HAD a good thing. People WERE happy. It's time to make those two sentences be present tense instead of past tense.