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WoW Insider Weekly News Update for Jan. 13, 2012 {WoW}

Jan 16th 2012 8:43PM ... Does this mean that wowinsider is going to a strictly youtube presence? I don't do video (allergy to flash animation, which is how most video is embedded these days), so youtube only means I drop it.

Phat Loot Phriday: Abercrombie's Gloves {WoW}

Jan 8th 2012 3:17AM And so, dear friends, Miranda proceeds to climb on top of the ruins of the Fourth Wall (broken by pop references in a previous episode) and grasp the meta-game narrative by the goolies.

Expect a very irate Narrator fairly soon.

The Queue: The League {WoW}

Jan 8th 2012 3:09AM > Like many, many other unforgivable atrocities ... it's handwaved away

I'd like to see at least one person on the victim side of such atrocities who sticks to their guns: "if we have to ally with THEM to save the world, then the world is doomed. You get either them or me. Which will it be?"

Just as a for-instance, why would the Forsaken - as a faction - get invited to ANY of the parties, given the behavior Putress and Sylvanas have shown? Sure, exceptions get made. But as a whole? Come on. I wouldn't let them have a shot at my undefended back. What's the use of saving the world if me and/or mine aren't going to be in it? Camaraderie in military forces is a survival mechanism for a reason.

Blue Post and Other WoW News: Possiblity for ignoring entire accounts, not just the player {WoW}

Jan 8th 2012 2:58AM Interesting thoughts...

The fact that you ignore someone (account wide) should not automatically give you their RealID name. Think about it...

So instead, you ignore (name@realm).

Option 1: You never know who else name@realm plays. If this option is chosen, other characters will "vanish" from your chat, possibly including guildies. I predict that this would lead to customer service nightmares.

Option 2: In the same way that you are able to identify realID friends being online, your ignore list would show you [name@realm] (name). I predict that if blizzard implements "ignore account X", this is the most likely way they implement it. However, note that this allows you to follow [name@realm] around and harass them (via your Account B). This is not a desired result either.

Option 3: (or 2a, if you prefer) Social interfaces would be modified to mark [name@realm] as being ignored: Parties and Raids are particularly important, but probably also guilds. Possibly also user-created chat channels, although that verges on the problems of (2) above.

Other possible modifications for (3): Ignore being made two-way: you cannot send tells to people on your ignore list. You could not join groups/raids with people you are ignoring (or are ignored by).

Known issues from the Darkmoon Faire {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2012 2:33PM I have a character that got a full 250 grisly trophies between faires, and was able to turn the quest in this week. I can't say that I've seen trophies disappear, but mostly because I only have a couple characters on the quest.

The Queue: Frogs, Doctor Who, Celery, and Penny Arcade {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 12:51PM @naughtyzoot: You realize, don't you, that with the stormwind/orgrimmar portals in Dalaran, putting your hearth point in Dalaran makes almost as much sense now as it did in Wrath? You are a little inconvenienced by making a trip through the portal when you hearth, but compared to the large inconvenience of trying to make it back to dalaran, it's nothing.

Officers' Quarters: Members turned poachers {WoW}

Dec 12th 2011 9:52PM "The boyfriend probably tossed an easy excuse out..."

The problem here is that tossing an easy excuse out is the min-max answer to the social situation. Maximum excuse, minimum drama. Which mean that we STILL have no way of proving it one way or the other, but have great temptation to make that assumption unproven.

Drama Mamas: Love and marriage and WoW {WoW}

Nov 29th 2011 12:09PM My first thought while reading Alone's letter was "joining the husband's hobby is incredibly one-sided". So okay, the wife is bonding with the husband. So where's the reciprocity? Shouldn't the husband be doing something with the wife that she enjoys?

When I joined WoW, I recognized how it could swallow every free minute of my life, and immediately carved out times/days for "something other than WoW".

I'm thinking that maybe they should find either something Alone wants to do and hubby would be willing to try, or something both of them might be interested in but neither do currently.

/agree shotiechan ... Definitely set aside a regular time (or times) per week for just that thing - together time. Yes, comes before raiding. Or drinking, or finishing FFIII or whatever.

Breakfast Topic: How do you feel after spending time with archaeology? {WoW}

Nov 16th 2011 8:51PM On my main, I leveled archaeology to max, got all the archaeology achievements. ... But my alchemist is my main ALT. And not yet leveled to max.

So now, I've got 3 unending time sinks: fishing for the guild achievement (unrelated to archaeology, but still a high priority time sink), archaeology for the Tol'Vir pet and mount, and archaeology on my alt for the alchemy recipe.

Nasty. That's all it is.

The Queue: Image is relevant {WoW}

Nov 15th 2011 5:10PM My own personal wish for pet battles is that rare pets be no more *effective* than common pets, but that they be more *flashy* than common pets.

Yes, you creamed my Hyacinth Macaw with your Horde Balloon. You're very smart. But last time your horde balloon was defeated, it didn't spray feathers all over the place before spiraling down to land in your arms. It simply deflated and sat there. And I bet your Cockroach doesn't do anything terribly impressive either when you win, does it?

Heck, I haven't had this much fun since the first annual Dr Who Stare-off: The Weeping Angels vs The Silence. (Blink, you forget. Blink, you die.)