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Mists of Pandaria Beta: Beware of Darkmoon Rabbits {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 1:15AM Well, many people will want to and they SHALL!

...assuming that it works under the same rules that we are to expect with loot being being completely irrelevant of how many people participate in a kill and all that jazz.

My only problem with this is that, inevitably, we're going to run along some jerks that keep groups to a minimum to purposely exclude others from being able to more easily obtain fun items like this.

Why did I run such a pessimist thought through my head? Now it's sure to happen!

/curls in a corner and awaits the angry mob hellbent on beating me to a bloody pulp

Mists of Pandaria Beta: Temple of the Jade Serpent overview {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 4:49PM @Jebediah54

Darkmaster Gandling *is* the Scholomance one. =P

And heroic-version Scholomance, eh? Hee hee, I am definitely a lot more pumped up for Mop. Not that I wasn't already but huzzah, every day I keep reading about more and more things to be altogether awesome come release!

Mists of Pandaria Beta: Temple of the Jade Serpent overview {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 3:54PM I really hope that at some point in the future that we see something like the Herald Volazj fight, separating everyone from one another and fighting counterparts, only rejoining team members when we get our respective fights done.

However, it need not even be shadow copies of us, the players, as it could be any sort of personal mini-trial, if you will. Darkmaster Gandling is another example of how it could be implemented.

I understand many people hated this concept because they weren't as suited to handle things solo as well as others (healers, for example). At the same time, with all the changes coming in MoP, perhaps some of this disability will be negated?

WoW Moviewatch: End of the World (of Warcraft) {WoW}

Mar 13th 2012 10:25PM I know this seems a tad off as far as comments go, but did anyone else think that the part with the female goblin dancing fit the music just *perfectly*?

Regardless, I loved the song and the video to go with it.

Wouldn't this be cool? The dark trolls and the underworld {WoW}

Feb 28th 2012 5:14PM NOW JUST HOLD ON ONE GOSH-DARN MOMENT!

*Ahem*

Sorry for that. However, now that I have your attention, I was under the distinct impression that the ONLY reason we so much as have even the Darkspear tribe as playable characters is because all trolls are/were canniballistic, the Darkspear being the only ones to give up that exceptionally base rule of the entire troll culture because Thrall & Company saved their patooties from murlocs sacrificing them to the sea witch which Blizzard turned around and decided should wind up being a naga.

I have extreme doubts anyone would be able to convince me that these "dark trolls" would do the same. Like I said, it is a very basic fact about troll culture as a whole.

Last Week In WoW: The cruelest month edition {WoW}

Feb 7th 2012 9:53AM Okay, the sly grin that Pandaren is giving in that picture is rather disturbing.

Rogers Communications violates Canadian net neutrality rules over WoW bandwidth throttling {WoW}

Jan 24th 2012 2:35PM I am forced to use a smaller ISP because it is literally the only option I have for internet at home, being a rural resident. Peace River Internet Society (PRIS) was okay to use for the most part but after many years of using them, I have noticed things becoming slower and more restricted with their wireless service.

We have a clear view of the radio tower we get the signal from, nothing obstructing line-of-sight whatsoever. Seriously, I look out my kitchen window and BAM! Easily an incredible eyesore on the mountainside because it's so big and close.

I used to raid quite effectively but now I may as well be on dial-up (no, wait, I take that back; that's a *huge* INSULT to dial-up).

Supposedly, my ISP works through/with Telus, but I have no idea if that's even remotely true or not. But frankly, I hope that my problems haven't been caused by the same nonsense everyone else has been forced to endure.

It's very tiring having to fight with my connection every bloody night and I feel horribly guilty at not being able to do an effective job with my guild. I have always pulled my weight before and while we're very loyal to one another, I hate knowing that others are still under a form of pressure to make up for my shortcomings. I've had to miss out on a lot of nights because I didn't want to force my guild to have to replace me mid-raid if I was having a particularly sketchy night.

Sorry for the rant, but news like this just riles me up and with all the possibilities this brings to mind, it's difficult to not be a tad bitter. >=(

BlizzCon 2011: Mists of Pandaria Pandaren racials {WoW}

Oct 21st 2011 5:17PM I agree that something like this is doubtful to last. Food enchancement at low levels is typically not used as frequently, but it's still considerable as a boost and just blatantly excessive at max level in regards to raiding and such.

I play a Forsaken. I, personally, could not give a rat's rear about WotF as it is. I understand the history behind it and I respect Blizzard's decision to effectively give it to humans while we get a weak charm-breaker as compensation. But then again, I'm probably biased as I don't PvP. I play a Forsaken for the lore of it; and besides, an undead mage fits so well with me.

However, things like Underwater Breathing makes me feel pretty unwelcome as a race. While it may have served some minor utility in the past, it's completely irrelevant at this point because of how much aid the game has given every single person for reasons to be underwater.

I understand that last example is bit on the extreme end of the spectrum, but I still can't help but think that several races, not just Forsaken, need a little more love.

I don't want to get too terribly detailed into it all but wanted to toss in my two cents' worth.

Breakfast Topic: Are you ready for Hallow's End? {WoW}

Oct 18th 2011 11:07AM "the I belong to...."

"the *guild* I belong to...."

I'm so happy that I don't mind nearly so much at the lack of an edit function on here. =)

Breakfast Topic: Are you ready for Hallow's End? {WoW}

Oct 18th 2011 11:00AM I am sure as heck ready. Last night I finally got everything set up on my new computer and will be re-joining WoW after something like 5-6 months (damn you, eternal loops of the BSOD!) and a freebie ring seems like a great way to help myself catch up.

And if that was not enough, the I belong to (no, I was not kicked for inactivity because my guild mates are awesome individuals like that and I've been regularly communicating with the GM outside of the game) turns two this year and tonight I get to indulge in a fun guild event like what happened last year.

So let's see:

a) celebrate getting back into the game
b) celebrate guild's survival, despite not being a terribly large guild (maybe 70-some members, that number mostly being alts)
c) celebrate an in-game holiday that provides me with a free ring upgrade and appeals to the pet collector in me AND I get to easily finish off the last two (yeah, *two*) masks I need for the associated achievement?

Whoo-hoo!