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Breakfast Topic: When did WoW click for you? {WoW}

Mar 26th 2009 10:43AM I remember when I started playing, I really enjoyed the game, but generally was clueless about a lot of the game. I really liked the scenery and just the vastness of everything, and I had only experienced the tauren starting area at that point. My very first toon was a hunter, and I had no idea about getting a pet for a long time, haha. I didn't think to look at what spells I had, and didn't train hardly ever, but I loved playing it anyway. I decided to start a different character at that point, because I wanted to start fresh with my new knowledge of training and spells.

When it really 'clicked' for me (beyond my initial enjoyment of the game), I had started my human paladin, and somehow got it into the high-40s, and was in tanaris. I noticed these folks in general chat looking for more people for something called an 'instance' so I asked them what that was all about. They took me under their wing, invited me to their guild (best guild I've ever been in) and we ran Zul'Farrak the whole way through. I had never done anything like that before, never worked with a team like that; and the instance I thought was ridiculously fun and amazing. The fight at the stairs was incredibly cool, and then the gigantic hydra at the end. There were many close calls (I'm sure I wasn't helping at that point) but I don't think we wiped once. They explained different instance roles, tanking, healing, dps, etc. I had no idea before that, and had been using dps-warrior style items, had my talent tree all mixed around in the lower tiers of everything. It was such a great moment to discover just how in-depth the game went, and I had already been having fun with it before I knew anything about it. It made an already-very-fun-and-addicting-game just that much more fun and addicting.

No vanilla WoW realms. Really. {WoW}

Mar 13th 2009 1:06PM One of the things (from my perspective) is I missed out on all the classic/BC stuff. I've heard that BRD in classic could be an epic fight just to get in the instance! I started playing during BC, but just recently got past 60, so I hadn't experienced any of BC before WotLK was out. It seems like such a waste to have all of these instances that I effectively have to skip because nobody is interested in doing them, and there's no call for it anymore, BRD is completely empty. I definitely enjoy the WotLK stuff as well, but I feel like I've missed out on some of the things that were. Why does new content have to negate previous content?

WoW Rookie: Hear, hear for tier gear {WoW}

Mar 12th 2009 10:39AM I have a question (a couple actually):

Is it worth getting any of the 'tiered' sets below 7/8 at all? From what I understand, for example tier 6 was oriented for level 70, so once you're into Northrend, you'll probably end up with better gear anyway? I'm just wondering if it'd be worth it (stats wise) to get any of these previous-tier items currently (I'm in low 70s at the moment, semi-casual player).

Also, can you explain PvP sets? Are they different/better/worse than the 'tiered' sets? Are they only available by doing Arenas? (And wouldn't you want a PvP set _before_ doing arenas?)

Those are some questions I have that the info on wowwiki/wowhead doesn't seem to explain.

Apple patents adaptive volume controls based on environment, not quality of your music {Engadget}

Jan 23rd 2009 1:00PM My car (Ford Focus) does this with the stereo already. As the car gets louder (higher rpm, more wind/road noise) the volume automatically increases. You can even customize the rate of increase based on amount of noise.

Phoenix Technologies relaunches HyperSpace instant-on OS: now tastier, widely available {Engadget}

Jan 6th 2009 9:13AM My PC with Windows XP (desktop, not laptop, I know desktop hard disks are faster in general) takes 20 seconds from hard-off to fully booted in windows. It's "nothing special" new-ish hardware, but there's maybe $500 worth of parts in it. The "instant boot" is just part of the "PC 3.0" bologna. There are other, worthwhile aspects of the hyperspace product (security, maintenance, etc), but instant-boot is not one of them.

Another Wii knockoff arrives to give Vii some competition {Engadget}

May 9th 2008 10:26AM Actually, there are a lot of overheating Wiis out there. Cooling fans are more necessary than you may think. I'm one of the unlucky ones, going to try sending it back to nintendo for an RMA, but I've heard that doesn't always work either.

Joystiq readers redesign the PS3 controller {Engadget}

Jan 26th 2006 9:27AM The original PS2 controller is IMO the best non-joystick controller that exists today. The buttons are all logically placed, easy to push. The feel of the joystick is nice. It seems to fit practically any size hands (personally, I wish it were a little bigger, but it is fine). The digital buttons can be used in an analog way, and the analog sticks work nicely. Anybody else agree?

SmartPill surveys the gastric landscape {Engadget}

Jan 18th 2006 1:56PM Do you have to... retrieve it when you're... "done" with it?

-Jesse