Nov 30th 2007 9:21PM Great, another WoW Insider podcast, can't wait :)
The best thing about their podcast is that while some shows have adverts at the start or end of the cast, they don't at all! They do stop in the middle for some music, but who doesn't like music? Am I right?
Nov 30th 2007 8:49AM There's no point in reporting goldbotters, I used to do it and saw them level to 60 and bot in Winterspring for weeks before they went offline. Being able to buy gold keeps people in the game which is why lipservice is paid to stopping it whereas nothing effective is ever done.
Nov 12th 2007 7:07PM To all those people moaning about the lowering of the rep needed for heroics, I recently levelled a paladin and was able to take them along to a couple of guild Karazan runs. I now have the gear to be able to heal heroics but only have the rep for one set of instances. The old progression that was in place just after the expansion came out is no longer relevant.
If it really bothers you that much then you can always check out someone's gear before you invite them to a group.
Oct 29th 2007 9:54PM I would love to be able to listen to this Podcast, unfortunately the British guy makes this impossible as his voice is the most annoying thing I've heard since Cheryl Baker left broadcasting.
Oct 18th 2007 7:15AM This could have been an interesting read, unfortunalty the style makes it too hard going to get through it all.
Sep 8th 2007 7:53PM The difference between Horde and Alliance pugs (both pvp and pve) on EU servers used to be massive. I didn't mind so much losing all the time when playing alliance in battlegrounds, the thing that made me not want to play was the 'omfg l2pun00bs' that you'd always see in raidchat. On hordeside if things were going badly they would just get on with turning things back their way. The same used to be the case for pugging instances.
More recently, since the expansion, I've found that alliance instance pugs have gotten much better and Horde one's have had me hold my head in my hands. Hopefully some of the kids have moved over to play bloodelves and the balance will spill over to pvp a bit more.
Feb 28th 2007 11:26AM When I did Into the Maw of Madness http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=8306, after dying we ressed in Westfall rather than Silithus. More of a corpse boatride rather than run.
Feb 23rd 2007 5:59PM @6 the state of American law is very different since the Nintendo case you're talking about. Blizzard owns the servers, the clients and the protocol used to connect them, it's all their intellectual property. If you reverse engineer something that has IP stamped on it then you are breaking the law (at least in the US). So if you write or distribute a program that descrambles DVDs you are liable for arrest. If you write your own WoW client, you are liable for arrest. If they can argue that Wowglider is a breach of their IP even though it uses their own client then the case has a good chance of standing up.
These are the same laws that forbid you from making a mix CD of your favourite tracks to listen to in your car or backing them up in case they get scratched. There is no longer any such thing as fair use.
Feb 23rd 2007 5:48PM This whole thing could have been avoided by Blizzard actually banning bots. I've reported around a dozen but I don't bother any more since when I add them to my friends list I see them levelling to maximum and happily grinding gold for weeks. Anyone checking these guys out for a minute can see they're bots so rather than doing them in big waves and allowing the gold selling market to exist why not ban them when they're reported.
It's obviously not a matter of resources, try making a character called Asspummel and see what level you get to.
Feb 23rd 2007 5:14PM @3 the EULA is irrelavent unless they intend to sue them inside Azeroth. The meat of their claim is claiming against lost revenue and battering them with the draconian intellectual property laws that the RIAA brought in.