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The ridable flightless bird boss {WoW}

Jun 15th 2007 12:29PM Chocobo Chocobo Chocobo! Finally a nice land mount for alliance... the only good ones we've had till now are cats. Don't get me wrong, I love mah cats, but variety can be nice.

Addon Spotlight: Fubar {WoW}

Jun 10th 2007 8:23PM "Other unnecessary information that clutters up the screen is only distracting and slows down performance."

I won't argue the distraction part, but a well written addon will ALWAYS take performance into heavy consideration, especially in combat. One of the main things fubar modules need to watch for is only updating when the really need to. Some thing (like durability) are both costly to update and change very frequently (every time you get hit!) So addons like DurabilityFu have to consider when the player will actually LOOK at the plugin. There's no reason to waste time updating in combat if the player doesn't care, so DuraFu waits until you drop out of combat and refreshes the value once, instead of every time your durability changes by 1 point in-combat.

It's also very easy to get too many plugins installed. One that tracks ammo? Neat idea, but I found that I never consulted it. It was simply engrained into my brain to pop open my bags and see visually how empty they were... looking at that number and then trying to remember the max ammo I carry... it just wasn't helpful. If you get in a Fubar plugin frenzy make sure to sit back every now and then and consider if you really need each plugin.

The Creamy GUI Center: Addon basics {WoW}

Jun 9th 2007 5:09AM I'm disappointed. The _FIRST thing you should be telling people to do on patch day is _NOT_ "go update all your mods!" A good majority of addons do not break on patch days. Checking "Load outdated addons" will fix most patch day issues. Players should update only addons that they find broken after doing this. The UI sites come to a crashing halt because everyone and their bother think they need to update every one of their addons on patch day. Please stop perpetuating this belief.

Breakfast Topic: Gambling with prospecting? {WoW}

Jun 6th 2007 4:36PM erm, sorry the link there should have been

Breakfast Topic: Gambling with prospecting? {WoW}

Jun 6th 2007 4:34PM There is a fairly consistant pattern to prospecting... see: if you do the math, it's one
blue gem out of roughly 33 Adamantite Ore

Breakfast topic: Thottbot vs. Allakhazam vs. Wowhead {WoW}

Jun 1st 2007 11:58PM No one's mentioned it, but Wowhead has a crew of volunteer editors who add useful comments and some lore and other info to the various item/NPC/zone pages. Most these editors are from the wowwiki IRC channel, an the Wowhead articles are often summarized versions of the respective wiki pages. Those pages are usually linked back to the wiki as well.

Comments can always degrade into flame wars, but that doesn't seem to happen too often on head. Regardless, we try to pick out useful comments and add them to the main page so users don't have to route through comments.

Caption This! [Updated] {WoW}

May 30th 2007 1:37PM "I know it seemed like a great idea at the time Frank, but if we hang out here much longer someone is bound to shoot us."

"The Pride Day parade isn't until the end of June, but the bears have already begun waking from hibernation."

Child of the Elements {WoW}

May 29th 2007 1:52PM Horde ain't evil, just the Blood Elves are.

Crafting: Shake your lack of moneymaker {WoW}

May 28th 2007 6:09PM Except for vigrin servers where no 70's exist, there's simply a much higher demand on endgame crafts than anywhere else. People don't care about the mid-level items because players level out of the gear fast, and they desire instance blues more. For any player leveling the money provided by a dual-gathering setup simply outweighs any items they could craft and use. It's simply easier to make a little "fast cash" while leveling, buy a few pieces of gear as you go, and then at 70, when all is said and done, turn around and level up a production craft for those useful endgame items.

I see it less as "supply and demand" and more a matter of "planned obsolescence"... those mid range items just aren't useful for long enough.

LOL gay! {WoW}

May 28th 2007 1:54PM I just enjoy turning it back on them, especially IRL. Back when I worked at Walmart *bleh* I had more that one customer, usually in front of their girlfriend, ask _me_ if I agreed that some item was "gay". I'd simply respond "You've picked the wrong person to ask that"... usually the guy got a blank "huh?" look and the GF smacked him onthe back of the head and called him an insensative jerk. That was it's own reward really.

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