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Around Azeroth: Return to sender {WoW}

Aug 15th 2007 1:42PM Blackwing Lair had the corpse of "Mailcow" on top of the Stormwind Trade District mailbox for a while, as well as "Giantcarpet" on the Ironforge Auction House steps, both Tauren of course.

Does Mount Hyjal matter? {WoW}

Aug 14th 2007 9:06PM I saw the article title and immediately thought this was going to be about why we shoudn't raid now because the gear will become obsolete in the next expansion.

Death Knight details {WoW}

Aug 3rd 2007 4:38PM Who is going to want to work for something on one character that in no way changes or benefits that character? I was hoping that hero classes would be more like something that upgraded current classes at or near the new level cap after a class quest chain, especially since there weren't any class quests in Outland, which I always liked. This had better be so difficult or expensive to get so that not everyone's running around with one, and balanced enough that regular classes are losing raid slots to them. Also, completely skipping over the old content means that it will be even more deserted than it is already, which is bad for leveling alts or people who are playing for the first time.

The least visited instance... and why {WoW}

Jul 26th 2007 4:27PM From my experiences, I would have to say Dire Maul. I hit 60 2 months before the expansion, and I never got to run it. Everyone was busy running the instances that dropped D1 gear.

You know you are too old to play WoW when... {WoW}

Jul 18th 2007 12:28AM There's an addon called Eloquence that filters and translates typos, abbreviations, and leetspeak. I used it for about a week and then dropped it because it made me realize that some abbreviations are just faster and more efficient in conveying information in this setting. Plus how a person communicates in chat can be a really good indicator on how they'll act and perform in a group, and I was giving people way too much credit that didn't deserve it. I don't really mind it that much, I even started typing "lol" but mainly because it makes your character laugh at the same time. There are only 2 things I really can't stand, people that are demanding and impolite, and that feel the need to swear, especially when it's just a one word exclamation or phrase. It makes me think you dropped out of school before you learned how to express yourself any other way, and you drop to the bottom of my respect list.

Breakfast topic: Switching mains {WoW}

Jul 10th 2007 8:38AM My first character when I got the game 2 years ago was a warrior. I got him to about 40, played around with some alts to about level 15, then took a year long break from WoW. When I came back, I started fresh on a new realm with a new warrior, which made it to 70. About a month ago, I got bored and frustrated with tanking, and started experimenting with alts again. I now have a level 44 mage that I consider my new main. I only use my 70 to farm things I need for my mage now.

I have to change-- I'm logging out {WoW}

Jun 29th 2007 2:21AM Reminds me of when I started using Outfitter to help manage soloing and tanking gear. As soon as I saw that there was a city option, I rolled a new warrior and mailed myself the starting gear, and thought I was pretty clever. But I got way too many laughs and whispers that it became annoying. Plus I had to wait for all that health to regenerate when putting my real gear back on.

I guess I'm not hardcore enough to care to check other people's armory profile for reasons other than finding talent and gear ideas for myself, and I've only checked people in my guild, and never while I'm actually playing.

Mysterious Mysteries: Fel Reavers on wheels! {WoW}

May 29th 2007 4:53PM Along the edges of the outland zones, there are a ton of hopping creatures, since the ground slants steeply in many places I guess. I spent most of the weekend farming ore and motes for my BoP epic weapon, and probably saw more bouncing basilisks than normal creatues. The gliding fel reaver had me cracking up too.

Life without working addons {WoW}

May 25th 2007 12:39AM @40 I've read from a few different addon authors that some bugs that appeared on patch day weren't present on the PTR.

The only real major pain about patch day is when addon websites get hammered and you can't download updates. This past patch wasn't really that bad, and I was amazed how quickly affected addons were fixed.

I think once any hiccups are out of the way, addons end up much better than before, and dying addons get replaced by something better. And I know that the layout and polish of my peronal UI greatly benefited from adapting to what's new and available.