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A literally talentless player {WoW}

Jan 7th 2008 9:12PM How is this different than Naked Hunter- a feat that was highly praised on this very blog?

Why aren't solo instances coming to WoW? {WoW}

Aug 23rd 2007 5:49PM I would actually love it if it took a solo & class specific instance to unlock hero classes.

My main is a hunter and I loved the challenge of the hunter epic quest. The fact that it was something that tested me as a hunter and I was forced to do it alone (cough, cough)...except for friends kiting mobs away and a few buffs/ rezzes when things went bad.

Nonetheless, I want more challenges like that. I often solo group quests to get the same kind of enjoyment. As far as gear, who cares? It would be about the challenge, and not gear (i.e. no charity epics).

Make it grindable for a title or maybe a tabbard...just give us more challenges specific to our class. Wipe all buffs on zone in, and make us maximize the talents that define our class.

Enter to win a Spectral Tiger Mount from WoW Insider! {WoW}

Jul 25th 2007 7:27PM I CAN HAZ MOUNT?

DigiPen students penning deal with the IP devil? {Joystiq}

May 7th 2007 10:19PM As another Georgia Tech student, I'll point out that Tech is great about working out IP rights with you. If you make something at Tech and someone wants to buy it, you get paid.

RE: DigiPen, their stance on IP is known. I briefly looked at the school and this is the one of the first things I learn from a Google search three years ago.

Yes it sucks for these guys, but this is something they knew going in. I'm not losing sleep over it.

Patchwork enforcement on the naming policy {WoW}

Apr 6th 2007 5:15PM "Qwerty" isn't gibberish. Qwerty is the standard keyboard layout and is often cited as the most commonly password used in software.

The sad state of engineering {WoW}

Mar 14th 2007 3:59PM I just can't give up on engineering. I love my slow fall cape, and my teleporters. Most other times are a pain in the @$$ because of the pre-mediation of having to equip trinkets...and then being stuck with them for the duration of the fight.

-Engineers are so reliant on trinkets, that there should be an epic quest that provides for a third trinket slot...or the ability to swap trinkets in combat. My Arcanite Dragonling never saw combat because it couldn't offset the utility of my non-engineering trinkets...even if the 3rd or 4th trinkets slots had to be trinkets you made, it would be nice.

-I've heard about the Frost Grenade before. I hope this means that Engineers will be getting some system of consumables similar to Hunter traps.

-I hate how the profession seems to assume all engineers are gnome cloth wearers. The Nigh-Invulnerability Belt is a cool item, but it should be offered in all armor classes. How hard would it be to require a belt reagent made by either tailoring (cloth), leatherworking (leather, mail), or blacksmithing (plate)?

-So I always enjoyed underwater quests because of my Deepdive Helmut...but every other quest near water in the expansion just throws water breathing consumables at players. Thanks for removing that advantage Bliz.

-Finally, what if we could use our bombs while riding flying mounts? Would probably never happen, but you know...

Breakfast Topic: what are you looking forward to? {WoW}

Mar 11th 2007 2:18PM I know professions are going to go through some sort of revamp, and engineering needs this the most.

I like what the guy said above. Give me an engineering epic quest that provides a 3rd trinket slot.

Nintendo DS does geopositioning with WiFi {Engadget}

Mar 9th 2007 1:31AM This looks a lot like an early version of a game we are developing at Georgia Tech's Mobile Technologies Group lab. PictoHunt ( is a locative photo-hunt that uses the DS & WiFi Triangulation.

The system in the picture looks like it sniffs out its position, does a server connect/query, parses the return (a good DS XML parser would be cool), and then simply displays the return. It isn't actively determining its Lat/Long coordinates. If you reverse geo-code the coordinates it displays, it lands you in either an Irish Bar or Chow Baby restaurant. One of them must have open WiFi. We followed a similar course early on, but we found that it wasn't the best solution.

Often you can sniff out your location based on the WiFi around you, but if none of the networks are open, you can't perform the server query. We're moving to a model where every time the DS encounters an open WiFi network, it downloads the latest 'map' info and stores it. Obviously as our 'map' scales, we will be improving the solution (probably just storing your immediate area).

As far as WiFi vs. GPS: We have a custom GPS system as well, but there are situations were GPS isn't the best. In areas with a lot of tall buildings, multi-pathing errors through off your GPS accuracy. Also GPS isn't a very workable solution if you want to create an experience in an in-door mall. Basically WiFi Triangulation and GPS are two clubs in the locative golf bag. You simply use the best on for the task at hand.

Breakfast topic: Race/class combinations you wish you could be {WoW}

Feb 20th 2007 2:30PM I originally posted this to my guild's website:

"A few weeks ago I saw a gnome and a bear running through Hillsbrad and I thought, "A gnome hunter. How cute!" Then the bear killed the gnome and I remembered that there aren't any gnome hunters."

...I'd reroll Gnome Hunter so damn fast.

More on making the old instances new again {WoW}

Jan 25th 2007 1:54PM Timed Runs: ala 45 min UD

MC in 90 minutes would be a great quest...