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The Wow-ku challenge {WoW}

May 1st 2008 3:49AM I run to the node
From above epic flyer
Ninjas it. You swine!

Patch 2.4.2 notes released {WoW}

Apr 23rd 2008 10:45AM So Hunters get a nerf in the form of less aggro-generation for pets and we don't even get recognition that the auto-shot/kill command bug exists? Way to go Blizz...

Why the PvP game exists in WoW, and why it's a good thing {WoW}

Apr 21st 2008 4:00AM "First, it provides a critical and necessary change of pace from the PvE game."

But what about those who don't think PvE needs a change of pace and have to contend with PuGs containing the inevitable PvP-clad wonders who know nothing about the PvE game? I have no problem with those who do PvP but if Blizz created a PvE-ONLY server I'd jump on it in a flash. No more whining, no more duels, just raids, raids and more raids.

Breakfast Topic: Where would you go if you were a tourist in Azeroth? {WoW}

Apr 7th 2008 5:21AM I'd go to Deadmines in a flash, pretend I was in The Goonies. After that any dwarf/goblin town would be on the list, looks like those little guys know how to party...

Risen is mad as hell, and they aren't going to take it anymore {WoW}

Mar 10th 2008 9:56AM Risen are a bunch of idiots to be brutally honest. Do they really put all those hours into this game just to have some shiny items in a bank which will eventually be superceded at the next expansion anyway? What about the accomplishment of clearing those instances, does that mean nothing to them? Or the fact that people who can put in the time to farm those badges may get t6-equivalent gear but it's still not the same gear as drops in those raids?

Bunch of whining children, Blizz would do well to ignore their kind.

Blood Pact: Locks tapped out {WoW}

Feb 26th 2008 4:03AM I'll never understand why Blizz can't separate PvP and PvE once and for all. Why should my raiding guild suffer just because some people in Arenas are whining about 'Locks giving them a hard time? It's ridiculous. Separate the servers once and for all or allow class abilities and gear to change on entering Arenas/BGs to placate the whining masses.

Changing the way an entire class is played just to satisfy a few players who aren't up to scratch is a joke. And for the record I'm not a 'Lock and don'teven have a 'Lock alt. I just know that if they keep going like this I might be in line for a mojor nerf next.

Your Kaliri dodging days are coming to an end {WoW}

Feb 13th 2008 4:54AM Aah, there was a lot of whining about 'nerf Kaliri' on the official WoW forums so I'll rpeat what I said there. They are on fixed patterns and incredibly easy to avoid if you just take a couple of seconds to look where you're going. If you really can't avoid them then either by a SKyguard cloak (inbuilt slowfall) or just fly to the nearest rocks as soon as one starts harassing you. Dismount, easy kill, remount, job done.

The way people go on about these things you'd think the skies were full of Fel Reavers or something. And in any case if there wasn't something to distract you then the quest would literally be money for nothing.

Breakfast Topic: The bandages {WoW}

Jan 24th 2008 6:09AM Damn it, I'm sick of hearing that whole "Hunter, heal your own pet" thing. It's a GROUP and the pet is part of said group. My pet contributes a hell of a lot of DPS, it's responsible for a party buff adding a further 3% damage and if a mob goes for a squishy - yes Mr Healer, I'm talking about you - he's the first one to run over and stun the mob till the tank can take it back. Sure I have a heal for my pet but it's a HoT and a weak one at that.

So healers, if you don't give a damn about my pet's welfare and won't chuck the odd heal when you have time and the tank is safe, don't expect any help from me. You ignore the pet, we ignore you.

(Except that doesn't happen. I always look after squishies even if they don't look after me. Part of group play you see. Group. Look it up.)

Why people hate SEO... (and why SMO is bulls$%t) {The Jason Calacanis Weblog}

Feb 8th 2007 5:41AM "frankly the whitehat SEO companies are simply doing solid web design so I don't consider them SEO at all"

For the most part you couldn't get that more wrong. "Whitehat" SEOs don't design website, we take the garbled mess left over by web design agencies and transform the code into something a search engine can understand while still leaving it in the same physical condition. Obviously we'll give suggestions where content and usability/accessibility is concerned but that's usually it as far as the creative aspect of the site is concerned.

As for "These clients typically make horrible products and don't deserve traffic" again it's time to get of your damn high horse. We work for top flight companies who are market leaders in their areas and deserve to be ranking high for relevant search terms. At the end of the day if the client's products don't sell once they acheive high rankings they won't retain us to keep those rankings and we lose out. There's no pint at all working for companies whose products are crap or not relevant to the search terms being optimised for.

And to Peter Connors - "guarantee" is a word that should have you running a mile when it comes to SEOs. Ther are no guarantees and anyone who promises them is a con artist. We simply do our best within the confines of the system - no 'gaming' or 'manipulating' involved - and let the client judge the results for themselves.

Finally, SMO is a fad, a short-lived buzzword (buzz-acronym?). Just wait and see if anyone is talking about it in six months...