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Spiritual Guidance: Level 1 to 5 on your new Priest {WoW}

Feb 4th 2008 3:24AM My greatest advice to any level 5 clothie is to get a lesser magic wand. That thing is OP!

And if you find this site, which is just a blog and nothing more, tiresome to read, then don't? Or start your own blog maybe? Many of us do find it entertaining and it isn't hard to just skip over the articles that aren't of any use or interest to you.

Spiritual Guidance: Level 1 to 5 on your new Priest {WoW}

Feb 4th 2008 3:20AM Some people very quickly seem to forget that when you're new (especially if you don't have RL friends playing) this information would be very useful. Many people picking up Wow have never played a MMO before and have no frame of reference.

Gamers on the Street: The classes of 2008 {WoW}

Jan 31st 2008 6:29PM This is my favorite Wow Insider column, precisely because it isn't full of elitist know-it-alls who spend their time theorycrafting. Its much nicer to hear from random samples of the majority of players that are casual and look at the game from a much different perspective than that of "experts" who have BT on farm. There are any number of websites that already cater to that crowd.

Turning keyboard turners around {WoW}

Jan 17th 2008 5:00PM I started off as a keyboard turner/clicker. After I realised this was the worst way of doing things, I became a devotee of keybinding my abilities, and using the mouse for all movement. The difference is astounding, particularly in PVP. At first its a little tricky (and I can see why people try it and give up straight away... they need to persist) but after a day or so I knew I'd never go back. Everything is quicker, more efficient, things get killed faster.

To soothe the savage player {WoW}

Oct 30th 2007 11:40PM I just recently turned my music back on and what a surprise, it's a fantastic part of the game that I think I appreciate more than I did when I first heard it two years ago (probably cause I'm getting old). My little paladin just did the Lament of the Highborne quest, what a nice thing for blizz to do for anyone levelling a blood elf ;)

I like the music in the Undercity and also Winterspring. For most of my Outland experience my music was off so I look forward to hearing it.

Last few days for Headless Horseman farming {WoW}

Oct 29th 2007 7:49PM I got the plate helm, squashling, flying broom, epic land broom, ring, and cloth pumpkin head all by my second lot of runs on day 2 of the event. I'm a dps warrior.

Just lucky I guess because it took another weeks worth of 5+ runs a day for the helm to drop again for my boyfriend's pali.

The life cycle of a WoW player {WoW}

Oct 25th 2007 5:18PM Also just wanted to add a lot of people I know are realising that they have neglected 'real life' a bit and are focussing more on family, friends, social lives, education, jobs and travel again.

The life cycle of a WoW player {WoW}

Oct 25th 2007 5:16PM From personal experience I have to say I totally agree with this life cycle. I am currently on 'Recovery' and will stay this way until I give up the game, but I have no plans to give up yet. I am 100% casual these days and thats fine by me, I no longer log on for more than 1 or 2 hours at a time 2 or maybe 3 times a week, and it's usually only when asked to by a friend.

Pretty much everyone I know in the game has either quit long ago (levelled to 70, quit, all pre-TBC raiders), or are in the recovery phase like me or are experiencing burnout and considering becoming casuals or just quitting.

Personally I think thats why Blizz are making so many changes to the game - brand new people are needed but the potential grind to 80 would look daunting and needs to be seriously streamlined - and older experienced players are seriously cutting back.

How much do you love Warcraft? {WoW}

Oct 14th 2007 10:00PM Who cares what anyone else thinks. If you like it, get it. Most people wouldn't have the faintest idea what warcraft is, just tell them it's a tribal symbol or something. And if warcraft is important to you (and face it, it's important to us all or we wouldn't be reading this blog) then it's worth getting as a tattoo, should you be that way inclined.

It's just a personal choice and I don't think anyone deserves to be called mentally unhinged because they choose to express themselves in a way that hurts noone else.

Incidentally, I don't have any tattoos. But I completely defend the free and personal choice of individuals to choose what they put on/in their bodies! If you don't like it you don't have to do it.

Pricy mounts support goldsellers {WoW}

Oct 9th 2007 8:13PM I utterly disagree. Since the xpac came out I haven't personally known or heard of anyone that has bought gold and that includes the very many people who have epic flyers. All have proudly earnt them.