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Guildwatch: Caught redhanded, but too late {WoW}

Jan 9th 2008 1:07PM You can't blame this guild-- the guild bank ranks are there for a reason, and all they did was use them. Clearly they weren't letting just anybody in the bank-- this guy was a trusted member who turned out to be a total jerk.

What hits hardest for me is that the GM refused to help. If I recall correctly, GMs have fixed this stuff before. I would contact another GM and see if you can get help replacing what was lost. Otherwise, I would probably jump on the WoW forums (in the appropriate area, not on the general forums) with the story and the pics, and see if someone can't help you there.

Phat Loot Phriday: Dory's Embrace {WoW}

Jan 4th 2008 10:15PM Modded up for hilarity

Jeff Kaplan reveals how to get to Northrend {WoW}

Jan 4th 2008 3:23PM It's news to me-- I had always heard that there would be two points of entry total (one Horde, one Alliance), not two points of entry for each faction. Either way, it's great news.

Ron Paul supporters plan rally in Azeroth {WoW}

Dec 27th 2007 6:54PM You may disagree, but I think it's an interesting idea, and as I said in the post, I think it would be hilarious to see mainstream news reporting on a political rally held in Ogrimmar or Stormwind. I do agree that it's not cool to do this stuff on RP servers, but WoW is a social setting, and I think any form of social action inside WoW (from weddings to protest marches to political rallies) is a pretty interesting occurrence.

Considering a real simulated reality {WoW}

Aug 15th 2007 2:40PM Well it's not that new to me-- of course I've heard of Descartes and I know about the problem of proving your existence and Plato's Cave and so on. I've seen the Matrix and 13th Floor.

But thinking about it in the frame of MMOs is a new way of seeing it all for me. Note that this theory doesn't suggest that you are a *player* in an MMO-- anyone can imagine that the world around them doesn't exist (and really, it only exists through our senses anyway-- and if memory is any indication, our senses can't be trusted either).

No, it suggests that you are *an NPC*, there to uphold and support the lives of players. That's a super weird thought that I've never considered before.

Things I learned from WoW {WoW}

Aug 14th 2007 5:41PM Ok well I will be the first to say I suck at math, but I thought algebra was where you solved for x when you knew everything else in the equation. In that case, figuring out how much Agi you need for a certain Dodge score is algebra, as I said.

As for calculus, I haven't touched that since high school, so I'm not sure what it entails. You may be right in that you don't need to use any calc to break down WoW's numbers.

Utgarde Keep video {WoW}

Aug 9th 2007 3:43PM @Addictions, well I played in the press room where playtime was unlimited. :) But yeah I didn't snap any pictures. We heard reports of people taking pictures of Starcraft II gameplay on the floor and being asked to leave the building. So I didn't test any boundaries at all. We took lots of pictures (and even some movies) of the gameplay videos, though, and even though Blizzard supposedly banned all laptops from the convention floor, we had ours out and blogging the whole time.

Blizzard's Hero class implementation 101 {WoW}

Aug 7th 2007 4:35PM Thryllus, those are all good questions, and I don't know the answers. Blizzard may not yet, either. I got the impression that you could create a Death Knight on another server (as Blizzard said that there would be no more character slots offered). But as for the other two, I have no idea.

BlizzCon 2007: Thank you! {WoW}

Aug 6th 2007 3:25PM Well yeah, but they were still nice. :)

Grats to the winner of our Spectral Tiger Mount {WoW}

Jul 30th 2007 5:11PM On the comment numbers-- activated comments appear in the order in which they were posted, but they don't show until they're actually activated. Additionally, the system periodically deletes spam comments from the listings. So if Keane's number now is different than it was when I picked the winner, it's because a comment got added or deleted from the page, either because someone activated their comment late, or because we deleted a spam comment.

Nevertheless, Keane is our random winner, as he was comment 2329 when I picked him last Friday. Grats again to him.