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Authenticators back in stock {WoW}

Jan 8th 2009 12:24PM actually Boydboyd, you are completely wrong. Blizzard have a policy that you are completely allowed to share an account with a direct family member who you live with. If you're not sure I'm telling the truth go ask a GM. Me and my wife share accounts completely, and there's nothing wrong with it according to blizzard.

The value of questing after level 80 {WoW}

Jan 8th 2009 7:37AM I think that comes from the quest being grey. Grey quests don't give XP... so therefore they won't convert that XP to gold. I've been trying to figure out if this is actually the case, your example seems to prove it, thanks :)

I think it's really lame that blizzard doesn't allow gold from XP for grey quests at lvl80. It means that the only quests worth doing for extra gold are the ones still green or above, i.e. lvl76 or up I think.

The value of questing after level 80 {WoW}

Jan 8th 2009 7:33AM Do grey quests give XP -> gold at lvl80? I'm interested in this cause if they do then doing all the quests even from the starting areas could yield a lot of gold, especially since they will be so easy.

If not where's the incentive to go back and do quests that are grey at lvl80? Surely even doing howling fjord when you skipped it wouldn't earn you more than the standard quest reward gold, and there isn't much extra incentive?

Listen to the WoW Insider Show live! {WoW}

Dec 20th 2007 8:22AM sorry to say, but you've done really bad with this edition, it seemed really unprepared. Bring back the old hosts please.

Beware of video scams {WoW}

Jul 26th 2007 9:46AM people who fall for scams like this should be told to not speak to strangers... come on, noone is this silly right?

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

Jul 26th 2007 4:37AM wohoo! /me crosses fingers

Exclusive Interview: Wowhead and Affinity Media {WoW}

Jun 29th 2007 4:29AM Sarah: I think your moral objection probably comes from the idea that people play MMO's shouldn't be allowed to buy their way to the same level as someone else, whether in the form of a character level or in game currency. The problem with this school of thought is that it doesn't fit with other facets of life.

If the guy living next door to me has a better job than me, he earns more money. He can afford to buy a better car. So, I spend 5 years saving money to buy myself a nice car, call it a 350Z. As soon as I have enough money to buy my 350Z I do. 3 days later he sees my 350Z and he likes it. Its off to the car dealership for a nice new 350Z for him too.

In this analogy, I spent time to save money to get the car. My neighbor spent the exact same money to get the same car. In the end it may have translated into less time because he has a nicer job, but in the end its the same economic value.

To cite another example closer to WoW: 2 players start new characters. Player 1 is new to the game, never played before. Player 2 has been playing since the day the game released. 2 has intimate knowledge of how to level up quickly. After 2 months Player 2 is level 70 and is starting to raid with a guild he joined. Player 1 is finally level 40 and got his mount and discovered battlegrounds for the first time. In the end the economic value of Player 2's time is much higher than Player 1's.

Should Player 2 be held back because Player 1 couldn't keep up? No. Is time spent playing wow worth less than time spent working for $5/hour? Yes. Is it morally wrong for someone to spend their hard earned money (that also took their time, like your playing does) on a nice level 70 character and some gold? I'd argue it isn't.

But maybe I'm wrong and this attempt to keep a moral grip on our virtual play world is a good thing... I'll say this though, I have never enjoyed a game I cheated in, and in the same way I would never enjoy a character I didn't level myself. Oh, and getting gold in WoW is too easy to consider wasting money buying it...

Don't get me wrong, I understand that RMT is against blizzards (and some others publishers) EULA, and I would never do it myself, but I don't see it as a moral issue.

You are masking your need for your time spent in Azeroth to mean something more than just time spent. You want someone else to be unable to buy what you "earned". Thats not a moral issue, its just you being the capitalist you have been shaped into by society, except this time instead of chasing the economic value of real life currency, you're chasing the economic value of "levels" or "armor" or "weapons". Thats not a moral problem.

Reader UI of the Week: Silph {WoW}

Apr 25th 2007 3:53AM Hi everyone

I was very impressed with xArt, thanks for exposing me to it... looks great. I'm having trouble getting bartender3's buttons to lineup with the xart places for the buttons, please can anyone explain the settings they used to get a perfect lineup... the biggest problem is that bartender uses 5% increments for its scaling, so I need 87% but only 85% or 90% will work. Please include your resolution & bartender scale & spacing if you have it right.

AddOn Spotlight: Cartographer {WoW}

Mar 28th 2007 7:51AM I absolutely love this addon too. thanks for the heads up on the waypoints, didn't even know that was there. Not to mention the boss loots, goodbye atlasloot :)

One question, I've noticed a bug where if I jump to an area I'm not currently in with my character it goes back to the area I'm in at random intervals. Sometimes while I'm still navigating to a new area, sometimes not at all. Anyone know of a way to fix that... or is it an option I'm just missing?