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All the World's a Stage: Roleplaying 101 {WoW}

Apr 4th 2010 4:16PM Thank you for this, lately it seemed that the idea of role playing in WoW had gone the way of the dodo bird and what was left was just telling everyone to be whatever they wanted (i.e. vampires, werewolves, etc) It's nice to see something written that goes back to some basics. Thanks, again.

Officers' Quarters: Super PUG showdown {WoW}

Feb 15th 2010 11:34AM Just remember that, right now, ICC is the flavor of the month. While it's great that you have been afforded the opportunity to see the new content and challenge yourself it is just the content that's out now. As a long time player, would you not look back at raiding Molten Core or BWL and think to yourself about that content right now was worth the friendships you've created for such a long time?

Looking back, that content doesn't look all that important and in a few months ICC won't have that luster anymore either. If the only fun you have in the game is the raiding content that is currently available, and the idea of having to sit out really throws you for a loop, I say consider it but just remember that ICC raiding won't last forever.

Urgent maintenance for select realms {WoW}

Jan 27th 2010 7:52AM It would appear Wyrmrest Accord is also being shutdown.

Around Azeroth: Little big men {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2009 1:01PM I would like to thank Clopper and Jaci for helping capture this moment of pure terror.

My friend brought this to my attention, my mistake was thinking feeding my squire "pet biscuits". I thought I was saving myself time by not feeding the young lad anything too labor intensive. /sigh

Breakfast Topic: Are achievements putting too much pressure on players? {WoW}

May 5th 2009 8:15AM I think we're all falling for the achievement hunt and the collective group think. For casuals, I count myself among those, it great to see the accomplishments fly by and feel proud when you see the swirl of a recent gotten achievement.

But it can be a bit tiring when that's all there is and in the case of Noblegarden and Children's Week falling one after the other it can make one feel the constant grind.

For me, in the end, its to remember to slow down. Smell the flowers and play to have fun. 5 minutes of "Woot"ness doesn't negate all the stress and frustration in the week/months/years building up to some 310% collection of pixels. What's the point if you aren't having fun along the way?

Breakfast topic: Bunk in my trunk {WoW}

Jan 17th 2009 8:51AM Two points that I think are appropriate here was one, the idea of it all being a social experiment and two, Amaxe's use of the word competition.

I don't doubt that's what these type of quests are but I would think that if this were really a competition there would be some rules of engagement so that at the very least you would know how it will play out. In cases like this it's Lord of the Flies. Anonymity coupled with no rules leads can lead to some ugly behavior.

I'd like to say that most of the time when I saw a node or a quest thing shining and I saw another player heading for it I would just back off and let them have it. It's just pixels after all and it'll respawn soon enough or I can go run Utgarde again in the case mentioned above. But there are times when I'm in a rush or just having a bad day.

It is in those moments when I allowed myself to get frustrated by the social experiment. Again, there is no rules on how to properly handle this so it's every man and woman for themselves. That always brings the best out of all of us.

Unlike a pickup game of basketball, there is at least a idea of what the rules of the game are, this form of competition is more akin to someone bringing a knife to this basketball game because they never knew the rules. It's all about winning or getting that shiny bauble by any means necessary. Testing the limits even though we know there is someone else on our screen. But because we don't know them and they won't find out who we are we sometimes just go for it. Kindness will get you nowhere when you have 5/6 of shiny things to complete a quest.

Crafted Death Knight tanking weapons removed from PTR {WoW}

Jan 10th 2009 2:45PM I remember when this was mentioned and my thoughts went immediately, not to the Death Knight tanks but to an idea of having a fury warrior with Titans Grip off tanking with that particular sword. I'm a little sad that I won't get to see that in practice, it would have been interesting to say the least.

Caption This! {WoW}

Oct 21st 2008 9:50AM A Tauren, a Forsaken and an undead with a sombrero walk out of a barn...

More on dual specs at Blizzcon {WoW}

Oct 7th 2008 4:08PM As a warrior that loves to tank but hates to solo because I tend to hide from that content simply because I don't want to spend the time or money on proper respec'ing. But having dual specs available for quick relatively cheap move to either raiding or solo gaming would be enough. Anything more is just the cherry on top.

Blizz posts DK creation FAQ {WoW}

Oct 6th 2008 4:12PM Another possible reason for this, if you could roll an instant DK anywhere, say Blizzard opens up new servers, BLAM! The instant influx of DK's all rushing to be first at whatever and to farm for alts.