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Wrath World Event continues: Lich King attacking Orgrimmar and Stormwind [Updated] {WoW}

Nov 10th 2008 9:15PM Velen - US

Orgrimmar is under attack.

The King is in the Harbor along with Highlord Bolvar Fordragon and Broll Bearmantle, but nothing else has happened as of yet.

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 3 - BlizzCon Polar Bear Mount {WoW}

Nov 10th 2008 9:32AM What? I haven't won yet?

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 7 - BlizzCon Polar Bear Mounts {WoW}

Nov 6th 2008 3:09PM Mount me... I dare ya!

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Itemization in Wrath part two {WoW}

Oct 3rd 2008 3:49PM So, if I'm reading everything here and from the previous posts correctly, there doesn't seem to be much reason to stay a Smith. Yeah, you get two pieces of gear you can add a gem slot two that nobody else can have, but otherwise the gear you can make is lackluster and quickly replaced as you move into heroics and raiding.

Engineers, however, get what appear to be one of the top entry level raid headpieces and the ability to make motorcycles, plus a number of other little doodads that everyone seems to want lately.

Smithing should not be this pathetic.

Ask a Beta Tester: World Explorin' {WoW}

Sep 25th 2008 11:01AM Okay, in all seriousness... am I missing something or is there almost no reason to be a Blacksmith anymore?

Yes, you can craft a few nice pieces of resist gear, nature and frost in BC, and soon Fire in LK... and, you can make Greater Runes (somewhat of a joke, but still)... and, in LK you'll be able to add gem slots to some items... but, apart from that, what benefit is there to being a Smith anymore?

Alchemists can make potions and elixirs and transmute a number of things that are required in high-end crafting, not to mention getting one of the best trinkets in the game (arguably).

Tailors can make end-game level items to suit their class and spec (some of which rival T5 and T6 pieces for the same slot), they can make bags of varying size and specificity, they can create leg "enchants", and now they get flying carpets.

Engineers can make some of the most coveted items in the game (yes, a good deal of them are mechanical pets), they can make close to the best headpieces in the game, the mote extractor, and a few very nice trinkets, they also get their very own flying mounts and in LK it appears they will also get to make "choppers" which may very well become something only they can ride.

Enchanters... well, let's just say enchanters have never really had anything to worry about... yeah, the only real profession specific thing they have is the ability to enchant their own rings... but, seriously, it's more then made up for by the amount of money they can generate on a daily basis. The one thing everyone in game will pay for until they're bleeding from their eyes... enchants.

So, what the hell do Smiths really have? We can barely sell any of the things we make. Most gear you can create is holdover, at best, until you get something that's ten-fold better from the first heroic or raid instance you run.

Is there anything in LK that would make someone want to be a smith? Mind you, adding a gem slot is nice... but only one of the three is tradeable.

Giveaway: have an iPhone on us! {Engadget}

Jun 29th 2007 9:42PM I'm looking forward to being able to thoroughly and accurately sync and manage my contact and calendars on a high caliber mobile device.

iPhone multi-city lineblog {Engadget}

Jun 29th 2007 12:28PM I'm not even going to get into a bicker-fest with any of the naysayers and people who just don't get it in this thread. Throw out any names you want, fantasize about how I'll resent my decision in a week... I really don't care!

I'm number one in line at my local AT&T store in Hillsboro, OR. There're already four people behind me and the line will undoubtedly get longer as the day wears on.

Yeah iPhone!

Apple iPhone dock revealed: charges Bluetooth headset too? {Engadget}

Jun 20th 2007 11:58AM @ John Doe

Sorry, when the RAZR was first released it was $499.99 with a two year contract. It is extremely disheartening when people try and defend their position using completely inaccurate facts.

@ KM

First, it's Apple, Inc., not Apple Corp. Unless, of course, you mean to direct all this hostility toward the company behind the Beatles.

Second, Touchscreen technology could have been invented in the middle ages and wouldn't really make a difference as your argument tends to insinuate. It isn't about whether the technology existed, it's about how its use was put into a consumer product.

Almost everyone looking at the Apple-designed "multi"-touch screen is excited not because they think Apple invented touch-screen tech, but because they believe Apple will be the first company to do it ANY justice in the cellular phone form factor.

Meizu's latest MiniOne (M8) incarnation {Engadget}

Jun 18th 2007 10:01AM What is most humorous about the Meizu MiniOne is that it is a product that doesn't actually exist! No one has ever seen more than a Photoshop-ed mockup of the device and a list of purported features. Amazingly, the original features list was hands and feet beyond what the iPhone (an actual, seen-in-the-wild device) would initially offer.

Not surprisingly, though, that feature list has been continually trimmed down and modified. Now, the MiniOne is only moderately more impressive than the iPhone... but, still non-existent.

Yet, we have a slate of people posting whenever a blurb about this Meizu product appears, that seem to think the thing is formed, produced, and functional. Please folks... notice that every image of the device changes. Notice that every image of the device has been retouched. Notice that you have yet to see even the company CEO actually holding a physical mockup, let alone a working prototype.

Perhaps they will produce this copy-cat phone... perhaps it will have marginally better specs than the iPhone... but why don't you at least wait until it really exists and is actually shipping before you declare it SO much better than a product anyone will be able to have in 11 days!

And, stop decrying how much of a mistake it was not to include 3G in the initial U.S. launch of the device. The 3G networks in the U.S. are nowhere near as developed as they are in other countries. And, while a lot of us tech-heads, comm. geeks, and wannabe electronics gurus, are aware of the benefits/differences/possibilities of 3G, a substantial number of the U.S. cell phone market are not and wouldn't be served by it at the moment even if they were!