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The Queue: Late is better than never {WoW}

Dec 9th 2010 1:44PM Guild dungeon/raid achievements require 80% of the group to be in the guild. But is that 80% of the people there, or 80% of the cap for the instance? I'm thinking of running low-level instances (do I need to find FIVE 85 guildies to tear through deadmines?) and old raids (does my 10-man guild need to scrape together 20 people to do SSC/TK/etc.)?

Win a Lil' K.T. from WoW Insider {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2010 10:59AM so cute!

Real ID security concerns {WoW}

May 28th 2010 11:38AM "There is no way to look up that person's email address from the interface again. The only personal information in the client after that is your friend's name."

I don't know about you, but if you know my real name, you can figure out my email in a heartbeat. This is true, for example, for most academics, many public servants, etc. To a lesser extent, first+last name can get you a tremendous amount of information about most people, especially if you know any other facts about them, e.g. city of residence, career, or that they are friends with a particular person.

The upshot being, for quite a lot of people, exposing your real name to friends of friends exposes quite a lot of information.

WoW Rookie: The method in the madness of resurrection {WoW}

May 27th 2010 11:56AM It's probably worth mentioning Divine Intervention as well (if group is wiping, Paladin can suicide to save one person (hopefully a rezzer) from dying, to speed up wipe recovery).

I mention this because I didn't know about the spell until it was cast on me during a wipe. You can't move while DI'd, and I thought WoW had bugged...

Maintenance day loot from WoW.com {WoW}

May 25th 2010 8:11AM Yes, please.

Armory Data Mining updated for patch 3.3.3 {WoW}

May 19th 2010 2:47PM Some weird things, e.g.:
http://armorydatamining.appspot.com/reports/glyphs?c=Druid&l=80

30% of feral druids have glyph of swiftmend. Why do so many ferals have a resto glyph?

http://armorydatamining.appspot.com/reports/stats?c=Druid&&tt=FeralCombat

Somewhere out there is a feral druid with 30K mana?

Maintenance day loot from WoW.com {WoW}

May 18th 2010 7:55AM (insert clever entry joke here)

The Failure of Secrecy: The alpha, leaks, and the WoW community {WoW}

May 7th 2010 4:21PM Drakkenfyre: I think (not sure) there are ways of watermarking images that are robust to such changes. And your second argument is just wrong; 200 people is easy, I only need 8 different kinds of typos, and then the presence or absence of each typo yields two to the eightth=256 different messages. You wouldn't have 8 typo locations in each message, just across all the text in the download file.

Lantokk: no idea what the Fox News or the bomb comment mean.