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Ask a Beta Tester: Dalaran and UI updates {WoW}

Aug 15th 2008 11:18AM Lol, sorry but I couldn't carry on reading past "How Blizzard is going to mkae lore mesh with reality?" which came shortly after "Dlaran".
Try proof reading.

Insider Trader: Gathering, the final stretch {WoW}

May 31st 2008 5:50AM Wow thanks for that. When I read this I was like "omg I've been skinning for years and I never knew I could convert knothide scraps into knothide leather!"
I wonder if the people who write this blog even play the game sometimes.

Tuesday Morning: Maintenance time {WoW}

May 13th 2008 6:58AM If thats true about Madness lasting 60 seconds instead of 30.....I'm very happy :)

Blood Sport: No scrubs allowed in Season 4 {WoW}

Apr 25th 2008 10:36AM A read an article saying a scrub is someone who creates artificial rules and calls you "cheap" for exploiting aspects of the game, for example throwing all the time in Street Fighter. If someone can do Arena and get better gear than you for less effort, doesn't that mean YOU are the scrub for deciding that arena is "cheating" even though its a perfectly valid way to play the game?

Blood Sport: No scrubs allowed in Season 4 {WoW}

Apr 25th 2008 10:13AM Maybe I don't understand the Arena system properly but I don't really get why everyone is so annoyed about welfare epics. I hit 70 a while ago and have just started doing Arena with a mate, I have most of the S1 gear set (4/5). Yes, even if we just lose 10 games a week I get my ~250 points, but it will take me 4 weeks to get the gloves, and the rest of the items will take 6-8 weeks each at this rate. So your basically looking at around 25 weeks (6 months) of losing till I can get the full S2 set. In what way is 6 months of play for a gear set "welfare"? It would be quicker to raid, and I could pick up a comparable set in about a month, at most two months. It wouldn't take any more skill, just better more time (which is something i lack at the moment, hence I do a few arenas/BGs each night rather than 4 hours of raiding).

Officers' Quarters: Casual raiding that works {WoW}

Apr 8th 2008 4:42AM The team analogy would of course be accurate, if world of warcraft was a sport and not a video game. Can you seriously call it a sport and keep a straight face?

Officers' Quarters: Casual raiding that works {WoW}

Apr 7th 2008 3:29PM Thanks for your replies. But yeah, my point is I don't want to commit to raiding times because I don't want to not turn up when people are expecting me. I know this is just the nature of the game I just wish it was easier for people to get into. If you can balance real life and raiding then well done to you, I wish I knew how, but I think that if you embark on the journey of raiding, you are going to end up having to turn down real life social occasions, and that's not very healthy.

Officers' Quarters: Casual raiding that works {WoW}

Apr 7th 2008 1:18PM I've been 70 for about 2 or 3 months, and I am interested in raiding but have only been to kara once so far. Once I hit 70 I joined a new guild with hopes of going to Kara, but it was all "you have to be here tomorrow at 7pm" etc etc and I just hated it. World Of Warcraft is a game for me, not a job. I love playing it, but if a mate rings me up and wants to hang out, I'm going to do that instead of play WoW. Unfortunately that leaves 9 other guild members annoyed that I didn't turn up...

The casual/hardcore thing seems like this to me: there are people who play when they have nothing else to do (casual, me) and people who just... play all the time.

I would love to raid more and I'm pretty sure I have the skill/concentration etc to do it, I'm just not willing to have a mate come to my door or ring me up and say "sorry I cant do anything, i'm busy raiding". Thats how you lose touch with real life...

Finding the fun in fishing {WoW}

Mar 11th 2008 7:31AM I second that

Ready Check: Thou hath no raid spot {WoW}

Feb 9th 2008 10:04AM Yeah I agree. Don't know if just a cultural thing but here in England that word is incredibly offensive and nobody says it...