Mar 16th 2010 12:56PM Give a warlock some love!
We'd cast fear on you but the nerf prevents us.
Apr 30th 2009 8:44PM Karatechop should sue Blizzard tbh. Blizzard failed in multiple aspects in this story. First, they did not protect GM items from getting into the hands of players. Blizz has made account distinctions so you can't be assigned GM account status, so why not the items? Secondly, upon discovery of THEIR error, remediation wasn't carried out. Instead, they flushed everyone and everything involved (accounts, forums, etc). There are aspects of this that are illegal in themselves as Blizz is required to keep data and aspects of certain data. Just like Blizz is REQUIRED BY LAW to report all hacking and apply PROPER remediation which means returning an account to last known state and NOT sending random crap back to people.
There's a lot more to this than any of us know but Karatechop and those affected have a good class-action lawsuit. I wish them luck.
Jun 8th 2008 6:56PM Why even bother having legendaries when 0.0000001% of players ever see them. 3 years of playing and short of the a-holes posting linked legendaries, I've never seen anyone with one. What is the point of having something that never appears? Hell, if we're making epics free for showing up to a battleground, why not change the system to something better than odds of seeing bigfoot, the loch ness, or a ufo?
Jun 8th 2008 6:48PM China and Hong Kong servers do not store logs for more than 24 hours in most cases, making any cyber investigation impossible to backtrack.
As for going with another AV client other than McAfee, don't. Why? Because while you can kill the background process and disable firewall/av clients, McAfee uses a trick to stay and operate in memory where it can't be pushed out. No, its not 100% perfect, but I've worked with groups of 4 people who can take over 30 computers in less than 20 minutes...and they had firewalls and av clients. Watching them work shows that nobody is safe.
You can however thwart a lot of things. Having McAfee works well. Having Pharonics Deep Freeze installed is nice as well.
Try checking out writeups of professional white-hat groups, red teams, and security sites that DO NOT belong to a magazine publisher. I read up on Edward Skoudis. He is one of the top notch in the world and used by big name firms. You can also buy his books online (Counterhack) and take classes from him (Hacking) via SANS.org. Imagine a 4 year-old at Christmas. Now, bottle that excitement for 12-16 hour days of talking about hacking and using the tools. Thats Ed.
Jun 2nd 2008 5:24PM Looks like his Black Temple is going to be raided nightly by 5-mans.
May 27th 2008 11:54AM Oh yes, I could see leaving WoW for AOC. For one, I hate welfare epics and how Blizzard is turning the game into some arena system focus rather than the PVE it was built around. I think they've lost touch with their base. Every class has to be equal to another, epics for all, and carebear combat is just annoying.
Who wouldn't want to lay siege to a town with catapults and have mounted combat. Makes raiding look silly tbh. Same patterns, same thing, week in and week out. It will be worth suspending my WoW and going with AOC.
May 27th 2008 11:49AM Having played AOC I must say I like it a lot. The combat is what works best for me. I love it over wow's carebear approach to it. Real-time, multi-target, multi-directional combat is great! Character creation allows you to tweak every facial feature and your toon's size, shape, scars, etc. So far I've not encountered any bugs.
Downsides? SERIOUS hog. Wow plays well on a box with a 2gbs ram and an AGP card. AOC? Nooooooo. Its a beast and zaps everything you have. So unless you have a good box to play on, AOC may be less than what you hope for to begin with.