Jul 9th 2010 11:26AM blizzard close the forums by stating its no longer a service they will provide
Gamers response : OMG
Non-gamers response including shareholders : oh well, there there dear
blizzard close the forums by stating they will release everyones real names thus making everyone avoid using them
Gamers response : OMG
Non-gamers response including shareholders : OMG what the hell is wrong with these people
you see, from a PR point of view doing this just to get rid of the negative profit forums is a bit of a stupid way of doing it, hence the disbelief
however, like the above poster, I have seen stupider
Jul 9th 2010 10:59AM fair points, and following on to that how long until the armoury is linked?
my question would be then, if i didnt get cataclysm or the patch leading upto it, and didnt accept the ToU agreeing to use my name in this context, would any of my characters on my then closed account still be accessible on the armoury, and so too my name?
Jul 9th 2010 10:24AM I find it hard to believe that this realId business is really about troll control, in europe, removing internet anonymity from the 12-16 age group would be commercial suicide with the current feelings on internet predators, that then leaves the demographic most typically accused of trolling unaffected by the change.
I'm more interested in whether or not its a reaction to South Korea forcing all citizens to only post in forums with their names, something youtube got around by blocking South Korea IP's, now, with the continual muck ups with the chinese and other asia server providers i know a large part of that continent go through another country's servers, is that country Korea? it vaguely rings a bell, if so IP blocking would cut off a significant number of established customers.
Anyway, enough of that, I had intended to post just to say that that was the first time i had listened to your podcasts and I'm glad i didnt just skip to the end for the bit i initially got it for, the whole thing was top quality
Jul 9th 2010 5:27AM firstly you can opt out of that phone book
secondly the only thing stopping anyone from doing anything with that information is that in all those names they dont actually know which one is you... unless you tell them
Nov 24th 2009 5:01AM i just bound the pet attack button and the petskill 5 button to two handy keys, that way regardless of which character/pet i have i can use it quickly without many many macros across different characters (am running out of individual slots and the cross character slots got filled ages ago :))
All those skills you listed, i drag into petskill slot 5 and hey presto, it stays like that unless they muck up skill bars for any reason
Binding it makes it useful for your other class characters too, hunter pets all have useful skills you want to control manually, taunt, prowl, shell shield, bird-of-prey-mana-back-thingy are the ones i'm using off the top of my head, but my frost mage has the ranged frost nova of the elemental on that button, death knight has gnaw and so on. No macros, one keybind.
It doesnt do focus, but i deal with focus with seperate part of my interface
actually, thinking about it the button next to those two is bound to nearest target and shift+ is target focus (use a speed pad so dont actually remember what that button is, probably R)
Feb 17th 2009 4:40AM I got explorer at 71, i started as soon as i hit northrend at 70 and exploring and some early skinning got me to 71 by the end.
There is nowhere you *need* a flying mount certainly not icecrown, though it was where i died from mobs most.
The hardest places were the makers place on the east side of sholzar (got there by going south through icecrown and along the top of the mountain, this was my final discovery). Storm peaks was the one where i had to get creative, when you die you can fly in ghost form, die below the ledge you want, fly above and res there. A couple involved sending my pet at a distant mob and pulling them back (eyes of the beast, just hitting them once and bringing them back seemed to make the mobs leash back) letting the mob kill me res above and repeat, never had to do it more than twice in a row. Temple of storms required less than frosthold if i recall.
I wasnt the first explorer on my realm, but for a while i was the only one not 80 until a guildie did exactly the same as i did. When i was levelling to 77 it was quite a surprise to everyone i met, after 77 i was just like everyone else :)
Feb 5th 2009 7:39AM just to put another concern among non hunters to rest, a pet has the aggro radius of the level of the hunter, not itself
Jan 19th 2009 7:26AM i think he meant melancholy
one's a fruit the other's a veg
that doesnt work so well written down :(
Jan 19th 2009 7:22AM actually, mail their clothes to an alt near nuetral auction, each piece will make 50s - 3g usually. Pick races that dont have an easier way of getting them such as the durnholde vendor etc
Jan 6th 2009 4:44AM hmm, my first thoughts on this one were why would a GL openly come out and say you're not gonna tank but there's a place for you as dps....my second thought was why the first thing the GL did when his main hit 80 was to level his tank and use it, rather than his main, to raid on.
The only reason i would do this ever is if I had a fantastic guild member I liked a lot but my guild's expectations were a little ahead of his/her tanking abilities. Unfortunately it doesnt sound like gear is an issue. I can't say this is what the particular GL did, but I would be interested to hear his side of the story, as from the introduction the particular member sounds the ideal guildie