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Breakfast Topic: Help a newbie! {WoW}

Dec 24th 2007 4:52PM First off - have fun! Don't listen to all of us jaded players tell you what to do.

Save your first 5 silvers to buy a bag. That way you can keep all the grey stuff off monsters and quest for a little bit longer while you're really young.

As others have said, you don't have to buy any gear till you're in your teens (unless you're a warrior, then buy yourself some gear from a vendor).

Train Mining. Make 20 Copper Bars. Keep trying to sell them on the Auction House until you get at least 2G for them (buyout). This usually works better on weeknights, or when there are only a few other copper bars on sale. Rinse and repeat - you'll be able to buy your equipment and training with little problem.

Want to win a 60d gamecard? Caption This! {WoW}

Oct 31st 2007 4:32PM Hello, my name is Larry and I'm an Altoholic

Is gold buying being used to launder money? {WoW}

Oct 16th 2007 5:03PM @10, what were you thinking? Egad.

That Symantec article seemed a lot like filler being used to sell ads on the news site, more likely to make people afraid than inform them. *sigh*

WoW Moviewatch: 30 seconds of bliss {WoW}

Sep 17th 2007 4:53PM I admit I couldn't sit through the other two videos - but this one was funny and just the right length.

Also, I just found my first two epics (random drop, one in Uldaman and one in Feralas) so I know how that guys feels.

Illidan slain by Nihilum {WoW}

Jun 5th 2007 6:54PM Congrats to Nihilum.

I say they should go back in and make an epic machinima movie of the raid in black temple. That way, those of us who are far, far away from ever seeing Illidan up close and in person can still enjoy the adventure.

World Wide WoW: Upcoming "Gold Farmers" documentary {WoW}

May 25th 2007 2:39PM I have to say I didn't know what to think about the issue until I saw the trailer for the video and read some of the stories.

Overall, I see it as a positive thing that gang members are off the streets, venting their aggression in a forum where it's non-permanent, having fun without actually physically hurting someone. (And I think it's great that disgruntled white north american kids are playing WoW instead of terrorizing old lades at the mall, too).

It's also great that WoW provides us the ability to actually meet and talk with these people. Wouldn't it be cool to find out about the life of the person who put your computer together? The person who sewed your clothes? These things don't just come out of the store - a person actually makes them, and they are a human being just like everyone else.

I hate the gold spam, though. I hate the brazen, uncouth marketing efforts that annoy the !#@@% out of me. I wish Blizzard would provide a legitimate gold for money mechanism, where individual farmers could sell stuff directly, rather than going through these middlemen who add no value but scrape money off each end of the transaction.

(I see this issue in a similar light to the one of "illegal immigrants" here in the US - do we punish the laborers, who are coming here to make a better living for themselves, or do we punish the people who are illegally profiting from them? I say we punish the employers, not the employees - drive down demand rather than try to drive down supply).

Blizzpagewatch: Day 5 {WoW}

May 17th 2007 2:32PM I played WC3 in the beta, but then got bored, mainly because I didn't like dealing with heroes. Three years later, looking for a fun game to play on my Mac, I gave it another chance, and enjoyed it a lot more. I liked the storyline and the cut scenes, especially Arthas's story. When Fronzen Throne came out, I had a little crush on Kael'Thas - I loved clicking on him to hear him say "I feel something...edgy".

WC3 made me want to play WoW - I didn' thave a desire to before. I also liked how they gave you WoW training, especially in Frozen Throne, where there were quests and stuff you could do with just one or two characters.

What's in a name? {WoW}

May 11th 2007 7:46PM Gosh, some of these are really good! Go Nails!

I was pretty thrilled when Armory came around, and none of the names I had picked for my characters were repeated on any servers (even though I just started playing..) I had the name "Hookjaw" from a pirate I had created in a different game. Once I saw the undead toons, I knew I had a match.

My other character names are more alliterative: Griznette for my troll, Moozelle for my Tauren, and Smarmo for my Blood Elf.

I love coming up with names too!