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Drama Mamas: What to do after inappropriate chat between wife and guildie {WoW}

Apr 22nd 2011 2:12PM Hmmm, I had a similar problem with my ex-wife playing in Second Life. She ended up crossing that line.

The problem as I see it, is Blinded, IS blinded. He's taking ALL the blame. He shouldn't. She should not have crossed that line, at all, yet she did.

I'd say step one, is to NOT let yourself get walked on. I'd also recommend to quit playing WoW for a while. Rift is good, or do other things as a couple, all together. I'd also recommend professional help. If things are this bad... you need to get it fixed.

To put it another way. A marriage is built on mutual respect. If one person looses that respect and wanders, it does not come back that often.

WoW Insider's Cataclysm Launch Giveaway: GeForce GTX 460 graphics card {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 12:56PM Could really use this. :-)

Gold Capped: Bait and tackle {WoW}

Nov 4th 2010 3:38PM So, an article named "Gold Capped" is probably aimed more at those that are attempting that. To reach the gold cap. Not the dabbler that sells a thing or two from time to time. When I was playing with the AH, I used to make enough to cover costs. If I needed something small, I bought it... up to about 1k. That was about it. Now, playing it more seriously, I look at things in terms of 5k or 10k at a time. It is an entirely different scale, now.

I hope the author of Gold Capped doesn't start to cater to the people that are just playing around on the AH. Keep it to the people that care about playing the AH.

Drama Mamas: Tank frustration {WoW}

Aug 27th 2010 3:50PM Well, I got into the tank game late on my DK. I was already lvl 80, there were no random dungeons, and I picked up tank gear that our tanks didn't want over a few months. Most dungeons, are "by the numbers" now. If I have several high GS players, I love seeing a 2-3k show up, to help them out. Honestly, the biggest problems I have run into, is super high GS DPS players. They get cocky... and die. If people are jerks, I have no problem booting. Most people make mistakes. It is part of the game.

As for lower levels (I am also working on a Pally tank, that just hit 70 recently), i run into more problems as people are learning. Usually, you will get at least 3 players (inc yourself) that know what they are doing. If people do stupid stuff, give them a warning. If they do it again, boot them. I have found, that at lower levels, if you are a good tank or healer, people will stick around. If you have a good tank/healer team... you can run for hours with the same group, if you please. Cull out the stupid ones, that won't learn. Keep those that are competent, or attempting to learn.

As for coming ready, I don't mind if the players jump out for a second, and come back in. I would prefer they didn't... but I don't get overly concerned if they do.

Bigfoot Networks reveal GPU / NIC combo card, talks up motherboard integration and WiFi {Engadget}

Jun 3rd 2010 2:30PM @fflow

I used to believe as you did, until I saw reviews, where they put games to the test. It wasn't so much the better ping that intrigued me, it was the fact that FRAME RATES went up, since the networking stack was removed from the OS and moved to hardware. The same concept that frame rates go up when you have a dedicated video processor instead of your OS handling the video.

I also don't buy that it is a myth, with a decent NIC. Look at the reviews for the older Killer NIC cards. Most reviewers were SURPRISED at the results. They were not expecting a game performance increase, and like you, thought it was snake oil.

When you compare the NIC upgrade for 10-20% performance increase in games vs a new video card for about that... many times, the better money is spent on the NIC.

Win a pony from WoW.com {WoW}

Apr 15th 2010 5:47PM Would LOVE the steed... though XT would save me $15. :-)

Shifting Perspectives: The forest and the trees {WoW}

Apr 13th 2010 5:31PM I understand the frustrations. I am a NEW Druid. In that I had created it as a Bank character about a year or so ago. I got refer a friend with a buddy, and upped ALL my characters to 60. I then discovered something about the druid. It KICKED ASS. Instant flight made gathering and quests SIMPLE. HoTs were awesome to toss around in instances and BGs. I have always seen the druid healer as a tree. I feel that this is a bad move. I have seen I think it was Keeva mention about making tree of life a toggle. Nothing more. I am ALL for that.

As you pointed out. Druids are SHAPSHIFTERS. Don't take that away from us!

I DO admit, that I get frustrated to have to shift to toss out an offensive spell. Faerie Fire being the main one I use. In a dungeon, on an undergeared tank, I can burn one GCD. 2... is asking a bit much.

Make it a toggle, and just leave it at that.

Thoughts on the death knight tanking change {WoW}

Apr 7th 2010 1:14PM I am honestly pretty disappointed. I have really liked the howling blast lead-in AOE Tank style. I feel that Bliz has gimped that style for many patches now. I used to also love how DK tanks were really about DPS. High DPS = high threat. Where Pallys were reflective damage threat and Warrior/Druids were more about low DPS, with high threat.

I liked how Frost was more about damage mitigation (don't take as much damage) while blood was about taking it, and then healing it back. Just not as big a fan of the latter. I loved Blood DPS, as well. (even though I leveled as Unholy). I have played all three trees extensively. I am VERY saddened to see Bliz change things so drastically. I would rather have seen Blood remain DPS and turn frost over to tanking. Move dual weapon from Frost to Blood and 2H weapon from blood to Frost.

Editorial: iPad app prices are out of control and will kill us all {Engadget}

Apr 5th 2010 2:32PM @Scythe I found this article about the recent price increase interesting. Seems that the publishers make more money, while retailers and writers make less.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-a-stackpole/who-benefits-from-high-eb_b_522137.html