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[1.Local]: I saw you

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

I saw you in heroic Halls of Lightning last week. I was healing, wearing a Velen's Cowl of Conquest. You came in wearing full tier 1 with the banana shoulders. You tanked with skill and made the whole group smile. After the last boss, you headed back to Khadgar. Coffee, heroics and healing some time?

It was a "love" connection for two players from the Stormstrike battlegroup's Dungeon Finder last week -- and they reconnected right here in the comments of The Classifieds!

Hephaestus: ... Keleili, I very much appreciated your post and comments. Getting recognition for being a good pally tank (as well as a sharp-dressed one) was the furthest thing from my mind, but it sure made for a great birthday present! If only you were healing me on the eve of the BC expansion when I was getting the best of both worlds. I'll gladly run with you as my healer anytime; you, too, are a skilled player and a bacon saver! -- Hephaestus of Khadgar

Jennifer: *LOL* You are very welcome. It made my day. I had only just started to think about raiding on my then-60 when BC came out, so I never got to actually see the vanilla raid content. (If I remember correctly, I was always doomed to have 7/8 of the tier .5 set.) So, you are totally awesome in my mind. -- Keleili

All together now: Awww ... Join us for more reader-to-reader connections, after the break.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, [1.Local]

[1.Local]: One does not simply walk into holiday bosses

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

Our friendly neighborhood Dungeon Finder will become the one and only method of accessing seasonal holiday bosses, come Patch 3.3.3. No longer will you need to worry about which players in your group have their daily summons available or whether your roll will be enough to win such rare but delicious vanity items such as the Big Love Rocket or the Horseman's Reins. Everything will be streamlined and automated now -- but that doesn't mean the process won't still prove to be a significant journey.

Al: One does not simply walk into holiday bosses.

Kurash: Not with ten thousand men could you do this! It is folly!

mtsadowski: I will do it. I will tank the holiday bosses ... only I do not know the way.

Henrah: I will help you bear this burden, mtsadowski, as long as it is yours to bear.

tulipblossom: If, by my life or death, I can protect you, I will. You have my sword.

Bril: And my axe.

D4: And my pet.

MarcSpirit: Great! Where are we going? - End of Disk One -

Join us for Disk Two of this week's [1.Local], after the break.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, [1.Local]

[1.Local]: Smoother Dungeon Finding for all?

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

The buzz this weekend is all about the upcoming improvements to the Dungeon Finder tool.

Snuzzle: "The Deserter debuff given to players who leave a dungeon prematurely when queuing via the Random Dungeon option has been increased to 30 minutes, up from 15 minutes. The cooldown for using the Random Dungeon option remains 15 minutes." Awesome. Maybe this will help prevent whiny tanks from dropping group because something didn't go their way if they know they're faced with a queue time as long as a DPS.

"Players who use the Vote Kick option will now be prompted to provide a reason for kicking a party member. This reason will be presented to everyone in the party except for the person voted to be kicked." Also awesome, will hopefully prevent said whiny tanks from kicking DPS "because I feel like it." I they actually have to make up a reason on the fly, maybe they'll be less likely to do so. I won't click "yes" to kick without a reason, and almost no one says the reason in chat. Maybe they think it should be apparent, but most of the time when I ask them it's just "because I feel like it."

"Anyone in a dungeon party can now re-queue their group for a dungeon, as players will still be prompted whether or not to accept their chosen role." Complete win.

I am glad Blizzard is continuing to improve upon their already awesome Dungeon Finder. They saw a lot of ways it was being exploited or used to grief other players and are working to prevent such. Bravo.


Find more on the upcoming patch changes and additional in-depth coverage throughout the weekend's posts -- and more of the chatter in [1.Local] after the break.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, [1.Local]

[1.Local]: Breakfast leftovers

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

We don't usually pick up comments from Breakfast Topics. It's just too easy, bringing to mind that weird kid who sneaks back to the table to lick leftover maple syrup and powdered sugar off the plates after a sleepover party breakfast. And this BT about what content might tide us over until Cataclysm hits evoked exactly that feeling: an over-abundant, sticky-sweet pool soaking mushy leftovers that seem glued to the plate.

Possum: Some nice solo content to tie up loose ends would be nice. I always felt bad about leaving the BC factions behind so suddenly.
  • Hey Consortium guys, hows it going? Sorry I haven't been visiting lately. Oh, have you been keeping all those gems for me? Yeah, I guess you can just sell them or something ...
  • I hope the the Mag'har are still doing well, trapped on a world that is slowly dissolving into the Twisting Nether ... But hey, at least Grom Hellscream is gone now, so that's a plus, right?
  • Also like to do a shout out for the Netherwing dragonflight. Hope things have improved for you guys since I defeated those Dragonmaw guys for you. I mean, it was a lot of work, but we got there in the end right? I hope you've built some crazy Netherdragon palace of magic and wonder in the Twisting Nether or whatever.

jealouspirate: Obviously, patch 3.3.3 will be "The Argent Afterparty!"

Features:
  • Gather at the tournament grounds to do even more jousting dailies as a way to look back on the days when we had to do jousting dailies ... Why did we need to learn those skills again?
  • PvP content: Since the Lich King is defeated (sort of but not really), the Horde and Alliance have no reason to play nice. Tournament is no longer a Sanctuary. Good luck completing your dailies without getting ganked!
  • PvE content: The Black Knight returns! Did you really think your petty tournament could stop an agent of the Scourge?

Possum: ... Hey, wait, why did we have to do all that jousting? YOU MADE ME JOUST FOR NOTHING, BASTARDS! *shakes fist in the air*

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, [1.Local]

[1.Local]: An Ensidia-free zone

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

Grab a cushion, flop down and give your weary dogs (puppies?) a rest. The photo above notwithstanding, rest assured that the rest of [1.Local] this week is an Ensidia-free zone. (So is the world-first 25-man Lich King kill, for that matter.) Can you imagine having to hash that out yet again? What a relief that [1.Local] isn't merely a tally sheet for comments from stories with the most views -- or even the stories with the most comments, or the most positive comments, or (as comment trolls hold fast to believing) the most negative comments ... We can follow our own little quirky path through the conversation of the past week.

Let's bite into the rest of this week's goodies just like we all like it: nice and meaty, with a little bit of hot, runny juices from the odd little beasts we discovered just down yonder, off the beaten track...

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, [1.Local]

[1.Local]: Distracted by puppies

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

Some of us had a little trouble focusing on the topics at hand this past week. It seems we were, ahh, a wee bit distracted by the puppies.

Hooch [Quite possibly crazy]: Firs ...
*distracted by puppies*
krizzlybear: Oh look, what a surprise. someone trying to mask a first po --
*also distracted by puppies*
Nicknin10do: Hooch, you're so cra ...
*also distracted by puppies*
Hal: This is the dumbest thing I ...
*distracted*
D'awwwww.
Narshe: What is this? I don't even --
*gasp*
elstor: Wow you guys are so la --
*distracted by puppies*
Sev: C-c-c-combo brea -- Dawww, so cute.
God damn it, the puppies got to me, too.
The220: Many pups ... now! Handle it!

Ok, ok, don't slap us with minus 50 DKP! ... More of the week's distractions (plus several juicy conversations that actually stayed on target), after the break.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, [1.Local]

[1.Local]: The legendary Frostingmourne

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

Looking for sweet, sweet sarcasm? [1.Local] is full of smart alecs. You'll get a good taste of sarcasm in this week's sampling of comments, as well as pointers to WoW's hottest topics ... Oh, and a virtual wave of reader approval. But before we dig in, how about seconds of this week's WoW-themed dessert?

MusedMoose: Dude! It's the legendary sword Frostingmourne, weapon of the Lick King!

... I'll go now.


Us, too. Let's wipe off the frosting and head past the jump for more of the week's comments.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, [1.Local]

[1.Local]: What alliances we have

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

Tomorrow's the Big Day for one of WoW.com's own. Join us in congratulating Michael Gray and his bride Katherine on their marriage. It seems that this couple has been treading on geeky ground from the very start. Now, Michael has given us permission to share excerpts from the ceremony with the gang at [1.Local] here today. We've tucked in the wedding benediction at the end of this week's column ... Best wishes to the happy couple!

And now, on to the week's comment highlights.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, WoW Social Conventions, Virtual selves, Features, Humor, [1.Local], Warcraft Movie

The Queue: Why are warriors so awesome?

Welcome back to The Queue, WoW.com's daily Q&A column where the WoW.com team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky be your host today.

Today has to have some special significance. If you take the month and the year and add them together and subtract 2000 you get the day. The day. It's like, the world is going to end or something, and it isn't even 2012!

Oh well, here are the last questions I'll ever answer in The Queue, because it's the end of the world as we know it (which happens to be today's reading music).

Rhornez asked...

"Why are warriors so awesome?"

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Filed under: Mage, Priest, Warrior, Analysis / Opinion, The Queue

[1.Local]: Plenty of butter and salt

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

Is it just us, or does it seem a little warm in here? The news was popping here at WoW.com at the tail end of the week, and the reactions in [1.Local] were explosive. In what turned out to be a freaky Friday indeed, WoW.com posted not one but three articles peering behind the scenes at account security concerns. Those of you who like to know how the movie ends before you even take your seat can cut right to the final scene -- but for those who prefer to savor the whole, winding saga over a bucketful of popcorn (with plenty of butter and salt), let's take it from the top.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard, Features, [1.Local], Account Security

[1.Local]: The best of 2009, July-December

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

Think you've got what it takes to make it through another year in the company of the denizens of [1.Local]? Work your way through the comments on these recent favorite posts at WoW.com -- not only the comments listed here from the "Best of" roundups, but the comments on the original posts, too -- and we'll talk.

Cataclysm, Cataclysm, Cataclysm
July 2009 was one long paroxysm about Cataclysm.

dextros: I was sad to see the Worgen pets vanish; for a time, every hunter in our raid group had one. =D

Sargenus: Ahh. The masks! I remember getting into a fight with a friend who apparently -knew- Goblins and Worgen would NEVER be a playable race and told me to stop dreaming. I guess you can tell, I mock him every day after BlizzCon. :D

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, Features, [1.Local]

[1.Local]: The best of 2009, January-June

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

The story's not over 'til [1.Local] has picked it to bits and pieces ... So what did the local denizens have to say about the world of WoW during the first half of the year? In fact, the [1.Local] scene itself became the news back in June, as [1.Local]: The epic rap battle comment war edition hit readers' screens: "Players disagree over Blizzard's upcoming badge changes. Rap battle ensues. Site is left terrified and confused."

epsilon343: Ahh yes, the rap battle. Nothing like mad rhymes to cool off tempers.

Higher on Killchrono's list of memories, though, was all the commotion about scamming: Aaah, I remember that run of articles about scamming. The best (and simultaneously worst) part about them were the numerous comments by phishers and scammers who tried to justify their actions by saying non-security savvy people deserved to get hacked and how they were 'doing them a favour' by showing them how stupid they were. A testament to how deplorable and vile malicious scammers truly are.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Features, [1.Local]

[1.Local]: The relative value of being "First!"

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

Hang on, guys, while I reach back for my Drama Mamas hat ... Just a sec, turning on my helm display ... There. Ok, here's the score: I delete all "First!" comments on my posts, so readers don't have to wade through nonsense posts simply to get a shot at making relevant conversation. Those who persist get hit with the Hammer of Ban Justice. (Don't say you haven't been warned!) Off-topic comments are pointless and rude, and they achieve nothing but demonstrating how spectacularly clueless you are on how to comport yourself in public on the internet. Don't do it, please.

/unequip [Drama Mama Helm]

Ok, now that that's on the record -- shhh, c'mere. Peek around the corner with me, because this "First!" on a recent Around Azeroth turned out to be rather entertaining. (Just don't tell anyone it was me who told you so.)

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, Features, Humor, [1.Local]

[1.Local]: Do it for the e-peen Sunday

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

The hot topic at [1.Local]'s press time was an opinion piece from Adam Holisky mulling over the unfortunate high profile of inappropriate posts from disgruntled players on the Blizzard forums. "While it's obvious that trollish parts of the community value and participating in internet yelling matches, the majority of the community does not care to hear it," writes Adam. "We bring this issue up and to the forefront on popular WoW media because it's imperative for the health of the community that this vocal minority does not control or continue to influence the quiet majority."

Urnias: Adam H. is exactly right. Forum posts like the one referenced are why I stopped trying to garner any useful information from that source. I got tired and angry of having to wade through 1) e-peen, 2) flame wars, 3) players who do zero research and 4) those who feel their drop in the bucket to Blizzard's coffers entitles them to dictate game direction and others' play styles.

Please shut up and just play the game. If you're that pissed off, quit. When Blizzard sees the thousands upon thousands of accounts leaving to play Star Trek or Warhammer, they will make the changes you need to feel better and they will beg you to come back.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, Features, Humor, [1.Local]

[1.Local]: Where WoW players get their meat

Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

Where do you get your meat? We suspect that the answers of these WoW players wouldn't do the neighbors much good ...

Rmschoir: Yogg-Dixie, unless they are having a sale at Publich.
Dragundam: And everyone not from the South goes ... "What?"
wilsona36: Where shopping is a pleasure ...
Tirrimas: Albearson's or Freya Meyer
Gimmlette: Total win comment. Piggy Wiggy or Hy-Vee, anyone?
KJP: Kor'Kroger

But it's not only where players get their meat that's a little unusual. After reading this next reader comment, WoW.com's Robin Torres abashedly observed, "I feel so insensitive, never having considered the feelings of my banker before."

Alchemistmerlin: I just make sure I grab some rhino meat whenever I'm doing Sons of Hodir dailies. I have a back stock of about 100 pieces of rhino meat, and 100 chilled meat just sitting in my bank. It occurs to me that my banker probably hates me. "Here, have some more bloody meat. Oh, and this pilgrim hat."

More warped perspectives from your fellow players, after the break.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, Features, Humor, [1.Local]

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