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Breakfast Topic: How lazy are you?

Goblin and Gobber in Orgrimmar
I must admit that I'm lazy when it comes to World of Warcraft. I don't mean that I don't research things or read about my classes. I also love to level the slow way without heirlooms. But I really don't like crossing cities, particularly if I don't have flight yet.

See where Roblinator is in that picture above? The bank is just down there /points. Yet I have called Gobber more than once while just a short distance from a bank. He only hangs around for a minute, has a half-hour cooldown, and I might need him when I'm questing a few minutes later. But it's all about the instant gratification of not having to travel across a city.

My blood elf mage who is also a scribe is constantly needing to hit the bank or the AH while grinding up Inscription. She has to rocket across Silvermoon City to restock and then get back to the Court of the Sun to buy supplies and train up. But she never scoots back (rockets can't fly in Silvermoon, as you probably know). No, she uses up a rune and ports back to the mage enclave and then just bops down the ramp to the inscription room.

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Barrens Chat: All hands on deck


This week's comic I have decided to do by hand while waiting around for various people and events to catch up to my time line. In other words, the only thing I used my computer for this week was some minor touch ups, framing, straightening, and of course sticking it up here for all of you to razz.

I don't know how common a problem this is for other people, but when I'm actually playing World of Warcraft in the same room as my significant other, he tends to use me as his hotkeys. I'm the "M" key when he wants to know where we are on the map, for instance. I don't know if this is something that happens with everyone who plays in the same room as another person, or if it is just a singular case. Do any of you have instances like this one where you end up being the macro, hotkey, or info guide for someone else?

For the record, I'll go back to doing things with photoshop next week. Small drawings are evil.

See you next week!

Gallery: Barrens Chat

Spoiled RottenBubbles bubbles everywhereAlways a catchDead RingerRevolution evolutionAll hands on deck


Barrens Chat is a weekly comic strip that has gone back in time to the good old days of markers and pencils. Although the emo oozes were shiny, and the water elemental looked like a fun time, nothing beats some retro action. Don't worry, everything should be back to normal next week!

Filed under: Horde, Tauren, Hunter, Shaman, Comics, Barrens Chat

WoW, Casually: Wrath of the Lich King is for casuals too


Each week or so, Robin Torres writes WoW, Casually for the player who has 2 hours or less to play at a time.

You may have noticed that there has been quite a bit of news about Wrath of the Lich King lately. In that news, there are some very wonderful things in store for those of us with limited playtime. There is also a lot of resentment because of that from some of the players. In this column, I'll be discussing what we casuals have to look forward to in the next expansion and I'll be defending what is essentially our right to participate in the WoW lore and endgame.

What I won't be discussing, like I used to, are the casual friendly events in the schedule. If you look in the right hand column of this page, you'll see a great calendar of Upcoming Events. So check there for the latest Call to Arms weekends, Holiday events and It came from the Blog activities.

Join us after the jump for the news and perhaps a little ranting.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Expansions, Death Knight, Wrath of the Lich King, WoW, Casually

Need one more at meeting stone

Elizabeth put a good post up the other day about lazy folks who don't take the time to run back into an instance after a wipe, and this forum post by Eleutheria on EU Earthen Ring points out the other side of instance group laziness: Meeting stone standoffs.

Here's how it should work: if there aren't yet two people in your group standing by the meeting stone, everyone in the group should be running, riding, or flying to get there. But of course that's not what really happens-- what happens is that the leader of the group makes it there first, and everyone else continues grinding, or goes to check the AH one more time, or has to run repair, or finish a BG, or any number of things that don't involve getting to the meeting stone and summoning. Worst case scenario is that people start trying to convince others to go for them, and one guy is left at the meeting stone shaking his head.

Now, some people say that whoever made the group should be summoning, and in most cases, that seems like a good idea. But there are always exceptions. Even if I'm the last to enter a group, I usually start making my way towards the instance anyway-- the trip is never that long, no matter which instance you're going to, and it's better to be nice and use the flight to get another beer/soda then to sit around demanding a summon.

Unfortunately, there's no real way to fix this except to call out people for just plain being lazy. I guess it would be cool if Blizzard gave a nice timed buff to the first two people in a group to use a meeting stone summon, except then you'd probably have tons of people hanging around the RFC meeting stone in Org before they queued up for the battleground. As a few people point out in the thread, probably the best way to deal with it is just to give up on the group. Maybe next time they'll be ready to work together outside the portal as well as inside.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Instances, Raiding

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