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Breakfast Topic: What WoW title would you choose in real life?

The other day, I tried to come up with a title for Kelly Aarons. It was one of those fleeting moments where you have the opportunity to display your wit, and in doing so, show everyone that you're actually a funny, lighthearted, and interesting human being (as opposed to a boring, soulless low-life ... sigh). In those racing seconds, I grasped desperately at all the WoW titles floating aimlessly in my head. How about Kelly the Noble? Kelly the Light of Dawn, perhaps? No, that might seem self-absorbed or creepy. Kelly the Exalted? Salty Kelly?

I was about to type out Merrymaker Kelly when I realized my window of time had expired and anything after that would just make me seem like some sort of desperate try-hard. "You'll never be witty, Dawn. Give it up already." Sighing internally, I held down the delete key and kept quiet.

It made me wonder, though, if I were going to give myself my own title, what would it be? In game, I've only displayed a few titles on my characters over the years (Rival, Sergeant, Chef, and the Light of Dawn), but I don't think any of those titles suit me personally. Dawn the Patient seems fitting. Maybe Dawn the Explorer? I think I might have explored outside my house at some point -- that works.

What about you?

Filed under: Breakfast Topics

Cataclysm Beta: New titles in beta build 12942

The latest and greatest Cataclysm beta build includes a list of new titles available in the game. We don't yet know exactly how we'll gain access to these titles, but we're certainly free to speculate. Probably most exciting to players is the return of the PvP titles.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Hero of the Alliance
  • Hero of the Horde
  • Ishmael
  • Professor
  • Veteran of the Alliance
  • Veteran of the Horde
  • The old PvP battleground titles have been brought back.
The old PvP titles from vanilla WoW were earned mostly through time investment rather than strictly win/loss ratio and were required to get access to better tiers of PvP gear. The battleground titles were scrapped in The Burning Crusade but are now returning with the introduction of rated battlegrounds. The titles will now be based on your win/loss ratio, rather than grinding time. The old PvP titles were:

Alliance
  • Private
  • Corporal
  • Sergeant
  • Master Sergeant
  • Sergeant Major
  • Knight
  • Knight-Lieutenant
  • Knight-Captain
  • Knight-Champion
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Commander
  • Marshal
  • Field Marshal
  • Grand Marshal
Horde
  • Scout
  • Grunt
  • Sergeant
  • Senior Sergeant
  • First Sergeant
  • Stone Guard
  • Blood Guard
  • Legionnaire
  • Centurion
  • Champion
  • Lieutenant General
  • General
  • Warlord
  • High Warlord


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Filed under: Cataclysm

Day two of BlizzCon 2009: Round-up


Well, readers, BlizzCon 2009 is over and done, and our staff is slowly but surely beginning to make its way home in celebrated zombie-like fashion. In the meantime, we've outsourced article production to our household pets, so be gentle with your criticism of Toonces' efforts today (stupid cat can't even spell QQ correctly). Anyway, here's what happened on Day 2 of BlizzCon:




Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Events, Fan stuff, WoW Social Conventions, Blizzard, News items, Expansions, BlizzCon, Cataclysm, Worgen, Goblin

Season 4 arena titles awarded incorrectly

The top arena teams of Season 4 have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of their rewards since the launch of patch 3.0.2, but things haven't turned out quite right. The Customer Service forum is full of reports of titles not being handed out correctly, and an ongoing Blizzard investigation into the matter. A little digging of our own (and a firsthand account from our Rogue guru Chase Christian) confirms that there's a problem, but obviously we don't know the cause.

In a lot of cases, the top (the tippy-top, the #1) team in a bracket is receiving the title of Duelist, when they should be getting Brutal Gladiator and their Netherdrake pets. Players with a rating of 2100 or higher are earning only the Challenger title in some cases, and I think it's very, very safe to say that those players would be in a bracket higher than just the top 35%. Season 4 is not exactly known for having a glut of people nearing the 2200 needed for shoulders.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Bugs, Blizzard, Arena

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