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Breakfast Topic: Unexpected uses

One of the things I like about WoW is finding new, unusual ways to use old skills. For instance, I recently observed a bear druid using Feral Faerie Fire on critters. When I asked him why, he responded that it keeps him in combat, preventing rage decay. It's a very clever tactic, and one I'll be using once I get my druid high enough for it (then again, I'll probably be in cat form most of the time by then). Another classic off-schedule use is Detect Magic as a marker ("attack this mob" or whatever), though that's largely been eclipsed by raid markers. And speaking of raid markers, they're quite useful even when solo, since you can see them through walls.

What are you favorite unusual uses for skills or features?

Filed under: Tricks, Breakfast Topics, Features

No more LFG channel... at least officially

Just a follow up to David's LFG post yesterday. My suggestion for the disappointing LFG system in place after the patch was for Blizzard to leave the system in place and also reinstate the LFG channel-- players who want to use the LFG system can then do so, and players who want to LFG the old fashioned (and messier, and more annoying, and yet more effective) way can do so as well.

Blizzard, however, disagrees. Neth says clearly that the devs are standing behind the new system, and that no matter how much players ask for it, the old LFG channel ain't coming back. In fact, she even asks that players who don't want to use the LFG system use it anyway and give feedback on how to make it better.

I'm not sure that's going to happen-- it's Blizzard's responsibility to get creative about solutions, not the players'. But in the meantime, lots of players have gotten creative anyway, and if you "/join lookingforgroup" on almost any server, you'll find a close enough approximation of what the LFG channel used to be. Until Blizzard fixes their interface and actually gets something in place that finds me the group I want doing exactly what I want, you can meet me there.

Filed under: Patches, Analysis / Opinion, Tips, Blizzard, Instances, Quests

Stupid Mage Tricks

I have to admit - I find this thread in the mage forums about "stupid mage tricks" to be immensely amusing.  Slow fall base-jumping?  Stacking portals to different places on top of one another?  So, anyone reading have any amusing, entertaining, or just plain stupid tricks of their own - for mages or other classes.  After all - there's only so much instancing, raiding, PvP-ing, reputation farming, and questing you can do before needing to find entertainment wherever you can. 

Filed under: Mage, Tricks, Odds and ends

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