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WoW Insider Weekly

We post a lot of stuff here at WoW Insider, and chances are that you missed some of our weekly features. But don't fret it -- here are our top weekly features from the last seven days, so if you missed them the first time around, we're here to make sure that doesn't happen again.
Raid Rx: Analyzing your healers, part 3
Marcie Knox continues her series on how to get the most of your healers during a raid.
Officers' Quarters: Cracking the whip
How to keep your guild rolling all the way up through the expansion.
Ask WoW Insider: When to gem and enchant
Our readers sound off on the best time to take advantage of getting your gear min-maxed with gems and enchants.
Spiritual Guidance: Seven tips to prepare your Priest for Wrath
Matt "Matticus" Low gives you a nice checklist for getting your Priest ready to head up to Northrend.

More of our great weekly content after the break.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, WoW Insider Business, Guilds, Odds and ends, Features

WoW Insider Weekly

We've got a special guest for you this week on WoW Insider Weekly (our roundup of the best regular content from the past seven days). Ladies, gentlemen and Gnomes, it's our pleasure to introduce to you the former Lord of Outland, straight from directly underneath Hellfire Citadel, Magtheridon! The Pit Lord is going to talk about all of our most popular weekly features, while your faithful author is going to step out for a much-deserved drink. Later.
Guildwatch: Drama, but the good kind
"Nothing gives me more pleasure even in my weakened state then watching you verminous swine squabble amongst yourselves, and Guildwatch covers every minute of it."
Ask a Lore Nerd: You're how old?
"Older than the birth of sin, mortal. You think you know the history of the universe, lore nerd? You know nothing when faced with the existence of a Pit Lord!"
New Players' Guide: Your life as a Hunter
'Hunters, Priests, Shamans or even those vermin of the Light, Paladins, none matter -- all will fall before the wrath of Magtheridon! Learn what you will, new players -- no mortal shall face me and survive!"
The Light and How to Swing It: Holy Paladin gear enchants, part 2
"Adorn your gear with whatever pithy enchants you like, vermin. I will dress it with your blood and entrails when you dare to face me."
Hybrid Theory: Is it too much?
"My blood is my own! Also, this look at group utility is strangely fascinating -- it almost makes me wish I had some support classes other than these lousy Channelers. But no matter -- the great Magtheridon, Pit Lord of the Burning Legion, buffs himself!"

Boy, that Maggie sure is grouchy. More cantankerous whining about his blood and power, along with a look at our other most popular posts, after the break.

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Filed under: Paladin, Warrior, Analysis / Opinion, PvP, Instances, Features, Bosses, NPCs

WoW Insider Weekly

Missed some of our great weekly content over the last seven days? Worry not, good reader! Here it is, recapped in easily clickable link roundup form.
Insider Trader: Wrath alpha edition
Insider Trader examines what just might happen with professions in the expansion.
Blood Pact: The Warlock's way ahead, part 1
Vims examines what's next for the class that parties with demons.
Hybrid Theory: Druids and the Wrath alpha
What kind of loving will Druids get when Blizzard takes us up to Northrend?
Guildwatch: 25man raid LF24M, healers and tanks preferred
This is what happens when guilds stop being nice -- and start getting real.

Even more great weekly content found after the jump.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, WoW Insider Business, Lore, Guides

WoW Insider Weekly

Once again, we're breaking down the most popular weekly features of the past seven days. Our writers work hard to get terrific weekly features up for your enjoyment, so if you missed these the first time around, don't make the mistake again.
Guildwatch: Going too far
Guildwatch has drama, downed, and recruiting news from all over the realms all in one place. Did your guild show up this week?
Spiritual Guidance: 30 if statements that priests should adhere to
Matticus himself walks you through the ins and outs of being a Priest (and there's some good advice in here for you other classes, too).
Scattered Shots: Why certain pet families are so popular
Are bears better than boars? Should snakes shank scorpids? Are Ravagers more radical than Raptors? Daniel Whitcomb lays it all out.
Around Azeroth: Grand Theft Azeroth
Around Azeroth asks readers to mix up their WoW with a little GTA.
Arcane Brilliance: Level 70 checklist
You're a mage, and you've just hit level 70. What now?

More after the break!

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Filed under: Priest, Warrior, Analysis / Opinion, Features, Leveling, Guides

WoW Insider Weekly

Looking for something to read. Look no further -- here's the best of our weekly features from the last seven days, presented in a handy roundup format. If you missed it the first time, don't make the same mistake twice.
Guildwatch: The aftermath
The messiest part of guild drama comes after it happens. And when the bank has been ninja-d the last gquit has been typed in, and the last wipe happens -- that's when Guildwatch appears.
Shifting Perspectives: Druids just wanna have fun
Caw! Some Druids in the Penny Arcade alliance pull off a little fight-or-flight terror, The Birds-style.
He Said, She Said: Hypermasculinity
Amanda and David wonder why your mage is so incredibly buff.
Build Shop: Shaman 18/43/0
Pound for pound, one of the best melee DPS dealers in the game -- the Enhancement Shaman enters the Build Shop.

More great weekly features after the break, including an in-depth look at Cooking, and a must-read post for every Hunter.

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Filed under: How-tos, WoW Insider Business, Features, Guides

WoW Insider Weekly

Here's our most popular weekly features from the last seven days. Just in case you missed them, click on the links below and see what our writers posted this week.
Guildwatch: We're $&*#ing good at this game, too
Guildwatch is pretty classic this week -- there's a nice vent recording that's made even better with some classical piano.
Blood Pact: Destro the only way to go?
Our Warlock column wonders if Affliction 'locks are underselling their class -- maybe it's Destruction or no go.
Ready Check: Brutallus
Ready Check takes on an early Sunwell Plateau fight. Is your guild wondering how to make Brutallus less brutal? Look no further.
The Art of War(craft): Planning for season 4
The PvP column helps get you ready for all that sweet Brutal Gladiator gear coming in season 4.
Insider Trader: Getting your mote on
Our profession column has everything you need to know about motes, and then some.
Five more great weekly features after the break.

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Filed under: Tips, How-tos, WoW Insider Business, Guides

WoW Insider Weekly

Time once again for WoW Insider Weekly, where we put all of the best weekly content of the last week all in one place for you to click and browse as necessary. Warning: Reading content linked from WoW Insider Weekly may cause your player skill to exceed ownage limits. Take as directed.

Guildwatch drinks your milkshake
You know that feeling you get when you join a group without a warrior, and when you ask who's tanking, the hunter says, "My pet"? That's the feeling that guild drama creates in most guildleaders.

WoW, Casually Patch 2.4 preview
What's new for casual players in the upcoming patch (And we mean "upcoming," as in next week or later. Sigh...)


Blood Pact: Warlocks are red, mages are blue
One casts Fireball constantly and the other owns U!



Know Your Lore: The Grimtotems
Elizabeth Wachowski lays down the lives, loves, and laments of the nega-Tauren and their evil crone.


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Filed under: Tips, How-tos, WoW Insider Business, Features, Raiding, Guides, Classes

WoW Insider Weekly

Here's your weekly look at the most popular columns and weekly features from the last seven days of WoW Insider. Miss these the first time around? Don't miss them again.
Know Your Lore: Grim Batol
KYL takes a look at the Dwarven city in the wetlands, and the moral of the story is that the Bronzebeards are awesome! Wait, there's probably more.
Insider Trader: Rounding up patch 2.4 professions changes, part 2
More about what crafters need to know for the next patch.
Encrypted Text: The Lazy Alt's ten must-do Outland quests
Ten quests that you can't miss, even after you've rolled all the way to 70.
Totem Talk: Use the totems wisely
Matthew Rossi lays down all the facts on those wooden sticks in the ground and what they can do for you, even while soloing a Shaman.
Another set of great weekly content after the jump.

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Filed under: WoW Insider Business, News items, Features, Classes

WoW Insider Weekly

Here's your weekly sampling of our weekly content from the writers at WoW Insider. Every week we post columns about classes, guilds, addons, professions, and all aspects of this great game.
Know Your Lore: Oshu'gun
KYL takes a look at the secret Naaru spaceship embedded in Nagrand. Oh, didn't know that was there? It is.
Encrypted Text: Raiding as a rogue, part 1
Going instance running with your endgame rogue? Make sure to check out this guide to what to do with those daggers when you have 24 other people in the group.
Insider Trader: Rounding up 2.4 profession changes, part 1
What's changing in the world of professions in patch 2.4? Let Amanda M lay it all out for you.
Guildwatch: Running a Karathon
Backstabs, betrayals, and loot ninjas, oh my! It's all in your weekly look at guild drama, downed news, and recruiting from around the realms.
More of our best weekly content after the jump.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Odds and ends, News items, Lore, Classes

WoW Insider Weekly

Every week, our weekly columnists post tons of commentary and analysis, just for you. And every weekend, we wrap up all that weekly content in one big post, so you can catch anything you may have missed. Enjoy!

Two Bosses Enter: Twin Emperors vs. Chromaggus
Two (actually three) old school bosses face down in our ongoing deathmatch series.

All the World's a Stage: If looks could kill
You can't judge a look by its character... or can you?

Spiritual Guidance: So, you want to play a Priest...
Good. Roll up so I can get some heals!

Officers' Quarters: The wrong stuff
After telling us who to choose for an officer last week, Scott now lays out who not to choose.

WoW Insider Show Episode 20: Droods and drama
Crank dat druid boy on our weekly podcast.

Shifting Perspectives: Leveling and talent specs
Feral building for leveling druids.

Raid Rx: Overhealing FTW?
Why overhealing is actually a good thing.

The Light and How to Swing It: Blacksmithing for the rest of us
When you want the armor, but don't want to do the crafting.

Build Shop: Rogue 19/42/0
A little stabby stabby, a little dodgy dodgy.

Guildwatch: First come, first served
You get to the gates, you get to open them.

Tales from the Lion's Pride Inn: One last sunset
Oh it's on now.

Encrypted Text: Examining your spec
If you're not speccing Subtlety, you're not really a rogue.

World of WarCrafts: Dirge's Kickin' Chimaerok Chops
Man, good luck getting fresh Chimaerok at this time of year.

Gamers on the Street: Today's small raider
So this column is all about gnome raiders, right? What? It's about raiders who raid with small guilds? Oh. Nevermind.

Know Your Lore: Anduin Lothar
KYL returns with an Alliance hero. New (old) battlecry: "For Lothar!"

Brrzzap: The requirements, regulations, and rigamarole of ray guns
'Hoof looks at the various ways to ray gun your enemies (and sometimes yourself).

Totem Talk: Beyond the Dark Portal
What happens to your shaman in Outland, says in... I can't do it. That joke is so tired.

Insider Trader: Of fishscales, glowcaps, and other crafting minutiae
A few random bits from our crafting column.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: What comes next
Where are warriors going? Besides, you know, to the arenas to win.

Phat Loot Phriday: Cataclysm's Edge
Because sometimes you just need a big, badass sword.

Filed under: How-tos, WoW Insider Business, Features, Guides

WoW Insider Weekly

This week's WoW Insider Weekly is a little late, and I apologize-- seeing as it's nearly Christmas, I was winging my way home for the holidays yesterday, and the flight attendants seemed to have a problem with me operating my laptop during takeoff and landing. But better late than never-- just ask Santa. Here's all our weekly features, wrapped up in one post with a big bow.


Sunday Morning Funnies: Hi Donald
A weekly WoW-related comics wrapup.

Two Bosses Enter: Ragnaros vs. Ossirian
Fire and rock against air and sand.

All the World's a Stage: RP-PvP - Killing in character
You're not just killing-- you're killing with a story behind it.

Arcane Brilliance: Statistical battle of the clothies
Mages do it with spells.

Officer's Quarters: Two heads > one
Unfortunately, this article is only tangentially about two-headed ogres. I don't think I'm alone when I say we need more two-headed ogre-focused content here at WoW Insider.

WoW Rookie: Quest wrangling 101
Gotta kill some rats? Make sure you do it with a little organization.

Shifting Perspectives: Your first steps as a Druid
First step: get used to shedding hair, and lots of it.

The Light and How to Swing It: The Paladin Epic Mount quest for Alliance
How to hook yourself up with some wheels... er, legs.

Build Shop: Warrior 8/5/48
Prot warrior build FTW.

Raid Rx: Transitioning to 25-man raiding
Marcie Knox starts up a new weekly column about healing in raids.

Guildwatch: Holiday wishes
Our weekly column of guild news wishes for lots of juicy drama next year-- something tells us the guilds of Azeroth won't disappoint.

Blood Pact: Locked and loaded
Being 70 and a 'lock is barrels of impish fun.

Tales from the Lion's Pride Inn: The warehouse
Our graphic novel series continues.

Encrypted Text: Upcoming Rogue changes
What's in store for those who stealth.

World of WarCrafts: Healing Potion Punch
Just in time for the holidays, a bit of potion (and put some vodka in there for a punch).

Totem Talk: So you're still playing that shaman...
Taking that totem-tosser from 40 onward.

Well Fed Buff: Night Dragon's Breath Dip
Who knew a dragon's breath could be so tasty?

Blood Sport: Know thy ground
Scouting the terrain for arena matches.

WoW, Casually: December 21 to 27: Alterac Valley and the Feast of Winter's Veil
Tips for casual players on what you can do with just a little bit of time this week.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Heresies
Why do we do certain things? Because.

Insider Trader: Some disenchanted evening
IT looks at turning items into dust with a little magic.

Phat Loot Phriday: The Unbreakable Will
A big sword that's meant just for your main tank.

Filed under: WoW Insider Business, Features, Guides

Last Week on Massively: WoW related stories

It's Sunday and that means round up time for World of Warcraft posts on our sister site Massively that may be of interest to you loyal WoW readers. Let's dive right in:

AFK Gamer reviews post-2.3 Alterac Valley
The popular gaming blog takes a look at the latest changes to AV.

The Digital Continuum: Activision Blizzard vs Electronic Arts, battle of the MMO titans
Kyle Horner looks at the merger and explores how the industry is shaping up to be a battle between the two giants.

Behind the Curtain: Moral & Ethical choices
Carl Whithers steers his weekly column into the murky waters of the consequences of our online actions.

Building a better MMOusetrap: Why we fight!
Dave Moss tells us why he indulges in a battle-driven game.

MMO subscriptions report -- who is beating whom?
The latest guesses are out on MMO subscription numbers. We all know WoW is the king, but who's nipping at his heels?

Gamer Interrupted: Playing together with different playstyles
Picking up on her topic from last week, Robin Torres continues to explore gaming as a couple, this time dealing with in-game goals that are at odds with each other.

Herndandez vs IGE - IGE withdraws motion to stay/dismiss
The latest in the lawsuit against gold sellers.

Scott Jennings on how to make PvP not suck
The Broken Toys blogger gives his 13 rules of PvP and why current MMOs aren't living up to them.

MMOGology: World of why bother

Marc Knottke talks about sharding your purples for greens.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard, News items, Features

Last Week on Massively: Warcraft related stories

Once again, it's time for the weekly round up of WoW-related stories posted in the last seven days on our sister site Massively. If you can't wait for the round up post, you can always check out all posts tagged WoW on the site or subscribe to the RSS feed.

On with the show!

First official confirmation of new Blizzard MMO
CM Drysc confirmed that Blizzard is working on a "Next Gen MMO", but which one? Is "World of Starcraft" on the horizon?

Cinemassively: Machiniplex to hold Q & A for "Among Fables and Men"
Warcraft Movies' 1st place Drama winner in their recent Fabled Few contest was the awesome Among Fables and Men. Machiniplex is holding an online screening with remastered audio and an interview with the director over Skype.

The most influential MMOG moments
WoW's Toyota commercial made the list for showing that MMO's have gone mainstream. Check out the other watershed moments, but I don't know if any of them equal four wheels of FURY!!

Analyst talks World of Warcraft's churn rate
A Gamasutra article analyzes WoW's revenue gain in the last year as well as its ability to retain customers.

As the Worlds Turn: Neverending Stories
Adam Schumacher continues to explore the intersection of lore and MMOs, this time looking at how Warcraft's backstory affects gameplay.

Behind the Curtain: Making your own lore with Fan Fiction
Craig Whithers continues his weekly column, this time talking about using Fan Fiction to engage in roleplaying of the WoW universe (and others.)

WoW 3v3 tournament ended, videos from the finals
Team Pandemic won the $45,000 grandprize in the 3v3 tournament at Dreamhack in Sweden. Check out the details.

Building a Better MMOusetrap: Buildings, barrens and beyond (Part 4)
Dave Moss completes his 4 part series on MMO environments. Having covered architecture, cities and landscapes, he jumps into dungeons in his latest column.

Gamer Interrupted: Duos are good for relationships
Robin Torres talks about those who play together, stay together. But it isn't as easy as it looks.

Social currency and giving in MMOs
Is giving a gift in-game the same as giving it to a person in RL?

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard, News items, Features

Last week on Massively: Warcraft related stories

Last week there were some complaints about "why are there WoW stories on that other site and not here"? The biggest reason is that many stories posted on Massively are WoW-related but not necessarily about WoW. Being the most popular Western MMORPG on the market, it is often used as an example when talking about player behavior or game mechanics.

The other reason is that we don't tell our writers what to write. If a Massively writer wants to cover a Warcraft topic, they are free to do so. Also, you get this weekly recap right here to make sure you don't miss a thing.

And if you're really concerned about missing out on any WoW news, you can always set your browser to show you only World of Warcraft news on Massively.

Now, on to the good stuff:

Blizzard was only expecting 1 million WoW subscribers
Spotlight on an interview with former Blizzard producer reveals early plans of WoW's infancy.

Behind the Curtain: Evolving the World of Warcraft
Carl Whithers proposes a way to make the lore of WoW more meaningful.

Bioware likes WoW, but thinks it can do better
WoW did a lot of things right, but the time sink to progress in the game is still very large. Bioware thinks they can fix that.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard, News items, Features

Last Week on Massively: Warcraft related stories

Here at WoW Insider we cover the many aspects of World of Warcraft. Over at our sister site, Massively, we give the same in-depth coverage to all MMOs. And many of those stories cover Warcraft in one way or another.

Here is a compilation of posts from Massively this past week that will feed your need for all things WoW.

Playing by different rules: should mobs be subject to interrupts?
Chris Chester explores the reasoning behind different combat rules between players and mobs.

WoW tournament resurrected at Dreamhack, $75,000 in prizes
The WSVG may be dead, but the Dreamhack convention in Sweden is hosting a 3v3 tournament and you won't believe the 1st place cash prize amount.

Guildcafe merges with Uberguilds
Guild site hosting meets community building tools. Is it any better than Guildportal?

WoW is the "train driving PC gaming," says John Carmack
The creator of Quake and Doom talks about the enormous influence of MMOs in bringing new gamers to the PC gaming. But will the PC retain its dominant status for MMOs in development?

This just in: games are TiVo-licious
Discovery Channel is running a retrospective on video games and an upcoming episode is dedicated to MMOs, including our beloved WoW.

Building a better MMOusetrap: Buildings, barrens and beyond (Part 2)
Dave Moss continues his weekly feature exploring MMO mechanics. This week, he continues with a column about the function and design opportunities of in-game cities.

Industry panel says MMOs are just getting started
A Harvard Business School panel discussion on MMOs included Blizzard's team leader Mark Kern. See what he has to say about the future of online gaming.

Gamer Interrupted: How to turn your wife into a gamer
Our very own Robin Torres has moved her Azeroth Interrupted weekly column to Massively as Gamer Interrupted. By popular demand she gives you tips and strategies to entice your significant other to join you in your passion for gaming.

How WoW works
Amanda Rivera points us to a site that covers the basics of the game. Though many of us are veterans of WoW, there are sure to be a few tidbits in there that you never knew.

The Escapist explains how your guild can avoid a "failure cascade"
One small problem in your guild can leave it decimated in a short amount of time if you don't address it immediately. The Escapist delves into the problem and offers solutions.

Darkmoon Faire dazzles London
The World of Warcraft trading card game tournament comes to London and top players compete against Blizzard Community Managers. Who won and who took a dirt nap?

The coming of mudflation
Mike Schramm explores why mudflation may not be a bad thing. Other than being able to 5-man Onyxia.

MMOGology: Roleplaying is dead
Marc Nottke continues his weekly column, this time exploring how MMO's do away with the RP aspect that made its Pen and Paper predecessors so entertaining.

Seagate shuts the gate
After certain Seagate hard drives were discovered to have an account stealing program inserted at the manufacturer, the company remained tight lipped about the details. Until now.

Behind the Curtain: Sex sells
Should in-game brothels be allowed? Columnist Craig Whithers explores the issues surrounding the controversial idea.

Skill leveling: manual or automatic?
Akela Talamasca explores the pros and cons of leveling skills, including WoW's push button system.

The9 buys shares in ... itself
The Chinese carrier of WoW had a surprising stock plummet and used the opportunity to buy back its own shares. Smart move or bad business?

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard, News items, Features, Guides

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