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WoW Insider Weekly News Update for March 2, 2012

The WoW Insider Weekly News Update is your source for all the biggest stories from the past week wrapped up in a neat little video package. Mathew McCurley hosts your quick look at this week's biggest news.

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News this week:

Filed under: Podcasts, Podcasting, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Weekly News Update for Jan. 27, 2012

The WoW Insider Weekly News Update is your source for all the biggest stories from the past week wrapped up in a neat little video package. Mathew McCurley hosts your quick look at this week's biggest news.

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News this week:

Filed under: Podcasts, Podcasting, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Weekly News Update for Jan. 13, 2012

The WoW Insider Weekly News Update is your source for all the biggest stories from the past week wrapped up in a neat little video package. Mathew McCurley hosts your quick look at this week's biggest news.

If you haven't already subscribed to the WoW Insider YouTube channel, you should!

News this week:

Filed under: Podcasts, Podcasting, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Weekly News Update for Jan. 6, 2012

The WoW Insider Weekly News Update is your source for all the biggest stories from the past week wrapped up in a neat little video package. Mathew McCurley hosts your quick look at this week's biggest news.

If you haven't already subscribed to the WoW Insider YouTube channel, you should!

News this week:
  • Raid Finder loot rules are changing with patch 4.3.2.
  • GameStop is giving away Wrath of the Lich King free when you buy the WoW Battlechest for $20.
  • New pets and mounts datamined for the WoW TCG.
  • Our winner from the last Weekly News Update is Grafittiskies21! Congratulations!

Filed under: Podcasts, Podcasting, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Weekly News Update for Dec. 23, 2011

The WoW Insider Weekly News Update is your source for all the biggest stories from the past week wrapped up in a neat little video package. Mathew McCurley hosts your quick look at this week's biggest news.

If you haven't already subscribed to the WoW Insider YouTube channel, you should!

This week's top stories include: Win a Purple Puffer Fish from WoW Insider! Here's how to enter: Subscribe to the WoW Insider YouTube channel and comment on the video at YouTube for a chance to win! We'll contact our winner via YouTube on Friday, Dec. 30.

Filed under: Podcasts, Podcasting, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Weekly News Update for Dec. 16, 2011

The WoW Insider Weekly News Update is your source for all the biggest stories from the past week wrapped up in a neat little video package. Mathew McCurley hosts your quick look at this week's biggest news.

If you haven't already subscribed to the WoW Insider YouTube channel, you should!

This week's top stories include: Win a Nightsaber Cub loot card from WoWTCGLoot! Here's how to enter: Subscribe to the WoW Insider YouTube channel and comment on the video over on YouTube for a chance to win! We'll contact our winner via YouTube on Friday, Dec. 23.

Filed under: Podcasts, Podcasting, WoW Insider Show

How often should we do repeatable content?

Blessing of Kings asks an excellent question: how often should we be running repeatable content? Certainly Blizzard has considered this issue before -- they've gone with daily quests in the first expansion, and recently they've been rethinking just how often we'll be rerunning dungeons, too. But both of those time periods are fairly arbitrary to us: is it possible that we should start running things twice a week (once during and once on the weekend), or maybe do weekly quests instead of daily?

BoK says: possibly. Rohan suggests a weekly quest that rewarded 70g instead of the daily 10g reward we usually get (not including the XP bonus which kicks it up to 13g). Players who don't have time to run every day, but do have the weekly availability (like me -- I play mostly on the weekends), would be able to still pick up the reward. I'll go one step further, in fact: what if we had an option? What if we could choose to run a quest daily (and get a bigger reward overall), or run it once per week, using up all of our daily chances for that week, and getting a smaller total reward? That seems to be the best way -- those who could log in every day would get a larger reward, while those who couldn't could still get more than just the single daily.

Rohan also says that Heroic and BG quests should remain daily, and on that we agree: those quests are perfect for creating variety every day, and getting people to run those instances. In fact, those would be fun to see expanded -- maybe Blizzard could create weekly series of daily quests that followed a small storyline across dungeons or BGs. Blizzard has done a pretty good job balancing out repeatable content periods, but it's always nicer to have more options.

Filed under: Fan stuff, Virtual selves, Odds and ends, Economy, Instances, Quests

Steamwheedle Cartel holding a "Black Market" crafting event


I love this idea a whole lot. A group of folks on Steamwheedle are holding an RP even (which they've done before), but it's a different kind of event than the usual party or dueling tournament. Instead, it's going to be completely peaceful -- they're having a Saturday morning crafting bazaar. Down in the empty vendor stalls of Undercity, they'll have crafters of all types and levels, some with their mats, some where you'll have to bring your own mats, making items aplenty for players. On January 24th, they're holding a "Black Market", where you'll be able to get almost anything crafted that you want (providing you've got the goods). They're also having a raffle, and they'll be serving food and drink as well. What a great idea.

In fact, I'd love to see something like this come to the game at large -- maybe Blizzard could provide a bonus to crafting when it's done at a certain time in a certain place, like create a "crafter's market" weekly on Saturday mornings (scheduled just like the Sunday fishing tournament), where crafters can make sure to be in a certain area ready to craft for any players who might need it, and can get bonus items or currency or mats for their trouble.

For such a social game, combat seems to always end up being the only way for players to connect regularly (not that there's anything wrong with that, but the only way to bond in game seems to be killing things). It would be nice to see more of this type of connection encouraged by Blizzard, with players using the skills they've earned to help each other and both sides getting a nice reward for it.

Filed under: Herbalism, Leatherworking, Tailoring, Enchanting, Items, Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, Virtual selves, Odds and ends, Blizzard, News items, Jewelcrafting, Wrath of the Lich King, Inscription

WoW Insider Show live this afternoon on Ustream


Yes, our weekly podcast is going live again today, and it should be a great show: BRK is returning to us again (though I promise there won't be nearly as much Hunter talk in the show this week), and our own Amanda Dean will join us on the virtual airwaves. We'll be talking about Winter's Veil, how to take down Loken, good deals gone bad, Blizzard's new ads, and everything else that happened in the World of Warcraft this past week.

And as usual we'll be chatting live and answering your emails -- you can send us questions, comments, insights or insanity at theshow@wow.com, and if you send something right now you might even hear it on the show today. It all starts at 3:30pm Eastern over on our Ustream page, or I've embedded the feed right here on this post after the break. And as usual, we'll have a quick aftershow right after we turn off the recording, so if you tune in live, that's about 10% more show to listen to (and that's when we say all the fun stuff).

See you this afternoon, and hope you enjoy the show.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Podcasting, Blizzard, Instances, Leveling, Classes, Wrath of the Lich King, WoW Insider Show

Ask WoW Insider: Minimum raiding requirements


Every Monday, we put a question back to you readers, and see what you have to say about a current issue in the World of Warcraft. This week's question actually comes from our Guildwatch column -- Lugbruz is an officer in Reforged on Runetotem (they just downed M'uru -- grats!), and he has a question about how much you need to raid to be successful:

Are there other guilds who have a 3 night/week raid schedule (or less) who have enjoyed success in high-end raiding? We killed Mu'ru before the nerf and don't know of any other crew has gone so far with so little time. Our primary competition of the server was at equal progression with us pre-nerf and they're a 5 night/week crew.

We assume that 3 nights (4 hours per raid) is the minimum, but can endgame be done with less?

Lugbruz

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Raiding, Ask WoW Insider, Bosses

WoW Insider Weekly

Miss out on some of these columns the first time around? Worry not! Here's your weekly chance to catch up on some of the best feature content coming out of WoW Insider. If you missed these earlier this week, don't make the same mistake twice.
Guildwatch: Open your face jellyfish
Your weekly look at guild drama, downed news, and recruiting from all around the realms.
Illusionary Tactics: Orb of Deception
Our new column about items that can disguise you hits on one of the most popular.
Know Your Lore: The Scarlet Crusade
When good Crusaders go bad, that's where you find the Scarlet folks.
Tank Talk: Do you feel lucky, punk?
Seriously, do you? Because we really need some lottery numbers -- this whole "4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42" thing isn't really working out.
The Art of War(craft): DotA-style battleground in WotLK
A new battleground in Wrath might borrow a little influence from an old mod for Warcraft III.

More of our best weekly content after the jump.

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Filed under: How-tos, WoW Insider Business, Odds and ends, Blizzard, Lore, Leveling

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

WoW Insider Weekly shows off our most popular weekly features of the past week -- if you missed them before, catch up to them here.
Blood Sport: No scrubs allowed in Season 4
Arena matches in Season 4 are just like TLC -- they don't want no scrubs.
Spiritual Guidance: Three priest specs your raid should not leave Shattrath without
The Priest column gives any good raiders three Priest specs to look for.
The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Are Warriors underpowered?
No. Column over. Or is it?
Blood Pact: Tanking Leo
Vims shows warlocks how to do a little tanking on the big blind guy.
Reader UI of the Week: Draxyl of Turalyon
One of our great readers shows off his UI for your pick-apart pleasure.

Five more great can't-miss weekly features after the break.

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

WoW Insider Weekly

We have moved our weekly features wrapup to Tuesday, since it seemed like a good idea at the time. So here's all of the weekly features from the past week (and a few days) here on WoW Insider, for your reading enjoyment.

Sunday Morning Funnies: Rogue stables
Laugh away with our weekly wrapup of WoW-related comics.

Spiritual Guidance: Holyform and lesser holy talents
Don't get your hopes up-- Holyform might not be yours to use quite yet.

All the World's a Stage: The passing of the beast
Playing a role in the Lunar Festival.

Officers' Quarters: Kicking and screaming
As in, first you do the /gkicking, and then comes the screaming.

Lots more right after the link below.

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

WoW Insider Weekly

Saturday again-- come with me as we take a look at all the great weekly content that WoW Insider had to offer the past seven days.

Ready Check: Breaking through Kael'thas Sunstrider
Our brand new hardcore raiding guide tells you how to take down The Sun King.

All the World's a Stage: Top ten ways to roleplay the holidays
Fun stuff to do in character this holiday season.

Officers' Quarters: A dangerous gift
Sharing your account with someone is a lot like being a board at a fastener convention: sooner or later, you're going to get screwed.

The Art of War(craft): Outdoor PvP, Part 1- War in the Old World
Killer places to fight.

WoW Rookie: Welcome to PvP
Just leave your dignity there at the door. I'm kidding! Mostly.

Shifting Perspectives: New Druid leveling 1-5
I wouldn't think you'd need a class guide for 1-5, but darned if our Big Bear Butt Blogger hasn't gone and written one up.

Raid Rx: Basic healer raid design
How to fit healers into your raid the right way.

The Light and How to Swing It: Ret gear, part 2
Featuring blood elves in bikinis. Made you read!

Tales from the Lion's Pride Inn: The meeting
"Naga?! IN MY MENETHIL?!"

Blood Pact: The Warlock wishlist
What do Warlocks want under the tree this next year?

Totem Talk: You are the panic button
It's true-- when the rubber hits the road, you can count on a shammy.

Well Fed Buff: Caf'd Mac and Cheese
The Caf'd means caffeinated. I had no idea such a thing existed, but now I have a strange impulse to actually try it.

Blood Sport: What's your Arena resolution for 2008?
Suggestion: don't lose so much!

WoW, Casually: December 28th to January 3rd, New Year's, WSG, etc.
Easy casual stuff to do ingame the next week.

The Care and Feeding of Warrior: Weapons
Be honest-- this is why all warriors roll their class anyway.

Insider Trader: Connect-the-dot gathering
Gathering a little boring? Let Lisa help.

Phat Loot Phriday: Orb of Deception
Do a little faction bending with this world drop.

Ask WoW Insider: Do you tip your tank?
Never, ever heard of this. I always just assume gratuity was included with, y'know, the healing.

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

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