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I am a killer of guilds

I have a confession to make: I'm a guild killer.

I don't do it deliberately, I swear. See, back in vanilla, my raid guild lost pretty much all of its officers to EverQuest II right around the time Ahn'Qiraj-40 was coming into play. So the officers who were left (and the new guild leader) decided I should also be an officer -- and I agreed, which was probably the worst decision I've made in my life. Two weeks later, the guild was belly up and I was off trying out a roleplaying server for the first time, since I now had loads of free time to play an alt.

I figured it was simply the lack of leadership experience that had ultimately killed the old guild. The officers who had been promoted weren't really officer material, myself wholeheartedly included. After losing most of our officer corps, the wind had gone right out of the guild's sails, so to speak.

But see ... the trait of guild killing followed me after that. I couldn't help it. And I began to wonder if maybe I am just a terrible, terrible choice for an officer.

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The Daily Quest: No BlizzCon makes us sad pandaren

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One of the big stories this week is BlizzCon -- or rather, the lack of BlizzCon this year. While I understand the amount of work that goes into making an event as large as BlizzCon successful and I understand that the hours served putting the convention together would better be used on, you know, cool games, I'm still bummed. Partially because last year's convention was so much fun, but mostly because it means I don't get to see everyone again this year. Ah well, I have remodeling to do anyway!

But the rest of the blogosphere has its own reactions regarding the absence of the beloved convention, and we've got a couple of those for you today, as well as a look at a possibly volatile topic.

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The Daily Quest: Something old, something new

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After nearly a year of fantastical landscapes torn apart by the havoc of Deathwing's return, I think I can safely say, I'm kind of tired of seeing the world torn apart. Though you can destroy the world in an instant, you can't really say the same for putting it back together again. It makes me wonder if we'll ever see an Azeroth that is healed -- one that has finally recovered from the earthquakes and devastation, one that shows signs of repair. I'm guessing something like that would be a full-scale project the size of Cataclysm itself, however, so I'm not holding my breath. Still ... I kind of miss the tranquil forests of Ashenvale. Being able to run from one end of The Barrens to the other. A Stranglethorn Vale without a giant sinkhole in the middle of it, and a Darkshore minus the tornado.

Today we've got a pretty interesting post about that old feeling everyone is missing, as well as a couple of other interesting ideas and subjects.

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The Daily Quest: Nerfs, improvements, and items of interest

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Anyone remember the incident shown in the video above? Man, those were the days. The days of bizarrely overpowered stuff that managed to get through the system. The days of endless kiting -- anyone remember Kazzak visiting Stormwind? How about Devilsaurs being kited from Un'Goro Crater to Orgrimmar? Obviously, these sorts of things had to be nerfed eventually. After all, they got in the way of other people's gameplay.

Last week we heard about nerfs of a different kind, however -- the kind in which raid content is nerfed, some say prematurely and others say not. Today, we've got a pretty good post about those nerfs, as well as a couple of other interesting posts for your reading enjoyment.
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The Daily Quest: Well heck, I didn't know about that

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I'd totally forgotten about this Oxhorn video, but I stumbled across it the other day while wandering around various sites. The umpteen million Gaga references make me laugh every time I see them, but what made the thing a hit for me was the song itself, which is a pop creation that you don't usually expect to hear from Oxhorn. It still cracks me up.

Today we've got a roundup of posts from around the blogosphere with various hints, tips, and some information you may not have known about before.
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The Queue: Gee wiz

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

I'm on the fence about some of the Diablo III system changes announced yesterday, but at least half of 'em are pretty good changes, so I'm definitely continuing to look forward to playing my wizard (best class) when the game comes out some time this year.

Erik asked:

What do you feel the odds are that Blizzard will still add the older tier content to Raid Finder? Have them on Normal modes, after the nerfs it should be possible for 25 random people to handle these days. I ask because if there really is no more content patches left, that is a long time to go until Mists.

Couldn't say. Blizzard devs have expressed a desire to hook up the Raid Finder to older raids, but with cross-realm raiding, you don't really need the Raid Finder at all for really old raids. For stuff like Firelands or BoT or BWD, I'd imagine there are some issues with figuring out how many people you'd need for a "full" group -- 25 is probably overkill with BoT and BWD when everyone's in 378+ gear from 4.3. And would they need to have a Raid Finder difficulty mode as well? Would you just play them on normal mode? That would defeat the Raid Finder's purpose as raiding with training wheels on. If it did have a Raid Finder mode, what item level gear would drop? 346 would make the raids even more pointless than they already are; leaving them at 359 would mean no difference from the loot that already drops in normal mode.

Lots of considerations; no easy answers. As much as I want people to see previous tiers of raiding, I'm just not sure it's worth development time that could be spent giving us Pandaria, which will ship with all its raids hooked up to the Raid Finder.

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The Daily Quest: Brilliant observations

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Whether you stick to online friends only or bring real-life friends into the game, World of Warcraft is a pretty social experience. Whether or not that social experience is particularly pleasant is another question altogether. Sometimes it ends in disaster, like the song above illustrates (and if you're looking for more from SilverLetomi, check out this interview with her from last week) -- and sometimes it ends with having friends who will stick with you through thick and thin.

That said, today we've got some particularly thought-provoking posts from around the blogosphere for you.
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The Daily Quest: Stuff that is fun

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Without a doubt, the first key on any keyboard I purchase that gets that worn look to it is the spacebar. Part of it is doubtless from all the writing I do, but there's also a chunk of it that simply comes from being a jumping addict in WoW. I can't help it. After seven years of playing the game, the spacebar is just an automatic reaction to waiting for a pull, standing in the bank, moving from one archaeology point to another, waiting for the raid to form up -- you name it, I am jumping. Poor space bar. So abused. But jumping is so fun.

Speaking of fun stuff, today we've got a few posts from around the blogosphere involving fun things!
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The Daily Quest: A history lesson, among other things

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The above video is one of the earliest machinima videos I watched -- it came out at some point during vanilla. You know, despite the age of the video, it actually holds up pretty well. I guess a good boy-meets-girl, girl-dies, boy-comes-back-as-animate-corpse-and-murders-her-murderer story really does stand up to the test of time.

Speaking of history lessons, today we've got one of those, as well as a couple other posts from around the blogosphere.

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The Daily Quest: Making it sound easy

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Little secret: I like to sing. I like to sing a lot. I sing all the time, actually -- in my car, with the windows rolled up where nobody else can hear me. Largely because I don't think I have a decent set of pipes. I do envy those who like to sing on YouTube, though, like the performer above, who makes belting out an Evanescence parody sound dead easy. And boy, is that ever not an easy thing to do.

Speaking of easy things, or difficult things, or things in between, we've got a collection of posts from around the blogosphere for your viewing pleasure.

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The Daily Quest: Lemme give you some advice

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I had the nicest conversation with a fellow rogue the other day, in which he asked about spec choices, legendaries, gemming and other tidbits. My server is on the low end of the population scale, so it's always nice to get the occasional random tells from people asking for advice. Oddly enough, I don't get a lot of it -- I don't know whether it's because our server is so quiet, or if it's because I'm in a raiding guild. I've found for some odd reason that people are nervous about randomly talking to people in raiding guilds, and I still have no idea why.

Speaking of advice, today we've got a few handy posts from around the blogosphere for your perusal.
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The Daily Quest: Friday fixing and fun

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I'm terribly happy that the Darkmoon Faire is back in town, largely because I finally scrounged enough tickets to pick up a Swift Forest Strider. There is something so completely ridiculous about riding around on a mostly naked, purple-and-green, giant, squawking chicken that I cannot help but be charmed every time I use the mount.

Today we've got a few posts from around the blogosphere, one about the Darkmoon Faire, one thoughtfully addressing a possible issue with the Raid Finder, and one regarding WoW on multiple computers.
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The Daily Quest: New Year's expectations

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It's 2012, and the year is shiny and brand new -- but I can guarantee that if you're expecting the attitudes of PUGs to make any huge leaps in the coming year, you're probably setting yourself up for disappointment. I'm not sure what to expect out of the new year other than expansion information -- well, I'll hope for the expansion information anyway!

Today we've got some posts from around the blogosphere about a variety of topics. Take a look.
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The Daily Quest: Year in review

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My guild decided to end the year on a nail-biting, last-second defeat of our first heroic 25-man boss in Dragon Soul. When I look back over the past year, we've made decent progression that will likely continue into whatever is ahead of us in 2012.

Today, here are a few year-end roundup posts from around the blogosphere for your consideration heading into the new year.
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The Daily Quest: A few tips, a little advice

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I managed to get my brother and my aunt engrossed in the antics of Improv Everywhere this weekend -- they spent at least a couple of hours looking at various antics, but they were particularly delighted by the one shown above. Who knew if you gave someone such a simple set of instructions as "say something nice" that they'd actually do it?

Speaking of saying nice things, today we've got a few posts from around the blogosphere full of nice things that are useful, too!
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