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Call for Submissions: Breakfast Topics

Update: Due to project renovations, Seed has closed the assignment a day early. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience that may cause.

Yes, it's a picture of the most controversial cup of coffee that has ever graced the pages of WoW Insider again, so you know what that means. We're looking to you, dear readers, to help fill the WoW Insider Breakfast Topic cup with hot, fresh topics! What's on your mind (and what do you think is on other players' minds) when it comes to the World of Warcraft? Write it up as Breakfast Topic and submit your article for a chance to be published right here on WoW Insider.

We're looking for Breakfast Topics in our usual conversational style, asking the community for their thoughts on a WoW-related topic. Submissions should be between 200 and 300 words. (Watch that top end! Exceeding it substantially could get your submission thrown out, no matter how good it is. Brevity is your friend.) We're looking for strong writing in combination with topics that will spark an interesting conversation. Only the best submissions will be accepted. Multiple submissions from one author are allowed.

WoW Insider does not accept articles submitted under player names or pen names; please use your full, real name and an actual email address. Please include your email address again at the bottom of your submission; the email address will not be published, but it makes it easier for the WoW Insider staff to contact you if there is a need for it. Artwork is not mandatory, but any you choose to include must be your own work or via Creative Commons.

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Call for Submissions: Breakfast Topics

Yes, it's a picture of the most controversial cup of coffee that has ever graced the pages of WoW Insider again, so you know what that means. We're looking to you, dear readers, to help fill the WoW Insider Breakfast Topic cup with hot, fresh topics! What's on your mind (and what do you think is on other players' minds) when it comes to the World of Warcraft? Write it up as Breakfast Topic and submit your article for a chance to be published right here on WoW Insider.

We're looking for Breakfast Topics in our usual conversational style, asking the community for their thoughts on a WoW-related topic. Submissions should be between 200 and 300 words. (Watch that top end! Exceeding it substantially could get your submission thrown out, no matter how good it is. Brevity is your friend.) We're looking for strong writing in combination with topics that will spark an interesting conversation. Only the best submissions will be accepted. Multiple submissions from one author are allowed.

WoW Insider does not accept articles submitted under player names or pen names; please use your full, real name and an actual email address. Please include your email address again at the bottom of your submission; the email address will not be published, but it makes it easier for the WoW Insider staff to contact you if there is a need for it. Artwork is not mandatory, but any you choose to include must be your own work or via creative commons.

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Call for Submissions: Patch 4.0.1 reactions

Patch 4.0.1 is now live and still fresh in our minds. In this week's call for guest post submissions, we want to hear your thoughts. How do you feel about the patch? How are you handling the significant changes it introduced? What are your favorite changes? Your least favorite? You don't need to be completely positive and happy-go-lucky in your submission, but make sure you stay on the right side of the line between criticism and QQ!

Your article should run between 500 and 1,000 words. We will not accept articles proposals submitted under player names or pen names; please use your full, real name and email. Please include your email address again at the bottom of your synopsis in the body of your submission. Links should be included as full URLs in the body of the copy; no active links, please.

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Filed under: BlizzCon, Guest Posts

Call for Submissions: Cataclysm zone reviews

This week's guest post assignment is for the Cataclysm beta testers out there. Our apologies to those of you not in the beta; we'll have a fun assignment that will include everyone next week.

Beta testers, we're looking for reviews of the newly renovated zones in Cataclysm. All of the sub-80 zones that have been heavily renovated are up for grabs, with two exceptions: The two reviews linked above, written by our very own Michael Sacco, are the rough examples you should follow for content. For full details on this assignment, follow us behind the break.

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Filed under: WoW Insider Business, Guest Posts

Call for Submissions: The recipe for eye candy

This week's guest post assignment is inspired by an email from reader Dawnseven:

I've really been enjoying Derek's articles on choosing a video card and what to consider when building a new system. They prompted me to take a good, hard look at my system, and I discovered that my video card was capable of much more than I thought. Consequently, I purchased a new 24" high-def monitor and now I understand the meaning of the term "eye candy." I had no idea my older monitor was so dim and dingy.

Consequently, this caused me to actually look at the video settings for the game which I honestly probably haven't looked at since Wrath came out. With my new monitor, I thought I could "tweak" a few things; however, to my horror, I discovered that I don't even know what more than half of the video settings mean. Multisampling? Wassat? Specular lighting? Is that good? Vertical synch and ground clutter density? Do I need those?

Obviously, people have different computers with difference components and different monitors, and there is no right answer for what your video settings could or should be set at ... but perhaps someone can explain what the video settings mean? (And I don't mean the cryptic little explanation Blizz gives, but what they mean to tech ignorant players.) Also, is there some kind of prioritizing? Which video settings are important to the eye candy factor, and which can be safely scaled back if the hit to the frame rate is too high?

When I fire up Cata on release day, I want to be mesmerized and see all of Deathwing's handiwork in its full glory!

Details on this article assignment, after the cut.

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Filed under: WoW Insider Business, Guest Posts

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