Archive for September, 2009

  • We all love to play WoW
  • We love to read about WoW (otherwise we wouldn’t be here)
  • Some of us like to write about WoW
  • Given the opportunity we all like to share our WoW experience to anyone that will listen.
  • Most of us believe that WoW and other online games have given us skills that are transferable to the real world.
  • All of us get annoyed at the negative perspective that follows online gaming, where a positive story about it a rarity.

There are a bunch of Academics that would love you to share your WoW experiences and have asked me to spread the word. There is an initial short survey which will probably only take up 10 minutes of your life, with the option of being involved in further activities including skill tests to compare your skill development over time. (more…)

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500 Posts, 3,000 comments, 10,158 spam

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Hegemon just made the 3,000th comment here at Armaggedon’s coming…

What’s more, me telling you this, makes this post (more…)

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Not So Fast

Selling houses, buying houses, flame striking Gnomes, totem dropping shamans, questing, grinding, instances and mates.

RL has been as messy as my WoW time and I am struggling to maintain a single thread of thought. I could just release the week of posts that were scheduled for last week… but that would require straight thinking.

House sold

Sold Mum’s house for more than expected. This is good because it will help to cover her debts which are more than expected.

House hunting

There’s enough left over for us to hunt down and frost nova a house. Our choices are a bit limited and more than one real estate agent has scoffed at our budget or turned up their nose at the thought of cheap arses buying through them.

Bidding on a couple of houses in the bush just outside of Melbourne… next to where the devastating fires burned through earlier this year… cant be thinking straight.

Easy heals

Squidly has run quite a few instances as Resto. Only wiped once when our tank got a little cocky in ZF with the scarab beetles, and I was on the other side of a wall… Actually we didn’t wipe, I just lost 3 party members, then the DPS Pally and I cleaned up the rest.

My damage might not be high in Resto, but my DPS is often higher than other party members.

Yeah I get a little naughty and throw put the more than odd chain lightning, generally it’s too easy (more…)

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LFGC: Looking For Good Calendar

Every used the in-game WoW Calendar?

Ever used the LFG interface?

They are great aren’t they?

Certainly better than back when there was nothing, even better than early implementations of LFG, or when the only event calendar was on your guild website.

As an owner of an iPhone, I just love that I can view and accept calendar events.

Soon LFG will be Battlegroup wide, expanding our PuG options x 19 (well mine on Bloodlust anyway)

It couldn’t be any better, any easier, could it?

Could it? (more…)

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Soul Shards are people too!

  • Our characters are people… We get names.
  • Hunter’s Pets aren’t people, but they get names.
  • Warlock Pets aren’t people, but they get names.
  • NPCs aren’t really people, but they get names.
  • Soul Shards are little bits of people… But they DON’T get names.

How do you Locks tell the difference between your prized trophy shards and your ground reagent shards? (more…)

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Raid Leading is like bringing up kids

Ages ago I wrote about how playing WoW was like bringing up kids.

This was from a class perspective and at the time I promised more.

Well here it is, from a Raid and Guild Leader perspective.


You’ve been waiting 10 minutes for your group to all be ready, that’s when you notice they are missing buffs.

Hair isn’t brushed, shoes aren’t polished, shirts hanging out. Another 10 minutes are required to get the group ready.


You level your cooking skill to max. You an make them any meal they want, and do.

You announce through raid warning (yelling at the top of your lungs), whisper (cell phone), guild forums (facebook), every way possible. (more…)

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The changing face of grinding

Rhii is going to tell us about how grinding is farming, or is it farming is grinding, depending on your perspective.

This promoted the thought about how much the grind has changed from Vanilla through to WoLK.

One thing that needs to be clearly stated is that WoW has always been, and will probably always will be a game whose foundations are farming grinding.

The quests, raids, PvP, roleplaying etc are just the icing on the cold boring concrete tasting foundation that is farming grinding. (more…)

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