Category: Gameplay

“Game On” video sparks “The Guild” Season 4

“Game On” video sparks “The Guild” Season 4

| August 4, 2010 | Reply

The very successful video series “The Guild” ignited the start of season four with their video “Game On”. I find this one to be much catchier and funnier than “Do you want to date my avatar?” and love the work they put into this video. You can watch “The Guild” on Xbox Live, and get […]

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Making 1200g in a day using jewelcrafting

Making 1200g in a day using jewelcrafting

| August 2, 2010 | Reply

On Episode 105, Lindyen talked about using jewelcrafting to making enough money to make a leprechaun jealous. On Sunday, I tried this on and off all day, and learned a few things about how things work on my server. Sunday morning I did a search for [item]Cardinal Ruby[/item] on the Auction House. I found nine […]

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Starman’s views on RealID

Starman’s views on RealID

| July 7, 2010 | Reply

Yesterday, Blizzard announced that their RealID system was coming to their forums. That means your real name will be used when posting. I cannot think of anything that can make me more angry than this. Why so much anger? Several reasons. First, this is a game. By definition it’s an MMORPG, emphasis here on the […]

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WoW’s hidden treasures: Grim Batol

WoW’s hidden treasures: Grim Batol

| July 3, 2009 | 3 Replies

Editor’s note: This is an idea I’ve had for a while – to write about the hidden corners of Azeroth that might have gone unnoticed, even before the XP boost. When I saw Kichelle mention on Twitter that she was checking out Grim Batol, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to get this series […]

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Children’s Week: How to tick off everyone in one easy lesson

Children’s Week: How to tick off everyone in one easy lesson

| May 1, 2009 | 10 Replies

The Children’s Week minicast is going to be coming out later today, after Starman gets home from work and can get the music tacked on and posted. But here is my general impression from having played a little of the PvP part of things, and having gotten my most dreaded part, the Warsong Gulch flag […]

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The next Ren-novation

The next Ren-novation

| April 28, 2009 | 2 Replies

I didn’t make up the term “Ren-novation”. I credit/blame Christy from Analog Hole Gaming. But it’s a good way to describe my fascination with stupid experiments. Meet Ursalla. Ursalla is an orc shaman who is currently level 3. Her goal in life is to get as many achievements as she can get at the lowest […]

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Who foots the bill for dual speccing?

Who foots the bill for dual speccing?

| April 20, 2009 | 8 Replies

Last week, Blizzard released WoW patch 3.1 which brought many changes to the game, not the least of which was dual speccing. If you don’t understand what dual speccing is, it’s when you can change your talents on the fly between two predefined specs. Normally, if you want to try out a different spec you’d […]

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When does a new server stop being new?

When does a new server stop being new?

| February 26, 2009 | 3 Replies

Answer: When it starts acting like an old one. In late January 2009, I rolled up a new character on the Borean Tundra server, a brand new server that had opened on January 16. The server was just over a week old, and since it was closed to all new transfers for three months, I […]

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A review of the Recruit-A-Friend program

A review of the Recruit-A-Friend program

| November 2, 2008 | Reply

Dace on our forums has done a well-written review of the RaF program. You can read it here.

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Proof!

Proof!

| September 30, 2008 | 2 Replies

Back in the episodes about the reputation experiment, I observed that there seemed to be fewer Horde quests than Alliance, at least for quests that gave reputation. I expressed my belief at the time that this didn’t apply just to reputation quests — overall, there were simply more things for the Alliance to do in […]

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