May 08

Typhoon Andrew asked, in a recent post, “what 5 abilities, spells, effects, or powers would you like in real life“?
Coming up with an answer is harder than it sounds! After much contemplation…

Cure Disease. The Paladin version, Cleanse, would be alright as well. Let’s face it; disease is a global problem, and the ability to cure [...]

May 08

Just an out-of-game tip for my fellow Mac-using WoW players:
After a few months of use, your WoW application folder will get cluttered with large, unnecessary files – remnants of old patches, mostly, which can safely be deleted.
If you’re looking to clear some hard drive space, this thread confirms that you can safely delete any old [...]

May 08

In a creative and entertaining riff on the Discovery Channel “Boom De Yadda” ad campaign, Ilcyra of US-Bladefist has created a video tribute to Azeroth (and Outland too).
Follow the link for “I Love the Whole World (of Warcraft)”!
(In other news, my family visitors have departed, so normal content will resume shortly.)

May 08

Just an offtopic announcement for those of you who frequent the BA chat: the new version of Pidgin, 2.5.0, fixes the problems with joining AIM multi-user chats. Come back, come back, we Adium users miss you!

May 08

Now that the “media blackout” has been lifted, I’m happy to announce a new project I’m involved with:

Plus Heal is a new community for healers of all stripes. Founded by Matticus of World of Matticus, the admins are Matt, Auzara (of Chick GM) and yours truly. We’re joined by a great mod team with some [...]

May 08

As linked by Leafshine: James Wallis, a very smart and entertaining fellow (for whom I once had the privilege, briefly, of working) recently gave a presentation on the geophysics of Azeroth.
The video is visible at Leafy’s blog; the results are quite surprising. Did you know, for instance, that Azeroth is about twelve kilometres in diameter [...]

May 08

On the issue of international availability of the Blizzard Authenticators, as reported by MMO-Champion, this came from a blue post:
“We’re also aware that non-U.S.-based players on our North American realms were unable to purchase the Blizzard Authenticator from the online store when it was available. This was due to shipping-related issues with our store for [...]

May 08

So, Blizzard’s great new security dongle is a fantastic idea.
Except it only ships to the USA. Not impressed, Blizzard. :/
Also, in honour of my favourite tank:

He knows who he is. :)

May 08

So, it’s official: Diablo 3 is the next Blizzard game. I’m having a heart attack and dying of not surprise, as Zazu would say; the rumours pointing to this announcement had become almost overwhelming over the last couple of weeks.
The haters and the forum trolls are alive and well, of course, but personally I’m excited. [...]

May 08

So, I got this in my mail today, from “WOWgmEU@blizzard.com”:
Subject:WoW Blizzard Europe – Personal Info verify
Greetings,
We are writing to inform you that we have bad Personal info. To refresh you Personal info fallow this link: [redacted, but it certainly weren't blizzard.com or worldofwarcraft.com]
Please do not reply to this email as you will receive an automated [...]