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Levelling like a very slow train

So far in Pandaria I have levelled my 3 85s to…85. I’m completely besotted with the scenery and so have spent the entire time just wandering around and /gasping. Pandaria is stunning, like an entire continent made of Nagrand beauty. … Continue reading

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Mana bombs and the problem with Goblins

Theramore was an obvious misstep by Blizzard. As has been well documented, the problems are less to do with the scenario itself than with the story delivery, and more specifically with the expectations that were heaped upon it. We were … Continue reading

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In which Bane develops a…bane

Things I can’t do: Fly an aeroplane ‘Get’ Jazz Cook tempura Leverage the low hanging fruit Tank HoR One of these things is easier than the rest. Our guild whistled through it with Pallytank, but endlessly wiped with me. It’s … Continue reading

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Old skool PVP

There’s an interesting thread over at slashdot asking where are the Ultima Online style MMOs. Whilst the question is broad, the discussion revolves around the pros and cons of the Player Killer, aka PVP. In UO, it sounds like everywhere … Continue reading

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Gear Checks

It’s interesting reading about hitting a hard limit on progress. Righteous Orbs has a lovely public service announcement for people complaining that fights are easy when they require 7k DPS average. 7k! Awesome. Our guild DPS tops out at 3.5k, … Continue reading

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Oo-oo, baby you’re a fool for love

Banehammer is now officially a Fool for Love, having cleared the final two hurdles last night. The first was to get a nice bouquet of roses from the first boss in UK, Prince Keleseth. Because the roses only drop off … Continue reading

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Blackrock Depths

Our guild ran Blackrock Depths last night, the first time for many of us. Wow. They don’t make instances like that any more. The scale and size of the dungeon is amazing – epic Dwarven architecture, of even greater ambition … Continue reading

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Gotta catch them all

A while back, Pike had a nice thoughtful post up about encountering genuinely new players when you’re busy on an alt (or a main visiting the old world areas during things like Hallow’s End). Unless they’re obviously sporting Heirlooms or … Continue reading

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