Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Kripparrian of completes (World First) Ironman Challenge

How does one know if any of the rules were broken? Well It's a personal challenge so the rules are on the honor system. But by using the statistics tab in the character's armory a lot of information can be gleaned to tell if rules were broken or not, ie. deaths, consumables, potions, killing blows/kills ratio.

Check out his stats here:

http://wowironman.com/
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4015202822?page=231#4613
Armory of his Ironman character




Playtime: 4 days 17 hours 40 minutes

Quote from Kripp explaining the fast time:
In regards to the played time, I think it could be improved by about 1 day with being generally less overly careful.
The reality is, I dont get to play all day as I work a full time job, so I have rested XP to go on. Every time I have to afk or look up a quest, I log off (every bit helps!). Also, I didnt use the AH, or trades at all.
I did play cautiously in the 80s, but I played completely reckless in wotlk zones. I would only kill mobs I had to kill, and would fd or trap my way through ones I didnt.
Effectively, my time played is a result of having almost no idle time (no in game non-leveling time), and skipping useless mobs. Oh! almost forgot, I dont waste time with out of combat mend pet. I just dismiss and resummon for full heals! (or using a flying mount when possible)
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Honorbuddy district court Hamburg 28th February 2012



As everyone already know, Bossland / Honorbuddy was sued by Blizzard for Inducing Breach of Contract, Trademark and Copyrights. Today around 14:30 Bossland were in local court to confront Blizzard Head Office Lawyer - Rod Rigole.
How did it went? read Bossland relation here:

I did not have any big expectations or hopes for the district court in Hamburg, as there already where few decisions made in Hamburg, that where not in favour of the bot creators or forum operator of a bots/cheats forum 
Around 14:30 we were in the local court, in front of the newly assigned courtroom A 156. Unfortunately our case was not included on the list of cases. After consultation with the officials, a government servant moved us to courtroom B 336 ( which was good as the we were asking the judge to give us a bigger room). 
As we arrived, Rod Rigole, the the Blizzard Head Office Lawyer from the US, Rod Rigole was there with a translator. 
The process took about 90 minutes. The court accepted in principle all of the charges, however you also could tell that the Attorney of Gleiss Lutz did not have the slightest idea of neitherWOW, nor Honorbuddy. Luckily Rod Rigole was there to help him out a bit. 
You could see it on the mostly not important charge of trademark law, Blizzard lawyer wanted to hammer Honorbuddy because it violates trademark law and their protected trademarksWOW and World of Warcraft. When asked if he is sure that it includes any trademark violation in the Software itself, the lawyer told the judge that he did not download HB and did not know for sure. Then he said that while the WOW Bot Honorbuddy on the webpage is linked to the file to download, that the file has to have this violation in itself. In one word, it was weird and I do not know if anyone understood him and it does not need an expert to understand the difference about a webpage, a link and a software. if the Link tells you "mothers best pie" and you download pie.exe, it doesnt mean that you downloaded the software "mothers best pie" just because the link says so. You just downloaded a Bot that can be used with the trademark protected game WOW. 
After spend so much time on so non-essential argumentation, we went on.
In the opinion of the judges, Honorbuddy is a competitor toWow, and that for its deliberately interferes with Blizzard as an competitor and its TOS and EULA which are included in the agreement between Enduser and Blizzard. 
Our argument was not given reasonable time, but we received a five-week period to describe our point on UWG § 4 paragraph 10. (Act Against Unfair Competition)
We will take our chance and hopefully we will get a little more attention. The presiding judge is aware that the whole thing will go up to the Supreme Court and so it is hopefully interesting case for him, because something like this does not occur daily. 
A decision will probably be there between May and June.

As you can see there's not much to say now, case still isn't close to be solved, and for now we need to wait few weeks for Honorbuddy to describe their point of view.

Either it's for legal reasons, or change in personal attitude - Bossland doesn't seem to be as eager to fight for their laws as he was at the day Honorbuddy got sued.

Will Honorbuddy get closed and share the fate of bosts like Gilder and Pirox? We don't know yet, but we know for sure that Honorbuddy is one of the best / biggest bots available, and Bossland surely won't just easily give up and disappoint Honorbuddy subscribers.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Orgrimar getting...trolled?

Old Orgrimmar, I miss you so much. :(


I think this may have been when i was on the server dreadmaul, there was a point when gold sellers would log into a huge ammount of toons (trolls in this case) and they were somehow able to spell out words with the toons, using this to write out there URL, and i dont mean lying on the ground they would be floating in the air when doing it was fair lol
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Every Gloves Tinker on lvl 70

i, i saw many guys learning engineering on lvl 70 for the tinkers and unlearn after they got the wrong tinker.
now that nearly everyone is wearing pve gear on that lvl, here's how to get the tinker you want.

  1. Find someone, who has learned the tinker you want
  2. Make him join your raid and kill the boss who drops the gloves you need
  3. Now you both have the 2h trade duration on the gloves
  4. He takes the gloves. When he starts adding the Tinker to the gloves, the message that they are going to be soulbound will appear.
  5. His part: Open Trade window. Start adding Tinker. put gloves in trade window while the 5sec cast. partner accepts trade. right at the end of the cast (isn't really hard) press trade. 
  6. Profit. lvl 70 char has gloves with tinker


on the screenshot you can see the shocker tinker on my gloves, and my engineering skill with 3 wrong tinkers (i was gnome before)
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Best LFG I have seen

Not sure why Canadians are listed last though. Maby Canadians are so friendly that they let all the others go ahead in line of them. And apologized for having been in front of them in the first place.


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Monday, February 27, 2012

Ore shuffling, earn thousands of gold easily



First and foremost this requires atleast 2 characters level 75+ that have jewelcrafting, enchanting, and alchemy. Another character with mining and herbalism isn't too bad either(but profitable still if you don't have a gatherer).

For alchemy go Transmute specialization so you can get extra gems that you'll be xmuting.

If you buy ore, buy stacks of obsidium, elementium and pyrite at their lowest possible to maximise profit(which will be high regardless).
If you farm ore i suggest using a bot of some sort once or twice a week to prevent getting caught, unless you enjoy manual farming.

Ores are prospected and you're left with rare and uncommon gems. The rare gems are cut and sold at the AH. Jasper, Nightstone, Carnelian, Alicite and Hessonite are made into Jewelry: Jasper Rings, Nightstone Chokers, Carnelian Spikes, Alicite Pendants and Hessonite Bands. 10% of the time, you will get rare quality Jewelry that can be sold at the AH. Rare Hessonite Bands can be disenchanted into Heavenly Shards. Zephyrite is vendored or sold when the Jewelcrafting daily requires it. The remaining Jewelry is disenchanted into Celestial Essence and Hypnotic Dust. From here, you can either sell everything, or keep branching off into enchanting scrolls and Embersilk Bags (to get rid of all that excess Hypnotic Dust).

Red gems will most likely(99.9% of the time) will cover the buying ore costs and everything after that is pure profit. Green gems that don't sell well on the Ah are used to transmute into blue gems or bulk transmuted into meta's and then cut into the best selling type at the time. This is ore shuffling in a nutshell and i will be working on a more indepth guide later.

Primary source: http://stormspire.net/addons-ui-cust...et-v4-5-a.html
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Gnomish Universal Remote - WoW Gold Guide

This is very simple and requires nothing from you, except an alliance toon or a friend and the trip to the nearest goblin controlled auction house. However, if you have engineering, there's more gold to be made!


It's a lot more valuable on the other side
Gnomish Universal Remote is a fun engineering trinket that is learned from the Schematic: Gnomish Universal Remote recipe. These can both be sold on the Horde side for a lot of coin because the schematic is sold by an Alliance vendor only.

This means you can only make "fast" gold with this if you know an Alliance player, or have one yourself. Keep in mind that fast is a relative term, and might be a day or a month, depending on the amount of engineer collectors on your realm.

The steps are simple:

  1. Visit Gearcutter Cogspinner in Ironforge
  2. Purchase a Schematic: Gnomish Universal Remote. It's a limited quantity item with a short restock timer. Better to grab at least 3 of these at a time!
  3. Visit the nearest neutral Auction House. This is in most cases located in Gadgetzan - Tanaris if you can get a portal to Dalaran. Or if you want to fly, Booty Bay - STV.
  4. List your Schematics for sale. Not many are aware of their value to collectors so no one will ninja them if you list them for 10 gold each.
  5. Get your horde toon and go buy them.
You can alternatively list them for a little less than their proper price in the neutral ah and hope for the best. Though it will take ages before you can find a buyer, unless someone notices this post and checks the neutral AH out on your realm.

While the trinket itself is close to useless these days, collectors are still ready to pay for these. I've sold several this year for up to 5000 gold and individual trinkets for even 400 gold. On the Alliance side it's hard to get even 100g for one schematic. Still.. Not bad, considering the schematic costs only 12 silver on the vendor.

If you attempt this method, don't start with a 5k price tag. Start from 500g instead and see what happens! Experiment with the price and see how fast they sell on your realm.


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Truest healer nightmare

theres like 4 funny comments from those npc, one of them goes like "I keep using Cleansing Totem but nobody is at range" and things like that I love that part hahahhaha

There are a bunch of other  funny comments during this quest. It's from Twilight Highlands when you're in the maw saving people.
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Every time i roll on a new server...

Once you log into that new character, log back out and copy your profile from your existing character to your new one under the WTF folder where WOW was installed. It'll save you some time and headaches. Or you can just go into two or three different addons options and select Copy -> Old Character profile. below the picture is a real pro tip.


Use the addon called Reflux and use it to set your profiles for you.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Exploration Tutorial for WoW


I am an explorer of the World of Warcraft. When I play this game I prefer to spend my time exploring unknown areas. Often these areas are hard to reach places that the majority of WoW players might not even be aware of. It is an alternative way for me to enjoy the game.

There are some common methods used to explore these hidden locations. Here I will attempt to describe all of them in detail. The purpose is to expose new explorers to every exploration method currently available to us. Many people and threads contributed to the information here, but I have compiled it in one location for your use.


ITEMS / ABILITIES / METHODS used to explore the World of Warcraft:


GROWTH / MOUNT THROUGH WALLS:
If you are in a confined space where your head touches some sort of surface, you can often make your body grow, causing your head to push beyond that ceiling. At this point you can usually jump through the ceiling and to the area beyond. Items that will make you grow include (but are not limited to) the [Elixir of Giant Growth], [Darkmoon Firewater], [Winterfall Firewater], the [Vrykul Drinking Horn], and large mounts (like the [Reins of the Wooly Mammoth]). As of patch 4.3, you also have to disconnect as you use the growth item to get through the wall. On a PC, this can be done using a disconnect macro, pressing Alt+F4, or clicking the red “X” in windowed mode to close WoW. On a Mac, press Alt+Command (Apple key)+ESC in full-screen mode.


ITEMS TO GET THROUGH WALLS:
Some items will get you through walls, but only under certain conditions. Often the item needs to be used when you are standing on a surface that goes through the wall you are trying to get through. Examples of these spots include castle walls that run through mountains, or tree branches that run through invisible walls. Items that will go through these walls include the [Fishing Chair], [Mushroom Chair], [Darkmoon Tiger], and [Sandbox Tiger].


BLINK:
The Mage spell Blink can be used in many ways for exploration. You can blink through several of the instance portals in this game to get to the other side without hitting a loading screen. It can be used at the last second of a long fall to completely avoid fall damage. It can be used when slow falling to change the direction of your fall. There are many doors, walls, and objects in the game that can be blinked through. If you are flying on a flying mount, you can blink through most mountains simply by facing the mountain and blinking (be sure to have “auto dismount in flight” checked in your options).

An explanation video can be found here:




SHADOWSTEP:
The Rogue spell Shadowstep can be used to get through walls and to climb up steep inclines. If the mob you are targeting is where you want to be, simply shadowstep to it.

An explanation video can be found here: 




HEROIC LEAP / DEMON LEAP:
The Warrior spell Heroic Leap or the Warlock spell Demon Leap can be used to get through many walls and to climb up steep inclines. The abilities can also be used mid-air, so can be used in conjunction with things like Rocket Boots or Rocket Jump for maximum efficiency.


FEAR / POLYMORPH:
The Warlock spell Fear or the Mage spell Polymorph can be used to get through many walls. When under the effects of fear or polymorph you will often walk through walls. You stay wherever you land when the effect wears off… so with several attempts you can easily have dueling friends (or friends of the other faction) polymorph or fear you through certain walls.

SPEED INCREASE:
There are many items and abilities in WoW that can increase your speed. Sometimes all you need is that little speed boost to make a jump that was previously impossible. You can increase your speed using a Swiftness Potion, or the buff you receive from Improved Blink or Soulburn Demonic Circle.

WATER WALKING:
There are several items and abilities in WoW that allow you to walk on water. Sometimes you need a solid jumping point to reach your hidden destination, but the only surface to jump from is water. Use the Elixir of Water Walking, the Shaman ability Water Walking, or the Death Knight’s Path of Frost.

SLOWFALL:
One of the best ways to get to hidden areas in non-flying zones is the ability to fall very slowly. A Mage’s Slow Fall, a Priest’s Levitate, a Noggenfogger Elixir, and various parachute cloaks can grant you this effect. There are also items such as Evonices Landin Pilla or the Very Soft Pillow. As mentioned above, a well-timed Blink can change the direction of your slow fall.

ICE BLOCK:
The Mage spell Ice Block can be used during a long fall to completely avoid fall damage. It can also be used to remove negative buffs (debuffs), which can allow you to access areas not typically reachable.

ROCKET JUMP / ROCKET BOOTS:
The Goblin racial ability Rocket Jump, and the Engineering Rocket Boots, can be used to get to very hard to reach places. If you can’t fly, but need to span a large horizontal space, these items can help you get there. The Rocket Jump can be used while already in the air, so can be used to change direction with a turn of the body, or in conjunction with abilities like the Warrior’s Heroic Leap.

An explanation video can be found here: 



FAR SIGHT / EAGLE EYE:
The Shaman’s ability Far Sight and the Hunter ability Eagle Eye can be used to see extremely high or distant places that are impossible to reach normally. The Shaman ability can be chain-cast to get your sight to just about any location. The Hunter ability cannot normally be chain-cast, but you can force it to chain by using the macro: /cast !Eagle Eye. You can also use that Eagle Eye macro to pass through solid objects, like boxes or trees. Simply stand on the item and chain-use the macro until it knocks you down. You will then fall through the objects.

An explanation video can be found here: 




EYE OF KILROGG / MINI-ZEPP CONTROLLER:
The Warlock ability Eye of Kilrogg, and the item MiniZep Controller can be used to get a bird’s eye view in locations where you can’t fly. They are also great ways to see if a floor or wall is solid. If you find yourself at the end of the line, use one of these items to look that extra distance.


ORIGAMI SLIME / CRASHIN’ THRASHIN’ RACER / PETS:
The Origami Slime item releases many slimes onto the surrounding area. The Crashin' Thrashin' Racer is a car that can be sent on the ground a short distance. You can use these items to test for solid flooring, or even to plan your next steps carefully. Classes with pets, like Warlocks, Hunters or Mages, can also use their pets “move to” ability to test for solid ground.


MECHANO-HOG / MEKGINEER'S CHOPPER:
The Horde Mechano-hog or the Alliance Mekgineer's Chopper are the only ground mounts in WoW that can jump in-place. They are also 2-seat mounts, which can be used to eject your passenger through many mountains and invisible walls. These mounts seem to have a very tiny model size, slipping through narrow places. This is why many explorers prefer the hog/chopper as their ground mount.


GNOMISH GRAVITY WELL:
The Gnomish Gravity Well launches you into the air, and can be used several times in a row to get higher. Typically you fall straight down from this… however if you slowfall and then disconnect at the apex of your launch, you can log back in and push your character to drift down in a different direction. Typically this item cannot be used in instances, but exceptions have been found...

DEMONIC CIRCLE:
This Warlock ability is amazing when trying to make a difficult jump. The ability teleports the caster back to the Demonic Circle. Use this when you are wall jumping at a difficult spot, and falling would mean a lengthy start-over.

TRAVEL UNDER THE WORLD:
The World of Warcraft is mostly hollow. If you look underneath the ground, or behind that mountain wall, typically there is just empty space. This is a great way to travel and to explore. Find a way to get into a mountain or under the world, and then you can fly up into just about anything. Most outdoor cave entrances can be glitched through (using growth/mount through walls method) to get underneath the world. Want to get into a closed building or tower? Try to get underneath the world and then fly up into the hidden location.

WATER EXTENDS BELOW THE GROUND:
Bodies of water in the World of Warcraft extend infinitely below the ground. This means if you are flying or jumping beneath the surface of the ground, and you jump toward water, the water will “catch” you. This fact can be used very effectively in non-flying zones and instances to get underneath walls that have a body of water on the other side. When mountains and oceans are next to each other, a common Mage exploration tactic is to blink through the mountain on a flying mount, turn around mid-air, then slowfall and blink toward the ocean.

HYBRID MOUNTS DON’T DISMOUNT IN WATER:
Typically you will get dismounted when you fly into water. Hybrid mounts, however, can fly in water without dismounting you. If you are flying underneath the world, you will want to be on a hybrid mount just in-case you hit a lake or river. Also hybrid mounts can fly in non-flying areas like Ghostlands if you can reach an 'unknown zone' in that area. Any mount that can go on both land and air, such as the Headless Horsemans Mount, the Turbo-Charged Flying Machine, Tyraels Charger and the X-53 Touring Rocket are considered hybrid mounts.

WALL JUMPING / WALL WALKING / WALL MOUNT-JUMPING:
Mountains in WoW may look like smooth surfaces, but they are actually covered in little invisible ledges and platforms. Climbing mountains using these invisible platforms is known as “wall jumping”. Sometimes you can use auto-run to walk up these platforms…this is known as “wall walking”. Some platforms are too large for a mount to land on, but you need a mount’s jumping speed to get to them… in this case you jump while mounted (to gain the speed), but then dismount right after jumping, so you are landing on the invisible platform un-mounted. This is known as “wall mount-jumping”. All three of these methods are difficult and take much practice… but can get you places that are absolutely impossible to reach otherwise.

An explanation video can be found here: 



INTERVENE CLIMBING:
If you have a class with a pet and a Warrior using Intervene, you can climb up mountains that you normally wouldn't be able to climb. Simply send the pet up the mountain and have the Warrior intervene.

An explanation video can be found here: 



OBJECTS TAKE TIME TO LOAD:
Some objects in WoW take longer to load than others, such as doors, barrels, mailboxes and crates. Occasionally you can use this fact to pass through these barriers. Simply log out of the game while on top of the object, and you may be inside that object when you log back in. Push forward during a loading screen into a BG or Arena, and you may get through a barrier that is supposed to hold you back before the barrier properly loads (such as the pink bubble in Eye of the Storm, or the gates in Arenas).

DISCONNECTING:
The act of disconnecting from the WoW server can get you into many places. Disconnect as you run into an instance portal or loading screen and you can often explore what is really on the other side. Disconnect as you use a giant-growth ability, and you can expand through walls. Disconnect in an unknown zone, or when the game is confused about your current location, and you can appear in your faction’s default location (Westfall for Alliance, Crossroads for Horde). On a PC, this can be done using a disconnect macro, pressing Alt+F4, or clicking the red “X” in windowed mode to close WoW. On a Mac, press Alt+Command (Apple key)+ESC in full-screen mode.

A currently working disconnect macro for patch 4.3 is as follows:
/script PickupItem(22736)
/script PlaceAction(1)

DISCONNECTED EXPLORATION:
Playing WoW while disconnected (offline) from Blizzard servers has huge advantages for exploration. You are typically not affected by server-side restrictions like fatigue, falling damage, no-man's land debuffs, or breathing underwater when playing in offline mode. This mode can be achieved by several methods. One is to open two instances of the WoW program, logging into your account back-and-forth on each instance until one is kicked offline but not disconnected from the game. Another method is to physically pull your LAN card out from your modem (which lasts only for a few seconds on a PC before disconnecting you, but seems to last a few minutes on a Mac). Mac users can use the Terminal program to cause lag. More information on that here.

LAGGED EXPLORATION:
Playing WoW with heavy lag can offer similar advantages to exploration than playing offline. You can temporarily get around barriers like fatigue, damage, and loading windows...anything that relies on speaking to the Blizzard server. Lag is caused when your computer and the Blizzard server are speaking to each other slower than usual. It can be achieved by many things. Macros, too much activity in a small area, maxed out video settings, and running several programs or videos in the background of WoW can all cause game lag. There are several third party programs that you can download to purposefully restrict the flow of information to cause lag.

The RAOV group discovered a currently working lag macro for patch 4.3 (which must be used at a Guild Bank):
/script for s=1,80 do _G[format("GuildBankColumn%dButton%d", ceil(s / 14), s % 14 + 1)]:Click("LeftButton") _G[format("GuildBankColumn%dButton%d", random(1,7), random(1,14))]:Click("LeftButton") end

MOBS HAVE ABILITIES THAT CAN HELP YOU EXPLORE:
Some mobs have abilities that simulate things listed above, which you can then use for exploration. Examples include, but are not limited to, mobs that can fear you through walls, or mobs that can lift you into the air. A perfect example of this would be the mobs in the AQ40 raid instance, which can throw you up and out of the normal boundaries of the instance.

An explanation video can be found here: 



RESURRECTING BELOW THE DEATH LINE:
There is an invisible line on the vertical axis of every WoW zone. Explorers call this the "death line". If you go below it, you hear a "whoosh" sound, your camera stays put while your character plummets, and you die. If you land on the ground below that line and can be resurrected, you come back to life in a sort of offline mode. Your camera still wants to stay high (and often does), but you can run around below the death line and explore large areas that were previously impossible to reach.


GLITCHING QUESTS FOR EXPLORATION:
You can glitch quests and quest items to achieve impossible explorations. This one is a bit vague, as every quest in WoW is different. Typically quests that have vehicles, cinematics, or phasing are the easiest to glitch. Often times the glitch will involve disconnecting or abandoning the quest at a crucial time. Results can be as wild as invisiblity, teleporting to a different location, or walking on air.
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

My 100th time through Nagrand and just noticed this


For those who don't get it, it's from an old Cingular commercial:



quite lame commercial to make it into WoW as a cultural reference, imo.
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'World of Warcraft' boosts seniors' brainpower: study


"Hey Grandma, can you grab your battleaxe and help me save a dwarven princess from the evil Dark Iron Clan" may not sound like part of a healthy senior's lifestyle, but a new study suggests otherwise.

Playing the online role-playing fantasy game "World of Warcraft" boosted the cognitive function of older adults who participated in the North Carolina State University study.

"People who played ‘World of Warcraft' versus those who did not play experienced an increase in cognitive ability, particularly older adults who performed very poorly in our first testing session," the study's co-author, Dr. Jason Allaire, said in a telephone interview.

In the study, Allaire and his co-authors, Dr. Anne McLaughlin and PhD student Laura Whitlock, first tested the cognitive abilities of adults aged 60 to 77 to set a baseline. The experimental group played "WoW" for about 14 hours on their home computers, while the control group didn't play at all.

Allaire said the group that played the game showed "statistically significant" improvement in their cognitive abilities.

The researchers, as part of NC State's Gains Through Gaming laboratory, chose "World of Warcraft" because its task-based game play is scientifically found to be cognitively complex. For those uninitiated in the mythical land of Azeroth, players in "WoW" create their characters, whether they be human warriors or druid warlocks, and proceed on quests of their choosing, either alone or with other "WoW" players.

As a fan of the game, Allaire said he had seen first-hand how the game affected seniors.

"I had my grandma play and after she played she commented on how tired she was," Allaire said.

The "WoW" study is hardly the first to suggest that gaming has a myriad of positive qualities for older adults and seniors.

Research conducted at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine in 2010 found that "exergames" (which use some type of exercise during game play) improved the mood and mental health of seniors.

A 2008 study by the University of Illinois found that adults aged 60 to70 had improved cognitive functions after played strategic video games.

Video games are increasingly becoming a part of some seniors' lifestyles, with Nintendo's Wii becoming a surprise hit among older adults since its release in 2006.

Meanwhile, middle-aged adults are sticking with Pac-Man as they grow older. According to the Entertainment Software Association, 29 per cent of computer and video game players are over 50.

However, it's hard to point towards many mainstream games that are not aimed at teenagers or young adults. The Wii games popular among seniors, particularly Wii Sports or Wii Fit, were actually aimed at the other demographic end.

Technology writer Peter Nowak says that as lifelong gamers age -- particularly those who started playing as children in the late 70s or early 80s -- the video game industry will start releasing more products for older adults.

"The Wii really opened up the potential to cater to older generations," Nowak, the author of "Sex, Bombs and Burgers," said in an interview. "(However) I think you would be hard pressed to convince today's seniors to play video games, but as the current generations get older that's going to be less of a problem.

"That means that there's a much bigger market for the video game industry (in the future)."

Allaire thinks the video game industry has a largely untapped audience in seniors right now.

"We thought older adults, they wouldn't be interested in video games, but we found the opposite. Only one person dropped out (of our study). Everyone was really excited to play the game," he said. "It really energized them."

The study has been published online in the journal Computers in Human Behavior.

"World of Warcraft" was released by Blizzard Entertainment in 2004 and is still, by far, the world's most popular online role-playing game. It has more than 10 million active subscribers.
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How, and where, to get every obtainable mount in WoW


So, in this guide I'll be going over EVERY. SINGLE. MOUNT. in the game that you can obtain, AND how to get said mounts. I'll be organizing it into the following categories: Drop, Quest, Profession, Achievement, Faction, Event, Promotion, Pet Store, TCG, Other, and Vendor. (best way to use this is to press CTRL + F, type in the mount you are looking for, and it will find it, since I labeled all the mounts out.)

Drop
BOTH:
HORDE:
ALLIANCE:

Quest
BOTH:
HORDE:

Profession
BOTH:
HORDE:
ALLIANCE:

Achievement
BOTH:
HORDE:
ALLIANCE:

Faction
BOTH:
HORDE:
ALLIANCE:

Event
Both:

Promotion
BOTH:

Pet Store
BOTH:

TCG
BOTH:
Other (NOTE: Some of these MAY be unobtainable at the moment!)
BOTH:
HORDE:
ALLIANCE:

Vendor
BOTH:
HORDE:
ALLIANCE
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

I cant be the only one with one of these.

My wife was extremely demanding of my time when I started playing WoW, and couldn't understand how allowing me a generous one hour of playtime on Wednesday nights (since that's when her favorite show aired) wasn't sufficient for raiding Molten Core.

I basically stopped playing for a while, until one weekend I convinced her to try it out. We rolled new characters together, and now she's been our raid leader and guild leader for the last four years.
Now she looks back and laughs about the one hour per week raiding allowance.


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I think I figured out who's in charge of tab targeting.

I miss that guy!!


Remember when totem stomping was actually useful?
Peppridge Farms remembers..

Ofc 1337 players rebind tab to target enemy player
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Monday, February 20, 2012

WSG Goblin racial trick


It seemed useful with the WSG holiday weekend going on now and for all the other people who love pvp. It is a way for goblins in WSG to hide with the flag up a top their base. They can easily just drop down onto the cap when the Horde flag is returned.

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A clipping from the Darkshore Post

giggle I often wonder about the life of a dungeon boss. "just doing my thing when these 5 jerks ambush me and steal my shit".

I get especially guilty on fights like Shannox where you murder his pets in front of him, and then finish him off too.


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Sunday, February 19, 2012

This is why we need area loot!

I remember that being one of the things I liked about SWTOR that WoW doesn't have.
When I think of it, this feature is in a lot of other MMOs I've played. When I came back to WoW after playing Rift and SWTOR, I kept searching for this feature in the options, because I had gotten accustomed to this being common thing. Such a simple concept should be in WoW, I don't see any reasons why not.

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Logging in at an unusual hour

I used to work days and play all night. On days off I befriended a guildie I had never talked to who lived in Korea. It's kind of like going to a bar you frequent in the daytime. You can meet some interesting characters.






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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Meet a retired World of Warcraft server


A game like World of Warcraft requires several thousand servers to operate the hundreds of online realms within its ecosystem. Earlier this year, Blizzard Entertainment auctioned off several of those server blades "used during World of Warcraft's early days."

A Reddit post brought up the subject again recently, and contains a few pictures of a server blade used for the European server Sunstrider from February 27, 2005 to August 24, 2010. There's little doubt that countless gamers spent thousands, if not millions, of hours playing during that time frame. A special clear enclosure reveals the innards of the server, which contains 6 gigabytes of RAM (DDR-400MHz). It did not come with the original hard drives.

A server to some, but to others, a sentiment.(Credit: Reddit/augustl)

There is also a plaque on the top left, full of reprinted developer signatures and a special inscription: "Blizzard Entertainment has carefully preserved and archived our retired server blades, releasing only a limited number for a noble cause. To us, this server blade is more than just hardware: within the circuits and hard drive, a world of magic, adventure, and friendship thrived. From fishing in quiet lakes to defeating Arthas in Icecrown Citadel, this blade was home to thousands of immersive experiences across the world of Azeroth and beyond. We thank you for the safekeeping of this important part of history."

The server sold at auction for $280.
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