Posts Tagged ‘back’

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

It’s always a good idea to show the young and innocent that even the most beautiful of places can be destroyed in an instant if an angry dragon wills it. It saves them from having their hearts broken later. “Deathwing had just torched Uldum and I was happily checking out the devastation from above with my Guardian Cub in tow, and I felt my cub should have a memento of the occasion,” writes submitter Justin. “However, it is with sadness that I must report Harrison Jones did survive.”

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Around Azeroth: When you walk through the garden, you better watch your back originally appeared on WoW Insider on Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
WoW Insider’s on a Daily Quest to bring you interesting, informative, and entertaining WoW-related links from around the blogosphere.

Back in my day, Drek’Thar was an Orc to be feared. Nowadays, he’s not quite as spry as he used to be, but he’s just as intimidating. Things were pretty different back then — none of these fancy heirlooms all you kids are running around with. And dailies? Ha! When you finished all the quests, that was it. No dailies to be found anywhere! And none of that fancy flying, either.

Today, we’ve got a few posts from around the blogosphere chatting about days gone by and things new and old.


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The Daily Quest: Why, back in my day originally appeared on WoW Insider on Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Saturday, August 27th, 2011

In my activities with WoW Insider, I talk to a lot of people — fans, Blizzard folk, vendors, etc. Talking to fans is always the most interesting, especially those who have left the game for one reason or another. And to those who have left or are on the fence about leaving: Is transmogrification something that is bringing you back?

Some people that I’ve spoken with have said it is. They love the old raids and pine for the days of yesteryear. With transmogrification, they hope to find groups of like-minded players to run the old content, expand their raiding beyond just the cutting-edge tier. They want to experience the game for what it is in its entirety and not focus on a single microcosm of content.

To them, transmogrification is (hopefully) the vehicle in which they’ll ride to the good ol’ days again.

I suspect, although don’t know for certain, that transmogrification will contribute to a positive bump (or a slowing of the decline) in subscriber numbers. A commenter in The Queue asked the other day if the upcoming Raid Finder will allow for players to find groups for older raids. While it might be unlikely, given how the current Dungeon Finder behaves, a combination of that ability in the Raid Finder and transmogrification might be enough to draw back the old-schoolers in droves.

So let’s hear it: Is transmogrification going to bring you back, or at least keep you around longer?


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Breakfast Topic: Is transmogrification bringing you back? originally appeared on WoW Insider on Sat, 27 Aug 2011 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Thursday, August 25th, 2011
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WoW Insider’s on a Daily Quest to bring you interesting, informative, and entertaining WoW-related links from around the blogosphere.

Around this time last year, I was working on Icecrown Citadel and looking forward to Cataclysm. The year before that, I was taking my first steps in a new raid guild as we worked on Ulduar and Trial of the Crusader. The year before that, I was clearing Black Temple. It gets fuzzier as I go back in time, but I do have hundreds of fond memories, and I wonder — what am I going to be doing a year from now?

Today, we’ve got a few posts from around the blogosphere looking ahead at future content and one fond look at where we’ve been before.


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The Daily Quest: Looking forward, looking back originally appeared on WoW Insider on Wed, 24 Aug 2011 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Each week, WoW Insider and Mathew McCurley bring you a fresh look at reader-submitted UIs as well as Addon Spotlight, which spotlights the latest user interface addons. Have a screenshot of your own UI that you’d like to submit? Send your screenshots along with info on what mods you’re using to readerui@wowinsider.com, and follow Mathew on Twitter.

Firelands, Firelands, Firelands. Oh, Firelands. My new love. I’ve made a few updates to my own UI based on some of the new Firelands boss encounters, most notably Rhyolith. Have you made any changes to your user interface based on the new content?

This week, we’ve got a user interface from Kahle that is eerily reminiscent of my own UI. I would like to think that my own user interface has inspired thousands, giving many people the hope and the drive to create beautiful and functional UIs of their own. My inspirational columns, combined with my astute reporting, have made someone’s game play experience better, which makes me feel awesome and a little weird at the same time. Seriously, I have way too much fun getting to do what I do.

So, on to the UI. Kahle is a hunter (pitchforks down, please) who values plenty of space open on the screen and keeping the in-combat, hunter-specific addon elements close to the character. He uses a bottom bar approach with interesting uses of the minimap for gathering. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Continue reading Reader UI of the Week: Back to basics with Kahle

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Reader UI of the Week: Back to basics with Kahle originally appeared on WoW Insider on Tue, 05 Jul 2011 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Earlier this year, we were lucky enough to have popular feral cat druid blogger Alaron of The Fluid Druid, aka Chase Hasbrouck, sign on to write our feral cat column for us. Unfortunately, we knew we only had access to him for a limited time before his military unit shipped out overseas. The good news is, though he is now stationed on the other side of the world, he is still able to write the column for us. He started up again just last week by analyzing patch 4.2′s effects on feral cat DPS.

The competition for the retribution paladin columnist was fierce. But when the dust cleared, one stood out among the rest. Durin Mundahl has been playing a ret pally for years and at one point was ranked #10 in the world for DPS for his class on Chimaeron 10-man. Not only does he bring experience and knowledge to the column, but a clear and easy-to-understand writing style. You’ll be seeing him start up quite soon to delve into patch 4.2 on the retribution edition of The Light And How To Swing It column.

Thanks to all who applied!


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Welcome (back) our new feral cat and ret pally columnists originally appeared on WoW Insider on Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sunday, June 26th, 2011
Hey look, we’re back online!
Oh well, that sucked. About 48 hours ago MMO-Champion (and the entire Curse Network) went down without warning and the downtime lasted a … little more than expected.

The site is currently in read-only mode
We’re currently operating in read-only mode on a 8 days old database. This was the best way to bring back the site online tonight without interrupting the efforts to restore/fix everything. You will not be able to posts on forums and anything done in the past 5 days before the crash will not be visible for the moment.

If everything goes as planned,
MMO Champion

Sunday, June 26th, 2011
Good news everyone! We’re back!
MMO-Champion is finally back at full capacity. Please check the previous news post if you still have no idea of what happened.

Welcome back to everyone, I apologize once again for the ridiculously long downtime, and I really really really want to thank the community once again for being so supportive.

Stay fluffy! Hope we’re still friends!
MMO Champion

Friday, June 24th, 2011
Hey look, we’re back online!
Oh well, that sucked. About 48 hours ago MMO-Champion (and the entire Curse Network) went down without warning and the downtime lasted a … little more than expected.

The site is currently in read-only mode
We’re currently operating in read-only mode on a 8 days old database. This was the best way to bring back the site online tonight without interrupting the efforts to restore/fix everything. You will not be able to posts on forums and anything done in the past 5 days before the crash will not be visible for the moment.

If everything goes as planned,
MMO Champion

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

World of Warcraft realm servers are coming back online now, after extended maintainance and the implementation of patch 4.1, Rise of the Zandalari. Get on and start smashing some trolls — you know you want to.


WoW Patch 4.1 is live, and WoW Insider has all the latest news for you — from guides of the revamped Zul’Aman and Zul’Gurub to new valor point mechanics and new archaeology items.


Servers coming back online following extended maintenance originally appeared on WoW Insider on Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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