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As an added bonus, a bit of levity...
Walk into the major city of your choice, and hit up the nearest vendor. Purchase whatever cheap armor and weapons you can find and equip them. Next, go to a heavily populated location within the city, and say the following: /s Is this the best (weapon) I can get? (chat link your weapon) It's the ...
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You know what really grinds my gears? Players cry about not having fuckall to do for the last year of every expansion now, and have for the last two or three expansions. Well, I don't remember ANYONE in Classic complaining that they didn't have anything to do before BC came out. Since then, raids have gotten easier and easier (or "accessible" if you prefer), and people have spent more and more time sitting around town pulling pud before new content came out. Did it ever maybe occur to anyone that raids being hard might be a GOOD thing? Epics used to be HARD to get. You had to invest a non-trivial amount of time to either craft them (which, back then, was worth the time investment to farm the mats--now, not so much) or you actually had to plow through raid progression at a snail's pace and hope for just ONE drop each week, if you were lucky. Now you can spend a few hours soloing and be almost fully epic'd out. That slower and more brutal progression path gave us things to do. Isn't that the whole point? Maybe "accessibility" isn't what it's cracked up to be.
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One of the biggest complaints new bloggers have is not having as many readers as they'd like. This isn't something exclusive to gaming bloggers; it's probably the most common complaint of new bloggers in every niche. When offered suggestions for changes they could make to their blog to increase ...
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Tinkering with building an Armory powered WordPress theme. The primary draw (in theory, at the moment) would be character support in the comments similar to what you'd see on the official WoW site--like class-colored names with armory links and character avatars, and of course built-in spell/item tooltips.

So far, development is going slowly but steadily. Not sure yet if I'll pursue the project to completion, but for now it's at least fun to tinker with. I foresee the primary issue being smooth Armory API integration, which I've played with briefly for other projects, but nothing on this kind of scale.

At the moment, the graphical aspects of the theme aren't set in stone. Or, I should say, the background image isn't and the header definitely isn't (they're placeholders), but the main body graphics (which match the official site) will make it into the final product, since the whole idea is to match the Armory for the most part.

If I were to finish up development on the theme (or perhaps a suite of themes with Armory support), would it be something you'd be interested in using?
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It's pretty slow going, since I only have brief stints of time on weekends to work on it, but I'll probably keep plugging away at it.
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Been a while since I've posted a selfie to plus, figured it's time...
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Charity stream is live! http://www.twitch.tv/vaxas
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New post up!
Such a small thing. A relatively minor change, in the grand scheme of it all. But it triggered an immediate and strong reaction from me, and I started thinking about how pet mechanics, and indeed, the game as a whole, has changed over the years–not necessarily for the better.
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Going to do a hangout a little later to stream Heroes of the Storm alpha game play if anyone is interested. 
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I got a new snowboard last weekend, so of course it's been too cold to hit the mountain all goddamn week. I'd  been planning for a couple weeks to go this weekend, and it's supposed to be -15°F tomorrow. FML. Might be able to swing Sunday, though!
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Zero Punctuation always makes me giggle, and the older content is no exception.
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I love going back and rewatching ones for games I hadn't played the first time but have since tried. I laugh so hard, usually while nodding agreement lol
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I have no idea who runs healingwow.com, I'm sure they're a very nice person and I'm also sure their site is full of helpful information. But, sadly, I'll never really know first hand, because the site design burned out my retinas.

There's such a thing as a happy medium between too busy and not busy enough...
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Over 800 followers on Twitter and I swear it feels like I'm screaming into the void most of the time. Every time I post something there, I feel like tapping the mic and going "is this thing on?"  It wasn't always like that. What the hell happened?
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I feel like that a lot of the time on Twitter these days....it's something I've thought quite a bit about, especially after seeing how few replies/clicks on links.

I suspect it's down to a combination of it being more mainstream so there's typically more tweets to sift through (especially these people who have 50 followers, but follow like a 1000), more "normal people" being drowned out by "celebrities", the lack of Twitter List development to prioritise tweets from certain people. - I do rather like Google+ Circles that you can define how much you see from the circle....so you can easily see all your family and close friends updates.
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  • WoW Insider
    Weekly Columnist
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    Content Editor
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Lassirra/Vaxas | (Illidan-US Horde)
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Former weekly columnist for WoW Insider, former content editor for the Azeroth Advisor, former owner of The Hunter's Mark, current owner of All the Things
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Ten 85s before end of Cataclysm
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Lassirra, Vaxas
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