The Evolution of Trade Chat

Friday, March 28, 2008

First, there was [Dirge].

Now, it evolved from linking [Dirge] to various spells and talents.
If Blizzard only knew what kind of impact this will have... Dirge lasted for a few months and I still see it at least once per day, but I wonder how long this new [insert spell] will last. The ignore list is far too small to silence all those spammers playing with fire. Yes, I'm trying to think of more spells to link here.

I'm sure a lot of people hope for an opportunity to kick those spammers from trade, but not me. Whatever makes me laugh while idling in Shattrath is good. Just check Arcane Torrent in the picture below.

The Evolution of Trade Chat

Posted by H at 11:02 AM

Fixing Combat Log Spam

It's annoying, it can cause low fps, and it's spam. And annoying.

When you zone from an instance to the outside world, the combat log goes through a massive loop, pasting every combat log message in the last 5 minutes. I'm sure you have all seen it, and here's an easy way to fix it (courtesy of deleted topic).

1. Select the “Everything” tab
2. /script Blizzard_CombatLog_CurrentSettings.settings.showHistory = false

This will prevent all combat log messages from being re-filtered when you zone.

This will also prevent you from seeing old messages with the “Everything” tab.

How to undo
If you accidentally set this on the wrong tab, select the broken tab and type:
/script Blizzard_CombatLog_CurrentSettings.settings.showHistory = true

Simply relog and it should work.

> Fixing Combat Log Spam

Posted by H at 9:55 AM

Harry Potter is a Warlock

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The enemy of God! Yes, you heard it right.
Sorry in advance if this offends anyone but I can't stop laughing at it, this must be seen.

Also check out how's it like to be a warlock in 5v5 from oom.

> Harry Potter is a Warlock

Posted by H at 2:51 PM

Frostmourne Hungers

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Partnered with Epic Weapons, Blizzard released a limited edition replica of Frostmourne, a sword wielded by Arthas in Warcraft III.
The sword enabled him to defeat the wicked Dreadlord Mal'Ganis, but also cursed him so he became a Death Knight. But who cares anyway. If you want to read more lore check it out on wowinsider.

The sword looks freaking awesome. It will cost you a minimum of $429 (ouch!). If you're interested, read more about the auction here.

Just like with those WoW commercials with Shatner, Mr. T and others awhile back, yet another great marketing stunt by Blizzard.

> Frostmourne Hungers

Posted by H at 4:46 PM

Druid Form Skins

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

While the use of these models would be a violation of the Terms of Service (and thus, I wouldn’t recommend it), it is still an amazing showcase of talent and dedication. I have to say that the award for "most improved" goes to his version of Tauren Cat Form, whose newly closed mouth and darker fur make it appear far more majestic than before.

I completely agree with Phaelia, and although I don't really care about my character looks, I have to admit I'm a bit tired of the same old forms. These new look absolutely adorable and I'm sure many players wouldn't mind seeing some changes. Screw the Sunwell, give us new models!

> Druid Form Skins

Posted by H at 1:13 AM

Buffing up for Botanica - Get a Priest

Monday, March 10, 2008

Doing pugs has its bright sides, you always learn something new. Like this for example.

I was nicely surprised when my boomkin got this huge spell damage boost a few days ago when I went to Botanica. All it takes is one priest to Mind Control a mob named Bloodwarder Mender. There are several of them close to the start of Botanica. While you won't be able to finish the whole instance buffed with Holy Fury (only lasts 30 minutes), you might save some time and finish it sooner.

Who would guess priests are still useful in groups. ;)

How about you? Any tips for those pesky heroics?

> Buffing Up for Botanica - Get a Priest

Posted by H at 4:23 PM

Life Tap Changes Reverted

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

That's right, the old Life Tap is back. I'll sound like an ass now but I expected it, nobody can hate warlocks that much. LT will surely see some changes in the future, but nothing as drastic like now.
Hopefully the devs won't put this crap back.

> Life Tap Changes Reverted

Posted by H at 11:30 PM

Epic Gems for Badges

Finally! The patterns were already added to Shattered Sun rep vendors, and all that was missing were gems. These gems and recipes were for months a thorn in my jewelcrafter's eye, and buying them from the auction house is painful even for my budget.

I'm sure there's a lot of guilds out there unhappy about this, since it will be a significant loss of gold, but dedicated PvPers like myself are finally one step closer to all the PvE riches.

Hopefully this trend will continue so we don't end up again with such sought after epic items only available to raiders.

> Epic Gems for Badges

Posted by H at 12:52 AM

Addons: Reslack

Monday, March 3, 2008

I thought we might take a break from all the useful and serious addons, so this time I'll show you something new.

You know all those confirmation boxes for summons, ready checks and resurrects? Sooner or later it becomes annoying, and here's a way to bypass it.

Reslack will automatically accept those summons and resurrects so you don't have to risk carpal tunnel syndrome. Duh!
It will also hide the ready check window so your raid leaders won't think you're afk. Sure, it defeats the whole purpose of a ready check but who cares!

Get Reslack now on! If you download and install before your next raid, I can almost guarantee a gkick!

Other addons: Reslack, Afflicted, Proximo, Advanced Tradeskill Window, Posessions, Doublewide & Lightheaded, Auctioneer

Posted by H at 8:49 PM