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Posted: Mar 14th 2011 7:16PM MMOaddict said

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Oh, good. Was wondering where I could look for the mobs that drop quests at for some of these achievements. Doing the Gloamwood Trophy Hunter now and I'm down to 2. Time to look it up.

Posted: Mar 14th 2011 7:28PM Averice said

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Ehh... I'm really missing the days before data mining : (

And you really can't say "then just don't use it", because everyone else is using it, and they will be gauging your worth based on it.

Please, please, please, no cross realm LFD or GS.

Cross Realm BG's are bad enough.

The way to fix it is easy too. Trion should just supply a website that shows average queue times at various times of the day per server, it's not like they aren't collecting that data anyway so it'd just be a display. Then allow people to free xfer one toon with a 60-90 day cooldown. If they want to xfer more toons in that time frame, then charge the additional fee. Or whatever, keep the $15 fee "average", just do the rest of it. Servers would naturally balance out as players who really cared about their BG queues would shift towards servers with either a shorter queue or a more organized PvP group. Same with LFD, show an average time wait for LFD and keep it server based.

The sense of community on a server is completely gone from WoW. Blizzard has said they're trying to make their game social etc. etc. but then they ignore this fundamental aspect of their MMO that they've been deteriorating for years. That wouldn't be completely bad if they didn't have so many road blocks out there in getting all your friends on the same server, or LFD allowing you to group up specifically with your friends on other servers, or many other issues.

Blizzard has forgotten the difference between a population and a community, and it's, imo, the biggest problem with WoW right now.

Posted: Mar 14th 2011 9:04PM CCon99 said

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@Averice

I know what you mean, I remember back playing EQ in the early days and my desk being littered with maps I made of the zones while exploring.
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Posted: Mar 14th 2011 8:08PM Halldorr said

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Meh they don't seem to have locations for things like artifacts so I don't think it's as bad as wowheads database for example.

Posted: Mar 14th 2011 8:31PM mttgamer said

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@Halldorr most artifacts to my knowledge are random.
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Posted: Mar 15th 2011 9:28AM Halldorr said

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@mttgamer Ahhh that would make sense! :-P
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Posted: Mar 16th 2011 10:52PM Valdamar said

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@mttgamer
They're not, just like rifts, footholds and mining/foraging nodes don't appear in random locations - I wish it was random, but I find artifacts in the same places all the time, reliably, just like with nodes.
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Posted: Mar 17th 2011 10:11AM Snichy said

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@Valdamar. I think the locations are the same, but the artifacts themselves are random.
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Posted: Mar 14th 2011 8:21PM ManaByte said

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A lot of people are having their accounts hacked after visiting Zam sites.

Posted: Mar 14th 2011 8:34PM mttgamer said

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@ManaByte this can also be said about guild launch.....I trust Zam more then guild launch though

All that being said. I heard that Trion is talking with authenticatior peeps. With as fast as Trion moves I wouldn't be surprised if I had one in my hand by April.
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Posted: Mar 15th 2011 5:28AM meanieme said

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@mttgamer You trust a site that is well known to have once been owned by IGE and is now a sister company to them hiding behind an umbrella company?
You either have a vested interest or a few roos loose in the top paddock.
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Posted: Mar 15th 2011 6:54AM Sephirah said

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@meanieme

ZAM owns wowhead too. How many WoW accounts have been compromised by visiting wowhead?
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Posted: Mar 15th 2011 11:36AM (Unverified) said

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@Sephirah Wowhead has had a history of allowing keyloggers - http://www.threadmeters.com/rc9Wqi/Wowhead_hacked/
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Posted: Mar 15th 2011 11:38AM (Unverified) said

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WoW Insider is running another story about the company Affinity Media, owners of Wowhead, which was purchased by the infamous gold selling company IGE a little while back. After the acquisition, an interview with Affinity's CEO suggested the relationship was no longer existent, and although many doubted his words at the time, no one could prove it. Wowhead has often been advertised as the one database site owned by fans, not gold sellers. However due to recent litigation being brought before IGE, Affinity Media's relationship once again surfaces. What does this mean? This means all three database sites - Thottbot, Allakhazam and Wowhead - are indeed owned by gold sellers. - article on Curse, http://wow.curse.com/articles/wow-en-previews/31331.aspx
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Posted: Mar 14th 2011 8:48PM notinterested said

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Not a fan of ZAM at all. They got all butthurt when SOE didnt give them beta keys to Vanguard because they where owned by one of the biggest RMT companies out there and refused to cover anything related to vanguard.

VG ended up sucking big time but ever since all that its left a bad taste in my mouth and i avoid anything owned by them as much as possible.

Posted: Mar 14th 2011 9:10PM Bhagpuss said

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"And you really can't say "then just don't use it", because everyone else is using it, and they will be gauging your worth based on it."

Or you could just gauge your own worth and excercise free will. I'll use it as and when I feel it's in my interest to do so. So far I haven't felt the need to look up a single thing about Rift. It plays perfectly well with the information given in-game.

Posted: Mar 14th 2011 10:45PM tooright said

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Seriously,

It's a database.

If your personal ethics won't permit you to use it then I feel bad for you son...

Posted: Mar 14th 2011 10:54PM (Unverified) said

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A site like WoWhead is invaluable to the average player. Many players have limited time to play, they would love to explore the whole map looking for a quest, NPC or Wardstone daily, but just can't do it.
Asking for help from other players via a database site can provide great information... is the quest bugged? Can it be solo'd? Where does a quest line begin and end? What will be the reward?
Gearing your characters is easier when you know where to start to earn the items, best-in-slot becomes important for raiding too.

Artifacts could be mapped, but spawn at such random intervals you would have to camp on it and then risk a duplicate for your time, under any circumstances artifacts are a lot of work to find, fight for, shuffle through duplicates and fill collections, and besides, the coins provide vanity pets and "toys", not gear.

Let me add this, ask any late-night-warrior-role-player, there is nothing worse (maybe no jelly beans) than being stuck on game stopper at 3am with no resources to help you to move on... we all know that sucks.

Posted: Mar 14th 2011 11:26PM ndessell said

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right now there is a bugged story quest and its just shuts things down now that i cant get the bread crumbs that get the other half the zone going.

Posted: Mar 15th 2011 2:09AM Aenedor said

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I am getting my first char to 50 without using any of these guides or spoilers, but I will be using them for my alts once I create them.

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