Ask a Faction Leader: Cairne Bloodhoof: Among all the AAFL columns he's done so far, Sacco's personal favorite is Cairne.
Spiritual Guidance: Don't be that priest: Matt Low not-so-gently lectures his fellow priests on the failings to which the class is prone while not paying attention or entering an encounter unprepared.
Searching for the most popular server: Schramm takes a look at some data and wonders -- what's the busiest and/or most crowded server out there?
Patch 3.3 PTR: New Tauren skins found: So what are those things anyway? A new set of NPCs for Icecrown? A new barbershop option? Tribal markings for the Grimtotem?
Chill of the Throne: Dodge nerfed 20% in Icecrown Citadel: The debuff is quickly termed "Icewell Radiance" by disgruntled tanks everywhere.
Patch 3.3 PTR: Forge of Souls first impressions: Greg Reece grabs some WoW.com staffers and Tristan from The Elitists to venture deep into the scary wilds of new 5-mans on the PTR.
Holy crap, Blink has sort of been fixed: I'm just going to quote Christian Belt on this one:
- 2004: World of Warcraft is released. Mages, the single best class in the game, have a bunch of spells. One of them is Blink. It purports to teleport the caster 20 yards forward. It doesn't really work.
- 2009: Blink still doesn't really work.
Lich King animation found: And this just lends support to that theory.
Patch 3.3 PTR: Jaina gets a makeover: The comments section on this article is funny as hell, but my personal favorite was Kylenne's: I know Jaina's basically a peacemaker and everything, but I didn't realize she'd been passing the pipe with Cairne. Girlfriend looks higher than a kite now. Then again, if Varian was my king I'd be toking too.
WoW Moviewatch: I'm on a mount: We had to slather this one in NSFW messages, but if you can deal with constant profanity (you've pugged VoA-25, right? Then you should be fine), you're in for a treat.
Patch 3.3 PTR: Dwarf, orc, and troll totem gallery: Other shamanic races (including the upcoming Dwarven shaman) finally get customized totem graphics. Tauren wonder -- can we get an update to ours?
Drama Mamas: Don't let others control your fun: A wonderful Drama Mamas; what happens when "that guy" shows up in your guild (and he eventually shows up in every guild)?
Race change available: Faction change had been live for some time, and now Blizzard lets you switch between races for better racials, better looks, or just for fun.
Cataclysm: For Gnomeregan!: Gnomes may finally get their long-lost capital city back in the upcoming expansion, but the news we saw is rather coy on exactly how long they'll keep it.
The Art of War(craft): Absolute beginner's guide to the Battlegrounds: Great guide by Zach for those lost in the battlegrounds, which at one point or another has been all of us.
Shifting Perspectives: The disappearance of the bear: Most players have noticed a huge fall in the number of druid tanks between now and the end of BC, and we ask -- why?
Blood Pact: The birth of a warlock: Dominic's article inspired me to dust off my own long-forgotten channeler of darkness, and is particularly user-friendly for new players uncertain of the lore and story behind the various racial options.
15 Minutes of Fame: Quadriplegic player attacks progression raiding: Quadilious of Sisters of Elune-H is a C4-5 quad stomping Trial of the Grand Crusader and -- with a look at his current Armory -- now Icecrown-25 as well.