As a WoW Insider spouse discovered last night, things change in the world of WoW information. This guy, we'll call him Bean, was working on a heroic and needed to get the rundown on a boss fight. Acting out of years of habit, he loaded up WoWWiki on his PC and immediately picked up a virus.
(It's important you keep an eye out on your security, too. Do you have an authenticator, as well? If not, you should get one.)
There are other options out there for you. Wowpedia is run by the admins who left WoWWiki back in October 2010. Learn to Raid is a fantastic video resource for many fights. Of course, WoW Insider also has you covered with ongoing guides to things like dungeons and raids (in our Guide to Cataclysm), holidays like Children's Week, game lore, and tons of other information.
Random Acts of Uberness
It's when another player lights up your night with precise play, a wicked sense of humor or unexpected generosity that your login becomes something to remember. Share your Random Acts of Uberness with email@example.com. Keep things brief (150 words or less, please), and be sure to list everyone's character names and home realms or battlegroup.
Lavendor of Skywall I'd like to nominate Lavendor of Skywall (US-H) for a random act of uberness. I was at the tailor in Orgrimmar minding my own business when she messaged me to ask about where to get the recipe for Bolt of Imbued Netherweave. I told her I didn't know and thought that was the end of it, but she went off and found it on the vendor in Shattrath and let me know. Then, she asked me to meet her, and she gave me the recipe for free, as well as recipes for the Netherweave Tunic, Robe, and Imbued Netherweave Bag. There was little I could offer as thanks, so I'm hoping this will show my gratitude for her kindness in hooking me up with some free recipes. -- Verrader
Cinnáh of Kil'jaeden I think I know someone that deserves recognition. I just got home from the bar. I had a very...tumultuous night. I decided to blow off some steam by doing a couple random dungeons. My first one, I apologized as soon as I entered. I said my healing would be crap because I was drunk and had a bad night. I didn't want to be vote kicked. Instead of a vote kick, and instead of taunting, I got...well...surprised. I was in tears at the kindness that was displayed from Cinnáh from Kil'Jaeden, who said "I love you no matter what." All joking that ensued afterward aside, this changed my night. Cinnáh, thank you. From the bottom of my heart. -- Pourami
Grats to Browncoats on hitting level 25 this week! They're big damn heroes. Ain't they just?
Employment: Guild recruitment
Looking for more? Send in your guild name, realm, a link to your guild website or armory listing and a sentence or two on your guild's focus (10-man, RP, late-night raiding, whatever) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aiming to misbehave This guild can kill you with their brain. Browncoats (Sentinels - Horde) is an active, level 25 casual raiding guild. After consistently fielding 25-man raids throughout BC and Wrath, we're looking for additional friendly and sane players who want to join us as we down bosses and have fun together. Knowledge/interest in Firefly and Serenity are a plus, but not required. Visit our guild site for more information about us and to fill out an application.
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