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And there's a hand, my trusty fiere, And gie's a hand o' thine! And we'll tak a right gude-willy waught, For auld lang syne. December brought us patch 3.3, Icecrown Citadel's new raid and 5-mans, "Rocket bare!", and the endless joy of the new Dungeon Finder. I think we can all agree that 2009's go...

December 31st 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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November saw the celebration of WoW's fifth anniversary, the introduction of the pet store, and a steady avalanche of news from the patch 3.3 PTR. Drama Mamas: When a partner wanders astray: The Drama Mamas answer one of their hardest and most unsettling questions. Cataclysm: The exhaustive li...

December 30th 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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October, as with August, was mostly a lot of news reporting. The patch 3.3 PTR dropped on October 1st and everyone went nuts for the last (we think) major content patch of Wrath of the Lich King. Next up? The content patch heralding the approach of Cataclysm, but with a lot of gated content between...

December 29th 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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One of the things that jumps out at me while reviewing September is that it was a fantastic month for Moviewatch. Apart from that players were occupied with the new version of Onyxia, the Argent Coliseum, still discussing some questions raised by BlizzCon, and arguing over whether Garrosh was a jer...

December 28th 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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BlizzCon, BlizzCon, BlizzCon! That's pretty much what August was all about -- well, that and patch 3.2. Because this month was mostly crammed full of pure, unadulterated news about the upcoming convention and Cataclysm, there weren't quite as many one-off features this time around. All the World's...

December 27th 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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July 2009 was defined by two dominant trends -- waiting for patch 3.2 to hit, and an increasing amount of information starting to flow that would be confirmed one month later at BlizzCon. Blizzard files trademark for Cataclysm: Gee, we wonder why? Arcane Brilliance: Five things every mage should...

December 26th 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Raids were still rolling through Ulduar and experimenting with hard modes, and we were waiting for patch 3.2 to hit the PTR, but the most interesting thing about this month was definitely the increased notice we started taking of account security. Patch 3.2: Argent Coliseum 5-man and raid story/en...

December 25th 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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May saw a huge influx of players to Ulduar, the end of the revamped Noblegarden holiday, Children's Week, BlizzCon ticket queues (which, while packed to the scuppers, were nowhere near the nightmare they'd been in 2008), and the start of news concerning patch 3.2 and new druid forms (!). Disappoin...

December 24th 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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April rolled around, and so did patch 3.1 and Ulduar -- a huge, all-encompassing raid experience that pitted you against Titanic creations and Yogg-Saron, distant cousin of C'thun. Later in the month, a revamped Noblegarden went live to howls of protest from players who found all of their egg spawn...

December 23rd 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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While looking over March 2009, one of the things that immediately jumps at me is that this month had a lot of great news on PvP. My guess? With Tier 7 content growing increasingly stale and Ulduar encounters being doled out sparingly on the PTR, lots of players started to dip their toes back into a...

December 22nd 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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We'd rolled Naxxramas, trounced Malygos, beaten Sartharion and his little drakes to death -- and that was all there was to do in Tier 7. With a roughly three-month wait between Wrath going live and the first whisper of patch 3.1 hitting the PTR, a number of players found themselves out of raiding...

December 21st 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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In backchannel team discussion, Dan O'Halloran asked us to nominate our best stories for the year. "I don't mean the most popular or even the most commented on," he wrote, but "editorials, class columns, analysis, or even funny or touching posts," the ones we were happiest and/or proudest of writin...

December 20th 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments