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[1.Local]: Fix it yourself


Reader comments -- ahh, yes, the juicy goodness following a meaty post. [1.Local] ducks past the swinging doors to see what readers have been chatting about in the back room over the past week.

"You don't like it? Fix it yourself." We've heard this exhortation to users of in the comments before. Still, you have to wonder why more WoW fans don't get in there and make their mark.

teacher: I'm a bit surprised that still uses WoWwiki anymore. It used to be all I used, but sometime around the end of BC, it stopped being very accurate and updated. Now it seems pretty much useless. Don't get me wrong, I would love it to be better updated, but as of right now, a site like Wowhead (specifically the comments) is a much better resource.

theRaptor: Then update it. It is a wiki; you are the editor. There isn't a horde of slaves out there waiting to fulfill your every whim. The only reason a lot of articles are stuck in BC is because of the huge surge in growth during BC which lead to a lot of articles being created then. In early BC a lot of articles were still stuck in classic.

I always check WoWwiki first even for items because they usually have pertinent summaries and historical data (such as item ability changes in patches; wowhead often has this data but it is much more disorganised and sometimes requires trolling through a lot of comments). Then I click on the wowhead link if there is one. A lot of the content of WoWWiki is simply not on a site like wowhead (such as the class articles).

So if you hate the way something is set up, take the initiative to turn it into something you love. Hate, love ... Love, hate ... Hmm, we feel a set of Breakfast Topics coming on ...

I hate
Is there something (or someone) in WoW that blinds you in swirling, irrational, go-out-of-your-way-to-kill-it rage? For several readers, that something seems to be Death Knight gankers.

jealouspirate: Every single level 58 DK running around Hillsbrad or STV with a power trip, gorging on the blood of players 30 to 40 levels lower than them.

Kylenne: Amen to that. The first thing I did when I got my DK to level 80 was wipe out a pair of them who were terrorizing Tarren Mill. It was so satisfying.

Tori: Oh my god, this. Ugh, it's so aggravating. I'm on a PvP server and started a Priest alt. Anyways, finally get to Hillsbrad and there's this Night Elf DK running around ganking and camping everyone. Now I can brush off being ganked occasionally - it's why I'm on a PvP server - but this ass was just camping a bunch of us for hours. Every time I took a break and tried to come back, there he was still running around that farm in the west where there are a ton of quest objectives. It was so ridiculous. Eventually I got my main and went and killed him a few times. I've seen that same DK around there multiple times, though. *shakes head*
I love
Move past your rage, and feel the love. In this case, though, the object of our affections still manages to be Death Knights.

Nick: I love Death Gripping critters. It never gets old.

David(Postal): I love Death Gripping anything that is huge. Ice Giants, Hydras in Maraudon, the bigger the better. There is something gratifying in seeing a huge creature become really stiff and flying through the air.

Brent: I was surprised to see that other people love this too. This is my favorite thing, and the reason I prefer Death Knights. Less aggroing of mobs in crowded areas too when you pull them to you.
The future of the Darkmoon Faire
We loved this idea for keeping the Darkmoon Faire relevant.

jeanericuser: I have a simple solution to this dilemma. Eliminate the traveling circus and instead have a portal that occasionally appears in cities to allow people access to the Darkmoon Faire grounds. When you get to the fairgrounds, you discover its actually part of one huge island complete with several mini-zones focusing on different things. In one section is a midway area with various rides for people to go on such as a pony ride, a mine cart ride and even a mega-cannon that shoots you to a certain spot in Azeroth.

In another section is a games area with various games that people can play such as a shooting gallery, a Gnome punting game, and a test of strength. Another is shopping area with a ton of different vendors selling useful items for various classes and professions.

The last part is a unique museum that allows players to go back to old instances but play them in a heroic mode that is focused more to their level, i.e. level 80 Zul'Farak or Ragefire Chasm. These areas are only accessible by unlocking various quests in each of the other areas, which in turn rewards you access to heroic versions of old instances.

During the time that the portal is up, players are allowed access to this theme park for only a certain amount of days, and then little by little, the attractions close down until the only thing left is the exit portal. Once the exit portal vanishes, the only way off the island is to hearth out or be inevitably kicked out by the ticket collector, who will send you to the graveyard of either Stormwind or Orgrimmar.
There's a new Lock in town
Have you read the new Lock in town? Readers are already cheering for Dominic the Demonic.

A Nonny Mouse: I wholeheartedly approve of the kill list. BELT MUST GO DOWN! ALL HAIL DEMONIC DOMINIC!

ragingkittai: BELT. I LOLed. This could be a great rivalry, and I look forward to reading more of yours.
And there's Blood (Sport) in the water
And if you've already read the new Lock in town, have you caught up with the all-new Blood Sport?

Siaperas: I have to tip my hat to somebody who introduces himself by quoting "Conan the Barbarian." Good luck this season! May you find "what is best in life."
The problem of Outland in Cataclysm
How will Blizzard sort out the tangle of timelines once Cataclysm rends Azeroth?

Ghen: This is easy. Welcome to the Cavern of Time: Outland. Enjoy your 10-level stay.

tyler: You know, this is actually a really good idea. I hope Blizz does this. They could have a quest to send level 58s to the CoT where the Bronze Flight is helping training new recruits by sending them back in time to Outland and "toughen" them up or something. I like where this is going. giggidy giggidy giggidy

Clydtsdk-Rivendare: And they could say that the Cataclysm took out the Dark Portal (which I suppose could happen -- I mean, it was inactive during vanilla, but could it be totally destroyed by a supercharged Aspect?) ... Genius.

But this reader had the final word:

Vespene: Yo Deathwing, you're awesome and I'mma let you finish, but Arthas had one of the best expansions of all time! OF ALL TIME!
Until next week!

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