BlizzCon, BlizzCon, BlizzCon! October revolved around the events and revelations of the annual Blizzard convention ... not that there were a lot of revelations this year. Oh well, we still had fun. This was another month with a ton of articles devoted to straight news reporting, but patch 4.0.1 and the annual Hallow's End holiday also went live. Unfortunately for players, so did a nasty little bug related to the holiday boss.
Opinions and editorials Officers' Quarters: Raiding addons aren't optional When you've got a key player refusing to download otherwise required addons due to fear of viruses -- and the guy is equally adamant about not getting an authenticator -- you've run into Scott Andrews' Golden Rule of Raiding (GRR): "Don't waste other people's time." Drama Mamas: Transgender bullying The most commented-upon Drama Mamas of the past year, this article delved into a number of different social issues. I was surprised (though perhaps I shouldn't have been) to see it linked by a number of sites.
WoW Moviewatch: I am Forsaken The second-place runner-up, RedEye Lobine's I Am Forsaken, is a fabulous bit of story-telling and voice acting and a quiet reminder of the personal stories underlining the harsh political realities of Azeroth.
2010's drawing to a close, and we're wrapping up the most interesting articles we've published all year, one day at a time. Join us every day for the next twelve days with this year's best of WoW Insider!