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The Classifieds: Calling all game scholars


The Classifieds brings you weekly news from around the WoW community, including our famous Random Acts of Uberness shout-outs to players who make your WoW sessions memorable.

The librarian guild Where is the library on Saurfang (US-A) is doing something unique and interesting. On Nov. 17, they will meet in the Ironforge library to talk about cognition and learning in MMOs. Check out what they have to say about it:

18 November 9.00am (Australian Eastern Summer time) Crystle Martin will be talking about cognition and learning in MMOs and the constellation of information that surround them, focusing on topics of literacy including information literacy. She is the lead project assistant for the PopCosmo research group led by Constance Steinkuehler and a member of Games+Learning+Society.
You can read more about this effort, part of a regular series of talks for library professionals on gaming in libraries, on the group's event page. It's definitely worth taking the time to attend the discussion. Good luck to Where is the library on getting a good showing!

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 Keep things brief (150 words or less, please), and be sure to list everyone's character names and home realms or battlegroup. Don't be afraid of sending an entry more than once if it doesn't appear; sometimes internet dragons eat email, and we'd hate to let that keep deserving players from getting their due.

Mazzmos of SargerasMazzmos of Sargeras (US-A) I'd like to give a shout to Mazzmos on Sargeras. I'm a fairly geared tank that has just joined a guild that is still building it's raid team. I've been queueing for regular dungeons with them until they got enough gear to do heroics. Our resident priest healer finally got up over the requirement and we, along with 2 dps from our guild queued for the priest's first heroic. We pugged in Mazzmos a charming little gnome warlock. I announced quickly that it was the priest's first heroic so we were planning on taking our time and using a little CC. I was a little nervous about the reaction we'd get since frequently folks want to queue and be done. Not only was I pleasantly surprised that he was totally fine with it, but apparently his 'main' is a hunter so he was able to help our hunters with some tips as well! /Salute and hats off for Mazzmos for renewing my faith in our community of players. He truly was a pleasure to group with. -- Merise of Medivh (US-A)

Community news

Bloodvein and Propostris have started a new gamecast called Questline. Check it out and let them know if you like it. Keep in mind there's plenty of cursing, though, so it might not be great for at the workplace.

Guide to causing trouble Are you leveling in Outland and in dire need of something to do? Why not harry Falcon Watch? Here's a flowchart to help you out. (Thanks to Merf for the tip!)

Employment: Guilds recruiting

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

Paramilitary roleplay It's always nice to see RP guilds recruiting. The Red Thistle Militia is a paramilitary organization with a focus on combating the Forsaken threat and returning the Highlands of Arathor to human (or at least, Alliance) control. Unlike an official military cordon, however, they operate in a "lighter shade of gray," utilizing unconventional small-scale tactics to produce an optimal result and often rely on equally unconventional personnel to achieve their goals. Outside of roleplay, we love running dungeons, retro raiding, and are always more than willing to help out our guildmates.

Crack open The Classifieds for weekly player and community news, help finding the right guild, events of interest and more. Send us your shout-outs for Random Acts of Uberness and mail your news tips and announcements to

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