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Friends List – Maintenance 9/19/06 (in case you missed it)

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Friends List – Maintenance 9/19/06: “

Blizzard is getting us ready for some maintenance.

The following realms will be receiving continued retro-fitting maintenance in preparation for the upcoming release of the Burning Crusade expansion. This maintenance will begin Tuesday, September 19th at 12:01 AM PDT and continue until Wednesday, September 20th at 12:00 PM PDT. During this time paid character transfers will be disabled.

Due to the nature of these hardware upgrades, we’re unable to preserve the friends and ignore list for characters on these realms. We recommend that players take the necessary steps to back up this information, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you for bearing with us as we work to improve the service we provide, now and in the future.

Aegwynn | Akama | Blackrock | Chromaggus | Draka | Drak’thul | Frostmourne | Frostwolf | Garithos | Hakkar | Jubei’Thos | Khaz Modan | Khaz’goroth | Kil’jaeden | Kilrogg | Korgath | Kul Tiras | Malorne | Mug’thol | Ner’zhul | Proudmoore | Runetotem | Sen’jin | Silver Hand | Thorium Brotherhood | Tichondrius | Vek’nilash

(Via World of Warcraft WarCry.)

If you Digg – Digg this. Dual Quad-Core’s in a Mac Pro

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Want to play WOW faster? Try this…(oh yeah, bring your checkbook)

The Apple News That Got Buried: “Apple’s Showtime event was all well and good, but the big news today was on Anandtech.com. They found that the two dual-core CPUs in the Mac Pro were not only removable, but that they were able to insert two quad-core Clovertown CPUs. OS X recognized all eight cores and it worked fine!”

(Via digg / Apple.)

Test Lab: How to get a character profile on line

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

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If you’ve spent any time reading forums, you’ve probably seen character profiles on signature lines and wanted one for yourself. There’s really two ways to go about this: 1. enter the profile by hand or, 2. upload the profile.

1. If you are uncomfortable with decompressing addons from .EXE files or dealing with long file paths, your best bet is to enter the profile by hand. Probably the least painful route is CTprofiles.net – you enter your info by hand and they give you a link to put in your signature line. Example: http://ctprofiles.net/3218820
It’s all step-by-step and pretty tedious. On the other hand, if you wanted to experiment with stats for adding different gear…this would be a great place to do it.

2. Now then, if you are like me, and short on time and patience, you want to visit RPG Outfitter. (RPG Outfitter looks like it has some cool guild tools, but I havn’t tested them yet.) These guys have done a huge amount of work so that you can upload your character profile. This includes gear being worn, contents of bags, banks, unread mail, quests, known recipes, skills, and talents. Sadly it only tells you how many point are in each talent tree. To gather all this information, you need to download an add-on that is stored in a Windows Executable file (.EXE). I found that Stuffit Expander decompressed the needed stuff quite well. Follow the directions (put correct files in the ‘addons’ folder) then run WOW. For this to work, you need to view your character, his/her reputation, skills, talents, bags, recipes for each profession, and visit the bank. After that, exit WOW. All these steps will put a file deep within your WTF folder called ‘CharacterProfiler.lua’ – this is the file you will upload. It is in your ‘SavedVariables’ folder. This will upload all your characters that you have used since you installed the addon. Every time you play, the data will be updated. Upload the changes as often you you wish. Example: http://www.rpgoutfitter.com/wow-gm/char.cfm?char=Eillebill@US-Lothar

[correction: RPG Outfitter does keep track of talents as well. My bad]

What do you think?

Wirt’s Third Leg

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Get your mind out of the gutter (for the moment). This is actually a humerous epic item you can get. It lays the smack down and gives a nod to the original Diablo game.

Phat Loot Phriday: Wirt’s Third Leg: “

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Last week on our Phat Loot Pheature (ok, sorry, I know that’s annoying, I’ll stop), I promised we’d do something BOE. Now, there aren’t a lot of BOE epics out there, but there is this nice mace, and it comes with quite a history.

Name: Wirt’s Third Leg
Type: Rare One-hand Mace
Damage, Speed: 49-91, 2.30 (30.4 DPS)
Abilities:

  • +9 Agility, +4 Stamina
  • Looks boring doesn’t it? But wait, there’s a story here…
  • Way back in Diablo, Blizzard’s classic hack and slash game, there was an NPC named Wirt, who had a wooden leg. He got killed, however, when Diablo attacked his town, Tristam, which was above the dungeons the player was hacking and slashing through.
  • Then, in Diablo II, Wirt didn’t return, but his leg did. On a mission back to Tristam, you could find his body, and loot Wirt’s Leg. And not only that, but you could use his leg to find the super secret Cow Level, in which you fought hordes of armed cows (no, we’re not making this up). This is also why one of WoW’s tips says ‘There is no secret cow level’ (and why Techbot in Gnomer says something similar). And it also explains the origin of the Cow King’s Hide cloak, but that’s for another Phat Loot Phriday.
  • Finally, in the Warcraft III expansion, a character called ‘The Butcher’ (another reference to a Diablo character) guards a chest with an item called Wirt’s Other Leg in it. That makes this one his third wooden leg that you can find.
  • That’s why they call this Wirt’s Third Leg. No other reason, no matter how dirty a mind you have. Ask your mother.

How to Get It: This one’s not hard to get at all. All you have to do is hit up the pirates through the cave on the eastern coast of Tanaris and eventually one of them will drop a footlocker with this thing in it. You won’t have to try for too long, as this one seems to drop pretty often. Plus, from 40-45, the pirates make for good grinding anyway.

Auction Price: You want to sell this? What will Wirt think?! On most servers, you’ll be able to get rid of this pretty easy for 20-25g. If no one on the server has an appreciation of Blizzard history, you might have to drop it to 5g, but players have been able to see it for 50g before, so start higher if you want. A vendor will give you 1g 95s 77c to part with this phantastic relic! (gah, sorry, said I’d never do it again…)

(Via WOW Insider.)