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Archive for August, 2008

A Break from the Old Routine

Sunday, August 24th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

I'm off on holiday for a week or so, to the American Midwest, to engage some of my other enthusiasms, namely roller coasters and tall buildings. Updates will resume when I get back!

Phat Purples #3: Fairer Systems

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

So far I've introduced simple loot systems, and basic DKP systems. We've seen that in a basic DKP system there's nothing to stop people from hoarding their currency, and encourage people to spend their points instead, and even worse, there's ...

Phat Purples, #2: Basic DKP Systems

Monday, August 18th, 2008 Posted in General | No Comments »

So in the first part of this series, I examined the loot systems that have the lower administrative overheads, and I hope I illustrated that they have some serious drawbacks, though for some cases they will work more than amply. In ...

Phat Purplez, or why your loot system sucks, #1: Basic Systems

Friday, August 15th, 2008 Posted in General | 4 Comments »

Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the other forms that have been tried. - Winston Churchill,1947 Many (most?) raiding guilds use a loot distribution system of some sort. The vast majority of them, I'm afraid to say, have picked the wrong ...

My.. uh.. Shield is like a Shield of Steel!

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 Posted in Bosses, Class Discussion, Theorycrafting, Wrath of the Lich King | 1 Comment »

Finally, the Reliquary of the Lost (yes, that's its name. No idea who came up with "Reliquary of Souls" but whoever they are, they were wrong. OK, pedantry out of the way).  It's an encounter which places unique demands on ...

Fists of Fun

Friday, August 8th, 2008 Posted in General | 1 Comment »

  Not sure what I'm going to do with my new-found [item]fist of molten fury[/item] and [item]claw of molten fury[/item] but they sure look badass. (Normal service will be resumed shortly - I've got a few ideas for my usual discussion-type essays ...

Beggar Baiting for Fun and no Profit

Friday, August 1st, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

On Bloodhoof-EU, like many servers I guess, there is a proliferation of many players who are too lazy to go out and get the money they need by running quests, killing mobs and the like. BigRedKitty has his own way of ...