World of Warcraft: Enchants, Statistics and Gemming Discussion for Warlords of Draenor

In the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion, one of the major features is actually a removal: enchants, statistics and gemming will not be the same. Part of this will stem from removing the reforging aspect and eliminating statistics which some feel probably do not really belong in the game anymore. I want to discuss some of the ideas of the pro’s and con’s in this direction that Blizzard is moving towards.

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Movie Review: Wolverine 2013

Since I don’t have anyone to hang out with for seeing movies, I tend to be a little late to the game when it comes to the blockbusters and such. As a result, I end up waiting until they come out on iTunes so I can pick them up. Unfortunately, that tends to bulk up my list as I’m so behind when it comes to movies, not to mention having zero idea of what’s good or not. That said, my choices for last night was between Wolverine and Star Trek: Into the Darkness. Rather than flipping a coin, I asked a few friends which was the better of the two and I got this little token.

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YouTube: Google Why Do You Keep Sucking?

I just checked into one of my YouTube accounts and noticed that the layout for the homepage as a logged in user has changed yet again. About a week ago, I had issues with users’ channel pages where the top menu bar disappeared under the banner. I managed to get around that limitation through adding the /videos aspect to the URL. Still, this entire episode with Google/YouTube is making me increasingly frustrated with their services.

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Baldur’s Gate 2: Another Mistake and More Party Ponderings

When I concocted my latest idea of a party in including Keldorn, my assumption was that he could use the Amulet of Power, thus making him immune to level drain. It seems that my version of the game might not have the correct patch, despite picking it up from GOG.com (which I heard had a patched version of the game). Unfortunately, it appears that the Inquisitor, with my version of the game, still cannot employ the Amulet of Power. That made me reconsider quite a bit of things in terms of party combinations.

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Baldur’s Gate 2: Single Player or Multi-Player?

One of the biggest questions a starting player might ask is whether to go single or multi-player.  What does both mean in terms of game play? Multi-player does not necessarily mean playing with other friends but just having the option to have more than one custom character in your party. The best option is to always go multi-player as you have this flexibility of having more than one custom characters in your party; however, there are a few cheese tactics you can employ that give you an advantage in multi-player.

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Why I Don’t Cling to My Mobile Device

The digital culture has made phone technology an integral part of people’s lives. Driving on a busy street, you’ll often see people abandoning common sense and laws just to check out the latest messages on their phones. People in dense zones where space is a premium and walking is the norm, you’ll often time see people ignorant about their surroundings, occasionally bumping into others or occasionally slipping on cracks. It’s a way of life these days and something I don’t participate actively in.

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Google: Don’t Be Evil, But We Do Harm? (The End of YouTube?)

One of the so-called core philosophies in the way Google operates is their motto “Don’t be evil.” It was an idea adopted early on in the company’s lifespan. On top of that many of their product decisions was engendered through their “10 things” principles. As the company has grown to the mega-power over the years, it feels as though many of these guiding philosophies have been pushed to the side as the company’s focus seems to be improving their revenue, infiltrating every pocket of the earth and “focus on the shareholders” rather than the users.

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World of Warcraft: Goodbye Again (Time Improvement Suggestions)

Today, I decided to cancel my subscription to World of Warcraft for the 3rd time. I have to start focusing on my personal life again and re-building that aspect up. World of Warcraft, while fun, just takes far too much time and the way things have been, it’s been a fairly frustrating experience. What I wanted to talk about in this blog are things that I think need to be addressed.

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