Games

Cataclysm is Not the Game That I Loved

(From a series of posts at Blizzard forums) But it might become that game. That fate remains unclear though. What I am disturbed by most in this new flashy WoW world, is this insistence on the part of the developers to discredit any quest progress that was generated in previous versions of the game. I …

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Games

World of Warcraft Endgame Professions Critique

Actually, it’s mostly about leatherworking in WoW. But it applies generally to the other secondary WoW professions. Having now leveled every profession except Engineering through the functional end of WotLK (425+) I have some basic complaints about the endgame LW in WotLK that weren’t present in any of the previous incarnations of the game; things …

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Politics

Stossel and Prop 19

Content of a letter I just wrote. Let’s see if I get a response. http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/stossel/index.html#/v/4405677/why-legalization-of-pot-failed-in-california/?playlist_id=87530 Watched this segment when it aired. My wife had to make me turn it off. It started playing in the background just now, and I found myself yelling at the screen again “shut up you #@$%^&!” I do actually despise …

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Fandom Podcast

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century

CATO event. Here’s the Podcast link.But that’s not all! There’s an hour of video too! If a person names as his three favorites of my books; Stranger, Harsh Mistress and Starship Troopers, then I know that he has groked what I meant. -RAH If you’d rather just purchase the biography of Heinlein that this event …

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