Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Well, my guildies actually knew I was a girl, but I'm sure this happened elsewhere yesterday. So my first experience with Voice chat last night... It was cool, but at the same time, kind of odd. In a way it took away some of the mystique of the game... to have that familiar background music interrupted by the voice of a (shock!) real person. What? You aren't a female nightelf in real life?

So Sunday, I participated in the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza for the second time. Last time I had 21 Tastyfish when the winner was announced. This time I had 27. Total sad panda. I am getting better... but having only 27 when the winner had 40 is still quite a difference! I am done (done, I tell ya!) with trying the eastern coast of Stranglethorn Vale (way too crowded on Drenden) and will try next time on the western coast. The tournament wasn't a complete loss however, as I did get the rare fish Brownell's Blue Striped Racer, which was turned in for [Nat Pagle's Extreme Anglin'Boots].

Finally, I have a most likely noob question about my Mark of the Wild buff. So the highest rank I have is rank 8, which increases armor by 459, attributes by 18, resistances by 33. On my action bar, it says that it is rank 8. But then when I cast it and check on the buff itself on the upper right corner, it says increased armor by 340, attributes by 14, and resistances by 25. Why is my buff less than what the rank 8 stats say they are?


  1. Tooltips are usually incorrect when it comes to talents.

    My Righteous Fury says I have 90% threat from my hotbar tooltip (I have the talents). When I put it up and look at the tooltip from my buffs, it says the default % threat value. Lazy Blizzard.

  2. Well I was glad to ready your post this morning K and learn that I was not the only one that felt that the voice chat was simultaneously fun and odd. It felt strangely revealing, like when somebody sees you naked for the first time. Will my guildies still respect me in the morning?

    Regarding the Mark/Gift of the Wild -- Megan is right. It is a known bug that the mouse-over fails to display the effect of the Improved Mark of the Wild talent, but you can see that it is working as advertised if you check your stats.

  3. Oh ok... thanks guys! Was wondering whether my MOTW buff wasn't good enough or something.