Zen in MMOs, Staff Fail, and an (In)Decent proposal?

It’s been a pretty heavy day today, and our remaining weekend picks aren’t all light either – but there’s some fun in here, some serious-but-not-heavy discussion, and some Serious Stuff too:

  • Tzufit at Tree Heals Go Whoosh has been looking into the choice of caster weapons in the Mists of Pandaria beta, and she thinks they’re making Cataclysm mistakes again“An additional 165 Intellect on an off-hand is huge. It’s so huge, in fact, that there is no way any of the secondary stats on that staff could be more desirable to any class or spec than the Intellect increase on the 1-hand combination. It’s the beginning of Cataclysm all over again.”
  • I Like Pancakes asks whether it’s legitimate or reasonable to carry a rogue to their legendaries in exchange for 1 million gold“Let’s consider the person making an offer. Obviously I don’t know anything about him other than the terms of the proposal. What sort of person would make such a proposal in the first place?”
  • Bravetank goes all Zen as she applies Zen koans to World of Warcraft“”Do not speak – unless it improves on silence” – That’s Trade chat closed forever then.”
  • And the Game Delver reflects back on their first ever MMO experience, back in an Ultima Online server sponsored by AOL“I had adventurers and stories with all of these characters. The first time I summoned a blade spirit and ended a guild meeting prematurely. My first experience being murdered by a person named Dead President.”

How’s your weekend been?