A Ban Resolved, Fishing Fandangos, and More

Loads of good posts today – so many, in fact, that I’m saving a few of them to see if there are more responding posts tomorrow! But in the meantime, here are the other great posts from today:

  • Happy news! Battlechicken’s saga with being banned from SWTOR has come to a happy conclusion“I told him that if I could pass on anything from this situation, it would be that anyone who appeals, especially repeatedly, deserves the courtesy of a personal email, even if it says, “This might take a little while, but I promise we’re looking into it and we’ll let you know as soon as we know something.””
  • Frinka at Warcraft Street asks if Blizzard’s “improvements” have actually ruined fishing“By streamlining fishing’s leveling process they took away lot of the profession’s “flavor” without addressing what most people find boring about it — having to wait for the nibble. “
  • With expansion fever in the air, Cynwise reminds himself – and us – to play for the moment, not the future“As time marches on, and class design starts to solidify and Blizzard developers start making balance passes with the new mechanics, it hits me more and more – I don’t really know what this game will be like in the future. I don’t know what my favored class will really be like.”
  • A Casual Stroll To Mordor draws attention to something really cool – LoTRO developers Turbine are looking for players to run summer in-game events
  • And Straw Fellow concludes his interesting series of defences for Blizzard’s decisions, as he argues against himself, defending RealID in all its glory“The second you step into a social environment, may it be in public or online, you should be held accountable for your actions. It may be a game, but it is still a public venue and because of this we should know who we are dealing with. “

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