Recently, I began receiving emails from the “World of Warcraft Support Team.” I’ve received four in total, all asking me to go to different URLs to verify my password and account information. What a load of scam ridden spam! Below, you’ll find a cut + paste of the first email I received (I removed the URL).
This is an automated notification, regarding World of Warcraft password the recent change made to your World of Warcraft account. Your password has recently been modified through the Password Recovery website.
For your account security we recommend you Login verify your account
If you are unable to successfully verify your account using the automated system, please contact Billing & Account Services at 1-800-59-BLIZZARD (1-800-592-5499) Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm Pacific Time or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Account security is solely the responsibility of the accountholder. Please be advised that in the event of a compromised account, Blizzard representatives typically must lock the account. In these cases the Account Administration team will require faxed receipt of ID materials before releasing the account for play.
The World of Warcraft Support Team
I tried to send this reply:
That’s hilarious, I don’t even play WoW. ><
I hope no one is foolish enough to fall for your scam.
Merry Christmas jerky.
But alas, the MAILER-DAEMON is the only one who responded. Please be aware of these rapscallions…!
We love heroes. These super-henchmen allow you to solo non-AI-able missions, easily vanquish Hard Mode with a friend, and run a team farm build by yourself.
But the sheer number of available heroes can be daunting, and makes keeping track of equips difficult. Is Margrid wielding an icy or poisonous bow? Does Zenmai need the minor shadow rune or should I give it to Anton? This fire staff I just found has a cool skin and good mods, but aren’t my fire eles already using good staves? It may be manageable if you’re the type to play one character exclusively; keeping track of your heroes across multiple characters is a different story entirely.
Data packrats and listmakers — I feel your pain. That’s why I’m sharing my awful secret with you. I use text files to keep track of all kinds of things, from what mission my paragon last finished in each campaign, to which mini-pets my necro has in the Hall of Monuments. Crazy, yes. Helpful, indeed! With eleven playable characters and frequent hiatuses, I find it necessary.
So here’s one of the lists I finally decided to make after months of inventory agony. Every available hero is listed in the order in which they appear in your “Add a Hero” drop-down menu. Copy + paste it to start your own list fun!
edit: Since a recent Guild Wars update, the list below is obsolete. See the post “Heroes X 7” for an updated list (added 5/31/11).
Norgu – mesmer (NF)
Goren – warrior (NF)
Tahlkora – monk (NF)
Master of Whispers – necromancer (NF)
Acolyte Jin – ranger (NF)
Koss – warrior (NF)
Dunkoro – monk (NF)
Acolyte Sousuke – elementalist (NF)
Melonni – dervish (NF))
Zhed Shadowhoof – elementalist (NF)
General Morgahn – paragon (NF)
Margrid the Sly – ranger (NF)
Zenmai – assassin (F)
Olias – necromancer (P)
Razah – ritualist (NF)
M.O.X – dervish (F)
Jora – warrior (EN)
Pyre Fierceshot – ranger (EN)
Anton – assassin (EN)
Livia – necromancer (EN)
Hayda – paragon (EN)
Kahmu – dervish (EN)
Gwen – mesmer (EN)
Xandra – ritualist (EN)
Vekk – elementalist (EN)
Ogden Stonehealer – monk (EN)
P = Hero acquired in Prophecies F = Hero acquired in Factions NF = Hero acquired in Nightfall EN = Hero acquired in Eye of the North
Considering the number of international visitors we get, it only seems fair to implement some kind of translation tool. WordPress has all kinds of neat plugins, and luckily there were several translation plugins to choose from. I ended up using one called “Google AJAX Translation.” So far it works like a charm.
And I came across something silly after testing out the plugin on a few posts! I don’t know how humorous it is in other languages, but reading the comment by Cohlrox on this post (in the family’s native language) gave me a good chuckle. Here is my response, in image form:
I’m also wondering if anyone has come across a good translation mod for phpBB forums? I’ll keep looking, but feel free to share if you’ve found something good.
I have chronically chapped lips, and have tried a lot of different things to keep them moisturized. This is by far the best lip balm I’ve ever used! It goes on smoothly and doesn’t need frequent reapplication. And it doesn’t irritate sensitive skin like a lot of other lip balms do. Softlips is comparable in price to regular chapstick and can be found in most drugstores. I normally use the cherry menthol flavor — I’m looking forward to trying some of the others (pomegranate, vanilla, raspberry, strawberry, and mango). If you already use Softlips, let me know what your favorite flavor is. =)