Saturday, October 18, 2008

Inscription Reference

Patch 3.0.2 (Link to Blizzards 3.0.2 Patch Page) included the advent of the Inscription Profession. Here are some links to reference material and a few quotes:


Short Video introducing Inscription (by El) 2:15:

Quote from Eyonix on including Inscription in the Patch before the Wrath of the Lich King Expansion:
Regarding Inscription, please note that all Burning Crusade players will be able to select Inscription as one of their two professions and level up to a skill level of 375 with it. Upon the release of Wrath of the Lich King, players who purchase and install the expansion will be able to continue leveling in Inscription and the other professions beyond 375.


Quote from Blizzard's Inscription page on Getting Started:
Lastly, when getting started as a scribe, a character should not neglect to purchase a Virtuoso Inking Set from an Inscription Goods vendor. Without this item in his inventory, a scribe will be unable to progress in his craft!


Quote from Blizzard's Inscription page re: Glyphs:
Lastly, just as for enchanting or for gems, once a glyph is inscribe to the glyph sheet, it cannot be removed. However it can be overwritten with another glyph should the character wish to change his glyphs at a later date.

Lexicon of Power:

Other Ingredients (Vellum, Ink, etc.):

Quote from Blizzard page on something else a Scribe can do:
A scribe can also create small Darkmoon Faire decks from which they, or others, can get rewards. For more information about the Darkmoon Faire decks that scribes can create, check out our Darkmoon Faire rewards page.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

All Things Easter

Happy Easter to those who celebrate it, and to those who don't, Happy Noblegarden. Here are some links to previous posts as well as a new video for you today:

Easter Eggs:
Northrend Easter Egg
Easter Eggs and Pop Culture References in WoW

Lamenting the Noblegarden holiday event:
The subtlety of the event
The shortening length of the event

And now for something brand new, Spiffworld and Jonathan Coulton bring you something for your Sunday best:
Mr. Fancy Pants - 1:56

Friday, January 25, 2008

WoW Phishing

We know to be wary of emails asking for our Banking password, but would we be as wary of an email asking for our WoW Password?

WoW Phishing Noteworthy
Phishing emails aren't new, and neither are WoW phishing emails. But they're now prevalent enough for security software companies to take note. Last week Trend Micro highlighted a recent trend to target WoW players in their blog (via securitypronews).

Blizzard talks account security in this "Support Article" which shares that:

The vast majority of account compromises originate from one of three sources:

1. "Spoof" websites and emails
2. Downloading hacks, cheats, or other executable content
3. Sharing account information and/or using power-leveling services

I guess it's just a matter of time before we see this:

The above fake, pretend, mocked up, imaginary, parody of a WoW mail item (let no one say I wasn't clear) is modeled on an example of one spoofing for ebay account info. It uses a trick or two I learned while researching how to identify fraudulent emails - particularly from this paper Anatomy of a Phishing Email, which included tricks I had never heard of before - highly recommended.

WoW Account Management is Easy
And one last note - To date, World of Warcraft has always done a fine job of making logging into my account an easy task from their home page. Navigation within "Account Management" has also been a cinch, so hopefully I will never feel that it would be easier to just click the link in the email rather than go to myself.