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This episode was recorded November 10, 2012.

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We had so much fun with BRK last episode that we invited him back!

We’ve started uploading our videos on our youtube channel. Here’s the site where we host our shows live.


You can now stream our show onto any mobile device through Stitcher.com, for those of us who prefer something like Android to the iPhone. As always, here is the iTunes store linkthe Hunting Party Podcast feed, and the direct XML feed. If you email us comments or questions, we’ll read them on the next show. Send an email to huntingpartypodcast@gmail.com. Also, we love iTunes reviews. So please drop by iTunes and mention what you thought of the show.

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Well this is interesting. Blizzard just posted that they’re planning on redoing the forums to show our real names. They will not be adding your real name to existing forum posts, however if you choose to display your character under your new profile, people will probably be able to go and look up everything you’ve posted on that character.

Why?

Trolls. They are the bane of the internet, especially popular places on the internet. Doubly so on forums that contain people who are vulnerable to trolling (read: regular people). Even reasonable, well meaning people can begin to display internet fuckwad characteristics when involved in a heated debate where they feel that their real name is anonymous. In fact, anonymity is directly related to trolling. See 4chan.

So?

In Blizzard’s mind, this means that serial trolls will stop posting, and trollish behavior among normal people will be reduced. There is no action without an equal and opposite reaction, however. In this case, assuming that the forums are still public, every single thing you post about concerning this silly little hobby of ours will start to show up when people search for your name. Unless you’re willing to walk into your boss’s office with a printout of what you just said, you won’t be able to write it on the official forums. For many people, this will prevent them from doing more than trolling- it will prevent them from normal conversations.

Additionally, even if you’re not worried about having WoW references litter search results for your name, if you offend anyone in any way, all they need to do to pay you back is put a trivial amount of work into it, and they will be able to ruin your life. I mean it.

Srsly?

Ya. They don’t need to “uncover secrets” or “come to your door to see if you’ll say it to their face”, all they need to do is email your kid’s principal that they’re worried about abuse. Email your boss asking for a reference for a new job, and email your wife sexy pictures addressed to you.

So why do you do it?

When I took the job at wow.com, they insisted that I write using my real name. I did it knowing that they harbor some of the most vicious trolls on the internet, short of 4chan, and the only reason it’s even remotely worth the risk is that I can now say that I’m a “professional” writer. I talked to my family and friends before I started, and keep a baseball bat near the door these days, though.

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editor’s note: Please put your hands together for the newest OutDPS writer, Shadowstreak! You might know of him as the artist for the Frostheim Goggles comic, over at WHU. If not, go check it out- it’s some funny stuff!

Shadowstreak will be writing about addons, since Faeghleis is taking a break from the game until Cataclysm.

Hello there OutDPS readers! Today we’ll be talking about OmniCC!

I decided to start with this because it’s a small, yet really useful mod. I’ll get to the staples of the mod world in further posts. Unlike what the name suggests, OmniCC has absolutely nothing to do with crowd controlling. I’m sure some of you out there might actually find that this mod alone will be able to increase your DPS! Not just for hunters, but any class that has an action bar. (more…)

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As promised, here’s something to keep your whistles wet. I don’t normally write on weekends, but since I don’t see myself needing more than one non-hunter post a week, weekends are when I have room for gold making. Arbitrage is the act of helping goods flow from one market to another, ideally taking advantage of price differences. This used to be much easier on PvE realms than PvP realms because you were not allowed to have an alt on the opposite faction with a PvP realm, but since this has recently changed, this advice concerns all my readers.

Here’s the thing- this is dirt easy, and annoying enough that you can make lots of money if you keep at it while others get burned and drop out. (more…)

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