WoW Addon to Remind You to Change Gear

With the addition of War Mode in World of Warcraft, I always wear PvP gear when out and about. This has the unfortunate side effect of me forgetting to change into my PvE DPS gear when entering an instance, especially a Mythic+, where you cannot change your gear after you begin.

To solve this, I wrote a simple addon that merely yells at you when you walk into the instance and raid for the first time. I’ve posted the code below for others, if they are interested.

Update 5/16/2019: You can now download the addon from Curse using the launcher!

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An Epic Free Weekend in Guild Wars 2

As anyone that knows me knows, I once was a huge MMO player. Originally, I played a lot of Asheron’s Call and World of Warcraft, but I’ve also dabbled in many of the other online games as well. I had played the original Guild Wars for a few months back when it initially released. And due to my relationship with IGN, I was lucky enough to beta test Guild Wars 2, but I never got too far with either game. Last month, Guild Wars 2 announced that they were going free-to-play in preparation for an upcoming expansion, so I thought I’d download it and take it for a spin.


The game starts off much like every other MMO. I was placed in a starter town, and a bunch of onscreen tool tips held my hand as I ran around the map. I saved some farmers, collected some tools for the workers, and performed other minor tasks. Somewhere around level 5, I ran into a large group of players that happened to be passing through. Brother Drake invited me to join their RP adventure as they trek across the lands.
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Many Decades of King’s Quest

One evening back in 1989, after my father got home from work, we went to a local PC computer user’s group. Our family recently built a PC, and they were showing off a new game called King’s Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella in its full 256 color glory. The first King’s quest was released 6 years prior, but at the age of 10, this was my first memorable graphical roleplaying adventure. Unfortunately, our computer at home couldn’t handle that many colors (we had a green screen), so at that time I still needed to keep dreaming.


It wasn’t much later that King’s Quest V was released and I just had to have it. I begged my parents to purchase me a copy, and I would tag along with my father to his work so I could load King’s Quest V on one of the more powerful systems at the office and play all day. King’s Quest V was truly my very first graphical point-click roleplaying game.
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