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I'm not sure if it's true, but there is a rumour that today is Paul Barnett's birthday. Let's celebrate this momentous day by showing Paul flying solo and with his good friend Jeff Hickman. Happy Birthday Paul, if this is indeed the big day.

Blizzard torpedoed my inbox with the following,

"Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans to launch a new type of tournament competition using the Arena System in World of Warcraft®, its popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The tournaments will take place on special realms that allow competitors to instantly create level-70 characters with epic equipment, placing the focus on tactics and execution rather than normal adventuring."

I have this to say about that. First, I applaud the ability to instantly create a level-70 character with epic equipment. There is nothing more frustrating that getting into an arena battle only to be instantly given the "You're dead. Specator Mode? Y/N" by some guy who spent hours and hours earning his equipment and learning how to play the game. A doofus like me should be able to jump right in with my green gear and compete right?  False, negative, wrong.

Why oh why? Some live City of Heroes, gorilla my dreams and more, today in Loading...

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