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Reloading... Handsome or Handy?

Posted Fri, Jul 15, 2011 by Ethec

Welcome to the 33rd edition of Reloading…

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” – Mark Twain

Everyone can use a feel good moment to start the day.   Let’s go with this…




Today, I'm writing in a time machine, such as it is.   As I sit here today in my personal Tardis it seems fitting to tell you that I won’t be putting finger to keyboard until next week as I wing off for a long weekend.   

Given the nature of time travel, the unfortunate consequence is that you won’t read this until I’m already back.   I feel a bit like Dwight in The Office when Jim pranks him with the future Dwight note on the coffee machine. 



I always tell my wife that if I can’t be handy, I’ll at least be handsome.    So, if my column can’t be timely it can at least be.. silly, let’s go with that today.

Most of you have visited the PlayerScore.com scoreboards.    For those that haven’t, go click now, but essentially it is a list of the best geared, highest PVP scoring and highest raid scoring players in the World of Warcraft.    As I write this, Robinboy of the guild Draama on the Chromaggus (EU) server is the top geared player in the game.    Job well done Robinboy, but don’t look back!  Absalom from Blood Legion of the Illidan (US) server is right behind you!

The PlayerScore tech types recently added a list that shows the items that are the most popular.   You can click here to see it. It’s an interesting list in that the many of the top items are 564 or 423 GearScore level items.   In other words, they are relatively high level items. 



Playing with the filters brings up some surprising information.   For instance, click on the Class drop down to see what the most popular items that Shaman wear are and….



The #1 item is a cloth item.   What in the?  Yes, it’s a reputation item, but shaman lose their “wear all mail” bonus when they equip it. 
The #6 item is also a cloth item, Shadowflame Robes.    People, seriously…

Your mission if you choose to accept it, is to find the silliest item in any of the lists that you can come up with and send it in to me.  I’ll pick a few of the best ones and post them in a future column.   Now.. back to the Tardis!
Send me your thoughts.

As always, you can contact me a number of ways:
  • Email
  • Twitter
  • Telepathy (Just make sure it’s during business hours.  I hate to be woken by this stuff)
Until we meet again,
John “Boomjack” Hoskin
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