World of Warcraft Garrison Building Guide

Just a few thoughts on garrisons for anyone starting in the new WoW expansion, Warlords of Draenor. Your first large building should be the Barracks. This gives your followers access to patrol missions which level them up faster. You should keep your followers running missions all the time. They will continue to work even while …

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8tracks ..

Just discovered this wonderful little app. If you have a Windows, Android or IOS based device, you can download and listen to music mixes compiled by people from anywhere in the world. Just search for 8tracks in the app store. It’s free. Many of them are just brilliant. If you have a PC you can …

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In Defence, Mostly, Of Les Miserables

My latest article for Quadrant Online: I  am not sure whether Steve Kates is simply being curmudgeonly in his  review of the film of the musical Les Miserables, or really does believe  it to be “a two hour and 40 minute indulgence in the worst kind of  socialist idiocies.” If the latter, he is wrong. …

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Adventures in La La Land

I don’t know what else to call it. Someone, I assumed the dimwits behind the ESL – Eurosoft ripoffs, but I am not sure, signed me up for a casual sex dating site called rudefinder. When I got the welcome email I went to the site to see what it was. Cor! For a start, there …

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You Go Girl

Michelle Jenneke easily wins her heat at the IAAF Junior World Championships last week. She’s got personality too! She came fifth in the final, a not discreditable result. On to Rio in 2016. Well done Michelle!

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This Is Cool

I often post videos of ungrateful idiots. This is a refreshing change: Amen to the thanks to the monks of Mt Athos, and to everyone who is faithful in prayer.

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Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby

First trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby: Visually impressive, in the usual (except for the dire Australia) Luhrmann style. It will be worth seeing, but it is not Gatsby.

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World of Warcraft – Decline and Fall

A month or so ago I outlined the reasons I would never play World of Warcraft again (mainly, Blizzard’s hostile attitude to its players). But I checked in a few days ago to see what was going on. A new expansion pack has been announced. WoW has a billion dollar a year income stream and some of the …

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Rift Tanking

For anyone not familiar with online role playing games (RPGs), while it is possible to complete much of a game such as World of Warcraft or Rift on your own, players frequently form groups to win fights or complete quests which would be impossible for a single player. People take specific roles in a group. DPS (damage per …

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