July 2007

It’s Raining Gnomes, Hallelujah, It’s Raining Gnomes

Apparently the latest frontier in gold spamming in WoW involves gnomes falling from the sky. I am really not making this up.

I ask that any player that witnesses these to report them strait away. If you feel so inclined, you can also post the realm name, and zone here and I can see what can be done about getting them handled that way. Please, once they are reported, leave the bodies alone, and do not linger around, or huddle near the bodies.

We never believed in the ancient prophecies… like fools we clung to our old hatreds, and fought as we had for generations.

Until the day the sky rained gnomes.

Whither IGE?

Pig at Wandering Goblin tries to connect the dots as to where, oh where our favorite gold sellers have gone. This time, with leaked background paperwork!

Affinity appears to be vomiting up disinformation like a bunch of outrageously dissipate fraternity boys. The company is involved in gold-selling. They are involved in virtual goods transactions. Hell, their CEO had the juevos to give an interview at the Virtual Goods Summit, while his subordinates were claiming the company was out of the virtual goods business.

To Serve, Protect, and Respond To IMs

As seen on mmodig, the Vancouver PD apparently has nothing to do.


The Vancouver police officers involved in the recruitment on Second Life have their own avatars, or Second Life persona, dressed in a specially designed VPD uniform, badge, belt and radio. They’re also trained in the other-world customs and commands of the virtual society.

These new cyb0rcops are for recruiting hep Web 2.0 peeps into the Vancouver Very Special Forces. Now. But just wait! There’s more!

“It’s going to be interesting when we start to receive crime reports — you know, harassment cases or things like that — in the virtual world,” he says. “How are we going to deal with them?”

Clearly, step 1 in dealing with harassment complaints online: sexy black uniforms.