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Old Posts

All previous Arcania posts are still available here, by the way. The Search box is probably the easiest way to find any old posts you may be looking for. Just keep in mind that the game has changed in major, major ways since this blog started – so the utility of those old posts in probably sadly lacking.

Flotsam & Jetsam

According to Wikipedia:

Flotsam is floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo. Jetsam is part of a ship, its equipment, or its cargo that is purposefully cast overboard or jettisoned to lighten the load in time of distress and that sinks or is washed ashore. Lagan is cargo that is lying on the bottom of the ocean, sometimes marked by a buoy, which can be reclaimed. Derelict is cargo that is also on the bottom of the ocean, but which no one has any hope of reclaiming.

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Quick Note: Rating System Changes

I’m in the middle of changing the rating system to add half-stars (i.e. 3.5/5.0). This will give me a little more granularity in rating the books I read most.

Some of the buckets are going to look a little odd until I get everything settled. (For example, as I type this there are a whole 3 books that have 4 stars.)

But the ranking of books (which series I recommend more than which other series) hasn’t been changed. So if you’re looking for something good, start at the top and work your way down.

Orgrimmar Portal In Dalaran

Now I know I’m sometimes (sometimes?!) a little (a little?!) out of touch, but when did they put a portal to Orgrimmar back into Dalaran and Shattrath? (And one to Stormwind too, of course.)

This is great news! I changed my hearthstone from Orgimmar back to Dalaran immediately to give me quick access to both Northrend and Kalimdor. Plus the Dark Portal portal in Orgrimmar – which is right next to the landing spot for the incoming Dalaran/Shattrath portal – gives me relatively quick access to the Eastern Kingdoms and Outlands.

Mind you, I can no longer bop easily between Thunderbluff and the Undercity (for example), but all I really wanted was a way to get from continent to continent without waiting for a bloody zeppelin (and then realizing I got on the wrong one, riding back and searching for the right one … just to see it disappearing into the distance).

Special thanks to Gavendo of Rapid Fire for mentioning this in a post. Otherwise I still wouldn’t know!