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2009/09/16 Congratulations and thanks to our One Millionth Visitor (along with everyone else!) who came by the Giddy Gamer site this afternoon.

2009/08/17 Apologies to all our loyal fans and visitors for the long lapse in our attention to the site. The sudden illness and death of my wife of 30 years this spring has changed my life and priorities just a bit. In addition, it is clear that Blizzards' constant change-for-change's-sake attitude in patches since the WotLK release has made it next to impossible to manage a report server like this - every patch brings a hundred miniscule (or massive) changes that make life miserable for us all. We're still deciding what direction to take with the site ... GG

2008/11/10 The new Guide to Northrend, is now in print! Over 70 pages of information on professions, quests, new factions, and an introduction to the new Death Knight character class. Full-page maps for each zone, annotated with Flight Paths, trainers, vendors, and quests, as well as locators for many of the elusive NPCs and quest targets.

2008/11/07 Added Death Knight Trainers and Death Knight Quests for the new Wrath of the Lich King character class.

2008/11/03 We've posted an annotated Map of Northrend to show Northrend zone levels, Instances and Raids. We have also been busy building reference sheets for several new Northrend Factions, including Knights of the Ebon Hand, The Argent Crusade, The Sons of Hodir, The Oracles, and Frenzyheart Tribe.

2008/10/17 Added the new Kirin Tor faction quests and Reputation Vendors for Wrath of the Lich King. Quests are mostly daily quests for Cooking and Jewelcrafting recipes.

2008/10/10 We're now shipping our new Inscription Guide, in anticipation of Patch 3.0 as early as next week. The guide covers inscription and milling, glyphs, the new Vellums used for Enchantment Scrolls, and a level 1-375 Levelling Guide.

2008/10/05 Wrath of the Lich King (in fact, Burning Crusade Patch 3.0) will include the new Inscription Profession. We've extracted the Milling table to show how herbalism fits into the new profession.

2008/09/19 Wrath of the Lich King Faction Quartermasters have begun to appear, offering new Mounts and other goodies. We've started with the Wyrmrest Accord Reputation quest and Vendor rewards lists.

2008/09/12 Added WotLK draft data for the Deathknight mounts and Cold Weather Flying (will permit the use of your flying mounts in Northrend after Level 77) to Mounts

2008/09/09 Some elements of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion will be included in patches prior to the actual release, including the new profession, Inscription. We've found a few of the key players on the beta and test realms, and listed them in Inscription Trainers - keep an eye out for them in the next patches!

2008/08/21 The World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King beta is well underway. We're starting updates as solid information becomes available, although this is tricky with some zones, levels, and trainers not yet implemented. Check out the revised Zone List, Principal World Factions, and Gem Properties for starters.

2008/07/15 The World of Warcraft patch 2.4.3 is out. Mounts are now available at level 30, which changes the Warlock Mount and Paladin Mount guides. There are some new pets available, such as the Nether Ray Fry from the Skyguard Quartermaster. The Sporeggar Quartermaster has a new pet, and a 28-slot herb bag recipe for tailors.

2008/06/24 The World of Warcraft Arena Season 4 Gear was finally added during maintenance today - without a patch (!?). Vendors may be found at the BEM and Nagrand arenas, and at Area 52 and Gadgetzan. Prices of Season 3 gear have fallen. Season 2 gear is now acquired, for Honor rather than Arena Tokens, at Champion's Hall (Alliance) or Hall of Legends (Horde). Season 1 gear is no more.

2008/05/11 World of Warcraft Arena Season 4 Gear is now in the test realms, and soon to be released.

2008/03/25 WoW (or, is it "Woe"?) patch 2.4 is here, with a new Faction, the Shattered Sun Offensive, a new 5-man instance, the Magister's Terrace (MgT), and a new 25-player Raid instance, Sunwell Plateau (SP). There are also a bajillion other tweaks and twists to keep us all on our toes. Check for our many updates, including Professions, Factions and Guides.

2008/02/18 WoW patch 2.4 is also increasing the Tier 6 armor sets from 5 to 8 pieces. The 3 new Token pieces for each set drop in Sunwell Plateau, and are traded to Theremis in Sun's Reach Harbor, Isle of Quel'Danas (Sunwell Isle).

2008/02/10 WoW patch 2.4 is on its way, including a new zone, the Isle of Quel'Danas, two new instances - Magister's Terrace (MgT) (5-man instance) and Sunwell Plateau (SP)(25-man Raid). There is also a new faction, the Shattered Sun Offensive, and lots of new daily quests. Changes have begun on many of our pages, including Mounts, Professions, Factions and Secondary Skills.

2008/01/30 Our World of Warcraft Druid Swift Flight Form guide will walk you through the 17 quests required to get your Druid's epic flight form ability.

2008/01/11 Our World of Warcraft Raid Preparation guide will help you get ready and know what to expect the first time you join an end-game raid.

2007/11/28 World of Warcraft Arena Season 3 Gear is now available, from several vendors in Area 52, the Ring of Trials, Ring of Blood, and Gatgetzan.

2007/11/14 World of Warcraft patch 2.3 is out. Engineers rejoice! We've started with a list of the new profession recipes and are working on all the many other updates.

2007/11/04 In addition to the recent Tabula Rasa User Guide, we've added a Quick Start guide for experienced gamers, and the Ten Things You Must Know (and several more that you should) about playing the game.

2007/10/27 Some of us traded in our longswords for net guns, and have launched a new site for Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa , including a helpful User Guide to get you up to speed quickly.

2007/10/11 Added a complete list of Druid, Paladin and Shaman Relics, including all their sources.

2007/09/25 WoW Patch 2.2 was (mostly) released today, including new gem and enchantment recipes from most faction vendors. We're working on a couple of revised alchemy potions, and some armor set updates, and will update our Enchantment Guide shortly.

2007/09/04 We've finally caught up with most of the ongoing changes (#%@^!) to the WoW PvP Armor Sets and added 54 new detail sheets. There are so many sets now we've split our items into two pages: PvP and the Tier and Dungeon Armor Sets

2007/08/04 We've launched a new site for EVE Online! Some of us have finally torn ourselves away from WoW long enough (how long can you hold YOUR breath?) to give EVE a shot, and we discovered that the EVE Universe desperately needs us!

2007/06/29 A new Instance Key and Attunement Checklist will help keep track of which of your characters have which dungeon keys, and point you to the starting place for the keys you don't have. Covers Outland and most Old World dungeons. Also working on a detailed guide to the more complex Outland Instance attunements.

2007/06/26 A whole new series of Arena rewards has been released in conjunction with the launch of Arena "Season Two". Good thing we were paying attention - still trying to find release notes. See Items page.

2007/06/22 Updated our popular Guide to Jewelcrafting to include the ongoing changes since the Burning Crusade expansion, including the "Black Temple" patch 2.1. New recipes, revised materials and design sources lists, and re-vamped Levelling guide.

2007/06/18 Updated Tier 4, Tier 5, and Tier 6 Armor sets for all the revisions of the revised revisions leading up to the Black Temple Patch 2.1. See Items page. Arena set revisions (again!) coming soon.

2007/06/06 Updated our popular Guide to Outland to include the ongoing changes since the Burning Crusade expansion, including the "Black Temple" patch 2.1

2007/05/28 Updated many of the Faction Vendor item lists with item changes from release 2.1 - It seems like 20% of items have had their stats changed (usually improved). Yay (for players) and boo (for our research trolls).

2007/05/22 The "Black Temple" patch 2.1 was released today, and about 30 pages of patch notes are bound to change most of the pages on our site (woot!):(not!). Of special interest are the new faction content, with extended Netherwing faction quests, with the ultimate prize, a Netherwing Drake mount, and two new factions, Sha'tari Skyguard faction quests and Vendors, also with a new mount, and the Ogri'la faction quests and Vendors.

2007/05/14 Added Tranquillien Reputation Quests and Vendors for the Blood Elf Faction in Ghostlands.

2007/05/09 Finally caught up the BC armor sets: added Dungeon Set 3 just in time for them to change everything with the upcoming 2.1 patch :(

2007/05/08 Eagerly awaited with the patch 2.1 release, the Tier 6 Armor Sets

2007/05/02 With the patch 2.1 now in public testing, we've added drafts of the new Netherwing faction quests, and new items with the Scale of the Sands vendor in Mount Hyjal. More factions and vendors from Netherwing, Scale of the Sands, Sha'tari Skyguard, Ogri'la and Ashtongue Deathsworn to follow. Upgraded the Mounts tables to include the Netherwing Drake, Nether Ray, and other new mounts coming in patch 2.1.

2007/04/18 Revised the format of our Instances and Battlegrounds table to include which Factions award reputation points in instances, as well as individual or group requirements for instance attunement or keys.

2007/04/13 Retired the special Burning Crusade page and migrated all the data to the regular site pages under faction, professions, and so on.

2007/03/31 We've released the latest Giddy Gamer Guide: our new Enchantment Reference will greatly simplify your task of finding the very best enchantments, glyphs, inscriptions, armor kits, and so on, for your uber armor set!

2007/02/21 Many of our Burning Crusade documents are now final. There's been lots of interest in our Reputation Quest Lists, especially for Outland factions (see our Burning Crusade page), since reputation points are so rarely found on other sites (we don't mind)! Revisions today to Warlock Mount Quests include expanded discussion of the Dire Maul raid.

2007/01/24 Continuing to finalise our Burning Crusade documents and migrate copies to their rightful pages. New today is the Enchanting Kits list that documents all the glyphs, armor kits, insignias, arcana, and other objects that all players may add to their own equipment for permanent benefits. New Burning Crusade lists for Enchanting Formulas and Alchemy Recipes with others to follow this week.

2007/01/20 We've begun finalising our Burning Crusades documents and migrating them away from the temporary BC page to their rightful locations. Completed today: First Aid Essentials, Herb Gathering Difficulty, Herbs (by zone), Mining Difficulty, Minerals (by zone).

2007/01/15 Not a moment too soon, we've just published our Guide to Outland for World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade™. We've also published an annotated Map of Hellfire Peninsula

2007/01/05 We've now published our Jewelcrafting guide for World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade™. Over 40 pages of jewelcrafting "gems"!

2006/12/27 We've set a release date of January 3 for our Jewelcrafting guide! The release in advance of the Burning Crusade expansion will allow our readers an advantage in preparing and getting ahead of the flood of players who will take up Jewelcrafting on January 16.

2006/12/19 Our very successful World of Warcraft Strategy and Hints guide has been updated for The Burning Crusades release and greatly expanded. Version 4.0 is now available on this site. Thanks again to all our supporters, especially for the great feedback!

2006/12/18 Added the new Alchemy Specialisation and Tailoring Specialisation and updated Sha'tar Reputation Vendors with several new items that were added this week.

2006/12/14 Updated Mounts lists to reflect changes in PvP Honor system. Added riding skills to the skills Training Overview tables. Now have 64 Burning Crusades drafts, including recent addition of Halaa and Keepers of Time faction vendors.

2006/11/26 We've got 55 draft documents posted on the Burning Crusade page, and many of these are changing weekly, if not daily. You'll notice there are a great number of faction-based vendors and quests are planned for the BC expansion.

2006/11/11 Several new documents and revisions over the last week, still focusing on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, which is now slated for a January 16th, 2007 release. Blade's Edge Mountains and Netherstorm zones were opened to beta testing this week, which presented us with some new reputation vendors, including Consortium as well as PvP Arena Rewards.

2006/11/04 Doing daily updates and additions to the Burning Crusade page. Today's new documents include the first few Reputation Vendors, for the Honor Hold and Thrallmar factions. Also added a new Demon Training Grimoires list for Warlocks that includes training for the Felguard minion. Added Gemstone Sources, a subset of the much larger Burning Crusades data, to our main Professions page.

2006/10/31 Woot! Introduced our Burning Crusade page, where you will find the current drafts of the updates to most of our site content for the upcoming release of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (BC) expansion (in January?). Although in rough draft, the info should be very helpful to the public Beta Testers, and of great interest to the rest of us, who didn't get beta access.

2006/10/26 Updated the Class Essentials table to include the Draenei and Blood Elf data for the upcoming World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (BC) expansion. With the Beta test underway, the flood gates are open, and new BC data is being discovered daily - we'll have some new postings within a few days!

2006/10/13 Updated and reformatted our Blacksmithing Specialisation tables to inlcude some additional hard-to-find armorsmith and weaponsmith plans and training.

2006/10/10 Added a draft summary of Cenarion Circle Field Duty Quests. Also added a Player Limits column to the Instances and Battlegrounds table, and revised the "Gaining Acceptance" quest on the draft of the Thorium Brotherhood Faction Quests guide.

2006/10/04 Introduced a Paladin Mount Quests guide for the Paladin level 40 Warhorse and level 60 ("epic") Charger.

2006/10/02 Expanded the guide to Finding and Entering Blackrock Mountain Instances to include the Prison Cell Key, Shadowforge Key, Relic Coffer Keys and Dark Keeper Key in Blackrock Depths (BRD).

2006/09/29 Added Cenarion Circle Reputation Vendors and updated Mining Difficulty to include the Obsidian Chunk drops (technically mines) in the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj.

2006/09/28 Added a draft of the Thorium Brotherhood Faction Quests and a summary sheet for the Imperial Plate Armor Set, which involves a great deal of Thorium Brotherhood reputation gains (800!) for a blacksmith learning all the Imperial Plate Patterns.

2006/09/27 Introduced the new Warlock Mount Quests guide for the level 40 Felsteed and level 60 Dreadsteed. Updated the basic Mounts table to reflect the re-write of mount training and acquisition in yesterday's patch 1.12.1

2006/09/26 Added the Help Us page to permit donations to our worthy cause. Thanks so much to all those who have supported our site!

2006/09/19 Expanded the information on the faction page and added the Thorium Brotherhood Reputation Vendors

2006/09/17 New list of Principal World Factions published today. Also reformatted and added one quest to Timbermaw Hold Reputation Quests

2006/09/16 New, after gruelling development efforts, some additional content for end-gamers: our summary of Argent Dawn Reputation Quests (Draft) and Timbermaw Hold Reputation Quests It's a top priority to get the other faction vendors and quest lists published as well.

2006/09/16 Revised Leatherworking Specialisation with a couple of missing dragonscale and elemental items. Updated Mounts comprehensive list. Apparently Tauren CAN use the PvP reward, Horn of the Black War Wolf (if they're lucky, rich, exalted, and have short legs).

2006/09/14 Launched this page, after realising the significance of yesterday's milestone, and changed the menu heading to "Fast Find". Not that we want you to hit and run, but we want you to get the info you're looking for with a minimum of difficulty, as we continue to grow.

2006/09/13 MILESTONE! We've now posted over 100 World of Warcraft Fingertip Facts reference sheets for free use by WoW gamers! Document development has taken about 2000 hours of work, not to mention the management of the website, and occasional forays (raids) into that other, fantasy world that gamers refer to as "Real Life" (RL). Pah! No time or interest for that fantasy kingdom, other than, perhaps, the fridge!

2006/09/13 New Faction and Reputation page. We've listed several of the main faction vendors and are working to fill out this section within the next 2 weeks

2006/09/13 New Engineering Specialisation reference. This has taken some time, and we still haven't confirmed the source for 3 of the Goblin spells - mixed information out there, and our engineer took Gnome instead of Goblin! Any volunteers out there?

2006/09/06 Added the Tier 1 Armor Sets from Molten Core.

2006/09/01 New list of sources for Enchanting Formulas

2006/08/22 Revisions for patch 1.12 including new druid and rogue entries in The Missing Spells.

2006/08/21 New sheets for Alchemy including Potion lists, Recipes and their sources, and an Alchemy Essentials checklist that summarises many handy facts for Alchemists.

2006/08/19 Published a beginner's guide to Finding and Entering Blackrock Mountain Instances which includes key quests for Upper Blackrock Spire (UBRS) and Molten Core (MC). Also added an extensive reference to the very long Onyxia's Lair Key Quest chain.

2006/08/16 MILESTONE! Today we had over 100 visitors to the site - one barrier broken, and more to follow!

2006/08/11 Added the Dungeon Set 2 Armor Sets, including an overview and a detailed reference for the Dungeon Set 2 upgrade quests.

2006/07/26 New Items and Armor Sets page. We've listed the Dungeon Set 1 (Tier 0) Armor Sets and a list of all the Dungeon Sets by Class. We'll be working on getting all the sets listed over time, but these require a heavy time investment to get all our facts straight.


2006/04/26 Site Launch Launched the Giddy Gamer site, with approximately 45 completed documents, dating back to February 2. Research actually began Sept. 1, 2005, and web site development was underway in November. Several of these documents had been successfuly SOLD on eBay.

Note: All documents on our site are .pdf files requiring Acrobat Reader v4.0 or better (available free at www.adobe.com) to open. They are optimised for printing on 8.5"x11" (ideally, in colour) and may not be as clear (or correctly oriented) on-screen as they are when printed. Print testing has been done on inkjet and laser printers, in both colour and greyscale.

If you have previously printed any of these documents, check for updates here by comparing the date on the bottom left ("footer") of each printed sheet to the (publication date) listed here behind each pdf file.

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