I can live without the avatar and smilies.
I'll open up for my WoWReader/Signature guide again and I've started contributing on the class boards. I'm thrilled that the site can now proudly claim that they have NADA to do with IGE. But I was and still am disappointed about the cloak and dagger approach you all took to the deal. We were never given the much awaited facts about the merge and now it's pointless as IGE is gone (so there's no reason to do the whole conspiracy thing anymore).
It'll make me sleep better at night for sure, and it definitely improved on my personal opinion of some of the people here on the site. My points posted back in whenever still stand though. The site needs to get with the program to survive the massive acceleration WoWHead and other sites are starting.
Other than faster load times, easier to access info, better search function? Well type in "ravaged caravan" on WoWhead. Then look on Allakhazam. Notice what is missing. One example, becoming all too regular though.
This is my biggest gripe with the site at the moment. The search is way too sensitive compared to WoWHead or even the sister-site, Thottbot. Unless you know what you're looking for, things get ugly really fast. Example 1. Thottbot search on "shadow cloak"
As you can see at the bottom you've got the Cloak of Shadows ability. In multiple raw versions (someone should clean that up too). WoWHead search on "shadow cloak"
It shows the various results in tabs. I clicked the "Abilities (1)" tab and lo and behold. Definitely shows that someone who knows something is behind this search feature. The categorizing into tabs is also a major plus from both a pimped and user friendly point of view. Allakhazam search on "shadow cloak"
As you can see, no Cloak of Shadows.
I also still think you should have someone run the spell lists for World of Warcraft through. Too many spells have wrong information tied to them. Example 1.
My Warlock's Soulstone apparently costs 0 mana to create, and my summonings too.
Name Category Level Mana Cast Recast Range Description
Summon Succubus Demonology 20 0 10.00 0.0 Self Only Summons a Succubus.
http://wow.allakhazam.com/db/spelllist.html?class=Warlock Example 2.
Or my Warrior's Thunder Clap which apparently costs 200 mana/energy (for the unenlightened people who don't know, Warriors don't use mana/energy, they use rage - and they only use 20 for Thunder Clap):
Live | Test | History
Effect 1: School Damage
Effect 2: Apply Aura: Haste - Melee
Range: Self Only
Cast Time: 0.00
Cooldown: 4.0 seconds
Duration: 10 seconds
But I'm glad that I can once more recommend Allakhazam.com to people without feeling like I just made Xao Ching a favor. Not that I hate Chinese people, but you know what I mean. Ni hao.
I'll miss the tea parties with the goldfarmers on my server though. That was kind of nice, despite none of them being able to communicate in English. I guess I'll have to live with the fact that instead of sipping tea with them I now corpse camp and report them.
Anyways, a good report must have a conlusion. My conclusion:
Thumbs up, Allakhazam & Co. Thumbs up.
Now upgrade the site! Edited, Apr 28th 2007 6:16pm by Mazra