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10-30-2010 @ 8:58PM
I'm sorry, i get how a guy catching blizz on a mistake is cool, but why has this one example gotten this far out of hand? People are calling him the best warcraft fan and he even has his own icon and rank over at scrolls of lore. I really think it's cool that one of us called shenannigans on blizzard just plowing over its own lore, but i just don't get why he's being hailed so much.
10-30-2010 @ 9:05PM
It's just fun.
10-30-2010 @ 9:27PM
It's partly a reaction to all the d-bags making fun of Red Shirt Guy, calling him a nerd, etc. He's one of ours, and when they attack him, they attack all of us.Plus the fact that it's clear he has a condition (which turns out to be Asperger's Syndrome) that affected his speech a little, yet that's the thing people choose to attack him over. This is a condition that can make social interaction difficult, but RSG had the guts to not only stand his ground in the face of the Devs questioning his facts, but also the guts to make a response video explaining himself.Go RSG!
10-30-2010 @ 10:02PM
As a special education teacher, I found Red Shirt Guy's 10 seconds of fame to be courageous and inspiring. He knew something was wrong with the lore and went ahead to get it fixed despite knowing that his disability would be attacked by people all around the world. Bravo!
10-30-2010 @ 10:06PM
Ah, didn't know about his condition and whatnot. It is cool he stood up there and said what he wanted to the devs.
10-30-2010 @ 10:16PM
The important thing is not so much the contradiction between the novel and the game (there are many such contradictions), but Metzen and Afrasiabi wrongly thinking that an important character was dead and proceeding to eliminate him from the game. This is a pretty major blunder. Falstad could have gone the way of Kul Tiras, which Metzen admited the creative team simply "forgot about" and which seems to be beyond any hope of retconning back at this point. Kudos to the Red-Shirt Guy for catching this.
10-31-2010 @ 12:42AM
I'm not even sure they "eliminated" him, per se; I think he may have been a victim of bureaucracy. One dev, knowing they're putting him on the council, removes him from Aerie Peak; another dev, not knowing his Falstads from his Kurdrans, puts the wrong guy on the council, and poof! The leader of one of the three dwarven clans is missing, while his brother now has the luxury of existing on two planets simultaneously.And the best part was, not just two random devs, but the two guys DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE for storyline continuity, get caught with their pants down, in front of 5,000 people and on live TV (well, close enough), by a kid who, for one shining moment, sounded like he could do both of their jobs, and for a lot less money. The sheepish "yep, he got us" look on Metzen's face was one for the ages.
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