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2-04-2012 @ 10:00AM
What this says to me is: "We're really short on originality for these item names, so we'd better crib from... poetry!"I don't see this as being clever, nor charming, and neither should you. References to famous poetry are no different than references to pop culture, especially after they've done it ten billion times already. I'm sick of the *wink-wink nudge-nudge* popping up in NPC names, quest titles, quest text, dialogue, names of places, names of items... egads.What's next? A bow that shoots Arrows of Outrageous Fortune? Come on.Good referential humor: Terry Pratchett. Bad: Blizzard. The difference? The former uses it sparingly and tends to blend with some truly original witticisms, and the latter does not.
2-04-2012 @ 11:01AM
You're right - I'm sick of the thousands of items named after phrases from 19th century poets and of the way Blizzard keep pushing their scholarship in our faces.
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