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WRUP: Our suggestions for April Fools' Jokes

WRUP Our suggestions for April Fools' Jokes
Well, WoW didn't get to do an April Fools' joke. That sucks but is totally understandable. But they've got their friends here at WoW Insider to help out. This week's bonus question is: What would you have done for a WoW April Fools' Joke?

Alex Ziebart (@AlexZiebart) This weekend I'm doing another playthrough of Bioshock Infinite. While not a perfect game, there are a couple instances where the narrative falls apart for the sake of shock value, most of it is pretty damn good. As for Blizzard April Fools' Joke, they should've changed the World of Warcraft logo on Battle.net to Titan.

Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) My dad and I are making the annual trip to the mountains on the other side of the valley to go look at snow. No seriously, that's all we do is take a good look at the snow piled up over the rooftops and stuff. Beyond that, I have a lot of writing to do, and very little WoW to be playing beyond the usual get the dailies done. Bonus answer: Announce the removal of all tank and healer specs in patch 5.4. Mega-damage will now be implemented, replacing all numbers with colorful onomatopoeia. No more numbers, now we get BAM, POW, and the ever popular WHIFF when we miss. Also, a record-breaking 6,000 new daily quests and 12 new factions to gain reputation for. Boss loot will be unlocked once you reach the appropriate reputation with the new factions.


Allison Robert (@AllisonRobert) More spring-cleaning this weekend. And I really like Olivia's answer -- drop Kazzak and/or Kruul, each of them bumped to level 93, outside Stormwind/Orgrimmar and watch the fur fly. Actually, that'd be a lot of fun. Seeing a video of Kazzak running riot in classic Stormwind was one of the things that got me interested in WoW in the first place.

Chase Hasbrouck (@alarondruid, @alaronmonk) Six Silvershard Mines losses and counting...I will eventually complete this. Bonus: All portals lead to Exodar/Silvermoon. For added fun, reverse the two halfway through the day.

Dan Desmond (@Antigen_) I might try to put more time into Strike Suit Zero, but it's just not anywhere near what I was expecting. Maybe if I'm having a great day and need a dose of disappointment, I'll pick it back up.

For April Fools, I probably would have made every scenario and heroic dungeon queue redirect to Fall of Theramore.

Daniel Whitcomb (@danielwhitcomb) This weekend I plan to do some Raid Finder. I also plan to level my Hunter now that she has the Rare Mantid Archaeology gun to make the journey smoother. Finally, I almost have the Council Operative title in ME3MP, so I plan to play my Asari Adept some more until I get that locked down.

My April Fool's joke would have been to announce a new surprise patch in which Sylvanas gains the Black Soulstone after it fell from heaven and landed in Azeroth and lays waste to Stormwind with the forces of the Burning Hells.

Dawn Moore (@dawnwow) Monthly board game night this weekend! My lovely hostess doesn't care much for The Resistance, but I'm hoping I can coax her into Settlers of Catan. I would have liked to see Blizzard's April Fools' joke be World of Starcraft. I'm all about three faction MMOs.

Elizabeth Harper (@Faience) Going to the beach! Which is actually lame for an easily sunburned nerd like myself, but sitting in the shade and reading is always nice. :)

Elizabeth Wachowski (@leeatwaterlives) I feel like taking a break from Wow and I finished up Bioshock Infinite, so I'm going to work on my goal of someday finishing Skyrim. I also got Dishonored on Steam.

Joe Perez (@lodurzj) more painting and ranked games on in League of Legends. Second playthrough of BioShock Infinite because I really want to see if I can find everything and more painting! For April Fools' Jokes, Blizzard should have put up a pre order and release date for Warcraft 4 on the front page of the website.

Kristin Marshall (@kristin) I'll spend time leveling an alt this weekend and playing with cross-realm friends. I should catch up on dailies, but who knows if that will happen. As for an April Fool's joke, I like Alex's idea. Or, they could've changed all greys to be un-vendorable.

Lisa Poisso (@lisapoisso)
Matt "Matticus" Low (@matticus) Not quite sure yet. Getting some ranked games in for League of Legends is on that list. I'm really excited for the Age of Empires 2 HD remake coming out next week though. I'll also be catching up on some reading here and there. One of these days, we should get Michael Gray to start some spinoffs like What Are You Reading? Or What Are You Eating?

Matthew Rossi (@MatthewWRossi) I may pick up a copy of Neverwinter Nights 2, or play some Diablo III. Anyway, I would have picked a forum post saying that WoW was going downhill, responded to it with a "Yeah, you're right" and shuttered the site and closed the servers.

Matt Walsh (@Rhidach) Finishing Skyward Sword, FINALLY, so I can guilt-free buy Bioshock Infinite. Also some alting on my mage, who hit Outland the other night.

Bonus: If I were Blizzard I would have announced stripped-down details of the next expansion early and watched everybody gnash in agony until Blizzcon over whether it was a hoax or not.

Olivia Grace (@oliviadgrace) I might actually open up Bioshock Infinite, since it seems to be the game everyone's talking about and I haven't even looked at it yet! I'm unsure if I'm going to like it, it's not really my style. Other than that, I've got a hankering for some Sim City, so maybe I'll have a night in with that. I was out and about a lot last weekend, so I need to relax! And in WoW, I think I'll be gearing some more, running dungeons for honor gear for my newer 90s.

I'd have dropped a Level 90 Doom Lord Kazzak just outside Stormwind for one day only.

Robin Torres (@cosmiclaurel) I'll be playing my Alliance duo with The Spawn. Bonus: I can't come up with a better idea than Matt Walsh's.

Sarah Pine (@ilaniel) I was planning on playing WoW this weekend but gog.com has all their old D&D themed games on sale this weekend (Icewind Dale, Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights...) so I may pick up the ones I'm missing and have a nostalgia-fest. As for April Fool's prank? They should have announced a Blizzard-IP AU highschool online television series featuring everyone's favorite characters getting up to wacky hijinks, complete with clips and laugh track.

No, wait, that's a terrible idea and I'm ashamed I even mentioned it. Carry on.

Daniel Responds to Sarah's Idea: Oh man. I wanna see the Blood Elf Clique clash with the High Elf Clique. I bet Lor'themar calls Vereesa a nerd but secretly has a crush on her.

And Varian is the head quarterback, and Jaina is dating Arthas who's from a rival High School and -

right terrible idea carry on im not going to want this forever now why would you say THAT hahahaha
The weekend is the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy some game time. Are you an achievement junkie? Can't get enough raiding? Rolling a new alt? Considering taking the leap into roleplaying? Whatever your favorite way to play World of Warcraft, let us know in the comments what you're playing this weekend!

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