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Tuesday Morning Post: Maybe soon edition {WoW}

Apr 26th 2011 8:03AM Incoming patch pending? The launcher is downloading a new set of tools...

Tuesday Morning Post: Maybe soon edition {WoW}

Apr 26th 2011 7:44AM Ending "soon"? Rather cryptic. Are they hoping to finish it before the end of the day? Maybe they already rolled it out on the servers but found a last minute bug?

Ah well, what's another week... I really was looking forward to the weekly heroics (rather than dailies).

Ask the Devs Round 4: Weapons and armor questions answered {WoW}

Apr 6th 2011 8:17AM Blizz *can* design better arnors. They just need to put some elbow grease into creating new character models with actual armor, not just a pasted texture. With all due respect, what Blizz does with every expansion is create a new armor texture and only shoulders are created from scratch. You would think that with the resources at their disposal they could tackle the task a making new models, instead we always get "we would like to", "We are thinking about it but we would like to do it right", or my favorite "there are so many sets, it would be almost impossible". Guess what, with each expansion it gets worse.

But beyond that, with the way their models work, they wouldn't even have to convert the old textures if they didn't want to. After all, they did add new models for belts and boots a while back and it didn't mess up with older armors, did it? They could just add a new body and switch to it for the new armors. Of course I am not sure if they could pull the same trick with the skeleton...

In any case, sorry to sound bitter, it is just that whatever they say it doesn't matter, they will not do it. Blizz will never revamp the character models because WoW is a mature game and they do not see the returns, pure economics. Sad.

The Daily Grind: How long have you been playing MMOs? {Massively}

Mar 6th 2011 4:54PM @JanChel Of course they should count! They are Massively multiplayer online role-playing games after all and the grand-daddies of all the MMOs we have now!

My favorite MUD of the time was BatMud and, believe it or not, it seems to be active still. I started playing early 90's and jumped to Everquest later on. I was having a laugh when I found all the emotes were still valid. The original Everquest was still a MUD at heart.

The Daily Grind: When do you get the feeling the developers just aren't trying? {Massively}

Jan 22nd 2011 2:02PM @Dril I actually agree with some of his points. You should be careful how you word your posts, what is pointless shit to you might be an essential immersion feature for another.

Going back to WoW as an example. We have gotten some new mechanics and better story presentation along the years. We have gotten the usual new dungeons and raids. The graphics and animations on everything else have gotten somewhat better but for the character models.

All the older races, especially the original ones, need a revamp desperately. The meshes are horrible for this day and age, the internal skeleton and animations need a complete fix. have you pay attention at how the animate? Clipping and broken polygons all over the place.

And the armors. I would love to actually see them, rather than have them painted onto my toon. I want to see the relics I am using on my character. I want real capes too, not the square polygon attached to my back. If they are good enough how come Varian and Arthas won't be caught dead in them? They should let us loot their capes when we defeat them. :p

I can understand if the look of the game is not important to you as it is to me. However you cannot deny the game would be the better for it. Taking into account it has been six long years since they have done anything, it is about time they start doing more than talk about it.

The Daily Grind: What are you looking forward to in 2011? {Massively}

Jan 1st 2011 5:56PM I am looking forward for a MMO that not only plays good but is not afraid of dressing up or dressing down their characters depending on their culture and environment. A MMO that shows the accessories your character are using instead of just a pretty icon on a character sheet. Expensive to make, not necessarily, but I will be willing to pay to play for it.

Odd wishes/expectations but besides a much needed game play change (cross my fingers for Tera, GW2, and Blade & Soul) MMO's need a renaissance on their environment/graphical design. It's the little things that make the world seem alive: graphics, animation, and interaction.

The design evolution of home life in the starting zones {WoW}

Dec 13th 2010 12:08AM Yes, Gilneas looks really cool.

*Looks down to his virtual hands*

But I still have mitten hands...

Seriously, I hope the new design ideas trickle soon for our character redesign. If they do we are in for a treat. :)

WoW Insider's Cataclysm Launch Giveaway: GeForce GTX 580 graphics card {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 5:27PM A 580? Honest? Oh I'm so in!

Around Azeroth: Today's the day {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 1:24PM I should travel over there and do the quests... is that a rocket pack mount?

Gamer pays a buttload of cash to play an MMO on a huge screen {Massively}

Nov 30th 2010 2:26PM For that kind of money I would build my own theme park! With blackjack and hookers! In fact, forget the park! :D