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This is the most bizarre and entertaining Dave Kosak interview ever {WoW}

Apr 1st 2012 8:58PM OH GOD MY SIDES


Scrolls of Lore explores potential MoP details {WoW}

Mar 1st 2012 1:42PM That was back when we had a pretty terrible host where a few thousand posters could crash our site for days. We've worked things out now, both with our own hosting provider and this site's editors.

-Omacron, leader of Scrolls of Lore's military junta

Know Your Lore: Top 10 lore developments of 2011, part 3, page 2 {WoW}

Jan 15th 2012 5:10PM I'm surprised the de-canonization of the RPG didn't make the list. This was the first time Blizz essentially said a licensed product no longer counted and got rid of swathes of lore that players previously clung to, especially for neglected areas like civilian life.

Know Your Lore: The top 10 lore reveals of Cataclysm, part 1 {WoW}

Dec 28th 2011 8:12PM If I may-

The Iron Vrykul (and, indeed, all iron races) did not predate Loken's rebellion and are a relatively recent development. They were not the original, pre-flesh Vrykul; there were stone vrykul mentioned in the Shattering though they are never seen. that said, we also do not see non-iron vrykul assisting much of anyone. The Iron Vrykul assist Ignis because they're both working for Yogg-saron, it's an altogether unnatural alliance. We rarely see Vrykul interacting with other races but nothing implies they're assistants or defenders, considering we never see non-fleshy Vrykul. We have no idea what the original Vrykul did.

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: FigurePrint Statue {WoW}

Dec 19th 2011 4:10PM Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle.

Know Your Lore: The paladin tradition {WoW}

Dec 14th 2011 11:14PM He was important to early humans but less important than the iconography he inspired which is not the same as he is, necessarily.

It's a matter of semiotics. The symbol of Tyr and the connotations relating to him has become more important than him in actuality. A good real world parallel would be Nazi usage of the swastika. Originating as an Indian symbol of Ganesh the Hindu elephant god of wisdom, it was co-opted by the Nazis based on a tangential connection to India and a half-understood concept of "Aryanism".

Know Your Lore: The paladin tradition {WoW}

Dec 14th 2011 4:31PM I think you're over representing Tyr in the creation of the human/dwarven tradition of paladins. He's really only mentioned in one ask CDev as essentially being the source for the iconography of the silver hand and nothing else. There's no scripture that refers to him or anything of the sort, and the dwarves certainly didn't become paladins because of Tyr. Tyr is as important to Warcraft Paladins as Charlemagne is, which is to say, at best tangential.

You also left out the Twilight Vindicators , who have interesting implications for the usage of the light what with their soul crushing nihilism and all.

BlizzCon 2011: Early monk abilities and the dark side of the force {WoW}

Oct 24th 2011 3:14PM It's actually the opposite- the monk's orb builders use the weapon and the finishers are unarmed. Your orb builder attack actually changes names based on the weapon you're using, it's called "strike" when unarmed or using fist weapons but when I picked up a staff it changed to "Clobber" and utilized that weapon, while Tiger Palm and Shadow Kick still used the unarmed attacks.

WoW Insider's BlizzCon 2011 Bingo {WoW}

Oct 19th 2011 11:01PM On one hand, I hope CDev gets their stuff together so they're not blindsided on the lore panel and can give us useful insight.

On the other hand... I'm kinda hoping I can somehow upstage both Metzen and RSG. Just don't tell either of them.