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Win a Mega Bloks Thrall figure from WoW Insider {WoW}

Nov 8th 2011 2:50PM This is my entry. There are many others like it, but this one is mine.

Not So Massively: Wait, so he wins by getting himself killed? {Massively}

May 22nd 2011 6:44AM I thought this headline was about Jesus.

Guild Wars 2's explosive seventh class: The Engineer {Massively}

May 19th 2011 10:52AM @Titula LoTR also had almost no magic. Tolkein's works are the starting point for modern fantasy, but they've never defined or limited the genre. Warhammer is nearly 30 years old; steampunk elements have a rich heritage by now.

If it really bothers you that someone in traditional medieval armor could go up against (fairly rudimentary) power weaponry, remember that realistically they ought not to survive a solid blow from a sword or warhammer, let along magical fire and lightning. Gameplay conventions will out.

Enter at Your Own Rift: 'Role' play {Massively}

Mar 30th 2011 11:20AM Sorry, but you really ought to make sure you have a main healer when you're putting the group together, not *after*. Rogues (bards) are incredibly useful for group off-healing (probably too good, as there are nerfs incoming), but a single bard will typically not suffice as your main healer. Get a cleric or a chloro, or expect bad, bad things.

The Queue: Shattering is over, time to go home {WoW}

Nov 24th 2010 2:10PM Just a coincidence, since Genn has existed in lore for years, presumably long before Blizzard decided to introduce Gilneas into WoW in the fashion they did.

The Queue: Titan's Midriff {WoW}

Sep 11th 2010 1:36PM "Scholomance" is in fact pronounced like "scholastic". It's actually not a Blizzard invention, but a real word, and it literally means "school of wizardry". It was a folkloric school of black magic run by the Devil; Stoker references it in Dracula. Wiki:

Nerdstomper Blue win MLG Raleigh {WoW}

Aug 30th 2010 2:31PM Thanks for being the only person able to explain wtf was going in a coherent fashion. Now I am unconfused.

Torchlight 3 out before Diablo 3, Runic CEO hypothesizes {Joystiq}

Aug 24th 2010 1:19PM @Dug You don't get to arbitrarily decide what sales "count" to fit your argument. Starcraft sold over 11 million. Furthermore, no console game that is not bundled with the console has ever broken 30 million, let alone more. 11 million SC sales is on par with some games in the Pokemon series (which benefits from people buying both paired games), which is about as mainstream as it gets.

Additionally, you seem to have changed your argument from "Blizzard games are niche" to "certain genres are niche". Blatant goalpost shifting. But futile. SC has outsold Half-Life 2 and Halo 3, the best-selling FPS on PC and XBox, respectively. And the Command & Conquer and Age of Empire franchises have pushed serious units. RTS is pretty bedrock PC gaming (not the case on consoles, for reasons that should be obvious to anyone here).

Torchlight 3 out before Diablo 3, Runic CEO hypothesizes {Joystiq}

Aug 24th 2010 10:23AM @Dug Diablo II sold 1 million copies in two weeks, with total sales figures at over 4 million.

Starcraft also did 11 million or so, which is so far beyond niche I'm not sure we're even using the same language any more.

Joyswag: BioShock Infinite swag bag, 'murder of crows' drink, posters {Joystiq}

Aug 12th 2010 6:51PM My go-to beverage can only be an unhealthy amount of Diet Coke. During the winter, I loves me some eggnog though.