Sep 12th 2009 1:05PM I think this idea is stupid on the basis that it forces people who know how to not get hacked, like me, to have to carry around stupid plastic shit.
Aug 18th 2009 1:02PM WoW.com exclusive press release, repeated verbatim! Get your first look now!
Jul 17th 2008 6:51PM I find this kind of article much more compelling than a 3-page long list of items that anyone with half a brain and access to Wowhead or AtlasLoot could figure out themselves.
Jul 17th 2008 2:31PM They can waste their time on this crap, and they still can't fix the terrain in Azeroth for flying mounts?
Jul 12th 2008 11:15AM Here's an idea for you, WoW insider. A weekly column featuring a blog post from somewhere on the Internet - that isn't you!
Jun 3rd 2008 1:40PM The opening sequence really struck me as existing for no other reason than to let us hear the Saw theme (again) in full.
The zoom-in pixelation wasn't that jarring, as WoW machinima's are rarely that high quality anyway without Baron Soosdon-type filters.
However, the movie seemed to expect me to care about the protagonist, but I was given no reason to. I personally think that if the protagonist's death sequence had started the movie, the whole thing would have been given that much more weight - especially when the viewer recognizes the killer on the road to Tarren Mill.
As for the lack of comments, I expect it's because it's hard to motivate ourselves to watch 10-minute movies that even the columnist voices doubts about.
May 20th 2008 9:34PM I guess I see it this way.
If WoWI is a serious news blog: I don't want leaked info non-sense. It's unprofessional and just irritating. WoWI already spends enough time debating issues that don't matter; trying to generate discussion and news about things that are 1) highly likely to be fake and 2) extremely likely to change next week is just uninteresting and unprofessional.
If WoWI is just a fans' blog: There's no reason not to respect Blizzard and remove leaked info when they ask for it.
Either way, I support the removal of this information, and I hope this kind of thing stops appearing on WoWI.
BTW, other occurances include: debate about the mount enchants instead of trinkets, the Wrath alpha screens (loading screen, etc), and the error messages about Recruit-A-Friend.
May 20th 2008 9:28PM Re: Delano.
It's not a matter of journalistic integrity, but the fact that I don't want to read a tabloid. I want to read a serious gaming blog. Reporting every bit of leaked info that dribbles across WoW Insider's inbox just smacks of blind fan boy-ism, not a news site that takes itself seriously.
Maybe I'm being too serious. It is a blog after all, and what are blogs if not online tabloids?
May 20th 2008 2:09PM I'd like to see a little more class from WoW Insider. Instead, I find you guys posting every piece of "leaked" info you find, and in every case I can think of, it's turned out to be fake. If Blizzard asked you to remove these, that may say they are real... In which case, why are you posting real leaked info like this? Especially talents that are guaranteed to change between now and beta - or even open beta and release.
So come on, guys. Be a little more professional.
May 14th 2008 1:24AM It breaks my heart that no one gets the WC3 reference. The shaman spell Bloodlust was in WC3, and it just takes me back when I use it. I'm so used to the sound meaning "time to kick some ass" that I get tingles everytime I hit Bloodrage. Hope this change stays.