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Breakfast Topic: When the model doesn't match the text {WoW}

Feb 4th 2010 7:20PM I realize it's slightly off-topic (and not WoW lore), but, for my money, the best flavor text ever was on The Sun Eater http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29362

"Forged in the heart of a dying star, this ethereal blade is feared across the cosmos."

Sheesh! How can you ever get rid of that? iLevel 105 and still taking up room in my bank...

The Sacred and the Corrupt, Light's Vengeance {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2009 2:41PM What add-on is doing the high-visibility pop-up of "Art of War!" I'm relatively new to Retadinning, and I'd love that...

The Queue: From Hell's heart I stab at thee... {WoW}

Feb 12th 2009 11:51PM I don't think the riding crop issue has to do at all with "must have crafting". If that's so, why'd they remove the Carrot on a Stick?

The crafting issue they had was that they didn't want to have "must have" bind-on-pickup items. So, a lot of raiders who couldn't use leather items were leatherworkers because the BoP drums were "must have".

The issue with the riding crop wasn't that it was crafted, nor that it was "must have" (a "must have" 50g BoE item is pretty minor at L80) but that they didn't like the "constantly swap trinkets in and out as you mount and dismount" interface. It wouldn't surprise me if whatever solution they come up with (as you suggest, maybe potions or inscriptions) is, in fact, crafted. And, yes, it'll be "must have", for those of you not lucky enough to be Paladins. It'll just not be a trinket, that was the real problem (from Blizzard's perspective).

RP Spotlight: Impermanent death {WoW}

Jan 29th 2008 3:48PM I think it's actually not correct that death is impermanent in Azeroth. As noted above, we have notable examples from the lore (e.g., Uther) who appear to have permanently died. Also, if you speak with the angel of death at the graveyard, she informs you that it is not *yet* your time to die.

From an RP perspective, I've taken this to mean that, in fact, "ressurectable" means "mostly dead" (in the parlance of Miracle Max) and not "actually dead". Just because *this* time wasn't my time, doesn't mean the next time won't be.

Putting it more into the parlance of the mystical world of Azeroth - your character has some great, future role to play. Fate is conspiring to ensure he will be there for that day. But, that doesn't mean that, at some point, your fated role won't be to die nobly and inspire the actual crucial hero of the moment.

Anyway, that's the way I role play it - from my character's perspective, all of those "deaths" were just really really close calls (kind of like a near-death-experience). Just because he lived through the last one doesn't mean he'll live through the next one, and he therefore tries to avoid that risk.

The Daily Grind: Funny guild names {Massively}

Jan 27th 2008 4:10AM On Kirin Tor right after it started up there was a newbie guild called "We Take Candle" I always liked...

Are MMOs Captain Planet approved? {Massively}

Dec 22nd 2007 12:12PM Alright, that's a retarded argument. An MMOG server emits as much carbon as an SUV - even if this is true, it's keeping thousands of people *sitting on their butts and not driving*! Sure, if you're going to stop playing and stare at a wall all day I guess it might make sense. But, we have to look at what behavior MMOs replace. I'm sure they're net positive in carbon emission terms, because people playing MMOs aren't driving cars...

Massively special feeds: SL-free, WoW-free, and WoW 24/7 {Massively}

Dec 21st 2007 6:08PM Could we maybe have a no "yesterday in..." feed? I read everything on both Massively and WOWInsider, and I always delete without reading the list of all the stuff I already ready yesterday on both sites...

Enter to win a $5k Dell WoW Edition notebook {WoW}

Dec 14th 2007 1:12PM Alliance, pleez!

The Daily Grind: Platform wars {Massively}

Nov 20th 2007 1:54PM I can tell you, I'd be a LOTRO player right now if they had a Mac client.