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Scientists make a real-life mechanical squirrel {WoW}

May 5th 2008 11:08PM But do they dream of electric sheep?

I'm pretty sure that lifelike mechanical toads do.

Breaking News: Ethereals better than Goblins! {WoW}

Apr 12th 2008 5:09PM I prefer goblins to Ethereals, but I definitely like the Ethereals. I wish we knew a bit more about them though. One thing I did find interesting was the fact that Ethereals generally seem to be extremely polite.

Forum Post of the Day: What type of music do Azerothians make? {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2008 10:59PM That was very well-written and interesting. Thank you for posting it here.

(By the way, this is Z... I used Z by mistake.)

Forum Post of the Day: What type of music do Azerothians make? {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2008 8:38PM For some reason, the orcs always struck me as big rockabilly fans. I can easily imagine a young orc in a black kodohide jacket, sporting a pompadour and tooling around with his goblin rocket car.

Maybe that's just me though.

I've always thought post-punk music was a better reflection of the Forsaken than metal, despite the Forsaken male's dance animation. It'd be something pretty bleak for them, like Joy Division.

The lore flops of the Burning Crusade {WoW}

Mar 16th 2008 3:02PM I quite liked the arakkoa, but was very disappointed with the implementation. I really think that Terokkar Forest and Blade's Edge both had some interesting concepts that didn't really work out in the execution.

One problem is that Skettis is so unremarkable; it's just one of the Veils writ large. I would have actually preferred to see a full-on arakkoa instance. I don't mean something like Sethekk Halls, where you have a bunch of arakkoa living in draenei ruins, I mean an instance done in the arakkoa style.

It could be rather evocative. A vast treetop manse, winding passages filled with the detritus of millennia, great circular nest chambers and libraries draped in rotting silk, and at the center of it all, in a shadowy temple sanctum, Terokk himself.

I think a lot would have helped if the Bone Wastes were a separate zone. Honestly, I kind of suspect it was intended to be, but they ran out of time or something. It just clashes with the rest of the zone, and looks too much like Desolace. Since Outland's very alien, they should have used blue sand and dust or something, and done more with the bones. Like, say, a Forsaken settlement built inside a giant ribcage, with the skull as the inn.

I have no major problems with the draenei and blood elves though.

All the World's a Stage: The past, present and future of roleplaying {WoW}

Dec 31st 2007 2:09AM I would agree that it's ultimately up to the RPers to police the community, though to also avoid the "RP Nazi" trap.

There are several RP community sites, though many (like Feathermoon.net or thoriumbrotherhood.net) are server-specific. Alternately, there are sites like Albatrosbits.com, or DramatisPersonae.com that are for all kinds of WoW RPers. I've had some trouble signing up at the latter though.

You also mentioned the idea of RP journals. I've actually written a fairly extensive one, taking the form of a first-person travelogue written by a Forsaken mage. You can find it here:

http://destron.blogspot.com/2007/10/introduction.html

Take a look, and tell me what you think!