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Aug 7th 2011 2:06AM Wow, you're really whiny. People's language is their own and not for you to control. If you don't like it, don't read it. Nobody cares why.
Also, the tweet-twit "wordplay?" Done TO DEATH. It is tired. You are not clever or original for reproducing it.
Aug 7th 2011 2:02AM I agree with the sentiment here that Berntsen's attitude is generally pretty repulsive, but he's stating an opinion here. I think he has a strong case. WoW's lore is really pretty poorly written. In just this last patch they added the string of Thrall quests that is, in my opinion, one of the stupidest things I've ever had to do. The story is pointless. The World Shaman sounds like a crappy album from the ethnic music section of iTunes. The wedding was an embarrassment. Aggra's accent and characterization are inconsistent. Oh hey, look. It's Nozdormu. Attending a wedding. What?
Additionally, Blizzard's penchant for pop culture references has surpassed critical mass and entered meltdown. Half of Uldum was so Indiana Jones that at some point it stopped being reference and started becoming lazy writing or borderline plagiarism. A character uttering an in-context movie line? Good for a chuckle. It's a nice wink at the player. Quest after quest where movie plots are reproduced and dialog is duplicated? Lazy at best.
From the wider perspective, the overall shape of the WoW narrative has some serious issues. Anyone want to wager which lore character will go conveniently insane next? Judging by the mental health issues in Azeroth, our characters should spend their time dumping anti-psychotics into the water supply.
Jun 13th 2011 2:09PM So defensive! I realize that it's a free market medium. And I'm letting the proprietor know what I find flawed. As for the rest of your comment: who cares? Lazy is lazy.
1. A learning disability is unfortunate, but learning to work with it and around it is an important life skill. It isn't an excuse.
2. This author apparently speaks English as a first language. I'm open to correction.
3. Your last argument is that English is hard?
And you need to learn what a rant is, because I'm not doing it.
Azari: I knew you couldn't stay away.
Jun 13th 2011 5:30AM I am aware that I am the "afterthought." That's why I responded. I may be cynical, but at least I've never compared my fifth-rate video game webcomic to "Uncle Tom's Cabin." That would make me delusional. I like that you think I would bother to visit your website to continue this discussion.
Jun 13th 2011 3:36AM Your defense of this comic is remarkable only in its prolixity. I really don't care what your excuses are for your failure to produce a higher-quality web comic. If you can't draw, and you can't spell, perhaps the web comic medium isn't for you? As for the lack of spellcheck in your image production pipeline, I am singularly unimpressed. It isn't difficult to take a moment to look up a word you're not sure is correct before you type it into your comic. Alternatively, you could get an education and learn basic spelling and English grammar. Either way, I will give your comic the exact same level of attention you seem to: none whatsoever.
Jun 13th 2011 1:35AM If never reading it again counts as a boycott, count me in. You can defend the topic all you want, but there's no defending the ugly art, lame humor, and terrible grammar.
Apr 14th 2011 2:36PM Wow. A Horde pride video. Super duper original! And the rest of the interview was just as fascinating.
Mar 25th 2011 2:37PM Lisa's response here is completely out of line, and I am very disappointed to see someone who should know better blaming the victim. Lisa, you sound like YOU might be "That Guy." It's a video game, and verbal abuse is NEVER appropriate. For shame.
Feb 28th 2011 1:48PM "Bum fudge" seems dirtier than the actual meaning.
Oct 24th 2010 9:54PM Well, no. I was phrasing it politely above. There is no valid usage case for "moot" here. No definition of "moot" I can find makes any sense in context. Even in the cases where "moot" functions transitively, I an unaware of a case where it would not become "mooted" or similar. I assume Mr. Rossi was reaching for a different word?