Dec 30th 2009 2:33PM I'm fucking tired of Culling of Stratholme! If only for the long startup. Let it end please! What happened to Nexus and UK? They are so rare using LFG.
Oct 29th 2009 1:49PM I think the 9/11 referencing is too narrow. I believe the WoW angle is more general in that people and nations have managed and still do overcome calamity both natural and man-made regardless of how traumatic it is.
A theme that is left out that I think is left out and is a bit more subtle and perhaps not as arching as the other themes is the need for understanding and cooperation. Nearly all Alliance/Horde conflicts are a result of misunderstandings and mis-perceptions. Blizz plays it up some to keep the tension up in the game and that's fine, though they keep reiterating that Horde/Alliance mis-trust of each other constantly threatens the security of Azeroth because the respective leaders are burdened with various flaws. In the end though the players (not so much the NPCs) are brought together by third parties (Shattered Sun Offensive, Argent Crusade, etc) in order to confront the common threat that the two super-factions are unable to agree to deal with together.
Not sure if this is a story of Vanilla WoW, but I think it's an extended them that cross the entire game at this point.
Aug 24th 2009 4:37PM Rolling Tauren / Paladin on day one here.
My hope is that Tauren Paladins get an appropriate Paladin mount. My DK Tauren looks like he's going to crush his horse despite the fact it's scaled up. I'm also not that hot on a barded holy kodo.
Aug 21st 2009 4:49PM I do not care what people think of it but Tauren Paladin's FTW!
Aug 6th 2009 3:23PM Whomever at Blizzard does the writing for the quests does a good job. When the little guy talks he really tugs at the heartstrings. If you pick up an orphan you'll feel guilty if you don't finish these quests before the week us up.
Jul 13th 2009 1:18PM I agree with the author of this article 110%. Not sure what else to say.
Jun 22nd 2009 12:28PM In an absolute sense the Tanking nerfs are justified. Relative to other class changes though I think they are a bit too severe. I'd like to see Frost Strike be unavoidable again (the damage nerf is fine) and the Toughness change reversed.
I think the extended cooldown on IBF is fully justified. 20 runic power is nothing and having it every 60 seconds was just too sweet of a deal.
Jun 18th 2009 5:11PM See the beginning of the comments thread. What you have now is not changing.