Feb 17th 2012 8:57PM *Re-fills Plainswander's water bottle with single malt scotch*
Now get back on the wheel! Momma needs a monkey with a fez!
I had to take a two month break from wow to not want to stab something, I'm still not all the way there. Having to farm trolls for shoulders and helms was a biiiiig part of that. Not having a way to get my alts decently geared (kiss my adorable ass everything in zul'aman!) made lia a cranky boomkin.
I'm not a big fan of reforging for the simple fact it leaves those dangly half stats there. Just let us fully reforge the things and have done, having that 37 extra whatever dangling off my bracers is maddening. Either it's useless or it's blocking a better stat from being reforged on. (my enh shaman is the worst with this. *Fumes*)
Jul 10th 2011 9:40PM Darnassus is less then two decades old, it wasn't created until after Malfurian blew up Archimonde at Hyjal. The elves were basically living from Stonetalon Mountains to the the shores of northern Kalimdoor with outposts in Feralas, mostly due to the Druid Gate there.
Third war hits, and suddenly, they lose the middle of their lands. Whatever felwood was once called, is demon tainted, and hyjal is a scorched wreck. They move to basically the western shore, leaving winterspring, and azhara with skeleton crews.
But the Cata expack has given the elves a LOT, even with taking some things away. Their best General is back, Malfurian is awake, the Ancients, after thousands of years, are awake, and ready for a fight. After being on teh backstep since Wow launched, the Elves are quite possibly the most stable element of the Alliance, taking over the dwarves' spot since the three hammer council hit them.
Jun 7th 2011 11:05AM For the same reason that Taruen go after the Dwarves digging about in the Barrens and Mulgore. Ashenvale is a sacred place to the elves. Those trees are older then the Orc's entire civilization. They're older then HUMAN Civilization. You want lumber, go to Stonetalon, or Duskwallow. You don't cut down the equivalent of a Sentient Redwood tree to build a bloody cart, or an axe handle.
To get an equivalent attitude, imagine that the dwarves aren't just digging for titan artifacts, but they're using the bones of you family members as shovels and picks to do it. *That's* Why the elves are so pissed off. That's why they want the orcs out of ashenvale so badly.
Jun 6th 2011 10:09AM @Groth : It's called the Mountainfoot *Strip* Mine. They're terra-forming the entire bay into a horde symbol. There is nothing about Azshara that a Taruen would enjoy. If you want to go the "not evil effing bastards" route, you're basically stuck in the barrens til 20, then working through Ashenvale until your disgusted enough to go down to Stonetalon.. Where you get to blow up your own people. At least after that you can head down to Stranglethorn and do something that's not putting babies on spikes, and you're basically just fighting humans after that until you hit the dark portal. "Willful stupidity" seems to the be the only way for a not-bloodthristy Horde to get to 25. Barring fishing and herbing it out.
Aug 26th 2010 8:05PM A- the Draenei Crashed into Draenor. They couldn't run anymore. If the demons found them again, they knew it was going to be a slaughter to the last man, woman and child. they simply decieded to say "Screw it" and make the best of the world they had. If they were found, they were dead, so why even bother making last ditch plans?
B- Be that as it may, if Nerzul wasn't already power hungry and full of his own ego, he would have *AT LEAST* gone to Oshugun to confirm what he dreamed. where the Naaru who was caring for the souls of the orcs would have told him the damned thing was a set up. Oh yeah, forgot about that one right? Without the Naaru, the Orcs would not be able to speak with their ancestors at all. Orcs on Azeroth are still unable to speak with their dead. The shaman that led the Orcs would have no guidance anymore, and they'd go back to the dark times before the shaman were able to talk to their dead ones.
C- And? You really think the "I was insane at the time" Is an actual defense for kicking drae babies down stairs and gutting women with an axe wider then they are? they were doing that BEFORE they swigged Demon blood. They blindly followed a shaman into attacking a peaceful people who had never lifted a finger to harm them. and they did it with GLEE. Before Grom chugged down the blood. Read rise of the horde. And considering how well off the orcs are now in azeroth, better then they EVER were on draenor, I doubt many of them give a damn about how they were used by a demon.
Aug 26th 2010 1:11PM You know... I know I'm going to kick the bees nest here... But Grom didn't INTEND to save anyone when he killed Mannaroth. Well, he intended to save Thrall sure. But this "He saved the orcs from demonic slavery" Thing is always treated as some sort of conscious choice by Grom, as if he went in there thinking "I need to atone for my slaughter of four human battalions against my war-chiefs orders, nearly compromising our only chance to see Mediv, yadda yadda yadda."
He went in there to free HIMSELF.
That he managed to break the bonds of every other orc never even entered his head. His last words are some of the most selfish, ego-riddled, and boastful I've heard in a long, long time.
Grom *IS* the reason that the alliance and the horde will never find peace. Grom is the poster child for Greymane's demanding that every orc should have been put to the sword at the end of the Second war, instead of fenced in camps they could easily escape from once they got over their doldrums. He is everything an orc should aspire to never become, and his befriending Thrall and teaching him about his people will never make up for the damage Grom has committed against the orcs for his own pride and blood lust.
Aug 22nd 2010 3:06PM No. No. A thousand times NO.
There is a REASON that FF11 has been kicked in the man bits, and it wasn't just the god awful gold inflation. Deaths resulting in EXP lose KILLS any sort of pugging. We called them "Statics" and no MMO should ever let the word Static be anything less then a foul and horrible thing to happen.
Making crafting more interesting? Sure, it works, until you start adding in the critical fails. Could you imagine what would have happened if someone Crit Failed a Hand of Rag creation? and the sheer utter tedium of crafting such monsterous thigns would probably make you go insane. Yes, I want to go back to FARMING GRASS TO MAKE THREAD. Or, better yet, waking up at 3 am to farm the rare "Dawning kodo" for his hooves...
Player created cites would also be nice, until some jerk ass morons created Swastika-Town. Or the gold farmers made H4ppy-4g0ldshire.
The Glory Days? SUCKED. I'm sorry, but they did. You're describing FF11. Go play it and see how long before you yearn for how wow functions.
May 22nd 2008 12:25PM I"m going to cry... No timer on hurricane? Indoor roots? a more powerful FoN that can daze? I... I... *hugs the world*