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Forum Post of the Day: Spicing up the splash screen {WoW}

Jun 4th 2008 10:54AM @10: L2British English. "spelt" and "spelled" (probably contamination from the colonials, wot?) are both correct here.

And I see "rouge" all the time. I usually ask them something about face paint.

BigRedKitty: Smacking the Hit Cap {WoW}

May 30th 2008 10:04PM That's why you feign death well before you pull, to keep your threat good and low. This is very basic instancing stuff - have you ever played a hunter?

Breakfast Topic: The unsung NPC heroes {WoW}

May 12th 2008 1:00AM Never mind the leper gnome - I have yet to find anyone who can tell me what the hell that giant bondage ant is doing in Undercity. The one that's right next to him, uh, stocking the canals?

Breakfast Topic: Most hated daily quests {WoW}

Apr 10th 2008 9:02PM Hm. I start off with the two in Hellfire Peninsula, fly across to Netherstorm to pick up the Sunfury Plans, then hop across to BEM to do the mana cell quest. Then down to Nagrand to do to ... whatever it is, the fire things. And mining the whole time for the residue quest.

Some EU realms get a free day {WoW}

Apr 10th 2008 8:22PM Crueldad is love. I spent most of Tuesday giggling about that while my realm was offline.

Some EU realms get a free day {WoW}

Apr 10th 2008 8:19PM Six hours? Six hours?

Try NINETEEN HOURS - from 5 server time on Tuesday to midday server time on Wednesday. That's what Lightbringer-EU got. And not even a blue post.

On the bright side, we have a rockin' IRC channel now.

Why is Kael a bad guy? {WoW}

Apr 7th 2008 1:24AM ^This.

I suspect Kael still has his people's best interests at heart. What do we know about Kil'jaeden? He's Kil'jaeden the Deceiver - he's not primarily the big boss of destruction, that's Archimonde's job. Kil'jaeden goes around seeking fresh cannon fodder for the Legion.

You only need to play through the blood elf starting area to level 6 to realise that their highest good, now, is simple survival. Is the destruction of Azeroth by the Legion inevitable? I can see how it might be, and with the belf's xenophobia, fuelled by the prejudice they've experienced from other races, it's easy to wash your hands of those other races and join what seems like the winning side.

From Kael's perspective, I reckon he thinks (or has been persuaded - deception, deception all the time) that the Legion offers his loyal people infinite sources of magic to feed on, and a chance to survive the inevitable devouring of Azeroth and Outland.

Now to a sane onlooker this all looks strangely like Kael having gone utterly barking mad, turning on his people and all lifekind and attacking them, and embracing nihilism and mass genocide - because that's precisely what he's done. But I still think he sees his actions as motivated by saving what he sees as the loyal remnant of his people. The rest of them, who've rejected his personality cult? They can just burn.

So his evil isn't in his reasoning or motivations so much as in pride and arrogance. It reminds me of another tragic hero named for the sun - "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Morningstar, son of the dawn..."

Taking one more look at the patch 2.4 guesses {WoW}

Mar 4th 2008 6:00AM Weirdly, maintenance takes place on different days in different regions. Here in Europe it's always a Wednesday.