Jan 26th 2011 4:39AM @Jestin
Actually, he pretty clearly describes Oohl-dooh-ar and not Oohl-dar. Just listen to his audio here (1:20 onwards):
Dec 20th 2010 4:20AM As Nonette says, it takes some time between the intention and the actual building.
To look at real life history, the Berlin Wall took a few years to build as an actual wall, and many more years before all 'side routes' like sewers were completely shut off enough to call it closed.
In the meantime, before it was built but the intention was there, border patrols and barbed wire held people inside/outside as much as possible. So for normal Gilneans, they may have been unable to move over where the Wall was eventually built for half a decade or more before the wall itself was actually finished and closed. In this same time, their King might have still moved around the other countries.
So, although your timeline is great unexpectedof, there is a few years of flexibility within the timeline that allowes some Gilneans to be outside their borders while the 'wall' is officially already in place for normal citizens.
Oct 19th 2010 3:28AM I personally actually like this turn of events with a new Orc becoming a more serious love interest for Thrall. She fits the bill pretty good as well, being a student of the wisest Shaman on Draenor and not having been truly in contact with Thrall before, giving room for the 'spark' to happen when they get to know each other.
I do not consider Jaina/Thrall likers to be fanboys or girls, but I do feel it has indeed always been hinted towards one way or the other. Especially considering how Thrall also was close to another human girl early in his life.
This is exactly why I LOVE the fact he has met an Orc lass who 'tickles his fancy' so to speak. As besides the whole love triangle thing that could happen in the background, it also shows something else that Thrall himself has always been an advocate against: The clear differences between Orcs and Humans.
We might all want to consider Orcs just green/brown skinned, more aggressive humans. But they are a whole different race which evoled completely apart from each other with their own biology and customs. Even Thrall, who was raised around humans and has learned to love a number of them, will still fall for an Orcish lady if she fits his ideal.
And don't forget, this might be a new face. But she sure is exactly what Thrall needs in an Orcish mate. Uncorrupted, just like Garrosh. An example of what Orcs were before their corruption, just like Garrosh. But unlike Garrosh, she is a strong-willed woman with strong shamanistic knowledge instead of a focus on the more aggressive nature of Orcs. She is a calm and wise example for all those young orcs who now follow Garrosh because they see in him a brown skinned, pure Orc their parents used to talk about.
Politically, she is a strong choice to solve the internal conflict of the Horde between the more aggressive nature of Garrosh and the wisdom of Thrall.
And that, is mostly why I love this character and cannot wait to see how she evolves over the course of the story. Not to mention, the timing to bring her in is brilliant as well! Just when people start to see the results of following the 'Old Horde' ideas of of Garrosh, a more wise and strong Orc (and a lady no less! The first important female Orc after Garona!) steps up and shows us players and fans as well as the Orcs of the Horde a good alternative.
TL:DR.. Aggra is a wonderful choice for a mate for Thrall, both story-wise and politically. I just hope they give her the same treatment as Garrosh got over Wrath.. a chance to win the hearts and minds of the players before she gets shoehorned into her place as Thrall's mate.
Sep 21st 2010 9:00AM How about this: A Healing/Tank Hero Class? So no DPS option for a future hero class. This means that everyone who wants to be the new Cool Kid in town needs to learn a role that requires more than learning a rotation by heart?
I'm 100% sure that Hero Class will get less hate than the Deathknight ever did.
Jul 6th 2010 9:36AM TheRaptor.. Only the difference in connection can already make a more than 10% DPS difference from the theoretical possibility so do not throw that around and say that anyone who does below 90% theoretical DPS is being lazy.
I myself played for a long time with an unreliable connection, lag going from between 50ms to 500ms and back again within the time it takes to cast a Fireball. Try and do reliable and high DPS when you can't use Quartz to calculate your lag.
And that is just one thing. Many players indeed do not go and spec into the cookie cutter spec of the patch because they despise it, or they do not follow the top rotation because they do not know it, or they do not gear into uber gears because they do not use RAWR to calculate how much STR, AP or ArP gems they need with this new bit of gear.
For some people, WoW is more an action of logging on, having fun and logging off. And they do not want to spend hours outside the game reading up on the latest DPS rotations or calculating what gear to get and not to get to maximize their DPS. They only have a few hours a week to play and don't want to spend all that time on the game while not being in the game.
If those people are my friends, and I am pulling them along through content because I am a good tank, DPS or healer who does put in that extra time.. Then so be it! Enjoy playing with your friends when you can, that's what it's all about.
See it as the following: You have a great job, good responsibility and a lot of respect at your current job but you feel that you have reached the limit at this company. And you get an offer to work at a bigger company for 200 dollars more a month where you will be employee nr 435493 instead of a respected part of the team. What will you choose?
May 11th 2010 8:15AM I am part of a long standing guild that has quite the tradition of guild meets. Being in a EU server this means people travel from different countries to get to the meets. The total number of guild meets already organized are slowly rising, with our latest being March of this year. Renting a house somewhere out of nowhere and just spending a great afternoon with the ever growing group of Meet people.
I also spent my last vacation in Ireland with a number of people I met through Warcraft.
For me, the experiences of meeting game people in the real world has been pretty good and I would suggest more people would get out of their basements :P and meet the people they spend so much time chatting with.
Feb 13th 2010 5:01AM The real information that is missing here is what will be done with the WoW Miniatures game?
That game has already had no new sets for nearly a year now, but has had good prize support at the tournaments. A new set was scheduled to be released this year, will that still come out and will Blizzard also support Mini's? Or will the focus be fully on their TCG? (Which would be a shame, as WoW Mini's has a great gaming system, better and faster paced than many other miniature games)
Could the people from wow.com maybe hunt this information?
Jan 5th 2010 7:29AM I just want to add my thoughts to this discussion.
I am currently an officer in one of a handful of remaining guilds that are nearly as old as the server on Moonglade-EU. For almost as long as the guild existed, we have combined being a Roleplaying guild with high end raiding. During Vanilla this meant we came as far as trying out Naxx a number of times and during TBC we killed all bosses except Sunwell within the top 10 of our server's progression list.
We never ventured into Sunwell as that required a level of focus on dedication we were not willing to put forward just to clear a dungeon that really felt a bit forced lore-wise to many people. And right now in Wrath, we are still at the forefront of non-hardmode 25 man progression on our server.
We have done all this, while staying true to our Roleplaying hearts, without any major breakup or conflict between RP and PvE, raiding just 3 nights a week, without any voice communication for over 4 years now.
So when I read all these messages about how they cannot blend I just shaked my head and thought about what my guild did and is still doing.
If I can give any key or 'trick' to how we did it. It is only this: We never recruited people who just wanted to raid or who just wanted to RP. Everyone wants to Raid AND Roleplay. Only a very few exceptions were ever made to this rule. I can count the number of people who were exceptions on one hand. Our guild is made up of Roleplayer who want to Raid. Who want their character to be heroic and not your average joe.
And.. we are all able to forego a bit of 'RP logic' for game mechanics.
Still though, our first kills, especially of end bosses, are usually followed up by grand RP events where we all celebrate our victory together. And we still RP a lot on our forums, in our guild channel and our members are still actively roleplaying out there on the server regularly.
The only real problem for our guild has come from the bit more hardcore content. And it wasn't the content that has beaten us, but the motivations of people. We are not a hardmode guild and as said never cleared Sunwell, but there are people who want to clear all content including hardmoes. I really feel that creates more division than the difference between Raiding and Roleplay. But even that is easilly solved by downscaling to 10 man hardmodes.
Raiding and Roleplay can mix, if most people in your guild are interested in both and you actively recruit to make sure of this.
as always, just my 2 copper.
Aug 20th 2009 5:55AM Or Quintin Tarantino as Varian Wrynn at the Siege of the Undercity:
Wrynn: Did you notice a sign out in front of Lordearon that said Dead People Storage?
Sylvannas: [pause] No. I didn't.
Wrynn: You know WHY you didn't see that sign?
Wrynn: 'Cause it ain't there, 'cause storing dead people ain't it's f***ing business, that's why!
Aug 20th 2009 4:27AM All I wanna say is:
Ian McKellen as either Cairne or Velen.
And I so hope they will make it an animated movie and not a real life one. As seeing the actors, for me, will ruin much of the look and feel of Warcraft, while hearing their voices won't be such a bad thing really..