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The Queue: Lefse {WoW}

Jan 6th 2011 11:37AM Am I crazy? I like lefse with savory stuff, not sweet.

And there's definitely an "expiration timer" on what can be healed/resurrected through the Light (or other spells), as supported in the fiction (look at Arthas' CONSTANT laments over Invincible's death).

The other fact is that player "death" is generally just horrible, horrible injury, which can be mended through spells. True death (age, decapitation, dismemberment, etc.) just can't be fixed, and Cairne was poisoned and then basically chopped in half by Garrosh, right through the neck and spine.

Sure, that doesn't always mesh up with the reality of what happens in-game (I'm pretty sure that people immersed in lava don't just go comatose and then wake up later, for instance -- damn you, sloppy navigation and chains in Blackrock Mountain!), but that's the point where you just have to accept "game mechanics" as an explanation or throw in the towel on the whole thing, as otherwise the game becomes unplayable or the lore becomes ridiculous.

WoW Moviewatch: Cataclysm Heroics Are Hard {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2011 3:05PM Not exactly what Moviewatch is going for, perhaps, but a buddy of mine just put together a video on getting out of Gilneas as a level 1 worgen that people might be interested in seeing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63TP9lIYQhA

The Queue: Dextered {WoW}

Dec 30th 2010 4:31PM @BBCrisp

"'I could care less' means that you care at least to some degree."
That's only the case if you mean what you are saying literally, which is why I pointed out that 'I could care less' is intended to be sarcastic (i.e., not literal).

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 9: Fishing Chair loot code {WoW}

Dec 30th 2010 4:26PM Yes, please! I find my paladin always gets sunburned while fishing. This would certainly be a help!

Breakfast Topic: Who's your nemesis? {WoW}

Dec 30th 2010 9:37AM Embarrassingly enough, Van Cleef. Way back in November '04, just after launch, I wiped an ungodly amount of times trying to get through Deadmines (I hadn't played beta, and everyone else I grouped with hadn't either).

My wife even woke me up one night asking me who the man Gleef was. When I asked her what the heck she was talking about, she said I'd been grinding my teeth and talking about killing someone who's name she heard as "Man Gleef".

The Queue: Dextered {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2010 12:14PM "I could care less" is meant to be sarcastic. "I couldn't care less" is meant to be literal. They both amount to the same thing. I don't understand why this confuses people.

The Queue: Dextered {WoW}

Dec 21st 2010 11:09AM I was initially totally flumoxed by the concept of goblin priests, but, after speaking with Sister Goldspinner on Kezan (standing on a pile of coins), it clicked: they're in it for the tithing. But one question remains: to tithe, you still need parishoners lining up to worship SOMETHING. So from what source are goblin priests getting their powers? The Light? A new goblin deity? The Almighty Dollah?

All the World's a Stage: Waking up in a Shattered world {WoW}

Nov 28th 2010 3:43PM He has looked that same age for six years now, though. Obviously, he's been growing up steadily since WoW launched six years ago, and they have only now changed the model to reflect those passing years. Obviously, it would be great if they updated every in-game model frequently to show age, but it's just not practicable.

He's six years older than he was when Vanilla started. From an RP perspective, you just have to deal with the fact that he's been growing steadily, and the graphics are only now catching up to how he's been looking recently.

The same argument applies to Desolace and similar places. It would be awesome if the trees had been growing in realtime since the druids began their work (I'm assuming post-AQ -- around the time of the Dark Portal reopening, maybe?), but that's just not something that the devs could/wanted to pull off.

Drama Mamas: Family or fun? {WoW}

Nov 12th 2010 3:45PM This was a fascinating letter and article, as it's the flipside of the complaints we usually see. Instead of a guildmember complaining that the GM is cutting family members slack or giving them special privileges, we've actually got a GM in this example who is REFUSING to give special treatment to family and a family member complaining about that.

Great advice, Mamas!