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Breakfast Topic: Are you a closet nerd or a flag-waving nerd? {WoW}

Sep 1st 2010 2:07PM Yeah, I think many people are missing the point here.
Which is the hotness of Felicia Day.

The Queue: The cleavening {WoW}

Aug 16th 2010 2:30PM I have mixed feelings about this because WoW has already done this before and it was disjointed but surprising too. I played mostly Ally when I started but then I played some horde to see more of the lore. It was a pleasant surprise to see the other side of certain story lines, some of which you can only get the full extent of by playing both sides. At the same time I found it a little aggravating because I realized I had been wondering all this time about certain things and they had been hidden in plain sight all along.

I always thought it would have been better if the story lines led you into the enemy territory a little more so that you would follow up on things for curiosity's sake instead of being denied basic information that explains the plot of things.

Know Your Lore: An'she and the Holy Light, page 2 {WoW}

Aug 16th 2010 4:17AM I think Tyr is the thing that also jumps out most to me. Looking at it we might be able to figure out a few things. We know Blizz likes to use Norse mythology as the basis for a lot of its lore. Like the Aesir and the watchers, etc. Two thing stand out for me in this regard with Tyr.
One is that the word Tyr eventually came to be associated with the very word for god in Norse mythology so that has some heavy connotations especially if you think about the way Elune plays out also.
The other thing has to do with the famous myth of Tyr's hand. I got this from wikipedia:
At one stage the Norse gods decided to shackle a "bad" god. In this case the wolf Fenrir, but the beast broke every chain they put upon him. Eventually they had the dwarves make them a magical ribbon called Gleipnir. Fenrir sensed the gods' deceit and refused to be bound with it unless one of them put his hand in the wolf's mouth.
Tyr, known for his great wisdom and courage, agreed, and the other gods bound the wolf. After Fenrir had been bound by the gods, he struggled to try and break the rope. When the gods saw that Fenrir was bound they all rejoiced, except Tyr, who had his right hand bitten off by the wolf.
I think if you substitute the Old Gods in Wow for Fenrir you might get some hints at the development of lore.

Cataclysm Beta: New loading screen gallery {WoW}

Aug 14th 2010 4:06AM I don't like the orc on the Kalimdor load screen. Is that supposed to be Garrosh?

Cataclysm Beta: Relics changed to carry stats and sockets {WoW}

Aug 14th 2010 4:01AM Ah, man, oh well.
*pours out some beer for the passing of old skool relics*

Know Your Lore: The Eternals part three -- the Titans, page 2 {WoW}

Jul 25th 2010 4:06PM What I don't get is if the curse of flesh happened and then the titans came back why would they not have fixed it?

I always thought the Titans did their thing, imprisoned the elemental lords and old gods and then when they left the old gods corrupted what was left behind from their prisons. This lead to the creation of the mortal races as we know them and the fall out with the Titanic Watchers and Keepers of Northrend, who were slowly corrupted over the ages while the old gods sat in their prison.

The way I understand the timeline is like this:
Titans arrive, clean up Azeroth and imprison bad guys
Titans leave
Imprisoned old gods corrupt the various Titan creations left behind

If the Titans ever came back why would they have not fixed their creations in the first place? Remember in Borean Tundra when you dig up that mecha gnome? It had been in a virtual suspended animation but when it was put back together the first thing it started doing was turning gnomes back into robots in an effort to "cure the curse of flesh."

Cataclysm beta patch notes build 12539 {WoW}

Jul 21st 2010 6:15PM I for one welcome our new aoe tanking overlords.

The Light and How to Swing It: Healing from the front line {WoW}

Jul 18th 2010 9:36PM Thank god for light of dawn. I might actually be interested in healing on my pally again.

The Queue: I like cake {WoW}

Jul 15th 2010 3:55PM Any word on what is up with the Draenei and Blood Elf starting zones? Since those are relatively new will they still be updated for Cataclysm? It seems a lot of the quests and area were tied into the specific time of when things happened and with Cataclysm moving everything forward 5-10 years I wondered what would happen with those zones.

Protection's new talent tree {WoW}

Jul 15th 2010 1:04AM Alas poor Reckoning how I will miss thee. It has been a long slow decline, but I guess we knew this departure would come one day.