Jun 26th 2008 9:01AM I might be misinformed then. Though xkcd's is the first I've ever heard of. Do you happen to have any links to these other maps? I'd be interested in seein' them.
Jun 25th 2008 3:26PM It's a great map, but after skimming his explanation I didn't see any mention of xkcd. That rubs me the wrong way as this type of map concept is originally Randall Munroe's and it would be common courtesy to give him credit when creating something like this.
Aside from that, I'm shocked wowinsider doesn't have a bigger island =P
Jun 18th 2008 11:31PM Am I the only one rather annoyed by these TCG items? It seems only just a step away from all those MMOs that have shops that charge real money from items. In many ways, this seems worse to me.
Just because I don't want to dish out extra cash (In some cases, thousands of dollars even) on cards means I don't get access to all this really fun loot. I suggest all of these items be obtainable in the game somehow and not just from TCG loot cards. The achievement system would be a great way to do that I think.
Jun 14th 2008 3:50AM No matter what they do with arena I hope they don't make it the end-game of PvP again. It doesn't make sense to me that very skilled players can't get the best gear just because of class imbalances or their team's combination isn't perfect.
Really, why should arena get the best PvP gear while BGs and world PvP just get its hand-me-downs? If anything, the gear options for those three should be equal.
Jun 2nd 2008 3:45PM It could have been avoided with more restrictions, yes, but I don't think the lack of restrictions is at fault here. There's nothing wrong with teenagers hanging out with adults in WoW and I'd hate to see that put to an end. The one to blame here is the creep involving himself with the teen.
May 31st 2008 1:53PM One other possibility is that there just aren't enough comics each month to choose from. This joke has been used before yes, but because so few comics are entered it was still the best one.
I could be wrong, but it makes sense to me. A lot of the honorable mentions and winners to me aren't all that funny (in my opinion), so maybe the other comics submitted were even worse.
May 15th 2008 8:18AM Biggest one for me has been the Gyro-Balanced Khorium Destroyers I often make when my funds are gettin' low. I tend to sell them for 1000-1200g or so.
May 12th 2008 7:08PM I don't know any famous or infamous people on Medivh I'm afraid. I think the huge population on WoW often times makes it hard to get in the spot light. In the last MMO I played everyone knew everyone and there were a handful of famous players on the server I was on. In Azeroth its harder to stand out.
Apr 29th 2008 9:29AM I came to WoW from Final Fantasy XI. My brother had been playing it for a few years and he convinced me to join shortly after TBC (He payed for the game, can't turn that down!)
The thing that really grabbed me was that *gasp* there were actually things to do! In FFXI there were very few options. You could grind for money, wait around for hours for a party, or do the end game activities--imagine just having a handful of raids to choose from with nothing but tank and spank bosses. Now imagine the raids were just recolored versions of IF and Stormwind and if you were lucky two items would drop in a span of 6 hours to split between forty or more people. Some of my friends that are still playing FFXI have only gotten about one or two upgrades since I left more then a year ago.
I don't think there was a single moment in WoW that I had to stop and think "What am I gonna do to keep myself busy now?" until well after I had dinged level 70.
I was also blown away by the amount of spells and abilities. Again, in FFXI things were very limited, but in WoW there are loads of abilities for every situation. So many of them that I occasionally forget some of them occasionally.
Apr 12th 2008 5:28PM --Despite being borderline thieves, Consortium members have a certain charm to them--
Why do you say borderline thieves? I've done every consortium involved quest out there and they have never shown thief like behavior at all. In fact, they show quite the opposite. They express disgust at the fact that the sunfury blood elves would steal from them (very unprofessional after all) and act so selfishly. One Consortium member said this-
"Well, I for one am glad that this petty little business is behind us. I cannot remember a time when the Consortium has had dealings with such boorish and untrustworthy beings."
and another says
"The blood elves are fools! I'm glad that our trade relations with them have fallen apart. In all of my travels throughout the cosmos, I have never encountered beings so selfish.
They continue to destroy the land around us with their manaforges, so let's see if we can put a dent in their operations across the bridge at Manaforge Ara."
To me, there is nothing even remotely thief like about the consortium. They act completely professional. Just because they're merchants and are interested in making a profit doesn't mean they'll stoop to any level to do to it. Too many folks think of goblins from WoW or Ferengi from Star Trek when the word merchant comes up.