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Wolfheart audiobook on sale now, listen to samples for free {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 7:06PM Right, raingod, Activision-Blizzard has absolutely no influence on the pricing of their licensed products. right...

Wolfheart audiobook on sale now, listen to samples for free {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 5:50PM Oh yeah, that book. Maybe I'll pick it up....

Checking the Amazon Kindle book store (yeah, I'm not a fan of audio books)...

$17.54!?!?

WTF Blizzard?!? $18 for the ebook edition of a book published 6 months ago?! And not even a well written book at that! This is crazytown stuff here.

No sale Bliz. Time to rethink your book pricing.

The Queue: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 1:23PM I know! How about another island continent that we didn't know about or couldn't get to!

Maybe it's filled with an... I dunno... ancient African themed cultures... or something...

This stuff just writes itself!


Mists of Pandaria Beta: New icons make questing a breeze {WoW}

Mar 30th 2012 2:18PM I refute your argument with two words: Mankrik's Wife

Breakfast Topic: How would you redesign the old character models? {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 9:51AM Yes. Sub-races was my early prediction for Mists (that is, before it was announced). I was wrong; Blizzard went with pandas, but I still think it's a great idea.

Sub-races give people lots of new and interesting choices. But Blizzard could still keep their development costs down by making all sub-races use the same skeleton and animations.

I predict it (again) for the next expansion after Mists.

The Queue: I need to read more {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 11:32AM Okay, I'm going to go against the crowd here and say that I don't recall hearing that the Cataclysm was involved.

My understanding was that figuring out why the mists around Pandaria went away was one of the major story points of questing through the continent.

Mists of Pandaria: Pet Battle system details revealed {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 11:26AM My bet is that Blizzard is currently planning/hoping for an August MoP release... but... well, this is Blizzard we're talking about, so it will end up getting delayed until October.

Breakfast Topic: Were you impressed with the Mists of Pandaria press event? {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2012 10:56AM I'm pretty sure (based on the timing) that the beta was supposed to launch with the press event. That was going to be the Jobsian "one more thing" moment of the press event.

But I think that there ended up being some last minute serious bugs that prevented a perfectly timed beta launch.

The Queue: Ask the beta testers {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2012 12:06PM Regarding the questions about Garrosh and the Sha, I think that the Sha must have some hand in the corruption/downfall of Garrosh.

I mean, it's sort of a Chekov's Gun situation. To set up the beings who thrive on negative emotions and then bring in a character who is all about negative emotions and not have them link up in some way would be bad plotting.

My theory: Garrosh goes to Padarian to survey the situation, and the Sha are drawn to him because he's like a fountain of negative emotion. The Sha of Doubt or the Sha of Anger would both be great fits for Garrosh.

Then when he goes back to Ogrimmar, the Sha are still attached to him and feed and encourage his negative thoughts. Which leads him to try out demon's blood (I like that theory).

This also give him a small semi-redemption possibility. Maybe, the final battle is with a hybrid Sha/Garrosh creature. But at 20% health, Garrosh manages to break free and fights at our side (killing the Sha creature by throwing Gorehowl in it's head (callback)).

But after we win, Garrosh is still mortally wounded and dies in Thrall's arms in a cutscene with some suitable remorseful words.

Anyway... my main point is that Bliz should use the Sha as part of the Garrosh story line.

Pandaren lore and what we know so far {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2012 11:10AM I doubt that the Yaungol will have much more detailed explanation of their origins than the Taunka of Northrend did (which is to say, not much).

Looks like there was just some sort of bovine-humanoid ancestor race that was widely spread throughout the pre-Sundering Kalimdor mega-continent (and was probably one of the few native races of Azeroth); but never had large populations or empires (which is why they don't show up very much in the historical records).

Then, after the Sundering, the different groups of bovine-humanoids were physically separated by oceans and underwent physical changes (by the various evolution-like processes that exist on Azeroth).