May 12th 2008 7:51PM Blizzard's process of creating "original names" for NPC's and Locations must have had a severe budget cut ...
So far, like finger nails on a chalk board, we have had Floyd Pinkus, Haris Pilton (among many others) and now we're graced with the Arcanomicon.
H. P. Lovecraft anyone? (Necronomicon)
I imagine the "naming department" as a room with a cardboard-box fort with a pair of monkeys with pens writing on the walls.
Apr 29th 2008 7:19AM A PVE realm gives me a sense of restriction, while on a PVP realm you have the freedom to interact with the opposite faction in any way.
I like to think that Blizzard planned, and have continued to manipulate, the tedious relationships between the Alliance and the Horde. I think it's brilliant, that people love and hate in-game with such fervor, that it actually spills out into the real world.
Denying yourself that aspect of the game on a PVE realm, is really denying yourself another brilliant, and hopefully deliberate, element of the game.