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Around Azeroth: Today's the day {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 2:22PM In a HEARTBEAT, sir.

Goblin ladies win.

The Lawbringer: Account security and you {WoW}

Dec 4th 2010 1:50PM "Don't buy gold" isn't in big enough text.

Something that took up your entire monitor would not be big enough text.

A billboard may still be insufficient.




Countdown to Cataclysm: Why go goblin? {WoW}

Dec 4th 2010 12:59PM Also:

As I'm on an RP server, I fully expect anyone playing a goblin priest to behave like a bombastic televangelist.

Countdown to Cataclysm: Why go goblin? {WoW}

Dec 4th 2010 12:53PM I've been a pretty loyal Alliance player since WoW launched. I messed around on a blood elf when TBC came out, sure, but hey, those were my drinkin' days (or something). All flash, no fanfare.

The instant I played through the goblin starting quests on the beta, I was floored. As updates rolled in, they just got better and better. The amount of personality they've packed into the goblins is head and shoulders above every other race in the game, their pseudo-modern aesthetic is the epitome of "just crazy enough to work", in the design itself and in it's sheer audacity up against Warcraft's otherwise-traditional fantasy vibe. It's crazy, and it works, and it's WONDERFUL.

Once I've got an existing character solidly to 85 (and ready to settle into a regular raid schedule), I'm rolling a goblin. I'll look back, of course, but little things such as Faction Loyalty pale in comparison to the sheer amount of fun.

Two things, among many, should be pointed out in particular, that I feel must be appreciated, even if you don't roll one of these guys:

-The goblin theme music. Venture into any goblin settlement or board a zeppelin to get a listen (there's a snatch of it in the Cataclysm title/login screen music, too). It's like the Pirates of the Caribbean crashed into a jazz band and hijacked a spaghetti western. I absolutely cannot think of any other way it can be described.

-Goblin women. Sorry, draenei ladies, but your crown has been hijacked, gilded, equipped with jetpacks, and blasted off in a shower of attitude, crazyhair, and DEM HIPS.

The Queue: Back to the grind {WoW}

Nov 29th 2010 12:54PM Beats the hell outta me, other than that they're playable and thus still 'allies' of the Horde.

Sylvanas used to be a pretty sympathetic character, despite her nature.

With the plot developments in Cataclysm, she's lost the sympathy vote. The actions carried out under her command in Silverpine and Hillsbrad are nothing short of monstrous--as even Garrosh is quick to point out, with other members of the Horde reacting to these events with complete disgust. She doesn't really treat her own allies any better: witness Koltira after the events in Andorhal.

With a faction leader taking a turn like that, I honestly have to feel BAD for anyone who's rolled a Forsaken. The 'tragic antihero' appeal that they had is severely compromised by so many major Undercity-aligned NPCs becoming complete monsters. I really, really hope that this story arc gets a satisfying conclusion--and unless she changes her tune, 'satisfying' here means Sylvanas being slaughtered like the beast she's become.

New hairstyles for dwarf women from Cataclysm beta {WoW}

Nov 6th 2010 2:13PM And I'm rollin' a dwarven shaman wench in Cataclysm, this is good news indeed.

You can keep your scrawny belf women. I love me dem curves!

Phat Loot Phriday: Nibelung {WoW}


(Someone reading this gets this.)

Why Blizzard can't (and won't) sell gold {WoW}

Mar 4th 2010 7:59PM I'd be interested in hearing a detailed comparison to the way EVE's economy works and the way WoW's economy works. I suspect that the publisher selling money in EVE doesn't negatively impact the game because the game handles economics differently. I've not played it myself, but it seems to be a game that's actually built around economic success, whereas WoW's economy exists only to fuel gameplay activity (questing and raiding and whatnot).

Breakfast Topic: What's love got to do with it? {WoW}

Mar 2nd 2010 11:50AM The Frozen Halls encounter was a bit ridiculous, yeah, but I'm not sure their programming is sophisticated enough to make an NPC mage behave like...a mage. And not melee.

As for her tearing up after the Saurfang encounter in ICC: Man, fuck anyone who holds that against her as a character. We're at a place in storytelling now where women who openly show emotion and tenderness don't *exist* enough, because the "stone-cold action-girl" is the only viable option some people see to avoid implicating females as being "weak", despite how incredibly tiresome a cliche that's become.

Kudos to Proudmoore for showing emotion, for showing that she actually deeply CARES that her king isn't a raging asshole, and for being the kind of character who dares to wear their heart on their sleeve despite all the general awfulness going on around them.

A discussion in defense of new race/class combinations {WoW}

Aug 18th 2009 7:53PM So this is a pretty cool discussion.
But...seriously, I cannot be the only one thinking that there's something alarmingly hot about that dwarf mage girl in the middle of the picture there.