Aug 12th 2009 11:55AM So, SO well said. :) I remember, myself, when on launch day I first wandered into Stormwind's city gates. The first thought that struck my mind as I took in the scenery, the atmosphere, the little details around town, was "this was made with love!"
The stuff about the art direction is still especially awesome to me. The best way I could sum it up is "Early-90s-Disney does Frank Frazetta". There's a lasting appeal in the cartoony style that, among other things, ages incredibly well. Sure, it's inferior on a pure technical level, perhaps, but in terms of atmosphere, the Barrens are just as breathtaking as the Howling Fjord. And the color...my god, these guys' utter mastery of color-theory never ceases to astound. You need only spend five minutes wandering around any generic mine-shaft to know exactly what I mean.
Jun 15th 2009 6:30PM I've figured it out.
This is just an elaborate joke post by WoWInsider.
Very funny. Now please go back to actually being relevant and informative.
Jun 15th 2009 5:29PM It worked. T_T
Seriously; draw all the contrived parallels you want to "ancient animal totems" or whatever to validate your kink. This is a fixation on talking cartoon animals.
I mean, Scrooge McDuck was a badass, sure.
But you are not that guy, nor anyone he knows.
Jun 15th 2009 5:17PM Why is there an article about this here.
Wwwwwwwhhhhhhyyyyyyy. Is. This. Here.
Jun 15th 2009 3:25PM You're not offending anyone. You've just got a terrible backstory for your character.
May 13th 2009 10:17PM Someone please link the screenshot of Totally Raids' destruction of Sarth 3D. Hahah, man, eat it.
May 13th 2009 10:15PM I LOVE us guys.
Mar 30th 2009 7:58PM On Scanty Clothes:
I have a theory; that in Azeroth, there's very little taboo about going about in skimpy outfits (though nudity seems pretty well frowned upon in most cultures).
Check out the 'standard' kit of your average Night Elf Sentinel. Also, look at "respectable" figures such as Inquisitor Whitemane (dem thighs!) Sylvanas Windrunner (dat midriff!) and Jaina Proudmoore (dat cleavage!) And that's not even touching on Alextrazsa, who's human form is just shy of full-on naked (dat EVERYTHING)!
Part of that is fantasy-world marketing, true. But, for us lore-y types, it's a valid thing to point out.
Nov 10th 2008 11:28AM I would be one to argue that Maiev could be better considered a Rogue-type than a Warrior, being that her original class in WC3, Warden, favored knives (and the throwing thereof), stealthy combat, and 'Shadowstepping'.
But, I'm a lifelong Rogue player (tried Warrior several times, just couldn't get into it as much--I love button mashing), so I may be biased.
Chance we'll get one of these columns on Rogue someday? I enjoyed this one.
Jun 19th 2008 2:48PM Well, a certain Lady Prestor is no longer pulling the strings behind the payrolls, so any laborer who signs up now has a fair chance of actually, y'know, getting paid.
(Never mind the fact that she's probably still standing there. You killed her. I killed her. She's dead to us.)