Aug 22nd 2008 10:39AM POh and as far as casting goes, Mickey Rourke would make an awsome orc, but for the human fighter of that kind of proportions, I hate to say it but I would say Gerard Butler or maybe Vigo Mortenson but then the LOTR thing comes up. A human male lock, I think actually Christian Bale and his haunted eyes/dark/vengeful acting. Morgan Freeman in there anywheres even a voice over cameo for some CG tree/demigod or something? As far as female actors go its tough because so many women actors do the whole "perky" thing so to picture them in WC is tough without using ones who were involved with LOTR. Maybe Eva Green. Other random actors that would be good, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson. Dep Could pull of an evil NE, BE, or even an UD if he had to.
Gnomes would unfortunatly (thank god) be tough to do without touching on LOTR so would a lot of elves, however a particularily elune faithful NE or Magic CRAZED BE would work, or very faithful Druid to the point where the horns have started to grow, but a normal one could easily be mistaken with LOTR. Thats the problem I think is they are in LOTR's shadow, and have to define it as WC to more then just the 10 mill WoW players.
Aug 22nd 2008 10:20AM Okay, your all posting characters, the basic plot was discussed at Blizzcon 07, I remember reading reading the notes from it. They were originally going to do "Orcs and Humans" ie WC Vanillia, but decided it was to LOTR. They had decided (if I remember correctly) to do the movie based around a HUMAN WARRIOR, who would be essentially, questing.....personally, it sounds decidedly un epic and more like the crap ass D&D movie that came out about 10 or 12years back, your remember that dont you? However that was anouncement came out before Lo'Gosh was revealed to be the king of SW. Hmmmm, human warrior....king returns to sw, finds its not for him anymore and goes to kill LK and bring peace to his tormented land once and for all?
Aug 22nd 2008 10:06AM While the name suggests blue dragon flight, the last major battle including dragons that far north would have been Sargeras' second coming to Azeroth when the Burning Legion launched a Dragon hunt (revenge anyone) and Medivh's mother Aegwynn finally "killed" the dark titan. However, the betrayal of Neltharion had already happened and most of the blue flight, including Malygos' consorts had been turned to dust. It does make me wonder who this is/was. Either way, the light shall find its way to easing her soul, or my 2 giant (no longer slowed) axes will find their way into her neck if she stands between me and arthas :P
Aug 22nd 2008 9:54AM Okay, thats twice I have read it, but having being a WC Lore Nerd for many, many years (WC Vanilla basicly till now, through all the games expansions and books, save the RPG and TCG) I have never seen that Agamaggan was killed by Manaroth. I mean, all lore/story I have seen says Manaroth was at the palace obscesing over his dark titan lord, while Archimonde was on the battle field. And even then it says that Agamaggan was essentially finally just over come from his extreme number of wounds.
Other then that, keep up the good work. I always really enjoy KYL
Aug 22nd 2008 9:31AM I JUST SHAT MESELF! HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! I dont care what any OP screaming QQers say, I am in love, seriosly, like I just asking it to marry me its insane! I see warriors rampaging through northrend, cutting massive axes through their enimies, kicking them off with a plated boot, and then moving to the next one. Yes, yes, yes! Must level pally and warrior now, I just dont know which one to get ready for lich king first, so much to do, so little time!
Aug 21st 2008 9:36AM This is something my friends and I have long talked about. CoT give such an awsome chance to explore/experience lore for people just getting into WoW that havent played the WC games or read the books.
For me, the awsome one would be Durnholde Keep. Yeah it was a "landslide" victory for Thrall, but if the infinite dragonflight was working hard against it it would give reasons for adventurers to go there.
War of the ancients if they can truely make it have the grand melee, epic feel, other wise its a fail.
War of Three Hammers would be awsome but how do you get the elves in Alliance and Horde to fight along a dwarf in that time period?
The fall of Lothar! Once again, epicness required.
The Freeing of Alexstraza!
Aug 21st 2008 9:25AM No, at work, no sound on computer here, must wait 8 hours to watch, it actually brings a tear to my eye to have to
Aug 20th 2008 9:55AM Okay, as far as DK-viable-timeline goes, no, if the events at lights hope chapel are supposed to be a year ago it would be VERY difficult for Dranei to be pally BUT remeber that there were Dranei mysteriously in Azeroth pre-BC (like the one in the SS inn giving quests). However BELFS CAN EASILY BE DKS. Just because they werent in WoW yet doesnt mean they werent in Azeroth. In fact, lore wise, the elves have been around longer then arguably any of the "primary" races now, save Tauren or Trolls, and many of them have been fighting as knights/rangers/paladins/casters against the orcs and the scourge, your telling me Arthas didnt raise any of them. If you do, walk into UC, look at the Queen and slap yourself. Yes she is a banshee but still.
As far as the pally/warrior arguement goes....
Yes Titans Grip can be looked at as a "nerf" if one takes it in context of the normal game/gear. Your looking at a new challange to over come, I've been watching it too. It means we (as warriors) will have to gear differently and that our TG gear/gems/ench will be fairly obvious, Haste, Hit Rating, Str, Crit, Stam, Agi, pretty much in that order. Whats that, counter weights will actually have a use over sharpening stones? Have any of you read Rossi's columns, from what I gather, TG still works REALLY well for leveling. Heroic leap does equal an epic fail at this point though, and really the high end prot and arms talents feel lack luster. However, prot does have incite which I see becoming like cruelty where nearly everywarrior (at least PvE) has it and Shockwave. And really while arms is lackluster, do we really need any major improvements to PvP? The CC issue is another thing completely, sure we have a shout or two and TC/Hamstring rotations can kinda be looked at as a form of CC though really they are more of a utility/survival skill. But really, should a rampaging bezerker have time to think, "oh I should should imobilize that guy so he cant hit me while I swing these two massive axes/hamers/swords at his buddy"?
Pallys, pallys, pallys. Expect an incoming nerf bat. Before flaming, keep reading, I have been playing both a pally and a warrior since 1.-whatever... pre AQ was, I didnt keep track of patch numbers. Not QQing but I have seen Blizz hit us with it so often I never get my hopes up. Lore wise paladins should be a heroic class. How many lackluster paladins do you know of? Werent most of them highly trained warriors who charged into battle at the forefront of everything, carrying the light with them and inspiring all others? Because of that Blizz can easily come up with AWSOME abilities for us like the new RET/PROT abilities. However because of that, we become OP pretty quickly, admit it, you know it to be true, trust me, you'll feel better about yourself if you do. People QQ that a hybrid is moving in on their area of expertise (DPS, TANKING, HEALING, AOEing etc), nlizz picks up that big inflatable frostmourne which I will now picture forever as the nerf bat, saying a few magical words, and smacks us with it. And you know what, we look at the incoming bat, laugh, bubble and hearth! MWAHAHAHA! We always survive. I personally think the shield slam ability will be the first thing to be hit with an nerf bat, and really the ret talents are required to put us in the running with other classes for viable 5 man dps and arnt really that OP. Yes I said it. I dont think Ret pallys will be OP, Tankadins on the other hand will be another issues.
Aug 18th 2008 1:42PM If they had a an undead warlock doing the spell from BC opening but in northrend to 6 gnome dks that would be glorious!
Aug 18th 2008 1:36PM I think it would really depend on the company, but it would also speak volumes about the company you are applying with if they didnt laugh you out of the office. It think it would be something I would leave in the skills section of a resume, and leave it for someone to ask me about in an interview, which would give me the chance to defend my position. Lots of employers ask you about whether you play sports/are active on a team/what hobbies or outside interests you have. Being able to elaborate on how they help you in life can be a good thing. It doesnt hurt that in many ways guildleadership is almost kin to coaching a sports team/organizing groups or fundraisers. If an employer is so short sited that they cant realise that, I dont think they will be reaching/staying in the fortune 500 for long. Where as an employer who realises that shows an open mind and the ability to accept new(er) ideas and concepts, and I personally think they would provide an excellent employment opportunity.
I say this after 7 years of para-military leadership training and command, as well having taught at a highschool level, and having been an editor at a paper for 2 years including acting EiC