Jul 25th 2009 8:50AM Yeah I have noticed it most in guild chat. Many just do not seem capable of knowing when to shut up. They aren't harming anyone really, apart from spamming useless nonsense so if your in a party you have to turn off guild chat from your chat box.
Though I don't get angry with them because I used to be the same when I played another game in my younger days. It seems to be a desperate attempt to be liked by your guildmates and they don't realize they are doing it. People told me to shut up so much that even now I have a complex where I barely talk in guild chat at all.
Jul 19th 2009 4:48PM People seem to forget there is two identifiable types of Worgen in the game already. From looking at the Alliance quest line in Grizzly Hills you realize that normal Humans can become Worgen...The Trapper communities native to Northrend had a strange Wolf Cult which eventually some people realized changed people....but too late as most of the people in the communities became Worgen, but capable of holding a Human guise. Then of course there is the similar case of Pyrewood Village...
Point is we have seen beyond the original Worgen from another world, then there are cases of Humans being turned into Worgen and being able to hold a human form still (until nightfall in Pyrewood and as long as they want in Grizzly Hills), so there is nothing stopping Blizzard adding a third type of Worgen. Possibly Worgen who once were Humans who whilst rougher and more aggressive than your average Human can simply control themselves and are capable of rational thought.
Jul 19th 2009 8:21AM I always had the feeling Worgen and Gilneas would be involved in the next expansion somehow. All the evidence points to it.
When Metzen and another guy were asked about GIlneas and the Scythe of Elune (http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/chris_metzen_micky_neilson_pocket_star_books_lore_qa_video_interview/) he said:
"Metzen: Ah, ah, I would say we have some very, very, Very interesting plans for Gilneas. (Metzen docks slightly looking toward the ceiling) But there are snipers up in the roof that would shoot me if you know ... (everyone laughs). We are doing some awesome stuff for Gilneas.
Neilson: ... stay tuned!
Metzen: Stay tuned."
He is ducking the question...the same as he ducked the questions about Arthas and Northrend in the months leading up to the announcement of Wrath of the Lich King.
Then on the Scythe...
"Metzen: I will say there are elements of the Scythe of Elune questline that are not ... over ... (long silence).
Metzen: ... (longer silence) Alright, that’s all I’m saying. (laughs)"
For me his cagyness confirms Gilneas and the Worgens involvement in the next expansion in one way shape or form.
My speculation is that the Riders said to be from Deadwind Pass worked for some wizard hailing from Gilneas to obtain the Scythe of Elune. Round about the time the Scythe went missing the sightings of the Riders stopped. What had happened was Gilneas was under attack from the Naga, and fighting a losing battle. Greymane being Greymane claimed he would do ANYTHING To save his kingdom...Enter the whole transformation into Worgen...Their new found strength means they quickly beat back the Naga...But the Naga have now came back, in greater numbers, so the people from Gilneas swallowed their pride and went to the only people they knew for aide.
I can't see them joining the Horde if they are from Gilneas because of history, the Gilneans wanted the Orcs slaughtered, not put in internment camps, and made no secret of it, so I can't see them running to the Orcs for help...but they could possibly go to the Alliance. It would be a rocky relationship that could lead them to starting neutral with the Alliance factions, just like the Blood Elves and Forsaken do with the Horde. People from Gilneas don't trust or like the Alliance, they are isolationists, and the Alliance won't be happy with them for isolating themselves and sitting by as Lordaeron fell and through all the problems....
The addition of the races could be a needs must when the devil drives scenario, as with most of both factions resources being held up in Northrend the Naga attack. Undermine, and Gilneas get attacked...so the Goblins and the people from Gilneas have to look for help...so they turn to the Horde and the Alliance respectively. The Horde and Alliance are undermanned with all its heroes being in Northrend, and the huge losses incurred in that campaign so willingly accept the aide. Wold be a case of need, not want...they'd form alliances of convenience.
The Worgen for the Alliance would be similar in many regards to the Forsaken for the Horde. No one would really trust them, but they'd have them aorund anyway.
Jul 4th 2009 1:40PM Good read. I think i'll try this now the faction change announcement has been made. I had a Tauren Druid I was bored with, and I kind of quit WoW for a while because of that and personal things, but maybe when (long way off) the faction change option comes into play i'll swap the Druid over and make him a Night Elf...a change of faction might revitalize him somewhat.
Jul 4th 2009 1:25PM To think it has been almost 13 years to the day since Will Smith blew up the mothership and saved mankind from annihalation by aliens. Long live Will Smith.
Jul 3rd 2009 5:48PM Fair post. I do think its the high amount of junk food people consume at conventions in general that makes them feel under the weather. I have no evidence of this apart from my own, and other people I knows experiences. The moment they go home and start eating a more balanced diet as opposed to fat, sugar, fat, sugar, fat, sugar constantly we all feel better. That stuff gives a good temporary rush but when you eventually stop ingesting the same quantities you feel like dirt for a few days.
Mar 21st 2009 3:01PM Great when celebrities admit to playing games, especially someone like Jonathan Ross who is quite popular with those middle aged people who are usually anti-gamers. But lets be honest, gaming isn't as mch of a social faux-pas as it was pre-WoW.
I think Vin expected to be the butt of a joke until Jonathan ran off with all the references towards it showing he was serious, you could see Vin tensing up for a fall.
The more celebrities come out admitting they play the more socially accepted games will be. We shouldn't compromise their ingame identitites as they deserve a bit of peace (one of the few things they can do that allows them any degree of anonymity), but it is good to see people like Vin challenging the preconcived pale, thin and spotty boy hanging around in a darkened room image that many people think of.
Mar 14th 2009 12:05PM Will try and level my mage through to Outlands, he has been stuck in the level 50's for about 2 weeks as I have lost the will to live with WoW at the moment. If not him then i'll continue to level my Shaman.
If I cannot be assed with either will try and pick up Empire: Total War again even if I am not so keen on the new engine for battles and even in the campaign compared to Rome and Medieval II.
If not either then just watching football (soccer) on TV or playing PES most of the weekend I suppose. Friends are all studying.
Mar 12th 2009 11:07AM I drew a cowman as a kid back in the early 80's and my parents kept the picture and now Blizzard have made Tauren. I am now going to sue Blizzard for...dundundun *Dr Evil finger* ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!
Mar 11th 2009 3:38PM Agree. It is too easy to make fantastic trailers and too many people get the two mixed up, finish the movie then make a trailer as you put the final gloss on it, dont make trailers before youeven start making the movie or are nowhere near completion.