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Poll: Which is your favorite in-game cinematic? {WoW}

Dec 15th 2011 8:34PM What are you doing here?! You should be on YouTube watching the Wrathgate cinematic. I love the Arthas death too, but the Wrathgate is just so incredible.

Poll: Which is your favorite in-game cinematic? {WoW}

Dec 15th 2011 8:32PM Wrathgate by such a wide margin it's not even funny.

I love the Arthas death scene and it's so epic from a storytelling standpoint, but oh god the Wrathgate.

The Queue: These new white and silver Coke cans are freaking me out {WoW}

Dec 9th 2011 12:17PM Don't forget the ones Baine commissioned in the Shattering. Goblins making bank.

The Queue: Image is relevant {WoW}

Nov 15th 2011 11:30AM They wouldn't have cancelled it immediately. They would've just made everybody related to everybody else and then cancelled it AFTER having effectively ruined it.

WoW subscriber numbers down to 10.3 million players {WoW}

Nov 8th 2011 7:00PM Just curious here, what's the negative buzz you're hearing? I ran a beta weekend and the game was a phenomenal amount of fun, in my opinion. Given, I only got to level sixteen, so it might be more end-game complaints, but everything I played was solid except some minor tweaks.

WoW subscriber numbers down to 10.3 million players {WoW}

Nov 8th 2011 6:58PM "Too obvious?"

A viable thought, but I'm not sure I'd agree. Anecdotally speaking, as someone who's felt the sting of the rotten economy, WoW is actually a pretty good source of on-the-cheap entertainment.

I was laid off in early '09. Leading up to that, I was a relatively active gamer, I read comic books regularly and I went out for drinks almost every weekend. When I got laid off, unemployment gave me effectively half the income I had previously. Considering I needed to pay for rent and food, I had to trim back substantially on leisure activities. My comic book budget got the axe and instead of buying a video game or two a month, I had to basically drop new games altogether. I ended up playing a lot more WoW because, well, fifteen bucks a month for WoW verus $60+ a month on console games and another $30-40 a month for comics makes for a big bargain in terms of entertainment and considering I couldn't really afford to frequently go out anymore and I still needed something to do on evenings and weekends (interviews don't generally go past bankers' hours), WoW filled the gap nicely.

I was out of work for nine months, but when I got back to working, I still kept up with the habits I developed, so I'm still saving a lot of money. Fiscally speaking, WoW's a pretty sound investment for a gamer.

There are other factors to consider, not the least of which is the fact that the PC market is down. A lot of people are going tablet and with WoW not being something that's viable on a tablet, that's probably cut into their userbase a bit. There's the aforementioned late expansion lull that always hits.

A lot of people are going to drop the game to save some money, but I think there's probably a lot of people like me who see the savings involved in it.

Patch 4.3: Background downloader now available {WoW}

Nov 4th 2011 7:58PM I hope not. I want to get some 4.3ing done before TOR drops since I plan on taking a break from WoW for it (Not rage-quitting or anything, Tor beta was just a ton of fun and I could do with a change for a while).

The Queue: The olden days {WoW}

Oct 7th 2011 11:08AM I have to disagree. The War of the Ancients has an awesome premise. Time travel, crazy dragons and an Old God conspiracy? Sign me up! The failing of that book falls entirely on Knack's bland writing, in my view.

Patch 4.3 PTR: Build 14732 hits the servers {WoW}

Sep 27th 2011 6:15PM Character copied. Client downloading. Let's see how much this Wild Growth nerf hurts.

The Queue: Syrio lives {WoW}

Sep 6th 2011 11:25AM Book three was emotionally draining, but I was at least rivetted. Book four has been disasterouslh disinteresting in that I couldn't care less about what's going on.