Apr 4th 2012 8:00PM @Dreyja
I think that's the exact point that Sylvanas realizes when she says "I know now - beyond a shadow of doubt - that the val'kyr are our future." To this end, we have seen champions redeemed by the light after their end (Bridenbrad). But the undead that we've seen die (Marrowgar, possibly Arthas, even Sylvanas herself) tend to talk about only seeing darkness. As people we tend to think about our second chances as a time to redeem ourselves. Does that same thing hold true for undead?
Here's a thought: What if Sylvanas doesn't believe that she gets an afterlife, due to her undeath? If this were the case, it seems quite unlikely that she would try to "live better" to avoid a fate she didn't think she could have. But yet, the Val'kyr in some fashion give her a way to live forever.
And don't forget that she found herself looking for a new path in life once Arthas died...as her previous one of revenge had now come to fruition.
Put together, this means that a somewhat immortal woman (thanks to the Val'kyr) whom has known mainly revenge for years and does not see any consequences for her actions has to find a new path to follow?
Is it any wonder than that it would be a path of questionable morality at best?
Apr 4th 2012 6:08PM @Greg
I'm actually quite surprised to read this. I would have imagined that anyone willing to pay $20 would at least have a vested interest in being competitive...and that the competition would thus be steeper and harder to beat.
Apr 3rd 2012 4:39PM Although I agree that there is a definite show of sexism in games (Really SWTOR? No Rotund Females?), I don't know that I feel that this character truly is an example of sexism. I guess that it actually makes me wonder about the Pandaren race and some of their culture. Not in the sense that Pandaren Females are weak or anything like, but moreso it makes me wonder how the men think of their women.
Do they look at them as equals, as far as fighting skill is concerned? Although I have not seen much of the starting area, I'd argue "no" based on what I've seen so far. There's a couple of training areas near the front that has lots of Pandaren men training, but not a lot of women. In fact, I can't think of one right now that is. That says far more to me than a quote from one chauvinistic Panda.
And while I'm on a soapbox here...sexism is crazy apparent in WoW anyhow. Look at the strong Male characters vs. the strong Female characters. Are there any real consistently strong female lead characters in the game aside from Jaina and Sylvanas? Tyrande was at one point, but really not as of late. Moira's a complete mess. Aggra turned out to be all of nothing really. It says something to me that out of 12 races in WoW, only one of them is currently led solely by a female character when 9 of the 12 are led solely by males.
Mar 30th 2012 6:43PM I'd argue it will take up the bag economy. I know I'm already shopping for the largest ones I can find as it may make skipping loot slightly less favorable.
Mar 30th 2012 12:08PM Narayana is completely right, I remember hearing about that as well. Additionally, I do recall them stating that there would be some pets for the pet battles only out in specific weather. For instance, a pet that would only spawn at night amidst the rain.
Mar 28th 2012 12:04PM I like the revamp, but why even keep the "leader" check box in there? I know of no one that actually checks it off or believes that the "party leader" is by default any more knowledgeable than anyone else in the raid.
Mar 28th 2012 11:57AM Also, this topic is very dangerous for my bank account. Way too many good books I need to go buy.
Mar 28th 2012 11:56AM
Books-wise, you should first go look for a copy of "Machine of Death". It's a great collection of short stories all around the concept of a machine that tells you how you die, and it hits several parts you wouldn't think of. Otherwise, I'd also recommend finding the Sherlock Holmes series. I bought one on iBooks and always come back to read more of it. Or "The Spirit Thief" by Rachel Aaron.
Mar 28th 2012 11:52AM My Ex-Girlfriend named her cat Kushiel after that book series. That cat truly lived up to his namesake.
Mar 28th 2012 11:47AM I'm sure that I'm very strongly in the minority here, but I definitely am not excited about the new loot system. Not the VP changes, the LFR roll system.
I like the idea of rolling on loot. It makes me feel like I have some sort of choice in what I do or what I get. Will something drop? Will I win the roll if it does? It makes me excited to know that I've always got a chance and can perhaps use the loot I get in a way that some people might not think about. With this system, I have to stick with what the game thinks is best for me...whether I actually want it or not.
I like choice, and I hate that some of it will go away in MoP.