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Cryptozoic announces World of Warcraft: Clash of Champions deckbuilding game {WoW}

Dec 1st 2011 3:15PM Dominion is good, but I like Ascension better. Thunderstone is also a damn good time.

....I may or may not be a huge board game and deck-building game nerd.

BlizzCon 2011: Mists of Pandaria Preview Panel liveblog {WoW}

Oct 21st 2011 4:04PM Correction: The expac is centered around the war between the Alliance and Horde, which happens to take them to the place where pandas have been hiding out and if you're a Pandaren player the expac STILL revolves around the war because you'll have to pick the faction that suits your interests best.

Reading comprehension is fun!

The Queue: Why Blizzard must deliver today {WoW}

Oct 21st 2011 1:55PM I would agree- I would love for Blizz to shake it up. And apologies if I'm cranky- real life has taken a real beating on my family this week.

I've heard so many things coming out of the beta- some fantastic, some really meh- and most I take with a grain of salt ( I know people who are so burnt out on MMOs they shouldn't be beta testing anything, even...) Personally, I'm a firm believer in taking something for what it is- and not what it isn't or might be. Other games I've tried I've given up on, even if I liked them, because I took such abuse for admitting I play WoW. :P That's no way to game.

Look at it this way: It could be an MMO revolution or....Bioware, who makes very, very, very good (second only to Bethesda, I think) single-player rpgs- can flub up the entire MMO model with all the best intentions. We've seen games come that we thought would stay but didn't and ones we didn't think would stay but did. I just think that excluding the people who are going ot make up the majority of subscribers (ie- people who like or play both, maybe alternating time cards from month to month) from the debate is silly for both fanboy crowds.

So, with that said...
/salute and here's hoping that Blizzard gives us something to shout LOK'TAR about!

The Queue: Why Blizzard must deliver today {WoW}

Oct 21st 2011 1:35PM Am I the only one irritated nearly to the point of canceling my TOR pre-order because there's no longer room for people to enjoy both in the debate?

I have a TOR pre-order. I love me some Star Wars. I plan to enjoy the game and am grateful that I can afford two subs. However, it's this fanboy crap like this that's predicting that another game and community I happen to enjoy immensely and will for a very, very, very long time to come will be take out like it never existed- that's already sucking the fun out of a game that hasn't even been released for me.

For Loa's sake, cut this crap the hell out. TOR will be fun and neat and shiny, yes. WoW has it's own fun and neat and shiny. Each will have its own merits and flaws and no one I know is considering a direct comparison, because it's like comparing apples to oranges. Detracting from Blizzcon to crow about the next 'WoW-killer' is a little more than juvenile.

/end rant

Sorry, kids, it's been a long week and none of this stuff on a day I'm excited for is helping. :P

The Queue: Why Blizzard must deliver today {WoW}

Oct 21st 2011 12:54PM @ Adam:

Those aren't wookies. Those are angry gold-sellers in gorilla costumes pissed off about the AH kitty.

Man, what *did* they put in y'all's drinks last night?

Free character transfers open from Outland-EU to select EU realms {WoW}

Oct 12th 2011 2:59PM There's also the issue of:

a.) if you're casual on a crowded server, having wait times to even log in upwards of an hour isn't really beneficial, and economy no way outweighs that...

And

b.) As an inhabitant of a low-pop server, I'm going to admit being appalled at the assumption that population is a guarantee of quality or services. On the whole, I've found as many high-quality palyers on my tiny realm as I have on any larger server I've ever played on- and more people with high-end enchants that consistently make their services available without having to spam for an hour in trade.

Server density is only a guarantee of greater potential frequency, not quality of any level at all.

So offering free transfers to places is often a benefit to both the player taking advantage and their new homes. It makes lots of sense for lots of people, including those looking for a greater sense of community. ....just my two cents, anyway.

The Queue: I'm for Deathwing {WoW}

Aug 11th 2011 12:59PM Hakkar is a Gurubashi loa, and already under wraps with Jin'do.

If you're talking Amani animal loa, it's potentially Ula-Tekk, the serpent goddess, who is rarely mentioned and not seen amongst the other loa: Jan'Alai (the dragonhawk), Halazzi (the lynx), Nalorakk (the bear), and Akil'zon (the eagle.)

There was a really badass KYL on the troll loa a while back. Worth digging up.

15 Minutes of Fame: Come one, come all to the astounding Traveling Museum of Debris {WoW}

Jul 29th 2011 8:08AM Wooo Pestle!

Congrats! You've been working on that thing *forever*!

All the World's a Stage: How Blizzard supports roleplay {WoW}

Sep 20th 2010 9:12AM You don't have to have an interface to name a mount. My hunter has a name for all sixty-one of hers, and will have names for the other forty when she's done collecting. All the vanity pets of my paladin have names. Even my shaman has a name for her vanity pets-hell, witchdoctor that she is, she even started rolling her eyes at Bwonsamdi during the Echo Isles event- which started a whole string of incidental RP from other players and people who wouldn't normally RP.

There is plenty of RP- and things in-game to support RP if you're willing to use them. I have toons on mutliple RP servers, and while some of them (my main server included) were hit with the dreaded 'recommended realm' bat that flooded it with juvenile deliquents, there's still plenty of RP to find. I've had great response times with GMs after reporting griefers (who are, if you're really that into rolepaying, super duper easy to ignore- there's a button for it- and if they stick around, who cares? You can't see what they say or do and if you let it affect your RP, they win.), some names, I entirely agree that if you can't come up with better than loladin, start hitting the 'random' button, pal.

I have no problems switching out gear for RP pieces. I play LOTRO, as well, and while some of the things might be kind of neat, I don't need them in my WoW, nor do I want them. I play the two different games for entirely different things. RP in WoW is fully supported with rich lore, plenty of interesting places to stomp around in, and tons of little things you can use if you're willing to use your imagination.

I mean, if we can RP in regular old DnD with just a pencil, paper, and a kitchen table full of friends-RP in Azeroth is easysauce.

The Queue: All the single ladies {WoW}

Jul 12th 2010 11:53AM Me'dan is the Guaridan of Tirisfal.

From what I've heard coming out of Beta, Thrall puts Garrosh in charge while he goes to take care of the rift between Azeroth and the elemental planes as a shaman. It seems like the intent is that Thrall will be back when the elemental crisis is over and allows Garrosh to do some growing up that wouldn't be as likely to occur had Thrall simply always been around to fix everything.

At this point, with Me'dan as Guardian, I'm going to guess that we can nix that rumor about Thrall becoming Guardian.