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The Queue: Image unrelated {WoW}

Oct 20th 2009 4:49PM Normally I just set iTunes on a spin and let it play anything it comes across, the exception was and is Heigan. Heigan gets a special song. And that song is... Caramelldansen.

What? You thought I was going to say safety dance, didn't you? That song doesn't even remotely fit the mood!

Drama Mamas: Dealing page 2 {WoW}

Sep 25th 2009 9:30PM My first toon ever was a dwarf hunter. From level 1 to 40, I never fired a single shot with my gun. I would send my boar in, then I would run in and smack it with an axe until dead. Took me forever to level. Couldn't figure out why people called Hunters an "easy" class. Until 41, when some kind soul in a SM run was nice enough to whisper and ask why don't I just stand back and shoot? It all just clicked right then, and I realized how the class was supposed to be played.

That's sounds like it's a duh moment, but had that whisper not happened, I could be smacking skellies in Icecrown with an axe while a boar munches on it. And it's not like I was just some kid who didn't know better. I was 22. I was in college. I had been a gamer since I was 7. So I can believe that someone could make it to 80 just simply not knowing that there's a flow to how each class and each spec is supposed to operate.

Around Azeroth: 57 channels and nothing but scaly demon butt on {WoW}

Aug 25th 2009 5:02PM Lok'tar Ogar. Victory or Death. This is the war cry of the Horde. It is still used in the new Horde. This is not the slogan of someone who feels things should be done with a diplomatic approach. This is the mentality of Garrosh Hellscream. Son of a Hero of the Horde, he wants to be the best Hordie he can be. He wants total victory, or he wants death.

After all, the Horde is heavily based on the notion of the strongest should survive. Weakness should be cast out before it risks the group as a whole. Garrosh feels that Thrall has brought this weakness into the Horde. After all, it was Thrall's return that ushered in the concept of mercy to the Horde. It's why he challenged him during the Wrath Launch Event. Now that Garrosh's bloodline no longer marks him as that weak element, but as the son of a hero, he wants to bring glory to the Horde. He wants victory or death, and the strongest to prevail. Humans aren't strong in his eyes. None of the Alliance is. And neither is Thrall, whose idea to scout Northrend, instead of directly defending against a threat to his people doesn't mesh to what Garrosh understands the Horde as.

I can't blame Garrosh for understanding the Horde as a different concept than Thrall sees it. After all, Lok'tar Ogar is still the battle cry. And judging by all those who follow his example of might makes right in Northrend, I'd say he's far from alone on his beliefs. Despite Thrall's noble direction for the Horde, you can lead a zherva to water, but you can't make it drink.

BlizzCon 2009: WoW Game Systems panel live blog {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2009 5:39PM I feel your pain, but one or even ten guilds a server does not make. I too more or less just like to work on solo content. And I have been in countless guilds over that time. Eventually I found a fit. One time a few of us who had been in several horrible guilds on an even worse server got tired of it and hopped, formed our own guild, and kept it pretty exclusive for a while (It's sense gotten more inclusive, but we still don't put up with a ton of unacceptable behavior). Don't lose hope because of a few (or even a lot) of dumb annoying "kids". Guilds can be a ton of fun, even just as a glorified IRC at times. Just don't be afraid to jump ship when you see it's not a fit, and keep looking for a good one in your downtime.

Blizzard working to fix graphics issues on Macs {WoW}

Aug 18th 2009 7:30PM Well, that explains those issues. Should I consider it fortunate that both of my 7300GT's fried themselves in a month and I switched to an ATI HD card? My gamer side says yes. My wallet... not so much. (Yes, I'm a Mac gamer. Yes, I worship Bootcamp. :P )

Shifting Perspectives: Leveling 21-30, part 2 {WoW}

Aug 18th 2009 7:26PM I for one welcome Troll Druids, namely for the several completely reasonable explanations above. That and I would LOVE to see more lore about the Loa be included. Trolls, to me at least, have far and away the most interesting religious beliefs. Especially amongst the different tribes of the empires. Maybe even some delving into the mystery that is Ula-Tek.

The Queue: Are you a god? {WoW}

Jul 20th 2009 9:07PM The reason is that Presences, Stances and Auras are all classified as "stances" and go in the "stances" bar separate from the normal button bar. Hunter Aspects are classified as Spells, thus they get cast and cause you to dismount (as casting any spell would).

Why is it like that? Heck if I know.

The Queue: Are you a god? {WoW}

Jul 20th 2009 8:58PM Yes, Death Knights do need to grind their Argent Crusade rep up to Exalted for Crusader.
Yes, it sucks.

The Queue: Panda-monium edition {WoW}

Jul 5th 2009 12:27AM Actually, conceptually it fits. Ever try to bandage a gushing wound? It makes it very hard to keep that bandage on. Now if we could craft tourniquets...

Breakfast Topic: Is WoW too complex? {WoW}

Jul 5th 2009 12:22AM Try explaining the concept of Hit Cap to someone who has never played or just recently started playing WoW.

Yes, the game at a certain point becomes complex. How complex it becomes is dependent on how far you want to go, what you want to do, and what class you play (As a warlock, I thought I understood hit cap... then I played a melee class and then knew that I had understood nothing). If you want to become a member of a Realm First guild that cuts through bosses like butter, you will obviously have a much more complex task than if you just want to do dungeons and even that is complex in comparison to someone who just likes to achievement hunt...

The game is easy to play, hard to succeed, and nigh god-like to master.