Apr 26th 2009 5:29PM They are. "History is written by those in power". Every aspect of this article is written from an Alliance bias. He conveniently ignores certain parts of the story and every "point" is made strictly with an Alliance spin. He'll throw in the "Horde apologists" comments with Rush Limbaugh-like spin to make the counters seem impotent when in reality he is softening those arguments by leaving out pertinent information or oversimplifying the counter argument so it seems to hold no weight.
The author would be a great counterpoint guest on Fox News.
Apr 26th 2009 5:12PM You're missing the point though. The argument by the author is that they found out the land was taken and attacked. The "reality" (since this is all fiction anyway, reality gets quotes) is that the NE's attacked as soon as they found out they were settling/logging. The author condemns the Horde for taking up arms and not sending emissaries, yet ignores the fact that NE's attacked the Warsong without any attempt at talks. They immediately took up arms and attacked. Hypocrisy at it's typical Alliance finest.
Apr 12th 2009 3:47PM "Blizz has absolutely destroyed the need for guilds when you can pug EVERY single encounter in the game by puging it. Yes, you CAN pug 3d sarth granted you can't do it with the majority of the players in the game but it can be pugged."
That's quite possibly the dumbest comment I've heard yet. PuG raiding the hardest content in the game has been around since vanilla wow and guilds are still around. The first C'thun kill on my old server was a PuG.
PuG's doing content like that aren't your typical PuG. They are generally the best players from top guilds getting together. It's only considered a PuG because it's players from multiple guilds (more often than not, there is at least one guild that has a large percentage of the group). It's not just a bunch of random people asking in /trade for a Sarth 3D group and being successful.
Jan 29th 2009 2:26PM OMG, that made me laugh so hard. That is pure brilliance.
Jan 29th 2009 1:56PM Another of my favorites was when my roomate was out of town for a month, I talked him into leaving me his account info in case I needed an enchant. I logged in to his account just before he got back, stripped him naked, put his hearthstone and all his gear in the bank, then logged him out in Iron Forge. He got home, logged in, and never having played Alliance had no idea where he was. Took him forever to figure out where he was. He called me and expletives ensued. We laugh about it now.
Jan 29th 2009 12:40PM My favorite prank was one I was actually victim of on my very first ever "raid" way back in vanilla WoW. I hit 60 about 6 months after release (is it just me, or did 1-60 seem like a lifetime to reach when WoW first came out?) and was new in our guild. We were months from being ready to be a 40-man raiding guild, hell at the time I think there might have even been maybe one guild even in MC on our server. But we did have UBRS "on farm", which was actually an accomplishment back then.
Anyway, my very first "raid" in UBRS, we finally make it to The Beast's room and the raid leader asks "OK, who's here for the first time?" and 3 or 4 of us respond. He has us do a /roll and I win. He proceeds to tell me to put my pet on passive and on stay near the group (hunter at the time) and when I'm ready, put myself on walk (the /) and slowly walk towards the Beast. Every once in a while he'd say something like "whoah, slow down! Slower! This is really important. If you move too fast it'll aggro him!" So I'm nervous as hell, not wanting to embarrass myself on my first raid. Nobody wants to be the noob. So finally I get into aggro range the Beast starts charging forward and he yells "Aw man, you moved to quickly! Everyone attack" and just as he says it, the Beast rushes me and punts me across the room.
I thought I'd wiped the raid, and apologizing "Dan sorry guys, I swear I was moving as slow as I could! I'm sorry guys!" but pretty soon all the guys who'd been there before were laughing their butts off in vent.
Needless to say, when we made it into MC and they said, "Hey everyone, if you go over to the window over there you can see Ragnaros" I was wary as heck. I slowly made my way over there and when I saw the first 3-4 people drop stayed well away.
To this day, that is still one of my favorite memories in WoW.
Jan 27th 2009 9:23PM You had the Salus Novus thing last week, they got a three day ban as they deserved.
Jan 27th 2009 3:02PM That was planned when they first announced WotLK. Before Activision, before the current economic state. So it really isn't a good point.
Jan 9th 2009 10:00AM 20 emblems is a minimum of 4 heroics a day even with doing the heroic daily since there is only three 5-emblem heroics.
To put it in perspective, getting the shoulder token would be 4+ heroics a day, 7 days a week, for a full month. For a pair of shoulders. Not sure how much of a life you have outside WoW and a "full time job" but that doesn't leave much room for anything else, and that's not a very efficient use of time. At that point, you may as well join a raiding guild doing 25-man content, at least you'd get more than just a pair of shoulders.