Mar 29th 2012 1:11AM http://www.wowpedia.org/Tales_of_the_Past#Contradictions_to_lore
There are quite a few problems with it beyond just when it was made and the liberties taken with the lore -- there are references to a monotheistic God named God that's clearly a Judeo-Christian thing that Warcraft just doesn't support. Putting aside the whole Mary Sue character development, it was still pretty sloppy writing at best.
Mar 29th 2012 1:09AM @razion
I dunno, the references to a monotheistic entity of God (and named God) really stick out no matter when the machinima was made.
Wowpedia has a list of problems with it. Some are a result of its taking freedom with the lore, and some are outright wrong even by just vanilla.
Mar 28th 2012 7:07PM Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person that doesn't like Tales of the Past. A lot of the writing and dialogue doesn't seem to mesh well with the Warcraft universe, and the main character, Blazer, just screams Mary Sue.
I'm not saying it's not a great -technical- achievement, but actually watching it is a pretty grueling experience for me.
Dec 5th 2011 9:42AM I transmogged into Judgement, but I've also seen a TON more people using Lightbringer than Judgement.
I think a lot of people are so afraid of looking like others that they're shunning Judgement, so hardly anyone is actually wearing it even as they stare at the set sitting in their Void Bank with sad, watery eyes...
Nov 20th 2011 7:36PM I love that you got this far completely ignoring all the comments about people wanting more quality storytelling for Alliance, rather than more zones.
Nov 17th 2011 10:47AM @MattKrotzer
People treat non-raiders as though their game ends at Patch x.0. Sure, you don't need stellar gear to do dailies (although I remember the Tol Barad dailies being a huge pain on my fresh 85), but Blizz does still release new 5-mans. They don't present the same challenge or have the same high profile as raid dungeons, but for non-raiders, those sequential new 5-mans are their progression.
Lots of folk had a tough time with the Heroic Icecrown dungeons when they were first released, especially Halls of Reflection. It's not that bizarre for non-raiders to want to scrape together what gear they can to be as prepared as possible.
Nov 12th 2011 1:49PM Actually, if memory serves, the Rested XP bonus started out at 200%... then dropped to 100%, and then cut to 50% after some time in order to keep players from spending too much time playing.
They dropped the 50% XP part of it, and eventually replaced it with "Remember to take all things in moderation, even World of Warcraft!".
Nov 12th 2011 1:43PM We have this problem in our house, too... which we can directly link to having just bought a brand new Netgear router. When I turn my computer on, the first time I log into WoW I need to put in the Authenticator code, and subsequent logins do not require it until I turn my computer off then back on.
As for why, I honestly couldn't tell you. Perhaps you too recently got a new router, or maybe someone changed your router settings.
Nov 10th 2011 7:53PM I would have loved to see things like Transmogrification and Darkmoon Faire added in earlier as 4.3, and the Dragon Soul raid and 5-mans being added in 4.4 at a later date.
Transmog has been ready for-EVER-sauce, the only reason to hold it back is... well, as everyone else said, to make 4.3 a huge patch that's meant to grab and hold people away from SW:TOR.
Maybe when TOR is out, Blizz can get around to those smaller, more constant content patches.
Oct 26th 2011 10:48AM When I was young, maybe 10 or 11, I used to go to the used book store and buy books like BattleTech and Aliens novels. They were violent and gory, and I loved them.
I'm 26 now though. I don't have the same kind of free time as I used to, and my tastes have sophisticated some. Warcraft novels may be okay, maybe even pretty good, but I'm not going to pick one up instead of Wise Man's Fear or A Dance with Dragons. I don't have time to read all the books I'd like to, and things like the Warcraft books are the first things to fall off that list.
Obviously the books are making enough money to be worth it to them, or I'd ask why they bother writing, printing, and selling something that boils down to a Wowpedia entry for most of their players.