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The Queue: Back in the land of weather {WoW}

Oct 26th 2011 12:38PM Little Diablo, Baby Panda and Zergling.

Not many of us with Vanilla's collector's edition around nowadays.

The Queue: ATHF Insider {WoW}

Sep 27th 2011 12:35PM Tanks have never had a legendary, the usual excuse is that there's no single weapon that all four classes use. But I've always thought it would be easy to go around that hurdle, make the people choose during a quest whether they want a one-handed axe or a poleaxe. Warriors and Paladins get the one-handed axe, DK and Druids get the poleaxe (just switch the stats around a bit).

Yeah it's a bit more job than creating a single item, but it doesn't seem like it'd be THAT much more work.

Gold Capped: Is prospecting still worth it? {WoW}

Aug 29th 2011 9:03PM The way I do it is pretty simple. Buy ore (both elementium and obsidium) and embersilk cloth when they're cheap. Craft the rings, amulets and fist weapon, disenchant those. Use the enchanting mats to make both enchants (Enchant Cloak - Greater Intellect sometime goes for 800g on my server) and bags.
Even on slow days I usually get double what I've spent.

Know Your Lore: Current Horde politics - the Orcs, page 3 {WoW}

Mar 27th 2010 10:24PM Liked the article, finally someone who seemed to understand that the orcs weren't a peaceful pastoral people before being completely turned around by the demonic corruption.

Even before the corruption the orcs (not an actual Horde at that point) were a bellicose race. They revered people called Hellscream, Blackhand the Destroyer, Spinebreaker, Bladefist, etc, they congregated in clans named: Warsong, Bleeding Hollow, Shattered Hand, etc, they had rituals that included self-mutilation, and the list could go on.

There was nothing particularly peaceful about orcish society and as such I think Garrosh's vision of what the Horde should be is probably closer to what a lot of orcs desire than Thrall's. Of course some of the old guard agrees with Thrall, but Saurfang still led Orgrim's Hammer against the Alliance in Icecrown Citadel and Nazgrel seemed like he would prefer to stand by Garrosh.

I think that a lot of people are seeing the whole Thrall/Garrosh situation with their own set of values, and not with the orc's. A lot of NPC are probably pissed at being pushed around by the Alliance, being constantly reminded that they scrapped their own world by allowing themselves to be corrupted. As such, to their eyes, Garrosh might represent a leader that would help them move forward.

Punishment for NetEase coming this month in China {WoW}

Jan 6th 2010 11:44AM It's not legal for a non-chinese company to ask for subscriptions in China.
So Blizzard has to sell the rights of the game to a chinese company that will in turn sell subscriptions.

China might've opened up a bit, but it's still a communist country.

Know Your Lore: The Alliance {WoW}

Dec 30th 2009 6:33PM While some NPCs (namely Jaina) disagree with Varian's reaction to the Wrathgate, I think Blizzard is trying to show us that a large part of the Alliance is fed up with the Horde, those present at the Wrathgate, veterans from the first two wars (some are seen wandering Stormwind), those who lost loved ones to the Horde off-shots (namely Forsaken, and Shadow Council), probably think it was about time someone took an hard line with the Horde.

As for Magni, well he was always a bit of an isolationnist, he wanted to shut off Ironforge to prevent dwarven involvement and he's never been shown as extremely insterested in Brann's adventures, and he still holds a grudge against the Lich King. So when Varian said the Alliance would concentrate on Icecrown instead of Ulduar, he probably agreed.

WoW 5th Anniversary Giveaway: 2 Tuskarr Kite loot codes {WoW}

Nov 24th 2009 10:29AM This is a comment too.

WoW 5th Anniversary Giveaway: Spectral Kitten loot code {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2009 10:16AM This is a comment.

A critical examination of Garrosh Hellscream {WoW}

Sep 21st 2009 10:09PM Well, Orcs invaded and destroyed his kingdom, assassinated his father, his foster father, his second-in-command, attempted to assassinate his son and finally took Varian into slavery.
Of course, every time it was just a part of the Horde or Horde look-a-likes that perpetrated the acts, but to Varian's eyes, it all looks like the same bunch.
So really, he has every reason in the world to hate the Horde.

BlizzCon 2009: First impressions of Cataclysm races {WoW}

Aug 28th 2009 2:19PM Thrall had his parents assassinated and kingdom destroyed by humans? Oh no, wait the orcs did that to themselves. Did one of Thrall's best friend get murdered in a cowardly and treacherous attack by members of the Alliance? Did apparent members of the Alliance attempt to assassinate Thrall and his son multiple times? Did Thrall get attacked, imprisoned and enslaved by the Alliance every time he attempted diplomatic parley?

Nah.
Their experiences are totally different. While it's true that they both became Gladiators for the opposing side, the context is completely different.
You also have to remember that the Alliance is used to controlling the whole of Azeroth, and then a green Horde warped in from another world, tried to slaughter all of the Alliance and then, some twenty odd years later, the Horde informed them that, since they had already destroyed their own world, they now want to install themselves on the theirs.
And that whole thing about it being the Old Horde, doesn't stand, when you have towns called Kargath, Orgrimmar, Grommash, all elegies to the people who butchered the Alliance for no reason other than to feed their bloodlust.