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BlizzCon 2009 ticket sales are done {WoW}

Jun 1st 2009 12:08PM Take it from someone who has been, you aren't missing much. Talking to others who have been to other conventions like comic, Blizzcon is the worst. It has nothing to do with Blizzard or the programming, but the demeanor and attitude of the people attending.

All I can say is that think about all the negative stereotypers that you read in game and on the forums, because that's exactly what you're going to witness firsthand. Of course, there will be exceptions

What's your best BlizzCon memory? {WoW}

May 16th 2009 3:35PM The bad smell and the press of social awkwardness of so many of the attendants.

It was my first convention for anything, so it may be like that for all them?

Val'anyr is a Paladin weapon {WoW}

Apr 28th 2009 4:11PM Yeah, the proc goes hand in hand with the massive heals Paladins are known for.

MMO Roundup: Last week on Massively {WoW}

Apr 28th 2009 12:36PM GW is the typical mainstream game and isnt meant to be a life style like pay to play MMO's (WoW, EQ2)

Blizzard's hate (/love?) relationship with consoles {WoW}

Mar 27th 2009 9:23AM I'm not sure how well it do on consoles. I don't think console gamers would put up massive time sinks, bugs, constant re-balancing of the game and monthly fee.

Yeah I know WoW is casual friendly, buts that's only when you compare it to other MMO's. Telling a console gamer that it takes 200+ hours to reach lvl cap will probably result in a heart attack. Also, WoW has such limited game play so the fun factor of doing the same tasks over and over again wouldn't go over well.

Pardo at GDC lunch: It's all about nailing the execution {WoW}

Mar 26th 2009 10:22PM Yeah, i find most people are reluctant to admit they play WoW. I know I don't tell people that I play WoW whenever games come up in a conversation. MMO's in general still have a stigma and is a niche audience IMO.

Chinese release of Wrath of the Lich King still delayed {WoW}

Mar 11th 2009 4:35PM People always make a big deal about America's censorship and how its because of religion. Well look at atheist countries like China and the former Soviet Union. I never understood this notion that somehow its always religion behind such motivations. I know plenty of atheist who don't like sexual images in media, especially if its targeted at children.

A plea against vehicle combat {WoW}

Feb 17th 2009 6:15PM One thing I've learned over the years of gaming is that RPG players are extremely conservative and reluctant to accept anything that deviates from tradition RPG mechanics.

Also, many of them play RPG for stats and that's one of the reasons why MMO players are hesitant at the idea of true skill based game play, whether in the form challenging Raid content or PVP.

A plea against vehicle combat {WoW}

Feb 17th 2009 6:08PM It's necessary for Blizzard to continue and try to add new mechanics in order to keep WoW fresh. They aren't trying to reinvent the wheel, but merely evolve the game play, which WoW has very little of.

Naturally, the dislike of PVE vehicle mechanics shows that Blizzards has a ways to go to educate the conservative populace on expanding their horizons

Warsong Gulch revisited {WoW}

Feb 11th 2009 6:26PM I think too much of the games integrity have already been sacrificed for the fast and dont like to think crowd. The best solution is too remove the WSG mark requirement for the turn in quest and leave WSG as is.

WSG is a very fun BG for organized players at 80 and the lower twink brackets.

On a related note, since AV marks are no longer required can we get a petition going to have the original AV reinstated?