Jan 14th 2011 12:49AM God I hate Rift with a burning passion, and I don't even know anything about it.
I work at an EB Games. We have a TV hanging from the ceiling which plays advertisements for new and upcoming games, and every month we get a new dvd to put in it. This month's DVD features Rift. I've yet to even actually watch the advertisement whenever it comes on, but I can HEAR it, and it is the most condescending, bad marketing-style bullshit I have heard in a very long time. I realize the goal with your game is to hype it up and get people to want to buy it, but the advertisement they play pretty much claims that Rift will have the single most polished MMO launch in history, that it will have more content than any other MMO, oh, and that every other MMO on the market is terrible and you should feel bad if you play them. And I hear this same commercial several times a day, and every time I hear it, it makes me hope that the game tanks so hard it bankrupts the whole company, that's what kind of reaction their marketing has instilled in me. I don't know anything about the game itself, but I do know that it's literally, 100% impossible for them to live up to what their marketing has promised (smooth, perfect launch? laughable), and that their marketing is filled with so much douchebaggery that it actively turns me off of their product before I've even got an idea what it is they're selling, and that does not bode well for their game.
Dec 19th 2010 1:44AM I don't understand why anyone would ever claim Sylvanas, or anyone for that matter, didn't know about the blight in advance. The existence of the blight was secret to no one, what with the forsaken's storyline for so long focused entirely around creating it. In Dragonblight, when the blight is finally completed and delivered, Overlod Agmar at Agmar's Hammer even congratulates you on personally testing and perfecting the Horde's new super weapon. Everyone, or at least a good majority of the horde, and even the alliance, knew the Forsaken were creating the Blight. However, the Forsaken regularly would remind them it was 'just for use on the undead/our enemies'. So the surprise wasn't the existence of the blight, it was the fact that they used it so willingly on their allies.
As an aside, I
Dec 16th 2010 12:47AM @Skarlette There are female Taunka, but they seem to just use the same model as ordinary female Tauren, or at least are so similar as to be nearly indistinguishable.
Dec 16th 2010 12:43AM @Tornapart I'd hardly call Maiev honourable, considering how she left Tyrande to die and then lied about it to Malfurion. Or how she absolutely refused to stop hunting Illidan for even one second, even when he wasn't doing anything evil.
Dec 4th 2010 11:27PM Because she wasn't showing the Warcraft 3 events, she was showing Garrosh's vision of the Warcraft 3 events, as well as giving people a view of an awesome event to experience which is sadly no longer in-game as of Cataclysm.
Dec 1st 2010 11:46PM When exactly did Theradras ally herself with the Old Gods? I haven't done any questing in Desolace since before the Shattering, but I know there were no Old God related quests prior to the Shattering that involved her. And it's not like every single elemental ever was, or still does, work for the Old Gods. I mean, if that was the case, I imagine we'd be trying to kill Therazane in Cataclysm instead of getting rep with her, and Shamanism wouldn't be regarded as a good thing if all the elementals they kept calling upon for aid were all evil Old God minions. Even in the Cataclysm event when Theradras was a level 80 boss, she was basically telling Cho'gall off in the starting RP, and saying that she was only sending Earth elementals out to cause a ruckus because it was mildly amusing. So is this Old God connection something that's new to Desolace questing, or is it really just an assumption that people are making?
Nov 19th 2010 4:55PM @TyriellthePally
Okay, this probably isn't the best place to be having this discussion, but think about this logically for a moment. Pollution is very much a real thing, you can't deny that it exists, or that it's ripped a hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica. Since the supposed cause of global warming is from all the pollution and waste we've caused, what are the downsides to cutting back on those things? Even if global warming turns out to be a fake, or something that we're completely uninvolved in, all reducing our carbon footprint would result in is cleaner air to breath, and drinking water that won't mutate your kids. Tell me how that's a bad thing again? Regardless of whether global warming is real, we should be actively doing what we can about it anyways, because in the end it's still what's best for the health of both the planet and the people living on it in the long run.
Nov 11th 2010 4:39PM I'm gonna be honest, this is actually greatly disappointing to me. Yes, having my character looking like a clown sucked, but it was a side effect of having a lot of gear with a wide variety of different appearances to it. While you're leveling set may have looked lame, you could mix and match pieces to get some very surprising and cool looks for simply hanging around. This change only seems like it'll take the plague of 'every piece of my gear looks the damned same' that started in Wrath, and spread it around to the early levels.
Nov 9th 2010 4:29PM @ThePirate
So, according to you, so long as the game is great, it doesn't matter if the people who made it don't get paid for their work, right? Afterall, all that we should care about is that it's good, while ignoring the fact that if the people who made the game don't get paid for their work, they'll be both unable to and have no reason to keep making more great games. As a result, having one great game now costs us multiple great games in the future. As a gamer, we have no reason to care? Do you have a mental illness that prevents you from thinking more than five minutes ahead? Or do you just choose not to? You should care because the things you do matter. Actions have consequences, and everyone should care about what goes on behind the scenes. To think that it doesn't affect you, or that you don't affect it, is ignorant, and jackasses like Bobby Kotick are relying on people like you in order to prove to their shareholders that this kind of unethical behaviour works, encouraging them to do it more.
Oct 29th 2010 2:51AM Our druid tank has been solo tanking Lich King from the Val'kyr phase onwards since when the buff was only at 5%. I don't think that's a Savage Defense thing so much as a gear quality + ICC buff thing.
Now, if you wanna talk about things that don't feel right, ever since the patch, we've been disregarding Necrotic Plague entirely.