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The Queue: Ancient memes for ancient connections {WoW}

Jun 24th 2011 12:24PM Speaking of Vrykul, what is happening with them now that the LK is dead? How is their "political" landscape and is there a chance that they can become friendly?

In fact: What do you think will happen with those left behind up in Northrend? (Dalaran and the Kirin Tor, The Kalu'ak, etc.?

One last thing: What is the scourge as a whole doing now? Are they just all stuffed up in Icecrown, idling and waiting for something to do? And do we have any evidence of the Argent Crusade watching over this part of the world still?

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: Genesis of the Infinite Dragonflight {WoW}

Mar 6th 2011 8:53PM Problem is, at least the way I saw it, the Titans told Nozdurmu that he would die NO MATTER WHAT he did.

If I was told the same thing, I think I would go ahead and try to change anything for the good of the world before my time comes. Hence the COT instances.

Or I would play the part leading to my demise, but I would have no emotions to it.

I really hope that this isn't another good guy goes bad again; they can be good stories, but WoW has overused them far too much. =(!

Know Your Lore: Garrosh Hellscream, part 1 {WoW}

Dec 4th 2010 8:08PM I've read the article posted in the community site. And I must say that I still hate Garrosh:

While the NE may have been pricks in the past, they certainly have a right to, specially towards the orcs. By attacking Ashenvale, Garrosh has made things even more worst!

The Night Elfs have always been arrogant, but the new lore implemented after the Shattering shows that they are starting to move away from that. In fact, they are starting to become far more honorable than the Tauren. (Albeit, only the Draenei beat them in terms of a sense of morality). Perhaps its somewhat late; still it doesn't give anyone the right to come and literally destroy the Night Elf's home.

The Night Elfs have been stretched thin and they have lost so much...Yes, because of their arrogance, but now its just plainly messed up. How would like someone coming to destroy your house(or a tornado striking), after already being robbed?

Back to the community site story, a female orc tells Garrosh that his people have to pay their price for killing Cenarius (who btw helped save Azeroth) and their crimes. Yet, Garrosh turns around and goes all out on Ashenvale...how sickening.

I'am not saying that the orcs didn't need the lumber or w/e, but he could have struck a deal, specially when Varian has shown before that he wanted to end the strife between the two factions. In the story, we see how he really only wants the glory in things (He threatened Blackfist only to get on Thrall's good side!) Overall, Garrosh is just hotheaded, who has no clue about the big picture...Its the reason why the Trolls hate him. The only good thing that has come out of his leadership is that he is being a total ass to the Forsaken and even then his work seems questionable. (WTF did Gilneas do to them? Why did they have to bomb poor SouthShore? Why do they need more land? Why must they kill, instead of waiting for humans to die naturally?)

Anyway, Garrosh could be doing a lot of things differently and so far he has only been shown to be a glory hog.

At least Varian has some attachment to this people, he may have a temper, but we can't entirely blame him for it. (And aside from feeling bad about his Father, Garrosh has no place in thinking he can do whatever he wants in a world that doesn't even belong to the darn orcs in the first place.)

Encrypted Text: An interview with the ever-cautious Aldriana {WoW}

Nov 10th 2010 9:21PM I've always wondered how theorycrafters go about building all these spreadsheets and so on. I love math, studying Calc 2 atm, but I look at the stuff I'am studying and I can hardly make the connection.

Perhaps a nice short "Theorycrafting for Dummies: Spreadsheets, etc" can be made? (Or linked if it already exist?)

Spiritual Guidance: Does Cataclysm spell the end for Vampiric Embrace? {WoW}

Nov 10th 2010 4:41PM Nice post! Though I think you're forgetting something very important: You're comparing the "endgame" of one expansion to the "starting" of another.

When Wrath opened up, dps wasn't as high nor did Blizzard plan for such large gear jumps.
I bet that VE was healing for less back then, at least compared to endgame BC.

If you look at it now I bet Wrath VE is closer to what it was in the end of BC, though perhaps not as high. Either way, I hope you can see where I'am going with this: Its too early to judge.

Blizzard: Expect more in-game cinematics in the future {WoW}

Nov 2nd 2010 8:22PM I like the in-game cinematics. My problem rises in the fact that they use very poor models...humans *cough*.

Anyway, they could probably add a bit more of accurate lip motion, but I understand the limitations and in reality that is just me nick-picking. Overall, kudos to them and I hope we get to see more cinematics. (Perhaps one per major zone?)

Breakfast Topic: Is WoW worth it when it's a full-time job? {WoW}

Jul 19th 2010 8:26AM My guild only raids three time a week (H 10/12 Approx. 4 hours each night). We're considered hard core and as a DPSer, its not that hard to keep up with the consumables, etc.

Having said that, I do put more time into the game doing achievements and so on.
Its interesting that while i do about 20-30 hours a week, the time just flies by! I guess iam having fun being "hard-core," but I do know we all go into burntout phases and after a while its either go casual or quit WOW.

If I had to choose though, I think I would just choose to reduce my play time to only those three raid nights(Top 100 guilds are probably only doing two) and not work on anything else. Albeit, as long as RL and Blizz permits it.

Breakfast Topic: How realms evolve (or don't) {WoW}

May 28th 2010 1:02PM I think there are several things Blizzard could probably choose to do:

1. Make guards own and scale with expansions.

2. Implement systems that work like the one coming to for Patch 3.5 on WG.

3. Negative ratings on pvp points(arena and BG points are becoming one in cata), so that you cant kill a person X lvls below you or owned a person within a short period of time, unless they are in a PVP setting or flagged for PVP(perhaps inducing a different PVP flag)

4. Asshattery should be reportable in the same way you can report spammers.

5. Build more in-game AND in-server incentives for people to build knit tight communities.

The Queue: We love fasty, too {WoW}

Mar 4th 2010 2:14PM Just fyi, this info is a bit inaccurate......First, not everyone is turning in all the info. they should.

Secondly, notice how alot of these specs are all within 1k dps of each other......

The Light and How to Swing It: Keeping the tank alive {WoW}

Feb 21st 2010 5:45PM Personally i think the combo Divine Favor+Holy+instant Flash is to be used when the tank needs to move but so do you. It can helps since you know that a lot of instants are gonna heal the tank, a good healer is aware of his options and will act according to the situation.

Ultimately, always work out who is healing who and call out for help if you need it:p