Mar 28th 2010 1:41PM This was a fantastic write up, and really cleared up some things for me that I was unsure of about the orcs. You did such an awesome job explaining all the characters motivations far better than in any other article I've ever ready about it. I can't wait to read your article about the Forsaken and the other Horde races! Thanks for writing this!
Feb 11th 2010 8:21PM I agree, what's up with the Forsaken hatred? They're just trying to make a(n) (un)living like everyone else! They have a perfectly honest claim to the city of Lordaeron; ownership is 9/10 of the law as they say.
I play a Foresaken warlock, and it is my sentiment that if the Kingdom of Stormwind wants Lordaeron back so bad, than they can come get it.
We'll be waiting.
Feb 9th 2010 11:57AM Nomnomnom, I eats the programming.
Tastes like glory!
Feb 1st 2010 4:07PM I agree! I love my Dreadsteed and even though I have several pages of mounts now, I almost always go back to it. That quest was a blast, and I feel sorry for the new locks that will never experience it.
Plus, it's the coolest land mount ever, who wouldn't want it?
Jan 26th 2010 10:13AM I think you hit the nail on the head with this one. As an 'old-school' lock (I actually remember the quest for the dreadsteed) I think you are absolutely right. I have never pestered the healer for heals, and I normally whisper the healer to tell them not to heal me when I tap, and to only really worry about it when we're at a boss. I usually get a response telling me to 'tap away' since most 5-man content is easy these days, but I think it's up to the dps (and locks especially) to be mindful of our mana and health. We have many tools to get life back, and we shouldn't expect the healer to act as our mana battery.
Jan 7th 2010 11:46AM @truffled: First time I've seen a Neverending Story reference on here, lol. Nice one.
Nov 30th 2009 12:13PM I currently play a UD 'lock, I also have a UD priest, both male. My lock used to be human, started because all of my friends were on alliance side. This is a case where the class was more important than the race, and since I could only choose human or gnome, the human won hands down. I really don't want to play a 'cute' race, and even though the human was boring, it beat the gnome hands down. When I moved him over to horde I had to make him UD, they are just bad-ass looking, perfect for the warlock class.
They're not evil, just mis-understood :-)
If you start one from the very beginning you get a very good idea of where they are coming from and can actually understand their mindset. They're cruel because they have to be, they're 'ugly' because they're dead! They're pissed off because, well, they're dead and everyone/thing they have ever known is now gone. To me they have one of the most complicated and sympathetic back-stories. They are really the only race, imo, that can truly justify how they are now and have been through hell and back. It's refreshing to see a faction that is who they are with no sugar-coating or even an attempt at trying to posture themselves as fighting a noble cause. They're in it for survival, because without the strength and support of the horde they know they would be targeted by both factions since they are closely related to the scourge. (Considering that all of them have supposedly been part of the scourge before Sylvanas freed them)
I tried playing a Belf, and it got annoying after the first 10 levels or so, and while the orcs also make pretty bad-ass locks, ever since I saw the opening animation where the lock walks up and wipes out a party of murlocs without so much as a backward glance with the infernal tagging along behind, I thought that was the most wicked race/combo in the game.
As for trolls, they're cool, but I don't necessarily want to play one. I tried one as a DK and thought it was cool, but I'm partial to the warlock class. Call me evil. *shrug*
Nov 23rd 2009 3:28PM I was interested in seeing what UC looked like in Alpha and I found this video. They changed a lot!
Not sure it's better than it is now, but Blizz definitely changed quite a bit.
Oct 28th 2009 11:50AM My very first toon in WoW was a human warlock. All my friends that got me started in the game were alliance at the time, and the warlock class struck me as not only very different from the run of the mill classes available, but also the most bad-ass! I refuse to play a gnome, so human it was.
Now all my friends play Horde and I leveled an UD priest to 80, but I've never been very happy with the priest class but I really enjoy playing the UD. So I took the plunge and moved my human over and now he's an UD warlock. I kept the name the same, and from a RP perspective it makes a lot of sense. He died and came back and now has a deep-seated hatred for the alliance that scorned him. Takes the UD hatred for the living to a personal level.
That being said every so often I miss having skin :-) But it's a lot of fun on the BG's to go after my skin-full colleagues and show them what the UD are capable of. All in all I am thrilled with my change!
Oct 19th 2009 3:31PM I haven't seen this one mentioned yet, but the Warlock's den in Stormwind is under the inn "The Slaughtered Lamb", which is the exact same name as the inn in "An American Werewolf in London." I wonder if it will have to be renamed what with the Worgen joining the Alliance, they may get confused and think it's a Worgen hang-out spot.