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Patch 3.3.3 PTR: Ruby Sanctum and Echo Isles music {WoW}

Mar 12th 2010 12:50AM So I'm trying to avoid too many spoilers about the Echo Isles and Gnomeragan 'events' or what have you, so this seems like a safe enough place to ask this: does anyone know/has it been revealed what level these events are aimed at? Perhaps more importantly, what gear level? I'm a strictly solo player, and while I have a level 80, and a level 76 (and at this rate possibly a level 80 Horde by the time this is released) there is no way I could experience this content if it would be considered on the same level as ICC (or heck, even Ulduar. I think I got that reverse progression right).

I can definitely understand why it would be aimed at top level player if that is what happens, but it seems like it'll be such a shame if more people can't partake in the saving of these iconic (if bothersome) lower level areas. Giveaway: Stormrage by Richard A. Knaak {WoW}

Feb 24th 2010 9:16PM Beats buying it.

The Queue: Roflstomping bosses in patch 4.0.2 {WoW}

Feb 10th 2010 11:43PM So I've read and reread (it seems to make the wait go by faster) all of the announced features coming to our little World with the release of Cataclysm, but do we have any clue what the expansion disc will actually include? We know that when the Cataclysm hits, everyone's going to be exploring the same destroyed Barrens, Darkshore, etc, but what will be available solely for the people who buy the expansion?

I'll assume the new race zones (and races, of course). I'm going to assume the new class/race combination's will be available to everyone, but the new dungeons won't be. It just doesn't seem to include as much as the previous expansions, when it comes to exclusive content. It's not like they can close off the Wetlands now, since it's already existing in the Eastern Kingdoms (though of course they could make Deathwing's lair invite only of course).

Any ideas?

Around Azeroth: Warning sign {WoW}

Sep 28th 2009 12:52AM Like I said, if I hadn't watched that, I'd have had no clue. And if it wasn't a draenei, I might have written it off as you just liking it's meaning (which I believe is Blue Lagoon), but being both, I thought of the Diva.

Around Azeroth: Warning sign {WoW}

Sep 26th 2009 4:10PM I just watched the Fifth Element again for the first time this decade the other night, or else I'd never have recognized Plavalaguna's name.

The Queue: Questions, comments, complaints... {WoW}

Sep 16th 2009 5:09PM I am not sure whether to ask this here, or "All The World's A Stage", but here goes.. I am a sometime RPer and I have a good deal of interest in the different racial guard units: The Sentinels, Mountaineers, Kor'Kron Elite, etc. So my question is, does equipment exist in game (that is available to players, natch) to allow for someone to 'dress' like these NPCs? I know the Sentinels bad ass shuriken isn't available to players (or wasn't in vanilla wow), and the Stormwind plate is wearable, but how about the others? Specifically, I like the Mountaineer's matching hood and armor, and wonder if anyone knows of a similar set of clothing if that specific ones isn't available.

BlizzCon 2009: interviews Richard Knaak Part II {WoW}

Aug 28th 2009 11:47PM I have to agree with Saint, here. I think the first Knaak story I read was the manga trilogy, and being manga I kind of assumed it was being translated by Knaak, and not penned by him (which I believe is not the case), and was really surprised that your average English speaker could write something so weak. Correction, an average English speaker was being PAID to write something so weak. Being manga, I forgave it and spent more time looking at the pretty pictures (amazing art, even if it doesn't really tie-in to the games art much).

Then I read the Ancients Trilogy, and while better, it was still rough going. I was pretty entrenched in the game at the time and was able to power through on account of not being able to play at work, so I read the books instead. And honestly, I'd probably have said they were good books if Krasus and Rhonin were not there (I never really considered them as Mary Sues, I just didn't care for them much); I quite liked Brox, and the bit with the dragons was good (they were not all just hanging out in Dragonblight back then, so it was more of a treat to read about them), and anything that has Maiev is alright in my book.

And then I tried Night of the Dragon. I didn't read Day of the Dragon, and hardly intend to now, but I thought I'd give NotD a try both since I was invested into the game again, and because I was intrigued by a draenei character; I am still unsure of how best to roleplay mine, so this seemed like a good place to do some research. It's still sitting on my bookshelf, literally being overshadowed by Arthas.

Somewhat off the topic, I love Ms. Golden's work, partly because it tends to be so personal as opposed to the epics that Knaak writes. I didn't care much for Arthas, but that's because I've played Warcraft III and the human campaign is my least favorite, so this just compounded upon that. But I think Lord of the Clans and Rise of the Horde are proof that books based on video games don't have to be sub-par, like someone else mentioned. They might not win any awards, but I can think back upon them fondly at least. And since I'm pretty much Alliance mostly, it says something that she's single-handedly made me care for Thrall.

Ahem, back on topic, I don't have anything against Knaak, it just disappoints me that he's going to be tackling Malfurion's tale, since I am interested in said tale, but I don't know if I'll be able to stomach it. Maybe if Krasus doesn't show up it'll be OK.

The great hunter nerf of 2008 {WoW}

Dec 10th 2008 12:14AM So it's funny, I had a hunter main before WotLK, but now I'm enjoying my DK too much to look back. What's most interesting to me is that both characters have just entered into Outland (I am a slow leveler) and the DK is simply cakewalking (that doesn't seem like a a proper term) his way through Hellfire. Meanwhile my similarly leveled hunter has to stop and bandage after almost every fight. What I am getting at is, if my Hunter is doing so much DPS, I am worried about what they might do to my Blood-specialized Death Knight next.

In somewhat related news, I don't think I use a single one of the abilities mentioned above, except for Steady Shot, so I suppose I shouldn't be too unhappy. Then again, maybe that is why I am finding my hunter so 'difficult'.

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 2 - 60-day game time card {WoW}

Nov 11th 2008 4:39PM Still Zhevraless.

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 4 - 60-day game time card {WoW}

Nov 9th 2008 11:17PM Cause I wanna Zhevra!