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WoW Moviewatch: Caution Jig! {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 10:48AM Ugh, forgot to add the "@viciouspen" part. Of course the comment system proceeded to fail to insert my reply where it should have gone. My retort kinda lost its pertinence...

WoW Moviewatch: Caution Jig! {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 10:42AM re: "...wowinsider deleted my comment"

How foolish did you feel about that accusation when the page refreshed? There's this thing called "server-side page caching" you should look into. If a sheeple such as I can comprehend it, I'm certain that a superior intellect such as yours can sort it out.

WoW Moviewatch: Caution Jig! {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 6:43PM They did an excellent job at matching the animations to the beat. The choice in visuals was also very good. Dancing around the world evoked the delight of Matt Harding's music video travelogues.

Know Your Lore: The curious dissonance of Alliance leveling {WoW}

Apr 1st 2012 9:53PM @jealouspirate re: "Why isn't Tyrande here?!"

One of my biggest dismays with the Cataclysm stories is the marginalization of Tyrande. She led the Night Elves as a religious presence, a military leader, and a political force. Malfurion shows up, and suddenly she's a meek shadow.

While the male druids slumbered, night elf society was practically a matriarchy. Tyrande and the Sentinels rebuilt and fostered their civilization with Elune as their guiding light. Why are the men in the foreground at Tyrande's expense?

I'm okay with the developments that happened with Malfurion, Cenarius, and Staghelm. I'm not okay with Tyrande stepping aside as a consequence. I'm hoping that Mists will correct this imbalance.

Mists of Pandaria Beta: New icons make questing a breeze {WoW}

Mar 30th 2012 7:44PM @Luotian re: "Except a lot of people won't read the text."

I think a lot of people have been conditioned to ignore quest text because of the vagueness of their "clues". If the quest text were improved to be descriptively useful, people might actually rely on them as a matter of course. Useful descriptors combined with visually distinct targets that don't blend into the environment could condition players to read and search.

Current quest text give the impression of being given a generic direction, with the expectation that the player should then do a tedious grid search. That's a time-waster and no one would accept such useless instructions in real life ("Find my wife, who may or may not be alive, somewhere down the road from here." Really?!). When you tell people to travel and talk to someone they've never met surely you give them something more than "Go to the city and talk to John Doe."

Mists of Pandaria Beta: New icons make questing a breeze {WoW}

Mar 30th 2012 7:07PM @Snuzzle re: "Imo if you need huge icons above characters' heads to show a player who to talk to, you didn't make the quest clear enough."

I agree with this. I don't understand why game NPCs go out of their way to be uselessly vague. When you give directions you should be descriptive.

"Go to Orgrimmar and speak to one of the guards. Ask where the Alchemy trainer is located. When you find the trainer, there'll be a panda snorting opium nearby. He's the one who'll sell you meth."

The Queue: Braggosh Day {WoW}

Mar 30th 2012 6:44PM re: "...new players will be hopelessly lost with abilities they have no clue how to use."

I'm fairly sure the player's spellbook isn't going anywhere. How else would abilities be added to/removed from/recovered back to your action bars? I suspect that the current highlighted sparkling/blinking icon will remain as the indicator that something new has appeared in your spellbook.

WoW Moviewatch: Mage v Lock {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 7:24PM @Wulfkin re: "No punchline is worth the drivel."

I guess the joke is that I got suckered into watching the whole thing! *[sad trombone] bwah wah wah wahhhh* From the comments below, I take it that the punchline really was the abrupt cut for raid time. That really wasn't worth the preceding three-and-a-quarter minutes (but humor is subjective so blahblahblah).

WoW Moviewatch: Mage v Lock {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 6:35PM Re: "It's all building up to a punch line."

I honestly would like to know what the punch line is supposed to be. I watched the entire thing. It dragged ... and then it ended.

I didn't get it. Please explain the punchline. Is it that they insult each other but then eagerly jump into raid together anyway?

If that's the punchline then, okay, I can see the humor. If that's not the punchline, please tell me what it is, because otherwise this will itch in my brain all evening. I hate when I don't get a joke.

Dev Watercooler: Mists of Pandaria looting explained {WoW}

Mar 27th 2012 3:14PM I suspect that when you're typing a reply to someone, and someone else posts their own message upstream before you submit, the comment system loses track of your place in the comment chronology. This would explain why my reply was dumped all the way at the back here, instead of where it should have gone. Fail is fail.