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Why is Blizzard still OK with gender inequality in World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 5:49PM In Ji's defense, I mean, come on. I think everyone can agree pandaren females ARE some kind of gorgeous. He's only stating fact.

That said, I was admittedly a bit taken aback the first time I "met" him. I imagined my panda looking at the ground in awkward silence when reading that, as well as his and that other panda's "admirations" of Aysa. "Look at her over there..." Yeah, I see her. Apparently you're doing nothing BUT "admiring" her and that's why I need to complete some quests for you. You'll forgive me if I don't shake your hand...

Breakfast Topic: Do you like PvP? {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 10:46AM In my mind the, pinnacle of WoW PvP was Wintergrasp. I ran that every time it was up if at all possible. I actually had a schedule drawn up for eight of my characters to know which weekly quests they'd completed or still needed.

Nothing has come close to the epic feel of Wintergrasp and they really need to find a way to make it relevant again somehow. I know Strand of the Ancients is similar, but it's just not the same. Make Wintergrasp a battleground and I guarantee people who have never tried PvP will instantly fall in love with it.

The Lawbringer: The warlock green fire class action lawsuit {WoW}

Mar 30th 2012 10:31AM Just one change and I think we've got a case

"Warlocks are in pursuit of awesomeness"

Should really be:

"Warlocks are the embodiment of awesomeness"

Oh, and "...represent a class of player-controlled warlock TOONS..." Bwahahahahahahahaha!

Mists of Pandaria Beta: Watch the Alliance intro to Pandaria {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 8:19PM "Sir, they're firing at us!"

"Make sure to circle around and give them as many opportunities to shoot us down as possible!"

"Aye, captain!"

[gunfire]

"They got me!"

"Good job, Lieutenant!"

[gunfire]

"Arrrgggh, me too!"

"Excellent, Corporal! Now that everyone's dead we can get out of the ship's firing range for a crash landing."

Pandaren shaman totems revealed {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 10:02AM While it would be a nice touch to have them separate colors, all of the ropes throughout the panda starting zone are red or brown so don't be surprised if both Alliance and Horde totems are also red.

Know Your Lore: The hour of the king {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 2:52PM Woops, I meant "you're COOL" not awesome. Regardless, welcome to the Alliance.

Know Your Lore: The hour of the king {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 2:46PM Haaay Gurrlll. You're awesome, welcome to the Alliance.

The Queue: Professor Oak {WoW}

Mar 27th 2012 1:19PM For the first part of your question, I think it's a combination of multiple reasons for different people why warlocks are the least played class.

Part of the reason is that warlocks are currently one of the most complex classes in the game to play well. And no, I'm not saying that as an elite lock because I'm certainly nowhere near. But I do enjoy the class and its comparative challenges to other classes, although I'm also an admitted altaholic with an 85 of every class so I enjoy a wide variety of playstyles. Sometimes people just want simplicity in their gameplay and when they're having to work a little harder to do comparative damage on their warlock, they get frustrated and go back to classes with easier rotations or the flavor of the month.

I think Blizzard has done a great job in beta of separating the spells into their logical specs. My action bars have a fraction of the spells in Mists than they do in Cataclysm and it really helps solidify the uniqueness of each spec in a way that just feels right, to the point you don't even notice you're missing spells you used to rely on as bread and butter.

Part of it is also DoTs. Things don't blow up right away like they do with other classes, so there isn't that instant gratification they're either expecting or craving. Or they may have already rolled a shadow priest and don't see enough differentiation between the two to learn another class.

Part of the reason is also player mentality that, "OMG, these guys are EVIL," and they can't break themselves away from their real-life views on "demons" to play a video game character that, in their mind, goes against everything they personally believe in. It's similar to what I consider the "Tolkien Alliance" who refuse to even consider playing Horde (1/2 the damn game they're paying for) because of "nasty orcses, precious".

Part of the reason is also fear of being part of the stereotypical warlock perception. It's funny to talk about Hot Topic or locks painting their faces white and cutting themselves, but some people are afraid of being labeled as "part of that group" as if playing a warlock somehow inherently means the person behind the keyboard is emo.

I'm sure there are a ton more reasons but these seem to be some of the biggies.

Blue Posts: Ghostcrawler returns saying no to warlock tanking spec {WoW}

Mar 26th 2012 11:03PM Guys, demonology is a fucking blast right now in beta. Guaranteed it will get nerfed but even when it does it will still be fucking awesome. Just have a little patience; you won't be disappointed, even if you can't queue as a tank.