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Breakfast Topic: What was your moment of awe in WoW? {WoW}

Sep 9th 2011 10:53AM Seems silly now, but running into the Barrens from Mulgore on my wee tauren hunter. The sense of vastness of it really hit me, and I felt like I was in some huge savannah. And then I saw the elite night elf outriders off into the distance (at first I thought they were other players) -- really felt like I was in dangerous territory all of a sudden. Running all the way to Crossroads seemed like such an epic journey, hahah! I've always loved the Barrens for that reason.

And then my first flight path, from Crossroads back to Thunder Bluff, I think I must have held my breath the whole time. Which seems dumb now 6 years on, when you can just fly anywhere.

Fully localized WoW launching in Brazil {WoW}

Jul 23rd 2011 6:11PM Can't believe the racism in this thread!

Saying that there are not enough French Canadians playing WoW to justify a North American French language server is one thing. Saying that French Canadians should stop speaking French is another thing altogether. "Or maybe Quebec should recognize that it's not France." What does that even mean? And what the hell does it matter to you that some people on your continent don't speak your language? See it as way to be exposed to a different culture instead of being so condescending.

Okay, I realize getting angry at people on the internet is dumb so I'll stop.

Instead I will just add that several Quebecois I know actually play the game on European French servers, and that both version are sold in stores. So they have the option to play in French should they so choose, even though the timezones aren't ideal.

Breakfast Topic: What's in a name? {WoW}

Jul 20th 2011 7:12PM Neither of these are my mains, but...

I have a blood elf mage named Vincenoir (seriously, all the emotes are perfect... "Hey, why don't you come over here and... WATCH THE HAIR!" ).

And my Howardmoon is on a different server, he's a human paladin with a fine moustache. Because human pallies strike me as self-righteous and a bit pompous, perfect.

It makes me sad that they'll never get to hang out!

Also, my hunter's pets are a gorilla named Bollo and a wolf named ModWolf.

Blizzard explains, apologizes for PVP Season 10 gear debacle {WoW}

Jul 7th 2011 7:32PM I didn't farm honor last week because I happened to be pretty busy, but I DID blow the 4k honor I'd previously saved on 2 characters on Season 9 epics ( would have been over 5k honor if the first major screw up hadn't happened). So I bought pieces, spent money enchanting and gemming them, only to find that they had become obsolete the following week.

Yeah, I was pretty pissed. And like a guildie was saying last night, if they had messed up in such a big way with the PVE tier sets, they would have already fixed it. PVP is very much the red-headed stepchild of WoW, no matter how much people like to complain that class balance is screwed because of PVP.

Not the end of the world, I understand, but I really hope they find a way to compensate players for the wasted time and gold.

Breakfast Topic: What keeps you playing? {WoW}

May 23rd 2011 1:27PM This!

I used to do very little PvP and raiding semi-regularly in BC and Wrath, then got WoW fatigue and quit for a year. I came back just a few months ago, and after I hit 85 my brother convinced me to try arenas. I was reticent because I'm not the best PVPer and I'd only set foot in them once before and got annihilated & swore them off right off the bat.

Well, of course our team failed quite a bit in the beginning, but with a bit of practice arenas have become my favourite thing to do in WoW. You can get in and out quickly so no ridiculous time commitment like raids, every match is completely different, and it keeps me on my toes a lot more than sitting in the back of a raid hitting 1-2-3 rinse-repeat. I am using abilities on my shaman I'd never used before (even though I've played this toon since vanilla), I'm learning to think on my toes, I've become addicted to getting my points each week and looking forward to buying new pieces, and every tiny bit our team rating goes up is a new victory. As a result of becoming a better PvPer I now feel a lot more useful in BGs and Tol Barad as well.

So, yeah, TL;DR but all those long-time PvE folks who are getting bored like I was, give PvP (and especially arenas) another go, you might surprise yourself.

Breakfast Topic: What's the one class you just can't stand? {WoW}

May 20th 2011 5:13PM Very visually noisy, your face. It's like a brass band under a wig, marching towards me every day.

(I'm sorry, that has nothing to do with your comment but I couldn't help myself).

Two Bosses Enter: Lord Godfrey vs. Scourgelord Tyrannus! {WoW}

Mar 28th 2011 2:05PM Dude, if Matt Berry did some voice work for Blizz, the world would explode from the awesome.

Martin Fury cheat draws Blizzard ire {WoW}

Apr 30th 2009 6:14PM I'm sorry,but the analogy "what if the bank sent me a million dollars by mistake" doesn't hold. Money is finite and real, and by keeping it you are harming someone else because it is essentially stealing what belongs to others.

He didn't harm anyone with this item. He cheated his way to loot, but that didn't take anyone else's loot away. His actions had NO CONSEQUENCES other than violating the 'spirit of the game'. The fact that he got this loot doesn't affect anyone else's enjoyment of the content, or the loot they will get from it.

It was bad form do use the item, yeah, but come on, people talk like he commited some awful crime. I find the punishment a bit harsh, but hey, it's Blizzard's game and they can kick out whoever they want I suppose.

Blood Elf vs. Draenei diorama giveaway {WoW}

Feb 16th 2009 10:37PM Pick me! Pick me!

Back to the Horde {WoW}

Feb 1st 2009 7:22PM From a girl who loves her female orc main to another: Lok'thar Ogar! I can't agree more with this post.