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The Queue: Get angry! Get mad! {WoW}

Dec 7th 2011 11:42AM Ilmyran,
I could not possibly disagree more. I despise plate dresses, and I am so, so, SO glad that this one has pants. I'm totally not against the possibility of adding both a dress and a pants option, or a display option to turn pants into a dress, so that we may both be satisfied, but I simply hate the way plate dresses go down in WoW. The oversimplification of models that is necessary makes it so that pants and a tabard are actually closer to what my conception of how a plate dress ought to look than the plate dresses of WoW. Yes I can use my imagination, but the image is still there, staring back at me every moment I play.

Sincerely,
T9 Paladin.

The Queue: BlizzCon was really fun {WoW}

Oct 28th 2011 4:14PM Whenever you see something like this, think of Gandalf in The Hobbit. He disappears sometimes during Bilbo's journey with the dwarves- often at the MOST INCONVENIENT TIMES- times when his magic would be the most useful to just ice the enemies and keep on moving.

You know what Gandalf was doing while he was gone? He was assaulting a necromancer in Mirkwood! That Necromancer was highly likely possesed by/a disguise of Sauron himself. Whenever you have beings of great power, they have concerns equal to their power- it comes with the territory (and generally has to do with the process involved in gaining and maintaining any kind of power).

Imagine, when you think of the Naaru being there but NOT seeming to help with the Lich King/Deathwing, that the Burning Legion is, at any given moment, trying to open 99 different portals into Azeroth, to come pouring in and have their way with the world. The Naaru in the Exodar, and A'dal to boot, are blocking those efforts, there, in your imagination.

Now, I don't mean to be a blizzard lord apologist here- when you look at this stuff in fiction, REALLY often it fits like this. The other good example is, When you were a kid, and you had a big math test, or a mean bully, or just something heavy to lift, why didn't your dad (or mom) just come and do it? Besides the learning argument, your Dad and maybe Mom are at work earning money to maintain your situation, pay the mortgage, etc. In other words, they have concerns commensurate to their abilities, and cannot, generally, just run around solving problems that you could, conceivably, deal with yourself.

The Queue: Colin Hay, WoW, Tailspin, Darkwing Duck, and Scott Pilgrim {WoW}

Oct 20th 2011 3:02PM Okay, this is very easy.

Resto Shaman: Surfer Dudes/Beach Bums (even the females) (Earthliving weapon is POT!)

Elemental Shaman: Windsurfer (always getting struck by lightning)

Enhancement Shaman: Bodybuilders using Steroids. (These guys are effectively warriors who cheat- use the elements complement their physical prowess.)

:) :) :)

All the World's a Stage: Plot points for Argent Crusaders {WoW}

Oct 16th 2011 5:33PM I only take issue here with this: You didn't mention anything about Crusader Korfax and the Brotherhood of the Light. If you do the quests in Stratholme, the place fills up with Argent Crusaders, and Korfax is the primary leader of them, and I believe you encounter him and Archmage Dosantos earlier in a series of Quests in Eastern Plaguelands.

Here's the problem: Korfax is completely insane. He talks about NOTHING stopping their domination of the area, if I recall correctly, not even the Holy Light. By all accounts, he and the Brotherhood of the Light (sort of the militant arm of the Argent Dawn before there was an Argent Crusade), are more active in the leadership of the Argent Crusade than Tirion Fordring (Light bless his old soul), and while this may be a little Tinfoil-hatty, it is obvious that the elements are there for Crusader Korfax to turn the Argent Crusade into a repeat of the Scarlet Crusade.

Let me restate: I don't mean to say that it MUST be so, but it is obvious that there is a large, powerful faction in the Argent Crusade that is led by Korfax, who insists on domination even if the Light itself refuses to give it to him. Which leads me to say, and this is the only part that, as mentioned, is tad Tinfoil Hatty, that the Argent Crusade is going down the route of the Scarlet Crusade before it.

It makes me sad, because the Argent Crusade is my favorite faction, and my paladin considers himself Argent first, Alliance second (even though he's still very Alliance). I'd love to hear you opinions on this, Anne, and I think that any discussion of plot points can't be perfect without this (admittedly somewhat obscure) piece of lore. It's the first sign of madness reentering a Crusade.

WoW Insider Live Stream: More 4.3 PTR hijinks {WoW}

Sep 30th 2011 7:24PM The dungeon finder got fixed RIGHT AFTER you guys ended :)

The Queue: Mists of the Naaru {WoW}

Aug 7th 2011 3:49PM I really want to see this addressed, because It's really bugging me- it only kind of amounts to a Q for the Q, but here goes:

Furbolgs have been previously (Exentensively!) discussed as a possibility for a playable race. If I paint a furbolg black and white, it has practically become a pandaren. Why is everyone so pissed/bewildered/against pandaren as a playable race when all they amount to a furbolg pallet swap? It's almost like getting bad that there are black and white spotted Tauren models!

For the record, I know they started as a joke, and I realize that people can see something odd about panda people- but I agree with previously stated sentiments that panda people don't seem like much bigger jokes than Subject 15, lizard people, wolverine people, fish/frog people, wolf people, green people, midgets who can pwn bull people, etc.

It's just getting all up in my grill, you know? People just seem to lay this line down, "I WON'T play anymore if there are pandaren!" and I think- "What? You're going to stop playing over a furbolg pallet swap with night elf architecture?"

Breakfast Topic: Will you quit with a bang or fade away? {WoW}

Aug 7th 2011 3:40PM I consistently find that this kind of fizzle out is the only real way to quit WoW- my buddies who call it WarCrack and such- I keep thinking- you don't stop something easy and fun like WoW, you must always crowd it out. Decent Job, Family, Kids, Social stuff- and of course other games at other times- they just crowd things out. The idea isn't to quit something fun and relatively harmless like WoW- it's to crowd it out with other things you enjoy more.

That said, the Huge, Powerful hook that WoW has is that it can become an online community of friends- many people these days don't actually care much for the game, but instead care for the friends they've made in the game, and can't bring themselves to quit because it would let these people down/cut off contact with them- and they're your friends!

Activision/Blizzard totally knows this aspect, it's why so much effort is going into improving connectivity among people, like Real-ID and cross-realm dungeon finder.

Anduin Wrynn: Then and Now {WoW}

Jun 17th 2011 9:00AM I still love the character Anduin is becoming right now. He's a smart cookie- he's going to be one that still understands that not all orcs are bad and not all humans are good- but also that not all orcs are good and not all humans are bad.

In other words, Anduin will be savvy. He won't just be a bleeding heart- but he won't go out spoiling for a fight on fronts where there isn't one, either.

Patch 4.2 PTR updates for June 6 {WoW}

Jun 7th 2011 1:08AM That's Awesome Talarian! It's an oldie but a goodie :)

Patch 4.2 PTR updates for June 6 {WoW}

Jun 6th 2011 8:28PM That sounds like the jawas from a really old Star Wars Screensaver I had on my 386. My games were six floppy disks back then. :)