Jul 27th 2009 7:41PM Wait wait wait wait - did I read this correctly?
I know the "[Remove]" is a paraphrase, but all the same, "Remove the need for a DIFFERENT resource system than mana" does not mean "Address the need for a replacement for mana," it means keep mana and get rid of... ammo?
Apr 9th 2009 11:14PM That was a joke lol
I love everybody. You're not a troll.
Power to the fairer sex
Apr 9th 2009 7:56PM Melody is a noob, a spammer, a ninja, a troll, and a gnome.
Apr 9th 2009 7:54PM 1.8 million out of 11 million is a sample group of 16% of the total population, which statistically is phenomenally large and therefore has a much smaller margin of error.
outside north america you could argue that because of sociocultural differences, females would be less likely to play, or not have as much time to play, therefore invalidating the model, but i would argue that considering places like australia, western europe, and east asia make up a lot of the remaining players, you're looking at a lot of high-tech liberal countries where men and women are going to have pretty similar social tendancies to america... and considering the technological prevalence in europe and asia specifically, there are probably MORE girls that play.
this seems like an incredible accurate and telling study to me, but as stated, the methodology is an unknown and could have significant gaps.
Apr 9th 2009 7:47PM I would say that 25% of my active guildies fall in this category, and that although my high school classmates don't exactly fall into the 22-54 range, i know more girls in my year that play WoW than boys, and they are more devoted and interesting players too. The "no girls on the internet" and accompanying "no girls in video games" mantras are laughable at best, and more realistically just worn out and untrue. Wake up and smell the boobies. They're here, they pwn, you better watch out.
Mar 23rd 2009 8:49PM I don't know how relevant this is, but Eligor Dawnbringer in wintergarde keep who is telling the infantry about different scourge baddies in naxx, and he says a little spiel about thadd, he says "Thaddius, built from the flesh of women and children, it is said that their souls are fused together - eternally bound within that foul prison of flesh. "
I guess you can infer that somehow all those poor innocent souls are showing a little remorse before their monstrous new body is wrangled into attacking you...
Jan 5th 2009 11:06PM Well, for all of blizzard's awesome new quests and lore playouts, the Wrath Gate cinematic is the only one like it in the expansion... so far.
I would not be terribly surprised if there is one or more added with the additional raids for new Tiers, and the associated events surrounding them, but let's be frank, even if you DON'T like the wrath gate quest chain, it's possibly the most lore-important and overall game changing turn of events a player will ever participate in.
Jan 5th 2009 10:08PM In what way are illidan's blades an 'easter egg?'
Jan 5th 2009 9:49PM Sorry about the stupid repost...
I can understand the lore justification and figure that's the most likely explanation, not to mention that their names (Veiled, Forbidding) imply being difficult to traverse safely, so it's entirely possible that this is one ocean, even possibly smaller than the Great Sea, but one that did not permit transportation and exploration.
Just a parting thought, if it's so foreboding that no force of good on azeroth has traversed it and realized that it's the same body, or looked at a map and had the same thought as me, maybe whatever's so terrible about it is worth some lore on its own :D
Jan 5th 2009 9:21PM This is not a huge deal, just a bit of musing that perhaps the WI people could shed some light on. Azeroth is a planet. Planets are round. We know of three continents, Northrend, Kalimdor, and the Eastern Kingdoms (or the little Azeroth). Centrally we find the Great Sea, home of the lovable swirly mysterious maelstrom. To the East of the Eastern Kingdoms is the Forbidding Sea and to the West of Kalimdor is the Veiled sea. Logically, if there was nothing on the "far side" of azeroth wouldn't these be the same sea? It seems odd and a bit un-blizzard-y to give the same body of water two names on one map. I couldn't quite explain this away as vernacular names given by the residents of the continents respectively because, after all, they agreed on the Great Sea. Is Azeroth a three-continent planet, or is there an unsung fourth continent dividing the ocean for us on the "far side" of the planet? Any lore behind this minor naming discrepency?