Feb 1st 2009 5:26PM When we kill Arthas, a message in blocky, pixel-y allcaps will appear on the screen, reading:
YOU HAVE DEFEATED THE WORLD OF WARCRAFT.
A WINNER IS YOU
and while this scrolls slowly, a three-voice 8-bit rendition of the main theme plays, and your character holds up the Triforce. After this nothing happens, you'll actually have to restart your computer.
Jan 11th 2009 6:14PM LFG is artfully drawn, has a long-running story, and the author is consistent and prolific.
And seeming to follow in the comic BOOK tradition, as opposed to the comic STRIP tradition, I understand that an episode of LFG doesn't necessarily have to be able to stand on its own - or be funny or poignant - which, after the first few episodes, it definitely isn't.
But I've only ever seen the slightest evidence that LFG was even peripherally connected to WoW at all. It's as if the author took a few basic character concepts but otherwise created his own universe. So with every episode I don't know what the hell is going on and I don't care. Is it really a WoW comic ?
By far the most popular element of LFG seems to be Richard, and how loveably evil he is... though he doesn't seem to be around much anymore.
I would suggest Ding!'s Kissybear deserves Richard's place in the hearts of millions.
First of all, Kissybear inhabits the real WoW universe. Moreover, he's meta-fictionally aware of being a WoW game character, in a computer game, a member of a guild, interacting with real-sounding people and doing WoW things. I can (sadly) identify with this.
And even if Kissybear, too, is typical Horde scum (a cold-blooded genocidal murderer of Alliance innocents deserving nothing less than a just and vengeful execution and corpse-teabagging), he's just plain more fun. He's cruel, but in a lulz-y way - his enthusiasm for ganking is infectious - he takes real pride and joy in his work.
Richard, though, seems genuinely psychopathic, the alter-ego of a truly dangerous human being - the kind that would probably have multiple ASBOs in the UK - or raise death's-head moths and be a little too handy with a sewing machine - or pull the puppet strings of an entire administration from the shadows of a secure undisclosed location, occasionally shooting people in the face and getting away with it.
I would not invite Richard to the party.
I would invite Kissybear to the party and expect him to get bored and put his Held-in-the-Off-Hand item in the mashed potatoes.