Feb 19th 2012 4:16PM I really hope the Stay of Execution graphic resembles a holier version of the sword sacrifice ritual that Svala Sorrowgrave uses against players in Utgarde Pinnacle - can't wait to see it in action!
Feb 15th 2012 5:27PM Hmm... Why not?
I promised myself I'd never shell out $25 for one of the mounts, but I certainly wouldn't turn it down if it were offered to me! :)
Feb 8th 2012 10:07PM As a real world example, do some research on Ancient Greece during the Classical Period, where city-states such as Athens and Sparta would go to war all the time over something as simple as farmland for as little as a week.
The warlike culture in Ancient Greece was so ingrained in the people of their time that combat and war wasn't considered a matter of survival. It was a matter of pride and honor. I'm not saying they were a barbaric civilization or that everyone in Greece relished the bloodshed: Aristophanes' classic play "Lysistrata" (which was written near the end of the Peloponnesean War - again, I encourage you to look it up, as a dramaturge and historian I can say it's really exciting) shows that even a culture based on honor and pride could become war-weary.
Even in modern times, national military service is mandatory for all Israeli citizens over the age of 18: men serve three years in the Israeli Defense Force, while women serve two. Because of how ingrained it is in the culture, most of these young adults see it as an honor and their duty to protect their country from all the nations around it that are on really poor terms with Israel.
You don't have to understand it or even like it in comparison to today's society, but it's not as though there isn't any precedent in history for it.
Jan 19th 2012 8:12PM Also relevant:
have been around WoW Insider for quite some time! :)
Jan 19th 2012 7:57PM She's honestly fantastic. I've been in since vanilla and she has always been there, consistently helping out the guild even before she was its GM.
Congratulations on the featured article, Martha!
Jan 12th 2012 10:23AM Marolas then noticed the lack of a period in the post about proofreading.
Chromie facepalmed in frustration.
Jan 12th 2012 10:22AM It's fine crschmidt, I've been using Chromie as a plot device to cover the fact that I didn't finish proofreading my post before clicking 'Add Comment' anyway
Yeah, yeah, I actually proofread my comments.
Most of the time.
Jan 12th 2012 9:55AM It was at this point in Marolas' story that Chromie suddenly swooped in and told him that he was going to suffer the dreaded double-post, and that he should choose which of his posts to downvote.
Marolas thought carefully and said, "Well crap, let's just downvote the crap out of the one that says I brought 26 people - including myself - into Uldum, because that's just ridiculous. 26 people in Uldum? That's like saying the raid never existed at all!"
Chromie just looked at him and sighed.
Jan 12th 2012 9:50AM "Disadvantages: This actually reminded me of the discussion we had about achievements in raiding and why they can be so frustrating. Almost everyone involved agreed that the Uldum model was the best way to incorporate achievements into raiding. However, it was also the method that required the most time and effort from Blizzard."
Ah yes, the Uldum raid patch. Good times in sandy places with me and 24 of my best mates. Shame it came before LFR was implemented, now nobody runs it anymore.
... Wait, what?
Jan 12th 2012 9:48AM "Disadvantages This actually reminded me of the discussion we had about achievements in raiding and why they can be so frustrating. Almost everyone involved agreed that the Uldum model was the best way to incorporate achievements into raiding. However, it was also the method that required the most time and effort from Blizzard."
Ah yes, I remember the Uldum raid patch. Good times in sandy places with 25 of my best mates. Shame it came before LFR so so one runs it anymore.
... Wait, what?