Dec 2nd 2011 5:01PM On the topic of voice actors, do Nozdormu and Murozond sound a bit like Martin Sheen to anyone? Think Illusive Man from Mass Effect 2.
Dec 2nd 2011 4:54PM I am seriously perplexed by Tyrande's new accent as well. Does anyone know what ethnicity it is supposed to be. It just sounds like a really bad Indian accent to me. That said, I will be pronouncing Illidan as "Eel-Lee-Don" from now on.
Nov 7th 2011 3:06PM Wow, great article. Definitely the best TFH I've read so far.
I do have to disagree on a point or two and offer my own instead, though. Azatoth is a massive, writing mass of tentacles, correct? In that case, I would suggest that each of the Old Gods we have seen so far are the tips of those tentacles. I mean, we've never actually seen the bottom of an Old God yet, have we? That's because what we've killed were the "heads" of a tentacle that grows from Azeroth's body at the core of the world. They were all limbs of the same entity.
Looking at it that way, I believe that Azeroth does in fact want to shatter the entire world. Previous TFH's have suggested that the Old Gods merely want to crack it enough to give them enough room to crawl out of their holes and wreak havoc on the planet, but if Azeroth is an entity contained in a shell, I would assume that he wants the whole thing destroyed so he could go back to floating around in space spreading chaos throughout the universe.
This makes a few more things make sense too. All of this time, Sargeras has been the big baddie of the Warcraft universe, but at the same time we know that the planet Azeroth is to be the final battleground between Good and Evil. Yes, Sargeras has a personal grudge against the inhabitants of Azeroth, but that never really struck me as enough of a reason to connect us to him. But all of a sudden, we have the possibility of something bigger than Sargeras-- something that spreads Chaos through the entire universe. Something that could have corrupted the Nathrezim and later on Sargeras. That would give us a strong enough reason as to why the Legion has so much of an interest in our planet. Sargeras is trying to destroy is so his boss can be freed. Maybe we aren't looking at a fight between Good and Evil so much as a fight between Order and Chaos.
Interesting times we live in.
Oct 27th 2011 6:35PM You've got an amazing life there, buddy. I hope everything stays as awesome as it is now.
Sep 6th 2011 2:17PM - I remember being able to heal 5-mans up to BRD as Shadow through Vampiric Embrace and the occasional direct heal on the tank.
- In raids, my group's top DPS was a Shadow Priest. But maybe the rest just sucked.
- Regarding the Benediction chain, you forgot to mention that the quest NPC despawned after every attempt and had a two-hour respawn timer. I had to camp that same spot for days.
Dawn: I know that it would be the most useless post ever, but would you be able to write a detailed article on Vanilla-era Priest healing strategies in a raid? I would love to reminisce about the old days of healing rotations.
And remember, kids: Vanilla was a magical, special time in our lives, but understand that it could not and should not exist in today's more evolved world. Trust me, you only enjoyed the unforgiving mechanics because there were no viable alternatives at the time. The game is better now than it was back then.
Jul 22nd 2011 7:25PM I do not presume to speak for the rest of the world, but my problem with Knaak is that he is prone to inflate his main characters to an unreasonable degree. While Golden takes a character who seems powerful and gives us a humbling perspective of their weaknesses (I just finished reading Twilight of the Aspects, and Thrall is a wimp for most of it), Knaak likes to depict his main characters as even more powerful than their in-game representations. This makes us, as normal human beings, more naturally relate to an author like Golden's characters than Knaak's.
TL;DR version: Golden = humble characters; Knaak = aloof characters.
Jul 10th 2011 7:32PM Speaking of Cho'Gall, which one of the heads is the (more?) insane one with the pissed-off-Gollum voice?
Jun 20th 2011 3:46PM I think Tommy Wiseau should play Rossi. "You are tearing me apart, Racist Tank1'
Jun 9th 2011 4:04PM "...an eventual union of all forces of magic."
You mean like Med'an?
Jun 9th 2011 3:58PM So if I am understanding the recent lore updates correctly:
Azeroth is like the Titans' computer, the Emerald Dream is a backup partition of the hard drive, the Green Dragonflight are antivirus software, and the Old Gods are a computer virus that got really deep into the Windows registry. The Titans are annoyed by the poor performance of their computer, but they are dealing with it for now because they don't feel like formatting the hard drive because their backup is corrupted and they would have to start from scratch.
I can't help but think that the Blizzard employee that came up with all of this drew inspiration from a bad experience with free porn sites.