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Another 100,000 Mists of Pandaria beta invites arriving tonight {WoW}

Mar 31st 2012 5:23AM Ok, starting to be pissed off, seriously.
I was ok with them not immediately inviting all AP users because, well, it made sense, can't invite 1 million people right away.

But now, 3rd wave, my girlfriend is already in (signed up for AP after me and our accounts are pretty much the same age) but I still haven't received an invite? Come on ...

WoW Moviewatch: Mage v Lock {WoW}

Mar 30th 2012 8:13AM Boring and annoying, sorry to say. I'm a die-hard mage but I got annoyed at the damn mage, just press the fucking button and shut up!

And for rants to get so boring and tedious and long my eyes glaze over and I nearly doze off.. wow, didn't think that could happen.

I love me some good old Archmage Pants-style Mage/Lock hating but this was a very weak example.

Pandaren lore and what we know so far {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2012 10:24AM One thing I'd like to point out... bitch about ....

Monks. For every race.
Why?

We only got e.g. Tauren Priests after many years, we still don't have race class combinations like e.g. Blood Elf Druid (something that could be rather easily explained by lore) or Orc Paladin or whatever. Presumably the lore-based explanation is that only a few invididuals of those races have thos rare professions so making them classes in the game doesn't make sense as they don't represent the majority of the race.

Why then does every single race except Worgen and Goblins have Monks? We discover Pandaria and *fwoosh* the monk is as iconic a class as the rogue or warrior, for every race?

Every race having Death Knights had a credible lore explanation, I don't see that for Monks.

Don't get me wrong, personally I like having the option of having playing whatever race I'd like to play as a monk. But objectively it just feels wrong. I'd rather only have Pandaren Monks and maybe Night Elves and Blood Elves or whatever, as those races had dealings with the Pandaren in the past so they might reconnect with them faster/easier. Maybe Humans and Orcs as well because they're so damn versatile and are the iconic races of their factions, but that's it.

Breakfast Topic: What would be your biggest Mists of Pandaria surprise? {WoW}

Mar 18th 2012 9:36AM As I've come to terms with player housing never being a thing in WoW....

New models for the old races.

The pandas are gonna look even better than the Worgen/Goblins and all the Vanilla races as well as the BC ones are just gonna look even more horribly dated ...

Breakfast Topic: Where's the best music in WoW? {WoW}

Mar 4th 2012 10:14AM Howling Fjord, Storm Peaks, Grizzly Hills for me. And Invincible, although I'm not sure we ever really hear that ingame.

Breakfast Topic: Which race has the best starting zone? {WoW}

Feb 27th 2012 9:20AM Worgen. No contest.

Imo it's the most atmospheric of all the starting zones. The Goblin one is fun the first time around and the Lost Isles look stunning even the n-th time but Gilneas just works better.

Breakfast Topic: How do you roleplay in WoW? {WoW}

Feb 6th 2012 9:36AM I don't RP in Wow. I RPed a bit on other games (e.g. Ultima Online, a bit in EQ1) but in WoW I never felt the desire to RP, or even think it not-ridiculous. I just can't get into RPing in WoW, in the Warcraft world, in the game lacking imo essential stuff for RPing like "normal" clothes (there are precious few of those in WoW, a few weird suits and dresses etc.) or - yeah, imo it's very important - housing, a place to call your own, for your character to "live".

It's kinda weird, but despite being a big fan of the Warcraft world and having read all the novels, wasted days on wowwiki/wowpedia getting into the lore of this world I just ... can't RP it. But I DO care about RP/Lore stuff like e.g. correct character names, how my characters look etc.

I even did a rough sketch about my main character's backstory in my head (nothing fancy, more or less standard Blood Elf stuff, hated the Lich King for what the did to his people, killed the Lich King as well as his corrupted Prince Kael'thas, trained as a Mage, didn't know how to feel about the Horde at first but now likes it, big fan of Thrall etc. etc.), just the cliff notes, and I somewhat feel he is a person in this world, but I can't "play" as him.

Quite possibly that's - among other reasons - because there is very little RP on my server despite it being an RP-PvP server - and RPing with Non-RPers is just embarrasing. And the few RPers I saw on my server are just as pathetic, sitting around in Silvermoon all day, being all "good day sir, good day to you as well", trolls talking like effing JarJarBinks. Not really people I'd be interested in RPing with anyway.

I actually could see myself RPing in SWTOR more, just because the personal storyline is FAR, FAR better done there (not actually playing SWTOR but I was in the beta, kinda "meh" on a lot of stuff, the combat, the damn holy trinity and so on but LOVED the character storyline) and I actually get into my charater a whole lot more. I usually don't play evil, hell, I can't, I have to force myself to do an evil playthrough in every RPG that has moral choices just to experience all aspects of the game. But playing my Evil Sith Inquisitor ... damn that was fun and enjoyable. :D

Breakfast Topic: Have you ever won the Fishing Tournament? {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2012 4:03AM Twice. Won the Stranglethorn tournament once and finished my fishing meta achievement with it (picked the fishing rod, thank god they changed the graphic so it looks appropriately cool for the best fishing rod in the game).

About a year later won the Kaluak one for the heirloom ring. Cataclysm was out by then and I'm a mage, and it seems there were fewer players participating, just as I'd hoped.

Nearly won the Kaluak tournament once before, got the shark, ported to Dalaran but loading the damn city took so long that someone else made it to the npc first.

Watch Cataclysm's ending cinematic {WoW}

Dec 1st 2011 2:36AM Seriously, this.

They were wussing around for ten thousand years after they lost their powers, as far as we know not doing much to get them back. Then a mortal - Rhonin - gets them back for them.
Then we, the mortals, defeat Ragnaros. And Deathwing.

Good job, Aspects. *pats them on the now mortal shoulders*

Watch Cataclysm's ending cinematic {WoW}

Dec 1st 2011 2:33AM Ok ... this video is at the same time boring and extremely irritating.

Boring - fucking nothing happens, we defeated Deathwing, ended the Cataclysm! And we get some shitty Star Wars-y fireworks over cities and some line stolen from the Lord of the Rings?

Irritating - this and ... WTF happened with the Dragon Soul, we ripped out of time (yeah, our timeline, not some other (in War of the Ancients Rhonin etc. got sent back to that time and it DID affect the current timeline)?! Not one word?

How have the Dragon Aspects fulfilled "their great purpose" when their damn purpose was to safeguard this world, forever? Not just once, against this one big threat, but against this and all the others to come. Yeah, wohoo, maybe we, the mortals of this era are strong enough to do it on our own, but what about following generations? What if Horde and Alliance annihilate each other, then we're fucked the next time the Burning Legion etc. come knocking?

And as others have mentioned, this seriously screws with the timeline, maybe, depends on whether their lost their powers together with their immortality, see Murozond. Although we did defeat him in a 5-man so he could be a weakened Aspect.

Seriously not what I was expecting and definitely not a nice surprise.