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WoW Moviewatch: Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? {WoW}

Feb 19th 2010 12:44PM more blood elf rap?

do not want.

it is a fine video, with very high quality production values, severance are clearly very good at what they do, but...blood elves + rap == overplayed.

i was initially drawn in by the sleeping human. i was dimly hoping that - when we saw the tv screen, it'd be a "video" about him and a bunch of women traipsing around him with the rod stewart song going as a background.

what i got was a bad, bad cover version, so -1 for the music.

and on top of that it was blood elves. so, -1 for the choice of protagonist.

3/5.

apart from that, i do hope they keep making wow videos. the colourful style and the wonderful way each verse was done was very neat. that and all the little effects and touches were awesome to see as well.

How the WoW community is about to push the self-destruct button {WoW}

Dec 13th 2009 2:02PM ok. i read /some/ of the comments here.
i read page one of the linked thread.

i believe i'm part of the silent majority. i don't post on the blizzard forums a) because at first i couldn't get it to work [i'm in an odd country, making the forums work past our infrastructure is awkward.] and then b) because reading the forums just reminded me that most of the players are biter and angry and the entire thing reads like a "days of our lives" whinefest.

for the folks who are annoyed, because their class is "broken" because blizzard make "mistake after mistake" trying to balance things, i'd like to say two things:

first: i have played a druid since 1.9. druids weren't always in good shape. there was a point in time where - if you wanted to raid - you had exactly one viable spec. did i complain? no. i liked the class well enough that i got on with it and played. i knew then - much like i know now - that not everything blizzard does is going to work for me, as a player. i don't get upset. it's blizzard's game. blizzard do what they think is right. i am a paying customer. this means i may have an opinion about the game, but that i am NOT STEERING THE GAME. that's important. if you remember that, and take a deep breath when something goes "wrong" for you as a class, you'll probably be ok.

related to that: i hate pvp. i just think it's a dumb, stupid game within a game. it's a bunch of people chasing a ball and i never could get the hang of that in school. i seriously dislike that it messes with pve. to the point where it occasionally breaks pve. but you know what? there are people who like pvp. it's why they play. it makes them warm and fuzzy on the inside. just because /i/ dislike it doesn't make /their/ enjoyment less valid. so, instead of getting angry about it, i shrug. sure. it's not fun having the my "version" of the game be messed around by "their" version of the game, but in the end, i take that deep breath and remember, "it's just a game." if the pve side of things doesn't work out because of one of those changes, i do something else. it's a big game. there's lots to do.

finally: getting angry at ghostcrawler is silly. you may like him and you may not, all of this is irrelevant. you are not at blizzard making changes alongside him. you are a paying customer. you get to comment. he gets to read those comments. if you comment in a rational and sane fashion, chances are, he might lend more weight to your comment. if you don't, well, you know, don't let the door hit you on the way out. he's a human being. you might not like what he has to say, but don't treat him like he's a robot that exists solely to make you happy.

ghostcrawler is a guy who works for the company. he incidentally gives you feedback on the forums. he doesn't actually have to, but he believes - rightly - that communication is a key ingredient of making a mmorpg. but he is human. sure, you're not going to like everything he says. but then, we go back to "take a deep breath."

in the end, as others have said, it's just a game. don't like it? there's other games that might make you happier. go and explore. don't get bogged down, because this particular game is making you unhappy.

In-game fixes for December 9th {WoW}

Dec 10th 2009 2:04AM shouldn't onyxia also be deep breathing more?!

Client bug allows you to swap character models {WoW}

Nov 2nd 2009 9:45AM gnome druid.

awww. cuuuuute.

Breakfast Topic: When did WoW click for you? {WoW}

Mar 26th 2009 5:03PM this is my first time here.

but reading this thread got me thinking about my own "great memory."

i'd gotten the game on the advice of a friend who'd been playing alliance. we hadn't seriously talked about it at all and hadn't figured out how we were going to meet up, so i just went ahead and read the manual.

the first time it "clicked" for me was when i read that i could be a druid. becasue we hadn't discussed which side he was on, i made a tauren that i started to play and enjoy.

i tried the night elf version of the same thing and while i enjoyed the scenery, i never really seriously enjoyed the faction.

so, i got my horde character to about level ten or so and started the run up to thunder bluff. it was day and i remember it still vividly in my mind's eye - how i was running up towards the sun [up the hill] heading towards the lifts. the green text of "thunder bluff: horde territory." that was when it all suddenly clicked - knowing i was going into "my home town," that i'd read about in the manual and seen pictures of on the website.

since then, i've played off and on. three years later and i'm still not eighty, [and yes - i'm still playing that same tauren druid] but enjoying how casual the game is - and enjoying the fact that after a hard week at work, i can relax by playing world of warcraft.

so, thankyou blizzard for something that is both a pleasure to play and a great escape.

and thankyou also to wowinsider for your news and coverage and breakfast topics like this one.