May 12th 2009 3:05PM I'm still waiting for someone to recreate The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins with Gnomes.
Video quality's not great on video but it's the cleares sound I could find
Bilbo, Bilbo Baggins...
Apr 17th 2009 8:36AM I quite like Desolace, the Kodo Graveyard's just so cool, especially when you're a ghost. I rolled Alliance though, so the first time I set foot near Ghostwaler Post I was killed by guards. Dang.
Apr 17th 2009 8:29AM My favourite's probably the Caverns of Time, what with the buildings embedded in the walls, the frozen segment of Stratholme and the wacking great hourglass in the middle of the thing. Not to mentionm the sky in that place.
Apr 13th 2009 5:22AM Not necessarily, seen as how it David hasn't written this one...
Apr 12th 2009 5:59AM The English costline is smaller than the French border, making it easier to defend.
Much of the fighting was done in the air, meaning there would be a lesser loss of lives than if the Allies had continued to fight in France (you can make more planes but you can't make more soldiers).
Without wasting resources by fighting the main German army in France the Allies could concentrate their forces, re-supply and re-build and then attack the German occupational army when they had sufficent forces to launch a large-scale invasion and tip the scales in the Allies' favour.
:nods wisely: Certainly helped the Allied war effort
Apr 12th 2009 5:16AM The French also won the Hundred Years Wars, probably one of the longest conflicts ever which lasted 116 years. The English normally tend to wallow on the fact that they claimed glorious victories at Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt (which was, essentially, an excercise in turning French knights into pin-cushions) but the French won the two battles which essentially brought the war to the end, at Patay and Castillon technically making the French the victors, having lost none of their land and driven the English back to Calais.
And regarding WWII, the French only surrended after they fought, failed but fought nonetheless, the Nazi invasion force. And tactically speaking the surrender was a viable strategy, halting the Nazi invasion of western Europe, thanks to the English (or French, if you prefer) Channel. With no Axis' armies trudging through the counrtyside in England the Allies could build up their strength, shoot down half the Luftwaffe and attack occupied France in the D-Day invasion, which inevitably won the war, forcing the German spread their forces across two fronts.
And on another note, at least we knew we were in the war before we started getting bombed.
Apr 12th 2009 5:01AM Hastings was fought by Vikings?
You seriously need a reality check, The Battle of Hastings was fought between the Anglo-Saxon army of King Harold II and the Norman Army of Duke William (the Conquerer), and even then he wasn't leading a French army, but rather a Norman one who considered themselves independent from the French crown.
The Vikings tended to do their Rape and Pillage a bit further north mate. Get your facts right next time.
(I'm English, by the way, don't ask me why I'm defending the French)
Apr 11th 2009 9:22AM I'm levelling my level 42 Gnome Rogue, and waiting for the last 2% of 3.1 to download, after about a month of on-off downloading.
I'm also trying to think of a new character idea for RP.
Apr 10th 2009 8:53AM I remember an RP event my old guild di that focused entirely on vendor trash. We called it the "Odds and Ends Exchange" and it basically involved about ten Dwarf and Gnome RP'ers standing on an anvil outside Ironforge and selling vendor trash to each other at ridiculous prices.
It was a great experience and saw a lot of us leaving with much less money than we came with and Dwarves shouting about how they acquired the very boots worn by a 1-year old Dagran Thaurassian, or why a very simple Rodentia Shortsword was actually the enchanted possesion of a Trogg warlord and had single handedly cut down entire Legions of Dark Iron intruders. The event was even visited by a GM, who gave everyone a copy of an old sea journal, asking for our help in discovering the fate of a rather unlucky boat mentioned within.
Overall the event was one of the best RP experiences (and biggest mony waster) in the time I've been playing WoW and proves that, with a willing audience and unbound imagination, RP can make even the most worthless of items legendary objects in their own right.
Apr 9th 2009 2:10PM Apparently, the correct term is Inscriber, not Scribe.
So David is right, the English dictionary is most definetley wrong. According to Blizzard anyway...