Nov 4th 2008 12:48PM Screenshot reminded me of that too.
(Talk show intro music)
Announcer: "Welcome back to...Jaina in the morning!"
Jaina: "We're here with Malvingeroth, Hunter of Night, and his girlfriend Kim. Now Kim, you think you're here for a makeover, right?"
Kim (sounding confused): "Um, yeah..."
Jaina: "Mal, why don't you tell her why you're really here?"
Mal (embarrassed): "Well, Kim-cake, I love you but I have something to tell you… uh, I'm a demon."
Crowd member: "Oh boy, he pulled the wool over your eyes!"
Mal: "Actually, more of a… Pit Lord."
Kim: "What? I don't understand."
(crowd starts shouting angrily)
Crowd member: "He's a bum! Throw him out!"
Kim: "I thought you said you work for the post office?"
Mal: "Well, I moonlight."
Jun 9th 2008 5:47PM This is not me specifically, but I once pointed it once to another gnome player that gnomes had 4 fingers, and they went, "Oh my gosh! I do!"
This guy played a gnome mage, so he had much more opportunities to see his 4 fingered hand (since casting a spell results in an open palm throw) than my gnome rogue.
One thing I never noticed despite them being huge, the huge statues on the side of the stairway on the way to the Scarlet Monestery Cathedral.
Jun 5th 2008 8:50PM 1.) The Blood Elf male no longer has to look deep into her eyes to see his own reflection.
2.) "What do you mean your dragon ate your hat and boots?"
3.) "So if these whelplings gets hit by lightning, they'll grow up in seconds like Saphira in Eragon?"
Jun 4th 2008 4:15PM The first time I heard the word "twinking" I learned from a geek column that defined it as, in D&D terms, to make something more powerful than it should for its level because of twisting the rules. That or "A person inordinately obsessed with the particulars of Role Playing Games such as Dungeons and Dragons"
Either way has nothing to do with giving items from a high level character to a low level character, but rather finding loops in the rules to give you an unfair advantage.
In some of the columns, he had readers send in their steps on making powerful twinks, most particularly bards (like how to spend your feats and such so you can bluff your way out of murder.)
So the term twink at least has been used in D&D for a long time, long before WoW. Of course this doesn't explain where the word came from, but it does provide another definition slightly different than the "high level character giving powerful stuff to a low level character" and instead "creating a character that is unfairly powerful for its level but still works within the rules of the game."
On the otherhand, I have also heard of the young gay boy word origin theory too.
Jun 3rd 2008 7:06PM I think I can believe Camaris' idea of Prince Malchezaar being a treasure hunter.
Though the axe, it was probably buried with Grom's dead body and the Prince Malchezaar basically dug it up and stole it from his gravesite.
Either that, or you've seen that Mannoroth exploded violently when Grom struck it deep into him. So it could've gone reeeeaaallly flying far.
Jun 3rd 2008 6:57PM Two Questions:
There is one quest chain that always made me wonder but I never got around to looking into finishing/finding the background info of.
The Shady Rest Inn in Duskwallow Swamp. I've done a few of those quests on Alliance and Horde, and so far the best I could figure out is, the black shield left above the fireplace mantle (for a reason I never found out) was designed to be held by something as big as a tauren (alliance interpretation) or ogre (horde interpretation.)
Wanna explain the rest of the story behind the Shady Rest Inn?
The other question is the Tomb/Memorial of Terenas Menethil.
I was once on a forum that was discussing about who built it, when was it built, about it. Sort of, it's probably not a tomb and more of a memorial since the urn that held Terena's ashes were held by Uther before Arthas took it.
Was it built as the humans were undersiege by the scourge (in a Balin's Tomb of LotR kind of fashion)?
Was it built by the Forsaken? That thought came up because Arthas built the Undercity, and since the "tomb" is on the way to the Undercity, you wonder why he didn't bother to, well, desecrate it.
On the otherhand, Uther's tomb is desecrate-proof as seen by the 55 Horde WPL quest where you basically piss on Uther's tomb, so it might have been built by the same people who built Uther's tomb. But why holy protect an empty tomb (since Terenas' Urn was taken by Arthas from Uther)?
Jan 23rd 2008 1:14PM As my resto shaman, I typically don't bother with bandages because healing myself is faster than bandaging myself.
On the otherhand, my rogue uses bandages a ton, especially to the point that I bandage myself over eating because it takes less time to do so.
Aug 8th 2006 10:47AM On my server (Greymane):
Flamethrower Icecream (my favourite)
Hates you (pink tabard with a heart on it)
Pink Pansies of DEATH