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Breakfast Topic: What do you think of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm? {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2009 8:15AM also the goblins both male and female are running off a male dwarf model, I thought this would have been fixed up before they were made a playable race.

Breakfast Topic: What do you think of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm? {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2009 8:11AM yeah guild and I are going to wind down and finally finish, not paying for content I've already got and not paying for lava in the barrens.

All the World's a Stage: Out of Character {WoW}

Jul 13th 2009 1:27AM My very first character was a priest on a roleplaying server, at the end of my 2nd day when I made it to Orgrimmar I was trying to get some bags made and the guy who I was asking kept demanding I RP (in whisper/trade). I said I had a long day, I'm really tired, can I please just get the bags so I can sleep. But oh noooooooooo, that just ruffled the feathers even worse and he put me on ignore, so back to trade I went, wtb bags pst. Then I get whispers, only they all are urging me to RP, none of them are tailors.

Frustrated, I give up. The next day I go out to Durotar to do some loose end quests, bump into a sham who looks like he's on the same quest. I whisper him let's group for x quest and throw the invite. But he was deep in character of course and wanted to do it the long way, after standing still for a good few minutes he says to me... "greetings friend, such and such of such and such asked that I come to this place to such and such blah blah blah to honor my yada yada yada would you lend me your yackety shmack that we might spill the blood of these so and sos for the glory of hat". To which I replied "*nods*". So again I get the hate "[you're not even trying]" (square brackets denote things said out of character from memory, everything not in brackets was sposed to be part of the roleplay).

Having done a fair bit of levelling in beta, I'm by now pretty fed up because there's weeks/months of levelling in front of me and if I have to put on my robe and wizard hat every single time I need to kill 8 boars and would just like a hand to do it, this is going to be more work than fun.

So I went to a PVE server where people seemed to be considerably more laid back and there I stayed.

Shifting Perspectives: Why (or why not) to play a Druid, part 2 {WoW}

Jul 9th 2009 9:45PM liked my druid for ages but gave him up for a shaman.

think it came down to being able to see the weapons I was using. as a druid no matter what you're doing you're in another form and gear never changes the appearance. so after looking at a bear/tree for years I just got bored with it.

Patch 3.2 PTR: Tauren Druid conversation may reveal lore and expansion secrets {WoW}

Jun 28th 2009 9:19PM "the first Tauren Paladin" oh god

WoW and Battle.net merge now available in Europe {WoW}

May 27th 2009 11:58AM don't do it, considering moving my characters to another account until they fix this mess. there is no upside whatsoever, the price you pay is many, many disconnects and not being able to login every 2nd night.

Give Bloodlust to Rogues {WoW}

May 5th 2009 7:17PM No

Varian Wrynn is Right {WoW}

Apr 26th 2009 6:21PM Setting aside the grammatical errors and rampant use of the term horde apologists (wow I haven't cringed that many times since I saw Scary Movie 2) this is horrible... I don't understand why people invest in another god damn tortured, whiny anti-hero.

The right thing to do in Lore for the Alliance would have been a successor to Lothar, somebody in that vein. Bolvar was headed in the right direction but he was always going to be a minor player.

I rolled Alliance with friends when I started, but when there were only a few of us left, we rerolled horde because the Alliance is full of incompetents, invalids and gutless, spineless cowards. Your average alliance player doesn't want to improve or learn new skills, will steal from his best friend and cares only for the loot. Which conveniently is reflected in the lore (helloooo house of Alterac).

I rerolled horde the day after I saw the state of Tarren Mill pvp on my server, gangs of 10 or so Alliance chasing down sole horde players. Every single time numbers were even remotely close the Alliance would lose horribly, complain of Horde using cheats/hacks (I still have the screenshots of this hilarity).

There was no lore to keep me on Alliance, no characters I was invested in, I've always liked the trolls and then tauren since WC3, so making the switch was easy.

I found like minded people and pvp success far beyond my expectations, a faction where 1 horde was better than 5 alliance players. Not just in pvp, but in all aspects of the game, I found that horde players were more driven, they were prouder, they never gave up. And you might hate the guy running the 2nd best raid/warsong gulch team on the faction and he certainly hates you back, but the respect is always there, when you overcome your grudges to dominate the shit out of Alterac Valley.

Blizz knew that Alliance (especially the humans) lacked a strong, male figurehead, so they brought in Varian to fill the void, but he's the last thing the Alliance needed right now because there's plenty of brooding anti-heroes in the game already. And the comics detailing his life and recent return to the world of the living were some of the worst I have ever read. When I see idiots buying into this bandaid lore I just feel sorry for them and the state of the world in which we play, you're saying it's ok for substandard lore and carbon copy characters by enabling Blizzard to get away with such cheap writing.

It only irks me so much, because I developed a similar character over 10 years ago in high school for a short story and I'm asking myself, did Blizzard employ a 13 year old to come up with Varian Wrynn?