Mar 24th 2011 3:48AM What's with the tribalism? Just play your damn games.
Jan 15th 2011 12:28AM "Every concept." That's a hyperbole.
"I have no content to show" It's had 4 closed betas so far, it also has a website. There's plenty more showing than what you decided to just look at.
"they've ruined the game for me" You decided well before that you weren't going to even give the game a chance, or a look at.
Jan 14th 2011 8:48PM First: The "We're not in Azeroth anymore" is a reference to "We're not in Kansas anymore," and frankly WoW is the MMO Kansas. It's the standard. It's the bar of you-have-to-do-at-least-this-good-for-people-to-bother-trying-your-game.
Second: Do you forget the WoW ad campaign "Kill more than 10 rats" ? (They were right, it was boars, instead.) It was a jab at the current popular MMO of the time.
Third: I love WoW. I respect Blizzard. But I absolutely abhor the idea that any other MMO has to kowtow to and show respect to WoW (a game they will compete with) just to be allowed to play on the playground. That's nonsense. That's ridiculous.
I do agree that ads shouldn't attack the players, but the games, if they even DO intend it as an attack, which Rifts doesn't, not in a direct manner, anyway.
And from how this article reads, it sounds like you're making these judgments without doing very much research in the games and how they ARE different from WoW.
This is a really unappealing temper-tantrum of an article and I'm kind of disappointed in it. This subject could have been covered with a different tone, and with more research.
Jan 4th 2011 12:58PM I don't think TB was ever broken. Taking was way harder than defending it. So it goes. Muscle up and take it, then.
I never thought I'd get to this point, and it usually annoyed me when people complained about how "easy" WoW is, but I'm starting to get uncomfortable with how T-ball WoW is starting to feel. Everybody gets everything. We're all winners here. We all get trophies.
Jan 4th 2011 12:34PM More "Blood Elves are gay/ Blood Elves are dumb blonds" and Justin Bieber jokes. Did I tell you the one about this chicken that crossed this road this one time? How about the one about the sad horse that walked into a bar and the bartender, as usual, had something funny and/or ironic to say.
Aug 16th 2010 12:51AM Non-voodoo or Forsaken related shadow priests would make an interesting Know Your Lore article all on it's own, I think.
A lot of the spells and talents in the shadow branch, you'll notice, have a lot to do with the Mind. Whereas warlocks use a more concrete form of shadow magic, "fel" magic, I see shadow priests as using a more intangible, illusion based shadow magic.
So ummm....let me try it this way:
You have Shamans who can use fire and frost spells. These spells are pure fire and frost elements. Mages, however, in my opinion, are not using "pure" fire and frost. Mages are always using arcane magic, but their fire and frost spells are arcane magic focused into fire or frost properties. They are taking arcane magic and turning it INTO fire and frost. Whereas Shamans use the pure, primal fire and frost elements.
So I think Shadow priests are doing kind of what mages are doing. The power of light comes from faith. Warlocks are using the pure, primal shadow magic that comes from the Fel. Priests, however, are using a twisted form of faith in the light to create their shadow magic. They turn the light INTO shadow, because both are within the realm of the Mind.
So...as far as why a priest who believes in the light would become a shadow priest:
Power, I think. In becoming a Shadow priest a priest crosses a threshold within their own faith in that they start to understand the power of the light in a different way. They still have faith in the power of the light, which means they can still use it, but without any morality, deity, or dogma involved. It's the "dark side" of the force.
BTW, I don't blame you if you think "Too long, did not read."
Aug 15th 2010 11:55PM "There is no reason...."
Except that Blizzard developed the lore and now there is a reason. Y'see that's what they do as storytellers. They move the story forward, not re-tell a story that is already done. Aponi and Tahu are the beginning of a new way of thinking for parts of Tauren society. They provide a balance to the moon-revering Druidic arts by creating a sun-revering Light art.
"A night elf would NEVER want to be a mage..."
Shen'dralar. There have always been night elf mages, just not a part of Darnassian society until Darnassus realizes they need all the help they can get and are willing to accept the Shen'dralar back, while under very strict supervision, of course.
As far as I can tell Blizzard has not had to retcon any part of their previous lore to justify any of the new race-class combinations.
Don't confuse moving the story forward with ignoring past lore. Just because there has never been Tauren followers of the Holy Light doesn't mean that it's impossible that there would be in the future.
"What this is really is Blizzard being lazy and instead of designing new classes, they are recycling (again) existing content and calling it "new"."
You're probably right. Blizzard is so lazy it's a wonder they get anything done over there. I mean, I could have a 12 million subscriber base MMORPG up and running and constantly updated with new material on a yearly basis in a few days. Why? Because I'm a hard worker. Unlike those lazy bastards at Blizzard.
Aug 12th 2010 8:26PM sigh....as a Blood Elf mage my heart aches.
I'm sorry, Horde. We're not very good at the noticing traitors before they become a problem thing....but, by god, when they become obvious WE NAIL THEIR HEADS TO THE DAMN WALL.
I want to kill him slowly. Freeze him, set him on fire, freeze him, set him on fire, when he dies, get a DK to raise him and then repeat because for goodness sake I'm tired of these bastards making it so damn hard for Blood Elves to be trusted and accepted!
Jul 9th 2010 1:08PM LOL! I even EXPECTED that to be the music that played and still loled hard.