May 30th 2009 8:31AM Too fast. >.<
Well, they're only too fast because I really want a shot at the beautiful Ulduar proto-drakes [har har har, like that'll happen] and I'd be happy if they delayed Icecrown for a year so I could feebly attempt all those challenging achievements.
Aside from the drakes, I feel they're just about right so far.
May 29th 2009 9:15PM I would really love to see Blizzard go this route with things. It just doesn't seem right to remove such beautiful skinned mounts from the game. I may not be able to sit in front of a computer and raid until my eyes bleed, but that doesn't mean I'm not committed to the game in my own sense. Hell, if they made these mounts available for some kind of solo-friendly rep grind or something, I couldn't be happier. Yes, I know, it's a /multiplayer/ game, but you can still enjoy the multiplayer atmosphere without ever grouping with someone.
May 29th 2009 9:11PM Come on Blizzard; slap me again for not having the schedule to raid hardcore.
May 29th 2009 10:44AM Oh hell. It's just my luck that the second I give up on trying to get it to post on my new account, and revert to my old one, the damned thing decides to show up.
Please downrank the above comment so no one has to bother to read it twice.
May 29th 2009 10:42AM I started out rolling a Tauren shaman back in my WoW trial days, but soon picked up BC because I was curious to see the two new races. I was tempted to head for the Blood Elves; the only really attractive looking male characters in game, but instead headed over to the Draenei and created what would become my sole love in the game: Pyornthe.
I have never once regretted my choice of Alliance, as in general, I find the aesthetics of the Alliance cities and towns much more pleasing. I love trees and water, and found too much of the Horde cities to be dry, corrupted, and primitive. That said, if there had been a Zul-Aman/Zul-Gurub esque troll city, I believe I could have been swayed Horde. I need to relate to the environments I play in, which would explain why I was so repelled by the Horde. The vast majority of the areas to level in are deforested or plains, and I'm much more of a lush forested type. Azuremyst, Ashenvale, etc, I find much more palatable than the Barrens or Thousand Needles.
Once I started roleplaying my little shaman, I knew I had to brush up on my lore in order to come up with a plausible backstory to Mr. Pyornthe. That led me in an incessant quest for knowledge of the Draenei, and to this day I am incredibly fascinated with them, their homeland, and their culture. They are marvelous, noble creatures, and I find myself returning more and more to Outland because of some irresistible pull I feel to the place. Everything there seems to hold special meaning for me in terms of the story I've created for Pyornthe, and there's still something marvelous about running through Zangarmarsh on my Talbuk.
Horde, with its decrepit, dehydrated buildings of bones, has never really called to me the way the quiet temples of Darnassus, or the eerily lit Telredor have. I would not give up my allegiance for the world, though I may curse it in PvP on occasion. I admit, it is easy to be seduced by the culture or stereotypes surrounding those who play Horde; the rebellious, tight-knit group of people in stark contrast to the youthful, naive ones who roll those omnipresent Night Elf hunters. But no matter how much I PvP or raid, WoW still remains a mostly solitary activity for me, and the lore and lands of the Alliance lend themselves much more favourably to my personal daydreams.
May 22nd 2009 12:07PM How is the brown one even remotely ugly? I was utterly taken with its beauty the very moment I saw it in game. Now maybe I'm just boring, but I really love a good natural-toned mount, and the shades of brown and white just do it for me. They look classy, not tacky.