Jun 17th 2011 12:34PM The decrease in sale of gems and glyphs is mostly due to the fact that we are about 6 months into this expansion. People don't need glyphs anymore since they now only need to be used once and most players have the glyphs they need. Same goes for gems - people don't switch gear now as much as they did in the beginning of Cataclysm when everyone was gearing up. The lesser new gear people acquire, the fewer gems will be sold on the auction house.
This makes the demand for gems and glyphs very low and as well all know the demands sets both the price and the amount of items sold. Because of the lower demand, the prices on both glyphs and gems have fallen and the interest in selling them has fallen as well because of the lower chance of you actually selling them.
Mar 17th 2011 8:55AM There is a european version on the european WoW-website, Mushanga :) If you're too lazy, I found you a link! http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2054857#blog
Jan 7th 2011 9:11AM I have been in a danish guild for about two years now, mostly as a casual. The oldest guy in the guild was in his 40's and we treated him like every other player in the guild. One day on ventrilo he said he couldn't come for the raid tonight because he had a gig in a nearby town. That town happened to be my town and he happened to be the bassist in a danish rock-band that has won several awards. I knew he was a musician but when he told me where and when he was going to play and what his name was I instantly knew who he was.
Also, I found out my teacher played WoW after writing a lengthy essay about online behaviour and I mentioned the alliance-horde conflict and mentioned myself being a horde. The teachers response to the essay was: "For the horde!"
Nov 18th 2010 9:33AM I can't help but think that this is based directly on the stereotype of gamers - a slightly overweight, socially awkward male who has dedicated his life and soul to obtaining unimportant pixels. It would've been a lot more interesting to break the stereotype and keep the story of addiction and dedication to the game. Why not have a popular, beautiful and succesful female in the role? The theme of addiction and dedication to kill this dragon could still play in, but in a much more interesting way since it would not be the kind of character and person you usually expect to be this dedicated to a game. It would also make for a nice view of how the game would maybe change the person's social life and surroundings as well as the person itself -in a good or a bad way - since the person actually has a life outside the game.
Sure, I haven't watched the movie, but there appears to be a few clichés and stereotypes that just won't let go when it comes to discussing online gaming. I don't know in what way the main character is portrayed so I only base this from the trailer.
Apr 12th 2010 5:21PM I'm not saying it's not a good cause because it definately is. But I don't really felt like it belonged there, it felt more like one of those adds you have to watch before you can watch certain videos. It seemed forced. I think it would've worked better on its own, giving the narrator the time to explain and emphasize the problem and why we should care. I did not get that it was for real until it was over, because it was not what I requested to see. I requested to watch a WoW Music Video so when I see such a cause being spotlighted I take it for a joke and as a part of the actual movie - some people like to start off their song with a parody (hence: Morning Glory Dew from that Nyhm movie). I expected to watch a video and was therefore not able to take the Snow Leopard cause for anything else but a joke until I realized it was for real.
But 50 % credits is still unnecessary, stupid and a waste of time and effort. No need to make each name appear at a time. Do with the main names: Gigi, Sharm and whoever made the video and then just list them in a row from top to bottom. No need to spend so much of a movie on credits. In my opinion a music video does not even need credits.
Apr 12th 2010 1:45PM Amazing how 3 minutes of a 6 minute video can be pure credits and promos.
That's right, 50 seconds of WoW-radio promo and Snow-leopard promos in the beginning and almost three minutes in the end. Amazing way to enhance the length.
By the way, this video made me think that all snow leopard should just die..
Mar 22nd 2010 1:33PM She did what she could and expressed a huge amount of love to the game. Who cares if her voice is a little bad, the movie itself fills you with joy and happiness and you feel her love for the game.
I love this movie sooo much
Mar 16th 2010 5:55PM I recently made a blog about all things WoW. Any idea on how I could promote it in order to get some views and a readerbase? Does WoW.com feature blogs by players or something similar?
Mar 12th 2010 8:23PM I'd like to note that a lot of things were cut from final movie, for example a "NOOO!" from Oswald. I'm currently working on Oswald's Amazing Story of EVIL! 2.0 which is practically the same movie but with better sound and a few more scenes. The movie was made in about 2 days and I really rushed it. This gives me the chance to make it the movie it could've been.
THERE WILL BE VOICES
While I'm here, I'll answer some of the questions that have been asked:
Since when is King an elected position rather than a hereditary title? Why would Varian run on an "anti-critter" paltform?
"Wait, what?! You don't vote for kings!" It was actually a Monty Python refence more than it was a plot device :) Might have been a bit too hidden, though.
What was the explosion that ejected the squirrel from the gnome's house? Did the squirrel blow it up, and if so, why?
Oswald blew up the laboratory in rage, but I guess that could have been done in a better way. I'll look into that scene.
After killing Varian, did the squirrel run for King and get elected? Or did we suddenly switch from an elected king to a conquering king?
There are a lot of leaders in the past that has taken over the rulership after the previous leader died. Again, the election was as more of a reference and joke than it was a plot device.
And most importantly, why didn't we get to hear the squirrel's death sound when it died? That would've been the best part of the movie!
Due to the short production time I did not have time to find the proper voice acting for Oswald. However, when the new version comes out that will change :)
Hope that cleared a few things up! :)
Nov 3rd 2009 12:16PM What can I say? I'm flattered that an old movie of mine can be featured a year after release! =)