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Patch 4.1: Rise of the Zandalari trailer now available {WoW}

Apr 25th 2011 4:07PM What a lovely singing voice you must have.

Breakfast Topic: Do you have a favorite race? {WoW}

Apr 22nd 2011 8:41AM Agreed; Dwarves for a number of reasons:

*Most armor looks very good on them without visual stretching of the textures typical of the taller races
*Their animations are visually appealing for both sexes, casters, melee, and ranged classes
*Their selection of faces, hair, and skin tones are varied and well done, particularly since 3.0.2
*Unlike most races, I have never tired of the voices (which gets important after the hundredth, "I can't cast that yet")
*Tons and tons of lore; we'll never run out of evil to fight and Legendaries to equip with these guys continually digging it all up
*Best beards in the game
*Have you seen the original cinematic with the Dwarf Hunter? Reason enough to play one
*Because Gimli > Legolas
*The Bronzebeards
*Best /flirt and /silly emotes in the game

The Queue: The origin of Ghostcrawler {WoW}

Apr 19th 2011 11:02AM I have a question for The Queue: Did I miss an update on where is/are the new Warlock demon(s)?

I want my Beholder. As awesome as it is to summon my whale-turd of an Imp or sassy Succubus as my DPS pet of choice, wouldn't it make sense to have a demon that spews acid and shoots frickin' lasers from its eyes? Heck, I'd take a Mo'arg as my own personal engineer. He can make turrets ala Team Fortress. Or maybe a Shivarra? My Succubus has been giving me lip lately anyway.

I just don't get how Warlocks are promised demons and instead get more promises, and for opposite gender demons no less? I don't care which genitalia my demon has so long as it is able to sow pain and terror in the hearts of my enemies!

And while I'm at it, how is it okay that Hunters gain access to Felhounds and Felboars, yet Warlocks get bupkis? Oh, my main is a Hunter, but if it's Fel it belongs to Warlocks. If Hunters can summon a Demon Dog, at the very least Warlocks should be able to enslave their pets just as Hunters can Scarre Beast.

Damn it, Ghostcrawler, you promised me a demon!

Warlocks getting male and female versions of all demons {WoW}

Apr 15th 2011 7:59AM Summon Imp now summons Justin Bieber
Summon Succubus now changed to Summon Ryan Reynolds
Summon Felhound now summons Felkittens
Summon Felguard now summons The Bride
Summon Infernal now summons Infernette (same model)
Summon Doomguard now summons Elizabeth Hurley (circa Bedazzled)
Summon Voidwalker now summons Luke Skywalker (Who knew: the Voidwalker is already a girl?)

Same-faction battlegrounds to be available for testing on the PTR {WoW}

Apr 1st 2011 7:23AM Not useful? This is long, long overdue! Faction imbalance is the primary cause of long queue times for PvP. Allowing same-faction players to PvP against one another should help resolve this issue and lower queue times. Hopefully this will be extended to regular battlegrounds if it works out.

The Queue: Stranger Danger {WoW}

Mar 31st 2011 11:02AM What is best in life?

Scattered Shots: Musings on hunter haste design {WoW}

Mar 31st 2011 10:51AM I am reminded of an old "Magic: The Gathering" article describing the types of players that designers keep in mind during the course of their work. Designer Mark Rosewater discusses the importance of knowing the MtG audience, and it's worth a read for anyone interested in game design in general:

Kellerune here appears to be a Timmy, a player that goes for power and simplicity. You might not look for the most elegant way to achieve your goals, but you get it done and you do so in a straightforward manner.

By contrast, I like Haste because it appeals to Johnnies. It's complicated, but it's okay to have a complicated stat so long as the benefits from it are incremental rather than game-breaking. You don't have to understand the intricacies of Haste to play a hunter or even to play a hunter well, but when you do the math you will likely see a noticeable improvement.

I don't want needlessly complicated stats and metrics, but I do enjoy the way Haste is currently designed, and hope that its unique qualities persist.

Breakfast Topic: How about some hot, tasty delayed gratification? {WoW}

Mar 24th 2011 8:55AM I just know there a metaphor for life in there somewhere.

Breakfast Topic: What's your dailies routine? {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2011 8:28AM My daily routine?

I try to start the day right with a bowl of delicious Cheerios. They're full of the vitamins my body needs to get through the day (and they keep me regular). Then I generally train in my dojo for a few hours doing one-hand stands and sparring with my pupils (blindfolded, of course). This generally leaves a bit of time for cleaning about the house before lunch, since nobody can be trusted to clean as well as numero uno. Lunch typically consists of organic vegetables, whole-grain carbs, and some free-range meats; usually chicken; all of which are raised on property, of course.

My day really begins in the afternoon. Depending on the season I'll go deep powder snowboarding after being dropped by a helicopter onto the side of a sheer cliff face. Really, though, I prefer the summer, when I hunt wild bear using only my hands and tools gathered from the wild. The females will usually put up a good fight if they've got cubs nearby. After that I'll pick my kids up from school and help them with their homework.

Being independently wealthy we often have our dinner catered, but occasionally my wife and I will have obligations. She might have to model in the evening (Victoria's Secret is a demanding employer), or I'll have to attend to a state dinner. So the dailies can be varied somewhat, there. Mostly though we just stay home with the rest of my wives and take in a movie.

The Queue: There's a surprise at the end {WoW}

Mar 21st 2011 12:01PM Indeed, I do remember Basic campfire, who later became Abesik Kampfire in Ask A Faction Leader. It is worth noting, however, that the joke was a reference to a list of "50 Better Warchiefs than Garrosh," originally published in the old official forums but lost due to the conversion to the forums. It later became 250 Warchiefs Better Than Garrosh, if memory serves (and it may not).

You can view the republished list here:

You can view the Ask a Faction Leader here: