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WoW Insider's Weekly Webcomic: Safe Passage -- Convergence {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 8:49PM oooh, i'm getting excited. his sister seemed wicked cool in the one panel she was in at the end of the original safe passage.

WoW Insider's Weekly Webcomic: Safe Passage -- Convergence {WoW}

Mar 15th 2012 11:24PM My canned response to the orcs and the elves and the trees (from almost exactly 1 year ago...):

"A lot of folks, finding their trees in the process of being cut down, would do something like cuss out the woodcutters, or warn them off. Heck, maybe capture one of the woodcutters, beat him silly, then kick his butt back to the camp. Like, something non-lethal.

Kaldorei response? Shoot first, and kill all the outsiders (including the Kul Tiras humans in Kalimdor, too), and don't bother with questions at all. Of course, the orc response is "Whatever, let's go kill some elves!" and it would have been the same if the elves had attempted diplomacy first. That doesn't change the fact that the elf reaction to tree cutting is the indiscriminate slaughter of the loggers.

And I don't mean to be anti-Night Elf, but this is just WoW history."

Of course, I tend to separate the Forsaken from the rest of the Horde, and orcs fairly frequently fight with honor. Not always 100% of the time, but they've got no qualms about killing off their own when they behave dishonorably.

It's also like this: just because the Horde are the best characters (it's completely objectively true and anyone can see that :P), it doesn't mean they are the characters we ought to agree with. It's like how Omar and Stringer are two of the best characters on The Wire, but they're both murderers and crooks. Not really rolemodels, but great characters. Horde's the same way.

WoW Insider's Weekly Webcomic: Safe Passage -- Convergence {WoW}

Mar 15th 2012 10:41PM Well, dude never actually ate a baby (that we know about).

Anyhow, here's this orc, he knows he's toast. He knows he's failed as a warrior, beaten by an old Dwarf using cowardly tactics (from the orc's point of view). So he's honestly grateful when the Dwarf shows him the respect of allowing him to die with honor. He probably thinks it's because Pappa Dwarf is too softhearted to just cut him down, but he's thankful to die in battle, since it allows him to reclaim in some small way the dignity taken from him when he was captured.

With orcs, the great thing is that it isn't just about *whether* something happens, either death, life, battle, heck probably even farming, but the fundamental truth that *how* something happens matters just as much. Process is as important as results. That's why I love orcs.

WoW Insider's Weekly Webcomic: Safe Passage -- Convergence {WoW}

Mar 15th 2012 6:55AM This is why I love orcs.

WoW Insider's Weekly Webcomic: Safe Passage -- The Prologue {WoW}

Nov 10th 2011 11:57AM If Stonestrike is such a top-notch warrior, how come he hasn't saved Mr. Stoploss from whatever the hell strange mammal that's attacking his head? I mean seriously, that's some scary beast perched up there.

WoW Rookie: How to choose your realm type {WoW}

Oct 28th 2011 12:34PM When I played, I pretty much always rolled on RP servers, not so much for the RP but because folks just seemed friendlier than on regular ones. While I never RPed myself, I've never been hostile to it, and the naming restrictions are actually kinda pleasant (they weed out @$$-hat names and make the game on the whole more immersive).

That said, I could have mostly just gotten lucky and picked good ones.

Server economy is probably worse than large PvE ones, but for those of us who don't care so much about gold and who just want a decent spot to play the game, it seems like a decent trade-off.

The Light and How to Swing It: The AOE heal we deserve {WoW}

Oct 11th 2011 3:36PM It seems too many people are conflating the idea of having an always-available AoE heal, and becoming an AoE heal spec. By and large, the strength of a paladin will be the Beacon of Light and booming single-target heals. However, it's purely a good thing that paladins will have this tool in the pocket. Is it likely to be an every-fight thing? Probably not, but the capacity is there and even if Paladins remain the worst AoE healing spec, they've got better AoE options now.

That said, it would be better if this wasn't a replacement of the old Holy Radiance, but in addition. Old HR would need to be changed, probably into a long, once-per-fight cooldown, almost like a Paladin version of Divine Hymn or Tranquility.

Patch 4.3: Tier 13 set bonus changes announced {WoW}

Oct 1st 2011 11:22AM I'd say that what the paladin 4-piece should do is allow Divine Guardian to effect the paladin as well as the raid, paired with the Cooldown reduction and radius increase. Everyone else is getting an "extend the CD to the raid" bonus, but since paladins already have the strongest tanking raid CD, they ought to get themselves covered instead.

WoW Insider's Weekly Webcomic: Safe Passage -- The Prologue {WoW}

Sep 29th 2011 11:48AM I love how the point-of-view is clearly expressed here. Strictly speaking, the splinter faction of the Forsaken was indeed trying to destroy "th' enemy of all livin' things," just trying to destroy everyone else along with him.

It's good that this isn't some sort of neutral presentation. Really gets into the heart of the renewed conflict. Being a Horde-for-life, it's sometimes hard to understand the rage of the Alliance over this. Traitors against the Horde snuff out the life of our brightest young warriors, most notably in Saurfang the Younger, and we lost many also in purging the Undercity of the Burning Crusade. Without Thrall and those loyal Horde, that Mad Dog 'king' of the Alliance would have run straight into Kil'jaden, not something he could have dealt with.