Jul 23rd 2010 11:11AM Since the Linux client for WoW was dropped out in the very early beta of the vanilla WoW, is there any chance that we would be seeing this feature with the next expansion, or even later?
Sep 11th 2009 2:10PM Though I support Ubuntu, I must agree with you on most of the points you mention.
Still, I'm pretty surprised that most of the people are angry at Ubuntu's decision to make people pay for official support. 90% of the Windows users don't know what to do with regedit and use paid services for this, so I don't see a difference between both. Furthermore, even though that Terminal is more commonly used than the command prompt or regedit in Windows, it is far more critical to know these Windows' features if you are a Windows user that to know how to handle with the Terminal if you are an Ubuntu one.
PS: I'm talking about the Ubuntu 9.10 package, and as far as I know Wine is included at least in Ubuntu 9.04.
PS2: There are also paid emulators of Windows programs for Linux-based OSes that compared to Windows' Home Edition prices cost literally nothing.
Sep 11th 2009 9:13AM Well, well, what we've got here?
I'm being both Windows and Linux user (currently using Ubuntu 9.04, but used OpenSUSE in the past too) and I'd like to state one thing - Linux-based OSes are not worse than the Windows ones.
I see a lot of Linux flaming here by Microsoft fanboys who most likely never tried Linux operating system - though Ubuntu, for instance, offers a free shipping of a free original Ubuntu CD. What those people don't know is that when it comes to servers, Internet connections and system stability, Linux is the best choice. The pure difference says it all - with Windows you'll need to reinstall your OS in every two years or so, while with Linux you can let your computer work without restarting it for the same period of time.
Talking about WoW - it's funny how some people state that Microsoft meant that you'll need additional software to play Warcraft (or any other game) on Linux, while under Windows 7 you don't need any. I'm pretty sure that they forgot about the fact that we still need plenty of things under Windows - from videocard drivers to Direct X. With the Windows emulator 'Wine', and with the upcoming version of Ubuntu which will support the installment of Windows software under Linux without the need of any emulator, I'm pretty sure that even a 10 years old will find it easy to adjust its OS to be able to start and successfully run WoW.
Though I'm having some problems with Win programs (like I can't run correctly Worldedit.exe under Wine), I must admit that World of Warcraft is far more stable under Ubuntu in the terms of FPS, internet connection and graphical performance. Yes, I've got 20 GBs of swap space (have heard that people with less than a GB swap have problems with WoW), but you also need RAM under windows too, so I don't and can't find any difference.
A quick lesson for the funny linux-trollers out there - most Linux-based operating systems have an open source - that means that absolutely everything is possible to be done, you just need to know HOW. This includes playing WoW, using Windows Live or being able to install a new printer device. Sometimes the answer of this question 'how' is one - 'pretty easy'. Downloading plug-in, additional software, converting one filetype to another (like pdf to txt) and much more are sometimes done with one command - and the infamous 'hard' to install tar files will have a built-in installer with the next version of Linux, so it'll be even easier for an ordinary home computer user. The fact that Microsoft claims that Linux is worse that Windows is just ridiculous marketing campaign in which, I hope, a thinking person does not believe.
Sep 2nd 2009 10:27AM Thanks to both of you for the info provided!
And by the way, try to find WarCraft novels in Bulgaria. x) Dull and impossible. Still I must admit that I enjoyed the few I read (Lord of the Clans and the War of the Ancients series).
I really hope seeing Deathwind Pass redone since it was a dull zone, but still I think that most players will evade it because of its grayness (the same reason as most people evaded Desolace (or Silithus, for those with Arachnophobia) - they don't play to get depressed, they play for fun.
However, we do have places like Azshara and Hinterlands with literally no points of interest in them. Of course, we also have server-specific 'dull' zones on some servers - on mine Winterspring is being a such, on others we have Stonetalon Mountains or Tanaris - this is just because most players on the server prefer not to hang out there because of the setting they have. Still, adding little flavor to zones like The Hinterlands (and no, I'm not talking about dull quests for rewards, I'm talking about lore additions) would help the game a lot by making those zones more populated and thus the game more variable. There could be only benefits from such additions, but we must admit that sometimes they take more time to get done than, to mention, a whole new expansion.
Sep 2nd 2009 6:51AM My question is more for the Ask a Lore Nerd section, but since the lore nerd has gone little nerdy away, I'd like to ask you. There are rumors that Cairne is getting murdered by Garrosh in Cataclysm which are still unconfirmed. I'm praying for them to remain only rumors since the Tauren are the race with the history (or lore, if you prefer) we know the least. Yes, I have played WC3 and TFT, along with two Tauren alts, but still, the lore about them says too little, compared to the tons of stuff about the dwarfs, for example.
My question is about the lore behind the Tauren tribes, a brief summary of the stuff that is seen only in novels and mangas.
Also, a second question comes to my mind - we're seing Azshara and Desolace completely redone (not in the terms of terrain, I mean redone as gameplay experience). We all know them as two of the most unpopulated zones in WoW. Which are the other zones in WoW where we should not expect meeting many players? I recall Deathwind Pass and Silithus, both evaded by players because of their ugly and boring atmosphere. Any others?
Aug 17th 2009 3:47AM Basically the idea is good. We do need more Tauren classes since we've got only 4 for them /not counting the *meh* Death Knight/. A Tauren Paladin is a nice combination, and IIRC we've seen such even in the original WoW - and I'm talking about those bullheads in Darkcloud Pinacle. A Dwarf Shaman and Human Hunter are also good ideas since we've seen in lore both.
However, I just can't imagine some things. Like a Tauren Priest. Really? A Priest? I don't think the Taurens need any priests at all, both in game and lored. When we're talking about Taurens and arcanity things can get shitty.
Also, an undead hunter sounds really stupid. Try to imagine a Tauren Warlock - it's a meh situation. The same thing is the Undead Hunter - the Forsaken, fighting with everything living /from the Wrath Gate it becomes clear that when they say everything they mean everything/, aren't exactly THAT kindly type of nature-lovers beast-tamers. They are more likely into the light, but not into the nature. A better replacement is the Undead Paladin in my opinion.
We have a new druid for the Horde, why not one for the Alliance? I can't imagine why a Dwarf would become a mage /maybe they want to keep their brews hot with arcane powers, who knows/, but having a Wildhammer Shaman makes it easier for the Ironforge Dwarves with a little help of lore-raping to become the new druid class for the Alliance.
However, I'm glad with the other decisions. As I mentioned, Tauren Paladin, Human Hunter and Dwarf Shaman are nice combinations. So are and the Orc Mage, Night Elf Mage, Blood Elf Warrior - furthermore they exist in-lore and in-game. Plus it's never a bad thing to have a little healin' fella in your legs. x)
Aug 2nd 2009 8:32AM For now we have several expansion speculations, which include the Maelstrom, the Undermine or another world in the Twisting Nether. But are these the only possible? Am I the only player thinking of the two "do-not-cross" seas, the Forbidding and the Veiled? Is there any lore behind them, what I only know is that Pandaria is located somewhere withing them. And also, hence that they are two different seas, so is it possible for Azeroth to have a fifth continent?