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World of Warcraft Mega Bloks season 1 revealed {WoW}

Mar 31st 2012 3:47PM BAH! MegaBlocks! My...should be Lego's, but...ARCANITE REAPER!

HOLY F&%KING ASS CRACKERS! AN ARCANITE REAPER!

ARCANITE REAPER, HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

The Queue: Pandaria is open on the beta {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 7:19PM Queue,

I'm holding out for Gopher-Chucks. Even when there are no Gopher-Chucks, I will expect them. So, what do you think...Gopher Chucks? Yay or Nay!?

Mists of Pandaria: Siege of Orgrimmar {WoW}

Mar 19th 2012 8:57PM There is a possibility otherwise, but I could understand that kind of limitation. Rexarr would make a pretty damn good Warchief. In retrospect, imagine if Chen Stormstout popped in and becomes Warchief? Pure panda-monium, I say.

Mists of Pandaria: Siege of Orgrimmar {WoW}

Mar 19th 2012 8:47PM Guess I'll just toss my hat in here, long-winded as it may be.

In terms of how this will affect the "HORDE/ALLIANCE BIAS" I see no down side to deposing Hellscream. In terms of character development, Garrosh is about as loveable as a cuddly cactus. I mean, by that seemingly Alliance biased comment, that he is not in any way a dynamic character. In fact, he is the epitome of static character. His main hand macguffin is sheer and utter dominance, by any means necessary. Yes, we got a nice bit of insight into the madness behind the man --err, Orc-- with the short story and his reaction to the genocide in the Stonetallon Mountains, but character development is dead to him. He is a terrible leader, running the undead/blood elves out of Orgrimmar, and pushing the Trolls/Goblins into the darkest corner of the city. Ruling with a completely iron fist, he is equatable to that most horrid of leaders: a tyrant.

On the other hand, I'd be damned to the half star if I didn't comment on just how screwed up Varian is. Yes, it's a fact, Varian is ruthless with a capital R. He single-handedly killed anything that moved as Lo'Gosh, and he showed just how absolutely evil he can be when Bolvar was killed. But, he is ruthless with a cause. Many people are not familiar with how much amazing content there is to his character through the comics/short stories/Wolfheart, namely just how much he has changed along the way. Having had the majority of his family murdered, by human and Orc alike, Varian has reason to be angry. Had the orcs not killed his father, he would not have had to hire the Mason's guild to rebuild Stormwind, in turn preventing the eventual murder of his wife, and his descent into madness/depression. By the time Lady Prestor kidnaps him, he, more or less, has nothing else to lose, eventually leading to his frenzied escape and release of the rage inside him when he beats the knickers off of a croclysk with a stick. When he is enslaved in the Orgrimmar Arena, he has completely forgotten he was king, a'la Lo'Gosh.

By the time Varian gets back to Stormwind, he's gone through major transformations, coming to terms with the beast, no pun intended, inside him. He proudly reclaims his throne, beats the fecal deposits out of Onyxia for kidnapping his son, and becomes one whole being again in a plot line almost as convoluted as the Doctor Who continuity, and being a better person for it. Is he still a monster on the inside? Most definitely. Does that mean he cannot change? Not in the slightest. Metzen hinted at the extended amount of interaction we'll have with him in MoP, and that leaves tons of areas for his character to explain.

As to motivation behind assaulting Orgrimmar, we cannot tell who is going to kill who, and for why. More than likely, it is in retaliation for the destruction of Theramore and the attempted murder of Jaina, leading to the Trials of the King, and a rallying of the Alliance morale. Just to clarify, Varian does not hate the orcs. He got over that little tidbit when he let Varok recover his son's body at Icecrown. Hell, he even tolerated Garona after he tried to assassinate him. Lo'Gosh is the one who holds resentment for the Horde, and Varian has, to a great extent, controlled that beast with him, as we saw in Wolfheart.

Something will drive Garrosh to commit a large scale attack on Theramore, be it madness, glory lust, or forces unknown -hackcougholdgodsortheshaorsomeothermacguffincoughhack- and Vol'Jin/Bairne/Lor'Themar/or any combination of them will appear at the end of the Trials of the King questline and seek a "temporary" alliance, acknowledging just how screwed up Garrosh is. They will combine forces outside Durotar, charge in, and head straight for Garrosh. Varian does not want to kill the orcs; he just wants Garrosh.

And on the whole? That's fine! Varian doesn't hate the Orcs, Tauren, Trolls, Goblin, or the Blood Elves, and nor does the rest of the Alliance leadership. As for the Undead...well, I'd rather not talk about them. Garrosh is a tyrant of the highest caliber. His quests for a powerful Horde aren't a bad thing; it's the way he went about doing so. He never earned the title of Warchief, he nearly lost his fight with Thrall, he pushes an agenda of selective racism within the Horde, and he wants to see the destruction of any opposition through total war and endless bloodshed. The Horde deserve better than him, and he deserves what fate comes upon his shoulders.

As for who will replace him? Saurfang, Vol'Jin, or Bairne are the three toppies, even if Saurfang is older than the friggin' Well of Eternity *chuckle*. Thrall would never take the mantle back, even if they begged him. He is Green Jesus now, after all. He can't take sides.

The Queue: I went Alliance again. Shhh. {WoW}

Mar 18th 2012 2:11PM That's MR! Corporal Hugh Man to you, private!

The Queue: A giddy thing {WoW}

Feb 4th 2012 12:38PM Qua de la Qua, or however French goes.

My little kitten loves to play in my lap while I'm in the middle of fighting Deathwing (whichever incarnation you chose), and he is just so adorable! However, he is TOO adorable. Several times I have come to the point of being thrown off Deathwing's scaly hide because of this accursed-ly cute kitten! Help me, Queue! What must I do to make this kitten seem LESS adorable? Also, what type of pepper does Sacco like eating the most?

The Queue: Lovers in a dangerous Daylight Saving Time {WoW}

Nov 6th 2011 2:02PM Kweh For the Queue,

With the addition of the Portable, Pint-Sized, Pocket Monsters, will we likely see an additional layer added to the system that allows our slaves-err, pets-err, companions--to evolve into more...well, visually pleasing miniature monsters? I just have this awesome idea that my Alliance balloon will evolve into Hindenburg; Hindenburg uses Conflagration! Hindenburg hits itself in confusion! It's super effective!

Additional question: has anyone drawn any parallels to the original 151 Pokemon and the current companion pets? Celestial Dragon so = Dratini.

The Queue: Boy {WoW}

Oct 9th 2011 2:12PM CLICK AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION! DOOM! DOOOOM!
*deep breath*
DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!

http://media.mmo-champion.com/images/news/2011/september/deathwingevil.jpg

The Queue: Late '90s nostalgia trip {WoW}

Oct 8th 2011 5:02PM Perhaps; the bullet was fired from the Texas School Book Depository, entering President Kennedy's back, exiting his throat, entering Governor Connally's back, passing through his chest and exiting his right wrist into his right thigh, upon which point the bullet broke a hole in the fabric of reality, entering the parallel world of Azeroth, where it embedded itself within the Dragon Soul at the exact moment a certain orc under the alias of "Thrall" happened to be shooting it at a large black wyrm under the alias of "Deathwing". Upon said shooting, the bullet passed through a dimensional rip within the Dragon Soul and traveled directly through "Deathwing's" chest. The bullet remains unfound.

The Queue: Late '90s nostalgia trip {WoW}

Oct 8th 2011 12:37PM Think I've given this enough time to blow over, but regardless, I'll put a big 'ol

*SPOILER (MAYBE) SPOILER*

just in case. Anyways:

Looking at the nifty images of our dragon-buddy Deathwing, specifically the ones of his decaying body within the Maelstrom, we can see one JFK sized hole in the middle of Deathwing's chest; methinks that hole be from Thrall busting straight through Deathwing's chest with the Dragon Soul, but I could be wrong. What do y'all think?