Mar 2nd 2012 11:18AM Clearly you were not presented to my patented Bunny Tales cotton pads for hooves (and similar appendages).
Just sayin'. =p
Jan 20th 2012 10:14AM Yeah, I don't think he actually killed his drake (just) to make a piece or armor, too.
I mean, he may have killed it as an example to the other drakes under his care. And then he thought: "Hey, why not make a belt out of it?"
Jan 20th 2012 9:33AM Flavor text "Blackhorn's first drake stayed with him forever"
You mean, he turned his first drake into a belt? o_O
Dec 22nd 2011 11:23AM Summon Puffer Fish!
Mar 4th 2011 4:50AM Ah, the common misconception that all of Latin America speaks Spanish...
I once had a guy asking me to speak some French when I told him I'm Brazilian, imagine my surprise.
Mar 4th 2011 4:47AM I'm also a brazilian, but I'm from Echo Isles.
About the bans of Everquest and Counter Strike in Brazil:
I'll grant that I'm not as informed about the Everquest ban, but both of these bans were done by people who do not have a single notion about how games work and, unfortunetely, have the power to enforce their ignorant view, while disregarding arguments that might enlighten tham (and believe me: those arguments were made).
To illustrate: in their ban project, they forbade the commerce of Counter Strike (only one version of the game, the 1.5 version, I believe) in stores (and stores only, when most of the copies in Brazil were bought via magazines, in newstands, or downloaded, since Counter Strike is a free mod). Not only that, they wrote that it was prohibited to sell them under the for of diskettes, CDs and tapes ("fitas", a slang of ours for game cartridges). Not only whoemever made this ban did not know that game cartridges and game diskettes are practically not used, made or sold anymore, they did not know that computer games are NOT distributed under the cartridge format, nor did they use the proper term.
And all of the CS ban hammer was because of what? Because of a CS map made to look like the Rocinha slum, in Rio de Janeiro (favela da Rocinha), where one team plays as drug dealers and the other one plays as an elite shock troop (BOPE - Special Operations Battalion). They claimed that said map hurt our national pride and demeaned our people, being an outrage to let such a game be marketed over here. The catch: Most, if not all, of CS maps are made by users, and this one, which became so famous among brazilian CS players, was made by a brazilian guy (or team, I forget if more than one person was involved in its creation).
It's sad when people who do not have an understanding of the situation have the power to make stupid decisions like this and have no interest in making a enlightened choice, but I guess that's not only a brazilian problem.
Regarding the Brazilian games market, while it may be true that a great (if not a majority) of people buy pirate games over here, that reasoning generally does not extend to computer games, where downloading pirate games seems to be the popular choice. And when talking about the piracy problem in our budding AAA games market, it's good to remember the abusive taxation games receive, even when they're sold by local representants (the final price reaches the 200%-300% markup line, when compared to the original price in the US, for example, making even the option to import a game via an online store more attractive, most times, than buying them here).
And about your comment about how "they were used as scapegoats and to divert attention from all the shit that needs to be done and isn't. It's a way to distract our ignorant population.": don't be demagogic and just reiterate a "we hate politicians, they suck" speech, as well as demeaning your own people.
Media manipulation of the public interest happens everywhere, and there's plenty of people trying to do the right thing for our country (so much so we have grown, economically and diplomatically, considerably these last years - not to mention that our education, as a people, is getting better, as well). Change demands time, and this kind of mentality echoes an instant gratification culture that ends up undermining the whole process.
- big block of rants off -
Jul 20th 2010 1:50PM A little late on that, but just my two cents: with each tree being assigned a clear role, will the Random Dungeon Finder be update to reflect that?
For example: will only prot warriors be able to queue as tanks, making it impossible for a arms or fury warriors to queue as such? Or will it still be only class based?
There's the problem of dual-speccing here, of course, but it could be a way to guarantee that only people at least specced to tank will tank. Maybe, if you have two specs, you have to be in the right spec to queue as its role.
Sep 4th 2009 10:56PM I, for one, would love seeing Garrosh as the new warchief.
...Then, when he finally does all the stupid stuff we expect him to, Thrall (or Saurfang, or Vol'Jin, or Murky, or the mighty Basic Campfire) can come back and kick his ass out of the position and into the graveyard.
Good riddance, Garrosh, you will NOT be missed when you're gone.