Jun 20th 2011 1:07PM You know what's going to happen here.
Mograine will go to make short work of the assassin. And sword does beat cardboard, let's face it.
As Vanessa and Whitechapel exchange blows, the High Inquisitor sneers. "There goes your cheap trick."
"Fool!" Snaps the leader of the Defias. "My 'cheap trick' is rigged with explosives!"
Mograine roars, but it's drowned out by the shattering explosion of the Cardboard Assassin.
"ENJOY YOUR FIERY DEATH!" Shouts VanCleef, who seems about to laugh maniacally before she falls unconscious.
Whitemane must work quickly. She channels the Light, urging the Scarlet Commander back to life. "Arise, my champion!"
Renault pulls himself to his feet, exchanging a thankful glance to the Inquisitor. "At your side, mil--"
Mograine rains to the ground in a mess of red giblets. The High Inquisitor stares in shock, barely registering the sharp blade raking across her throat. As she falls to the ground, her vision dimming, she hears Vanessa'svoice--still shaking off the last of the sleep cast upon her--as though from very far away...
"You didn't honestly think I'd only plant ONE set of explosives, did you?"
Sep 29th 2010 8:48PM @Natsumi--
When an entity is known as "The Deceiver", one imagines it might be very, very good as misleading. KJ appeared to Ner'zhul as magnificent and glorious, and not particularly demonic at all.
Yes, the orcs were misled. Yes, the Draenei were not particularly forthcoming to their neighbors about being. But Azeroth deserves every frigging apology the orcs can manage to choke out through their vaunted warrior ethos for the number of bad decisions made anyway. The first orcs to take Mannoroth's blood might be a little excused for not knowing what it would do. After that, everyone who took it knew they would become a battle-crazed killing machine.
Sep 27th 2010 8:48PM I honestly didn't notice the ridiculously oversized breasts until I had read the article, looked at all the pictures, and only when I saw people mention it in the comments did I look back and realize the woman must have lower back muscles composed of some titanium alloy.
I think my Straight Male qualifications may be called into question.
Jul 21st 2010 2:24AM Eh, the thing is that the Horde as a whole doesn't want the peace that Thrall does, and his own desires are impossible as long as the Horde wants the coming conflict.
Sure, Vol'jin and Cairne are mighty and proud leaders, but they haven't done anything of note lately. On the other hand, Garrosh is first and foremost on everyone's minds.
In short, he is the Warchief the Horde needs right now: although I don't see where his sudden sense of honor toward the enemy shown in the Stonetalon scene is coming from, he can be counted on to make the decisions that will probably damage the relationship between Horde and Alliance for generations, but are needed for the Horde and its people to thrive. It's a harsh decision, but it had to be made: Varian has made it clear than he has no interest in a lasting peace with the Horde, and Thrall is stuck with an olive branch in one hand and the Doomhammer in the other.
Jul 13th 2010 9:41PM Just so you know, this column very, very nearly convinced my wife to play World of Warcraft. Keep it up!
May 4th 2010 7:34PM Am I the only one who looks at the constellation statuary in Northrend's Titan Structures and notes that by the time the Titans left, trolls and Night Elves must have been separate species?
They have separate representations--the woman with the long ears caressing a small deer, and the two spear-wielding crouched figures. Also, of course, there are obvious Tauren and human/vrykul representations. But they aren't important.
Night Elves MAY be evolved trolls. But it would have happened well before the departure of the Titans from Azeroth.
Jan 29th 2010 8:20AM It's not a happy thing. But at the same time, I'm inclined to say that there wasn't a _better_ choice for Arthas to make. Between the presentation of Warcraft 3 and WoW, I'm personally inclined to say that the whole "establish a quarantine and sort things out" was not going to be effective--there wasn't enough time.
This isn't to say that Arthas did a good thing, but the idealistic solutions a lot of people propose don't feel like they'd really work.
Jan 28th 2010 11:23PM That's all good and well, but the pattern seems to break sometimes--Durotan becomes Durotar, and Garad becomes Garadar. It could become Garroshar
Sep 18th 2009 12:33AM I think we can blame me for the uneven quantities of predictions above. I took longer to say "Svala wins" than the other three took to say "No she doesn't" put together.
Sep 16th 2009 11:32PM Oh, yes. I'm interested.