Oct 1st 2010 4:10PM Darn I'm happy I waited til lv60 to do my Pally's epic mount questline instead of just coughing up a few gold at lv40 (the Alliance version, mind you, not the screwy pre-Shattered Sun Offensive Belf version with the dodgy Belfadins who go around torching churches like freaking Mayhem). People just don't seem to bother with those long, out-of-the-way questlines anymore (ex: the "You are Rakh'ilikh, demon" line, which was awesome as well), and then regret when they're removed that they didn't go out of their way while they were able.
Also, I have a feeling Ally players should get their Sprite Darter (those little fairy-dragons) pets while they still can, who knows to what extent Feralas will be changed (Thousand Needles is a given, and IIRC the questline went through there as well).
Sep 24th 2010 4:51PM ^ no comment necessary...
Sep 18th 2010 5:04PM Horde players are often abusive towards Alliance players for no reason because Horde players are often reject, marginalized nerds that have been driven loopy by RL elitism, so they've come to interpret that elitism in the way the Alliance is composed of the more "advanced" races and peoples (while Horde are mostly the pariahs of civilization). Thus, their feelings of spite and inadequacy fuel their online vitriol against the more good-natured nerds who play Alliance due to an assumption that Alliance players look down on them with repugnance. Guess what, that largely unprovoked vitriol that Hordies reserve for Allies has only fueled the repugnance that our avatars feel for their avatars, as well as the repugnance that we as human beings feel for them as human beings. Thus, it degenerates into a sort of psychologically masochistic cat-and-mouse game wherein Ally players gain a boosted sense of superiority specifically due to how the Horde, who hates them just for existing, is full of derelict low-lifes that you wouldn't want to have anything to do with IRL or in-game, unless it's to shatter their bones with your warhammer.
TL;DR past my psychology-babble: due to how the verbal portion of Hordies are vindictive braggarts who take way too much freaking time to hurl abuse on Allies with hardly any provocation, this only makes the Allies feel superior for being hated by such a caste of degenerates. As such, many Allies (including myself, I confess) develop a superiority complex or cult of personality, but in my mind it's still preferable than to be a secretly self-loathing reject wuss like the mouthpieces of the Horde.
Sep 9th 2010 8:59PM Since the Forsaken personally remind me of an al-Qaeda like cult led by charismatic pseudo-religious authority, the Scarlets would be more like Blackwater. They do some dreadful things, like blowing up civilians...but they complete the job they've been sent to do.
Sep 9th 2010 8:56PM However, who will solve the comment reply problem is really anyone's guess.
Sep 9th 2010 8:55PM "And then, while I'm still independently factioned, Wrynn as well."
It's your funeral. Genn Greymane would just seize dominion of the Alliance and finally bring about the ultimate solution to the Orc problem. >:)
Sep 9th 2010 8:50PM I also hated Blizz with a passion for a while for the way they screwed the Scarlets up the you-know-where in favor of those boring, mary sue Argents (and this coming from someone who adores heroic characters and normally doesn't really mind mary sues)...
Despite the depressing fate of the Scarlets in Stratholme and Tyr's Hand (not Marjhan! She was so hawt as well! :'((( ), which really had me thinking dark thoughts against Blizz and their milquetoast, tolerant hero characters they're pushing (Argent people) at the expense of more Punisher-like hero characters (Scarlet people), I went and checked what happened to our merry band of knights and knaves in the Scarlet Monastery...And it seems that an enterprising young paladin known as Joseph the Awakened is calling on all Alliance races to help him eliminate the current corrupt leadership of the Monastery and return the Crusade to its core values. Down the line, Joseph kinda loses it...but sometimes you can only fight madness with madness. Hails to the Scarlet Renegades!
Sep 5th 2010 6:26PM A contentious issue indeed, and hot-button for some roleplayers who don't understand the difficulty of evolving a character without being influenced by any tropes from media one likes (it would be rather hard to make him an interesting character if you try to go down that route). On a lowbie Dwarf Warrior of mine, I had taken it upon myself to patrol Goldshire one day with two Pallies as a "vice squad" sort of shindig to give the Nelf sex workers their comeuppance (since that doesn't belong out in the open on a RP realm anyway). So we walk up to one and I go "Hello, hello, hello! What's all this then?" (a la English cop from Monty Python) and proceed to issue a fine for public indecency. So the Nelf breaks character and starts telling me something along the lines of "That's metagaming, asshole. GTFO". So what can I reply with other than "This is WoW, you freaking moron. Blizz steal their ideas from everywhere, EVERYTHING is metagaming!". Tough issue indeed...
Sep 2nd 2010 3:34PM On a scale of "Tomorrow" to "Duke Nukem: Forever", my educated guess is that it will be released "When It's Done". Don't quote me on it however.
Sep 1st 2010 3:52PM Ah, the golden gods of Blizzard...ALWAYS knowing EXACTLY what they're doing...