Oct 19th 2010 8:07PM Can I run it? I've a nuclear-powered quantum computer with 2 pHz RAM, 800TB video&sound card, and a 1.5 exabyte HD.
Since no company has made products these good, they're home-made.
Thousands of them.
Oct 18th 2010 4:14PM I don't use raid mods. If my guild required me to, I would, obviously. But since I'm not making mistakes, I get away with it. Hell, I actually perform better than many people who have addons like DBM. I've raided up to heroic Sindra and LK, and, well.. it's not that hard, really.
And if a guild said "DBM or nothing".. that's just bad. It's expecting every member to be such a complete idiot that they can't raid without it. Honestly, those who can't raid without such addons are just bad-- The encounters aren't designed for those with the mods. Although I'm sure some heroic modes are hard for, say, healers and melee DPS, situational awareness and decent enough reflexes are enough.
Going to be funny when the "raiders" who relied upon the mod start doing those hard heroics, and not have a hand to hold them through. :)
*prepares to be downrated*
Oct 15th 2010 4:20PM Squeeeeeeeeeeeee--
..I think my genitals fell off due to excessive fangirlism. No matter!
Oct 14th 2010 7:50AM Right? Yes. Allowed? Yes. Fun? Yes. Fair? Not at all.
Glad I don't play on that Battlegroup. Having one faction with such a massive win % is just bad for morale on the other side. "Hooray, we're winning everything!" -"Hooray, we're nothing but fodder for your honour farm."
Oct 13th 2010 12:19PM Because A) The rest of us keep killing them, B) They keep killing each
Oct 13th 2010 9:13AM A "villain"-biased KYL? About time.
Awesome read. Makes you wanna roll an Amani.. Ah, well. Darkspears are trolls, and trolls are awesome.
Oct 10th 2010 8:17AM What does it say about us who have multiple(More than 5) level 80s, and even more level 60s and 70s? Schizos? :P
Oct 8th 2010 7:38PM "Outside the ordered universe is that amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the center of all infinity—the boundless daemon sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time and space amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin monotonous whine of accursed flutes."
"At the seething and fiery center
He sits upon his ebon throne
Within his halls of darkness
Which no man has seen and survived the vision
Both blind and bereft of mind
He pipes unceasingly on his reed flute
And the notes that rise and fall in measured patterns
Are the foundations of all the worlds
Ever calculating in sound the structure of space and time
Were his flute ever to suddenly fall silent
All the spheres would shatter into one another
And the myriads of worlds
Would be unmade
As they were before creation
The flute of the blind idiot
Both makes and unmakes the worlds in ceaseless
Spinning on the woven carpet of time
No creation without destruction
No destruction without creation
To unmake a thing is to make another
Each time a thing is made
Another is destroyed
The idiot god on his black throne
Does not choose
What shall rise into being
And what should pass away
He cares only to maintain
His mindless unholy music of
Random creation and destruction
No living creature can look upon his face
And endure its terrible heat
And black radiance
That is like the reverberating unseen rays of molten iron
Which strike and burn the skin
Of those who would dare
Gaze into the countenance of the idiot god
Never does he receive supplicants
In his black halls of uncouth angles and strange doors
Nor does he ever hear prayers or answer them
Endlessly he pipes
And endlessly he devours his own substance
For his hunger is insatiable
As he consumes his own wastes after the custom of idiots
As the god creates
So he destroys"
Oct 6th 2010 9:09PM
They do, yes. But, really, compared to the actual gods from
Lovecraft.. Ours are tame, haha. I mean, the gods Lovecraft made were
so massively powerful, they could destroy our entire solar system
without caring, or even noticing. The lesser creatures, such as Cthulu
and Dagon, would pretty much end humanity should they become free.
Just knowing about them would drive most insane. They are so utterly
beyond our ken, we can't even pretend to give them personalities.
While warcraft's writers are good, they're not good enough, when it
comes to Lovecraftian horror, to really deliver. Plus, they're heavily
restricted. Even Knaack isn't allowed to make something on the scale
of most of Lovecraft's creations. And he's Knaack!
That is not dead which can eternal lie
And with strange æons, even death may die..
Oct 6th 2010 7:27PM Iä, iä, [Whatever abyssal monsters the murlocs worship] fhtagn.
Seriously, though, murlocs are easily connected to Lovecraft's work-- Basically, they're Deep Ones.
"I think their predominant color was a greyish-green, though they had white bellies. They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed. They hopped irregularly, sometimes on two legs and sometimes on four. I was somehow glad that they had no more than four limbs. Their croaking, baying voices, clearly used for articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked ... They were the blasphemous fish-frogs of the nameless design - living and horrible."
"They are said to serve the beings known as Father Dagon and Mother Hydra, as well as Cthulhu. They are opposed by mysterious beings known as the Old Ones, whose powerful magic can keep them in check."
"Father Dagon and Mother Hydra are both minor Great Old Ones; though it is possible that they are merely Deep Ones that have grown abnormally large. Together with Cthulhu, they form the triad of gods worshipped by the Deep Ones. (The name is inspired by Dagon, the Semitic fertility deity.)"
Seriously. If you've any Lovecraftian love in you, you're now excited and possibly aroused.
Now, then, a bit of a side-track-- The Makrura, 'lobster men', are, I dare say, directly from Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series, where they were known as lobstrocities.
"A large, mutant crustacean vaguely resembling a lobster. It has a hard, spiny, dark blue exoskeleton, four pairs of jointed walking legs, a segmented body, sensory antennae, a tail fan, and compound eyes on stalks. It's easily four feet long and nearly two feet wide. They're known as Lobstrosities around these parts, and are vicious meat eaters."
Also, they taste delicious.