Aug 10th 2010 7:33PM I honestly don't care about this story as it pertains to WoW. While it is definitely relevant to this site, this story is just representative of a larger human rights issue happening in the worlds most populated country. Every time I read another update on this story I just shake my head. I truly hope I witness the day in my life when Chinese people obtain freedom of speech/expression and other basic rights.
Aug 5th 2010 1:43PM Im the GM of a guild. I allow relatively liberal access to the guild bank to all of our guildies who are member status or higher. We dont have a lot in there anyway. Some epic gems, a few primordial saronites and maybe 2-3k gold. All of that is easily replaceable. Or maybe we don't put a crazy amount of value in those things.
Aug 4th 2010 4:39PM As priest with ICC sets for both my disc and shadow sets, I love you guys. Priests got two good writers on this site. Not just cause you guys know your stuff. Each post has a sentence or two that never fails to cause me to smile.
Jul 23rd 2010 3:04PM Im not sure if I like this so much. I think participating in certain aspects of the game should yield rewards that aren't easily attainable by just buying them. Things like titles, mounts, and gear are examples of this.
Im not saying that that 310 mounts should only be attainable by raiders. I just think that they should require something extraordinary or difficult. Make 310 mounts be attainable through a great pvp rating. Make them obtainable through an extensive and very difficult quest chain. I just feel like some things should be special, a mark of achievement. I'll probably be downranked for this. but I believe the coolest rewards should be attainable only after a demonstration of skill in some aspect of the game. And there are many aspects of this game that would suffice. Farming up herbs to 10k gold or getting a lucky BoE shouldn't be enough.
Jul 23rd 2010 2:08PM My friends and I see who can get a response from a gold seller first. We watch for advertising in trade chat and then we all start pestering the seller, asking questions or what not. The only rule is you can't ask about or mention gold or buying gold. You would be surprised how easily you can get those guys to respond to you, if you're nice.
Jul 22nd 2010 12:45PM I don't think the problem will be when gems are +9000. I do however see an issue arrive when the gems are OVER NINE-THOUSAAAAAAAND!
What's that gems intellect level Vegeta?
Jul 20th 2010 4:54PM @jealouspirate
I agree that the Horde has a lot to work out. I always liked that about them. The checkered past. Orcs, trolls, an even the blood elves have had a questionable history but all of the seem to be taking steps to restore their honor. The forsaken I always figured were pissed off, and for reasonably good reasons. I always Imagined that maybe they too would eventually seek redemption. Especially when Sylvanas' sister started playing a stronger role in the lore. I can see that now, with this expansion, even that outcome is highly unlikely.
Lore wise what Blizzard is doing is pretty lame. They are taking away some of our most beloved leaders and giving the moral high ground to Alliance. All of a sudden, in ICC, Varian is magnanimous and benevolent to the Horde. Really? The horde guy (Saurfang Jr.) is corrupted, and the alliance guy (Bolvar) resists. I know the Alliance lore, and I know they have a shady history as well. The Alliance has their own sins to atone for. But Blizzard seems intent on making the Alliance look like choir boys and the Horde like evil scumbags. Which is a sharp turn from lore up to this point.
Jul 20th 2010 2:36PM It seems out of character for the tauren race to stand for this. If their leader had such a problem with Garrosh that he challenged him to a duel and lost, why are the rest of the tauren not behind their leader? Why would they complacently just fall in line behind Garrosh's leadership when their recently fallen leader paid his life, in part, because he took so much offense to Garrosh that he challenged a much younger Garrosh to a duel even at his old age? Shouldn't that be a wake up call to the tauren people that all is not well here? Are all taurens really just dumb cows? Even if Thrall felt he NEEDED to leave the horde to fulfill his role as planetary protector, couldn't he have appointed a better interim leader. Saurfang? Vol Jin? A basic campfire? Was it shortsighted, or just a stupid decision making leaving Garrosh in charge of the people he loves and has devoted much of his life to?
I guess we should just make peace, as Horde, that perhaps the two of the most honorable and noble faction leaders in the World of Warcraft are gone. Instead, at the forefront, we now have Sylvanas and Garrosh. Both of whom seem maniacal, aggressive, and evil. Is this the new direction of the horde? Seems like a big middle finger to those who rolled horde out of love for figures like Thrall and Cairne. Blizzard seems to want to make Horde truly and completely evil and they are just going to peel away any and all lore in their way of that goal. Even if that means making Thrall suddenly incapable of making intelligent decisions and the entire tauren race mindless sheep. It just seems like bad writing on Blizzards part.
Jul 14th 2010 12:29PM Well, the end credits were. Not sure about the background music, you may be right. It added a kind of moody atmosphere that's for sure. I was so excited to recognize that old Weezer song that I forgot there was any other music in the video. Hearing that short bit of remixed Weezer made me smile at an already good video.