Dec 17th 2010 2:44PM Grovin, thank you for that... the wi-fi in Goldshire's spotty at best. ;)
@Dayn - I claim nothing. The claim exists regardless of my assertion. But "forsook"? I'd be interested to hear your definition.
Terenas didn't "forsake" anything, he was murdered.
Arthas was corrupted, his free and conscious mind didn't "choose" the actions his body took. Indeed, the Crown Prince was fundamentally dead well before the death of the King.
And the Princess is missing. You would expect a teenage girl to "stand her ground and fight" an army of Scourge? You would judge her in the same way you would judge a warrior? And there should be no gentleman in the land who would defend her claim in her absence?
I am loyal to the House of Menethil. You are loyal to the reanimated remains of an elf wench who cares not for you, who knows not of our life, of the world we had. What has she done for you? Has she fed you? Clothed you? You, all of you, are nothing to her but a power base. Means to her ends, to whom she gives nothing in exchange or in thanks. She has done nothing for you but direct your malice at targets of her choosing. And your malice - comes from what? Jealousy, it seems to me. You are angry at those who dodged a bullet that you could not. Your hatred is directed at your own countrymen, for the crime of managing to escape, managing to survive.
Your loyalty is misguided. You owe her nothing. If anything, she should be the object of your anger, having used you to suit her own purposes for all this time.
Dec 17th 2010 1:24PM @Suzaku
So I see you've found the source of my guild name. Well done.
Yes, I know the inscription well. What I don't know well is who put it there, and the timeline surrounding these events is unclear. No page can I find that clearly states the memorial was placed after the city had been taken by either Scourge or Forsaken. Although it is certainly possible, I don't take it as assumed that it was undead, rather than still-living (former) subjects, who placed the memorial. Any evidence to support your theory would be welcomed. Wowpedia states "It is unknown who interred the remains. It's possible that some Forsaken, feeling some residual loyalty to Lordaeron did it. It could also have been the members of the Silver Hand, although when they would have had the time is unknown. Another possibility is that the remaining Alliance forces in Lordaeron under Garithos erected the memorial during the short time that they controlled Capital City before Sylvanas took control."
Also from Wowpedia, "She renamed her force of self-aware undead the Forsaken and declared herself their queen" - meaning that any risen who remained loyal to Terenas were not a part of her forces. There were certainly undead loyal to the crown, to be sure, but to be a part of the group known as Forsaken meant to be loyal to Sylvanas.
Dec 17th 2010 12:01PM @NecDW4
Some of us Alliance folk don't look at it as an Alliance vs. Horde issue. Even if we take it as a given that a risen entity is the same lifeforce as it was predeath (which can be debated at a later time; I'm willing to play your game for the moment), which would mean that the "citizenry" is in large part fundamentally the same, that doesn't change the fact that the Kingdom was politically overthrown.
The rotting elf wench is no Menethil. She and her followers have no claim here.
A child of Terenas yet lives. And she will be found. And the House of Menethil will rise again... with or without the Alliance.
Jul 8th 2010 11:16AM Well, it's not the photo I submitted with the article, so I can't take any credit/blame for it. But I must say, the number of posters who thought those were some kind of egg really caught me off guard. Are cherry tomatoes some kind of big-city luxury that I've just always taken for granted?
(Not that I've ever ordered them on MY pizza.)
Jun 16th 2010 2:48PM If you spill a little beer on yourself, it might be Friday.
May 6th 2010 5:26PM (Billy Dee Williams arrives home)
"What the hell are you little green freaks doing in my house?"
Mar 4th 2010 2:36PM Couple issues with your statement. First, he is listed only as an undead horse. http://www.wowwiki.com/Invincible No fansite confirms the existence of anything called a Pegasus or Pegasi in-game at this time. Second, I could understand if a pegasus were killed and resurrected, it would be an "undead pegasus"; but a regular horse that is killed and resurrected, becoming undead, then somehow gets wings thrown on, does not "become" a pegasus. Put another way, every pegasus is a winged horse, but not every winged horse is a pegasus.
Mar 4th 2010 2:19PM Blizzard is trying to do one thing instead of two, and it's going to bite them in the ass.
What they SHOULD do:
Step 1: If Darrowmere is too low-pop to be worth maintaining, merge it into another PVP realm, preferably in the same time zone. Move everyone together, ensure no loss of guild status, bank tabs or friends, and still extend each toon a Free Char Move (not account-by-account, but toon-by-toon) for a month or two in case they don't like the new server. Nothing about the players' experience should change but the server name.
Step 2: If you have enough demand for another PVE realm, reformat the server, set it up as a PVE, and give it any untaken name other than Darrowmere, just so there's no confusion for anyone coming back after a while away.
I don't see what's so difficult about either of these, that shortcutting provides sufficient benefits to offset the PR hit from bungling it for all players involved. The Best Business Practice is always to get it right the first time.
Mar 4th 2010 1:12PM Beautiful.
Ironic that not 48 hours ago, my wife was commenting, "you know what they don't have in this game? Pegasi." She'll be overjoyed.
Also like that it seems intended to serve as air & land mount, instead of having to switch. Definitely a positive change if I'm viewing that correctly.
Mar 4th 2010 1:01PM I do not believe, as seems to be taken for granted in this discussion, that Knaak is actually trying to be a great novelist, but failing.
On the contrary, I believe that Knaak sees himself as a competent writer who can churn out fluff for the fantasy shelves, and he'll take contract work from Blizzard or anyone else to put food on the table.
In other words, he'll give it the ol' college try, get it done within deadline, but he's just not emotionally invested in the stories.