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Know Your Lore: The hour of the king {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 10:17PM What I REALLLLY hope happens to Varian, either after Cataclysm, or after Garrosh is removed from power: I hope he abdicates, and passes power to his son Anduin.

It would be a change, a FUNDAMENTAL change in the order of power. He would be the first Alliance king (and arguably, the only ruler in the entire game) to be able to hand over power peacefully since... well, since before the ORIGINAL Warcraft game.

It would mark the difference between the alliance and horde for me- the alliance knows when the strong must yield, whereas the Horde's leaders must die by the sword.

As for the horde, I"m banking on Baine as leader. He makes perfect sense. He's the way of balance that the Horde will need after Garrosh- power and battle, yes, but with honor and reason.

The Queue: Gee wiz {WoW}

Jan 20th 2012 11:58AM Nozdormu has lost his power as the Aspect of Time, not his powers as a Bronze Dragon. Ordinary bronze dragons are able to travel in time; what made Nozdormu unique as Aspect of Time was his omnipresence- he was everywhere, and everywhen.

So we'll still have Caverns of Time.

At least as far as I know.

It'll be interesting to see HOW he falls to corruption, though- that's the only part of the story we don't have yet. WE know how he's born, how he lives, and how he acts after being corrupted, and we know how he dies. We don't know the link inbetween.

It's possible that the future Caverns of Time are HOW he becomes corrupted...*puts on tinfoil hat* he starts interfering in the timeline to suit his own goals, rather than trying to maintain the flow of history; and when we learn this, we try to stop him and he turns to the Old Gods for shelter. *removes tinfoil hat*

The Queue: Gee wiz {WoW}

Jan 20th 2012 11:53AM Traditionally (meaning, according to D&D):

Sorcerors gain their power via intuition and by natural power; they're born into arcane magic and use it instinctively. They tend most of the time toward more destructive magic, such as evocation; they tend to be the most bull-headed of the casters, because they've always had their power as a shield from trouble. Any caster can be any alignment, but they are typically the most likely to be evil or chaotic.

Wizards are academics. They study the principles behind magic and learn spells the hard way- learning to tap Arcane Magic, and direct it manually. They can learn any spells, and they tend to be far mor subtle than a sorceror; where a sorceror might blast his way thorugh a situation, a wizard might use invisibility to slip by, or Dominate to turn his foes against each other, or even simply use magic to make himself persuasive enough to turn them aside.

Mages are typically junior-league wizards. They don't quite have the power of a full wizard yet- maybe they only know one school of magic, or maybe they don't do well under pressure, or maybe they're still in school. It varies, but typically this is the 'youngling' of the casting classes.

The fate of Neptulon, page 2 {WoW}

Nov 3rd 2011 6:57AM It isn't really unusual that Gaia would be evil- look at Greek mythology. In those stories, Mother Earth was one badass evil woman back at the dawn of time. She encouraged her son to kill her husband, mutilate him, and throw him into the void... and when her grandson (Zeus) did the same thing to her son, she married the Abyss (tartarus) and birthed a whole new race just to get vengeance on him. (And yes, I learned about the Gigantomachy THROUGH the new percy jackson series, but I looked it up later to confirm that it was in fact a real thing.)

I actually kinda like the idea that Gaia would be evil. It sort of gives sense to the narrative of human civilization... or, in Azeroth's case Troll civilization and then a whole bunch of damn foriegners show up and take their land. ;)

Drama Mamas: Transgender bullying {WoW}

Oct 15th 2010 2:29PM Give me a second before you start hating here.
There is no such thing as transgenders.
It's a very, very simple, very biological reason:
When we are born, we are born with either 2 X chromosomes or one X and one Y chromosome. People, rarely, are born XXY or XXXY, but the same standard applies even to them.

The standard for gender is not what your sexual organs are, it is not what hormones you have in your system, it is whether or not you have a Y chromosome.

If you have a Y chromosome, you are male. If you do not, you are female. You were born this way and you will die this way. If you have surgery because you prefer to look like a female or male, great, that's alright- but you're still male/female, like you were at birth.

What about, people ask, hermaphrodites? They are whatever gender their genotype assigns them- the physical mutation does not change their gender. Hermaphrodites still conform to the XX/XY system of chromosomes, it is merely a physical mistake that causes them to have the parts of both. They are perhaps the best example of my point- gender is chromosonal, not hormonal.

If you were born a man, I'm going to call you he. If you were born a woman, I'm going to call you she. I will treat you with respect, not call you names, not make fun of you, because no one deserves that, but you have to respect my beliefs too. You have to understand that in order to call you other than what you were born as would be a betrayal of my religion, and either accept me not using pronouns when talking to you or accept me using the pronoun for what you were born as and still are.

Drama Mamas: Transgender bullying {WoW}

Oct 15th 2010 2:23PM Give me a second before you start hating here.
There is no such thing as transgenders.
It's a very, very simple, very biological reason:

The Queue: What's that, Deathwing? {WoW}

Oct 8th 2010 5:28PM Question for the queue:
So... is malygos dead?

XD, couldn't help myself.

Know Your Lore, Tin Foil Hat Edition: The final boss of Cataclysm, page 2 {WoW}

Sep 26th 2010 6:25PM I checked and didn't see it on here: There's a powerful piece of evidence that really, really supports that theory: In Cataclysm, Velen gives a speech about the current war being a sideline, that a greater struggle against the darkness is yet to come, and that is why the Draeni are still on Azeroth.

It's very, very possible he's talking about the Old Gods- maybe we are going to have a war against them after we take Deathwing out.

The Light and How to Swing It: New paladin heals in Cataclysm {WoW}

Sep 26th 2010 2:53PM Light of Dawn doesn't heal for a lot- but it's an instant cast, frontal-cone AOE heal. It's something that you can hit the button and it happens. It requires skill similar to the use of Shockwave, the warrior tank frontal-cone-AOE stun. You never will get a perfect use of it- but the question is, can you get it so that it's better than what else you can use? In a 5 man, for instance, you don't need to hit all 4 other people with it- if you can get the tank and maybe one of the DPS in the hit box, if there's AOE going out, that should be enough to keep them alive- all you've committed to it is a GCD.

It can also be used while moving- moving to a place where you can hit them with another one later- or moving out of a fire, or moving to avoid lasers.

Theoretically, if you have AOE damage going out, let's say you need to heal all 5 group members, you need to move, and can only reach 2 people with Light of Dawn- I think it'd be worth it to use it anyway; you heal 2 people plus yourself, three in all, then holy shock-word of glory to keep them from dying...

And while doing this, you can have moved across the room, and still have kept people from dying. Admittedly it wouldn't be optimal, but it's more mobility than paladins have had before... and I think that's the big niche that Light of Dawn helps fill- mobility and mobility AOE healing.

The Light and How to Swing It: New paladin heals in Cataclysm {WoW}

Sep 26th 2010 2:21PM Personally, it seems like paladins are shaping up to be the 'rogue' or 'death knight' of healers- a lot of cooldowns, and the big skill will be in sorting them so that you use them at the right time.