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Breakfast Topic: Where in Azeroth would you make your imaginary home? {WoW}

Mar 29th 2011 12:19PM Ahh, you provincials. Stormwind for me!! Action, intrigue, dragon and elemental invasions, the relative solitude of Elwynn Forest or Lakeshire a short horse or gryphon ride away. The fishing, the cooking expertise of Robby Flay, a short tram ride to Ironforge for skiing in Dun Morogh, the safety of not having to fight the occasional Horde invasion unless I decided to flag myself...some of those places you all want to live are pretty dicey if an opposite faction band comes charging along with a "it's red, it's dead" attitude.

So, big city life for me!

Breakfast Topic: How are your characters coping with moral dilemmas in game? {WoW}

Mar 14th 2011 6:33PM Couple things here...

First, King Wrynn didn't "abandon" his people. He was kidnapped by agents of Onyxia, when she was posing as Lady Prestor, who during his absence, used it to sew confusion and despair among the human lands, making it appear he had "abandoned" them. (All of this is covered in the WoW comic series, now collected in trade hardbacks and worth reading for any WoW lore geeks).

Second, for everyone who thinks the Forsaken should/could become their own faction, I feel that the ONLY way that could happen is if they manage to wipe everyone out with the Blight in a lightning strike...otherwise the Alliance and Horde will both try to destroy them like they did the Scourge.

Finally, I see one other possibility here...and I seem to be the ONLY one who sees it (I feel like a lone voice crying in the wilderness, and I hope I'm proven right rather than crazy). Everyone forgets that the "new" Lich King/Jailor of the Damned is a great ALLIANCE hero. Even when he took on the mantle of the Lich King, he blazed with golden light, rather than the blue light of the Scourge. I believe that IF the Forsaken get TOO far out of line, by either trying to become their own faction or by trying to take over the Horde, Bolvar (who the Lich King was unable to corrupt and who took the mantle selflessly rather than through need and coercion like Ner'zhul) will simply ally the "old", former Scourge with the Alliance...perhaps giving us Alliance players our own "undead" faction to play.

Breakfast Topic: What's your favorite ability in WoW? {WoW}

Mar 9th 2011 12:19PM ^^So this! RIP Bubble Hearth!

This pally who loved to wave and laugh at the futile attempts to kill me while I ported safely away SORELY misses you!

Breakfast Topic: Has Deathwing caught up with you yet? {WoW}

Mar 3rd 2011 12:35PM I was helping a new guildie who had just created a new Worgen DK. I was flying him to Honor Hold on my 2-seater recruit a friend rocket. For sheets and giggles I decided to fly back to the Dark Portal Outland side and watch the demons try to battle their way through. Then I saw something I'd NEVER seen before. It appeared that the demons had actually WON! There was a line of doomguards marching right through the portal. I thought...ok...this is new...maybe it's something phased, or new content, or foreshadowing, but I was excited. I wanted to see what happened on the Azeroth side of the portal and if the demons who marched through would be having an effect on the other side.

I ran through the portal and the sky was red, and everthing in the crater in front of the Portal was ablaze! I thought "Wow!! This IS new!! I have to see what the heck happened!" So I blithely ran into the fire to see if anyone was alive or if there would be demons locked in mortal combat with Horde and Alliance forces. And DING!! Achievement...with NO death penalty to boot (which was a sweet little break for me).

I frantically mounted up to see the big black wyrm flying off to the NW...

So I got a nice combo of little WoW thrills. Saw something BC-related I had never seen before, which led me to believe that I was subsequently seeing something non-Cata-related that got my WoW geek on, which led me to an achievement for which I got no death penalty!

All in all, a VERY satisfying WoW evening for me...and all because I'm a nice guy.

Karma's wonderful.

The anachronistic illogic of battlegrounds {WoW}

Feb 17th 2011 6:05PM This just makes so much sense, I'm surprised it hasn't been done already!

Breakfast Topic: What's your favorite piece of music in WoW? {WoW}

Feb 16th 2011 1:02PM For me, it's still the entirety of the WotLK login screen music...5 minutes of absolutely fantastic music. It was hard to hear in-game because of Sindy's roaring all the time, and it's gone from the login now, but on the Wrath soundtrack disk, it's just fantastic...from the evocative "icy/windy" keening of the voices to the last part that brings in the best moments from the Black Temple, it's just a great overture for a terrific game.

In defense of gear simulations {WoW}

Feb 4th 2011 11:02PM @Deius (and Josh) -
I stand corrected! For some reason, I missed the ENTIRE second page of the article where Josh mentions EnhSimm. However, YOU, Deius, know about Aldriana...she's not mentioned personally in Josh's article. He just mentions "certain awesome individuals". But for those of us who don't know these individuals personally, I was just saying it would be nice to be given a clue where to find them.

In defense of gear simulations {WoW}

Feb 4th 2011 7:25PM @Pyromelter. ^This.

But if as you say Josh, you "merely want to get the word out that there are legitimate mathematical reasons as to why spreadsheets are so heavily endorsed by the theorycrafting community. These are programs and applications written and designed by some very awesome individuals to help the World of Warcraft community out, and they're definitely worth checking out!"...

how bout a link to these programs and applications, for those of us who wouldn't mind USING a spreadsheet, but sure as hell don't want to MAKE one.

The sudden yet inevitable betrayal of gaming immersion {WoW}

Jan 7th 2011 8:05PM Funny pop culture references, as mentioned, are just part of the fun that is WoW, and in no way drop me out of my gaming immersion.

What does is the necessary evil of having to rely on Vent, Mumble or other voice chat in raids, and really hearing the voices behind the avatars!

Meet WoW Insider at midnight Cataclysm releases {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2010 8:27PM I just found out from THIS very post that the Best Buy in Sherman Oaks where my CE will be waiting for me is having a midnight launch party...AND that Robinemia will be there (hopefully wearing bunny ears)! I may just have to stop "Buy"!