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Breakfast Topic: The joy of phasing {WoW}

Jul 28th 2009 11:28AM The number 1 old-world quest line that needs phasing implemented is the Missing Diplomat questline for Alliance. The human intro video talks about how the "boy king Anduin Wrynn" is wise beyond his years, but when you go running into Stormwind Keep for the first time, you meet Varian Wrynn as king instead. They need to phase Missing Diplomat so that Varian comes back after you complete it.

Also, the idea of the group leader's status in phasing may seem like a good idea, but it could prevent people from completing quests while in that group. Let's say we've got a 10-quest chain, and phasing occurs on #3, #6, and #10. If the leader of the group has done up to question #4, and already gone through the first phasing, members of his group that have not completed quests #1-#3 wouldn't be able to do them, because they would be phased beyond it because of their group leader's progression.

Traces of the Wrath cinematic found ingame {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2008 1:27PM They're trying to raise Galakrond, and if they actually do so, the world is screwed, since he was the uber-dragon from which the aspects were created (and is bigger than all of them combined).

Wrath cinematic trailer unveiled {WoW}

Aug 21st 2008 11:09AM A cinematic from a video game company bodes ill for a live-action film made by an entirely different company in an entirely different industry?

God, that's brilliant.

Know your roots have changed; 4E launches a new world {WoW}

Jun 13th 2008 11:32AM "Gnomes and Half Orcs are out. This isn't that big a deal because there are stats for player gnomes in the Monster Manual, along with all the fluff to run them. I don't know why they didn't include them in PHB but kept them in MM. Space?"

Gnomes and Half-Orcs are consistently the two least popular races from the core rules. In fact, they are less popular than two non-core concepts: dragondudes and demon-dudes.

"You get Dragonkin and Eladrin as new races though and they are pretty cool. Dragonkin get a sort of rage as far as I remember and Eladrin get a per-encouter short range teleport, so that's pretty cool."

Dragonborn (not kin) are sorta new, but have been represented by the million and a half dragondude races/templates that cropped up during 3e. People want to play a dragon, and this is as close as the core rules can take them.

Eladrin aren't new. They're just high/grey elves with a different name. Instead of the schizophrenic "Am I a tree-hugger or a magic-lover?" elves, they split them into the two solid archetypes that exist.

Know your roots have changed; 4E launches a new world {WoW}

Jun 13th 2008 11:28AM Nitpick: Gnomes are playable in the Monster Manual, which is a part of the core rules.

Mass bannings strike Glider users {WoW}

May 20th 2008 8:37PM @ Fel

It's more akin to using steroids or a corked bat in baseball. You're directly violating the rules that govern the game you're playing in order to gain an advantage without putting in the proper effort. In short, botters are lazy twats.

Overhauling the engine {WoW}

May 16th 2008 7:45PM Simple things like adding bump mapping would make a tremendous difference.

Why PvE has been, and always will be, the only real game {WoW}

Apr 19th 2008 10:59PM Remember he said "aspect of the game," by which he means the "real game." He's made it clear that he doesn't consider PvP part of the "real game."

Why PvE has been, and always will be, the only real game {WoW}

Apr 19th 2008 10:54PM Adam, your posts seem to be degenerating into "My playstyle is the best playstyle, and if you don't agree, you're just an ignorant fanboi."

It's really quite sad to watch.

Factual errors abound in ExtremeTech commentary {WoW}

Mar 31st 2008 5:06PM "One thing I do agree with is making flying mounts work in Azeroth. Adam quoted this: "Blizzard has came out numerous times and said they'd rather focus on developing new content instead of doing major revamping of old content." But, Blizzard has already done huge revampings of Azeroth recently. Have you been to STV lately? There's hardly a quest or mob there that hasn't been tweaked. Plus they made the ride to 60 much easier yet again. They need to hire more programmers because frankly, they move at a snails pace as far as development is concerned."

Since you don't seem to know about the development of the game, I'll give you some info. Redoing Azeroth to allow flying mounts would require them to redo a huge chunk of the world in order to get everything to be 100% consistent (like Outland), instead of the graphical tricks they used to get the look they want, since they control the angles at which you can view things. The size of the task would be equivalent, or greater, to them building Outland. So, sure, if you want them to spend a year or two revising content we've already been through just so you don't cry yourself to sleep at night over not using your flying mount there instead of getting new content, then it sounds good. But the rest of us want new stuff, not tons of development time on old stuff.