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The Queue: April Lovefool's Day {WoW}

Apr 1st 2012 2:11PM It's pretty off-topic, but the best April Fools gag I've come across this year has actually been the Single Player Commands mod on Minecraft. Logged in and a message popped up from the mod that said "Try out our newest command, /roll." I typed it in thinking something to the effect of rolling forward would happen, or maybe even the staff roll for the mod would pop up.

I was wrong. "Never Gonna Give You Up" started playing through Minecraft. And I laughed. Hard. Literally for a minute solid. Best laugh I've had in ages.

Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War cover revealed {WoW}

Mar 24th 2012 2:11AM Wow, that's a hardcore picture of Jaina. It looks like her world is getting destroyed, her hair is getting bleached white from the shock of it, and she's practically drowning. From what I've heard, she's quite a bit more violent in this new state as well ... wait, what does this remind me of?

-_-

o_o

0_o

O_0

Oh my God ... It's Lady Stoneheart, reborn into WoW ... ... ... /runs like the Wrath of Hell is chasing me.

Mists of Pandaria: Siege of Orgrimmar {WoW}

Mar 19th 2012 10:05PM The absolute worst rendition of said raid.

Me: Hey guys, I have an idea! We should take Ol' Magni Bronzebeard, and PUSH him back to his throne room!

Friend: That idea might just be crazy enough ... to get us all LOOT!

Trade Chat: OMG, RAWR! YEAH! RAID MAGNI! RAID MAGNI!

And thus, Magni regained his throne, and there was much rejoicing.

Breakfast Topic: What are your WoW pet peeves? {WoW}

Jan 28th 2012 12:35PM Those silent, level 21 orc hunters that walk up to you and open a trade chat box without saying anything, and once you clear the box, he says "can i have some gold" and opens the box again. He continues this until you give him gold, threaten to report him, or log off. I usually give them two copper and say "Now, don't spend that all at once!"

Scattered Shots: Everything you need to know to top the charts in Dragon Soul {WoW}

Jan 19th 2012 10:40PM Rule 13:

Get over yourself and hang - utterly entrapped it the glory of it them - on every word that flows from the perspicacious mind of Frostheim. Every single word he graces the World of Hunters with is like manna from Heaven to us lost, hungry souls. It is the words of wise Frostheim that guide the masses of humble hunters to enlightenment, and to forsake any word of His is to forsake Frostheim Himself!

In other words, I know it's a little ... stale today, BUT YOU'RE GOING EAT YOUR MANNA, AND YOU'RE GOING TO LIKE IT, KNAVE!!!!

The Queue: Dwarves, the answer to everything {WoW}

Jan 17th 2012 1:47PM Dark elf army + Dwarves + Elder Scrolls = Whoopsie?

Remember thy obscure video game lore, my fellow gamers. The dwarves did not solve THAT problem. That is unless, of course, the entirety of Dwarfdom was one giant problem in and of itself within the Elder Scrolls universe ... then yes, Dwarves solved that problem quite thoroughly.

Except that one ancient dwarf that just happened to be on another plain of existence at the time the dwarves blew themselves to nothing, and also just happens to have some rare medical condition that won't let him die ... oh Bethesda, I love you.

Breakfast Topic: What's your favorite 5-man instance of all time? {WoW}

Dec 11th 2011 12:35PM Ah, Bronjahm. Probably my favorite 5-man boss, if only for the things he melodically grunts.

Besides! Going into the fight, I knew I felt good *sunglasses* 'cause I knew that I would, Na Na Na Na Na nYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!

For those poor souls who don't know what I'm talking about, watch the video below. And if you do know what I'm talking about, why are you still reading my post?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQsM_4C9UfE

Aiding the Alliance: The idle Varian Wrynn {WoW}

Dec 8th 2011 5:03PM In hindsight, I realize this scenario is a little extreme, and I'm also sorry to our blue friends out there - thanks for the callout Rhü. (Week before finals, two tests tomorrow - it's a miracle I have enough creativity at the moment to write this. Just kill me now.)

I just know if Blizzard ever wants to be free of the "Horde Favoritism" complaint (so kindly brought up by Alex here), they will have to do something extreme in the opposite direction for balance. I'm positive it won't be the above scenario, but I'm guessing something very drastic will happen to the Horde leadership by the end of MoP. Merely bringing up the subject and giving some evidence that says otherwise will not sway most people, as action (pardon the cliché) speaks much louder than words.

Aiding the Alliance: The idle Varian Wrynn {WoW}

Dec 8th 2011 3:52PM Wall of Text incoming!

Honestly, I can see redemption for Varian coming in the Trials of the High King. You really don't have to kill the man. If I were Blizzard, here is how I would end the epic storyline.

The chain climaxes at [Random Location], where a huge force of Alliance and Horde meet for battle, and the Horde is winning at the moment. A sudden charge at Wrynn leaves him without any guards except for the players (which is what you're doing in this final quest, defending Wrynn). Garrosh and Wrynn start their fight while the Horde and Alliance prevents the other side from interfering between the two leaders.

Eventually, Wrynn will subdue Garrosh, but instead of killing him, Wrynn offers mercy in return for the lands Garrosh took [throughout Cataclysm]. He does this because he knows Garrosh is barely holding the Horde together with his strong leadership, and because he has come to realize that the Horde does have its uses (such as aiding in killing Deathwing).

Garrosh spits at the offer and questions Wrynn's bravery, leading to a conversation something to the tune of this:

Garrosh: "I thought you were a proud warrior - the best fighter and challenge the Alliance had to offer me. Not another groveling, pathetic diplomat begging for land!"

Wrynn: "I am sorry to hear your decision, but there is one thing you must understand before I put you out of your misery, Hellscream."

Garrosh: "Oh, and what is that, Varian Wrynn? That everything I worked for will be destroyed? By you?"

Wrynn: "No, Garrosh."

Wrynn: "I am not the Alliance's strongest fighter - unlike what you are for the Horde. I am not the Alliance's diplomat - what Proudmoore tries to be. I am not even the greatest human to live - that honor belongs to far better men than I. I once bore the name Lo'gosh, but that is not my name anymore. I have the name Varian Wrynn, but that is not my name either."

Wrynn: "The only name I have is now Alliance."

Wrynn: "Alliance protects the innocent and the helpless. Alliance rips the oppressors from existence, and Alliance bestows mercy upon those who humble themselves to take it. Alliance holds us together through the raging madness of this world."

Wrynn: "The Alliance is the true Lion of Azeroth, and I am the roar that calls the Lion to battle; the roar that sends our enemies fleeing from our terrible wrath! I am the fangs that shred those who would try to overcome us! I am the charge into the abyss, leading the Alliance to its glory or death!"

Wrynn: "We will not stop fighting until our very bones are pummeled to dust and engraved into the stones, and woe to the fool who thinks we are but mere men, dwarves, gnomes, elves, worgen to be trampled over! We are Lions - each and every son and daughter of the Alliance - and we cannot be tamed!"

Wrynn: "I am Varian Wrynn, Lo'gosh, High King of the Alliance, and I ask you once more, Garrosh Hellscream - will you accept mercy?"

Garrosh: "A true warrior never surrenders to his foe."

Wrynn: "I would have said that once, not long ago. I was full of pride and anger, but I learned what it truly means to be King. To put your people before your pride. To actually listen to what others are saying. To bow to wisdom's call. Glory is not so glorious as it seems when you have to hurt the people around you to gain it."

Wrynn: "A true warrior will never surrender? Then a dead warrior is all you will ever be remembered as."

Wrynn then executes Garrosh. With their leader dead, the Horde retreats, and the Alliance has won the battle. In the aftermath, Thrall is asked to take up the mantle of Warchief again, and he accepts.

TL;DR Version:

Through the Trials of the High King, Wrynn will learn to suppress his rage and pride, and be able to channel it into his current goal. He would learn when mercy can be applied for the benefit of both parties (such as getting land back for the life of a leader). He would meet Garrosh on the battlefield and defeat him, then give a nice speech (the Blizzard version would be much better than my nonsense). After the speech, Garrosh refuses mercy and is executed.

End results: Garrosh is dead; Wrynn is the strong, wise leader the Alliance needs; and Thrall will hopefully swoop in to take the reins of the Horde and lead it back to its former strength.

On top of that, the war between the Horde and Alliance kicks into high gear with the orcs and others calling for Wrynn's head, and the Alliance riding on the momentum of the huge victory.

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Whew, it's finally done ... what do you guys think? (Other than I'm crazy - I already know that already!)

Patch 4.3: Watch Dragon Soul's cinematics {WoW}

Nov 30th 2011 2:26PM Well, there are three sides to every coin. When one side is faced up, the other side complains that it doesn't get enough sunlight. When the coin is flipped, the previously faced-up side complains about not getting enough sunlight. When the coin is delicately balanced on its side, neither side is happy about the amount of sunlight they are getting, because neither side is directly facing the sun.

No matter how you spin it, everybody can't be happy at the same time.

If a group of people don't like something, they will complain about it. If they do like something, usually they don't talk about it much, as they are happy with it as is. A balanced compromise will leave nobody happy, as nobody gets exactly what he or she wants.

When something in the game changes, the two groups switch jobs, hence the apparent swing in the complaints. It's just different people talking now.

A penny for thought.