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Mists of Pandaria Beta: Watch the Horde intro to Pandaria {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 2:54PM Does it give you wings?

Mists of Pandaria Beta: Watch the Horde intro to Pandaria {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 2:53PM Once again, Blizzard delivers on the pop culture / meme references. "Silvermoon... over nine thousand..."

Mists of Pandaria Beta: Vendor filters make sorting items easier {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 12:42PM Buy SWTOR. Load it on your machine. Mess with the auction house for 30 minutes. You will run screaming back to WoW thanking Blizzard for not doing it the way Bioware did.

Mists of Pandaria Beta: Vendor filters make sorting items easier {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 12:40PM I approve of this new vendor mechanic. Thanks Blizz for getting the message on making quality of life changes to the game.

Don't think for a moment that this will earn you a pass on balancing class mechanics.

Blue Posts: Ghostcrawler returns saying no to warlock tanking spec {WoW}

Mar 27th 2012 1:20AM "That shouldn't stop the glyph of Demon Hunting from being fun though. Just useful."

Does Garrosh Hellscream deserve to die? {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2012 2:34PM I think the author is missing a very salient point from a purely literary standpoint with regard to Garrosh: compelling storytelling often involves a tragic downfall of a well-developed character. The premise of the article seems to be that Garrosh should not be killed off because we've seen him grow and progress over the course of several expansions. In my humble opinion, that development and growth is what makes his reversal and ultimate downfall so compelling. Are we truly expected to become invested in dispatching only underdeveloped "red shirts"?

Blizzard has done a lot of things right and a lot of things wrong over the course of the Warcraft franchise - but one of the things that they (generally) get right is providing a compelling story. Seeing Garrosh grow, obtain depth and ultimately nevertheless fail is actually pretty realistic. Frankly, I think it's a stroke of genius.

The Queue: The sins of the father {WoW}

Mar 21st 2012 12:00PM @ Shiane

Hard to say, but there is a castle in Scotland called "Auchindoun Castle" - that would be pronounced "AWK - in - doon"

The Queue: The sins of the father {WoW}

Mar 21st 2012 11:53AM Follow-up to earlier reply - here's all the way's it's GOING to be (mis)pronounced:

"CHI" (like the first part of "chick")
"CHAI" (rhymes with "eye")
"KAI" (rhymes with "eye", but with a hard "k")
"KEY"
"KI" (like "kick" without the "ck")
"SHEE"
"SHI" (because that's how "Chicago" starts)

and

"The Force" (because at some point, the SWTOR folks are going to come back)

The Queue: The sins of the father {WoW}

Mar 21st 2012 11:38AM Here's the fun part.

In the Asian context that we expect to see in Pandaria, it is likely intended to derive from "Ch'i" (also spelled "Qi", both westernized), which is the Chinese concept of "life force" or "life energy", in which case it would be pronounced "chee" like the first part of "cheese".

Interestingly, there were two Chinese dynasties named "Chi" - in that context it would be pronounced "chyee" (one syllable, "ch" followed by "yee"). "Chi" is also a westernized spelling of a traditional Chinese unit of measurement, which I believe is pronounced "sh-yee"

I'm going with "chee", as that appears to be the intended context. However, considering how much fun we've had listening to people try to pronounce "Archimonde" (it's pronounced "ARK-i-mond) and "Scholomance" (SKOH-la-mance) over the years, I have a feeling we'll be hearing lots of variations.

Mists of Pandaria: Cool class stuff we found {WoW}

Mar 19th 2012 4:58PM Let's talk for a second about why dwarf models being referenced here is a good thing.

According to the data I was able to find, Dwarfs are among the least played races, representing, in varying reports, 5-8% of the total racial makeup of the game. Compare that to Humans (18%) Night Elves (13%) Blood Elves (14%), etc.

If they are starting with one of the least played races, it stands to reason that they intend to revamp them all. They probably just want to start with a race that will impact the fewest number of players (in case there are problems).

Keep the faith. Looks like we'll be getting new race models before we can teach them new dances. >.