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That sinking sensation {WoW}

Nov 21st 2008 12:10PM I was similarly not pleased. I might have gotten along with that quest a little bit better if it turned out the guy gave you info that sent you into a trap, because (surprise!) information obtained under torture is not guaranteed to be reliable.

"It's just a game" arguments don't pan out. The TV show 24 was big on arguing the merits of casual torture, and I might've said "it's just a tv show" at one point, except for the fact that I would astonishingly see actual U.S. Senators making actual arguments referencing the merits of the actions of the fictional Jack Bauer. Of course I wouldn't say "24 causes torture", but that's a pretty direct correlation to suggest that it's at least used as a tool to make some people more accepting of it.

Also, tangentially, "doesn't cause lasting damage" arguments also don't pan out, because I'm not sure you can argue that being helpless and required to act against your will under excruciating circumstances has no mental effect on you whatsoever.

Official class forums to be replaced with role forums [UPDATED x2] {WoW}

Oct 30th 2008 2:33PM They probably did this so classes will get exposure to each others' concerns. It'll suck at first, but after a while they'll probably all decide Blizzard is the common enemy anyway.

This probably makes sense for, say, the Mythical Druid-Beast that only ever does DPS and is never ever asked to heal, ever.

Officers' Quarters: Friends or content {WoW}

Sep 29th 2008 1:50PM If it helps any: you are ultimately responsible for your own fun. I'd try working out something with your own guild like leaving for a few months in this pre-expansion phase, because it always throws a wrench in everyone's raiding plans. If they're reasonable they should understand. If not...well what's the alternative, stay where you are for the /g text, but know you're missing out on playing with new things?

I've made those hard decisions--I was officer in a guild and I decided it wasn't for me anymore, and it turned out I was the keystone that was holding the guild together, and it fell apart that day. That kind of sucked and I felt bad about it, but I had to think about what I wanted to do, rather than staying in the guild for the guild's sake and being unhappy. It's like staying married for the kids.

Ask a Beta Tester: PvP questions and random things {WoW}

Aug 29th 2008 12:12PM I don't even want to ask this question out loud, for fear Blizzard will hear it and someone yells "for the love of GOD, someone CLOSE THAT MAGE LOOPHOLE!"

But I gotta know. The new Arcane Potency gives you +15/30% crit when PoM is active. Does that mean I can activate it, keep myself to instant cast/channeled spells, and have a constant +30% crit?

The only thing I can figure is that they're going to change PoM so it's consumed by instant cast spells and have a different effect for them, but as it's written now, it seems like I can activate PoM and enjoy 60% crit arc explosions, arc missiles, and arc barrages until I log out for the night.

Around Azeroth: Axxarien graffiti {WoW}

Aug 21st 2008 10:06AM "Pyramid"? Did you not have your coffee and/or Red Bull this morning yet?

Totem Talk: Beta Impressions {WoW}

Aug 7th 2008 4:59PM I'm sure Wrath of Air can't stack, since totem buffs will be raid-wide. Imagine a raid with five shammies giving 50% haste buff...they'd never go for it.

Ask a Lore Nerd: Now now, there's enough Light for everybody {WoW}

Jul 21st 2008 2:08PM I always loved that goblin statue in Booty Bay. I don't think it is anyone specific, it's just a generic welcoming statement by the merchants there.

"Welcome, friends! Enjoy yourselves! Buy all you want! And fear not, for we are *completely* *trustworthy*."

Probably works better if you hear it in a Ferengi voice.

Around Azeroth: Dirty deeds done dirt cheap {WoW}

Jul 11th 2008 10:37AM Well, first reply notwithstanding, that ogre boss in LBRS whose name I forget sure pooped up his place. I bet I might even have a two-year-old screencap of it somewhere, but Outland removed my desire to do any more poop-searching quests.

Has Concerned's Gordon Frohman lost all his HP? {Joystiq}

Nov 1st 2006 4:40PM Yes, Frohman is really, really, really dead. Really, and actually, dead. Actually, really dead.

I guess I can understand the frustration, I remember Danny DeVito saying how people kept asking him, while filming War of the Roses, if he was keeping the ending the same. Yes, he'd tell them, yes I am.

But yeah, Frohman is dead.