Mar 2nd 2012 4:34PM I'm sorry, but... I am one of those who usually cancels at the end of an expansion. I don't raid and I'm not huge on alts; I just like to go slowly, enjoy the endgame content and complete achievements on my main. When I feel I'm not progressing my character and "getting my money's worth" out of an expansion, I cancel. It's that simple for me.
HOWEVER- I ALWAYS COME BACK. After playing this game for 6 years, I trust the developers to put out something I will love to play, and I have! Every single expansion! Yes, I even loved Cataclysm, the casual killer.
I remember the April Fool's Joke about Pandas, and was so, SO sad it wasn't real. I am ECSTATIC to get to play Pandaren. This should be an exciting time for players who have been around for a while.
Instead, we get people like you who are whining that Blizzard isn't doing it "right." Your arguments are faulty and just plain wrong. Blizzard tried to be appealing to a new generation of hardcore raiders, that age bracket you seem so concerned about, and lost 2 million subscribers in the process. I am tired of people like you who scream that Pandas are just too dumb, too cuddly and too much of a cop-out. We've been over this. Go back and read comments from every queue since the announcement of the expansion.
TL;DR Pandaren are awesome, older players remember them and will be excited about it.
Feb 27th 2012 6:43PM For some reason, I have a hard time crushing on his real-life married self- I don't like the idea of someone crushing on my husband, so I try not to crush on someone else's husband, either. I know it goes against "normal" celebrity crushes, but there you have it. I find that reliving my school girl fantasies is more than enough, but watching The Guild and a few select episodes of The Big Bang Theory definitely do the trick, too. ;)
Feb 27th 2012 6:27PM I love your header picture! I love Wil Wheaton! That is all.
Except... Star Trek: Next Gen is available on instant queue on Netflix. Go. Watch it now.
Is it a bit strange that I still have an enormous crush on his Next-Gen self??
Feb 9th 2012 9:03PM WE ARE THE 99%
(I know these jokes are old, but it was too perfect to resist...)
Jan 23rd 2012 5:58PM I'd never ventured away from WoW for other MMO's, but when LOTRO went free to play I thought, sure, why not?
I rolled a hobbit (of course) and I cannot tell you the sheer joy it was to be able to make so many character choices, all the way from eye color to how pear shaped she was. I would love to see sliders in WoW.
The problem is, I think, making the armor fit around all the variations. I'm just not sure the game is designed to do it. Sometimes when characters move, their legs go through their armor- this is not very promising for a transition to the land of customizable body shape.
Jan 1st 2012 6:26PM Interesting article. So many fun things to bring up! :D
Continuing with the discussion of Thrall being overplayed, I felt similarly about Malfurion. First zone I went back to after the cataclysm was Darkshore, and it felt great. I loved seeing Malfurion out in full force.
However, once the Molten Front started, he moved away from being an Alliance hero into a neutral one, and I felt like this cheapened his involvement in Darkshore. While this makes sense because he is a druid and druids are a neutral force, it felt a little awkward. Like, "Hey Malfurion- Tyrande's right over there. You got something you wanna say to her?" And speaking of Tyrande...
She is AWESOME in WCIII. She doesn't give a crap what other people think, she just does what she thinks is necessary. You could get so much good storytelling out of that! And yet, she has become one of the most passive faction leaders in the game.
Sylvannas is a great example of the way I would love to see Alliance leaders be more involved. I started a new Undead character this expansion, and there is nothing creepier than watching Sylvannas raise her own undead followers in Silverpine. I stood there just watching the whole scene over and over every time I turned in a quest. It is chilling and powerful- the situation gives her a magnificent aura of awesome, and all she's really doing is observing. I would love to see other faction leaders supervising and overseeing their own war machines like this.
Dec 24th 2011 1:30PM "ever since those Morhaime comments about how players are consuming a lot of "their" content too quickly"
What are you alluding to? I must have missed this, but would love to know what it's about.
Dec 23rd 2011 11:39AM Noooooooooo not again... I give up. D:
Dec 23rd 2011 11:38AM This! I worked so hard to finish it off before Cata hit and then- gone. It was so disappointing.
I know the keyring was "useless" but I wish I had been able to keep my keys instead of having no feat of strength and nothing left in my bank or bags. :'(
Dec 23rd 2011 11:37AM CURSE YOU, COMMENT SYSTEM!
(Cue lady from the Princess Bride) BOOOOOOO! BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!