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Breakfast Topic: What makes a guild great? {WoW}

Jan 24th 2011 3:08PM Just a short followup - for me, it's important for a guild to feel like home. Sometimes you join a guild and just KNOW that you'll fit in, and that this is a group of people that you'll want to get to know. I love that feeling; it's what makes me stick around and develop a real sense of loyalty.

Breakfast Topic: What's a deal-breaker in your love for a particular race? {WoW}

Dec 27th 2010 7:51PM Ohhh I love that sound.

When the damn gnome roots me, hammers me with a barrage of fiery missiles, then blinks out of my charge, and I intercept, get a rather big crit, and I hear that crunching, cleaving sound of a giant, tempered axeblade crashing into squishy flesh, and then I hear it... that sweet, sweet, PAINED death-scream escaping from his caved-in, diminutive body.

...and then I get smashed in the face by a night elf mohawk.

Breakfast Topic: What's a deal-breaker in your love for a particular race? {WoW}

Dec 27th 2010 7:42PM Hmm - not as much a consciously decided 'dealbreaker', but I do feel very strange whenever I play a night elf female.

You see, my main used to be an Orc warrior, who did a lot of PvP. I got very used to associating the death screams of alliance characters with ideas such as 'honor', 'glory', 'satisfaction', and 'contentment'.

For that reason, the night elf female's death scream has become the single most recognizable and fundamentally 'positive' sound to me in the entire library of sounds in WoW - with male gnome death screams as a close second.

So whenever I play a night elf girl, and I die... well, it's a weird feeling. I get frustrated, but then the sound melts into my brain and I feel strangely happy.

Breakfast Topic: What's a deal-breaker in your love for a particular race? {WoW}

Dec 27th 2010 7:33PM Yes.

Because it seems that blood elf/draenei get more polygons dedicated to rendering their butts than the entire human/orc body.

Breakfast Topic: What's a deal-breaker in your love for a particular race? {WoW}

Dec 27th 2010 7:29PM Yeah, same here. I have a Worgen warrior. I hate the male Worgen dance, but I really don't care. I didn't roll an armored werewolf so I can tap-dance prettily with my claws. I did it so I can repeatedly smash things in the face with a pair of giant battleaxes.

As such, the combat animations are among the most important to me (and of course, casting animations for casters). While I hate almost EVERYTHING about male blood elves, I can't deny that they look badass when they're readying fire spells.

Breakfast Topic: Is your race or faction choice based on sticking with friends? {WoW}

Dec 17th 2010 8:14AM It's always a difficult issue, because social life is such a huge part of this game. So many memories are defined not by the game alone, but by the people that you experience it with.

But at the same time, so are aesthetics. I can't play an mmo for hours and hours on end if I don't like what I'm seeing in front of me. I can't commit dozens of hours on improving a character's gear if I don't LIKE that character - it's as simple as that.

Breakfast Topic: Who is your favorite Warcraft character? {WoW}

Dec 10th 2010 10:46PM I didn't see this name (except in reference) so I guess I'll be the first to say GROM HELLSCREAM.

Yes, I know he's incredibly flawed: in fact, his flaws are more famous than his strengths, largely due to his son's thick-headed warmongering of recent times. But people will always respect strength and courage - and the Chief of the Warsong had those in bundles.

Everyone knows about Mannoroth; I actually count Cenarius to be the more significant victory. I mean - I love the Night Elves, I played Night Elves, Starfall was my favorite ultimate. But just the way Grom pumps himself full of blood-red demon-roids and slaughters one of their most beloved beings with nothing but a big axe... oh, man. It was pure, unbridled, foolhardy strength, and such a spit in the face of the Night Elves - something I should have been offended at, but in reality, I was giggling at the stupendous and irreverent power of it all.

I'm not even sure if I could justify why I like Grom so much, but I do, and have, for a very long time. Playing through Warcraft 3, my favorite cutscene was the ending of the Orc campaign. I'm a sucker for Redemption stories. He's the main reason my main in wow is an Orc warrior who wears Gorehowl as a dress axe and visits Grom's tombstone in Demon Fall Canyon in his spare time.