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WoW Moviewatch: Darrowshire {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2008 3:59PM This was a nicely done video. I recently wrote some fan fiction based on the destruction of Darrowshire:

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=5640935144&postId=56401177074&sid=1#0

BlizzCon Goody Bag contents revealed {WoW}

Aug 1st 2007 4:37PM It bothers me that Blizzard has not officially announced how the Murloc costume works. We don't know if it is a trinket or if we can use it in combat. As a tank I would love to be a murloc in combat with bosses, but not at the expense of one of my trinkets (at least not for raid bosses). Many people have posted asking Blizzard about this but as far as I can see there have been 0 replies.

Caption This! [Updated] {WoW}

Jul 25th 2007 9:32AM Unfortunately, the annual Tauren Dance Off Festival would end in tragedy when moments later Onyxia flew overhead and mistook the gathering for a burger banquet.

Breakfast Topic: Lore and fantasy comparisons {WoW}

Jul 15th 2007 8:40AM I am actually working on a Literature M.A. with a focus on Fantasy Fiction. I am also an avid WoW player and the raid leader of my guild. There are some striking similarities between WoW and Tolkien's fantasy. WoW borrows some of the same races (Dwarves, Elves, Orcs, and Goblins) but instead of running the traditional way with them WoW altered some key components of them. Elves are semi-evil or at the best greedy magic addicts whereas in Tolkien they most often represent purity and goodness to the extreme (the Night Elves are actually kind of close to the Tolkien Elves). Dwarves are REAL similar, living under mountains, being hardy eaters and drinkers, gruff and tough, etc. WoW started using Orcs the same way Tolkien did when the series first started (Human vs Orc was a Good vs Evil fight), but now Orcs lean towards being good.

WoW also borrows some of Lovecraft's mythology (The Old Gods that existed before the current version of the world) C'Thun is an example of this.

There is also a little borrowing from Greek Mythology with the concept of the Titans, and Christian Mythology with the corruption of a celestial being in the form of Sargeras (former Titan) turning evil and becomming the lord of the Burning Legion (this is a lot like the fall of Lucifor in Christianity).

All in all, WoW has to deal with the same challenge of all fantasy writers, create a fantasy world that flows from the amazing tradition of its predecessors while steal adding something new. I think WoW does this really well, I just wish the WoW lore dept. wouldn't let the developers stomp all over the great lore of this game by changing things and not following things up.

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Day 2 {WoW}

Jan 2nd 2007 4:41PM "Sprizzle couldn't help but feel that this reenactment from Ghostbusters would have been better if his partner looked a little more like Sigourney Weaver."

WoW Moviewatch: Tier 6 {WoW}

Dec 29th 2006 8:09AM We need teenagers with attitudes...that have ninja skills...that happen to be all standing at the same place at the same time...that don't mind wearing ridiculous outfits...there we go!

WoW Moviewatch: Singing Sylvanas {WoW}

Dec 11th 2006 7:36PM This is very in character for Sylvanas. She was a blood elf (before they called themselves that). This sequence, if real, deepens the sadness at being turned undead by Arthas considerably. I think it's great.