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Gamespot hosts patch 2.4 {WoW}

Mar 24th 2008 10:01PM Anyway.

The testing phase for 2.4 is officially concluded.

I think that's pretty much a 99.999...% (wink) confirmation of 2.4 going out tomorrow.

Hunter's Helper running beta test {WoW}

Mar 24th 2008 7:59PM I know it's fun to be iconoclastic and cynical sometimes, but don't blindly lampoon people just because *you* think the patch is coming out at some later date.

Patches have dropped with the PTR up the day before. Whether or not the PTR is up is largely irrelevant.

The reason people keep saying the patch is likely to come out tomorrow is because of historical trends.

Ultimately none of us know, to be sure, but there is at least *some* good reason to believe the patch will go live tomorrow.

Why is Kael a bad guy again? {WoW}

Mar 9th 2008 1:31PM Kael'thas is evil because the ends don't justify the means.

Oh, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Gee, I thought we'd all learned these things by now.

The WoW Lore concerning the Blood Elves is very well written and well explained, and everyone would know this if they bothered to read it and stop judging it through the lens of a soap-opera mentality.

In real life, people don't "fall to the dark side" in grandiose, Hollywood-style ways. The "motivations" we cite for people doing evil are more often not the case unrealistic. When was the least time you saw "love" as being the motivation for a real-world tyrant? Real evil is much more subtle than the "Bwa ha ha ha ha ha!" or "Oh Padme, I love you so much I'm going to break your heart AND neck now" nonsense we get out of most "villains" today.

Kael'thas betrayed his people to the very foes that had destroyed their kingdom in the first place in his obsession to protect and cure, not realizing that his people would rather suffer under an addiction than serve such a monstrosity. Any sane Blood Elf would love to get their hands around Kael'thas' neck.

Illidan was the subject of an internal uprising brought on by a number of very powerful foes, including his most trusted servants. His death at the hands of Maiev and a group of fellows makes perfect sense. Illidan was supposed to be the savior of the Broken, but they'd only thrown Magtheridon off his thrown and set Illidan in his place. They had to find a way to throw Illidan off the thrown while putting NO one in his place. Maiev certainly wasn't one to become a tyrant, and Akama learned his lessons too well and too hard. In the end, the way Illidan died was perfect.

I swear, WoW is so well-made that it flies over the heads of most people.

Bornakk confirms WotLK gear reset {WoW}

Jan 14th 2008 1:38PM No, I don't feel that my gear will be worthless when it's replaced. I play the game to have fun and kill bosses. Gear is just a side item. And all the pre-BC raiders I know still look back fondly and proudly at their T2 and T3 sets, remembering all the hard work it took to get them. If you have the wisdom not to mistake the means for the end, and realize that gear, while nice, is just the ticket to more difficulty and more fun, having it replaced doesn't mean much.

I look forward to Wrath. Bring on Arthas, Malygos, and a whole lot of mountainous, snow-filled zones, as well as not-so-snowy zones.

WoW is a game -- you're supposed to enjoy it {WoW}

Dec 31st 2007 6:01PM You're never going to have fun in BG's at all if the only way you can have fun is to win. Losing is just as much a part of PVP as winning.

Learn to enjoy the actual activity of PVP'ing and even the worst PuG BG will never be a drudgery again.

2.3 PTR patch notes {WoW}

Oct 11th 2007 5:03PM Let no QQ'er ever say again that Blizzard does not listen to its players.


NE's rock. You all knew it. Our time has come. :P

Breakfast Topic: Who should pull? {WoW}

Oct 10th 2007 8:18AM Interestingly enough, one of our Holy Paladins (our very GM, in fact) seems to pull a lot in raids. He just jumps in there, pops his shield, and runs back. Has it down to a science, but he only does it on normal trash pulls in raids. Everything else is a Misdirect pull, unless we've no hunters.

Is Blizzard exploiting WoW players? {WoW}

Oct 4th 2007 11:28AM In all my years I doubt I will *ever* see adults from the previous generation come to a very simple, obvious conclusion about video games:

Video games are fun.

Another conclusion they'll never come to:

People play them because they are fun.


Azeroth Interrupted: How to tell it's time to take a WoW break {WoW}

Oct 1st 2007 8:14AM #8, that was...pathetic. No way going around it.

"You can quit anytime" is not crap or lies. It's true. People just don't want to give it up. If people are not having any fun in WoW, but they still play it day after day, they are addicted indeed. But it's self-induced addiction. Blizzard did nothing to "make" them buy or play the game. They can give it up anytime if they have the will. All it takes is to push a few buttons on their computers and a website and all of Azeroth will be gone from their fingertips. The only thing stopping it is *them.*

I wish people would stop blaming Blizzard for every last woe in their lives. There was so much QQ in my guild about how stupid the developers were in the last Patch and how everything got ruined for them, as if it's so easy to patch everything up in a game with hundreds of millions of lines of code and that they're just lazy or incompetent. Most people in the game have no idea what it takes to change the color on a Tier 4 set, let alone fix the problems of 3 million American players.

Please have fun in this game. Or leave. We'll all be better off, especially you.

Breakfast Topic: Whar be the naval battles, matey? {WoW}

Sep 19th 2007 8:19AM I'd definitely get on an Alliance ship and go blast some pretty Blood Elves into the sky, if I were able to do. It'd be VERY fun, but it'd be terribly hard to implement effectively.

Sadly, I don't think we'll blowing each other up with ships anytime soon.

But we will be blowing each other up with big, shiny siege weapons. Lake Wintergrasp for the win. :P