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Garona's return to Azeroth {WoW}

Jan 20th 2009 5:08PM Seconded. I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't stand Varian Wrynn.

Garona's return to Azeroth {WoW}

Jan 20th 2009 5:05PM Maybe it's the first hint of originality in a comic that's been stupid right from the beginning.

But it's still stupid.

The whereabouts of Varian Wrynn {WoW}

Jul 31st 2008 2:06AM I have to say, I was shocked to hear him described as an "interesting and conflicted character," since my impression of him is that he's been one-dimensional and shallow as a puddle, not to mention the rest of the characters.

Between the amnesia, which hasn't been done in a remotely different way from any other amnesia plot I've seen so far, his invulnerability (he's overpowered all his foes so effortlessly it leaves no doubt as to whether he'll be able to do the same to whatever comes next), his generic tough-guy act, his generic past... I just can't see any redeeming values in him as a character. Or any of the other characters, for that matter. In my opinion, that means Simonson has pretty much failed with his writing so far.

Admittedly I'm a few issues behind since I only borrow the comics (I keep hanging on in the hopes that it will get better and show the kind of storytelling quality that is a trademark of other Blizzard properties), but the latest plot twist I've read - the appearance of the impostor Varian in Stormwind - doesn't bode well for it getting any better, since the evil impostor trick is also nothing new.

I'm quite saddened that Blizzard has decided to infect WoW with characters from a sidestory that, to me, is flawed and derivative.

Toying around with Valeera Sanguinar {WoW}

Jul 17th 2008 1:34PM I thought that at first, too. Maybe she's only in the comic because they wanted to make a bit of an easter egg out of her?

For me she's like all the other characters in the comic: uninspired and unimaginative (unless it's jumped about a light year in quality since I stopped reading it). I really don't get tired of trashing the comic, but that's only because it's so easy.

Blizzard releases preview of World of Warcraft comic #9 {WoW}

Jul 16th 2008 4:08PM The writer's efforts were so poor he has to go and steal what Blizzard has already written? I feel all cheated. And it's not like he's even going to do it justice - not from his current track record at any rate. At least the art has stepped up several dozen notches from Lullabi's work. Sigh.

Wowhead releases Wrath talent calculators {WoW}

Jul 10th 2008 11:13AM "King of the Jungle"? What about female druids?

Breakfast Topic: Silly, unconventional, and amazing dungeon runs {WoW}

May 27th 2008 8:09AM I remember a run of RFK in which our tank bailed out. Our group composition was: three mages and a priest. So we went crazy and kited everything to death with three mage-tanks while the priest spammed heals. We downed the Crone pretty easily, but by the time we got to the end of the escort mission, there were respawns - it was a glorious, GLORIOUS END! And it was just hilarious kiting everything around with frostbolts and cones of cold, to boot. A wonderful run.

Mondolithic Studios creates oil portraits of virtual world characters {WoW}

May 24th 2008 11:31AM That is so cool >.> They even use the same brand of paint I use.

I agree with number 11, though - If I had one done, I'd want some artistic license taken with it.

Describing WoW in four words {WoW}

May 23rd 2008 9:31AM
me Night Elf MOHAWK!!!!

The strong bond between healer and tank {WoW}

May 23rd 2008 9:22AM The best healer in my guild was also probably my best mate in-game; me a druid tank, he a pally healer. We did so many instances together, it's amazing the kind of trust that builds up when you know with absolute certainty that, when the fight goes wrong and the next couple of hits could finish you off, you don't have to worry 'cause your healer has your back.

Haven't been playing for quite awhile, but that's what I miss most about the game.