Apr 1st 2010 10:02AM I did buy the Age of Conan books. They were generic stuff and I rather wish I hadn't. Certainly didn't compare with Robert E. Howard's work, or even the pastiche authors afterwards.
I grabbed the War of the Ancients thing for World of Warcraft because others recommended it. I don't.
Nov 23rd 2009 11:44AM Have you guys seen the L4D video with Hootie and the Blowfish's "Let Her Cry"? Worth a few minutes of your time.
May 27th 2009 9:11PM Yes, he's so "short sighted" that he's agreed to peace talks after all the crap he's been through. He's so "short sighted" that he acted on Horde aggression and met them square on, after the betrayals they've been handing to the Alliance on Northrend.
Meanwhile the "good man" Thrall ignores the treachery and doesn't even discipline Garrosh. Yeah, he's disappointed with him. He just knocked over Jaina and went hand-to-hand with the de facto leader of the Alliance.
He's either playing his own game, blinded by his ideals, or just incompetent. The Horde is out of his control.
May 27th 2009 4:01PM The article's point, and one I don't agree with, is that Varian shouldn't be in command. That he is a fool.
It does not, however, point out that he's WRONG.
The "Varian is Right" article convinced me that, well, Varian is right. I was of the "Conan rawr!" crowd when it came to him, finally a badass Alliance leader.
But that article convinced me that he is right. This article, sort of convinced me again that monarchies aren't a good thing.
It's arguing from the point that "Varian should know better" all the time, regardless of his age or experience. Yes, he chose to return to kingship. The article glosses over the reasons WHY he returned, namely Onyxia and his 'double'. Rather important things to consider, either live out his life as a nobody or challenge those that conspired against him.
Yes, this amounts to him putting Stormwind's interests first... but look at the evidence in the Varian is Right article... it's not in Stormwind's interest to fight against the Horde? After the atrocities in Ashenvale to their allies? After the betrayals post re-Kingship?
You assume it was just a personal grudge. I disagree, it was shown that he was willing to put his feelings aside (thus actually marking him as a decent leader) when he engaged in peace talks.
Oh, and finally, a true leader trusts his feelings, his instincts. It's not a good thing to be reactionary or plain belligerent, but he's shown none of that--he's always had a reason.
Don't sell him short, and don't judge him by modern standards.
Nov 14th 2008 9:10AM Could use a new mouse.
Nov 13th 2008 10:36AM Sometimes love just ain't enough...
Nov 6th 2008 7:49AM Frosty the Frost Wyrm, was a very happy whelp...
Aug 5th 2008 12:26AM "What is meant by, "...and are no longer consumed by any of the three Judgement spells." What three judgement spells are we talking about here? That phrasing is confusing. There are obviously more than three judgement spells of which Righteous, Command and Vengeance yield additional direct damage. The other Judgements have their own specific effect. When this is answered I'm either going to feel like an idiot for not being able to understand it in context, or an idiot for playing the class incorrectly for a while."
The old Judgement spell is gone. It's been replaced by Judgement of Wisdom, Judgement of Light, and Judgement of Justice.
They perform exactly the same function as the old Judgement, casting your current Seal's Judgement effect, while also adding their own effect. So you can Judge Command with Judgement of Wisdom and you'd get the Wisdom debuff as well as the instant damage from Command.
Also, the Judgements now deal damage no matter what Seal is used.
Seals last for 2 minutes now, which would greatly save on mana costs.
Overall very awesome stuff. I just got into the beta, downloading the client now, so I'm going to give this a closer look-see.
Mar 7th 2008 2:01PM Blizzard's numbers are NORMALIZED for the total population of that class in the Arena.
All those numbers say is that the vast amounts of Warriors in Arenas aren't where they want them to be for some reason.
It isn't factual under-representation, it's their own gauge for how much they want Warriors or other classes to be better represented.
Feelings, in other words, not facts in numerical form.