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Sunday Morning Funnies: Speedy

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Filed under: Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

Sunday Morning Funnies: Bears for literacy

It's almost June, but where I'm living, it's been feeling like late July. I hope everyone has been out enjoying the weather, especially during this pre-Cataclysm slump. Before you head out today for your picnic, BBQ, walk in the park, or afternoon raid, SMF has quite a sizable list of comics for your enjoyment.

We even have two brand-spanking new-to-the-list comics this week, thanks to a couple of tipsters. Don't forget to make suggestions for comic inclusions in the comment section!

This week's discussion topic is a free-for-all. Talk about your favorite character, an artist's shading technique, suggest a future discussion topic, or whatever else is on your mind.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

Sunday Morning Funnies: It's not about you

Happy Pilgrim's Bounty! Before you rush off in excitement to check out the new holiday, why not spend a few minutes reading through some of your favorite WoW-related webcomics?

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Features, Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

Phat Loot Phriday: Doomulus Prime

Lots of players love getting this big red-and-black hammer as a quest reward when raiding for the first time. But not all of them know who it came from-- a WoW player who announced some sad news recently.

Name: Doomulus Prime
Type: Rare Two-Hand Mace
Damage / Speed: 158-265 / 3.80 (55.7 DPS)
  • It's not quite as good as the inset above: the real version gives you only +22 to both Strength and Stamina.
  • On equip: Increases your hit rating by 10.
  • Came from a newspaper comic! Yes, the Doomulous Prime was originally envisioned by Bill Amend, the cartoonist behind the comic strip Foxtrot. He's had a running joke in his series about "World of Warquest," a game that one of his characters plays that bears a striking resemblance to our favorite game. Allakhazam's got a lot of the strips, and even an interview (Amend plays a Night Elf, but we like him anyway).
  • Unfortunately, he's taking a break-- Amend announced this week that starting Sunday, his comic will only appear on Sundays. A darn shame. But our good friends at Joystiq have discovered what he's going to be doing with his time from now on: playing WoW, of course.
How to Get It: After the mace appeared in the paper, Blizzard included it with the Ahn'Qiraj patch, so you've got to go to Silithus to pick this quest up. It's called The Perfect Poison, and it'll send you to kill Kurinaxx in AQ20 and Venoxis in ZG. Both bosses are early on in the instance (and two of the easiest raid bosses in the game), so for the effort, this is one of the best quest rewards in the game. And it's just one choice of many, many good quest rewards-- if your guild is running raids at all, do this quest! Right now!

Getting Rid of It: BOP (because it's a quest reward, dur). Sells to vendors for 6g 41s 37c. Kudos to Amend for thinking up this great hunk of spiky red and black metal in the first place-- now that he's got more free time, maybe he'll be able to get his Druid up high enough to get it!

Filed under: Items, Tips, How-tos, Fan stuff, Instances, Quests, Features, Raiding, Phat Loot Phriday

A little dig on the Burning Crusade via Foxtrot

I used to read Foxtrot daily when I was a younger guy. I would wake up every morning, grab the newspaper off the porch, read the sports page and then hit the comics. As far as I know, my newspaper only had those two sections. There may have been a couple more, but heck if I ever read them. Then I discovered the internet in college and, and my need for the Detroit News or Free Press was greatly reduced and I stopped reading the comics entirely. After having not read Foxtrot in years, I am happy to see that Jason is as big a geek as ever.

Foxtrot has been known, through the Jason character, to spotlight what is hot in the geek community, and World of Warcraft is no exception. Last week they dealt with the panic that overcomes a WoW addict when the internet service is interrupted, and this week they have a nice series of jabs at the beta key frustrations of those of us on the outside looking in.

And on a totally unrelated point, I pimp Blizzard 24-7 on a site that gets a pretty good amount of traffic. As does Mike and Elizabeth! Where are our keys? Huh? Where are they?

Just kidding. I do not want to anger my Blizzard overlords on the chance they lock my IP out of WoW and I end up playing Stars Wars Galaxies or something. Yuck.

[Thanks to Trippy and Jeffrey for sending this in via our tips form!]

Filed under: Odds and ends

Mainstream WoW References

World of Warcraft was recently listed as one of the top gainers in Google's 2005 year-end zeitgeist, which means that awareness of the game is increasing, and not just with gamers. The people at Jeopardy have included the game in answers for the show, and the popular comic strip Foxtrot, recently referenced World of Warcraft in a strip.

Filed under: Odds and ends

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