I can’t remember. Did I? Perhaps I did. It was a long time ago.
Seven years ago, to be precise.
World of Warcraft was still everywhere in those days because there were 12 million subscribers. It was a pop culture phenomenon. So it a pretty common thing for comedy articles taking the piss out of it to exist. Such as this one on Cracked.
Oh hey, look, it’s a baby hunter posing with The Rake in Mulgore. You know, I did that once…
…with a blood elf who looks suspiciously like the one in the picture…
…wait a minute…
Forever immortalized on the internet at level ten. Poor guy.
Okay, seriously, I have never, in the eight years it’s been since Burning Crusade, been able to navigate this thing. Ever. It used to be I’d have to hearthstone to get out. Recently I ran in as a Horde character with for the Midsummer achivement and guess what, I had to hearth out. After spending like ten minutes trying to find the stupid bonfire to begin with.
The Exodar and me just don’t get along. We just don’t. It’s probably because it knows that I’m actually a blood elf in real life and is doing this just to spite me.
Okay. Do you guys see this thing? This thing right here?
I got it for the Fourth of July or whatever the Warcraft Universe equivalent is (Fireworks Spectacular or some such.) Anyways it’s pretty neat because it gives you slowfall and the cooldown is only five seconds so you can give yourself slowfall basically as much as you want.
You will notice that it says “Duration: 1 day”. That’s because one day after the fireworks show was over, the mug became empty and I couldn’t use it anymore. So I tossed it.
The next day I logged in and it was, mysteriously, back in my bags. And full again.
That’s right about when I decided that Blizzard’s bug is my gain because now I have instant slowfall whenever I want it!
I keep wondering when (or if) this thing is ever gonna disappear. I mean, it’s been a month. But for now it’s my little secret. Don’t tell Blizzard. Shhhhhh!!!
Althalor likes to collect little pets – probably because he likes animals (he’s a Beast Master, after all) and also because he’s a sensitive sucker for things that were orphaned like he was. Then he shows them off to his best friend Cadyna. Like so. (And then she promptly pretends that she has no idea who he is.)
Cookies to all of you who get the reference in the quote!
This has been a Cop-Out Post brought to you by the fact that I’m going on vacation tomorrow so I’ve been running around getting ready for that. I will be sans-WoW for a week but I plan on still writing lots of posts when I can. See you guys on the other side!
I remember back in the day when the Darkmoon Faire involved going to Goldshire and… … …???… ??????/….. … …I don’t know. Chasing that one kid around I guess? I never really did figure out how the old Darkmoon Faire worked. Heck, after a couple of glances I stopped paying attention to it entirely.
But at some point a few years back Blizzard redid the Darkmoon Faire and it’s absolutely amazing. It actually feels like a fair! And there’s actually fun stuff to do! I go every day and do all my dailies there just because it’s so much fun. (except the new Ring Toss because it’s BS).
I’m not the only one, am I? Who else out there LOVES the Darkmoon Faire?
P.S. The proper way to do the Darkmoon Faire is to do it whilst listening to this song:
There have been a lot of changes in WoW since the last time I played. A lot of these are pretty great, but some are not-so-great. Here’s my own personal list of the not-so-great:
5. Lack of Hunter Stat Sticks
I’m fine with getting rid of minimum range (good luck getting me to break the habit of keeping range though), but how am I supposed to carry both Wolfslayer Sniper Rifle AND Legacy now? Pike is not impressed.
LEGO RATING: Mild.
4. Chess Event is Bugged
All I want to do is to solo Karazhan but as of 5.0.4 Medivh now cheats every ten seconds instead of every minute. Have fun doing this one solo! Especially when nobody tells you of the bug and you spend an hour trying to do it.
LEGO RATING: That long skinny piece.
3. Wailing Caverns is Still In The Game
I will fiercely defend stuff like BRD and Gnomeregan until the end of time but Wailing Caverns is just something else entirely. The great part is that Blizzard said something like “Hey guys, we’re nerfing Wailing Caverns to make it easier!” but in reality their idea of a nerf is as follows:
LEGO RATING: That pointy triangle piece.
2. You Can Still Get Sunken Temple as a Random Dungeon
Accurate depiction of what I do when that happens:
LEGO RATING: Two pointy triangle pieces.
1. Gnomes Still Can’t Be Hunters
LEGO RATING: All the legos that you need to build a Turbo-Charged Flying Machine.