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Shinar
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Dec 5 2013, 03:09 PM #81

More Warcraft movie news today (casting announced), the responses from players isn't very encouraging.

The leading opinion:

I have no idea who they are either. Also, the ship has sailed with regards to the movie. Ten years later, no news, lynchpin game WC3 has died, nobody cares anymore.

There are a few positive voices (mostly praising individual actors) but overall the response is very negative. The official confirmation that the movie is based off of Warcraft (the 10 year old game) instead of the World of Warcraft hasn't come across as a good thing.
“The movies will always be what brought us to this place, but these other stories kept us there. Most people just visited Star Wars. Fans that obsessed over the Expanded Universe lived there.” Phil Owen
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Shinar
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Dec 5 2013, 04:52 PM #82

Well that's encouraging. Rob Zazinsky (one of the actors other people spoke well of) tweeted that he has 463 days /played. That is very impressive! It means he's spent at least 11,112 hours playing WoW. (Hint: that's more than I have and I'm not exactly a slacker in that department.) He definitely qualifies as a veteran of the game.

I also found some of the concept art and it's very pretty. While I'm not terribly hopeful I will try to reserve judgement.
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Shinar
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Dec 19 2013, 09:47 PM #83

Sometimes it's nice to see evidence that the community of WoW doesn't totally suck all the time.

Warning, tissues might be needed if you read this.
Saying Goodbye is hard on the forums.
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Shinar
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Jan 8 2014, 02:36 PM #84

Girls don't play WoW, we kick the boys butts at it :evilcheer:

Girls dominated battle of the sexes in 2013
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Shinar
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Apr 15 2014, 05:43 PM #85

I unsubbed this week which isn't a huge deal, I'm paid thru the middle of July so I've got plenty of time to tinker around and resub if I feel the itch. I haven't been playing hardly at all lately. Part of that is due to being sick but I'm hoping that will be resolved soon. Most of it is I don't have much to do and we've got almost a year until any fresh content is released. I'm not raiding, I refuse to touch LFR, I've done pretty much all the pet stuff (everything I'm interested in) and there's not a whole lot else out there for me right now. I've got some alts I'm sort of working on leveling but I'm being very careful not to burn myself out on that (hit a huge wall on alts last year and didn't touch any of my lowbies again until this spring).

Meanwhile the Azeroth Choppers thing looks incredibly stupid to me (I love that when they announced it half the comments were questioning Chris Metzen being on the Alliance team). None of the Warlords of Draenor information released so far has me excited. Some of it looks semi-interesting, some of it looks okay, some of it looks like crap as is expect with alpha stuff. I'm really glad I'm not healing for a raid team to be honest and I don't like having to say that.

I'm planning on resubbing for 6.0 and will at least try to give WoD (aka the Orc Lords and other bad boys of Orcnor) a solid chance. But I wouldn't be surprised if WoW has finally lost its grip on me for good.
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Shinar
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Apr 16 2014, 02:19 PM #86

Another good post by Apple Cider Mage articulating a lot of the things I have been feeling.

http://www.applecidermage.com/2014/04/1 ... nerd-cool/

The quoted tweet by Cynwise is very telling. Cyn is a very respected PvP, warlock and leveling blogger who is regularly approached by the devs for feedback. This is one of the people who Blizzard comes to for advice and who's feedback matters.
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Shinar
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Apr 20 2014, 04:17 PM #87

This was a comment by a blogger on another blogger's post but it made me nod my head.

There has been a metric assload of grumbling in Blizz’s general direction. The beta isn’t even out and already people are judging them – myself included, I cop to it. What they’re doing with the story – completely uninteresting. Wider appeal to other than faux-metalheads with fantasies of adequacy – complete failure. In fact, the opposite – active alienation seems to be taking root. People are dropping out of this game faster than murlocs at a Louisiana fish fry. The appeal of this game has taken a gigantic dive, and it’s not just killing sub number, potentially – it’s also actively killing interest and community.
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Shinar
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Apr 29 2014, 02:36 PM #88

And thus ends my time in WoW. I haven't been following news on WoD all that closely so an article from one of my favorite bloggers today came as a shock.

http://www.restokin.com/2014/04/why-do- ... ment-28189

That dialog. No, no and oh hell no. I did order an advanced copy of WoD because I figured of course I would give it a chance but now? No. Done. My order will be canceled by the end of today.

Forget you Blizzard and the stupid chopper you rode in on.
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Shinar
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May 7 2014, 06:17 PM #89

WoW insider tries to explain how we wind up with time travel creating WoD. My favorite comments in response to the article:

.... Eh. This is ridiculous. This whole thing is ridiculous. I can't respond to it properly because it seems like Knaak got Cdev high and made them write this.

Corgis made more sense than this.

Wtf? This is frikken stupid.
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Shinar
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Jun 4 2014, 11:13 PM #90

Oh Blizzard. F U. Really, screw you. I wish I quit sooner and feel bad I gave you my money for so many years.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/22/574199 ... d-nintendo

An extremely popular blogger just posted about this and included screen shots of him unsubbing from the game. Many of the comments on his post indicate others are leaving as well. I hope Blizz loses a ton of subs over this.

http://www.orcisharmyknife.com/2014/06/ ... -burn.html
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T'Keira Lea
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Jun 22 2014, 10:10 PM #91

“Bones is heading into its 7th year & there comes a point where you put up or shut up...You can’t extend that tension that long without your fans breaking." ~ Castle's creator

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Shinar
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Jun 23 2014, 02:16 PM #92

Yep, I've been following this guy and I would've watched his stream to see him ding 90 on Saturday if we hadn't been busy. That is some serious dedication, I would say at least as much as the WoW Ironman competition.

Pandaren are the new faction for the latest xpac, Mists of Pandaria. In order to make the content new for everyone including folks who rerolled panda they created a split faction of the pandaren with the story that a bunch of them got on the back of a giant floating turtle many generations ago and have been traveling the world ever since. If you roll a Pandaren you start out on this island not knowing anyone hence being neutral (any other race you are automatically Horde or Alliance based on that race). Blizzard laid it out so you level to 10 on the island, meet the Horde and Alliance, learn a bit about each and then in order to leave the island you choose a faction and are sent to that faction's main city as an ambassador. If you don't pick a faction you don't get to leave. The faction choice is permanent and pandaren who choose the opposite faction are hostiles you can't talk to just like any other character of the opposing faction.

Doubleagent was getting 30-40 experience points for every herb he picked or node he mined (which he had to walk around and find because he couldn't train riding and there's no mount vendor on the starting island). The first few levels don't need many points to ding a new level but the experience points required increases as you get higher. By the time he was lvl 70 he needed over one million points per level to ding. So that's 15 million experience points just to get from 70 to 80. And he could only get 30-40 at a time.

Took a quick look at WoW Wiki and according to the current formulas it takes 26,106,500 points to get from 1 to 80. And then it's 22,180,300 to get from 80 to 85. Not sure what the math is to get from 85 to 90, it's probably in the 25-30 million range.

Doubleagent has quite a following on the forums, I imagine there was quite a party there this weekend. Some folks have followed in his footsteps, it'll be interesting to see if there's ever a significant number of people that manage to pull it off.
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