Candidate slammed for World of Warcraft fandom - Are you seriously kidding me? This may be the stupidist political move ever. Can’t we grow up here? Last I checked, World of Warcraft was a game.
For those of you who are lucky (or not so lucky) to have received a beta invitation to the new World of Warcraft expansion Mists of Pandaria, this post will not really come as a surprise. There is no NDA for the expansion, so I figure we’re free to talk about all we want. Besides, with so many people in the beta, is it even possible to enforce an NDA?
Let me get to the nitty-gritty. For anyone who has played the game, there is a quest for Pandarans where you must click on a scroll which then burns into nothingness. There’s nothing wrong with this quest, really, it’s a very simple quest. However, when you have so many players trying to do the same thing, we have an issue. Imagine a group of say twenty people trying to click on one scroll which disappears after clicked. I’m sure you can imagine the outcome. You end up standing there for approximately forever trying to click the scroll. This inevitably becomes a tiresome task.
I understand the circumstances. Normally you would never have this many people trying to click the scroll. However, this is going to happen because everyone is trying out the beta at the same time and beginning at the same time. This is inevitable. You’d think that after 4 expansions, Blizzard would have realized this problem and come up with a solution to the problem.
As you can guess, if you do not complete this quest, you cannot continue in your quest-line. While this might be a problem which can be overcome by just discovering things around you, at this point, you’re still level 1 or 2. There aren’t too many areas to discover at this point.
So at this point, I’m just wondering how Blizzard is going to fix this problem. I really hope they nip this one in the bud. Because honestly, the game is losing my interest. I’m yawning here. I’m much more interested in just playing Diablo 3 at this point. World of What?Read More
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria – New Druid Glyphs – Ok, pretty cool stuff. With some minor glyphs, you can change your different forms. Pretty exciting!
Well, at least in World of Warcraft the Cataclysm is nigh. In only about 7 hours, the long awaited new expansion, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will be released and available to play. For those of us like me who are die hard WoW fans, and bought the Collector’s Edition, I will not be able to play until tomorrow, when it arrives at my doorstep via Fedex. However for those like Katie, they will be able to play at midnight, since they have already downloaded the content and are ready to play. I’m sure I will hear all about it, since she has already stated so.
In other news you’ll be able to play Bejeweled 3 as well tomorrow, which is another long awaited sequel. I know you’re addicted just like me. Don’t try to deny it.
What’s your game?
The patch that changes World of Warcraft forever… – So tomorrow (Tuesday 11/23/10) is the big patch before the release of Cataclysm.Read More
WoW’s greatest fan sings – Oh my this is hilarious. I’m sure he’s getting plenty of anti-celebrity status at this point. LOLRead More
I know this is nothing new or nothing really cool, but I just wanted to point out the World of Warcraft achievement for the cake is not a lie. For those of you who didn’t know, it’s a reference to Valve’s awesome game called Portal, which is included in the orange box. The game is awesome. Cybrpunk told me I would totally enjoy this game and he was totally right. In fact, there’s even a song that’s totally hilarious at the end of the game, called “Still Alive”. (video is after the bump) Very funny. Why do I bring this up? Because I got the achievment the other day, no big deal, and it’s ocb’s birthday, and she mentioned cake. So there you have it.
Yes, I know, I’m really needing some quality posts.
Come on Blizzard, I have friends with kids that play this game LOL. (World of Warcraft)
No, that’s not a typo folks. That’s right, they’re coming out with a new game, called “World of World of Warcraft”! It’s where you get to play as a player who is playing World of Warcraft. Okay, I know, it’s tough to explain, right? I’ll let the video tell you the whole story. (thanks Danalyn!) Video after the bump!
Well, I thought I’d have a good post today, but it seems like all I’ve been doing is literally sitting around playing World of Warcraft and watching my Japanese dorama. How exciting is this? Of course, I’m feeling a lot better since my surgery, and I’ve finally sort of got my appetite back. So I’ve been eating pretty well. I think the anesthesia effects are gone now, and that’s a good thing, I didn’t like those at all. It’s crazy that it spends so much time in my body even after I’m done with surgery.
I do have to admit though that the doctor knew what he was talking about when he said recovery would be a week. Holy crap, I thought I was stronger than this, but it’s taken this long to recover. I feel so weak.
Haven’t had a chance to check out Age of Conan yet. Probably will wait a bit more until I get better. I bet I’ll have to play it on my normal PC instead of the notebook, since my notebook doesn’t have a decent video card. From what I can tell you need a decent geforce or better card. Hmm I should have gotten the better video when I got this, but this laptop isn’t for gaming.
This week has been slow. I’ve been laid up in bed or on the couch resting because I feel sick or nauseous or both. Recovery is crazy from surgery. But I’m still doing a TGIF post today because it’s what I do and that’s how I roll.
I just want to remind everyone that next Friday is Free for all Friday, and if you’re not familiar with FFAF, it’s where you get to guest post on my blog. It’s fun, it’s a way to pimp your site, possibly get a couple new readers (or lose them! LOL). So look for it next Friday.
Cybr came to the dark side and re-activated his World of Warcraft account. Leveling is so much faster in that game now, and well, I think he’d love to see Outland. It’s pretty damn cool, and it’s a lot of fun. We’ll see how that goes.
Jen totally made LOL when I read a post about what one of her co-workers did with her telephone. You should read it, totally funny story! She’s too funny! And I’m so glad I know when she updates in my reader now!
It looks like Abraxus picked up Age of Conan recently and wrote a pretty good post about it. We’ve been considering picking it up. I think Meesh was really curious about it, so I think we’re probably going to end up going to Best Buy this weekend and picking it up. Or she will and we’ll try it out. I doubt it will run on our laptops, but you never know! We do all our gaming on the laptops, perhaps it’s time to change?
Finally, girlrobot posted her friday links as usual and posted a picture of the most awesome tattoo I’ve seen in a while! Check it out!
Ok, can someone shed some light on this for me? Yes, I understand the concept of Second Life. It’s like an interactive world where you can chat and hang out with your friends inside a 3D world. Yeah, it looks cool. But what I’m really not understanding is pretty simple. What’s the goal of this? I don’t know why, but I just have this overwhelming urge to understand Second Life.
Now, honestly, I understand that you can set up shop, you can actually make real money from the game by selling goods, such as clothes (for within the game) and I guess there are other ways to make money, but I’m just not talented enough for that. I’ve explored a small part of the world, and I’ve even tried to participate with the whole CSI:NY mystery. Which was really cool btw. Although I didn’t get very far.
I guess because I don’t know anyone inside Second Life, so it’s a bit tougher. I don’t make friends in those things too easy, only because there are so many jokers and losers out there who try to ruin the game for you. (ala World of Warcraft) But I digress.
There is also some humour out there too: Get a First Life. Now that is just hilarious. Go ahead, the link is real. It’s only one page.
So can someone help me out with Second Life? Should I just stick with my First Life?
I’m sure any of you who have ever played World of Warcraft will know about the “bots” running around the world. Basically, people buy a program that will do everything for you, and have it run 24 hours a day, collecting money, gaining experience, or whatever. And they don’t have to do a thing. Now, isn’t that cheating? I think so.
Blizzard, the creators of World of Warcraft, suspends or bans accounts based on them using a bot simply because it interferes with normal operations of the world. A bot doesn’t sleep. It doesn’t stop to eat, or go to the bathroom like a human does. So you can see the disadvantage already. Humans cannot possibly keep up with them.
Well, apparently Blizzard is now sueing the bot creator. The creator has no idea how they can sue him since he is not infringing on any copyright laws because it doesn’t copy any part of the game. However, Blizzard is insisting that it violates copyright because it makes a copy of the game and puts it into RAM to bypass any detection by anti-cheating tools.
Who can say who is correct, but honestly, anyone who cheats ruins the game for everyone else. Seriously. I really hope that blizzard wins but I’m sure it won’t stop someone else from creating another type of program that wouldn’t violate copyright laws.
I’ve decided to open up a new site, called, which is basically a site where the players write about their days in the World of Warcraft.
I just thought it would be a fun exercise in writing, and also a way to just spread entertaining stories. If you play and would like to participate, then please let me know, it could get interesting, you never know.