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New expansion “leaks” lead to Cataclysmic drama levels

Posted in Cataclysm, General Forums Drama, Katie, New content, PvE drama with tags , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2009 by mmoredrama

When I woke up this morning, I was sure that something strange and unsettling had happened in the universe. Why? Because I actually had a dream about this blog, and quite an unusual dream. My mum, who as it happens has never seen this blog and probably never will (or at least I can hope), was berating me for some of my more biased blog posts and the way that I can, you could say, be quite a bitch to internet attention seekers. Then she took me into the garden, and showed me a slug making its way up the wall of my house, its disgusting trail following it and she said, “You see, the beauty of the slug climbing up the wall… Why do you need to take sides?” After this slightly unusual but maybe philosophical dream, I woke up thinking about the blog and wondering whether I’d been given a message about my previous actions… Should I try to be more objective? Should I think about beautiful (cough) slugs crawling up the wall next time, and try not to be so biased? What was the meaning to all of this, if there was a meaning at all?

So, I woke up. Sat up in my bed. Turned to Daine, who was also saying hello to the day, and told him of my dream. “Yeah, quite weird…” he said. But, after a quick zoom to town to go to the bank before it closed, I flicked on the computer and…

BOOM! mmo-champion put my dream, and it’s apparent message, straight to the back of my mind with what was surely going to have the most cataclysmic effect on the WoW community since… well, the last patch. Truth be told, I’m actually quite pleased with the new expansion, if the “leak” is accurate. Of course, I’m pleased to see that I’m not the only person who feels a tiny bit queazy about Tauren Paladins and Undead Hunters, but the rest of it looks really promising. In fact, I personally wish they’d gone a bit more “happy with the re-hashing button” and not brought in any of the new zones and continents. But enough about me.

What is most great about new expansion pack “leaks” is that, because there’s been no official announcement, you can be sure there will be PLENTY of conflict, and plenty of whining. All across the forums, people are moaning like cows giving birth about all of the new content. And, if they make a completely valid point, at least we can bitch about the fact that the person is moaning about what can only be officially labelled “speculation”.

Now, I’ve been following the general forums for the entire morning, and of course a few other places as well. I’ve seen every opinion that possibly exists on the internet about the new expansion, “Cataclysm”. One thing to note is that much of the hottest drama is gone, dead, buried, and slowly disintegrated into nothing more than a moderator’s secret archives. Yes friends, conspiracy. The forum mods are deleting posts containing this speculation. So, my apologies for not having made hard copies.

So, who’s whining about what?

Lore

Tauren paladins? Undead hunters? Even draenei shamans are coming under attack for breaking lore! No news is too old today, and all of those cool kids that play on PVP servers and actually don’t give a tiny shit about the lore, and don’t consider WoW a roleplaying game, suddenly have an issue with the fact that the lore is beginning to get lost underneath piles of epic gems, resilience caps and free Emblems. With the overuse of add-ons like Qhelper, I fail to believe that 75% of players in this game even bother to read the quests anymore, but suddenly everybody gives a crap what is right and wrong in the World of Warcraft. I’m inclined to agree with Fireandfrost (yes, you guessed it from his name alone, he’s a night-elf druid!), who said: “No one cares about lore in WOW.If u want lore go play Warcraft 3.” Let’s face it. The majority of WoW players don’t have a clue about it’s story or it’s background beyond the trailers, and the bit of RP lecturing they might get if they accidentally stumble onto an RP server with a name like “Vancleefalien” or “Arthasbro”.

Authenticity

Don’t like something you’ve read? Want to make a forum post about it? Don’t bother. You will only be told by about 500 smart alecs that you’re QQing about something that hasn’t been verified by Blizzard. Viriato asked what we were all wondering, saying: “But one thing… is that information reliable?? Seriously, is there any chance the things said there are true??” He, like everybody else, has no idea – so shut up about it, right? As Shalinda says, “Nothing is confirmed. If I were you I’d stop discussing this until next weekend, when Blizzcon starts. ” After all, there is a law that states you can never discuss the future. After all, the future is based on many variables which could shift and change… Unless you are 100% positive that something will happen, which is physically impossible for any of us to do (though I’m guessing an atheist may disagree), it’s ILLEGAL to discuss it, to wonder about it, and to imagine it. That’s why me and Daine aren’t going to bother looking at houses for us to move into in September as planned. Too many things might change, it’s not worth discussing until the day we move in. Right?

Old news

Indeed. A lot of people have woken up this morning with nothing more to do than to whine about whining itself. Not only are we going to whine about the current CRISIS of the impending expansion, but we are going to drag up old whines in order to make a point about this current whine. Take Yara, for example, who says: “First patch 3.2 would ruin wow now the new expansion… soon a maintenance will ruin wow aswell 😛“. A valid point by Yara, if not a small indulgence in a tasty bit of hypocrisy here, and further down on the same page, Drivebye adds: “it cant be worse can wotlk now can it?” What is it about new content that re-ignites our hatred for the other things Blizzard forced on their unwilling customers?

Injustice

I couldn’t help but feel for Blackspot, who was unhappy with the injustice of this new expansion: “Wtf why’s cairne getting killed he’s done nothing wrong“. Although Blackspot is sorely naive if he genuinely thinks that “only bad people die”, I guess it’s something we should think about. Writers of a soap opera often survey their market audience before doing anything drastic on a television show, because its the maker’s jobs to give us what we want. And for a change, we don’t want this game to represent a war torn world where people die in brutal waves of shadow magic and immolation, and leave their children orphaned, or end up as broken versions of themselves, floating in the nether… It is time for us to see the things that bring a tear of joy to our eyes, instead of a tear of sorrow. Instead of killing off Cairne, I say they should give us something better. Maybe Jaina Proudmoore could have a half-human half-orc baby with Thrall. The bundle of joy could be celebrated across the world, there could even be a quest line to “Visit the new mother and baby” and donate a set amount of gold for rep with the new “Jaina-Thrall trust fund” faction. Yeah, I should totally write this stuff. Hit me up, Blizz, I’d love to be a creative writer for your squad.

Laziness

As highlighted by Incuro, “OMFG. no new content, no new classes. instead blizz r just being lazy and reuse old content and makes it possible for all races to be like all classes?? i mean wtf who wants that.“, by going through all of their previous hard work and updating it, changing it, adding phases and instances, completely altering previous content to bring it up-to-date, Blizzard are being LAZY. No, they’re not giving us what we want. Ignore the billions of suggestion threads that have emerged since TBC, asking for Azeroth to be updated, to change every now and then, to make some form of progression… Blizzard are simply being lazy. And of course, these alleged zones that were once unclickable blobs on our world maps aren’t new content at all. Right…

Soooo…

A lot to get our heads around. But the real victims of all of this are Blizzard, I think. Imagine if you were a Blizz developer right now… You’ve gone to all of this trouble to try and fit every player’s desire into the new expansion and it’s less than a week away from being announced at Blizzcon for all to see, and you’re really excited about everybody’s reaction… And then the info gets leaked, the fanbase go crazy with rage, and you have to timidly take to the stage to announce that it was in fact true… I guess we just have to hope it’s inaccurate like these rumours were pre-WotLK and they got their facts wrong for Blizzard’s sake.

I would probably have so much more to write, but I always know I’ve written enough when Daine announces, “You must be writing a long post…”

– Katie

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Giving PvP a Hand!

Posted in Burning Blade, Daine, Idiocy, PvP drama, Realm drama, Uncategorized, World of Warcraft with tags , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2009 by mmoredrama

World PvP is a pretty rare occurence these days, with most people either ignoring it completely or just having the oddnowhining city raid because achievements are cool. Not so for these guys. Zylos Hand, of Frostwhisper, Ravenholdt, Al’Akir and now Burning Blade, have one mission and one mission only: to gank. A highly cowardly practice, I’m sure we all agree. Bolvar with stupid accents certainly does, proclaiming them ‘some kind of noob guild seriously’, and that they should ‘go raid or something’. Crying about their ganking antics aside, some of the realm seem to really enjoy the new take on things. The Hand have objectives like ganking at stones to cut supply lines, which is pretty cool imo. Due to them being a big pain in the backside, this wonderful month hath been proclaimed ‘Whack-a-Rat’ month, and the great omnipotent King Zylopfa has rallied his troops with this stirring war cry:

Greetings Sharandarat,
your subtle insult against King Zylopfa The Omnipotent
has not gone unnoticed. The iron fist of Zylos Hand will strike down
upon thee and break thee like a rotten tree struck by lightning.

Any Ratty uprising will be delt with swiftly and descicively. We shall see
in the comming days if your mouth spills over with that which your guts hold,
or if you indeed have intentions of fulfilling your redicoulous suggestion of
ratty disobedience.

To break your battle moral, the Zylophian Troubadurs and Bards have
versed their discust towards your being and your faction of furry plague carrying rodents.

Final Breath! Final Breath!
Prepare to meet the final death.
The swif blades of the Zylophians
Will spill your guts in northrend lands.

The next verse is for you Sharanda
for your courage this i’ll hand ya
Your insolence is foolishly unheard of
only a paladin with bubble/hs could dream of.

We shall fart right before you bubble
paladin with fresh air trouble?
You will be begging for mercy soon or late
like bolvar fordragon at the wrathgate.

Be warned insolent rats!
This uprising will be met with ironclad
slayers of the hand, with cow and cowdad
standing side by side defending the land
We are the Ratslayers of Zylos Hand!

Hail And K!LL, and let the battle commence!
King Zylopfa The Omnipresent.

All sounds pretty ace to me. Whining and crying about lame ganking, or a cool attempt to revitalise a dead practice? You decide. Hail and kill. (This is not technically hardcore drama I know, but it’s been dramatised in a lighthearted fashion by the members of the realm that aren’t all whining muppets.)

Moving on, the forums are aflame with complaints of a slightly different nature. Since Patch 3.2, twinks have been up in arms about the split battlegrounds; one for those wanting experience, and those for twinks wanting their free kills. This thread attempted to be a well-thought out argument about why the system is terrible, but came across as some guy whining about how he can’t beat the crap out of lowbies anymore. QQ. The OP was deleted, but some guy quoted it in full at post 10. There are many such threads and they only seem to become even more numerous, but now with the XP change to Battlegrounds, it now seems to be more of a case of ‘what other stupid obsolete crap could we possibly whine about?’. Well, for you lucky readers aspiring to be on the level of the most proficient whiners, here are some suggestions.

1) Not being able to hit higher level players. Yes indeed. How is it fair that even now twinks are gone, I can’t go into a Battleground at minimum level and pwn face with my levelling gear?? Hit needs to be removed from BGs so low levels still stand a chance of killing higher level players. It’s not like level should be an advantage in this game at all, gear and skill should be the only thing that matters!!

2) PvP servers are ruined because you can’t camp anymore! The OP, probably realising what a massive prat he was deleted his post, but I have it right here.

Not only has the destruction of twinks like myself in the BGs resulted from Blizzard’s desicion to activate experience in BGs, it’s also had ruinous effects on PVP servers – now you’re unable to corpsecamp lowbies, as they can just queue for a battleground, rez and immediately press the accept button in order to get their experience through the battlegrounds. This is completely outrageous and destroys the spirit of PVP even more than it already has been with cross-faction characters being enabled. Something must be done about this – perhaps a debuff preventing battleground access for 15 minutes after your death to another player.

Yes indeed, World PvP is dead. No longer being able to grief that level 35 hunter that killed you in STV with your level 80 is a crying shame, and I for one declare this game dead. This could indeed be a very clever troll, but then why delete the OP? Besides, it’s not like you can’t just wait for them to repop exactly where they queued from and kill them again. Hilarious nonetheless.

3) Classes aren’t balanced at lower levels! Well shit, who’da thunk it. As such, all classes should henceforth have identical skills, talents, gear and stats in Battlegrounds along with having their latency universally regulated and only be engageable by equal numbers. PvP should also take place on a rectangular map which is exactly symmetrical, and even then PC framerates might make it imbalanced.

4) Not enough experience from PvP! Yes, it’s indeed unfair that in a game primarily built around PvE, you can’t level as fast in Battlegrounds. You should get free experience for running around the middle of WSG like 90% of the other facerolling tards and just XPLODE-ing your way to 80. I wholeheartedly agree that from now on, PvP in repetitive battlegrounds should be the fastest way to level, and while you’re at it allow Recruit-a-Friend PvP mode which gives you a constant damage buff for HKing your way to victory please. And also…

5) You don’t get enough gold from levelling. If you do choose to level through your beloved, highly challenging battlegrounds, you don’t even get any money for it. Not only that, but the gear upgrades stop at 60! Now, what is the point in experience in BGs if I can’t even get anything from it and I will be underpowered and can’t even afford repairs through my glorious conquest???

Yep, WoW sucks. Not in ways you might think though, we’ve all got the boredom factor, or the free epics, or it getting easier and yadda-yadda sadface. If you wanted to be a bit more original in your Blizzard hate though, the PvP forums are churning out some pure gold in terms of solid, imaginative problems and solutions to make this shitty game back into the powerhouse it once was.

-Daine

Vewy embawassing

Posted in Deathwing, Guild drama, Katie, PvE drama, Realm drama with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2009 by mmoredrama

embarrassingOnce upon a time, on the realm of Deathwing EU, the guild of <Lockdown> were the most successful, astounding guild that had ever been seen in Azeroth. All wearing their shiney gear in Orgimmar, flexing at the poor peons around them who had never seen the inner walls of Ulduar or even Naxxrammas, Lockdown members were proud to be heroes. So proud in fact, that they were devastated to be selfishly killing the monsters of the world without giving anything back to the community.

All of those lowly peons of Orgimmar would never get to feel the satisfaction of the Ulduar greats falling to their knees (or running back to a certain spot in the room and inviting them to open a chest). Lockdown couldn’t continue to be so victorious and worthy without contributing their fair share to those that would never get to see these marvellous events directly.

“What are we going to do?” squealed the guild master at his minions. “We can’t forget about all of the ‘little people’ that have helped us become the greatest guild on Deathwing! We must do something!”

But nobody could think of anything. They sat in the old guild hall for quite some time, until the sun began to rise outside and the embers of the wooden fire began to crackle and fade away. And then…

“I’ve got it, mon!” called out a troll, excited. “We could invite them to come with us!”

“No, that will never work,” the guild master sighed, placing his corroding head into his rotten hands (he was undead, if you didn’t get it). “Only so many people can enter the dungeon. It’s always been that way.” Nobody knew why, but it was true, so they went back to thinking.

The door to the guild hall creaked open. An elderly tauren hobbled into the room, using his old staff as a walking stick. The guild members looked at him in dismay. Who was this tauren and why had he just invited himself into the room?

He said, “I was standing outside the door. I heard your discussion, and I think I have the perfect answer.”

“You do?” the guild master squeaked, excited. The tauren looked senile, but maybe he had an idea. It was worth finding out.

“Yes,” the tauren replied. “You should make a live stream of the events. You can blast them onto a huge screen in the middle of Orgrimmar for everybody to see. Use trade channel to advertise, or even spam. People must see your success. They must be able to share that glory with you.”

“That’s it!” grinned the guild master. “It’s perfect!” He pointed at a random number of trolls and orcs. “You, sort out the live streaming. You!” He pointed at a level one blood elf. “You start spamming trade chat with our mission – to show the realm our kill of Vezax on hard mode! We will be famous! It’s perfect!”

And so, the plans were in motion. Lockdown rallied the troops, organised the magical screen to appear in the middle of Orgrimmar, and positioned a number of low levels in a city so that they could spam trade chat with links. And the day came. They stood in their formation with their prettiest garments on, with the strongest elixirs and the most reliable fighters. “It is time, men!” the guild leader rallied them before they charged into battle. “It is time to show everybody exactly what we are good at!”

Twenty five members of the Horde charged into battle with the trash before General Vezax (hardmode). They wiped. And they wiped again.

“Turn off the live stream!” called out an ashamed guild master. “Don’t let them see it!”

But it was too late. In Orgrimmar, a worthy and noble tauren druid, destined for many great things, had been one of the only ones in the very small crowd that had bothered to watch Lockdown’s attempts. Watching his heroes, he felt an innate disappointment not dissimilar to the emotional devastation of his level 80 birthday where he didn’t acquire any new shapeshift forms. The anger rose inside of him – all of the emotional investment in Lockdown, his heroes, his idols – was wasted! He needed revenge… It became his mission from that moment on to bring the truth about Lockdown to the masses.

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Posting progress on MMo-champ. Spamming tradechat for livestream. Wannabe Ensidia ? Now you only miss sponsors, fans and a community website.” Vewy embawassing indeedy-dums. Lockdown invited the server to watch their victory on a hardmode General Vezax, but couldn’t kill the trash and quickly turned off the live stream in an attempt to save their dignity… Seems Morani wasn’t willing to let it go though. Awesome.

– Katie

P.S. Please remember to check out the comments to this post. We love it when a person we have invited into our hearts and blog posts makes an actual appearance with comments and flames. Incarnia, a self-proclaimed maverick, gives her point of view on the whole “boob scandal” of Al’Akir. *munches*

UPDATE: Al’Akir boob drama – they got the server first, and now we get to see the goods

Posted in Al'Akir, Guild drama, Katie, Realm drama with tags , , , , , on August 8, 2009 by mmoredrama

As Daine mentioned before in this post, a civil war emerged on Al’Akir when a pretty lady named Incarnia offered a boobylicious incentive for her guild so they would work harder toget the server first Yogg+0. And joy of joys, Immersion managed to pull it out of the ballsack and get it done – all in the name of free soft porn, of course.

Well, you may have been conned by the minx as, although she’d previously stated it, she had an evil plan to avoid anybody seeing the full picture. Yes, as a music writer who obviously thinks she has a good chance of being famous one day, Incarnia ignored the fact that posting any picture at all on a realm forum to bribe a handful of horny boys to kill a boss faster is really quite geeky and might damage her reputation as a serious (or at least “cool”) musician, and explained that, “this picture is non harmful and something that I can stand for even in the future if questions arise and this picture was somehow to surface up.”

And, oh no, we weren’t expecting this at all. She didn’t deliver on her promise. SHOCKING AND COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED!

IWUVU IMMERSION

Besides the fact that this picture is complete emo and girlish in a bad way, there are a number of things about this picture that probably irritate people everywhere. The teenage boys who were looking forward to seeing the boobies of someone they’ve actually communicated with will of course be agitated by the fact that she didn’t even show cleavage – yes, there’s about as much skin on this picture as there is on the CBBC kiddy shows my cousin watches. The grammar police (including me) will be reeling at the many typos, dodgy sentence syntax errors and, ugh, the letter “U”. And yes, some people who think they’re feminists but actually stand for everything anti-feminism will bitch about the fact that the girl is giving us all a bad name.

A bit of an anti-climax, to say the least, but I’m not sure anybody expected anything else. The word “cocktease” is mentioned, she’s called “chicken shit”, and someone else pipes in, “the little girl posting pics with clouds and hearts… You’re pathetic.”
She probably would have done better to just post her damn boobs!

– Katie

How to apply to a raiding guild

Posted in Guild drama, Katie with tags , , , , on August 3, 2009 by mmoredrama

It’s not a habit of ours to make “How To…” posts, but whenever I stumble across a guild’s website, I find myself at the application section before anything else. After reading so many applications, I feel that I’m quite the pro at writing applications now. Plus, I’m one of those lucky folks who can say she’s never been rejected from a guild she’s taken the time to apply to. So, without further ado, I will use examples that I have stumbled across to give you some tips on how to make the perfect application.

It’s not an application, it’s an “apply“.

wrongwrongright

When you’re writing an application to a guild, its important to throw any good grasp of the English language that you may have out of the window. This means changing the noun “application” to the verb “apply” – and this is a pattern I encourage you to continue throughout your application.

Make up your own words.

damieint enthisusasm

As Damieint demonstrates here, it’s absolutely necessary for you to completely invent new words. Forget spell checkers, chuck your dictionary in the bin, and let your creative imagination do the rest. You never know what gems you might find, in Damieint’s case it was “enthisusasm” – a word that I personally will do my best to have implanted in the Oxford dictionary next year.

Don’t beat around the bush…

madden straightforward

In the example above, you will see a raider who knows exactly what he wants. He’s not going to waste time going into the minor details of his interest in the raiding guild, Neophyte – he wants what he wants, pure and simple. It’s important to use a minimal amount of words in your application to keep it short, sweet and choppy – the last thing you want to do is bore your potential new guild with any actual information about yourself!

…But when the time calls for it, don’t be afraid of going into detail.

madden 2muchinfo

Another prime example of Madden’s expertise at writing guild applications – this guy REALLY knows his stuff. As you can see here, Madden has found it necessary to give a bit more away to increase his application and make it really stand out. He has found the perfect balance, and learned exactly where the line of etiquette is.

Make your application stand out from the crowd.

rapsodie killed someone

After reading Rapsodie’s amazing application, it would be hard for the GM to reject this player. He has gone beyond the call of duty and admitted something not many of us would – don’t be afraid to do it, it will make your application stand out! Even if it includes confessing to a murder, do it. Rapsodie did, and I’m sure it paid off for him.

Use your politician skills.

dreathon irrelevant

Don’t want to answer a question? Do what Gordon Brown would do, and dodge that son of a bitch! Dreathon realised that his /played was a bit low, but instead of admitting that he was inexperienced, he used his application writing expertise to avoid admitting this hideous crime. I encourage you to use all of your secret political skills in order to paint the most appealing representation of yourself!

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So, there you have it – the critical hints and tips required to make the application that will bag you your dream guild. You might want to share this powerful weapon with your friends, or keep it to yourself, but rest assured you will never be rejected from a guild again.

Coming next week…

How to make a good reply to an application!

Sneak preview:

Use as many smilies as you possibly can

peliqua smileyreply

All that and more coming up next time on Drama Llamas. Stay tuned, folks.

– Katie

Oops, no title.

Posted in Agamaggan, Bloodhoof, Katie, Realm drama with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2009 by mmoredrama

I was pleased to find that drama “bye” threads were not a thing of the past, as proven on Bloodhoof when Grievous announced his decision to transfer to a hardcore guild on Blade’s Edge, who have Ulduar on hard mode. Exciting stuff, and his server mates all flocked around to wish him the fondest of farewells in a Leaving Ceremony like none other before it. Until the level <10 trolls happened to gatecrash the do within the first 3 posts, that is.

Seeing the faceless trolls rallying for grief to be brought to Grievous, many level 80s decided to step out from behind the shadow screen and reveal their true identity as they admitted their own sadness over their loss. Moonpie put it most eloquently, I feel. This can also be our Quote of the Day, as it is so apt in describing the devastation that Bloodhoof felt over the untimely departure of their greatest player…

Quote of the Day

Goodbye. I will always remember you fondly as one of Bloodhoofs all time great druids. Everyone knew your name and you will be missed dearly. I always looked up to you as a druid, copied your specs and gear choices. What I’m trying to say here is… I love you Grevious. I need you in my life like a flower needs the sun. My world revolves around you and I spend every waking moment desperately seeking your attention and approval. Now that you have gone I feel there is a void in my life that cannot be refilled.

I will always dream of you and whenever I hear the sounds of a laughing baby or see a new sunrise or the blossoming of a rose on a spring morning. I will whisper your name and think of you.

I love you.

xx

gbye

The authenticity of Grievous’ claims was brought to attention too, when Bop of Chimera said, “As the Blood Elf said, there are no guilds on The Horde side that have actually killed Yogg-Saron yet, so either the definition of hardcore has been changed or someone is telling naughty little lies!”

But the flamewar did not end there, and in true old-school WoW style, the thread turned into a haven for all players of Bloodhoof who’ve been wronged by somebody or something at some point in their Warcraft careers. The words “brown nosing”, “moron” and “geek” are thrown around, as well as some suggestions for people to “jump in a fire”, “stop trying to look cool”, “get a clue” and “so face it, you’re terribad” (well, teribad, but I like fixing things so it doesn’t end up looking like its me that’s the language failure).

And dare I suggest that my favourite friend, The Elitist Jerk, NOT from The Noble Europeans, has used a secret alt to make a post in this very thread? It sure seems his style, albeit without the torrent of abuse and mockery, and “GTFO”s:

I really don’t understand what you’re trying to prove by coming on here and saying this… but a small glance at the armoury shows a few things: 68 hit, another moonkin has 69 points in Balance, another moonkin has 110 hit, twoferals with the worst mix of tanking/dps gear I’ve seen. Also Strength gems. A DK tank using the Hellfire Peninsula Tanking trinket…”

In a hilarious turn of events, the guild leader of the hardcore guild that Grievous went and joined then finds this thread and posts about how Grievous has been kicked (no details, unfortunately), but goes on to give evidence that, upon making his own guild, Grievous couldn’t be bothered to make his own rules for the guild and simply copy and pasted the rules from the old guild’s website onto his own.

I know this is half-arsed and thrown together very quickly, but I just felt we needed to change the subject, or else we really might have had to change this into a “Noble Europeans Fanblog” after all. But just a small indication of the drama that exists in TNE:

moera

Eheheh.

– Katie

Racial Equality

Posted in Daine, Hakkar, Realm drama with tags , , , , on July 24, 2009 by mmoredrama

It’s been far too long, but c’est la vie. My only excuse is I have a hard life tending to the fields and walking miles to trollcollect water to provide for my family. Anyhow, despite this being a drama blog, I stumbled across an absolutely amazing thread which took precedence over everything else, period. Yes, even including my period, I’m bleeding all over my chair for however long it takes to squeeze this out. That’s dedication.

STONE and CLAW! Can you take it!?

Admittedly when I first started I assumed it was some random arrogant ‘I’m awesome’ crap that you see just about every day, but by the end of it you might go so far as to say I enjoyed a hearty chuckle indeed. Just read it out to someone with all the inflections and you’ll get what I mean. The ending was also fantastic. Unfortunately there’s not much more to say about it, except never PvP against trolls, or else shit your pants in sheer terror of their regen laughing at your feeble DPS.

Now with that not really being drama, on to another BIG PROBLEM on another generic realm. The residents of Hakkar-EU are starting to get mighty pissed off with those damn inconsiderate Italians. So much so that there are this many threads. And those are only the ones that felt they had to give the Italians a pizza their mind directly. Yes, yes, thank you. You’d think if it was that much of an issue to someone they’d just transfer really, but this guy says otherwise:

12 euro, because some fags decided that they wont adapt to reality and learn the biggest and most used language in the world? don’t think so, stupid italians who dont have enough of a brain to respect other players. “

Even the Italians hate the Italians, as some are above all this crap (obviously), whereas others are immature assholes. Damn straight, I think the same could be said for just about any English server too. Despite a lack of really good quotes for me to use, which is leading to a really poor feel to this post and makes me feel a bit of a barrel-scraper, reading about how these mafioso Italians bully anyone and everyone just gives me a throwback to Goodfellas. Even if New York Italians aren’t really the real deal.

I realise as I finish at stupid o’ clock that at least one of the anti-Italian threads is really old, but the hate stays strong through the ages. This is aptly demonstrated by a Slovenian guy getting very angry about those bastards stealing his grandfather’s land back in WW1. So, for an enthralling study into racial discrimination, human discrimination and History, look no further than Hakkar.

-Daine

P.S. One minute before midnight, I said I’d get one done today. Screw you haters!