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(NBC News)   Brace yourself for some serious surprise everyone. It appears that Kung Fu Panda : Warcraft Edition sucks   (nbcnews.com) divider line 187
    More: Obvious, Kung Fu Panda, World of Warcraft, Mists of Pandaria, boss fights, Wrath of the Lich King, Final Fantasy XIV, competitive markets, pandas  
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2012-10-03 01:17:23 PM
I'll wait for the 'Barneius The Purple Dinosauren' expansion.
 
2012-10-03 02:02:38 PM
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-10-03 02:06:31 PM
I'm more surprised that NBC News is printing this crap.
 
2012-10-03 02:12:46 PM
The Pandaria developers should team up with the Civ 5 developers and see if they can create a game so awful it actually ends humanity. I give them better than a 50/50 chance.
 
2012-10-03 02:15:20 PM
No it doesn't

As much as I want to hate some of it, it's not bad. I liked Lichking better, but the pandas aren't bad.
 
2012-10-03 02:33:06 PM
I just cannot believe, of all the ideas they could have possibly had, this is what they went with. Someone in Blizzard, paid vast sums of money annually, sat in a room looking over this storyboard and said "This. This is brilliant."

So much sad.
 
2012-10-03 02:40:07 PM

logistic: I just cannot believe, of all the ideas they could have possibly had, this is what they went with. Someone in Blizzard, paid vast sums of money annually, sat in a room looking over this storyboard and said "This. This is brilliant."

So much sad.


Right? "I KNOW! PANDAS!"

Everybody else: "BRILLIANT!"
 
2012-10-03 02:41:43 PM

logistic: I just cannot believe, of all the ideas they could have possibly had, this is what they went with. Someone in Blizzard, paid vast sums of money annually, sat in a room looking over this storyboard and said "This. This is brilliant."

So much sad.


His 7 year old daughter loved it, and that's good enough for him.
 
2012-10-03 02:46:09 PM
I'm so glad I quit long before "hey remember our April Fools joke years ago? $60, please."
 
2012-10-03 02:47:37 PM

Pocket Ninja: The Pandaria developers should team up with the Civ 5 developers and see if they can create a game so awful it actually ends humanity. I give them better than a 50/50 chance.


I liked civ5
 
2012-10-03 02:55:35 PM
B-b-but that means the Fark ads and skins LIED TO US !
 
2012-10-03 03:08:26 PM

Krieghund: [i3.kym-cdn.com image 600x897]


and

ManateeGag: No it doesn't

As much as I want to hate some of it, it's not bad. I liked Lichking better, but the pandas aren't bad.


there are some things here and there that annoy me, but that has been every expac, I am enjoying myself and think they did a pretty good job. It is a bit lighter in tone but that isn't a bad thing since the last two expacs have been "we are marching to war against the big evil"
 
2012-10-03 03:11:18 PM
I can't wait for the Pokémon expansion!
 
2012-10-03 03:13:50 PM

Lando Lincoln: I can't wait for the Pokémon expansion!


that would be this one

pet battles are pretty fun
 
2012-10-03 03:21:28 PM
The expansion is actually quite fun to play.

The pet battle system is kind of a full game within a game.

Lots of cutscenes and voice overs while leveling which add depth to the new continent.
 
2012-10-03 03:35:34 PM
Psst, hey Fark, you might not want to badmouth your advertisers, even if their "games" are less fun than being forced to play Farmville while your eyes are held open Clockwork Orange style and eels are being removed from your anus.
 
2012-10-03 03:36:17 PM
Well, there's always DDO.
 
2012-10-03 03:36:51 PM
Would it do any good to mention that Pandarans as a race in the Warcraft world pre-date the first Kung-Fu panda movie by a few years? Yeah, didn't think it would.

/Completely and utterly bored with WoW
//Pet battles are fun though
///Just waiting for my year sub to end so I get to keep D3 after I cancel
////What? D3 is boring, sure, but I make $20-$30 per month on the RMAH
//Slashies!
 
2012-10-03 03:37:16 PM
I haz a sad... that I can't clone myself so I can play Guild Wars 2 more.

/game is addictive
 
2012-10-03 03:37:56 PM
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I'm seriously enjoying the expansion, in spite of some its flaws *Rages at the recent tanking hotfix*

The music is awesome, the questing was darn fun, the dailies dont seem as bad as previous expansions... guild starts raiding this saturday, can't wait!
 
2012-10-03 03:41:42 PM
I do not lift Cheetos stained fingers nor allocate Mountain Dew fueled time for something so inherently lacking gravitas and ballast as pandas. These are reserved for truly serious and worthy things, like fighting digital orcs.
 
2012-10-03 03:42:45 PM

PsyLord: I haz a sad... that I can't clone myself so I can play Guild Wars 2 more.

/game is addictive


THIS!!!
Guild Wars 2 is the best MMO i have ever played, and with NO monthly fee.

/ lvl 54 Elementalist
 
2012-10-03 03:43:20 PM
Man Fark seems to have a seriously unhealthy obsession with trying to shiat on a game 99% of you don't even play anymore. Stop liking things I don't like!!

/not even playing WoW anymore but it had its moments, I'm sure Mists does too
//you don't like it, don't farking play it...works for me
///back to Torchlight 2...I mean damn how could they have made a Diablo game so much better than Blizzard did? For like 40 bucks less? Amazing.
 
2012-10-03 03:44:23 PM
My roommate plays WoW, so of course he was all excited about the expansion. I watched a bit of the gameplay and I felt I was watching Kung Fu Panda mixed with Pokemon. I swear I can smell the lawyers on this one.
 
2012-10-03 03:45:14 PM

PsyLord: I haz a sad... that I can't clone myself so I can play Guild Wars 2 more.

/game is addictive


Yes, I think they've got it right (at least the leveling part)

/not sure about endgame
//or how it will be if the population leveling drops
 
2012-10-03 03:45:19 PM
Wow, MSNBC is uber-trolling the Warcraft fanboys.

Excellent.
 
2012-10-03 03:46:40 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Wow, MSNBC is uber-trolling the Warcraft fanboys.

Excellent.


(referring to the "Kung Fu Panda" reference in the title)
 
2012-10-03 03:47:21 PM

shizbgby_v2: My roommate plays WoW, so of course he was all excited about the expansion. I watched a bit of the gameplay and I felt I was watching Kung Fu Panda mixed with Pokemon. I swear I can smell the lawyers on this one.


There are other monster games, even on the same consoles where pokemon is king, they did not get sued.

The Pandaren race design and its trademark predates Kung Fu Panda by at least 7 years.

In other words, no sell.
 
2012-10-03 03:47:30 PM
I think im done with MMORPG raids after every single time I attempted one in Star Trek Online it was being led by some uber nerd who demanded everything be run precisely his way or you'd be banned from speaking to him for life after he set you to ignore. Boo farking hoo.

City of Heroes had a friendly community, and its raids were kind of fun. But that's gone now. Or will be next month.
 
2012-10-03 03:47:30 PM

js34603: ///back to Torchlight 2...I mean damn how could they have made a Diablo game so much better than Blizzard did? For like 40 bucks less? Amazing.


because a lot of the development staff for TL2 are guys who worked on D2?
 
2012-10-03 03:48:28 PM
I've liked pretty much every single thing about the expansion I've seen so far. *shrug*

But have fun hating things. I'm sure that'll work well for you.
 
2012-10-03 03:49:25 PM
You know what's fun? Playing borderlands 2 and torchlight 2 while I wait for xcom and dishonored to come out.
 
2012-10-03 03:50:01 PM
There is no bad press. NBC advertising it (there's no other word for it) is only going to increase its exposure to the populace. The only thing that can be done to denigrate a thing in the press is to not report it. In today's derptastic media, though, a homeless guy crapping on a cracker triggers a media frenzy. (OMG! Wasting foodz! Or... Alternately: OMG! New Product! It's Crap on a Cracker! Recycling! Can you feel the green?! It's oozing over your face! Greeeeeeeen!)
 
2012-10-03 03:51:33 PM

Metalupis: js34603: ///back to Torchlight 2...I mean damn how could they have made a Diablo game so much better than Blizzard did? For like 40 bucks less? Amazing.

because a lot of the development staff for TL2 are guys who worked on D2?


Yeah I know that. They've also been away from Blizzard for 10 years (I think). So in the last 10 years they made a better Blizzard game then Blizzard could (twice actually since Torchlight 1 was better than D3 too).

I stand by the point, which was basically Blizzard should have backed a dump truck full of cash up to those guys and got them to make Diablo 3.
 
2012-10-03 03:51:50 PM

Beerguy: Lots of cutscenes and voice overs while leveling which add depth to the new continent.


Sounds more to me like they're using single-player style content to sugar coat a deficient, outdated MMO.
 
2012-10-03 03:53:51 PM

Dinobot: The Pandaren race design and its trademark predates Kung Fu Panda by at least 7 years.


RTFA.

The design (and characterization) has changed significantly...to be suspiciously in line with those films.
 
2012-10-03 03:53:59 PM

Pocket Ninja: The Pandaria developers should team up with the Civ 5 developers and see if they can create a game so awful it actually ends humanity. I give them better than a 50/50 chance.


Civ V is great and the expansion is awesome. Yeah the AI is still.. horrible, but I can't ever go back to squares and stacks. I just can't.
 
2012-10-03 03:54:09 PM

Dinobot:

The music is awesome, the questing was darn fun, the dailies dont seem as bad as previous expansions... guild starts raiding this saturday, can't wait!


People actually LIKE raiding still? Raiding is all the fun of working with strangers with ADD + grinding + repetition + politics all wrapped in schedule you have to keep.
 
2012-10-03 03:56:14 PM
Blizzard lost me after Cata. I actually lost interest when the pre-release 4.0.1 patch came out but I came back and bought the expansion a few months after it dropped to give it a chance. Tried it for a few weeks but I just couldn't get into it. MoP showed nothing really new and now that I'm playing Guild Wars 2 I can't imagine I'll ever pick up WoW again.

Dynamic events, area questing, spontaneous group play, the superior storage system (not having your packs fill up with harvested materials is great, although I still think having it shared between characters is utterly retarded), the superior auction house and the massive World versus World fights... why ever go back to a game still pushing the old MMO paradigm from 2005?

I only miss two things from WoW: lore and battlegrounds. You just don't meet as interesting of characters in GW2 and the structure PvP is nowhere near as fun as battlegrounds.

Aside from that? WoW is old and busted. It's a grampa game now.
 
2012-10-03 03:57:09 PM

The Bestest: Pocket Ninja: The Pandaria developers should team up with the Civ 5 developers and see if they can create a game so awful it actually ends humanity. I give them better than a 50/50 chance.

Civ V is great and the expansion is awesome. Yeah the AI is still.. horrible, but I can't ever go back to squares and stacks. I just can't.


But squares and stacks are superior in every sense!
 
2012-10-03 03:58:02 PM
I have a feeling that a lot of Blizzard's substantial creative energies are being poured into Titan (whatever the heck that is). I hope it's worth it.
 
2012-10-03 03:58:03 PM
If I was forced to play just one game for the rest of my life, this is all I would need.
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2012-10-03 03:58:32 PM
FTFA: "The Monk class gets something akin to a dodge, but it only goes forward..."

Know how I know you didn't actually play a Monk?

I almost didn't buy this expac. But it's been fun exploring the new areas and storylines. I don't think it misses the mark - it just doesn't take itself too seriously. It's a game, lighten up.
 
2012-10-03 03:58:42 PM
Err, the article makes some comments about Kung Fu Panda making things feel silly, brings up that there are newer games like Guild Wars 2, but also mentions that the lighter tone is probably good after two "Ultimate Evil" expansions, and that dungeon bosses are much improved and feel fun. I don't see how that boils down to "Hurrrr. Mists sucks"
 
2012-10-03 03:59:11 PM
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What WOW is derivative from other pop influences?

/psst it always has been.
 
2012-10-03 03:59:30 PM
I've never drank the WoW koolaid, but I thought the Panderan hero in Warcraft 3 was pretty cool. Maybe if WoW had Panderans and DAOC-style PvP (I was really into DAOC at the time) from the beginning I would've started playing it.

I'm playing GW2 at the moment, and it is really terrific.

Also, don't hate on Civ 5. Since the G&K expansion, it's probably become the second best Civ in the series (after Civ IV with BTS).
 
2012-10-03 04:00:19 PM

FoxKelfonne: Err, the article makes some comments about Kung Fu Panda making things feel silly, brings up that there are newer games like Guild Wars 2, but also mentions that the lighter tone is probably good after two "Ultimate Evil" expansions, and that dungeon bosses are much improved and feel fun. I don't see how that boils down to "Hurrrr. Mists sucks"


Shhhh, haterz need something to hate on without knowing what they're talking about. MoP is best xpac I've played

/came in at Wrath
 
2012-10-03 04:02:29 PM
GW2 is a great game. Too bad most folks I know, that play games, are so invested in WoW that they can't seem to even think about quitting.
 
2012-10-03 04:03:08 PM

logistic: I just cannot believe, of all the ideas they could have possibly had, this is what they went with. Someone in Blizzard, paid vast sums of money annually, sat in a room looking over this storyboard and said "This. This is brilliant."

So much sad.


The entire Pandaren race used to be an April Fools joke. Seriously, it got started as an April Fools joke about adding a 5th playable race to Warcraft 3. They put in a Pandaren mercenary hero in The Frozen Throne as a tribute to that joke.

And then they institutionalized the entire race into Warcraft lore when they released Mists of Pandaria.

Blizzard, it was supposed to be a joke.

LockeOak:
I liked civ5

I did too. That game doesn't deserve half of the shiat it gets.
 
2012-10-03 04:03:55 PM
Isn't it ironic that it's the add that I see when I click on the 'Geek' tab then?
 
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