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(Joystiq)   First Orcish-American candidate elected to Maine State Senate, living up to her campaign slogan of "Lok'tar ogar"   (wow.joystiq.com) divider line 132
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2012-11-07 02:16:07 AM  
For the Horde!
 
2012-11-07 02:20:19 AM  
She'll just panic and stick her head in the sand

/wait... what?
//sorry... I read that as 'ostrich'
 
2012-11-07 02:39:37 AM  
Subby- props for the headline. I really mean that, as i have written so many bad ones and so few good.
Grand slam / triple double/ hat trick. Plus eleventy
 
2012-11-07 03:00:45 AM  
Awesome
 
2012-11-07 03:44:19 AM  
Victory or Death!

Aw wow, today has been great on so many levels but seeing Colleen Lachowicz win out in her Maine Senate campaign especially after having her opponent attempt to besmirch her just because she happened to play a little WOW is really the icing on the cake!

Welcome to the Senate, CL. I think you'll find it's a lot like Barrens chat in many ways.
 
2012-11-07 04:12:39 AM  
To be fair, I find the Orcish horde's position on rape to be a lot more moderate than the GOP.
 
2012-11-07 04:15:18 AM  

Baron Harkonnen: To be fair, I find the Orcish horde's position on rape to be a lot more moderate than the GOP.


ouch lol

/I don't play WoW anymore but I really thought it being held against her very bad form.

//gratz Senator
 
2012-11-07 04:26:07 AM  
I'm sure I heard more about her player character than her potential constituency.
 
2012-11-07 04:27:43 AM  
They just destroyed Theramore and now we're letting them into Washington?
 
2012-11-07 04:28:31 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com



"Well done, my sister!"
 
2012-11-07 04:41:04 AM  
Sweet. Almost balances out the odour of that piece of Tennessee fecal matter that managed to get re-elected.
 
2012-11-07 04:57:44 AM  

Skyfrog: They just destroyed Theramore and now we're letting them into Washington?


When you have a native population of barbarians who like to pillage, the best idea is to get them pointed at an enemy of your choice, instead of sitting around looking for one.
 
2012-11-07 04:57:44 AM  
muwahahaha!

suck it, shiatheels, cheats, liars, bigots & other republican tosspots everywhere!
farking coonts!!
suck it for 4 moar years!!!

I am happy this morning :)
 
2012-11-07 05:01:19 AM  
oh, and Sheldon Adelson can suck it, too !!!!eleventy!1!
 
2012-11-07 05:01:47 AM  
*DING*

So what new skills does she get?
 
2012-11-07 05:11:20 AM  
For the (Democrat) Horde!
 
2012-11-07 05:18:14 AM  
Nice! So much farking win last night, I am cautiously optimistic about this country again. I hope we just witnessed the death of the Tea Party, and then some.
 
2012-11-07 05:22:38 AM  
Did her opponent drop any good loot?
 
2012-11-07 05:22:59 AM  
This is why I cannot run for office. The other candidate would use smear tactics against my Harvest Moon person!
 
2012-11-07 05:31:06 AM  
i.imgur.com 

Ork politics > Orc politics.
 
2012-11-07 05:40:08 AM  

quatchi: just because she happened to play a little WOW is really the icing on the cake!



Nothing against her, but doesn't it take more than a "little" playing to get to level ?
 
2012-11-07 05:40:59 AM  
Grr, level 68
 
2012-11-07 05:47:59 AM  
Lok'tar ogar! For the Horde!
 
2012-11-07 05:52:32 AM  

Teknowaffle: quatchi: just because she happened to play a little WOW is really the icing on the cake!

Nothing against her, but doesn't it take more than a "little" playing to get to level ?


I ground a Pandaren Monk from level 1 to 90 in about 3 days. It doesn't take that long.

Trick is not sleeping, of course.

*blink*

/5 90s and 11 professions done 6 85s waiting to go.
 
2012-11-07 05:55:04 AM  
So can we have her as a raid boss at the end of her term?
 
2012-11-07 05:55:51 AM  

quatchi: Teknowaffle: quatchi: just because she happened to play a little WOW is really the icing on the cake!

Nothing against her, but doesn't it take more than a "little" playing to get to level ?

I ground a Pandaren Monk from level 1 to 90 in about 3 days. It doesn't take that long.

Trick is not sleeping, of course.

*blink*

/5 90s and 11 professions done 6 85s waiting to go.


Ahh, the ol 'no life' cheat :P
 
2012-11-07 06:02:43 AM  
The quote that was used against her was from '09. She may not even play anymore. Still I'm glad that attacking someone for playing an online game didn't work.
Who's really going to swayed into not voting for someone because they do some online gaming? I mean besides the religious nut jobs and tea party types that would never vote for a Democrat anyways?

Oh, and slightly off topic, thank the tea party types that you know today. They played a large role in what happened last night.
 
2012-11-07 06:14:47 AM  
img.photobucket.com
img.photobucket.com

For the Horde!
 
2012-11-07 06:25:55 AM  
OMG she has a hobby! Kill Her!
 
2012-11-07 06:30:03 AM  
I personally would prefer to have a gamer elected than some "rape rape" bs factory anyway.
 
2012-11-07 06:42:33 AM  

quatchi: Victory or Death!

Aw wow, today has been great on so many levels but seeing Colleen Lachowicz win out in her Maine Senate campaign especially after having her opponent attempt to besmirch her just because she happened to play a little WOW is really the icing on the cake!

Welcome to the Senate, CL. I think you'll find it's a lot like Barrens chat in many ways.


I wouldn't be surprised if the Republican side mentions Chuck Norris often...
 
2012-11-07 06:46:24 AM  

quatchi:
Welcome to the Senate, CL. I think you'll find it's a lot like Barrens chat in many ways.


White noise with a random penis? Actually yeah... sounds pretty much like centre of political power (Senate, House of Lords & Commons here, etc.)
 
2012-11-07 06:56:04 AM  

Bonanza Jellybean: Did her opponent drop any good loot?


Lol.
 
2012-11-07 06:59:18 AM  
Orc?

Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!
 
2012-11-07 07:06:00 AM  

quatchi: Teknowaffle: quatchi: just because she happened to play a little WOW is really the icing on the cake!

Nothing against her, but doesn't it take more than a "little" playing to get to level ?

I ground a Pandaren Monk from level 1 to 90 in about 3 days. It doesn't take that long.

Trick is not sleeping, of course.

*blink*

/5 90s and 11 professions done 6 85s waiting to go.


They've done some nerfing to make leveling more straightforward; the game when I started playing was NOT newbie-friendly. I can get to Level 20 in about 3 days and Level 60 in two weeks without locking myself in my room and subsisting on pizza and Tang.

As noted before, her quote was from three years ago, so she might not still play, but if she does, it IS interesting that someone can balance leisure and professional time so well that they can run a successful political campaign while being a gamer.
 
2012-11-07 07:16:09 AM  
Proud child of Malacath.
 
2012-11-07 07:19:10 AM  
You farking gamer nerds haven't even noticed she is one level away from 69....69!!! HAHAHAHHA!!!!
 
2012-11-07 07:20:59 AM  

peasandcarrots: As noted before, her quote was from three years ago, so she might not still play, but if she does, it IS interesting that someone can balance leisure and professional time so well that they can run a successful political campaign while being a gamer.


TFA links to an interview with her from a couple months ago just after Mists dropped. She does still play, even made it to 85, she just doesn't play an awful lot.
 
2012-11-07 07:22:10 AM  
Her Armory: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/garrosh/Santiaga/simple
 
2012-11-07 07:26:22 AM  

peasandcarrots: They've done some nerfing to make leveling more straightforward;


True that. I'mma Wrath Baby technically and I remember those bad old days all too well and only imagine how bad the grind was back in TBC and Vanilla days. Try grinding herbalism these days while questing, you gain ridiculous XP. I swear 40% of those 90 levels were gotten by picking a few flowers while questing. Between that and all the BOAs available even without RAF levelgrinding is easysauce.
 
2012-11-07 07:27:41 AM  
Awesome.

i249.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-07 07:29:54 AM  

Tali: Her Armory: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/garrosh/Santiaga/simple


She's only ilvl 345!? And only level 85??? What the hell has she been doing? Trying to run for public office or something?
 
2012-11-07 07:30:40 AM  
STOP TOUCHING ME.

/obscure?

And as far as the intersection between gaming and politics goes, I just finished reading this tonight:

craphound.com

"I'm not magic. You lead yourselves."
 
2012-11-07 07:31:35 AM  

quatchi: Teknowaffle: quatchi: just because she happened to play a little WOW is really the icing on the cake!

Nothing against her, but doesn't it take more than a "little" playing to get to level ?

I ground a Pandaren Monk from level 1 to 90 in about 3 days. It doesn't take that long.

Trick is not sleeping, of course.

*blink*

/5 90s and 11 professions done 6 85s waiting to go.


I ..... what?

You need a new distraction. Try running for public office.

/two 90s
//and that's all I'll EVER have
 
2012-11-07 07:32:56 AM  
KEK
 
2012-11-07 07:34:13 AM  

fusillade762: "I'm not magic. You lead yourselves."


God that book was preachy. It was an enjoyable, light read, but daaaammmmnnnnn does Doctorow really climb up on the pulpit these days. REAMDE covered similar territory, but in the context of a political thriller, and was much better (aside from the, "Hi, I'm Neal Stephenson, and I will cram my book full of ideas, but can't write an ending, so we'll just slam the plot into a brick wall and call it a day.")
 
2012-11-07 07:37:40 AM  

xanadian: /two 90s
//and that's all I'll EVER have


But, but but... Gotta catch 'em all!

No, wait, that's Pokemon.

Well, same basic principle.
 
2012-11-07 07:48:53 AM  
Female and has a job??
Must be a horrible casual
/checks armory, Yup she's a baddie
 
2012-11-07 07:51:15 AM  
Isn't anyone concerned with her Horde affiliation?
 
2012-11-07 07:55:30 AM  

fusillade762: STOP TOUCHING ME.

/obscure?


Zug zug.
 
2012-11-07 07:57:35 AM  

ChaoticLimbs: Isn't anyone concerned with her Horde affiliation?


It's assumed. She's a politician.
 
2012-11-07 08:01:21 AM  

t3knomanser: fusillade762: "I'm not magic. You lead yourselves."

God that book was preachy. It was an enjoyable, light read, but daaaammmmnnnnn does Doctorow really climb up on the pulpit these days. REAMDE covered similar territory, but in the context of a political thriller, and was much better (aside from the, "Hi, I'm Neal Stephenson, and I will cram my book full of ideas, but can't write an ending, so we'll just slam the plot into a brick wall and call it a day.")


Agreed for the most part. I liked the spirit of the book. I wouldn't say preachy, but he does seem to launch into passages overexplaining things a number of times.

I need to revisit Stephenson. I'm utterly intimidated by the Baroque Cycle. And I haven't read README and oddly enough a quick google gets me this:

Stephenson's REAMDE: perfectly executed, mammoth, ambitious technothriller
Cory Doctorow
 
2012-11-07 08:05:06 AM  
www.worldstopbrands.com

Lok'tar ogar! Victory, or death!

For the Horde!
 
2012-11-07 08:14:39 AM  
I can't tell if the image at the top of the article is intended as an attack ad against her or a positive ad towards her.
The page at the URL in question, which basically just lists a variety of semi-awesome quotes of hers isn't helping in that department either.
 
2012-11-07 08:16:10 AM  
Hail Nocturn!
Wait, WoW?
nm
 
2012-11-07 08:19:29 AM  

fusillade762: I need to revisit Stephenson. I'm utterly intimidated by the Baroque Cycle.


I say skip it. I got about 25% into the first book and lost interest. No way I'm reading all of that.

Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, REAMDE all great books.
Anathem was a good story but had room for improvement (and the "lemme just throw an ending together"ness was pretty apparent).
I have Zodiac on my Kindle but haven't read it yet.
 
2012-11-07 08:24:44 AM  

quatchi: I ground a Pandaren Monk from level 1 to 90 in about 3 days. It doesn't take that long.


Pretty much why I walked away from WoW after WotLK. I was tempted by the Kung Fu Pandas but once SWTOR goes F2P I'll have my MMO habit taken care of until I play through all the class stories.

grats Santiaga

/Hand of A'dal
//pre wrath
 
2012-11-07 08:26:14 AM  
Glad to hear it. Now, though: work work.
 
2012-11-07 08:29:12 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: quatchi: I ground a Pandaren Monk from level 1 to 90 in about 3 days. It doesn't take that long.

Pretty much why I walked away from WoW after WotLK. I was tempted by the Kung Fu Pandas but once SWTOR goes F2P I'll have my MMO habit taken care of until I play through all the class stories.

grats Santiaga

/Hand of A'dal
//pre wrath


Know when that is happening? I may reroll and try again.
 
2012-11-07 08:29:45 AM  

fusillade762: I need to revisit Stephenson. I'm utterly intimidated by the Baroque Cycle. And I haven't read README and oddly enough a quick google gets me this:


REAMDE was unmitigated shiat. Every other one of his books is amazing though, especially the Baroque Cycle.
 
2012-11-07 08:32:43 AM  

Gwendolyn: Know when that is happening? I may reroll and try again.


SWTOR F2P is supposed to happen this month some time. You're limited on flashpoints, operations and space combat (who cares) but can play the leveling game and class stories all the way through 50.
 
2012-11-07 08:36:29 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Pretty much why I walked away from WoW after WotLK. I was tempted by the Kung Fu Pandas but once SWTOR goes F2P I'll have my MMO habit taken care of until I play through all the class stories.


I walked away after Cata with 10 85s ground cos I kinda burned out and then played the shiat outta Skyrim and D3 before returning. I was on the fence about returning for MOP but then I heard that Blizz had made a new 11th slot available.

[challengeaccepted] I thought to meself.

Brewmaster tanking is just too darn sweet to not play with. Still like my tankadin, my DK tank, my Warrior Tank and my Beartank but hot damn is Panda tanking a blast. The stagger mechanic alone is a worthy addition to the game.
 
2012-11-07 08:38:03 AM  
The town hall meetings will be more interesting, interactive, and safer:

sharetv.org

"Santiaga is AFK again? Damn, I wanted to ask about jobs growth."
 
2012-11-07 08:38:40 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Gwendolyn: Know when that is happening? I may reroll and try again.

SWTOR F2P is supposed to happen this month some time. You're limited on flashpoints, operations and space combat (who cares) but can play the leveling game and class stories all the way through 50.


...which is the only part of the game that actually matters, as SWTOR lacks any sort of endgame, balance, or economy. That's why the most expensive MMO to produce in history is going F2P less than a year after its release - because blowing your wad on voice talent is useless if you don't have a friggin' game to go with it. SWTOR was a major disappointment not just for folks looking to spend real time in a Star Wars MMO, but for anyone interested in playing an MMO.
 
2012-11-07 08:39:28 AM  

quatchi: Brewmaster tanking is just too darn sweet to not play with


Agreed.
 
2012-11-07 08:44:37 AM  
*Threadjack: Where are the links to the derpside that have been populating fark of late? *End threadjack*
 
2012-11-07 08:46:42 AM  
She doesn't look Orcish.
 
2012-11-07 08:50:07 AM  
Oh sure, it's all fun and games now, but what about when she misses important votes because she's busy in Mogu'shan Vaults?
 
2012-11-07 08:50:14 AM  
My problem is when a WAAAAAAAAGH! is declared, and debated of "there's not enuff dakka!" spring out.
 
2012-11-07 08:50:15 AM  

dittybopper: She doesn't look Orcish.


Give it time, chummer. The Awakening hasn't happened yet; we're still living in the Fifth World.
 
2012-11-07 08:56:08 AM  
This is going to really cut into her raid schedule.
 
2012-11-07 08:57:51 AM  

quatchi: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Pretty much why I walked away from WoW after WotLK. I was tempted by the Kung Fu Pandas but once SWTOR goes F2P I'll have my MMO habit taken care of until I play through all the class stories.

I walked away after Cata with 10 85s ground cos I kinda burned out and then played the shiat outta Skyrim and D3 before returning. I was on the fence about returning for MOP but then I heard that Blizz had made a new 11th slot available.

[challengeaccepted] I thought to meself.

Brewmaster tanking is just too darn sweet to not play with. Still like my tankadin, my DK tank, my Warrior Tank and my Beartank but hot damn is Panda tanking a blast. The stagger mechanic alone is a worthy addition to the game.


I'll try monk eventually, but with 28 other characters.. every class and spec already.. it can wait.

Started on my brother's account originally, 2 months after launch.
 
2012-11-07 08:57:53 AM  

FormlessOne: ...which is the only part of the game that actually matters, as SWTOR lacks any sort of endgame, balance, or economy. That's why the most expensive MMO to produce in history is going F2P less than a year after its release - because blowing your wad on voice talent is useless if you don't have a friggin' game to go with it. SWTOR was a major disappointment not just for folks looking to spend real time in a Star Wars MMO, but for anyone interested in playing an MMO.


Totally agree. I stuck it out longer than most solely because I'd followed its development for so long but once you hit end game there was nothing that engaged you especially if you'd come from games that had burned you out on the dailies treadmill. SWTOR took the themepark model to its extreme and completely overlooked areas where games had engaged and retained subs outside that model.
 
2012-11-07 08:58:56 AM  

Ramien: This is going to really cut into her raid schedule.


I'm more worried about the Hellscream Lobby.
 
2012-11-07 09:03:00 AM  

quatchi: Welcome to the Senate, CL. I think you'll find it's a lot like Barrens chat in many ways.


She'll pass a resolution honorin Mankrik's wife.
 
2012-11-07 09:05:30 AM  

Krieghund: For the HordeRaven God!

 
2012-11-07 09:12:05 AM  

abhorrent1: OMG she has a hobby! Kill Her!


Clinton was on The Daily Show when the subject of video games came up. Bill Clinton mentioned being able to relate to video game addiction, and made a gesture of holding a control pad. I suspect it was an x-box, but not being a console person I don't know for sure. I started a TF thread about it, but no one knew what game he plays.

Leisure Suit Larry was one of the better answers.
 
2012-11-07 09:12:07 AM  

bhcompy: Krieghund: For the Horde Raven God!


www.poetryfoundation.org
 
2012-11-07 09:13:20 AM  
has earned the achievement "Uncivil Society"!
Has earned the title "Senator."
 
2012-11-07 09:19:09 AM  

JokerMattly: Has earned the title "Senator."


They should totally do that.
 
2012-11-07 09:22:53 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: FormlessOne: ...which is the only part of the game that actually matters, as SWTOR lacks any sort of endgame, balance, or economy. That's why the most expensive MMO to produce in history is going F2P less than a year after its release - because blowing your wad on voice talent is useless if you don't have a friggin' game to go with it. SWTOR was a major disappointment not just for folks looking to spend real time in a Star Wars MMO, but for anyone interested in playing an MMO.

Totally agree. I stuck it out longer than most solely because I'd followed its development for so long but once you hit end game there was nothing that engaged you especially if you'd come from games that had burned you out on the dailies treadmill. SWTOR took the themepark model to its extreme and completely overlooked areas where games had engaged and retained subs outside that model.


Did I sound just a bit disappointed? :) I'm an avid MMO consumer, and so SWTOR was a huge letdown for both me and my wife, as we were huge SWG fans before "Smedley's Folly" destroyed that game. But, no, we ended up with a lavish "Choose Your Own Adventure" book, complete with fake choices and railed content, but with no real payoff at the end other than "Whee! You finished the story!"
 
2012-11-07 09:25:44 AM  

duckfarkit: muwahahaha!

suck it, shiatheels, cheats, liars, bigots & other republican tosspots everywhere!
farking coonts!!
suck it for 4 moar years!!!

I am happy this morning :)


Funny...cuz you actually sound really bitter.
 
2012-11-07 09:33:25 AM  
I think it's ridiculous that a grown woman with political ambitions plays WoW. I mean, she should have switched over to GW2 by now.

/got the Tribulation Rift vista point last night. w00t!
 
2012-11-07 09:39:37 AM  
Congratulations Ms. Lachowicz. Just watch out for those Humanis Policlub guys.
 
2012-11-07 09:49:34 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-07 09:56:59 AM  
I haven't played in years but

BLOOD AND THUNDER
 
2012-11-07 09:57:52 AM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: I think it's ridiculous that a grown woman with political ambitions plays WoW. I mean, she should have switched over to GW2 by now.

/got the Tribulation Rift vista point last night. w00t!



Congrats on the vista! I just figured out that my engineer can use a rifle to 'enhance' his jumping. I haven't been playing for long, but I think GW2 is a great game.
 
2012-11-07 10:01:07 AM  
So SWTOR is a letdown, huh? Any idea when they're gonna make another sw mmo that takes place in the X-wing era?

/now that City of Heroes is being killed off, had to find a new mmo. Star Trek online is a pointless f2p "buy our lockboxes to get new stuff you have a 0.007% of actually obtaining, but thanks for the $10!" so I just started playing WoW for the first time.
/90 in 3 days?! I've been playing for 3 weeks now and my Pandaren monk is only level 36. How do you level up so fast?
 
2012-11-07 10:03:55 AM  
Who can lead such a rabble as this? Not thou, Aragorn.
 
2012-11-07 10:07:16 AM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

Pfffft...a minor victory for the Orcs, but Garrosh is still going to lose the office of Warchief.
 
2012-11-07 10:08:00 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: So SWTOR is a letdown, huh? Any idea when they're gonna make another sw mmo that takes place in the X-wing era?

/now that City of Heroes is being killed off, had to find a new mmo. Star Trek online is a pointless f2p "buy our lockboxes to get new stuff you have a 0.007% of actually obtaining, but thanks for the $10!" so I just started playing WoW for the first time.
/90 in 3 days?! I've been playing for 3 weeks now and my Pandaren monk is only level 36. How do you level up so fast?



Don't level up that fast. The folks who do are the ones complaining that there is no content. Take your time and enjoy everything, it's not like you get a discount for rushing through 90% of the game.
 
2012-11-07 10:16:36 AM  
Lok'tar Ogar sounds more like a Republican slogan to me.
 
2012-11-07 10:17:38 AM  

dittybopper: She doesn't look Orcish.


Barf.
 
2012-11-07 10:18:29 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: So SWTOR is a letdown, huh? Any idea when they're gonna make another sw mmo that takes place in the X-wing era?

/now that City of Heroes is being killed off, had to find a new mmo. Star Trek online is a pointless f2p "buy our lockboxes to get new stuff you have a 0.007% of actually obtaining, but thanks for the $10!" so I just started playing WoW for the first time.
/90 in 3 days?! I've been playing for 3 weeks now and my Pandaren monk is only level 36. How do you level up so fast?


3 days is funnelling money and items from your lvl 90 characters. I agree with the other poster--enjoy the ride.
 
2012-11-07 10:18:48 AM  
That's it I am moving to Booty bay.
 
2012-11-07 10:22:12 AM  
Don't blame me, I voted for Magni.
 
2012-11-07 10:29:17 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: So SWTOR is a letdown, huh? Any idea when they're gonna make another sw mmo that takes place in the X-wing era?

/now that City of Heroes is being killed off, had to find a new mmo. Star Trek online is a pointless f2p "buy our lockboxes to get new stuff you have a 0.007% of actually obtaining, but thanks for the $10!" so I just started playing WoW for the first time.


Try Champions Online. Its kinda like CoH lite, the PVP is instanced, there are dayly events for crafting material, money, or XP. Some night complain it is grindy but ALL MMORPGs are grindy so the point is moot.

Just saying, might be worth checking out.

/you also get your travel power faster.
 
2012-11-07 10:31:38 AM  

ShadowLAnCeR: Try Champions Online. Its kinda like CoH lite, the PVP is instanced, there are dayly events for crafting material, money, or XP. Some night complain it is grindy but ALL MMORPGs are grindy so the point is moot.

Just saying, might be worth checking out.

/you also get your travel power faster


haven't had morning caffeine read through the typos.
 
kab
2012-11-07 10:43:25 AM  

quatchi: /5 90s and 11 professions done 6 85s waiting to go.


Next move for you is to get on the forums, and complain that there's nothing to do :P

/1 toon at 89, and that will be the only one to hit 90 in the foreseeable future.
 
2012-11-07 12:01:16 PM  

kab: Next move for you is to get on the forums, and complain that there's nothing to do :P


Have you done all the hard modes and the achievements like killing raid boss X with a fish? Well then you can't complain can you? ;)

/Immortal
//pre ICC
 
2012-11-07 12:07:33 PM  
As someone who played casters exclusively (the three clothies, elemental/restoration shaman) from Zul'Gurub through Ulduar, I would never vote for a rogue.
 
2012-11-07 12:27:44 PM  

Trocadero: As someone who played casters exclusively (the three clothies, elemental/restoration shaman) from Zul'Gurub through Ulduar, I would never vote for a rogue.



I remember the first time a rogue camped my priest. Within the first few weeks of playing (started in BC), I was somewhere in the 20's and this d-bag who was significantly higher level than me decided it would be a good time to kill me over and over. It was frustrating. When I mentioned it to a friend of mine, he came over on his warrior and rescued me. Then he set up a little camp fire next to the rogues corpse and sat down. I asked him what he was doing and he told me he was letting the rogue know they were going to be there for a while.
 
2012-11-07 12:56:49 PM  
What I found really amusing was that the GOP was trying to make her out as a violent person, when really, her most recent activity was fishing in Northrend, which is actually very relaxing.

As for her getting to 85, this might be her only character and she has been a WoW player for a number of years.
 
905
2012-11-07 01:01:44 PM  
The President:
Would the clerk of the Senate please continue to record roll call.

Senator Baker?

Sen Baker: Present.

The President:
Senator Tompkins?

Sen Tompkins: Present

The President:
Senator Lachowicz?

Sen Lachowicz: Ready to work!

The President: Fine.

The present motion on the agenda is amendment IV, subsection four A of the proposed $3 million spending to improve highway sections four, six and seven on the DOT appropriation bill. Senators shall vote by voice.

Senator Baker?

Sen Baker: Aye.

The President:
Senator Tomkins?

Sen Tomkins: Nay

The President:
Senator Lachowicz?

Sen Lachowicz: FOR THE HORDE!

The President: Senator Lachowicz, for the last time, please indicate either "aye" "nay" or "present"

Sen Lachowicz: (grumbling) Grombolar

The President: What was that?

Sen Lachowicz: Nothing, my Warchief.

The President: And stop calling me... that. You're a Senator duly elected to serve the state of Maine, not some yahoo Newfie.

Sen Lachowicz: Swo'bu.

The President: So, how do you vote?

Sen Lachowicz: Zug zug.

The President: Alright, you leave me no choice. Sergeant of Arms, please escort Senator Lachowicz from the chamber until she starts speaking English again?

Sen Lachowicz withdraws a battleaxe from her cloak and quickly dispatches the Sergeant of Arms, turning her attention back to the President.

Sen Lachowicz: We need NEW Warchief now. (cleaves the President's head from his shoulders, holding it aloft with pride) Lok-Tar!

(The rest of the Senate watches in muted, horrified silence, Lachowicz ascends to the rostrum and buries the head of her axe in the wooden dias)

Sen Lachowicz: (grins and pulls a flask of bloodwine from her frostweave bag) Work complete!

(Graphic: ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED - ASCEND TO POWER - STATE SENATE PRESIDENT)

Seriously though, congrats and good luck!
 
2012-11-07 01:03:07 PM  
SW:TOR is fun if you like story. The quests are a lot of fun for your character story, and even more fun if you do world levelling in a party. You get some hilarious results when people with different motives win the conversation roll-offs.

quatchi: Try grinding herbalism these days while questing, you gain ridiculous XP. I swear 40% of those 90 levels were gotten by picking a few flowers while questing. Between that and all the BOAs available even without RAF levelgrinding is easysauce.


My husband (tailor/enchant) is giving me crap for this (herb/inscription). I think he's jealous I'm outlevelling him without trying.
 
2012-11-07 01:12:39 PM  
She would have got my vote for playing an orc.

Online games are just elves and more elves these days, so she must be a cool person to play a female orc rogue.
farking blood elves, man, they ruined my faction. I don't even play WoW any more and I still have hatred in me for blood elves.
 
2012-11-07 01:13:58 PM  

905: The President:
Would the clerk of the Senate please continue to record roll call.

Senator Baker?

Sen Baker: Present.

The President:
Senator Tompkins?

Sen Tompkins: Present

The President:
Senator Lachowicz?

Sen Lachowicz: Ready to work!

The President: Fine.

The present motion on the agenda is amendment IV, subsection four A of the proposed $3 million spending to improve highway sections four, six and seven on the DOT appropriation bill. Senators shall vote by voice.

Senator Baker?

Sen Baker: Aye.

The President:
Senator Tomkins?

Sen Tomkins: Nay

The President:
Senator Lachowicz?

Sen Lachowicz: FOR THE HORDE!

The President: Senator Lachowicz, for the last time, please indicate either "aye" "nay" or "present"

Sen Lachowicz: (grumbling) Grombolar

The President: What was that?

Sen Lachowicz: Nothing, my Warchief.

The President: And stop calling me... that. You're a Senator duly elected to serve the state of Maine, not some yahoo Newfie.

Sen Lachowicz: Swo'bu.

The President: So, how do you vote?

Sen Lachowicz: Zug zug.

The President: Alright, you leave me no choice. Sergeant of Arms, please escort Senator Lachowicz from the chamber until she starts speaking English again?

Sen Lachowicz withdraws a battleaxe from her cloak and quickly dispatches the Sergeant of Arms, turning her attention back to the President.

Sen Lachowicz: We need NEW Warchief now. (cleaves the President's head from his shoulders, holding it aloft with pride) Lok-Tar!

(The rest of the Senate watches in muted, horrified silence, Lachowicz ascends to the rostrum and buries the head of her axe in the wooden dias)

Sen Lachowicz: (grins and pulls a flask of bloodwine from her frostweave bag) Work complete!

(Graphic: ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED - ASCEND TO POWER - STATE SENATE PRESIDENT)

Seriously though, congrats and good luck!


Rogues can't use battleaxes (two-handers). I remember the days they couldn't even use regular axes.
 
2012-11-07 01:25:15 PM  
For the win!

As an Alliance player, I hold no ill will and wish her the best in her career. Hopefully when things cool down, she'll have some time to enjoy Mists, too.
 
2012-11-07 02:05:36 PM  

FormlessOne: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Gwendolyn: Know when that is happening? I may reroll and try again.

SWTOR F2P is supposed to happen this month some time. You're limited on flashpoints, operations and space combat (who cares) but can play the leveling game and class stories all the way through 50.

...which is the only part of the game that actually matters, as SWTOR lacks any sort of endgame, balance, or economy. That's why the most expensive MMO to produce in history is going F2P less than a year after its release - because blowing your wad on voice talent is useless if you don't have a friggin' game to go with it. SWTOR was a major disappointment not just for folks looking to spend real time in a Star Wars MMO, but for anyone interested in playing an MMO.


Sadly, I agree with this. I'm playing through the class-storylines, because that's the only really cool thing about the game. Getting through group content (flashpoints) is nearly impossible: I have to deal with a**holes who sign up to run through it, and then either drop out for stupid reasons ("I'm hungry...gotta grab a snack...kthx"), or ragequit when things don't go their way.

Yeah, I know these things happen on all MMOs, but I didn't see too much of this when I was playing WoW...
 
2012-11-07 02:07:35 PM  
Now she needs to start a senatorial guild. Reach across the aisles and help newbs level. Gridlock in government will not be because of partisan bickering, but loot drama and wipes. They can buy and sell bill support based on DKP. Lobbyists will become gold farmers. Maybe they can even do battlegrounds against senates of other states; imagine a Maine vs. Texas Alterac Valley showdown.

This is government I can get behind.
 
2012-11-07 02:21:03 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: ThatBillmanGuy: So SWTOR is a letdown, huh? Any idea when they're gonna make another sw mmo that takes place in the X-wing era?

/now that City of Heroes is being killed off, had to find a new mmo. Star Trek online is a pointless f2p "buy our lockboxes to get new stuff you have a 0.007% of actually obtaining, but thanks for the $10!" so I just started playing WoW for the first time.


Try Champions Online. Its kinda like CoH lite, the PVP is instanced, there are dayly events for crafting material, money, or XP. Some night complain it is grindy but ALL MMORPGs are grindy so the point is moot.

Just saying, might be worth checking out.

/you also get your travel power faster.


Fantasy-based, but LotRO is f2p/microtransaction, and they just released the Rohan expansion. I recently restarted on a new server and I'm having fun, taking my time with leveling and factions.
 
2012-11-07 02:22:23 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: She would have got my vote for playing an orc.

Online games are just elves and more elves these days, so she must be a cool person to play a female orc rogue.
farking blood elves, man, they ruined my faction. I don't even play WoW any more and I still have hatred in me for blood elves.


As someones whose old main was a blood elf: fark blood elves.

/Orc racials make me happy
 
2012-11-07 03:34:53 PM  
Switch to GW2, better game all around, and no subscription makes for happy.
 
2012-11-07 04:11:32 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: ThatBillmanGuy: So SWTOR is a letdown, huh? Any idea when they're gonna make another sw mmo that takes place in the X-wing era?

/now that City of Heroes is being killed off, had to find a new mmo. Star Trek online is a pointless f2p "buy our lockboxes to get new stuff you have a 0.007% of actually obtaining, but thanks for the $10!" so I just started playing WoW for the first time.


Try Champions Online. Its kinda like CoH lite, the PVP is instanced, there are dayly events for crafting material, money, or XP. Some night complain it is grindy but ALL MMORPGs are grindy so the point is moot.

Just saying, might be worth checking out.

/you also get your travel power faster.


i have played most of the MMO's out there but the one i always come crawling back to is Dungeons and Dragons Online. It's pretty unique and free to play.
 
2012-11-07 04:13:51 PM  
Oh sure, she's popular. But you know what THOSE types are like. She'll be taking her marching orders from the Warchief in Ogrimmar.

/just trollin' mon.
 
2012-11-07 04:31:47 PM  
Well, I voted for Lor'themar Theron.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net

/seriously, many congrats to her, and many stupids to the Republicans using the fact she plays video games as a weapon against her
 
2012-11-07 04:35:49 PM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: quatchi: I ground a Pandaren Monk from level 1 to 90 in about 3 days. It doesn't take that long.

Pretty much why I walked away from WoW after WotLK. I was tempted by the Kung Fu Pandas but once SWTOR goes F2P I'll have my MMO habit taken care of until I play through all the class stories.

grats Santiaga

/Hand of A'dal
//pre wrath


Well of course you can level fast if that's what you want to do. Of course you can also do it slowly and enjoy the game. "I powerleveled as fast as I possibly could and now there's nothing for me to do!" isn't a valid complaint.
 
2012-11-07 04:56:25 PM  

quatchi: Victory or Death!

Aw wow, today has been great on so many levels but seeing Colleen Lachowicz win out in her Maine Senate campaign especially after having her opponent attempt to besmirch her just because she happened to play a little WOW is really the icing on the cake!

Welcome to the Senate, CL. I think you'll find it's a lot like Barrens chat in many ways.


No, you imbecile, it wasn't her opponent, it was her opponents party. Her opponent ran a 'clean' campaign to get elected the first time around, and was put in the difficult position of not telling his party to fark off while still maintaining that he was clean. It was a party funded campaign, not a candidate funded campaign - but don't let little things like facts interrupt your party warfare.
 
2012-11-07 05:44:59 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Well, I voted for Lor'themar Theron.


Who?
 
2012-11-07 06:14:33 PM  

saintstryfe: Keizer_Ghidorah: Well, I voted for Lor'themar Theron.

Who?


And end scene.

/seriously, Blizzard needs to do more with him. The updated model and voice was nice, but he hasn't been involved in anything since the epic sword quest line in Wrath
//the Draenei also need to have more to do, they've been left in the cold since Crusade
 
2012-11-07 07:13:22 PM  

fracto: ThatBillmanGuy: So SWTOR is a letdown, huh? Any idea when they're gonna make another sw mmo that takes place in the X-wing era?

/now that City of Heroes is being killed off, had to find a new mmo. Star Trek online is a pointless f2p "buy our lockboxes to get new stuff you have a 0.007% of actually obtaining, but thanks for the $10!" so I just started playing WoW for the first time.
/90 in 3 days?! I've been playing for 3 weeks now and my Pandaren monk is only level 36. How do you level up so fast?


Don't level up that fast. The folks who do are the ones complaining that there is no content. Take your time and enjoy everything, it's not like you get a discount for rushing through 90% of the game.


Good advice. I am amazed at some of the details that go into the actual game world. And im often surprised at some of the stupid little things they throw in (like a bomb defused named Macgruder). The only reason I was in such a hurry was because i hear wow has an actual end game where you actually have things to do once you max out. Unlike Star Trek online which consumed a lot of my mmo time over the last couple of years.
 
2012-11-07 07:16:11 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: ThatBillmanGuy: So SWTOR is a letdown, huh? Any idea when they're gonna make another sw mmo that takes place in the X-wing era?

/now that City of Heroes is being killed off, had to find a new mmo. Star Trek online is a pointless f2p "buy our lockboxes to get new stuff you have a 0.007% of actually obtaining, but thanks for the $10!" so I just started playing WoW for the first time.


Try Champions Online. Its kinda like CoH lite, the PVP is instanced, there are dayly events for crafting material, money, or XP. Some night complain it is grindy but ALL MMORPGs are grindy so the point is moot.

Just saying, might be worth checking out.

/you also get your travel power faster.


The problem is Champions online is run by the same people who do Star Trek online. But maybe its not as bad so ill check it out.

/and level 6 is "too long" to get a travel power in city of heroes?
//remembers when it was like, level 20. Being finally able to fly or super run was awesome
 
2012-11-07 07:35:33 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: fracto: ThatBillmanGuy: So SWTOR is a letdown, huh? Any idea when they're gonna make another sw mmo that takes place in the X-wing era?

/now that City of Heroes is being killed off, had to find a new mmo. Star Trek online is a pointless f2p "buy our lockboxes to get new stuff you have a 0.007% of actually obtaining, but thanks for the $10!" so I just started playing WoW for the first time.
/90 in 3 days?! I've been playing for 3 weeks now and my Pandaren monk is only level 36. How do you level up so fast?


Don't level up that fast. The folks who do are the ones complaining that there is no content. Take your time and enjoy everything, it's not like you get a discount for rushing through 90% of the game.

Good advice. I am amazed at some of the details that go into the actual game world. And im often surprised at some of the stupid little things they throw in (like a bomb defused named Macgruder). The only reason I was in such a hurry was because i hear wow has an actual end game where you actually have things to do once you max out. Unlike Star Trek online which consumed a lot of my mmo time over the last couple of years.


WoW has a huge world and a ton of content to explore. Take it slow and check out everything, you'll be surprised how immersed you'll get into some things. And don't forget to check out both the Alliance and the Horde's sides.
 
2012-11-08 04:09:25 AM  

fusillade762: STOP TOUCHING ME.

/obscure?

And as far as the intersection between gaming and politics goes, I just finished reading this tonight:

[craphound.com image 330x506]

"I'm not magic. You lead yourselves."


Have you read New Model Army?
 
2012-11-08 05:19:15 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: saintstryfe: Keizer_Ghidorah: Well, I voted for Lor'themar Theron.

Who?

And end scene.

/seriously, Blizzard needs to do more with him. The updated model and voice was nice, but he hasn't been involved in anything since the epic sword quest line in Wrath
//the Draenei also need to have more to do, they've been left in the cold since Crusade


After Cataclysm, there's a quest in the Swamp of Sorrows where the Prophen Velen makes a personal appearence. Seems he's saving up his power for some future final showdown with the Burning Legion, so he doesn't exert himself much.

Still, I wonder why the other Alliance leaders let young King Wrynn take the lead, considering the night elf and draenei leaders are tens of thousands of years older.
 
2012-11-08 07:39:47 AM  

thisone: fusillade762: STOP TOUCHING ME.

/obscure?

And as far as the intersection between gaming and politics goes, I just finished reading this tonight:

[craphound.com image 330x506]

"I'm not magic. You lead yourselves."

Have you read New Model Army?


Yes. I also enjoyed Salt, On and Stone. Couldn't get into Polystom, though. The idea of flying a biplane from one planet to another intrigued me but for some reason the writing style turned me off.

Check out Karl Schroeder's Virga books if you like that one, though. 

And parts of NMA reminded me a bit of Ken MacLeod's Star Fraction stuff.
 
2012-11-08 08:33:37 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: quatchi: Victory or Death!

Aw wow, today has been great on so many levels but seeing Colleen Lachowicz win out in her Maine Senate campaign especially after having her opponent attempt to besmirch her just because she happened to play a little WOW is really the icing on the cake!

Welcome to the Senate, CL. I think you'll find it's a lot like Barrens chat in many ways.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Republican side mentions Chuck Norris often...


I believe you mean Trade Chat, land of "Anal [Skill Link]" and "Heals Don't Crit" spam.

/wait, buttsex obsessions and arguing about (party/raid) healthcare?
//eerily similar
///also {Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker] spam
 
2012-11-08 09:38:28 AM  

TheAntiElite: believe you mean Trade Chat, land of "Anal [Skill Link]" and "Heals Don't Crit" spam.


Yeah, the classics never get old, do they?

///also {Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker] spam

LOL I was talking to an old guildie bud just yesterday and he finally got that. Had to bribe another guildy 16K after he lost the roll but he's got his transmog/bragging rights piece now. I don't get that whole collector mentality quite frankly but we all have our in game goals.
 
2012-11-08 01:42:35 PM  
On the one hand, the attacks against her were stupid.

On the other hand, she's one of those Horde ruffians. I much prefer my Draenei resto shaman.


I injured my knee last summer, so I spent a few weeks playing WoW, and I only got to level 40 or so. I regained the ability to walk shortly after getting a multi-target healing spell, which made the game much more fun. I sort of wish I had more time for it these days so I could see if it gets better at higher levels, but I also wouldn't want to rush too much. Exploring and questing is just as fun as LFG dungeons, and it's a lot slower, so it doesn't bypass the game.
 
2012-11-08 02:28:38 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: ThatBillmanGuy: fracto: ThatBillmanGuy: So SWTOR is a letdown, huh? Any idea when they're gonna make another sw mmo that takes place in the X-wing era?

/now that City of Heroes is being killed off, had to find a new mmo. Star Trek online is a pointless f2p "buy our lockboxes to get new stuff you have a 0.007% of actually obtaining, but thanks for the $10!" so I just started playing WoW for the first time.
/90 in 3 days?! I've been playing for 3 weeks now and my Pandaren monk is only level 36. How do you level up so fast?


Don't level up that fast. The folks who do are the ones complaining that there is no content. Take your time and enjoy everything, it's not like you get a discount for rushing through 90% of the game.

Good advice. I am amazed at some of the details that go into the actual game world. And im often surprised at some of the stupid little things they throw in (like a bomb defused named Macgruder). The only reason I was in such a hurry was because i hear wow has an actual end game where you actually have things to do once you max out. Unlike Star Trek online which consumed a lot of my mmo time over the last couple of years.

WoW has a huge world and a ton of content to explore. Take it slow and check out everything, you'll be surprised how immersed you'll get into some things. And don't forget to check out both the Alliance and the Horde's sides.


No kidding. I've done the Worgen starting questline multiple times and enjoyed it immensely. I wound up deleting all but one of them, but the point was to be engaged in a two hour story, not to max level them.
 
2012-11-09 03:38:41 AM  
Am I really the first to note (and get annoyed at) that her level 68 orc is wearing level 80-85 blue (or was it green) items?
 
2012-11-09 03:43:27 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Well, I voted for Lor'themar Theron...


Who? 

:3
 
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