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2012-12-03 02:08:27 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: KangTheMad: Can we stop whoring ourselves out to Warcraft? If it didn't work the first four times, no reason to do it a 5th.

If it hadn't worked the first four times, they wouldn't have paid for a fifth. But continue drinking that haterade. You're so right, Blizzactivision is soooo out of touch they can't read referral urls before throwing more money at clearly failed marketing.


Unless they paid for this ahead of time through Christmas time. You wouldn't see this crap Reddit, that's for sure. That being said, they came out with a free trial of MoP pretty damn quickly. Far quicker than I ever remember.
 
2012-12-03 02:09:17 PM  
They just painted the hamster wheel a different color; same thing, different texture maps.
 
2012-12-03 02:09:55 PM  
Played about 2 years. And this expac finally made me pull the plug. Too many changes, too many dailys. Just not interesting anymore. And the gear-grind just doesn't have the "fun" that I used to feel. But each to their own, really.
 
2012-12-03 02:09:57 PM  

Hobodeluxe: actually Pandas were a race in Warcraft 3 back in 2002 and the game was in development way before that. When did Kung Fu Panda come out? 2008.


Hydralisks were in Warcraft 3 too. Maybe they should have an expansion for those too.

Actually... that would be a really interesting cross-over as the franchise slowly dies to prop it up for a little while longer.
 
2012-12-03 02:10:05 PM  

Hobodeluxe: Rug Doctor: [g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 600x338]

Sorry, what? I couldn't hear you over the sound of the wind howling through the void where Blizzard's creativity used to be.

actually Pandas were a race in Warcraft 3 back in 2002 and the game was in development way before that. When did Kung Fu Panda come out? 2008.


So rehashing a 10-year-old joke is proof of their originality?

Sorry, I'm actually not a WOW hater. But I AM a hater of their Kung Fu Panda TV campaign. Jesus Christ, I play lots of video games and I was still confused about what it was actually for.
 
2012-12-03 02:10:15 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: carnifex2005: Plant Rights Activist: I'll stick with Planetside 2. Maybe GW2 for any RPG cravings I have but the fractals and ascended gear kinda farked that game up, royally.

I love the fractals. Not to sure on the Ascended gear though. That being said, the gear is so unnecessary unless you want to do all 50 fractal levels. I had no issue getting to at least 21 without that gear.

Eh, they're kinda fun. Agony really isn't a problem until you hit lvl 20+. The biggest problem I have with them is finding a group for them. I don't play peak hours and my server is usually pretty empty so I can't even reach overflow to use the LFG site that someone made. It sucks being stuck in your own servers LA unable to join other people that want to do the same difficulty level as you.


Yeah, GW2 definitely needs 1) a LFG that puts in in the range of people doing the same fractals or 2) allow people the choice to play the fractal level of the highest person in the group.
 
2012-12-03 02:10:20 PM  
Too busy playing SWTOR, but I do like me some pandas!!! Sorry for now, WoW. Star Wars wins again...

a1.s6img.com
 
2012-12-03 02:10:35 PM  
I'd try it, but my machine barely ran Cata. I don't feel like shelling out for a new rig just to get sucked back into a 20/hr a week raid schedule.
 
2012-12-03 02:10:41 PM  

ph0rk: I'd sooner count flowers on the wall.


s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-12-03 02:10:45 PM  

tinyarena: Wow, look at all the little girlz in this thread already

MoP is the best expansion yet, and I've been playing since vanilla WoW came out
It's just beautiful and the missions are more fun and imaginative
The new patch just made the Pandaren World PVP very much fun, there are bodies everywhere

Try it, you'll probably love it if you ever played WoW at all


The problem is that you have to get a character to level 85 to get there (outside of the panda starting area). My only experiment with "speed leveling" had a rogue to 80 in three days played, over the course of a few weeks (day job dontcha know) using every heirloom possible, and experience in the game. A person who'd never played before would have no heirloom gear or knowledge of the bugs...er...idiosyncrasies of the game.
 
2012-12-03 02:11:48 PM  

Garko: [gotgame.com image 500x320]


^^^ THIS
 
2012-12-03 02:12:43 PM  

Girion47: [blog.geeksaresexytech.netdna-cdn.com image 550x278]


That one got a good chuckle. Although honestly, everything except the story was a serious improvement in cata. And wotlk had some definite improvements over BC. I'd probably put the images in order: 2 3 1 4, even though that makes no actual sense in terms of the painting. Personal jury is still out on MoP. It might be cata all over again and while a serious step up technically fall short on story. But even if it does, pet battles alone were worth the price of the expac for me, and will probably take up enough time to last me till next expac.

/#1 tamer on my server
//#211 worldwide last I checked
///Probably the lamest thing I've ever accomplished
////chicks dig pokemanz, right? Right?
 
2012-12-03 02:12:57 PM  
The Blizzard cash-cow is starting to give more 'Moo' than 'Milk' these days, if they have to resort to "Look!! Pandas!!"
 
2012-12-03 02:13:04 PM  
Holy paid advertisement link Batman!
 
2012-12-03 02:13:14 PM  

cgraves67: Garko:

THat's what I'm playing right now, although I'm getting kind of bored of it.


Not me - not yet.
I have an 80 and have no desire to do any of that fractal nonsense. I like the exploration aspect and spent the last two day just wandering and seeing huge areas and events i missed on my way to 80.

Lots of alts.

LOTS of alts.....
 
2012-12-03 02:14:21 PM  

Yogimus: Rug Doctor: [g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 600x338]

Sorry, what? I couldn't hear you over the sound of the wind howling through the void where Blizzard's creativity used to be.

SO correct


The pandarians were introduced in like Warcraft 1 or 2.

So... Not really copying kungfu panda wife the contet predates the movie.
 
2012-12-03 02:14:55 PM  

Snapper Carr: Elroydb: I wonder what Yahtzee had to say about this game, heh

Yahtzee hates all MMORPG's on principal (actually I think Yahtzee hates everything that's not Silent Hill 2 - just some games he hates less than others)


Now now, he liked Portal. Then again, that might be because he found GlaDOS a sympathetic protagonist.

Hobodeluxe: Rug Doctor: [g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 600x338]

Sorry, what? I couldn't hear you over the sound of the wind howling through the void where Blizzard's creativity used to be.

actually Pandas were a race in Warcraft 3 back in 2002 and the game was in development way before that. When did Kung Fu Panda come out? 2008.


Why would it matter who thought of it first? "We need animal to do martial arts stuff with - quick name something Asian" "Uhhh, PANDAS!" Isn't exactly the peak of creativity either way. Besides, weren't Pandaren originally samurai until Chinese players got buttmad over a Chinese symbol being mixed with a Japanese symbol and Blizzard quickly rolled over and went "oh, do they look like samurai? Uh, we totally meant, *pssst* "Hey, Steve, what's Chinese fighting called?" kung-fu. Yeah, they're Kung-Fu...ers."
 
2012-12-03 02:14:59 PM  

bim1154: There's about as much chance of me ever trying/playing WOW as there is of me becoming gay. Zero chance.

/absolutely nothing against gays


If you've never held something against gays, give it a try!1!!
 
2012-12-03 02:15:26 PM  
I thought the questing in Cataclysm was excellent and I was thoroughly enjoying it until the point where I hit max level and the dreaded "what now" hit me. All my friends were like "omg u come raid now!" and I quit playing.
 
2012-12-03 02:15:43 PM  

tinyarena: Wow, look at all the little girlz in this thread already

MoP is the best expansion yet, and I've been playing since vanilla WoW came out
It's just beautiful and the missions are more fun and imaginative
The new patch just made the Pandaren World PVP very much fun, there are bodies everywhere

Try it, you'll probably love it if you ever played WoW at all


Which is why I won't try it. If you play WoW solo, it's just the same old shiat. You run around, find some shiat, or kill some shiat and collect gold and XP. In a month, I'd cap my character and be stuck just repeating the same old solo shiat over and over again. That's not really fun. If you play WoW in a group, it's way more fun. You get together, work through figuring out how to kill bosses and keeping your gear and inventory up and whatnot. It's hella fun. Except it requires you to be on a schedule and you have to wait for other people and if you miss one, leave early or have actual real life stuff things to do, the group is pissed at you and so on.

Ever since I quit WoW I began playing video games that when I feel like playing, I play. When I feel like quitting, I quit. What a crazy idea.

I got no beef with you playing WoW. Why are you so upset some people might not like the "lifestyle" it requires to play?
 
2012-12-03 02:16:07 PM  
People arguing "WoW had pandas before Kung Fu Panda!" miss the point. KFP totally poisoned the well for pandas, they screwed them squarely into the kids demographic. Chicken, egg, who cares, kung fu pandas are for little children and trying to turn them into a playable character in WoW was a mistake. The game was already being accused of aiming for a younger demographic before Mists came out.
 
2012-12-03 02:16:11 PM  
Husby just got me the collector's edition, after I stopped playing in August due to financial constraints. Having fun so far, but I may end up switching guilds because mine has withered away into having only 4 active players.
 
2012-12-03 02:16:58 PM  

Rug Doctor: [g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 600x338]

Sorry, what? I couldn't hear you over the sound of the wind howling through the void where Blizzard's creativity used to be.


If I were cynical, I'd say this WoW release was less about a lack of creativity, and more a deliberate attempt to pander to China and Chinese players. But only if I were cynical.
 
2012-12-03 02:16:58 PM  

tinyarena: Wow, look at all the little girlz in this thread already

MoP is the best expansion yet, and I've been playing since vanilla WoW came out
It's just beautiful and the missions are more fun and imaginative
The new patch just made the Pandaren World PVP very much fun, there are bodies everywhere

Try it, you'll probably love it if you ever played WoW at all


Any praise I've heard about MoP is from the players who predominately play WoW for the PvP.
 
2012-12-03 02:19:45 PM  

Hobodeluxe: Rug Doctor: [g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 600x338]

Sorry, what? I couldn't hear you over the sound of the wind howling through the void where Blizzard's creativity used to be.

actually Pandas were a race in Warcraft 3 back in 2002 and the game was in development way before that. When did Kung Fu Panda come out? 2008.


Panda Khan first appeared in 1985

farm3.static.flickr.com
media.comicvine.com


Also, WoW sucks. If I want to be addicted, in denial, and become a social pariah I'll take bath salts.
 
2012-12-03 02:20:36 PM  

fozziewazzi: Rug Doctor: [g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 600x338]

Sorry, what? I couldn't hear you over the sound of the wind howling through the void where Blizzard's creativity used to be.

If I were cynical, I'd say this WoW release was less about a lack of creativity, and more a deliberate attempt to pander to China and Chinese players. But only if I were cynical.


Quite the opposite, actually. Blizzard was all set to start development on Pandaria right after BC, but held off for fear of offending Asian players.
 
2012-12-03 02:21:07 PM  

Garko: cgraves67: Garko:

THat's what I'm playing right now, although I'm getting kind of bored of it.

Not me - not yet.
I have an 80 and have no desire to do any of that fractal nonsense. I like the exploration aspect and spent the last two day just wandering and seeing huge areas and events i missed on my way to 80.

Lots of alts.

LOTS of alts.....


I don't have an 80 yet and I do enjoy exploring, but the levelling is already getting pretty repetitive. My server must be losing population too, because I hardly ever see any players around to do dynamic events with. They must all be dungeon crawling or something. I'm pretty casual and I don't have time to run through dungeons.
 
2012-12-03 02:22:42 PM  

aevorea: tinyarena: Wow, look at all the little girlz in this thread already

MoP is the best expansion yet, and I've been playing since vanilla WoW came out
It's just beautiful and the missions are more fun and imaginative
The new patch just made the Pandaren World PVP very much fun, there are bodies everywhere

Try it, you'll probably love it if you ever played WoW at all

Any praise I've heard about MoP is from the players who predominately play WoW for the PvP.


Exactly. It's anther example of Blizzards new philosophy of 'You will play the game the way WE want, not the way YOU want'.

The current push is for PvP in everything, and Pandaria is, from what I understand, aimed specifically for PvP.

This cost them a lot of loyal players who refuse to PvP.
 
2012-12-03 02:23:29 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: People arguing "WoW had pandas before Kung Fu Panda!" miss the point. KFP totally poisoned the well for pandas, they screwed them squarely into the kids demographic. Chicken, egg, who cares, kung fu pandas are for little children and trying to turn them into a playable character in WoW was a mistake. The game was already being accused of aiming for a younger demographic before Mists came out.


You blame them? They tapped out the normal market already. People either played and left, will never play, or are still playing. Outside of pushing for retention by just coming out with, "something new, anything new!" the only place to go is younger. I imagine I'm squarely within their original demographic and there's no advertising campaign on Earth that's going to make me go, "You know what sounds fun? Jumping in to something with 8 years of ecosystem built on it; where everyone I knew who played it quit already and even if they didn't, would be so severely beyond me that it wouldn't be fun for any of us." I get the feeling that's not a unique position.
 
2012-12-03 02:24:10 PM  

ProfessorOhki: Snapper Carr: Elroydb: I wonder what Yahtzee had to say about this game, heh

Yahtzee hates all MMORPG's on principal (actually I think Yahtzee hates everything that's not Silent Hill 2 - just some games he hates less than others)

Now now, he liked Portal. Then again, that might be because he found GlaDOS a sympathetic protagonist.

Hobodeluxe: Rug Doctor: [g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 600x338]

Sorry, what? I couldn't hear you over the sound of the wind howling through the void where Blizzard's creativity used to be.

actually Pandas were a race in Warcraft 3 back in 2002 and the game was in development way before that. When did Kung Fu Panda come out? 2008.

Why would it matter who thought of it first? "We need animal to do martial arts stuff with - quick name something Asian" "Uhhh, PANDAS!" Isn't exactly the peak of creativity either way. Besides, weren't Pandaren originally samurai until Chinese players got buttmad over a Chinese symbol being mixed with a Japanese symbol and Blizzard quickly rolled over and went "oh, do they look like samurai? Uh, we totally meant, *pssst* "Hey, Steve, what's Chinese fighting called?" kung-fu. Yeah, they're Kung-Fu...ers."


And the panda in Frozen Throne was an optional character in the add-on campaign. It's not like it was part of some grand scheme that culminated in this expansion.
 
2012-12-03 02:24:12 PM  

tinyarena: Wow, look at all the little girlz in this thread already

MoP is the best expansion yet, and I've been playing since vanilla WoW came out
It's just beautiful and the missions are more fun and imaginative
The new patch just made the Pandaren World PVP very much fun, there are bodies everywhere

Try it, you'll probably love it if you ever played WoW at all


How about about dailies? Did they add more dailies? Because we could use more lvl 90 dailies!

I got to exalted with the Tillers, the Anglers, Lorewalkers and Order of the Cloud Serpent. I got midway through revered with Golden Lotus and Klaxxi. I did the Shado-Pan and August Celestial Dailies once each, and then I just said fark this. At one point I had 2500 valor points, but couldn't spend them on anything because my rep wasn't high enough with the quartermasters that sold gear. I made a monk just before the new patch came out and I think I'll spend time leveling that up. I figure why work so hard getting to exalted when in two years they'll probably simplify the requirements.
 
2012-12-03 02:24:45 PM  
If I want to be addicted, in denial, and become a social pariah I'll take bath salts.


I'd say the fact that you know of this obscure Panda Khan comic book combine with your comment is proof enough that you're already an addicted, in denial, social pariah, just not due to WoW obviously.
 
2012-12-03 02:25:18 PM  

ProfessorOhki: Now now, he liked Portal. Then again, that might be because he found GlaDOS a sympathetic protagonist.


Yahtzee is on the record as liking or at least not hating the following games:

Silent Hill 2
Deus Ex
Killer 7
Shadows of the Colossus
Portal
Saints Row 2
Painkiller
Psychonauts
Bioshock
No More Heroes
Left 4 Dead
Fallout 3 and New Vegas
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Batman: Arkham Asylum
The Half Life series
hiatman: Blood Money
God of War
Dragon Age
Uncharted 2
Super Mario RPG and Paper Mario
Final Fantasy VI (shocking isn't it?)
Chrono Trigger (I think hell just froze over twice)
Tom Clancy's HAWX
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
Dead Rising 1 and 2
COD4
Infamous and Prototype
House of the Dead series
Assassin's Creed 2
Guitar Hero 1 & 2 and the Rock Bands
Minecraft
Beyond Good and Evil
Earthbound
Prince of Persia (the new ones)
Team Fortress 2
Metro 2033
Serious Sam
System Shock 2
Knights of the Old Republic
Gears of War 2
Grim Fandango
Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2
Metroid Prime

He has criticisms for a lot of games... even the ones he likes. But his list of games he actually likes is pretty good.
 
2012-12-03 02:25:18 PM  

tinyarena: Wow, look at all the little girlz in this thread already

MoP is the best expansion yet, and I've been playing since vanilla WoW came out
It's just beautiful and the missions are more fun and imaginative
The new patch just made the Pandaren World PVP very much fun, there are bodies everywhere

Try it, you'll probably love it if you ever played WoW at all


This.
 
2012-12-03 02:25:53 PM  
According to Warcraft lore, there should be two more expansions after this one and it's all over. According to Activision/Blizzard's lore there will be expansions until the golden goose cooks itself.
 
2012-12-03 02:25:57 PM  

fozziewazzi: Rug Doctor: [g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 600x338]

Sorry, what? I couldn't hear you over the sound of the wind howling through the void where Blizzard's creativity used to be.

If I were cynical, I'd say this WoW release was less about a lack of creativity, and more a deliberate attempt to pander to China and Chinese players. But only if I were cynical.


The Chinese don't play. They either use a pure hourly play method (which conveniently lets bliz count each hourly customer who tries it once and never agian as a subscriber), or use clientless hacked boxes for farming.

There's not a huge reason to pander to them. Any more than a John Wayne deep in the west raping women expansion would pander to Americans. If anything it probably panders to Americans, who have an enduring obsession with 'kungfu mysticism' and other bullshiat fake Asian themes. And katanas.
 
2012-12-03 02:26:25 PM  

Garko: [gotgame.com image 500x320]


I'm dabbling in that, but haven't gotten very far yet. Right now I want to build up some cash and learn more about the kind of gear and build I should be working towards for my playstyle.
 
2012-12-03 02:26:48 PM  

amindtat: tinyarena: Wow, look at all the little girlz in this thread already

MoP is the best expansion yet, and I've been playing since vanilla WoW came out
It's just beautiful and the missions are more fun and imaginative
The new patch just made the Pandaren World PVP very much fun, there are bodies everywhere

Try it, you'll probably love it if you ever played WoW at all

How about about dailies? Did they add more dailies? Because we could use more lvl 90 dailies!

I got to exalted with the Tillers, the Anglers, Lorewalkers and Order of the Cloud Serpent. I got midway through revered with Golden Lotus and Klaxxi. I did the Shado-Pan and August Celestial Dailies once each, and then I just said fark this. At one point I had 2500 valor points, but couldn't spend them on anything because my rep wasn't high enough with the quartermasters that sold gear. I made a monk just before the new patch came out and I think I'll spend time leveling that up. I figure why work so hard getting to exalted when in two years they'll probably simplify the requirements.


Already nerfed.

I went casual for family reasons and there's still a wackton of content here. MoP is a pretty good expansion, no lie, but here's the thing: Everyone who cares already plays the game.
 
2012-12-03 02:27:13 PM  
As someone who plays games solo, and plays to experience and finish a story, WoW could never hold my interest.
 
2012-12-03 02:28:08 PM  
The Pandas were a joke easter egg in WC3. Blizzard just finally ran out of races in the actual lore to base expansions around and had to resort to fleshing out a jokey cliche. It's pretty sad.
 
2012-12-03 02:28:09 PM  
The only regret i have of not playing is that i can't make two panda monks called "fookewe and fookmei"
 
2012-12-03 02:28:18 PM  
No, fark you, you're a soulless shell of the company you used to be, and I told you the instant you started up with that 'RealID' bullshiat that if you kept it up that we were done having any sort of monetary transactions, ever, and I meant it.

WoW is nothing now but a hideous gear treadmill dressed up in 2004 era graphics, where lore is routinely butchered and offered up as sacrifices to the 'Rule of Cool'. It's a casual-ified babby-tier piece of shiat that my mother in law quit because it got too easy.

My MOTHER IN LAW.

fark you and your Kung-Fu Panda grinder, we're done.
 
2012-12-03 02:29:44 PM  

tinyarena: Wow, look at all the little girlz in this thread already

MoP is the best expansion yet, and I've been playing since vanilla WoW came out
It's just beautiful and the missions are more fun and imaginative
The new patch just made the Pandaren World PVP very much fun, there are bodies everywhere

Try it, you'll probably love it if you ever played WoW at all


I tired it, and I hated it. why? it's too gdamn easy. I rand the wailing caverns with a group in 20 friggin minutes. that used to take us an hour and a half of careful, difficult combat. now it's a smash and grab job where half the people won't talk to you. recancelled subscription, never gonna bother again.
 
2012-12-03 02:30:17 PM  

Treygreen13: ProfessorOhki: Now now, he liked Portal. Then again, that might be because he found GlaDOS a sympathetic protagonist.

Yahtzee is on the record as liking or at least not hating the following games:
...
He has criticisms for a lot of games... even the ones he likes. But his list of games he actually likes is pretty good.


Oh, I know; he does have pretty solid tastes. It's just fun to take shots at his antagonistic approach to the whole thing.
 
2012-12-03 02:30:40 PM  
I give it a 2/5.


Which is not worth $15 a month.
 
2012-12-03 02:31:36 PM  
I started playing EVE Online.

/yes, I'm that kind of nerd
 
2012-12-03 02:31:49 PM  
i.imgur.com

How many sponsored links are we going to have to put up with for this game?

This is... what, the second time this week?
 
2012-12-03 02:32:46 PM  
Ghostery told me I couldn't go there.

I'll take its advice.
 
2012-12-03 02:33:20 PM  

weltallica: [i.imgur.com image 292x172]

How many sponsored links are we going to have to put up with for this game?

This is... what, the second time this week?


What do you expect? Blizzard is bleeding subscribers or they wouldn't need to advertise.
 
2012-12-03 02:33:43 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Jubeebee: Masta Kronix: Sorry, what? I couldn't hear you over the sound of the wind howling through the void where Blizzard's creativity used to be.

To be fair the Panda theme was in Warcraft 3 way before that movie came out.

As an April fools joke, yeah.

Ummm, wrong.

But even if you were right, cow men, the other cow men, the bison version of cow men, the yak version, bear men, some other bear men, green tusked men, green and blue big tusked men with rasta accents, fish men, space goat squid men, and somehow this is over the line? What's that? You just follow whatever the internet tells you to like or hate? Gotcha.


The pandaren started as a creation of Samwise Didier and an April Fool's joke, but they got a massive response from Warcraft fans...When the expansion to Warcraft III was announced, the Pandaren Brewmaster was added as a neutral hero. 

I played WC3 for a long time; I remember all of this nonsense.

/had an awesome tower rush build using a Farseer 1st and a Panda 2nd
//yeah, I was one of those type of players
///could get you with wyvrens too
 
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