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2012-12-03 01:57:10 PM
9 votes:
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.
2012-12-03 01:52:53 PM
7 votes:
it should have been free to anyone that has played over 3 years.. invested enough money in it...
2012-12-03 01:54:22 PM
5 votes:
g-ecx.images-amazon.com

Sorry, what? I couldn't hear you over the sound of the wind howling through the void where Blizzard's creativity used to be.
2012-12-03 01:52:25 PM
4 votes:
No. Stop asking.
2012-12-03 01:53:02 PM
3 votes:
No.
2012-12-03 02:29:44 PM
2 votes:

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 02:15:43 PM
2 votes:

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 02:07:20 PM
2 votes:
blog.geeksaresexytech.netdna-cdn.com
2012-12-03 02:01:37 PM
2 votes:
gotgame.com
2012-12-03 02:01:04 PM
2 votes:
actually, bilzzard had the kung fu panda idea about 10 years ago in warcraft 3.
2012-12-03 01:59:25 PM
2 votes:
NO!
2012-12-03 01:57:56 PM
2 votes:

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.
2012-12-03 01:57:08 PM
2 votes:

Free Radical: Do I have to stand still while I cast spells?

Yes?

No thanks.

/boring combat is boring


Not really depending on which ones you chose.
2012-12-03 01:54:28 PM
2 votes:
I'd sooner count flowers on the wall.
2012-12-03 01:51:56 PM
2 votes:
NO...not thank you....I'll try meth.....

www.gamefront.com
2012-12-04 03:00:34 AM
1 votes:

sdiphoto:

The fact that I get a twinge of social anxiety each time I click on the LFD tool, and I'm afraid to play any role except DPS, tells me that it's just not the game for me anymore.


Sadly, this is MMO's in general. Which is why I've pretty well stopped playing them--they're not fun at all, period, and I shouldn't have to farking research for two hours to play a game.

That's what WoW and Blizzard have given the MMO world: you can't be "good" unless you use the cookie cutter shiat everyone else does, and if you don't, you are automatically "not good." The attitude spills over into every. single. game. that. exists.

WoW has killed gaming - not because of the devs, not because of the game itself, but because of the community. Don't get me wrong, BronyMedic, I understand the logic of the EJ builds and the number crunching - I'm a number cruncher myself. But the idea that I have to wear the same armor with the same enchants and gems and the same exact build, casting precisely the same spells at precisely the same time as every other healer among the 10 million people playing or get screamed at and insulted (actually, I'm a damned good healer and rarely get screamed at, but I have seen it done countless times - usually right before I kicked the asshole doing it or dropped the group myself because I do NOT put up with that shiat - ever) absolutely turns me off. Those people make Fark look like a group hug. ;)
2012-12-03 05:37:49 PM
1 votes:

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: kung fu pandas are for little children and trying to turn them into a playable character in WoW was a mistake


In theory, playing a cartoonish video game is for kids, too. Note there are jokes in kung fu panda "little children" won't get, and I watched that movie as an adult and enjoyed it. The audience is the same, nothing was poisoned.

The idea of pairing kung fu (a Chinese martial art) with Pandas (an animal native to China) is something that was first done quite a bit before the last decade. Just sayin.
2012-12-03 05:19:11 PM
1 votes:

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.


The idea of fighting pandas goes back at least as far as Panda Khan, which was a backup section in Colleen Doran's most excellent A Distant Soil, back when she could still do awesome pencils. (I'm not sure if her subsequent arthritis was actually caused by that work, but it wouldn't surprise me). I've wanted to play a kickass panda since then.

And, now that I've seen the movie, I think that MoP has much more in common with Panda Khan than with Kung Fu Panda. In fact, it has very little to do with Kung Fu Panda, aside from, y'know, having Asian-themed pandas in it (and on that basis, it has just as much in common with the Atlanta zoo). Anyone who says "omg, pandas, it must be based on that tacky panda movie!" is only showing the narrowness of their knowledge.

Yeah, I'm that kind of nerd, who remembers Panda Khan before it had its own book. :p

What I don't get is the people who seem to feel all self-important because they hate (WoW, EQ, Halo, computer games, whatever). Dudes, it's a computer game. Some people like it. Some people are ambivalent. Some people don't like it. I'm friends will all three kinds of people. None of them are any better than the others, at least not because of what kind of games they like. Yeah, you hate WoW. You're all jaded and cool and hip. Not.

I've been playing WoW and quitting for random numbers of months alternately since launch day. I've played Horde and Alliance, PvE and PvP, and even played on a RP server for a bit (okay, less than a month, but I did play on one). I happen to enjoy the game. It's not for everyone, and neither is Guild Wars, or Halo, or Super Mario Brothers, or Angry Birds, Pokemon, or bridge, or checkers. There's a reason game stores have more than one game on the shelf. WoW is fun for me. It's fun for ten million other people, however you want to count them ... and given the number I've run into IRL who do or did play, no matter what they do with the numbers, there are a lot out there. And there are a lot more people who don't have any interest in it at all. Neither one is somehow superior because of their preference in computer games.

People seem to have this obsession with defining groups and excluding others.

We're all in the "like to use computers" group. There are people who look down on us, y'know, because we gab on Fark instead of, I dunno, watching Jersey Shore or something.

And we're in the "read Fark" sub-group. Out of all the people who use computers, there are a lot who hold Farkers in contempt. They prefer some other aggregator, some other forum, something that isn't Fark. Divide again.

So among Farkers, there are "computer games are cool" and "computer games are a waste of time" people. The former divide into console and computer players (I'm not exactly sure where the smartphone/tablet people fit in). The console players have their own religious wars; the computer ones, of course, have been fighting the Mac/PC war for decades, with Linux love/hate a comparative latecomer to the flameage. Those further subdivide into pro/anti-MMO people. Then the selection of MMO. Love/hate WoW? EVE? GW? SWG (pre-NGE, of course!)? Shadowbane? Something else? There's a mountaintop for you to perch on and look smugly down on all those other people who aren't cool enough to play your favorite game. Then among the WoW players, there are the "hardcore" and "casual" camps, both spewing bitter hatred for the other. Among the hardcore, there are the raiders and the non-raiders. The raiders divide themselves further ... well, you get the picture.

If you want everyone to agree with you on everything, in the end the only person you will get along with is the one you see in the mirror every morning.

I think WoW/MoP is fun. A lot of fun. More fun than anything they've done since BC.

Your mileage may vary.

But no matter how much you want to be a hipster, hating on WoW (or any other game) will not make you one.
2012-12-03 03:27:49 PM
1 votes:

Icetech3: Rift EQ is still the best MMO made..

2012-12-03 03:00:31 PM
1 votes:
Guild Wars 2 is a better 1-80 game.. but now that I look at it, the WvW is really a lot of small events of capping supply camps and then attacking a poorly defended area. There's really not a lot of action in WvW..imho. This is coming from a guy that's in a HUGE and very well-run guild that loves WvW..we do it right, and doing it right means not a lot of good action.. rather boring. 1-80 is awesome though.

Not a lot to do at level 80 though

Right now, fully invested in Planetside 2 though.

WoW? That's old hat.. but I do miss the raiding in WoW or Rift even. Rift was/is amazing.
2012-12-03 02:58:40 PM
1 votes:
If I could go back in time and tell my younger self one thing, it would be "Don't get snared by MMORPGs." It sickens me how much of my life I wasted grinding mindlessly in game after game, including WoW for a while.

If I could tell my younger self two things, the second would be to watch out for Debbie Curless.
2012-12-03 02:55:56 PM
1 votes:
Thread summary:
WOW SUCKS!!!!!
/done
2012-12-03 02:48:00 PM
1 votes:
My name is cyks and I'm a recovering addict.

I played WoW for a few years, starting soon after it's launch and through BC before I was able to break the addiction.

Thankfully, quitting WoW was one of the easiest things I could do. The game was great when it first debuted... back when the quests and goals actually meant something and seeing players walking around in their tier sets was actually impressive. Unfortunately, with BC (and everything since), Blizzard began lowering the requirements more and more, made epic items far easier to obtain, and basically dumbed down the entire game. Why bother getting a group of 20 players together to raid when you could simply farm reputation and get comparable gear? Why bother farming rep when you could simply wait for a holiday event and get the special drops then?

I enjoyed the game for the long grinds, having to work with others to figure things out, the social aspects, and where only the few elite would have top gear, but, by changing it for the lowest common denominator, Blizzard took out everything that I found enjoyable.

I'm glad to be done with it.
2012-12-03 02:35:56 PM
1 votes:
just because you keep pimping it, doesn't make it worth my money...
2012-12-03 02:35:47 PM
1 votes:

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


I'd sooner play solitaire til dawn, with the class of '51.
2012-12-03 02:33:20 PM
1 votes:

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 02:31:49 PM
1 votes:
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 02:31:36 PM
1 votes:
I started playing EVE Online.

/yes, I'm that kind of nerd
2012-12-03 02:28:18 PM
1 votes:
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 02:27:13 PM
1 votes:
As someone who plays games solo, and plays to experience and finish a story, WoW could never hold my interest.
2012-12-03 02:25:18 PM
1 votes:

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 02:23:29 PM
1 votes:

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 02:19:45 PM
1 votes:

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 02:16:58 PM
1 votes:

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 02:16:07 PM
1 votes:
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 02:15:26 PM
1 votes:
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 02:10:35 PM
1 votes:
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 02:09:55 PM
1 votes:
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 02:09:17 PM
1 votes:
They just painted the hamster wheel a different color; same thing, different texture maps.
2012-12-03 02:06:06 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-12-03 02:03:40 PM
1 votes:

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


You sound like you are having trouble accepting your homosexuality.
2012-12-03 02:02:54 PM
1 votes:
"Ha-ha! Those WoW losers!"

/Steam Account --> Skyrim --> HOURS PLAYED: 560
2012-12-03 02:02:00 PM
1 votes:

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)
2012-12-03 02:01:59 PM
1 votes:

Elroydb: 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.

Used to be? Except for maybe the Diablo series the rest of Blizzard's stuff has been almost entirely stolen from the Warhammer and Warhammer40k series

I wonder what Yahtzee had to say about this game, heh


And Diablo III blows.

//Want to play? Get connected to the internet
///Blizzard's servers go down? Fark you, outta luck, can't play singleplayer
2012-12-03 01:59:49 PM
1 votes:

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.


Used to be? Except for maybe the Diablo series the rest of Blizzard's stuff has been almost entirely stolen from the Warhammer and Warhammer40k series

I wonder what Yahtzee had to say about this game, heh
2012-12-03 01:59:08 PM
1 votes:
I think the intro video should be a shark jumping over Kung Fu Panda.
2012-12-03 01:58:51 PM
1 votes:
Sorry, to busy with planetside.
2012-12-03 01:56:04 PM
1 votes:
Do I have to stand still while I cast spells?

Yes?

No thanks.

/boring combat is boring
2012-12-03 01:54:43 PM
1 votes:
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
2012-12-03 01:54:24 PM
1 votes:
Can we stop whoring ourselves out to Warcraft? If it didn't work the first four times, no reason to do it a 5th.
2012-12-03 01:53:57 PM
1 votes:
So much butthurt already. Good, good. Let it flow through you. New world boss: The Sha of Butthurt, farmable any time there's a sponsored link on Fark.
2012-12-03 01:51:56 PM
1 votes:
Meh
 
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