Friday, May 7, 2010

Pigs are Cute

Well, that didn't last long. I smoked the Warcrack pipe last night, even after swearing that I wouldn't.

What the hell is wrong with me?

OK, starting tonight I will not log in again until Monday… er, maybe once to list some items in the AH…. Ok, twice…but that's it! Let's take baby steps here.

I do, however, want to address something before the weekend starts. The idea of potentially not logging in to WOW over the weekend has got me thinking. Should guilds have mandatory attendance records? How long is too long to be away from the guild before its ok for the guild leader to kick someone out? (Sorry, inside joke)

What I really wanted to discuss is the very evident leak of information coming from the Cataclysm Alpha. For the last couple of days, we the player, have been bombarded with screenshots about the upcoming expansion (WOW 2.0). Shinny pictures of old zones looking pristine and, quite honestly, somewhat graphically taxing. Blizzard has put a new coat of paint on the old girl and nerds around the world are drooling over what has been put in front of them. Well, MOST nerds are drooling, but not your ol'buddy Nebz. You see Jimmy, your Uncle Nebz here is more of a glass half empty type of guy. As a matter of fact, Uncle Nebz would like to know who the hell drank the other half.

OK Blizzard, so you took our 1984 Pinto, slapped a spoiler on the back, maybe some 80 mille an hour stickers on the side and expect us to forget the fact that it's still a damn PINTO! Or if you rather, just because the pig has a tuxedo on doesn't make the fact that it's a pig any different.

  1. I will never see the graphic upgrade because my card won't be able to handle it, and
  2. Graphically upgrades do not make for a better game. Prettier maybe, but not better. It just gives me something else to look at while I'm swearing a blue streak about the dumbass quest I'm on for my totems.

I am not going to boycott the information being leaked, as a geek, that goes against everything I stand for. I will, however, be taking the information with a grain of salt.

"Hey, did you hear that Thousand Needles has water in it now?"

Who gives a crap? I mean it's cool to a point but be on that all I can think of is the fact that I'm going to get lost in every zone now.  

The leak I want to read about is;

            "Hey, did you hear they fired the jackhole that wrote all the totems quests?"


So watch the parade of screenshots and don't forget to wave at the princess in the Pinto as she drives by. Just remember, the real enjoyment from this game comes from the people you play with and not your surroundings.

1 comment:

  1. Grammar check required. When you go on a tear, it goes out the window.