This week's boss deathmatch saw a landslide victory for Mal'Ganis (The Culling of Stratholme) over Varos Cloudstrider (The Oculus). Predictable? Frankly, we thought we might be in for at least a few more votes based on Mal'Ganis' relative ease of defeat in game.
Reader Tridus went on a multi-post tear against the ease of Mal'Ganis' reader victory. "Epic lore character who gets defeated and retreats over, and over, and over, vs. a random boss who doesn't?" asked Tridus. "I agree, tough call. Try them in game some time. Mal'Ganis is a joke. ... Never mind that Mal'Ganas died in Warcraft 3 and was retconned back, and never mind that he's so easy in WoW as to be a total joke. His only power is talks a lot and is invincible while talking. But people have heard of him, therefore he's going to win. ..."
"Mal'Ganas is a pathetic wimp of a boss every time you fight him, and is only even alive because of lazy retcon," he continued. "He stands still and shoots carrion swarms. Varos pretty well obliterates things that stand still. Seriously people, I get that everybody hates Oculus, but come on. ... We're talking about a major lore figure that loses every fight he enters in the lore and had to be retconned back to life. Why people think he'd suddenly manage to win something is beyond me."