I'm going to use the intro of The Queue to clear something up from Saturday's WRUP. I said that "Oblivion is Fallout in Fantasyland." I do know that Oblivion was released first, despite what some of you thought! I was saying that I played Fallout first but enjoyed Oblivion much more, despite their being basically the same game in two different settings. You dig?
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What was that chat company that had a giveaway this year? I want to use it for my raiding guild.
You are most likely thinking of MMO-Mumble. Good choice! Mumble is good stuff, and MMO-Mumble is good people.
Bernie Roscoe asked:
Why did they make Ahn'Qiraj its own zone? Is anything going on there?
All of the outdoor dungeons/raids in the world are now reflected as such in the overworld. Lost City of the Tol'vir works this way as well, even though you still have to go through the instance portal to actually fight the bosses. That's the only reason Ahn'Qiraj is its own zone. There's nothing you can actually do in there if you fly over the Scarab Wall. Consistency and nothing more.
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