One of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons to watch were the ABC Weekend Specials that came on after the usual roundup of regular cartoons. Do you guys remember O.G. Readmore? Anyway, The Secret World of Og is based on a children's book by Pierre Berton. The animated version utterly scared the daylights out of me when I was a kid. I have no idea why. It seems pretty harmless now.
My question: Do you think developers are greatly limited in what they can do with warriors as they use no magic at all? I mean coming up with new ability names must be a nightmare, how many more variations of "hit with weapon" are their left? And all the cool fancy stuff other classes can do won't make sense.
Ooo, it sounds like it's time for a little Saturday Morning Creative Thinking Fun™!
The only limitation the developers really have is the limit of their own imaginations. Given the people they've got working over there at Blizzard, I don't think this would be a huge issue. There's plenty of words for smacking things around. Heck, if they wanted to they could always resort to some good old fashioned onomatopoeia. Thwomp, for example. Wouldn't you love to push a button simply labeled Thwomp? I would. I'd Thwomp things good. If anyone at Blizzard is reading this, if you make an ability called Thwomp, I promise I will actually level my warrior alt.
How about you guys? Crazy warrior ability names. Let's hear what you've got.
Why is it a question about LORE gets a ton of comments, but a question about game mechanics usually gets the crickets?
It depends on the question, and it also depends on who is writing the column on any given day. I know a lot about lore, so I generally have the answers to lore-related questions. I also play a rogue, so if anyone were to ask me a rogue-related question, I could probably tackle that, too. But I'm really not as familiar with other classes. I don't answer questions I'm not comfortable handling, because I don't want to put the wrong answers out there.
After the death of Garrosh and the rise of a new Warchief, do you think Horde-Alliance tensions will come back down somewhat? Cataclysm kicked things up a notch, and Mists has escalated the conflict, so do you think that the next expansion needs to have the war cooling off a bit?
I hope so. So does Wrathion. I suspect Anduin does as well, and probably Velen, too. The world is about to get really messy, and it doesn't appear to have anything to do with Alliance or Horde, this time around -- and if the two factions spend all their spare time squabbling with each other, they'll both be destroyed without a second thought. I'm kind of tired of war. I'd be okay with some form of relative peace for a little while.
@sergel92 asked via Twitter:
What character's powers would be the scariest if they were real? Not necessarily the person, but their power.
I'm pretty sure Sargeras-possessed Medivh would just about take the cake.
@Adamdm_ asked via Twitter:
Is there a better way to get Bloodsail rep than killing Booty Bay guards?
Sort of! You can go farm the pirates in Faldir's Cove, located on the southwest side of Arathi Highlands. This will take you an incredibly long time to do, however, because there's only a few pirates to kill. Alternatively, if you have not done any of the Cataclysm storylines introduced when the expansion was launched, there is a chain that will have you doing errands for the Bloodsail. When you encounter the quest Doublerum, you'll be phased into a Booty Bay that is under attack. While in that phase, you can murder NPCs for reputation, as long as you've set yourself at war with Booty Bay in your reputation pane. The guards won't give you reputation, but the NPCs will.
@gomatgo asked via Twitter:
What's the easiest progression path to raiding for someone getting back into WoW for 5.3?
Gear progression is pretty well set at this point in time. If you're a fresh level 90, you'll want to do heroics to get some decent gear. Check the auction house for gear as well -- sometimes you'll find some pretty good BoE or crafted gear on there. Once your ilvl is high enough, you can start hitting LFR. Don't forget to do the world bosses every week, too -- on my server, all world bosses are killed repeatedly on Tuesdays. Interest peters out over the week. But since they are world bosses, people don't really seem to notice or care about your ilvl very much. All of the world bosses have some pretty decent gear drops as well.
And if you haven't, make sure you do the quests on Thunder Isle. Not only can you nab oodles of valor for killing rares, the Shado-Pan Assault has some pretty sweet gear available. You'll earn reputation with the Shado-Pan Assault by killing bosses in the Throne of Thunder -- but LFR counts for reputation just like normal or heroic modes.
Mind you, these are just a few suggestions. If any of you guys have any additional tips or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment as well!
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