I have an odd question: I quit WoW a few months ago, after going through several collapsed raid guilds and being disillusioned with my own skill at the game. I have no intention of returning -- yet I still find myself reading WoW Insider and other sites. Why?
I'll also be greedy and ask if anything is being done about all these spam advertisement/keylogger posts in the comments section, particularly in Around Azeroth.
Well as to your first question, I don't think I can really give you a solid answer on that, because that's largely a matter of personal taste. Perhaps you simply like reading about the game, or perhaps you enjoy watching Fox gleefully mangle WRUP every week for comedic effect.
But as to your second question -- every comment made has a thumbs up and thumbs down button. Next to those is the report button. If you see comments like the ones you mentioned, feel free to push that button, and we will deal with said spammers posthaste. Though we can't really prevent them from commenting at all, we can make sure that they never comment again.
In patch 4.2, when we get to defeat Ragnaros, won't killing him for good have massive consequences on Azeroth? There will be no more fire elemental lord, and so wouldn't the fire elementals go crazy without any kind of leader, sort of how Bolvar Fordragon became the Lich King to prevent the Scourge from rampaging?
Not quite. The fire elementals wouldn't go crazy; they'd just continue doing their elemental thing. Here's the thing about Ragnaros -- he was appointed as the Firelord by the Old Gods. The Old Gods appointed all four of the Elemental Lords; they didn't just rise to power -- and it's possible that the Old Gods actually made the Lords far more powerful than they were to begin with, simply so that they could control their elemental armies.
Having said that, the last thing any elemental wants is to be controlled. They simply want to continue doing whatever it is that elementals happen to do. The natural state of the elements is somewhat chaotic, so being ordered around by an Elemental Lord probably isn't the most appealing thing to an elemental. Another thing to note is that all elementals were banished to the Elemental Plane by the Titans, right along with Ragnaros -- it was a punishment. The elementals we've seen roaming around Azeroth since vanilla? They managed to wiggle their way free of the Elemental Plane.
Now note that despite being free, none of these elementals have ever really done much about trying to free their elemental brethren, or their Elemental Lords. They're just claiming whatever little bit of the world they can and defending it. If they die, they don't really die -- they just go back to the Elemental Plane. And none of them want to go back there. So when Ragnaros dies, if anything, those elementals are going to be happy about it -- and the Old Gods aren't going to have a kingpin to order the fire elementals around in their name anymore.
Malfurion, Thrall, Garrosh, Varian, Sylvanas...
Who among these and other major lore figures is the most powerful? How do they all stack up?
Well, Malfurion and Thrall both have incredible amounts of power -- and Thrall's about to get a whole heck of a lot more. They're both involved with nature, albeit by different means. Sylvanas, her Forsaken, and her val'kyr would be a considerable force to be reckoned with, were she ever to decide to just go for broke and wreak havoc among everything living, Alliance and Horde alike. I guess you could say that Malfurion and Thrall are masters of nature to a degree, and Sylvanas is master over the undead.
As for Varian and Garrosh, they are masters of getting on each other's nerves. And having giant bodies with wee little heads and massive chins.
So I'm a relatively new player to WoW, and in the course of leveling my druid to 85 I always saw locks turn into these huge badass illidan-looking-demon forms of unspeakable awesomeness...but only for 30 seconds. Why isn't this an actual form for say, demonology locks? Imagine how cool that'd be!
I'm imagining it. Then I'm imagining them being pummeled to death by a horde of angry trees for 25 seconds at a clip.
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