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I don’t want no part of this..


I just found this video…

Surely, It’s been around on many blogs already I guess, as I hardly check those anymore and it’s a few days old already.

All I can say is that it makes me want to distance me even further from this game. I know it’s just one crazy person and it’s not saying anything about people who play in general. The thing is that it kinda reminds me to that “need” I used to feel to login every now and then: just checking mail, AH, calendar, daily, etc, etc, bloody etc. It wasn’t an overwhelming need (well, sometimes it was), but it was there nonetheless. The need wasn’t because of the incredible amount of fun that I just couldn’t resist anymore, NO! It was only because things had to be done, because a day lost was emblems lost, gold lost, less life lost ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m SOOOOOO glad that’s gone!

You know, I had 1600 glyphs on the AH when I last logged in.. These are all timed out from my mailbox right now, and I… I just don’t give a crap!

I probably made around 4000g gold from those also, which is what I usually got from a full AH post.. but, no problem.. screw it..

Same goes for 45 mails all maxed with stacks of herbs.. gone! …Not even the slightest feeling of regret.. Well, perhaps that these poor plants were picked for nothing… ah screw it, it’s just pixels!

I guess this is it.. forever this time.. Wow is over for me, I don’t like it anymore, and right now I really don’t want to be part of it anymore.. stopping my automatic payments as we speak..

Glad that’s over with… ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, what’s next?

I’ve been watching more and more video’s from Star Wars: the old republic, and I like it. I like their idea about it too: they think of “epic” battles as where one man beats strong or multiple opponents. Not like wow, where 25 beat one. That’s hardly epic, that’s just ganging up where you’ll always be just another cog in the machine.

Besides, I really like the Bioware games too. I loved mass effect 1&2, they’ve got a real eye for quality. My feelings towards lucasarts have been dropping though, but I just hope they’re only lending their label because SW is their franchise. The Bioware story crew is more than capable of telling good stories themselves, but don’t take my word for it, even the biggest game cynic on the planet says so (at 3:00 if you can’t handle hilarious sarcasm ^^)

The thing is, I’m not even that much of a starwars fan!ย  Then again, I never was much of a dungeons and dragons fan too (f.e. I stopped playing dragon age, even though the game is technically very good). I know one big starwars fan though, the only RL friend of mine that still playing wow right now, so I’ll get probably him to switch too ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t worry, the face on the preview isn’t an in game character, that’s just a developer. The game looks exactly like you’d expect from a SW MMORPG, or any SW game for that matter.

Anyway… That bountyhunter looks absolutely sexy (no, not in a gay way!), so I already know what my first choice is going to be ๐Ÿ™‚

Keeping secrets…


…isn’t exactly one of the best qualities of Tirion Fordring.

I think it’s quite funny, considering the final conversation in the lich king kill movie…

Tirion Fordring: You will not be forgotten, brother.

Bolvar Fordragon: I must be forgotten, Tirion! If the world is to live free from the tyranny of fear, they must never know what was done here today.

Tirion nods and accedes to Bolvar’s request, sliding the helm onto his head. The chamber begins to shake violently. There is a flash of light and Bolvar’s eyes are glowing golden yellow through the eye slits of the helm.

Bolvar Fordragon: Tell them only that the Lich King is dead.

Bolvar’s voice changes, acquiring the Lich King’s characteristic echo.

Bolvar Fordragon/Lich King: And that Bolvar Fordragon died with him!

…that Tirion not only thought telling it anyway was a great idea, but he went as far as putting up the entire bloody video footage of it next his statue in the center of Dalaran!

Does he want us to live in the tyranny of fear? I guess he does! Now I’mย reallyย glad he didn’t put the helmet on himself ๐Ÿ™‚

Contrast


I really enjoyed seeing a certain interview with Robin Williams where he was telling about online gaming, playing Call of Duty online. If you haven’t seen it, watch it, it’s very funny… Now, I’m not a big fan of the guy or anything, but just think about it. You’re back home after a hard days work, you had a nice dinner, then decide get behind the PC, or console and start up your favorite shooter. Ready to shoot away all the accumulated stress of the day. Then without realizing it, a few minutes later, you could actually be tossing grenades with a famous Hollywood comedian, who is doing exactly the same after his workday. Now, how awesome is that!

Sure, of course it’s not really that strange. I mean, famous or not, we’re all human and have our hobbies, and gaming is fun, right? I would probably be a little less surprised if it was some famous rapper that was telling all this, mostly because gaming fits much more into their (projected) lifestyle, and I guess there are probably are a lot of them playing games like that too. It’s the contrast of someone like Robin Williams doing it that just makes it extra amusing. Comedian or not, he just seems like a way too serious guy for that.

But the video I came across today was just humorous without jokes. I don’t know if it’s old or not, I just saw it and it and found it particularly amusing because of the huuuge contrast.

Before you click on it, first think about two opposites in their extreme form. Let’s say, take something that could be considered the ultimate stereotypical nerdy activity versus the living representation of typical macho. Now combine the two!

So, who still has anything to say about the type of people that would play games like wow? Ha! Thought so!

Anyway, the next time you run into some grumpy pissed off tank in your daily heroic, it could very well be someone you know, who just had a rough day at work ๐Ÿ˜‰