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September 19, 2014

AFR #310 – Our bodies, our elves

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — wowafr @ 7:55 AM

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His inner dwarf is getting in touch with his outer troll.

September 16, 2014

Chapter 4: A point of view

Filed under: Uncategorized — wowafr @ 8:23 AM

The continuation of Father’s Shield. Go back to Chapter 3 or check out the main page for the story here.

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There was a growl from behind Korina and she felt something with stiff fur surge over her shoulder. A gray blur barreled into the scaly creature. The two tumbled away in a whirl of fangs and claws and blood. Elice and Tam stopped short. Korina blinked and managed to get to her feet. There was a sudden horrible shriek, then a puff of purple smoke and the creature was gone. In its place was a shaggy gray wolf which licked dark blood off its muzzle and turned its yellow eyes on the orc.

The orc growled some menacing-sounding words and began to conjure another ball of fire in his hands, but he was caught up short when an arrow came sailing out of the gloom under the trees across the river and struck him in the arm. A figure moved out of the shadows onto the river bank, nocking another arrow to a short curved bow.

It was unmistakably an orc woman, but very different from the orc on this side of the river. Her skin was a dark leafy green and her clothes were stitched together from pieces of leather and hide. Her dark hair was pulled back in a thick braid, threaded through with feathers and tied with a leather thong. She held her sinewy body tense and trained the arrow on the male orc, spitting a few angry words at him in their language.

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September 12, 2014

AFR #309 – How the other half lives

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End of expansion blues got you down?  Time for an adventure on the other side!

September 9, 2014

Chapter 3: Fire and Shadows

Filed under: Uncategorized — wowafr @ 2:16 PM

The continuation of Father’s Shield. Go back to Chapter 2 or check out the main page for the story here.

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Korina paused, her fists raised, while her eyes adjusted to the light. The walls of the alley were uneven and full of loose stones and chipped mortar. Some decaying wooden crates were piled against one wall. The tatters of what might have once been a tunic were snarled on the rough cobblestones. A rat glared at her for a moment before going back to gnawing on a moldy bread crust. She took a cautious step into the alley, peering around for signs of life.

The clatter of a pebble against the wall behind her made her suddenly turn her head, even as she realized, a moment too late, that it was the wrong direction to look. There was a groan of shifting wood and the stack of rickety crates tipped onto her, knocking her to the ground.

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September 5, 2014

AFR #308 – Law of averages

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — wowafr @ 7:22 AM

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Blizzard has a problem with over-correcting.  It goes something like this:

 

Players: The limit on daily quests seems a little arbitrary.  I wish could do more in a day.

Blizzard: NO DAILY QUEST LIMIT!  SO MANY DAILY QUESTS!  DAILIES THAT LEAD TO DAILIES!  DAILIES GATED BEHIND OTHER DAILIES!

Players: Wow, that’s a lot of daily quests.  I’m not sure I want to try to keep up with that many.

Blizzard: NO MORE DAILY QUESTS!  EVER!

 

 

Players: The server feels kind of empty now that most people are at max level and spending their time raiding.

Blizzard: SERVER MERGES!  CROSS-REALM ZONES!  NEVER BE ALONE AGAIN!

Players: Gee, it’s getting crowded in here.

Blizzard: SOLO SCENARIOS WHILE LEVELING!  INDIVIDUAL GARRISONS THAT PROVIDE ALL YOUR CRAFTING MATERIALS!  NEVER INTERACT WITH ANOTHER PLAYER AGAIN!

 

 

But, to be fair, we can hardly blame Blizzard for being all over the map when their interactions with the fan base go something like this:

Blizzard: Here’s a new feature for the game!

Tiny minority of players on the forums: THIS IS A DISASTER!  THE GAME IS RUINED!  THINGS WERE SO MUCH BETTER BEFORE!

Blizzard: We’ve made some tweaks to that new feature.

Tiny minority of players on the forums: THIS IS A DISASTER!  THE GAME IS RUINED!  THINGS WERE SO MUCH BETTER BEFORE!

Blizzard: We got rid of the feature.

Tiny minority of players on the forums: THIS IS A DISASTER!  THE GAME IS RUINED!  THINGS WERE SO MUCH BETTER BEFORE!

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