Away From Reality

July 24, 2010

AFR #90 – My hovercraft is full of eels anal

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — tabulacandida @ 7:00 AM

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Okay, I don’t like making comics that you have to read the accompanying text in order to understand (Penny Arcade can get away with that, but I’m no Penny Arcade– not even in the dreams I have inside my dreams am I at their level of awesome), but I’m afraid this one needs a little explanation.

So, we all know that Alliance and Horde can’t talk to each other, but why not? has this explanation:

In the Beta, the undead player characters spoke Common (besides Orcish) and thus could communicate with Alliance characters. This led to a huge amount of vitriol and bile that was spewed both ways, so this functionality was removed and Gutterspeak was introduced. (From Gutterspeak.)

Seriously, Blizzard?  Seriously?  Vitriol and bile?  Have you heard of trade chat?  Popped into Dalaran lately?  If vitriol and bile are a reason to cut off communication options, you’d better just remove chat from the game altogether.

Communication between Horde and Alliance is now limited to /yells of “A N A L  N I G G A!!“, which I think we can all agree is so much more respectful and polite than the alternative.


  1. I will not buy this tobacconist! It is scratched!

    Comment by Tokkar — July 25, 2010 @ 1:10 AM

  2. So very true.

    I think Blizzard should introduce a feature where if the game detects key words such as the lovely examples you gave, it would instead insert its own vocabulary. Gnome rogues running pointless circles around you so that they look like they can play instead shout “L O L Please join me for a delightful ride upon the Steamship Love.”

    Perhaps that is just me.

    Comment by Barron — July 25, 2010 @ 5:03 PM

  3. Oddly enough, during the second Scourge Invasion, anyone who had become a ghoul could communicate with other scourge. After people discovered they could trade, there was a lot of faction-specific recipes being swapped back and forth.

    A lot of weird fun amongst the annoyingness of the plague.

    Comment by jakyer — July 26, 2010 @ 7:49 AM

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