Away From Reality

September 24, 2010

AFR #99 – Failure is gnot an option

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — tabulacandida @ 7:17 PM

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Despite what you may think from this comic, I loved Operation Gnomeregan.  I’ve always been delighted by the gnomes and their plucky, cheerful, can-do spirit.  The Gnomeregan event was gnomishness triumphant, with plenty of humor and nostalgia.  On top of all that, the music was fantastic.  I’ve done Operation Gnomeregan with every one of my Alliance characters and loved it every time.

But Jesus Herbert Walker Christ, Blizzard, would it have killed you to do just a little more quality control on this thing before releasing it?!  Who thought it was a good idea to release an event that bugs out if anyone goes into the tunnel when the npc you’ve been taking orders from says: “Into the tunnels!”?  Not to mention one that can bug after everyone has jumped down the deactivated elevator shaft, so that no one can get out without hearthing.

I hope that the spirit and creativity of this event are a taste of what’s to come in Cataclysm– and I hope Cataclysm is getting some more thorough testing.

September 17, 2010

AFR #98 – Villified

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Bejewelled may be an addictive, time-sucking diversion, but Farmville?  Farmville is pure evil.  No, I don’t want to help you raise your virtual barn or suckle your virtual piglets.  When you’re holding an actual real-life barn raising, let me know and I’ll be there.  Until then you can water your own virtual sugar beets your danged self!  Harumph!

On a side note, I wish to sincerely apologize to you people who have apparently gotten here from a web search for “nude elves” or “eels anal.”  I’m afraid I have nothing to offer you and it’s only a poor choice of comic title that brought you here in the first place.  I will try to be more careful in titling my comics in the future to avoid false advertising.  Now please go somewhere else; you scare me.

September 11, 2010

AFR #97 – Bewildered

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I was recently introduced to the Bejeweled add-on.  And I admit that I have a problem.  Lately I’ve found myself logging onto World of Warcraft just so that I can play Bejeweled.  My mage who can port from one city to another in ten seconds is now taking fifteen-minute flights so that I can get some Bejeweled time in.  On the other hand, most of my characters are now getting close to achieving Master of Arms and Did Somebody Order a Knuckle Sandwich, since I just set them up with an appropriate weapon, find some mobs to auto-attack, and start flipping my gems around.

September 4, 2010

AFR #96 – Prickly

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Of all the various buffs in the game, Thorns just sounds like it would be really gross, not to mention making social situations really awkward.

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